(Ecofin Agency) - Nigeria-based health tech startup Helium Health has successfully raised $7 million in equity investment from two foreign investors.
One of them is Dubai-based venture firm Global Ventures which, with this co-investment, is making its first interest acquisition in the health tech segment in emerging countries. The second contributor is Singaporean Asia Africa Investment and Consulting.
The provided resources will finance the deployment of tech solutions and tools for health workers. To help fight the current coronavirus pandemic, Helium Health has developed telemedicine tools that are aimed at facilitating access to information and analyze results for covid-19 patients.
According to Noor Sweid, partner at Global Ventures, the health tech sector will be of great interest for investors over the next five years, just like “fintech was for the last five years.”
Helium Health is co-founded by three young Nigerian entrepreneurs. The company launched operations in 2016 and aims to accelerate Africa's transition into technology and data-driven healthcare sector.