Singaporean digital well being startup Strange People has bagged $5 million in pre-Collection A funding from Monk’s Hill Ventures.
Based two years in the past, Strange People runs two telehealth platforms: Noah, an internet healthcare service devoted to males, and Zoey, which focuses on ladies’s sexual wellness, fertility, psychological well being and wellbeing.
WHAT IT’S FOR
Based on a media launch, Strange People will use its contemporary funds to increase its enterprise throughout Asia, beginning in Singapore and Hong Kong. It additionally plans to rent extra expertise for its engineering, product, and design groups.
It’s also eyeing extra B2B partnerships to supply Noah and Zoey telehealth providers to company workers.
WHY IT MATTERS
“Thousands and thousands of individuals throughout Asia discover it troublesome to entry correct remedy and look after well being circumstances which have great taboo connected,” Peng T. Ong, co-founder and managing associate at Monk’s Hill Ventures, famous.
Strange People made it a mission to make use of expertise to “simplify affected person expertise”. With round 60% of the overall well being expenditure in Southeast Asia being out-of-pocket, founder Sean Low mentioned there’s a want for a “frictionless expertise from discovery to supply”.
Early this month, telecommunications agency China Cell formally launched its cell well being app in Hong Kong. Developed with well being tech firm Heals Healthcare, the Dr. HK app provides each on-line and offline providers, together with entry to digital well being data, on-line outpatient clinic appointments, video consultations, and medication supply.
Asia’s digital well being market is projected to develop to round $100 billion by 2025 from $37 billion in 2020, pushed by the increasing consumer-centric digital well being ecosystem within the area, in keeping with a report by McKinsey & Co.