Nigerian healthtech startup, Clafiya, has disclosed $610,000 in pre-seed funding to fuel its expansion, invest in product development, and hire fresh tech talent.
The funding comes from venture capital funds, angel investments, and grants.
Norrsken Accelerator, Acquired Wisdom Fund (AWF), Hustle Fund, Voltron Capital, Microtraction, Ajim Capital, HoaQ, Bold Angel Fund, Shivdasani Family, and several angel investors participated in the round.
This news follows Clafiya's acceptance into the Google Black Founders Fund in 2022.
Launched in 2021 by Jennie Nwokoye, Clafiya provides virtual and in-patient care services to maintain control over the value chain and the standard of care delivered.
Clafiya offers consultation, health education, rapid diagnostic tests for malaria and typhoid, STD testing, and screening for hypertension, diabetes, or blood sugar. It also provides in-person maternity care testing.
Besides, it provides care navigation and refers patients to different healthcare facilities.
It also targets small and medium businesses, where employers provide services for their staff by offering health care to them. These employees can also register their families, providing health insurance to them.
When the company launched, its primary goal was to make healthcare more convenient for people by putting them in touch with vetted medical professionals.
However, Nwokoye says the startup has adjusted its strategy as it continues to engage with its users and the market.
Thus, Clafiya is developing a digital primary care facility focused on the patient as the beneficiary while collaborating with pharmacies, diagnostic facilities, mental health services, hospitals, and health specialists to provide an all-encompassing healthcare experience.
It is also launching its B2B offering, which allows businesses to set up health savings accounts through which their employees can access primary healthcare.
What’s more, the healthtech startup also provides products that allow people living abroad to purchase healthcare plans for relatives in Nigeria rather than sending money directly.