5 Quarters, a Cairo-based medical startup, recently announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount in a seed round from a Saudi angel investor.
With this fund, the startup plans to fuel its growth in both directions; horizontal growth by expanding its practical practice into Saudi Arabia and vertical growth by adding new services to the medical sector professionals, clinics and hospitals.
Launched by the duo Mohamed Salah and Noha Emad in 2016, 5 Quarters started as a medical and dental courses startup and has been in the market for medical education for more than 6 years mainly in Egypt. The platform offers healthcare professionals online courses (available on its web and mobile-based platform) by the best trainers in their field with the latest technology and content with ADA-accredited certificates, in addition to practical training and on-ground courses to practice what they have learned to get the best benefit and show their work.
The name comes from the 4 branches of The Healthcare sector; medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and physiotherapy. The fifth quadrant is what the company promises; the extra value you won’t find elsewhere is what they offer. Since the company’s early beginnings it was driven by youth’s strong passion and a genuine sense of duty to help dental students everywhere by providing better education while maintaining affordable prices.
5 Quarters claims to have served over 15,000 customers to date in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iraq, UAE, Tunisia, and Jordan. The Egyptian startup found that healthcare graduates and professionals were suffering from three main issues; outdated content and lack of good training in the faculties, expensive traditional training, etc. The company addresses all of this, offering a wide range of online courses by the best trainers with ADA-accredited certificates, along with practical training and offline courses.