Pakistan’s health-tech startup, Healthwire, closed $3.3 million in funding with participation from 47 Ventures, Habib Bank Ltd, Dilsons (Private) Ltd, and angel investors from Silicon Valley.
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Healthwire raises $3.3 million to fuel its growth
Healthwire is the operator of one of the largest horizontally integrated healthcare services in Pakistan. The startup intends to use the funding of $3.3 million to fuel its growth and become the healthcare super app of Pakistan. In a statement, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Healthwire, Muhammad Nabeel said, “The patient-doctor interaction is the point where the whole healthcare ecosystem converges. By having this interaction on our health-tech platform, we can ensure that quality healthcare is accessible to patients in the remotest areas of the country. The economies of scale of the tech platform allow us to ensure that this access is affordable and inclusive.”
Khurram Zafar, Managing Director of 47 Ventures, and a seed investor in Healthwire said, “We are excited to be doubling down on one of the stars in our portfolio. The growth and momentum that Healthwire has built even during the tough COVID period is a testament to the strength and resilience of the team.”
More about the startup
Healthwire startup was founded by, Hamza Iqbal, a graduate of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). The founder’s vision was to make healthcare easy and accessible to all segments of society. Healthwise has been solely focused on digitizing the operations of doctors, clinics, hospitals, laboratories, and pharmacies and now boasts the largest and most widely integrated platform of thousands of health care service providers in over 60 cities of Pakistan.
HBL and Healthwire partnership seek to expand the quality and convenient healthcare in Pakistan. Through the provision of embedded banking service providers like hospitals, clinics, labs, health insurance providers, and pharmacies will be able to serve, patients more effectively.