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Vamstar raises $1.7m to reinvent procurement in healthcare

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Vamstar, the London-based startup that’s creating the world's first AI powered B2B healthcare marketplace secures major seed funding

Vamstar logoCOVID-19 has shaken the notion of supply chain stability in the global economy and it has shone a spotlight on the importance of sourcing and procurement, especially within healthcare. 

However, Vamstar, a London-based startup is reinventing healthcare procurement, by using data science to connect billions of data points across the supply chain. Vamstar enables real-time profiling of suppliers and buyers while matching recommendations across various contracts, tenders, and direct purchases.  This process improves market access, and achieves significant time and cost savings for both buyers and suppliers. 

Vamstar currently matches $2Tn of healthcare contracts and tenders for pharmaceutical products, medical devices, healthcare services, and medical technologies across public and private buyers like hospitals, universities and governments in 70+ countries. 

And its business is set to grow further with the announcement of a $1.7Mn seed funding led by btov with participation from Antler and Begin Capital

download“The healthcare industry is still spending 40% of its revenue base on matching buyers and suppliers manually, using legacy systems. This is a time consuming process that costs hospitals money, while hampering the ability of suppliers to position new technologies. We want to put an end to that. Vamstar is introducing data-driven decision making in the $8.4Tn global healthcare supply chain to replace manual processes in sourcing and procurement. Connected transaction level data is critical to lead the transformation of the healthcare supply chain and has the potential to unlock tremendous value.” explains Praful Mehta, co-founder and CEO of Vamstar

“An increasing need for competitive, diversified and transparent sourcing approaches and the manifestation of value-based tendering and procurement ?create the foundation for a future infrastructure platform in health care procurement. Having known the company since its very early days, we were able to eye-witness the impressive and rapid development of Vamstar over the last few months.” adds Jan-Hendrik Buerk, Principal at btov

Vamstar has won multiple Innovate UK grants with the University of Sheffield and the University of Nottingham, to contribute to post-COVID recovery by ensuring that the supply chain risk and supply-demand matching can be monitored in real-time within our healthcare systems. 

The startup will now focus on building the supplier and buyer related use-cases to accelerate growth and also to expand its global teams with new roles in sales and marketing, product development, and data analysis.




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Published on: 4th February 2021

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