South Africa’s digital health startup, Quro Medical, raises $1.1mn seed funding

Quro Medical, a South African digital health startup, has raised $1.1mn seed funding led by Enza Capital and Mohau Equity Partners.

Quro Medical is ushering in a new era of innovation in Africa’s healthcare landscape. Traditional hospitals are experiencing excessive demand, placing strain on bed capacity and hindering effective patient treatment and recovery. Yet, research has shown that acute patient care at home can lead to better clinical outcomes, lower cost and improved patient experience. Quro Medical’s affordable and accessible solution combines state-of-the-art hardware and software and clinical excellence to manage acutely ill patients in the comfort of their homes.

“The healthcare sector across the globe has experienced extreme pressure and strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and desperately needs digital solutions to ease many of the problems experienced in it. Apart from the high and continuously escalating costs, traditional brick and mortar hospitalization carries with it the risk of hospital-acquired infections that can be resistant to antibiotics and have serious consequences for vulnerable patients.” Zikho Pali, Co-founder and COO, Quro Medical stated.

Also speaking about the investment Vuyane Mhlomi, Co-founder and CEO, Quro Medical: “We are focused on saving lives and enhancing patient care. The technology is the enabler, making all of this possible. This investment will enable us to accelerate our growth and meet the increased demand from our clients. Enza and Mohau are seasoned investors with experience in scaling businesses like ours and helping them reach their full potential. We look forward to leveraging this experience in making Quro Medical a household name. Quro Medical is perfectly positioned to provide value at scale in South Africa and across the continent. As our collective healthcare systems struggle to care for patients beyond the walls of a hospital, which we’ve 2 seen exacerbated with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, remote patient monitoring and healthcare delivery will undoubtedly form a core part of the lasting solution.”

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Quro Medical enables care at home that is safe and unlocks great value for the patient and their healthcare providers. Quro Medical goes beyond telemedicine and traditional home care. Quro Medical intelligently incorporates clinical data as well as the remote healthcare monitoring value proposition, closing the active data and patient monitoring fault lines often found in more traditional telemedicine approaches

Quro Medical’s latest investment led by Kenyan and South Africa VC firms, Enza Capital and Mohau Equity Partners readies and equips the startup to scale its operations across the country and the African continent. 

Quro Medical plans to scale its operations across the country to meet the demands of its growing client base, attract and retain talent and extend into markets with a highly competitive and innovative offering in a sector that is ripe and ready for innovation.

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What You Need to Know About Quro Medical

Founded in 2018, Quro Medical has developed an affordable and accessible hospital-at-home solution that combines state-of-the-art hardware and software with clinical excellence to manage acutely ill patients in the comfort of their homes. 

The startup is building the largest virtual hospital ward in Africa, which seeks to achieve superior clinical outcomes to conventional care at a lower cost. Quro Medical’s platform reduces the costs of healthcare delivery by leveraging real-time, data-driven clinical interventions.

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