Health-tech startup, Susu which is focused on making healthcare affordable and accessible to Africans has raised a €2 million pre-seed fund led by angel investors, grant financing from BPI France, the French government’s public investment bank and debt.
With its recent funds raised, Susu intends to launch its services into 6 new countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, which includes Nigeria and Ghana. It is also developing new care bundles including a maternity care bundle to reduce mortality risk for pregnant women and their babies. Susu plans on expanding its team and empower platform with new features that’d be accessible to all Africans.
Founded in 2019 by Bola Bardet alongside Laurent Leconte (Chief Technology Officer) and Sandrine Egron (Chief Operations Officer), Susu offers health bundles that provide patients with planned, long-term health support, in order to ensure optimal monitoring of their health conditions, including pregnancy, child care, and chronic disease management.
One of Susu’s angel investors, Christopher Neves, who is a senior executive with experience in multinational insurance groups, spoke on the funding saying he saw the potential of the project and the team’s capacity in executing the project.
“I have been following Susu since the beginning of the project. And I see its huge potential, focused on building a solution to provide access to affordable healthcare in Africa through technology”, Neves said.
With operations in Senegal, Cameroon, France, and Ivory Coast, the health tech company had a 400% growth rate in terms of revenue and a 5x increase in customer base in 2021, a testament to the high demand for their services.