Meet Mediflash, a brand new French startup that wishes to enhance temp staffing in healthcare amenities, corresponding to nursing houses, clinics and psychological well being amenities. The corporate positions itself as an alternative choice to conventional temp staffing businesses. They declare to supply higher phrases for each caregivers and establishments.
“It prices a small fortune to well being amenities whereas caregivers are paid poorly,” co-founder Léopold Treppoz instructed me.
Conventional temp staffing businesses rent caregivers and nurses on their payroll. When a facility doesn’t have sufficient employees, they ask their traditional temp staffing company. The company finds somebody and expenses the power.
“After we began, we thought we might do a temp staffing company, however extra digital, extra tech,” Treppoz stated. However the startup realized they’d face the identical points as common temp staffing businesses.
As an alternative, they checked out different startups engaged on freelancer marketplaces for builders, mission managers, advertising consultants and extra. In France, a number of of them have been fairly profitable, corresponding to Comet, Malt, StaffMe and Brigad — a few of them even run a vertical centered on well being professionals. However Mediflash needs to focus particularly on caregivers.
Professionals signing as much as Mediflash are freelancers. Mediflash solely acts as a market that connects well being amenities with caregivers. The corporate says caregivers can count on extra income — as much as 20% — whereas amenities find yourself paying much less.
After all, it’s not a good comparability as temp staffing businesses rent caregivers. As a freelancer, you don’t have the identical advantages as a full-time worker. And particularly, you possibly can’t get unemployment advantages.
“However loads of caregivers say that this isn’t a difficulty as a result of there may be loads of demand [from health facilities],” Treppoz stated. On the platform, you’ll discover college students in nursing faculty who wish to earn a bit of cash, professionals who have already got a part-time job on the lookout for further work in addition to full-time substitute caregivers.
Normally, amenities simply need somebody for 3 days as a result of they’re operating brief on employees. Mediflash is properly conscious that well being amenities normally work with one temp staffing company and that’s it. That’s why the startup has a gross sales crew that has to speak with every facility one after the other. Proper now, the startup is usually centered on Metz, Nancy and Strasbourg.
Mediflash lately raised a $2 million funding spherical (€1.7 million) led by Firstminute Capital. A number of enterprise angels are additionally collaborating, corresponding to Alexandre Fretti (Malt), Alexandre Lebrun (Nabla), Simon Dawlat (Batch.com) and Marie
Outtier (Aiden.ai, acquired by Twitter).
To date, the corporate has managed 1,400 substitute days. Mediflash takes a lower on every transaction. The corporate now plans to develop to different cities throughout the nation.