First Pakistani women-led startup raises $2.7m in funding

With over 2 million consultations so far, Sehat Kahani aims to close healthcare gaps and empower women in the healthcare sector
The image shows a group of people. — Supplied
The image shows a group of people. — Supplied

Sehat Kahani, an innovative Pakistani health-tech startup led by women, has successfully concluded a historic $2.7 million Series A funding round.

This achievement ranks the startup as the first all-female-led company in Pakistan to secure Series A funding. Amaanah Circle, a Singapore-based health tech fund led by Dr Razi Yousuf, leads the funding alongside significant investors, including Epic Angels, Cross Fund, USAID Investment Promotion Activity (IPA), Augmentor, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), and the Elahi group of companies. 

Applauding the achievement, Dr Razi Said “Sehat Kahani is an incredible health-tech story led by Dr. Sara Saeed Khurram and Dr. Iffat Zafar Aga. Amaanah Circle (Singapore) is proud to contribute to the subject matter expertise, and in upscaling regionally and globally to the overall vision of Sehat Kahani in the future of digital health and preventive healthcare."

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The company has a worldwide network of 7500+ healthcare professionals, serving 800+ corporations and 62 e-health clinics across the country.

With over 2 million consultations so far, the recent funding aims to ramp up their mission of closing healthcare gaps, and empowering women in the healthcare sector.

Dr Sara Saeed Khurram, while extending gratitude to the investors, said Sehat Kahani was grateful to the “investors and programs such as Weraise for supporting our mission and championing female founders, setting a powerful example.”

The health-tech startup offers a complete OPD management solution in its Corporate Application, giving corporate employees and their families easy access to specialists, and online medicine delivery 24/7.

The program focuses on promoting health and preventive care for overall well-being. The Consumer Application is integrated into major banking platforms, available in 310+ cities and towns in Pakistan.