Afya Rekod Kenyan Startup Raises $2M Seed Round To Expand Across Africa

Afya Rekod, a Kenyan startup, has raised $2 million in a seed round to expand across Africa. The seed round was led by US venture capital, Mac Venture Capital which invests in outstanding startups building category-leading technology companies at the seed phase.

Afya Rekod is a health data startup that focuses on the patient and enables both health facilities and patients to capture, store, and access the mobility of the patients’ health records. The new startup has seen interest from different health parties in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the United States increase progressively since it started operations in April 2020. Health data has become one of the most pressing concerns for global health management in the wake of the pandemic.

The platform includes a variety of features for providers, including hospital management, patient management, knowledge management, and inventory management. The technology allows patients to record health data and gain access to medical intervention. In addition, the platform compiles information on pharmacies and other important resources for simple access.

John Kamara, founder of Afya Rekod said, “We have spent the last year and a half focusing solely on developing a dynamic platform that integrates health data with analytics and connects users to specialized clinics and specialists. This provides high-quality healthcare in a way that is necessary at this time. This investment excites us since it will help us expand in important markets on our way to becoming the world’s premier patient mobility-focused health platform. Our goal is to empower patients by providing them with access to their health data and connecting them to the ecosystem, which includes hospitals, pharmacies, insurances, and more.”

“This financing will allow us to expand into more African areas and speed up the launch of our patient portal. This will provide patients with the information and tools they need to retain and manage their health data, which is a key function for patients with chronic illnesses and their doctors”, Kamara added.

Marlon Nichols, Founding Managing Partner of Mac Venture Capital said, “One of the things we liked the most about Afya Rekod was its commitment to patient-centered on health innovation and how its addresses the gaps of current healthcare issues. The pandemic has pressed the fast-forward button, bringing about an urgency into health data accessibility and analytics. This is a global problem that can be addressed by innovative private companies like Afya Rekod. We are excited to partner with the team to tackle this challenging problem in healthcare”.

Afya Rekod has more than 150,00 users across five countries and it is accessed via android and ios apps, and web portals. His startup partnerships include The Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK) with more than 500 hospitals throughout Kenya; Healthy Mind Foundation to train psychiatrists in Lagos, Nigeria; Alchemy in South Africa to onboard private and public hospitals in the Southern parts of Africa.

Irene Kiwia, Co-founder and CGO, Adanian Labs also said, “We are proud to see one of our flagship startups, Afya Rekod, growing its impact globally. We are set out to build disruptive technology that will solve some of the most important challenges in Africa and beyond, and health is one of the sectors that require a multitude of interventions to improve quality access. We believe in Afya Rekod’s aims and visions and as we continue to support the company, we are confident that the impact it will create will be phenomenal”.


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Boluwatife Aponmade is a Writer, Content Creator, Social Volunteer, Sickle cell Advocate and a lover of arts. She does creative writing, copywriting, storytelling and poetry. She has interest in Mass communication, Law and Journalism. She's a Biochemistry Student.

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