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Moroccan healtech DabaDoc — allows users to locate and make appointments with doctors online — has secured an undisclosed investment from the startup’s first institutional shareholder Axa Insurance Morocco.
The investment deal, which was signed last Wednesday (12 September), is set to enhance DabaDoc’s footprint in its current markets in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. In addition the startup will use the capital to further develop its offering.
Since its launch in 2014, the startup claims over 2-million appointments have been booked through the service.
In addition, DabaDoc’s platform also helps medical professionals manage their practice, communicate with their patients, store records securely and optimise their schedules to continuously provide care and fill in last minute cancellations.
DabaDoc was founded in 2014 by Zineb Drissi-Kaitouni helps users to locate and make appointments with doctors
In a statement on Friday (14 September) DabaDoc founder and CEO Zineb Drissi-Kaitouni (pictured above, right with Axa Insurance Morocco managing director Philippe Rocard) said the startup is at the “inception of disruption” in how healthcare is delivered.
“Having AXA as a shareholder adds an important dimension to our mission of democratizing access to healthcare. We are excited about further growth prospects with this partnership and the expertise provided by AXA in our existing and future markets,” added Drissi-Kaitouni.
Earlier this year, the startup DabaDoc launched a teleconsultation service that will allow its patients to communicate with doctors online via video conference.
Featured image: DabaDoc co-founder and CEO Zineb Drissi-Kaitouni (right) pictured with Axa Insurance Morocco managing director Philippe Rocard (DabaDoc via Twitter)