Marham, an internet healthcare platform in Pakistan, has not too long ago raised $1 million in a seed spherical led by Indus Valley Capital with the participation of Weihan Liew, a serial tech entrepreneur in Southeast Asia.
WHAT IT DOES
Marham is a cell app and web-based platform launched in 2015. It claims to be the primary well being startup in Pakistan that enabled sufferers to e-book consultations with docs on-line. The corporate now additionally permits customers to schedule a lab take a look at and order medicines by way of its platform. The startup hosts a community of round 20,000 docs and serves about 10 million sufferers within the nation.
WHY IT MATTERS
Tech information website MENAbytes mentioned in a report that Marham will use its newest funding to supply extra digital companies and increase its attain to smaller cities and rural areas throughout Pakistan.
It famous that the seed spherical represents its first capital elevating occasion, having needed to maintain its operations by private financial savings.
THE LARGER TREND
In June, fellow Pakistani digital well being platform Dawaai bagged $8.5 million in a financing spherical led by US-based 500 Startups. It operates an internet pharmacy, in addition to affords teleconsultations, nursing, physiotherapy and at-home lab testing by its cell app and net portal.
ON THE RECORD
“Our imaginative and prescient is to construct a healthcare ecosystem, for sufferers, docs and hospitals to make sure sooner care and higher expertise by way of expertise, processes and telemedicine-enabled micro-clinics throughout Pakistan,” Marham Co-founder and CEO Ehsan Imam reportedly mentioned in a press assertion.