Ambler raises €6 million!
Ambler, the first smart network for medical transport, has raised €6 million in a financing round that comes just 18 months after its first round of funding. These funds were raised with Bpifrance via the Digital venture division, Idinvest Partners, Partech and Kima Ventures, to accelerate the development of its platform for connecting healthcare transporters and institutions.
Ambler is disrupting a fragmented market of health transport, which sees a myriad of independent carriers encountering difficulties in optimizing their services, with hospital staff having to manually manage each trip. With the non-emergency medical transport market representing 80 million journeys per year with a worth of 5 billion euros in France alone, it is clear that the disjointed system must be improved. To solve this issue, Ambler has launched a service to manage inter-hospital patient transfers via an online platform, which has been reformed to return inter-hospital transfer expenses to the hospital budget. With Ambler, the heavy administrative work that is implied by such important healthcare journeys is simplified considerably, relieving the burden this has on healthcare staff, as well as buyers and the financial teams of the institutions.
Nicolas Dumont, Product Director and co-founder of Ambler, explains: "The industry is lagging behind technologically: the offer is often limited to complex order-taking software for healthcare institutions. We have created a simple and interoperable platform that allows customers to book a trip in seconds. Ambler is more than just hospital software, it is also the point of contact between the hospital and the transporters: a one-stop shop for healthcare transport across the entire value chain to simplify, organize and impact the cost and quality of services.”