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Ambee will be using the funds raised to strengthen its technology platform and its operations

Ambulance-hailing platform Ambee raises funding from Uber anAmaya Capital and others
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Hyderabad-based ambulance hailing platform Ambee, run by 1st consult Technologies has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Uber, anAmaya Capital, an Ahmedabad-based early stage investor and some other investors.

Ambee will be using the funds raised to strengthen its technology platform and its operations. “Some of the amount will also be spent on expanding out network of ambulances,” says Rohit Kumar, COO, Ambee.

Founded by Jaimon Jose, Rohit Kumar and Amit Sharma in March 2016, Ambee is an ambulance hailing platform that is trying to solve a problem in healthcare transportation.

“When people need an ambulance, it’s usually not very easy to find one. Vehicle quality is a huge issue and there is no standard pricing either. We are trying to address this by bringing in a professional service,” says Rohit.

Ambee screens every vehicle it brings on board for quality, has a standard pricing and enables real-time tracking of the ambulance.

While it has a 24x7 helpline for B2C customers, its larger focus is on providing this service to hospitals and on its technology platform, which caters to large fleet owners.

Incubated at T-Hub in Hyderabad, Ambee last raised a seed funding of $200,000 in June last year from a group of investors, which helped it kick start operations.

Ambee was one of the three winners of Uber’s country-wise competition last year called UberPitch, where various startups with at least one woman in a leadership position competed for a $120,000 prize pool. Uber’s former CEO Travis Kalanick, at this point, committed investing $50,000 in Ambee as part of the competition.

Ambee currently has a fleet of over 300 ambulances and a presence in Hyderabad and Bengaluru. It aims to expand to the top five metros by the end of this year.

This article has been produced with inputs from T-Hub as a part of a partner program.

 

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