[ACCI-CAVIE] Cameroonian e-health startup Waspito has raised $2.7 million in seed funding to grow its user base in its home market and expand to the Ivory Coast. Founded by Jean Lobe Lobe in 2020, Waspito connects users with doctors via instant video consultations from their smartphones. The first information obtained by the African Centre for Competitive Intelligence obliges to put this file under monitoring 24/7 for the benefit of organizations that trust us.
It also provides mobile lab services, with a lab technician collecting samples at a user’s home and the results being received digitally. To date, Waspito, which also has a health-focused social network where users can interact anonymously with doctors who provide preventive care tips and answers to questions, has served more than 15,000 patients and plans to expand to 10 countries over the next four years.
Waspito will also expand its service offerings as it strives to connect Africa’s health ecosystem online to alleviate the physician shortage and other health system challenges on the African continent. The funding was secured from Launch Africa Ventures, Newtown Partners via the Imperial Venture Fund, BLOC Smart Africa managed by Bamboo Capital Partners, Orange Ventures, Saviu Ventures, Plug and Play and BringCom.