Cairo-based dental marketplace DentaCarts has raised $450,000 investment from AUC Angels (which last week announced its first investment in Jinni), Asia Africa Investment & Consulting (an investment firm investing in healthcare startups in Africa), and 500 Startups (it was part of Misk500’s first cohort), the startup told MENAbytes today, adding that the round was closed a few months ago.
Founded in 2017 by Ahmed Yehia and Saad Saleh, DentaCarts, as its name suggests, is a dental marketplace that sells different dental products to dental clinics and dentists mainly in Egypt.
The startup told MENAbytes that its catalog consists of over 10,000 products (available on its web and mobile-based platform) ranging from clinic furnishing to everyday disposables which (it says) is the largest collection of dental products (online in the region).
DentaCarts has recently also added a category of (offline) courses and events, selling their access to dentists, through its platform.
Ahmed Yehia, the co-founder and CEO of DentaCarts also told MENAbytes that they have served over 1,500 customers to date in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Kenya, completing more than 10,000 orders. The startup has close to 100 authorized dealers on its platform.
DentaCarts plans to use the investment to fuel its growth.