Shezlong an online mental health start-up based in Egypt has secured a new round of investment to support its operation for full expansion in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Established in 2014, the online mental health start-up assists patients in connecting with licensed therapists via video calls online.
The platform also employs cognitive behavioural therapy to tutor patients on the art of managing anxiety and stress.
Shezlong hosts over 500 consultants with more than 100,000 registered users from Egypt itself, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Germany.
The undisclosed round comes after the platform secured US$350,000 in 2018 that saw the participation of Asia Africa Investment & Consulting (AAIC) based in Singapore, Khaled Ismail, chairman of HIMangel, and Mohamed El Khamissy, MK Capital chairman.
Using the investment, the platform will expand its mental health service across the MENA region.
Shezlong will also introduce some new products into the market, including corporate wellness programmes and text-based therapy.
Ahmed Abu ElHaz, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Shezlong said that the new investment will expand the start-up across the Middle East.
“Mental health is important at every stage of life and our mission in Shezlong is to help people manage their psychological and mental health at all times and make therapy accessible to everyone,” added Ahmed
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