We bring tests patients need. Directly to the doctor's office.
We partner with companies using robotics and AI to lower the cost of diagnostics, integrate their devices into our tech platform, and sell this bundle to doctors with financing.
AI and tech-powered diagnostic equipment
Our devices cost a fraction of what typical devices cost and doctors pay only 10-20% upfront with financing partners covering 80-90% via loans.
Faster access to the tests doctors need
Tests are completed in the doctor’s office with results available in less than 10 minutes.
Benefits for doctors
Optimal treatment guided by evidence
Faster turnaround time:
Results in 10 minutes vs. 1-2 days
Broader test range using FDA/CE-approved devices previously not available
Benefits for patients
Cost less than traditional labs
Faster turnaround time:
Do not spend time and money visiting far away labs
Better quality care:
Patient records are stored for higher quality follow-up visits
We focus on what matters
Our diagnostics target the conditions that cause 80% of patient visits to primary care clinics.
The biggest killers in Africa but are largely preventable with accurate, timely diagnosis and treatment.
Diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease affect 20%+ of Kenyan adults
Maternal and child care
Africa has the world's worst maternal and newborn health outcomes, but many promising new innovations exist.
Ilara Health was founded by entrepreneurs and investors with multidisciplinary skills in medicine, distribution, software and sales.
Former MD at Rocket Internet. 10+ years of launching, growing and exiting 20+ tech ventures in Africa and globally. Columbia MBA.
Ex-Lazard Healthcare M&A. Columbia University BA.
Sameer Afzal Farooqi
Ex-Careem (acquired by Uber), Ex-Daraz (Alibaba Group), Former Senior Analyst at S&P Global, Analytics MBA at the University of Iowa
Former Technical Director and Director of Product at Maisha Meds and Software Engineer at PowerGen. Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.
10+ years experience in building sales teams and strategies in Cape Town, London and Ireland with a real passion for training and development. Former Head of Sales for Groupon South Africa.
Dr. Angela de Poli
Previously project lead at the Dutch National Blood Bank. PhD in nanoscience at Aarhus University. Alumna Marie Skłodowska Curie Action program.
Media about Ilara Health
Nairobi-based healthtech startup Ilara Health has raised $735 000 in seed funding from a group of angel investors and venture capital (VC) firms. The angel investors that participated in the deal include Esther Dyson, Nijhad Jamal, Aadil Mamujee, former director of the Africinvest Innovation Fund Selma Ribica and Shakir Merali...Read full article
Nairobi-based Ilara Health, that’s working to make healthcare diagnostics services more accessible, affordable and accurate in Africa, has raised $735,000 in a seed round with participation from local and foreign venture capital firms.The investment round has participation from Nairobi-based...Read full article
Ilara Health, a Kenya-based health tech startup has raised $3.75-million in a Series A funding round led by TLcom Capital with contribution from DOB Equity, Global Ventures, and Chandaria Capital...Read full article
Ilara Health, a Kenya-based health tech startup has received $1.1-million in grant funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The funding will be used to improve maternal health outcomes in the country...Read full article