Afya Rekod announced the closing of a $2 million fundraiser. The round was led by Mac Venture Capital with participation from Next Chymia. Mac Venture Capital is a US-based, seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in technology startups by leveraging shifts in cultural trends and behaviors. Next Chymia is a private Asian company that focuses on blockchain-based businesses.
Afya Rekod is a Kenya-based health data platform – under Adanian Laboratories – that focuses on the patient, enabling patients and healthcare institutions to capture, store and access patient healthcare data on the move.
For providers, the platform has multiple functionalities such as hospital management, patient management, knowledge management and inventory management. For patients, the platform enables the recording of health data and provides access to medical intervention. Additionally, the platform aggregates pharmacy information and other key resources for easy access.
Afya Rekod Founder John Kamara said, “For the past year and a half, we have been particularly focused on building a dynamic platform that streamlines health records with analytics and provides access to clinical specialists and experts. This provides high quality health care in a way that is essential right now. We are very excited about this investment as it will help us expand into key markets on our journey to becoming the world’s leading patient mobility-focused healthcare platform. Our mission is to empower patients by giving them access to their healthcare data and connect with the healthcare ecosystem, including hospitals, pharmacies, insurance and beyond.
“This investment will help us expand into other markets in Africa and accelerate the launch of our patient portal. This will give patients resources and tools to store and manage their health data, an essential function for patients with chronic conditions and their doctors,” added Kamara.
“One of the things we appreciated the most about Afya Rekod was its commitment to patient-centric healthcare innovation and how it fills the gaps in current healthcare challenges. The pandemic has pressed on the fast forward button, making health data accessibility and analysis urgent. This is a global problem that can be solved by innovative private companies like Afya Rekod. We are excited to partner to the team to solve this difficult problem in healthcare,” said Marlon Nichols, founding managing partner of MaC Venture Capital.
Afya Rekod has over 150,000 users in 5 countries and is accessible through an app or the browser. The Startup’s major partnerships include the Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK) with over 500 hospitals across Kenya; Healthy Mind Foundation to train psychiatrists in Lagos, Nigeria; and Alchemy in South Africa to integrate private and public hospitals in Southern Africa.
“We are very proud to see one of our flagship startups, Afya Rekod, grow its impact globally. We are committed to creating disruptive technology that will solve some of the most relevant challenges in Africa and beyond. , and health is one of the sectors that requires a multitude of interventions to improve quality access.We strongly believe in the mission of Afya Rekod and, as we continue to support the company, we are convinced that the impact it will create will be phenomenal,” said Irene Kiwia, Co-Founder and CGO, Adanian Labs.