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Meet the Founder: Dr Chidi Anyaegbu, Chisco Express

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

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Meet the Founders: Adegoke Olubusi, Tito Ovia, and Dimeji Sofowora, Helium Health

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

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Meet the Founders:  Bryan Mezue, Pharmacist Ken Ahaotu, and Andrew Garza, Lifestores Healthcare

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

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Meet the Founder: Oshiorenoya Agabi, Koniku

Koniku is a biotechnology company that is known for its unconventional way of solving problems using a device that can detect and diagnose scent, the konikore. Koniku was founded by a Nigerian called Oshiorenoya Agabi (or just Osh). Osh has spent more than 15 years working on neuro electronic interfaces in the industry and academia.

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FDHIC: Bridging the gap between healthcare and finance

Over ten years ago, Founder Dr. Ola Brown started the first indigenous air ambulance service in West Africa; Flying Doctors Nigeria, after the tragic death of her sister due to a lack of emergency care.  As the air ambulance service grew across Africa and the Middle East, clients started requesting an increasing number of services,

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How to Build Healthcare Unicorns in Africa

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. 

WHY WE INVESTED IN PAYHIPPO

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

WHY WE INVESTED IN KLOUD COMMERCE

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

WHY WE INVESTED IN INFIUSS HEALTH

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,

WHY WE INVESTED IN GETEQUITY

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

Announcing the FDHIC Jobs Board

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

WHY WE INVESTED IN INSTANTRAD

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

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