Innovative African startups in the battle against COVID-19

Innovative African startups in the battle against COVID-19. Please help share and promote these companies!

In the last two weeks, the number of affected African countries increased from 9 to 41. As people continue to travel, it is only a matter of time before COVID-19 spreads to the rest of the 54 countries on the continent. In preparing a response, its critical to look for the innovations and solutions that can help carry societies through this storm, and lead us again in a post COVID-19 world.

More importantly, we need to come together as a community and industry in support of these entrepreneurs and do our part to make sure the necessary resources and support are available. Funding is in critical need. We call on the government, the donor community, funding partners and corporate sector to maintain their commitment to this space as we push forward, even more emboldened by the mission at hand. We also call on all VC4A members and industry partners to engage. Step forward now and join our combined effort to support societies’ entrepreneurs in this time of crisis.

We call on the government, the donor community, funding partners and corporate sector to maintain their commitment to this space as we push forward, even more emboldened by the mission at hand. We also call on all VC4A members and industry partners to engage. Step forward now and join our combined effort to support societies’ entrepreneurs in this time of crisis.

Please help share and promote these companies. Reach out to these entrepreneurs if you see a way to help. If you are working on a company relevant for this list please add your venture to the directory of ventures and tag VC4Africa on twitter. We can then add you to this list.

Read: Building resilient networks for innovation in times of crisis: VC4A’s response to COVID-19.

Healthcare

Kea Medicals Benin

interconnecting hospitals and different health stakeholders on a single platform through the patient’s universal medical ID, based on a mobile app.

Redbird Inc Ghana

Redbird supplies pharmacies with everything they need – from technology to training to become convenient health monitoring points for patients.

Keheala Kenya

Keheala is a digital health platform that delivers behavioral interventions across basic feature phones.

REMA Benin

REMA aims to improve the quality of medical decisions by connecting all African doctors through a mobile application that allows them to publish, discuss, resolve patient cases, and collaborate in real time whatever the distance, to make better medical decisions and save more lives.

LifeBank Nigeria

LifeBank is on a mission to save a million lives by 2026 through improving access to health supplies using technology, artificial intelligence, and smart logistics.

Nawah-Scientific Egypt

Democratizing access to cutting edge research facilities. High tech equipment and medical expertise available on demand.

Pronov Inc Nigeria

Pronov is a S-A-A-S (Software As A Service) that reduces inefficiencies in the pharmaceutical value-chain by improving the profitability of micro & nano dispensaries.

Ilara Health Kenya

Ilara Health brings accurate and affordable diagnostics to rural Africans through miniature, AI-powered diagnostic devices distributed directly to primary care doctors.

First Medtrade Africa Nigeria

Firstmedtrade.com is web based application providing online consultations with licensed medical doctors to Nigerians.

DrugStoc Nigeria

A cloud based pharmaceutical distribution platform that connects manufacturers to hospitals and pharmacies.

Utiva Nigeria

Utiva is a data-centric and AI-powered remote learning technology company that helps individuals develop skills and capabilities for industry 4.0 and the future of work.

Baobab Circle Kenya

Baobab has helped to reduce diabetes and hypertension by equipping patients in the following areas; on patient education, diet, physical exercise, health monitoring, mental wellness and medication.

Arone Nigeria

Arone enables accessible healthcare for all by bridging the gap between suppliers and primary healthcare centers.

SonoCare Nigeria

SonoCare provides diagnostic care services closer to vulnerable women in rural communities through a portable framework that uses a mobile app for ease of access.

IMed Tech South Africa

Biotechnology company specializing in the design and manufacturing of custom-made medical solutions to improve lives of Africans.

7keema Egypt

7keema is a technology enabled healthcare services platform with social impact.

OuiCare Cameroon

OuiCare is a simple and scalable health platform which allows users to securely save their medical data, to have access to it at any time.

Digital Health Access Uganda

Digital Health Access(DHA) a cloud-based platform that is connecting health professionals with users via an app.

Aviro Health South Africa

Aviro Health is a South African digital health consultancy that has developed Ithaka, a platform that walks people through testing and taking the right actions when self-testing for diseases.

Gerocare Solutions Ltd Nigeria

GeroCare is a cloud based primary healthcare center that provides elderly patients the entire spectrum of primary health care services in the comfort of their home.

Shezlong Egypt

Shezlong is a telemedicine platform focusing on mental health. It provides convenient and private counseling services through connecting individuals and corporates with licensed therapists using online audio and video facilities.

Curacel Systems Nigeria

CURACEL CLAIMS is an intelligent platform that fast tracks claims processing and detects fraudulent claims for health insurance companies.


Explore more ventures active in the African healthcare space.

 

Education

Tustawi Professional Education Ltd. Kenya

Tustawi is transforming learning through customizable formats that offers market relevant content.

Interact Egypt

Interact develop products that make the whole learning and collaborating experience engaging and fun.

MindZu South Africa

Providing a full year of quality gamified mathematics education, via the learner’s own phone, for the price of a meal.

Bosku Zambia

BOSKU is a digital library containing material covering school curriculum’s, accessed without internet.

Sewema Benin

Sewema helps individuals to develop necessary skills in order to achieve short and long term goals.

Zydii Kenya

Zydii provides a one-stop easy to use learning portal with a wide range of personal development online courses that are relevant and connect to the African audience and help people improve their lives.

Talents Enabling Uganda Uganda

A virtual space to continue training and empowering youth to start and manage their businesses in the era of covid-19.

Nafham Egypt

Award-winning online platform provides national school curriculum video lessons, life skills courses, and online tutoring service.


Explore more ventures active in the African education space.

 

Fintech

ClickPesa Tanzania, United Republic of

ClickPesa is a online payment platform facilitating payments, remittance, payment disbursement & cross-border transactions.

ELECTRONIC ESUSU Nigeria

Electronic Esusu is a unified digital finance management solution designed to automate the process of thrift savings, collection and microcredit so as to eradicate the problems of traditional and manual savings scheme enhancing financial inclusion for everyone.

SmartTeller Nigeria

SmartTeller is a digital platform providing access to financial services and financial education to individual and small business owners in Nigeria and across Africa.

Envisionit E-Pay South Africa

ClickPesa is a online payment platform facilitating payments, remittance, payment disbursement & cross-border transactions.

Beyonic Uganda

Beyonic builds products that make mobile money work for enterprises. Our flagship product, Funds-to-Phones TM, is the best solution for managing mobile money payments.

CINETPAY Côte d'Ivoire

CinetPay enables millions of persons excluded from banking services to pay online, and hence contribute to the emergence of both strong and inclusive digital economy.

WayaWaya, Limited Kenya

One account combining bank, mobile wallet, savings and payments services enhanced by machine learning and the ability to seamlessly interconnect with different financial platforms

Saada Tech Kenya

Saada Tech supports businesses to engage with customers, automate sales and accept payments via WhatsApp and other messaging platforms.


Explore more ventures active in the African fintech space.

 

Vital Services

Yamee Netherlands

Yamee uses mobile commerce to connect food merchants in Africa to a time-strapped demographic.

rainmaker digital cc South Africa

Democratize technology that only large global organizations can otherwise afford and make available to hospitality and tourism providers in Africa.

Rasello Company Limited Tanzania, United Republic of

Africa’s largest software cloud aimed at empowering organizations with technology that automates communication and catalyze decision making via business intelligence (BI) solutions.


Explore more ventures offering vital services.

 

Please help share and promote these companies. Reach out to these entrepreneurs if you see a way to help. If you are working on a company relevant for this list please add your venture to the directory of ventures and tag VC4Africa on twitter. We can then add you to this list.