West African Tech Startup Expands Offering

West African startup and ‘African Super App’, Gozem has partnered with  Asia Africa Investment & Consulting (AAIC), the investment manager for Africa Healthcare Fund to launch a new health-based service that targets the Francophone sub-Saharan African market via the app. 

The partnership follows the recent investment into Gozem’s pre-series A round from AAIC and will enable access to healthcare for Africans in the Francophone sub-Saharan region. 

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In an official press release, Shigeru Handa, Director of AAIC explains that the Gozem is a leading app in Africa that will accelerate the accessibility for Africans within the healthcare system.

“Gozem is one of the most achieved Super Apps we’ve seen so far in Africa with its strong team. We will put our knowledge and facilitate access to our portfolio companies to accelerate added value to its Super App ecosystem. We have invested in innovative companies that enhance the accessibility of the healthcare ecosystem to more people, including telehealth, online pharma, and insurance. We are excited to work with Gozem for building a solid healthcare ecosystem.”

AAIC is a close-ended fund that provides healthcare and healthcare-related services in Africa in the hopes of accelerating investment growth and early-stage companies.


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Gozem’s expansion

The new partnership will enable the West African startup to expand into new African markets with the launch of new healthcare service. This service will be available to users in its existing markets, including Togo and Benin.  

The tech startup reportedly aims to expand to Gabon and Cameroon in the new year. 

Healthcare services are critical to any society and Gozem aims to utilise the wealth of knowledge provided by AAIC and its portfolio of companies to successfully launch the new healthcare service feature. 

Gregory Costamagna, Co-Founder of Gozem comments that the partnership will assist in identifying and launching best-suited health-driven services targeted at Francophone sub-Saharan Africa.

“Gozem will benefit from AAIC’s strong experience in the health industry in Africa. We value investors that join us to make a difference with a unique value proposition.”

Gozem Super App

Gozem launched its Super App in 2020 that offers a suite of services to Sub-saharan Africans. The African tech startup’s suite of services provides access to transport, eCommerce payments, delivery, and financial services for its users. The app is available on Android and iOS. 

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