Early-stage VC Fifty Years leads $1.1m HealthLeap pre-seed

South African healthtech start-up HealthLeap closed a successful $1.1 million pre-seed funding round led by deep tech investor Fifty Years. The firm is renowned for investing in health and nutrition technologies which is in line with the NutriLeap AI-enabled tool that HealthLeap has brought to market.

Disease-related malnutrition affects one in three patients during hospital stays

HealthLeap founder Jemima Meyer first created the clinical productivity tool to help with her intense workload as a clinical dietician. Her first version caught on quickly with colleagues and it helped treat more malnourished patients.

NutriLeap serves relevant information about the feeding products and automatically optimises the required quantities through the AI engine. The app also speeds up nutritional calculations and provides smart predictions.

The company has grown quickly since its launch in April 2021 and NutriLeap is currently in closed beta testing with about 50 dieticians. The waiting list is soon to crest 1 000.

This funding will allow HealthLeap to build out its software team and purchase additional data analytics resources to enhance the smart tools.

Fifty Years has put its weight behind innovative healthtech start-ups like BillionToOne, BIOS and Athelas, so this latest investment puts HealthLeap in good company.

Featured image by Adhy Savala/Unsplash

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Lindsey Schutters


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