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Egyptian e-health Startup Docspert Raises 6-figure Seed Round for Expansion


Egyptian telemedicine startup Docspert Health has closed a six-figure US dollar seed funding round to help it expand its services across all of Egypt, and then into the Arabian Gulf.

Launched in February 2020 by a team of medical doctors, Docspert Health connects patients in the Middle East and Africa with leading international medical experts online and through video conferencing, removing the need to travel.

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The startup provides services in over 40 medical specialties through a network of more than 100 handpicked leading international medical experts in the United Kingdom, United States (US), and Europe. Patients are able to book video conference appointments with a specialist, a medical opinion, or a multi-disciplinary opinion for complex cases.

Docspert now plans to expand geographically after securing seed funding from Flat6Labs, MAC Capital Partners, and a group of angel investors in the UK and US. The startup is currently taking part in Flat6Labs Cairo’s ongoing cohort, and is preparing to showcase its progress at the accelerator’s demo day next month.

“We are extremely pleased to have closed this deal with a group of angel investors from Silicon Valley and London,” said Hisham Mehanna, chairman of Docspert Health and a head and neck cancer surgeon.

“The investors were particularly attracted not only to our innovative platform and business model, but also to our ethos of social responsibility. They were keen to help Docspert Health in its journey to provide the best medical advice to the people of the Middle East and Africa.”

Albert Malaty, Managing Director of Flat6Labs Cairo, said, “Docspert’s innovative global health tech platform, alongside their strong founding team, adds up to a recipe for success. Flat6Labs Cairo is looking forward to being part of their growth journey.”