Nigerian e-health startup SonoCare raises $250k

Nigerian female health startup SonoCare has raised US$250,000.

The round saw participation from Gray Matters Capital.

Founded in 2015, SonoCare provides services spanning the spectrum of women’s health such as on-demand mobile 3D/4D diagnostic imaging and cardiac monitoring.

It was the first company in Nigeria to deploy a web and mobile resource for patient information transmission and interdisciplinary collaboration. Offering both fixed site and mobile solutions, SonoCare provides cost efficient programmes scaled to the needs of hospitals, satellite clinics and healthcare providers using a combination of the most advanced imaging systems and highly trained, registered technologists as sonographers.

The startup will use the fresh funding to scale its operations by developing a mobile app and deploying more mobile units for catering to 200,000 pregnancies by 2020.

SonoCare becomes the second African e-health startup in the coLABS portfolio after its invested in Ghanaian startup Redbird earlier this year, and its third African investee in total after its backing for Rwanda’s A.R.E.D in 2017.

“We are excited to partner with GMC coLABS as our first institutional investor, as we both share the vision and passion to positively impact the lives of women. With this investment, we will be able to scale our operations through our mobile app in addition to deploying more mobile units. This will push us to reach our first 200,000 pregnancies by 2020 and to profitability,” said Dr Moses Owoicho Enokela, managing director of SonoCare.

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