Healthtracka, a Lagos based healthcare startup and provider of at-home lab testing platform, has raised $1.5 million pulse.ng reports.
The news comes five months after the startup participated in the Techstars Toronto accelerator program last October.
The startup was founded in May 2021 by Ifeoluwa Dare-Johnson and Victor Amusan. The healthcare startup allows users to book tests on its website, have their samples collected at their homes and access their results on their email addresses.
Dare-Johnson, who has years of experience in the healthcare space, in an interview with Techcrunch, spoke on what led her to start the company.
“As a scientist, I studied biochemistry in school and worked in the lab, so I knew how important diagnostics was. But it wasn’t until about four years ago, when my dad had passed, that I started to look closely into the space.
“We live in Africa, where healthcare infrastructure is poor. So you would think that that would make people more conscious about their health, knowing nobody will save them. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.”
These were some of the problems that I saw clearly and wondered how we could get healthcare to that level where you can be at home and access it seamlessly.”
Speaking on the investment, Maya Horgan Famodu, founder of Ingressive Capital, said: