The fundraising was led by US VC Mac Venture Capital, which invests in exceptional startups building leading seed-stage technology companies; Afya Rekod (www.AfyaRekod.com), an Adanian Labs startup, is leading the democratization of health data collection, accessibility and mobility for quality healthcare delivery in Africa and beyond.
Afya Rekod, a Kenya-based company, today announced that it has raised $2 million in seed funding, led by Mac Venture Capital (www.MaCVentureCapital.com). Mac Venture Capital is a US-based, seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in technology startups by leveraging shifts in cultural trends and behaviors. Other participants include Next Chymia (www.chymia.io) a private Asian company that focuses on blockchain-based businesses.
Afya Rekod is a patient-centric healthcare data platform that enables patients and healthcare institutions to capture, store and access patient healthcare data mobility.
Afya Rekod has seen interest from various healthcare players in Africa, Europe, Asia and the United States increase dramatically since its launch in April 2020. Amidst the pandemic outbreak, healthcare data is become one of the most pressing issues for global health management.
For providers, the platform has multiple functionalities such as hospital management, patient management, knowledge management and inventory management. For patients, the platform enables the recording of health data and provides access to medical intervention. Additionally, the platform aggregates pharmacy information and other key resources for easy access.
Afya Rekod Founder John Kamara said, “For the past year and a half, we have been particularly focused on building a dynamic platform that streamlines health records with analytics and provides access to clinical specialists and experts. This provides high quality health care in a way that is essential right now. We are very excited about this investment as it will help us expand into key markets on our journey to becoming the world’s leading patient mobility-focused healthcare platform. Our mission is to empower patients by giving them access to their healthcare data and connect with the healthcare ecosystem, including hospitals, pharmacies, insurance and beyond.
“This investment will help us expand into other markets in Africa and accelerate the launch of our patient portal. This will give patients resources and tools to store and manage their health data, an essential function for patients with chronic conditions and their doctors,” added Kamara.
“One of the things we appreciated most about Afya Rekod was its commitment to patient-centric healthcare innovation and how it fills the gaps in current healthcare challenges. The pandemic has pressed on the fast forward button, making health data accessibility and analysis urgent. This is a global problem that can be solved by innovative private companies like Afya Rekod. We are excited to partner to the team to solve this difficult problem in healthcare,” said Marlon Nichols, founding managing partner of MaC Venture Capital.
Afya Rekod has over 150,000 users in 5 countries and is accessible through an app (android and ios) and a web portal through www.AfyaRekod.com. Afya Rekod’s major partnerships include the Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK) with over 500 hospitals across Kenya; Healthy Mind Foundation to train psychiatrists in Lagos, Nigeria; and Alchemy in South Africa to integrate private and public hospitals in Southern Africa.
“We are very proud to see one of our flagship startups, Afya Rekod, grow its impact globally. We are determined to create disruptive technology that will solve some of the most relevant challenges in Africa and beyond. , and health is one of the sectors that requires a multitude of interventions to improve quality access.We strongly believe in the mission of Afya Rekod and, as we continue to support the company, we are convinced that the impact it will create will be phenomenal,” said Irene Kiwia, Co-Founder and CGO, Adanian Labs.
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About Afya Rekod:
Afya Rekod is a health records management platform designed to help users with better healthcare services. The Company’s platform enables organizations, healthcare providers and medical experts to interact and connect with patients, even remotely, in real time, while providing tools to store, manage and analyze health records as well as to manage hospitals and facilities. Afya Rekod is a patient-centric, AI and blockchain-powered platform to help patients and healthcare providers gain real-time access to healthcare data mobility. Afya Rekod was founded in Kenya in 2019 and operates in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, Zambia and the United States.
About Mac Ventures:
Mac Venture Capital (www.MaCVentureCapital.com) is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in technology startups by leveraging shifts in cultural trends and behaviors. Our diverse backgrounds in technology, business, government, entertainment, and finance allow us to accelerate entrepreneurs to the brink of their breakthrough. We provide crucial hands-on support for building and scaling category-leading businesses, including operational strategy, brand building, recruiting, and mission-critical introductions.
About Adanian Laboratories:
Adanian Labs is a pan-African venture capital creation studio whose mission is to create, incubate and launch impact-driven technology companies and entrepreneurs, working to solve some of Africa’s most relevant challenges. . Adanian Labs uses smart technologies (AI and Blockchain) as building blocks to create impact-driven, commercially viable and scalable solutions in Africa and other parts of the world. Currently, the company has built 14 startups, including in AgriTech, HealthTech, WomenTech, FinTech, AdTech, SmeTech and other industries; and launched 2 Centers of Excellence – the Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence and the Africa Block Chain Center for Blockchain Technology. Adanian Labs is an EMURGO Africa partner and is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with a presence in Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Swaziland and the UK.
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