This role will oversee the development and management of products in their portfolio. They will ensure that the right products are built on time in line with Helium Health’s objectives and will support the software and engineering team by providing clarity on what needs to be built upon market validation. Responsibilities: Product Planning & Management
At Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Company (“FDHIC” or “The Company”), due diligence is conducted on start-ups and is carried out in a systematic way to enable us to make calculated and informed investment decisions. As a venture capital firm, FDHIC invests and empowers scalable tech-enabled start-ups in the health and financial sector. During due diligence,
Chisco Express is a technology logistics company implementing the logistics-as-a-service (LaaS) business model using a centralized data-driven marketplace for the African market for goods movement from origin to the last mile. Chisco Express was born as an independent entity out of the Chisco Group, primarily for the purpose of leveraging technology to deliver excellence to
Helium Health is the #1 healthcare technology provider in West Africa. Since 2016, Helium Health has taken hospitals, clinics and other health facilities digital almost instantly using their flagship Electronic Medical Records/Hospital Management Information System (EMR/HMIS) product Helium health was founded by three Nigerian entrepreneurs, Adegoke Olubusi, Tito Ovia, and Dimeji Sofowora in 2016. They
Lifestores is a medical technology company that is bringing innovation to how the pharmacy business works in Nigeria. They are doing this by building a chain of disruptive pharmacies focused on delivering low-cost healthcare products and services that empower low and middle-income Nigerians. Lifestores Healthcare was founded by Bryan Mezue, Pharmacist Ken Ahaotu, and Andrew
According to the WHO, high-quality diagnostic technologies are available for infectious diseases in most developed countries, but they are neither accessible nor affordable in developing countries, where disease burdens are high. One of our portfolio companies, MDaaS Global, is solving this problem by building Africa’s largest network of physical & virtual diagnostic facilities. They are
This is FDHIC’s 2022 Healthtech Unicorns Insight Paper and was produced to show where global healthtech unicorns are in relation to where African healthtech companies should place emphasis and resources to drive progress towards building African healthtech unicorns.
According to the World Economic Forum’s 2019 competitiveness report, Nigeria ranks 129th in the world when it comes to access to credit for the private sector. In a country of 200m, with nearly half of that population living in extreme poverty, this is a massive problem. If businesses are unable to access finance, then they
The Opportunity Over the past few years, Africa’s e-commerce space has exhibited significant growth potential, with the number of online shoppers growing at an annual average rate of 18% between 2014 and 2018 which is high when compared to the global average of 12% in the same period In 2020, Africa’s e-commerce market value was
Did you know that every drug you take needs to be vigorously tested on humans before it can be licensed for widespread use? According to the World Health Organization, people volunteer to take part in clinical trials to test medical interventions including drugs, cells, and other biological products, surgical procedures, radiological procedures, devices, behavioral treatments,
Setting the context According to Crunchbase, global venture investment in 2021 totaled $643 billion, compared to $335 billion for 2020—marking 92 percent growth year over year. The bulk of those deals were in software, e-commerce, digital healthcare and fin-tech companies, whose products and services have seen strong demand during the pandemic, data showed. Data from
Our team at Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Company (FDHIC) pride ourselves on the value that we offer to our portfolio companies beyond money. Our support services fall into four main categories: Business Development/Sales and Marketing Support HR/Talent Development Support Fundraising Support Strategy Support In the past 12 months, we have placed a CFO at one
Physicians rely frequently on the power of diagnostic tools like X-rays, CT scans, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to diagnose illnesses and diseases. Accurate interpretations are usually done by specialist doctors known as Radiologists. However, in most African countries, there is a critical shortage or absence of qualified medical personnel in hospitals, clinics, and other
Africa is underperforming in almost every healthcare and financial inclusion metric. The Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Company (FDHIC) Catalyst Fund is harnessing resources through syndicate investments to solve our continent’s most pressing challenges.
As part of efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the country, The Flying Doctors has launched what is believed to be Nigeria’s first mobile testing booth which took place in Ota, Ogun State recently. The booth was designed by Investment Group; a Health care company that offers air ambulance, medical equipment supply, hospital