Emerging and Growth Markets | February 10, 2021

Maya secures $2.2 million for mobile health consultations in Bangladesh

Jessica Pothering
ImpactAlpha Editor

Jessica Pothering

ImpactAlpha, February 10 – Dhaka-based health messaging app Maya relies on artificial intelligence, healthcare professionals and physicians to connect users to health and mental health services. Maya was set up in 2011 as a service for women in Bangladesh lacking access to quality and affordable healthcare.

The woman-led startup has grown to 10 million users and is expanding to Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and the Middle East. Forty percent of its users are men.

Maya’s funding is the largest round raised by a Bangladesh-based startup, TechCrunch reports. Early-stage investor Anchorless Bangladesh and impact investor The Osiris Group backed the deal.