Kuwait’s Tabeeby raises $770,000 for its health social network

Kuwait-based social health network Tabebby has raised $770,000 as investment from Ground One Ventures, a United Kingdom-based VC firm, the startup announced today.

Founded in 2012 by Abdullah Al Harbi, Lubna Omar, and Tareq Khalid, the company had originally started as a medical directory listing doctors and healthcare providers but has recently transformed into a health social network connecting patients, doctors and medical service providers.

The platform according to the statement currently has over 5,000 doctors and healthcare providers registered with them. The company is still building the technology and that’s what the investment will be used for.

Tabeeby plans to launch multiple products next year including options for patients to book appointments with doctors, consult them online, and an feature for doctors that will allow them to register for medical and health events, Tabeeby’s co-founder¬†Lubna Omar told MENAbytes.

All the doctors have a Facebook-like timeline on their profiles that they can use to share content including articles, events, and updates. The doctors will also be able to interact with patients through Q&A section on the website.

The startup on its website claims to have over one million annual visitors.

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