Nigerian startup Healthtracka has secured pre-seed funding in the amount of $1.5million. It offers simple at-home laboratory examinations.
Ingressive Capital, Hustle Fund and Ingressive Capital were the main investors in this round. Alunmi Angels Alliance joined them as well as Flying Doctors.
Victor Amusan, Ifeoluwa dare-Johnson, and Victor Amusan created Healthtracka Lagos in May 2021. The website allows users to schedule tests, request samples at their residence, and then receive results by email.
Dare-Johnson says that telemedicine platforms can only be used for consultations and to direct patients to hospitals to receive diagnostic procedures. They can now schedule lab tests using the Healthtracka API.
According to Dare-Johnson, the pandemic was essential to Healthtracka’s expansion because it was at this time that the company began providing COVID-19 tests. She said that people needed to be reassured that they could access healthcare remotely and safely during stressful times.
With a network of 700 phlebotomists spread throughout 7 Nigerian cities—Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Benin, Kaduna, Ilorin, and Ibadan—Healthtracka presently offers 50 different medical tests that have been performed 7,000 times on 5,000 individuals at home.
Healthtracka’s growth goals, which include launching new product features and extending its at-home lab testing services into Kenya and Ghana in the near future, will also be fueled by the money. It plans to increase its selection of products by introducing an API which would allow at-home laboratory testing from both telemedicine and traditional healthcare professionals.