Scan.com significantly reduces diagnostic wait times to a week, a third of the NHS average
London, 08/09/2022, 9:00AM: Diagnostic imaging platform Scan.com has closed a £2.2m round, led by Triple Point Ventures, with participation from StartUp Health and Plug and Play Ventures. YZR Capital is following on after leading Scan.com’s £2m seed round last year.
Scan.com dramatically speeds up the process of booking and receiving results for medical imaging scans. Patients who use Scan.com can book scans via its sophisticated online booking system and receive a referral, scan, and results in one week. With 1 in 4 NHS patients waiting longer than six weeks for scans, there is an increasing need to provide alternative options to avoid health issues from becoming serious.
The platform features a booking portal and proprietary API, through which consultants, clinicians and digital health providers can easily refer their patients for imaging. By fitting seamlessly into their existing workflows, Scan.com removes layers of admin that healthcare professionals previously faced.
Charlie Bullock, co-founder and CEO of Scan.com, said: “We’re incredibly excited to use this latest round of funding to empower even more people to take their healthcare into their own hands, by making diagnostic imaging accessible to everyone, everywhere.
“For too long, the diagnostic imaging world has been difficult and expensive to access, and we’re here to fix that. As well as allowing patients to book scans in an easy and affordable manner, Scan.com is now working closely with imaging centres in the USA, UK and Germany to help them transition to the post-COVID-19 digital world.”
Scan.com plans to use the funds to expand its diagnostics-as-a-service proposition in the USA and Germany, as well as rapidly scale its B2B platform in the U.K. by introducing new products for medicolegal, health insurance and telehealth providers.
The company has recently made several key commercial hires, including Dr Lizzie Tuckey, who will leverage her experience as former Head of Clinical Strategy at Bupa to position Scan.com as the go-to imaging provider for private medical insurers. She will also facilitate seamless integrations with the UK’s largest physiotherapy groups.
Scan.com was founded by clinicians Jasper Nissim and Khalid Latief, alongside serial entrepreneur Charlie Bullock (CEO) and ex-Managing Director of online cleaning platform Helpling Oliver Knight (COO). After bootstrapping Scan.com as a side project, Charlie and Oliver went full-time in 2021, and launched Scan.com as a global brand in 2022.
Over the past 12 months, Scan.com has agreed partnerships with leading digital health providers Rehab Guru, Medbelle, Klarity and Mindstep, as well as supply-side agreements with Medneo in Germany, and Northside Hospital Group in the USA among others. They join an existing roster of partnerships between Scan.com and some of the largest healthcare firms in the UK, including the likes of Nuffield Health and Aviva.
Scan.com has the backing of notable angel investors Evelyn Bourke, ex-BUPA CEO, and Tom Blomfield, ex-Monzo CEO and founder.
Jamie Tomalin, Investment Associate at Triple Point Ventures, said: “Scan.com has rapidly emerged as the UK’s leading private medical imaging platform, now integrating supply from over 200 imaging centres.
“These integrations uniquely position Scan.com to become the diagnostic infrastructure layer for digital health, enabling better supply visibility, pricing transparency, and streamlining antiquated workflows. Having recently launched in the US and Germany at the request of existing suppliers, Triple Point Ventures is excited to be backing Charlie, Oliver and Jasper to realise their global vision.”
Kieran Borrett, UK Director of Plug and Play, said: “Scan.com have built an incredible platform that results in market efficiencies, better customer experiences and reduced costs. Plug and Play are proud to partner with Scan.com to support international expansion into the US, Germany and other large markets where Plug and Play have a presence.”