Navenio has secured £5 million investment to help revolutionise healthcare efficiency worldwide. 

The ‘indoor GPS’ scaleup – which welcomed Connie Moser as CEO last year and raised £9m in a Series A round in 2020 – said the new funding tops up that round.

The round was led by Oxford Science Enterprises, and saw Navenio’s existing investors, including G.K. Goh Ventures, Big Pi Ventures, George Robinson, and the University of Oxford, participate.

Oxford University spinout Navenio’s technology streamlines patient care logistics within complex healthcare environments, optimising workflow efficiency. Real-time location awareness of patients, staff and medical equipment combined with Uber-like intelligence of task allocation, current path of motion, and optimal route determination enables smart, automated orchestration of patient care.

With access to real-time actionable insights, such as over- or under-utilisation of resources (staff and/or medical equipment), Navenio’s ‘Intelligent Location and Workforce Solutions’ facilitate improved operational efficiency and effectiveness, optimal resource utilisation, creating enhanced revenue opportunities and better staff collaboration around the orchestration of care.  

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With a range of existing customer partners in the UK, including NHS organisations, facilities management businesses and private hospital groups, the investment will fuel further expansion and growth in the United States healthcare market, as well as other geographies. 

“We invest in companies with the potential to become leaders in their field, and that is why we’re proud to back the incredible team at Navenio on their latest fundraise,” said Heather Roxborough, head of HealthTech at Oxford Science Enterprises. 

“Navenio is revolutionising the way we create more efficient healthcare workplaces, through its proven technology powered platform for indoor mapping, and we are excited to continue supporting the team on the next stage of the company’s journey as they look to deliver its offering to a wider range of use cases and across new geographies.”

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Andy Carruthers, CIO University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, commented: “Navenio has enabled a 66% increase in efficiency and effectiveness in our portering workforce across the 3 Leicester hospitals. 

“Patient flow and experience has improved by getting the right person to the right place at the right time, and the platform has been enthusiastically adopted by our teams. I look forward to expanding our use of Navenio to support additional workgroups and integrate into our other core technologies.”

Moser added: “This investment will go a long way in helping Navenio to ramp up its offering in the US as well as in new geographies. We’re on a strong growth trajectory, and accelerating our deployment for real world impact across healthcare and beyond is our top priority.”

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