Nigeria’s Healthtracka Raises $1.5M, Plans to Enter Kenya and Ghana
The convenience of getting healthcare solutions from the comfort of your home is probably one of the greatest achievements of modern technology.
Nigeria’s Healthtracka was founded in May 2021 to provide convenient at-home lab testing. Users book tests on the company’s website and have a lab technologist visit them to collect samples from their homes. Once the results are published, they are emailed to the client.
The health tech startup raised $1.5 million in pre-seed funding which was led by Ingressive Capital and Hustle Fund, with participation from angel investors: Alunmi Angels Alliance and Flying Doctors.
The company founded by Ifeoluwa Dare-Johnson and Victor Amusan in Lagos has so far partnered with three reputable laboratories, vCare Diagnostics, Lancet Laboratories and Afriglobal Medicare.
Healthtracka co-founder Dare-Johnson said one of the reasons customers come to their website is for privacy. The company is currently able to facilitate 50 different medical tests. The platform has so far recorded 7,000 tests requested by 5,000 home users. It has a network of 700 phlebotomists, spread over 7 Nigerian cities: Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Benin, Kaduna, Ilorin and Ibadan.
With this funding, the company aims to expand its services in Kenya and Ghana in the coming months. Healthtracka also aims to create an API that integrates telemedicine services with conventional healthcare providers to offer home lab tests.