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Meet Cameroonian entrepreneur who raised $2.7 million in seed funding for his startup in 2022

by Feyisayo Ajayi
Jean Lobe Lobe

In a continent where access to healthcare can be limited and information hard to come by, Cameroonian entrepreneur Jean Lobe Lobe is driving innovation in the African tech ecosystem by introducing a revolutionary social networking platform that aims to provide easy access to health services and information for individuals across the continent.

Lobe a Cameroonian entrepreneur, who began his career as a banker in 2010 and has since held various roles in finance and human resources, founded Heptic Holdings in August 2016.

Heptic Holdings laid the groundwork for Waspito, the social networking platform he founded in 2020, which aims to connect Africa’s healthcare ecosystem and make health services and information available to as many people as possible across the continent.

The Waspito application includes features such as teleconsultation, which allows users to consult a doctor or other healthcare professional remotely via video call. This makes it simple for Africans with an Internet connection to access quality health services and preventive healthcare information.

In 2022, Waspito secured a $2.7-million seed funding round from institutional investors as it moved to scale its presence in its home market and expand operations to Cote d’Ivoire. The funding is presently being deployed to expand and enhance the startup’s operation, deepen its coverage across Cameroon, and launch in Cote d’Ivoire.

Under Lobe’s leadership, Waspito plans to expand its service offering and its coverage across the continent as it strives to connect Africa’s health ecosystem online and alleviate the brain drain in the industry. The platform also aims to address other health system challenges on the continent.

With the support of institutional investors and the dedication of its founder, Waspito is poised to make a significant impact on the healthcare landscape in Africa.

As a top-performing Cameroonian entrepreneur, Lobe’s commitment to utilizing cutting-edge technology to improve healthcare and promote sustainable economic development throughout the continent is commendable, and his efforts are sure to be beneficial for people in need of accessible and reliable health services and information.

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