The telemedicine/teleconsultation company, Sihaty, has successfully raised $1.3 million in a pre-series A investment round, with the investment led by Rasameel Investment Company, Taken Seat Fund, and Doha Tech Angels, along with a number of leading regional angel investment programs.
The startup aims to fill the gap in essential primary healthcare services in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
The telemedicine platform allows users in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to consult doctors online (teleconsultation), where doctors can use the platform’s features to talk to patients, save their medical records, and histories, and prescribe medications that are delivered to them within 24 hours.
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Sihaty, a health technology company, has successfully raised $1.3 million in a pre-seeded round, with the investment led by Rasameel Investment Company, Taken Seat Fund and Doha Tech Angel. Doha Tech Angels), along with a number of leading regional angel investment programs.
The platform allows users in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to consult doctors online. Doctors can use the platform’s features to talk to patients, save their medical records, and history, and prescribe medications that are delivered to them within 24 hours.
The mobile application of the Kuwaiti startup has received more than 200,000 operations. Download since its launch in 2020.
The startup aims to fill the gap in primary healthcare services essential to good health.
For his part, Dr. Nadeem Al Duaij, Co-Founder and CEO of Sihaty, said in a statement, “For too long, the general focus has been on an expensive, fragmented, and ineffective model of patient care, and as a result, we have not sufficiently paid attention to primary care and prevention, despite great interest in building Bigger and better hospitals, as the real solutions lie in technology that has the potential to expand and enhance its impact in this sector.”
Sihaty will offer the advantage of having a dedicated family doctor to all its users, to help families better manage chronic conditions, and will also create a service for mental health diseases, especially since mental health-related diseases are still stigmatized in the Arab region, and the team hopes to expand the work of The platform is outside Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, in the rest of the Arabian Gulf region.
Marwan Mahmoud, co-founder of DATA, said, “At Doha Tech Angels, we are happy to be part of Sihaty as an investor, as we see great potential in the startup as well as in the vision of the founders, and as an investor.
As an investment group, we are looking for viable investment opportunities in the field of health technology that face important regional challenges.”
Digital health platforms like Sihaty have made access to healthcare services easier than ever, especially for those who suffer from chronic diseases and constantly need regular checkups, medication and tests.