The Sub Saharan Africa Digital Health 50 is HolonIQ's inaugural list of the 50 most promising Digital Health startups in the region.
We are on a mission to map the future of Digital Health.
HolonIQ’s inaugural Sub Saharan Africa Digital Health 50 includes Digital Health startups and companies headquartered in Sub Saharan Africa that are transforming health and wellness through the application of new technology or scientific knowledge.
Companies are categorized by their main focus on an emerging taxonomy. Categories in the market map are not mutually exclusive.
50 Most Promising Digital Health Startups in Sub Saharan Africa
Using the HolonIQ platform, our Intelligence Unit and market experts selected these 50 Digital Health companies out of 500+ Digital Health startups in the region, based on HolonIQ’s scoring fingerprint that includes market, product, team (including diversity), capital and momentum.
The quality of Digital Health companies in Sub Saharan Africa is very high and this cohort of 50 companies is just the tip of the iceberg. We congratulate the 2021 Sub Saharan Africa Digital Health 50 cohort and wish the entire ecosystem the very best on their respective missions to make a substantial contribution to Digital Health adaptation.
Criteria & Methodology
The Sub Saharan Africa Digital Health 50 is focused on identifying young, fast growing and innovative health technology-focused companies headquartered in Sub Saharan Africa.
Age. The company is less than 10 years old, with few exceptions in circumstances such as bootstrapped or academic/philanthropic projects that have spun out to become commercial entities.
Geography. Headquartered in Sub Saharan Africa, or predominately focused on the region.
Status. Pre exit, ‘start-ups’, (not acquired or listed), not a subsidiary of a larger company or controlled by an investor group (e.g. via private equity buyout or controlling investment)
Standard Exclusions. (leading incredible innovation, but not eligible for this list).
Listed Companies / Private Equity Sponsors / Subsidiaries. Not eligible.
Mature Incumbents. The Digital Health 50 is focused on young, fast-growing companies.