Maya, a startup based in Bangladesh which is dedicated to making healthcare easier for women, especially for sensitive issues like reproductive and mental health, has raised $2.2 million in funding.
The round was led by early-stage fund Anchorless Bangladesh and The Osiris Group which is a private equity firm focused on impact investing in Asian markets, according to a report by Tech Crunch.
It is said to be the largest amount raised by a Bangladeshi health tech company so far.
The funding will be used to launch new products and to extend Maya's international telehealth programme. Maya has already incorporated in Singapore and recently launched in Sri Lanka. It has begun testing its operation in India, Pakistan and the Middle East. It is preparing to reach Southeast Asia as well.
For its digital assistant, Maya uses natural language processing and machine learning technologies that address simple health-related questions and determines if users need to be routed to human experts. It has nearly 10 million registered users and its website now has more than 300 licensed healthcare providers.