Dutch startup LeQuest raises €7 million to e-train healthcare employees on medical technology

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Rotterdam–based medtech startup LeQuest creates interactive and customised e-trainings that empower healthcare professionals to confidently and competently use medical technology. The company’s online trainings improve the implementation and use of medical devices and relieves customers of regulatory pressures so they can focus on their patients.

Founded in 2011, the startup has just received €7 million from new investors MedFinance and InnovationQuarter, along with the company’s existing investors NextGen Ventures, Noaber Ventures, and Philips Health Technology Ventures.

LeQuest’s mission to reinvent how medical personnel is trained on medical technology, in order to improve the quality of healthcare, increase medical technology efficiency, and reduce adverse events. To this end, it uses simulation-based educational solutions, primarily for high-risk medical technology in hospitals.

Over the past few years, LeQuest has experienced a strong increase in demand for its services from hospitals as well as manufacturers to effectively train and certify healthcare professionals in the use of medical technology. LeQuest is working with major customers including Philips, Siemens, Medtronic, GE, and other large medical device manufacturers, and has active users in more than 15 countries in Europe and the Americas.

“We are proud of the strong network of partners and customers we have attracted and together we look forward to increasing our impact globally and serving our customers even better in the coming years,” said Hicham Shatou, founder and CEO of LeQuest. “This could not have been possible without the strong will of our dedicated and talented team that want to improve the use of medical technology and increase the quality of care.” 

With this investment round LeQuest will accelerate its growth by intensifying its collaboration with device manufacturers and expanding its services to hospitals geographically.

“LeQuest is a good example of how a young, dynamic company can grow from startup to scale-up,” said Francis Quint, head of InnovationQuarter Capital. “The ability to constantly adapt its business model to developments in the market while remaining flexible has brought LeQuest to where it is today. This investment round will enable LeQuest to accelerate its growth together with its strategic partners.”

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