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Emerging Iraqi Healthtech Startup Tabib Baghdad Scores Six-Figure Seed Funding

Led by KAPITA and Nass Al Iraq, and with a grant from GIZ's ‘ICT for Youth in Iraq' Project, the investment comes via the recently launched Iraqi Angel Investors Network.

Founded in 2018 as a platform connecting patients with doctors in Iraq, Tabib Baghdad has announced that it has raised a six-figure seed investment through the recently launched Irawi Angel Investors Network. Led by KAPITA and Nass Al Iraq, the round also includes a small grant from the GIZ’s ‘ICT for Youth in Iraq’,as part of the programme's support for the Iraqi Angels Investors Network.

With over 300 onboarded doctors, Tabib Baghdad has facilitated just over 1,000 bookings and appointments, and intends to expand their operations beyond Baghdad and into the rest of the country throughout 2021. The platform has won praise particularly for enabling users to rate and review doctors, a simple yet important feature to what founder, Ali Alkhazaj, sees as the most critical element in the local health sector: trust between patients and doctors.

'We estimate that there are more than twenty thousand doctors in Iraq today, but most patients are finding their doctors through word of mouth,”Alkhazaj said. “Tabib Baghdad will allow patients to find a doctor they can trust. COVID-19 has highlighted the potential of telemedicine in Iraq and this is an area that we are keeping a close eye on. With the funding in place, we are looking to optimize our backend technology to make the experience of our patients and doctors more seamless."

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