Patients waiting on the phone to book an appointment with a medical doctor as we know has been a universally-accepted struggle. But with a growing aging population coupled with increased burdens on the medical sector, it’s a problem that has come to stay. This can only change except there’s innovation, and that is the mission of startup Aaron.ai.
To address this concern, the Berlin-based startup has developed a digital practice assistant and has just secured €3.5 million to scale this mission in a funding round led by BonVenture, Futury Capital, and IBB Ventures.
Founded seven years ago, precisely in 2015 by ‘Richard von Schaewen’, ‘Tobias Wagenführer’ and ‘Iwan Lappo-Danilewski’, the subject startup offer an AI-powered assistant that takes the burden off medical staff and helps patients to handle their challenges through the phone 24/7.
Aaron.ai is a product that takes calls from patients when the team of medical practitioners is unavailable and handles them automatically. Using artificial intelligence, the subject tech bridges the gap between the growing medical staff shortage and the aging society, which is really a huge concern. The product offers a solution that can be booked online with a few clicks while addressing the concern of staff shortage by making artificial intelligence readily accessible.
According to data, more than 2k physicians already use the AI-powered employee “Aaron” to automatically take calls and prioritize them, which in turn, relieves staff in the medical field. It was also figured out recently that startup Aaron.ai’s product also relieved Germany’s health offices by answering inquiries regarding Covid-19 in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of Health and the Institute for Public Health at the Charité University in Berlin.
Responding to this development, Investment Manager at BonVenture ‘Paul Garte’, said: “We are convinced that Aaron makes a very important contribution to better patient care – on the one hand by improving the accessibility of doctors and on the other hand by relieving medical staff”.
In addition, ‘Christian Seegers’, Investment Director at IBB Ventures, commented: “Aaron.ai’s smart telephone assistant improves doctor-patient communication, relieves the burden on medical staff, and saves patients unnecessary waiting time in a telephone loop. We were immediately impressed by the product’s scope of services and are convinced that Aaron, with its experienced team of founders, is ideally positioned to benefit from the ongoing digitalization in the healthcare market”.
Meanwhile, the latest fundraise will help the young company to expand its product offering in addition to growing the team that is geared towards positively impacting medical systems across the continent of Europe.
‘Benjamin Krahmer’, Managing Director of Futury Capital, equally added: “We consider AI-based business models to be very attractive, as AI is increasingly finding its way into everyday life. Aaron has succeeded in developing a scalable solution that is already simplifying the lives of doctors and patients and making them more efficient. We look forward to working with the founding team as they continue to grow”.
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