Healthtech startup Esaal raises $1.7m seed round to scale expansion across the MENA region
Esaal, an online health and wellness consultation platform for patients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has wrapped a $1.7 million seed funding round, to scale its expansion across the MENA region and further invest in product and brand development, and increase talent acquisition.
Esaal’s services include physical health, mental health, and nutrition consultations with professionals via text, video/voice calls and in-person home visits. Available on the Apple and Google app stores, Esaal says it is the only service in the Middle East to offer “this type of comprehensive integrated, one-stop-shop solution.” The company says its services are available in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Palestine and Iraq.
Fadi Doss, CEO and Founder, Esaal: “We have only scratched the surface in an untapped market and are actively working to secure further capital to fuel our continued growth. Esaal has become a name synonymous with trust, quality and access to health and wellness professionals that can help users obtain better outcomes.”
Esaal’s funding comes amid a rising sentiment that telehealth is crucial for reducing costs while also improving patient experience.
Bridget Maehr, Associate Director, AM Best: “Virtual care delivery for medical and behavioral health is particularly attractive to younger individuals who prefer more convenient care delivery than traditional office visits. These are services that members may find valuable and can result in greater member satisfaction and retention.”