Improving transparency and increasing efficiency within healthcare in Europe, Swedish marketplace for short-term staffing of healthcare personnel Bemlo has raised $3.3 million. The new funding will fuel its further expansion in existing and new markets in Europe. In addition to its home market Sweden, the startup has established operations in Norway and the U.K. during this year.
The seed round was backed by Y Combinator, Long Journey Ventures, Uncommon Capital, and a group of angel investors, including Dropbox co-founder Arash Ferdowsi, BloomTech co-founder Austen Allred and top executives from the Swedish digital health startup Kry.
The Stockholm-based startup connects nurses and doctors with care providers to fill temporary and longer vacancies. It collaborates with several care providers and staffing agencies to increase the transparency of all available short-term positions in different markets. The company claims to secure staffing of healthcare employers within 24 hours instead of the current three-month lead-time.
Benjamin Waye, CEO and co-founder of Bemlo said: “By providing a marketplace for short-term positions, we can match the right healthcare professionals with available short-term positions and address the current workforce shortage in healthcare.”
Lee Jacobs, founder and general partner at Long Journey Ventures added: “Bemlo is improving the work lives of healthcare workers in more European markets.”