Kenyan startup Capsule has raised a further US$50,000 to take its Flare mobile app, which allows patients or hospitals to request ambulances using smartphones, to market.
Disrupt Africa reported last week Flare had raised US$100,000 from two American angel investors, but that figure has now increased to US$150,000 on the back of further investment.
“I think that should be it for now, but we’ll keep open the round for another 60-90 days with the same terms in case there are one or two more angels we’ve talked to who would be interested to invest,” co-founder Caitlin Dolkart told Disrupt Africa.
Uber-style consumer-facing app Flare – which allows patients or hospitals to see available ambulance options and request help quickly – is being tested with ambulance companies ahead of a full commercial release.
“We plan to raise a seed round at the end of 2016 to be able to commercially launch in Kenya, build out our team and explore our next market,” Dolkart said.