KARACHI: Sehat Kahani founded by two female doctors Dr. Sara and Dr. Iffat turned entrepreneurs has raised a one million USD Pre-Series A round from leading Global investors including Saudi Arabia based Islamic Development Bank; Washington based 10 Pearls Ventures, Silicon Valley based Mentor’s Fund, Singapore based Korean Impact Collective Funds, and Impact Investment Exchange (IIX). KASB and Din Group from Pakistan along with other international and national angels also contributed to the round.
This news was announced through an event held at a local Hotel Monday. The occasion was graced by the presence of Federal Minister of Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) Syed Aminul Haque, Governor State Bank of Pakistan Dr. Reza Baqir along with senior leadership for corporate and business partners of Sehat Kahani from Banking, Pharma, Insurance and other business sectors of Pakistan.
Aminul Haque said, “Pakistan is moving fast towards Digitization and E-Voting will start in 2023 when Overseas Pakistanis will cast their vote.”
This is very heartening to see female Tech entrepreneurs raised foreign investment for Pakistan. The IT sector in the country has shown substantial growth in the last few years. The country’s exports of Information Technology related services have grown by 40% in the last 6 months only. 5G services are also expected to be launched by the end of the year and local smartphone manufacturing has also begun in Pakistan thanks to efforts made by the current administration”.
Dr. Sara Saeed Khurram said, “The investors trust has further reflected the massive success of Sehat Kahani that has celebrated a massive 425% growth in the last 12 months only.”
Dr. Iffat Zafar, Co-founder and COO said, “We are absolutely grateful to all the investors for trusting Sehat Kahani and we are thrilled to replicate our successful business model towards the mass consumer retail market in 2021 and beyond!”
We are very excited to invest in Sehat Kahani and back the two very talented female founders behind it. Sehat Kahani is creating a massive impact for emerging countries in a very creative, scalable way through telemedicine. We look forward to being part of their journey,” said Changseong Ho, Founder of TheVentures.
With an expanded network of 5,000 doctors managing 35 rural centres, successfully implementing an agile platform that can be tailored for different target markets, Sehat Kahani is now positioning itself for regional expansion in a world embracing the new normal with digital transformation!