Sehat Kahani makes the Forbes 100 Companies to Watch list which focuses on companies that are on the rise across the Asia-Pacific region.
Founded by two medical doctors, Sehat Kahani’s platform provides telemedicine services by connecting patients in remote regions with doctors.
According to the startup, more than half of Pakistan’s 220 million population lack access to quality healthcare. Sehat Kahani says its platform has facilitated 1.2 million medical consultations to date with 800 medical experts.
The Forbes’ 100 Companies to Watch List features multiple categories; however, the top category on the list was biotech and healthcare, which features Sehat Kahani from Pakistan.
To qualify for the list, the companies need to have their headquarters in the Asia-Pacific region, operate on a profit basis, and earn more than $50 million in yearly revenue while funding less than 100 million dollars.
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Upon qualifying, the selected company is then judged and competed on many metrics such as the company’s track record for revenue growth, impact on the region, ability to attract funding, and promising business models along with a compelling story.
The critical investors of Sehat Kahani include; 10Pearls Ventures, Elahi Group, Impact Investment Exchange, and the Islamic Development Bank. The telemedicine startup raised $1 million in a Pre-Series A round last year.
Sehat Kahani was founded in 2017 by two doctors named Iffat Zafar Aga and Sara Saeed Khurram. The startup has a mission of serving patients living in remote areas to connect them with quality doctors, thus ensuring that every person gets the healthcare they deserve.