Ahead of the Pharoahs’ Group A match, meet Egyptian healthtech Vezeeta

This afternoon at 2pm, Egypt kicks off Africa’s campaign at the 2018 Fifa World Cup with its Group A match against Uruguay. With Mo Salah having been cleared to play, after sustaining a shoulder injury last month, all eyes will be on the forward come kick off.

If you are in Egypt or in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region chances are you will turn to Egyptian healthtech startup Vezeeta, should you have the misfortune of incurring a similar injury or just in need of a doctor.

Founded in 2012 by CEO Amir Barsoum (pictured above) and Ahmed Badr, the startup is one of the leading digital healthcare booking and practice management platforms in the MENA region.

Vezeeta has raised up to $10.5-million in funding, it’s most recent round saw the healthtech startup raise $5-million

Much like foreign-based Salah, the healthtech startup now operates beyond its borders having set up a presence in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Lebanon.

According to business intelligence platform Crunchbase, the startup has raised up to $10.5-million in funding from three funding rounds.

Vezeeta like Salah, is no stranger at signing record deals (the Egyptian forward is Liverpool’s club-record signing).

Last year the startup was involved in a $5-million funding round which is widely thought to be one of the biggest by an Egyptian tech startup, after mobility platform Swvl‘s $8-million Series A round in April.

Earlier this year Startup Scene Middle East reported that Barsoum and Badr’s healthtech platform has over 5000 doctors and 110 000 monthly bookings.

This piece is part of a series of 12 articles is meant to be a light-hearted way that Ventureburn aims to draw attention to and celebrate African innovation and African startups.

Read more: This is how Ventureburn will celebrate African tech startups this World Cup

Featured image: Vezeeta.com via Twitter

Daniel Mpala


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