BECO Capital leads $5m funding round for healthcare tech start-up Vezeeta
The Cairo-based start-up focuses on the the shift to automate physician, clinic and hospital bookings
BECO Capital, a regional venture capital firm focused on technology investments in MENA (Middle East and North Africa), has revealed that it led a $5m round of funding for Vezeeta, an Egypt-based healthcare technology startup.
Vezeeta, which is available on desktop and as a mobile app, enables users to easily book a doctor's appointment, allowing the user to choose a doctor by specialty, geographic area, insurance purveyor and fees.
With more than 20,000 patient reviews and ratings available on the platform, users can readily determine the doctor with the best medical service and the least waiting time. Once the doctor is chosen, the patient can either book automatically from the website, the mobile app, or contact the call centre.
Amir Barsoum, CEO & cofounder, Vezeeta said: "Vezeeta is solving major problems faced by patients when trying to connect with doctors. Finding a good doctor no longer requires asking parents and friends, nor does booking a doctor require you calling several times in an attempt to get an appointment. Even the problem of long and tedious waiting room times is vastly reduced with our system.
"Our platform solves healthcare accessibility and quality problems in emerging markets through various next-gen digital cloud solutions that greatly benefit the healthcare industry at large. We have developed a product that is both simple and revolutionary and plan to expand into parts of the world in need for a more elegant and user-friendly way to access healthcare providers."
Currently Vezeeta covers three Egyptian cities with the aim to expand in additional MENA countries in the region, moving into the UAE, KSA, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Kuwait and Qatar over the next 12 to 18 months.