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This Video-Based HealthTech Startup from Dubai Just Raised a Massive $4.1 Million - Before Launching

As they prep to launch on October 22nd, the startup has just raised a $3.1 million round of investment, totalling $4.1 million across two seed rounds.

The startup hasn't even launched yet, and it had already raised $4.1 million in seed funding: Dubai-based HealthTech startup Health at Hand - set to launch on October 22nd - has just raised a $3.1 million round of investment led by an undisclosed regional family office, totalling $4.1 million across two seed rounds.

Leveraging on the fastest growing on-demand sector in the world after transportation, Telehealth, the startup is an online platform that offers patient-to-doctor video consultation, with a mobile app to both book appointments and conduct payments. "Our aim is to democratise primary healthcare by putting the patient’s experience first: our app offers huge benefits in terms of convenience and quality. This user focus resonates with our investors, along with the promise of digital healthcare. There is no doubt that video consultation and the wider telehealth industry are key to the future of primary healthcare.” says the startup's founder, Charlie Barlow, as he anticipates their plans to introduce e-prescriptions and home-delivery.

On-demand health platforms have been making waves in the Middle East as well, with Egyptian platform Vezeeta marking one of Egypt's largest investment rounds in 2017, and startups like UAE-based Altibbi raising $6.5 million in the last couple of months. “Telehealth is an attractive sector, providing clear benefits to patients, corporates and insurers alike. Health at Hand is well positioned to drive forward a shift in the healthcare industry,” said one of the leading investors, Simon Charlton.

Main photo: Courtesy of Health at Hand.


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