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Scan.com raises £9.7m to combat medical image wait times

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Scan.com, a health tech startup backed by Monzo co-founder Tom Blomfield, has secured $12m (£9.7m) for its Series A round.

Founded in 2017, Scan.com’s creation was inspired by the extreme wait times faced by NHS patients in need of medical scans.

From MRIs to ultrasounds to X-rays, scans are a vital part of medical practices. However, given the high demand, cost, and administrative process of securing the equipment, patients in the public healthcare system can be forced to wait weeks and even months before they can undergo the scanning procedure.

London’s Scan.com is aiming to help get these patients seen quicker through a platform that guarantees a booked consultation within 48 hours.

The startup has partnered with scanning centres across the country, bringing together the hundreds of options into a single platform wherein users pay upfront to secure the fastest option.

In the past, Scan.com has been backed by several prominent angel investors, including Blomfield, as well as Funding Circle co-founder James Meekings.

The latest round was co-led by Aviva, YZR Capital, Oxford Capital, Triple Point, and Simplyhealth and also featured Forefront Venture Partners.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank our team for the hard work and commitment to making our vision a reality; we are lucky to have such a fantastic squad!” said Scan.com co-founder and CEO Charlie Bullock.

“We’ve gone from three to 35 people in less than 18 months to keep up with the growth, and there’s still a long way to go, but we’re learning as we go and moving at a serious pace.”

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