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Vezeeta Expands into Africa with Kenya Launch

The Cairo-born doctor booking platform has been planning the expansion for months now, and plans to also launch in Nigeria in the coming weeks.

If there’s an insurgence to keep an eye out for during the coronavirus crisis, it’s the healthtech apps. Probably the most successful healthtech startup in the Middle East, Vezeeta has announced its launch in Kenya and, soon, Nigeria.

The Egyptian doctor booking platform - now headquartered in Dubai - announced the launch on LinkedIn, two months after raising $40 million in a Series D round led by investment firms Gulf Capital and Saudi Technology Ventures. The investment was aimed to expand Vezeeta’s digital platform regionally and to diversify the app’s services to include telehealth and an on-demand online pharmacy in the region. 

The growth to Kenya coincides with the startup’s efforts to tackle COVID-19 across the region. So far the launch only includes doctors available in the country’s capital Nairobi, and will continue to add cities to their slate soon, along with a plan to also expand to Nigeria within the coming weeks.

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