London-based digital well being startup Numan has raised €33 million in funding, bringing the corporate’s funding as much as €44 million, following a Collection A funding in October 2020.
The spherical was led by White Star Capital, with present traders Novator, Vostok New International, Anthemis Exponential and Colle Capital, and new investor Hanwha Dream Fund taking part.
WHY IT MATTERS
The corporate gives a digital subscription service for healthcare therapies for customers to deal with males’s well being points, akin to erectile dysfunction, untimely ejaculation, hair loss, intestine and lung well being and dietary deficiencies.
In keeping with a Eurostat survey, the frequency of consultations with GPs within the EU was greater for girls than for males.
Numan goals to deal with the embarrassment and stigma that males can really feel about speaking about their well being and in search of assist for situations which may be seen as a taboo.
The corporate will use the funding to increase its providers by providing complementary present well being providers in therapeutic areas that have an effect on males.
THE LARGER CONTEXT
In March 2021, Numan acquired Sweden’s Vi-Well being to proceed its enlargement and develop into a full-stack digital well being supplier.
Internationally, males die about 5 years sooner than ladies. But males’s well being, and well being inequalities skilled by males usually are not issues that many policymakers give attention to says Prof. Sam Shah, chief medical technique officer, Numan Well being.
ON THE RECORD
Shah advised MobiHealthNews: “Numan have made some actual progress over the previous few years in decreasing the stigma round males’s well being and making it simpler for males to grasp their well being. We’re trying ahead to increasing our supply via improvement of our expertise, growing our vary of providers and widening our diagnostic providing. This may assist proceed to enhance entry to well being providers and scale back inequalities for males.”