This digital healthcare provider launched a Covid-19 care assistant in March to provide advice, check symptoms and offer a treatment plan and information on self-isolating. Founded in 2013 by chief executive Ali Parsa, 55, it has had five million registrations and operates in the UK, US, Canada, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It is in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to provide healthcare services to 30% of Rwanda’s adult population. Revenues reached £14.8m last year, after a $550m fundraising round in August 2019 from investors including Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and existing investors Kinnevik Capital, which valued the business at more than $2bn.
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