Founders: Saif AlJaibeji, Noor AlKamil
The Middle East’s 50 Most-Funded Startups
Rank: #11


Country: U.A.E
Funding: $23 million
Investors: 971 Capital
Founded In: 2017
Digital health insurance

Sehteq offers low-cost health insurance plans to individuals and SMEs in the U.A.E. The company was founded in 2017, and has since amassed around 650,000 consumers and created a network of more than 2,200 providers, according to the company. Co-founder Saif AlJaibeji is an experienced physician and executive, who acted as regional CEO for U.S.-based healthcare company UnitedHealth Group. Co-founder Noor AlKamil is also a physician and holds a master’s degree in microbiology and immunology from Harvard University. Sehteq raised $23 million from U.A.E.-based 971 Capital this year.