Healthcare for digital nomads gets an injection as Salu receives funding

Estonian start-up Salu secures funding for its healthcare platform
Healthcare for digital nomads gets an injection as Salu receives funding

Tallinn-based start-up Salu has raised almost €350,000 of investment for its healthcare platform aimed at digital nomads. 

The round was led by Krokodill Kapital, and investors who backed Salu in this round have experience from Estonia’s unicorn pipeline of Skype, Wise, Pipedrive and Glia. The investment will be used to further product development and expand into new foreign markets. 

“Within a short few months, we have proven that our service is essential for people who have moved to Estonia from a foreign country. Our rapidly growing number of users, as well as several collaborations with well-known start-ups and companies that are specialising in employee relocation - are a clear indication of that, “ said CEO of Salu, Andreas Kotsjuba.

Salu considers employees of Bolt, Wise, and Yolo Group among its customers and has collaborations with TalTech, Jobbatical, ReloEst and MoveMyTalent.

Pitched towards the digital nomad, Salu makes accessing healthcare more affordable through monthly packages, which contain all manner of services from consultations to prescription renewal, through the platform. It also has offline consultations. 

“Food is delivered to your doorstep by a delivery guy or a robot within 20-30 minutes, bank transfers can be done within seconds from your phone, but you still have to make an appointment to get medical care, which you usually have to go to in person. We want to take primary care on the same level as other services that people, especially those who move across countries’ borders, are using on a daily basis,” Kotsjuba added.

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