Malaysian health-tech startup Qmed Asia has successfully raised MYR5.1 million ($1.16 million) through an equity crowdfunding (ECF) campaign on Leet Capital.

Leet Capital said in a statement on Wednesday that Qmed Asia has attracted support from 110 investors, including angel investors, the Malaysia Co-Investment Fund (MyCIF) and 1337 Ventures.

“Our mission has always been to redefine healthcare by equipping healthcare providers with innovative digital solutions that empower them to deliver exceptional, efficient, and personalized care to their patients,” said Dr. Kev Lim, Co-founder of Qmed Asia.

“With this funding, we are well-positioned for regional expansion into markets such as Indonesia and Saudi Arabia, while also driving the development of our deep-tech solutions in medical artificial intelligence (AI).

“We are thrilled to continue our journey, fostering a positive impact on the healthcare industry through our groundbreaking products and services,” he added.

According to the statement, Qmed Asia was the winner of the 1337 Ventures ECF Accelerator.

Established in 2018, Qmed Asia (formerly QueueMed) is founded by a group of doctors and engineers to assist both public and private healthcare providers with their digital health transformation.

The idea was to address the problem of long queues in hospitals born out of Co-Founder Dr. Kev Lim’s unpleasant hospital visit.

Along with Dr. Tai Tzyy Jiun and Nic Tai, the company now serves over 4,000 healthcare providers in both the public and private sectors, with over 3 millions active patients to date.

Qmed Asia’s journey began as an appointment booking and mobile live queue system provider for the healthcare industry, and during the pandemic, they became the official partner for the operations of 42 COVID-19 vaccination centers, signing key partnerships with consumer giant Nestlé Malaysia and property firm SP Setia Group.

Qmed Asia recently unveiled two innovative products, including Qmed GO, a telehealth kiosk for workplaces, offering teleconsultations and remote patient monitoring run by local general practitioners (GPs), aimed to reduce employee medical coverage costs.

The second product, Qmed Copilot, is an AI-powered clinical assistant that empowers healthcare professionals to make faster and more accurate diagnosis.

By leveraging technology, Copilot allows doctors and clinicians to identify patterns and trends in patient data, effectively reducing diagnostic errors and ultimately improving patient outcomes.

“We are thrilled to see Qmed Asia successfully fundraise. It’s exciting to see innovative startups like Qmed Asia use alternative financing methods to raise capital and grow their businesses,

“Equity crowdfunding provides an avenue for startups to access a wider pool of investors, gain exposure, and build a community of supporters. We are proud to support Qmed Asia and other promising Malaysian businesses on our platform, and we look forward to seeing their continued growth and success.” said Bikesh Lakhmichand, Chief Executive Officer at Leet Capital.

Leet Capital is an innovative and premier equity crowdfunding platform.

Since being awarded its license by the Securities Commission Malaysia in May 2019, the firm has been enabling investors to invest in highly vetted, high-growth businesses whilst providing an avenue for high-growth businesses to raise capital.

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