Aging populations, chronic diseases and the rise of ambulatory healthcare have caused a significant increase in medical transportation in France, which today amounts to a €5 billion market – surpassing that of taxis and rental vehicles.
The French startup Ambler’s platform allows individuals and healthcare institutions to easily book private ambulances, medical transportation operators, and approved taxis in order to meet the growing demand. The platform saves time for health care workers, optimises fleet utilisation, and lets individuals book their medical transportation from the best operators in just a few clicks.
“We constantly meet new transportations companies to increase the capacity of our network, generate significant scale benefits and position our partners on bigger and bigger markets,” explained Mehdi Ben Abroug, co-founder and CEO of Ambler. “We offer the health institutions exceptional deliverability of transportation requests as well as thorough cost control. Our approach enables all medical transportation companies, and especially SMBs, to make their way in the current context of regulatory reform.”
Just founded in 2018, the startup has just raised a €1.5 million round from Partech Ventures, Idinvest Partners, Kima Ventures, and several angels. It is already the funding using to recruit engineers to further develop its tech platform, as well as to grow its operational team in the field.
“The team at Ambler has the ambition to answer to the current regulatory changes by bringing budget control, fairness and ethics through technology and operational excellency,” said Louis Bô, Investment Manager at Idinvest Partners. “The stakes are huge: create enough value so that budget constrain does not provoke neither a decrease in quality of service nor an impoverishment of the most vulnerable professionals of medical transportation.”