GFA Spotlight: SnarkHealth (GetFundedAfrica July/August Fundraising Cohort Edition)
Founded in October 2019 by Hank Selke and Edwin Lubanga, Snarkhealth is a health-tech startup that helps patients improve their access to cost efficient healthcare through its alternative payment model using blockchain technology, liquidity pools and a trusted payment network by removing the need for governmental or commercial healthcare insurance.
Meet Edwin Lubanga (Co-Founder/CTO)
What inspired you to create this company? What was the extra push?
“My Co-founder and I have always been passionate about solving the healthcare issues. With advancement of technologies, we saw this as a better time to leverage on the latest technologies and address the issue of cost and access to healthcare for all.”
What do you wish you knew before starting your entrepreneurial journey?
“The journey is a quite a rollercoaster and brace yourself for all outcomes. Before you get “there” there’s quite a lot of learnings and what makes you a great and successful entrepreneur.”
What are the key successes as a founder?
“The fact that as a founder you are still pushing and persistence to realize the vision that alone sets you to successes. I would add key successes as a founder is see customers happy with your product and coming back.”
What were the challenges you have faced as an African founder? How did you overcome them?
“African entrepreneurship ecosystem is growing and maturing at high pace. The playground whilst is tough for an African founder especially on raising capital, various initiatives are coming up to help the founder succeed. I decided to look for these initiatives and i strongly believe with my team, we are getting closer to raising funds.”
Can you share your top tips for entrepreneurial success?
“Always remember your customers. They are the reason you are doing this. Listen to them and incorporate the feedback. You are likely going to receive 99 NOs before that 1 yes. It can be frustrating and discouraging but always remember why you started this.”
Fun fact about you?
“I can do a perfect headstand for 2 minutes straight.
I met my co-founder when I was in grade 8. Fast forward 22 years later, we are building Snark Health.”
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