EMBER Medical, a mobile telehealth startup based in San Francisco, California, has closed its seven-figure (USD) seed round and launched its services in Egypt today. A graduate of the world’s leading life science accelerator, IndieBio, EMBER is backed by investors in the United States and MENA region.
The seven-figure (USD) investments will help EMBER to broaden its reach internationally as the platform seeks to break down significant barriers to healthcare access and affordability in emerging markets. EMBER continues to refine its dual-app platform to meet the needs of historically underserved regions with special emphasis on areas where doctor to patient ratios are especially low.
Regional partnerships with Egypt-based insurance companies, hospitals (Shaltout Health) and lab services (Town Labs) position EMBER at the forefront of healthcare accessibility.
Founded by Shadi Wahba and Mo Elshazly in July 2018, an engineer and cardiologist duo native to Egypt, EMBER provides users immediate connection to crowdsourced physicians via video call or live text chat.
In its commitment to one-tap healthcare, EMBER provides a host of additional features, including at-home visits, follow-up opinions, and more. EMBER allows users to have full control over their medical information and medical history and shares that information with responding EMBER Medics for better informed opinions. EMBER also uses NLP and AI to determine the most appropriate medical service for the patient.
“In a single-click world, healthcare should operate just as efficiently as any other service, said Shadi Wahba, co-founder and CEO of EMBER. “No one should have to miss work, sit in traffic, or waste time in a waiting room if they don’t have to. With EMBER, we’re helping people make healthcare an easy, affordable priority rather than something to be avoided.”
With a rapidly growing network of physicians and health professionals in the United States and Egypt, EMBER hopes to save lives, cut wait times, improve efficiency everywhere from emergency rooms to primary care clinics, and make healthcare more affordable and accessible for all users with one-tap connection and flat-fee payment.
About EMBER Medical
Powered by AI, EMBER is the mobile telehealth platform simplifying healthcare for physicians and patients. EMBER focuses on ease, convenience, and accessibility by providing affordable medical services from symptom onset to treatment delivery. Learn more about EMBER’s services and physician network at www.embermed.com.