Moroccan e-health startup Blink Pharma raises undisclosed funding to expand operations

MOROCCO – Moroccan e-health startup Blink Pharma has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Azur Innovation Fund to help it expand its operations and launch new products.

Launched in 2020 by Ali Sami and Adil Bertul, Blink Pharma has built a B2B marketplace that allows pharmacists, laboratories, and wholesalers to exchange orders and make payments.

The platform also offers a news and information section, and already has a network of more than 3,500 pharmacists subscribing to its service.

The startup will use the capital to develop its operations and launch new products for the healthcare sector.

We have the ambition to accelerate the digital footprint around healthcare services. We started our journey with the pharmacy to expand our services to the doctor and the patient,” said Ali Sami, CEO of Blink Pharma.

The healthcare sector is being profoundly transformed by digital technology and we want to support healthcare stakeholders in this transformation.”

Blink Pharma is creating other digital technologies that provide healthcare professionals with actual answers.

Based on the knowledge of Founding Directors Ali Sami, CEO, and Adil Bertul, CCO, in this field, these solutions are a reaction to the recognized obstacles in this sector.

It is our intention to expedite the digital footprint of healthcare services. To broaden our services to the physician and the patient, we began with the pharmacy,” added Sami.

Digital technology is significantly transforming the healthcare industry, and the start-up wish to assist stakeholders in this shift.

Commenting on the financers, Sami said that the team is happy to have convinced a big investment fund such as Azur Innovation Fund, which will allow them to realize the full potential of digitization in healthcare.

He continued and stated that more applications are in the pipeline, always aiming to support healthcare professionals.

The start-up just like other health Tec start-ups across the continent aims to increase access to health care services in Africa which for a long time has lagged behind compared to other continents.

The Azur Innovation Fund is a Moroccan seed fund at the service of the Moroccan startup that seeks to optimize the value for all project stakeholders: owners, promoters, collaborators, industrial ecosystem, communities, etc.

This is accomplished by an intelligent capital enablement strategy that combines finance, coaching, technical assistance, and oversight.

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