Alumni startup raises $2.5 million in Series A funding
A startup that began as a class project at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) raised $2.5 million in a Series A funding round. Meddy is a physician booking platform created by Haris Aghadi and Abdulla AlKhenji, both CMU-Q graduates. They launched Meddy in Doha in 2016, and have since expanded within the GCC.
The Series A round included 212 Capital, Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), Kasamar Holdings, Dharmendra Ghai (Health Tech Angel), Innoway and others.
Series A funding helps startup ventures with a proven success record to further develop or scale up.
Aghadi, who is the CEO of Meddy, said, “We are excited to have more fuel to keep working on our mission to help patients make informed health decisions.”
Meddy is a web-based platform for patients to find doctors and book appointments. The doctors can be searched using different filters including specialization, treatment, country of education, and spoken languages. The platform also features doctor reviews and ratings.
Meddy was tenth in the Forbes Middle East’s 2017 “50 Startups to Watch in the Arab World.” They were also named 2016 Tech Startup of the Year and 2018 ICT Exporter of the Year at the Qatar IT Business Awards.
Aghadi and AlKhenji both graduated from the Information Systems Program in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Their leadership team also includes chief operations officer Abed Khattab, who graduated from the Business Administration Program in 2016, and engineering lead Yasser El-Sayed, who graduated from the Computer Science Program in 2017.