Villgro Africa, an early-stage impact investor and incubator targeting social entrepreneurs in East Africa with growth and scaling services through technical assistance and investments, has invested $170k in funding to five startups. The startups are Damu Sasa ($50,000), Simbona ($50,000), DawaPay ($50,000), and Wekebere ($20,000).
Based in Ethiopia, Simbona is a healthcare research and development company designing and developing healthcare equipment and ICT systems. It also develops a UV light developed in response to Covid-19 that kills the virus and allows the reuse of PPE, sanitization of spaces and equipment. DawaPay is a Kenyan digital platform that partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers to promote the last mile distribution of affordable lab consumables and essential medicines. Wekebere is a Kampala-based startup working on a maternal healthcare device. Damu Sasa is based in Nairobi and offers a cloud-based end-to-end blood services information management system.
Villgro Africa was the first health business incubator in East Africa and is a part of the AfriLabs network.
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