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Susu, an Ivorian startup, has secured USD 1Mn in pre-seed funding for health support in the area of rising hypertension in Africa in order to continue delivering affordable and accessible healthcare to its consumers in Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Cameroon. The majority of the funds came from angel investors, as the company also secured USD 1.2 Mn in debt and grant funding from BPI France, the French government’s public investment bank.
Susu provides care packages or bundles to people with chronic conditions including diabetes and hypertension, as well as pregnant women, who require close monitoring and preventative guidance in order to live their best lives despite their illnesses. It is a one-of-a-kind platform in that it offers a community financing option, in which family members, whether local or in the diaspora, can help patients pay their monthly membership charges via care bundles, as well as allowing patients to finance their expenses.