Meet Mediflash, a brand new French startup that desires to enhance temp staffing in healthcare amenities, resembling nursing houses, clinics and psychological well being amenities. The corporate positions itself as a substitute for conventional temp staffing companies. 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 informed me.
Conventional temp staffing companies rent caregivers and nurses on their payroll. When a facility doesn’t have sufficient employees, they ask their ordinary temp staffing company. The company finds somebody and costs the ability.
“Once 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 companies.
As an alternative, they checked out different startups engaged on freelancer marketplaces for builders, venture managers, advertising specialists and extra. In France, a couple of of them have been fairly profitable, resembling Comet, Malt, StaffMe and Brigad — a few of them even run a vertical targeted 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 anticipate extra income — as much as 20% — whereas amenities find yourself paying much less.
After all, it’s not a good comparability as temp staffing companies rent caregivers. As a freelancer, you don’t have the identical advantages as a full-time worker. And specifically, you’ll be able to’t get unemployment advantages.
“However a variety of caregivers say that this isn’t a difficulty as a result of there’s a variety of demand [from health facilities],” Treppoz stated. On the platform, you’ll discover college students in nursing college who wish to earn a bit of cash, professionals who have already got a part-time job searching for extra work in addition to full-time substitute caregivers.
Often, amenities simply need somebody for 3 days as a result of they’re working 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 targeted on Metz, Nancy and Strasbourg.
Mediflash just lately raised a $2 million funding spherical (€1.7 million) led by Firstminute Capital. A number of enterprise angels are additionally collaborating, resembling Alexandre Fretti (Malt), Alexandre Lebrun (Nabla), Simon Dawlat (Batch.com) and Marie Outtier (Aiden.ai, acquired by Twitter).
To this point, the corporate has managed 1,400 substitute days. Mediflash takes a minimize on every transaction. The corporate now plans to broaden to different cities throughout the nation.