Nolea Health, a healthcare jobs marketplace platform, has raised £1 million in seed funding and launched publicly following 12 months in ‘stealth mode’.

Nolea Health matches mental healthcare clinicians with vacant jobs across healthcare organisations and health systems. Its algorithm utilises the clinician’s profile data, such as experience, education and work preferences, with employers’ job requirements, location, and work culture, to increase the likelihood of successful matches and hires for short-term work opportunities. 

Once matched, the company hires the clinician to deliver short-term remote-based and in-person mental healthcare.

CEO Richie Dawes, the ex-CTO of UK mental healthcare company Clinical Partners, spent three years building its full-stack virtual care technology before founding Nolea Health in 2022. 

Dawes has led eCommerce marketplace launches for JustEat, YOOX Net-a-Porter Group, Gianni Versace S.r.l, and Conde Nast’s

The round was led by Frontline Ventures, with participation from Calm/Storm Ventures and other notable industry figures, including Anne Heraty, ex-CEO of CPL Resources, and Mahiben Maruthappu, CEO of Cera.

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“Our mental healthcare industry is in crisis. The demand for services is growing, while the supply of skilled professionals is dwindling,” said Dawes. “Our mission at Nolea Health is to create a revolutionary platform that will change how healthcare providers find talent and healthcare professionals find jobs. 

“With our innovative approach, we believe we can make a real difference in this area and successfully address the urgent issue of staff shortages.”

Clinicians on the platform can also share their dynamic availability, enabling employers to find suitable candidates for their open positions. Additionally, clinicians can manage all licensing and credential data in one place, saving valuable time on both sides during the onboarding process.

Nolea Health has made significant strides in the last 12 months, receiving its first investment cheque through ODX, the On Deck Global Accelerator program in January 2022 and participating in the Google Black Founder Fund program last summer. The company received non-dilutive cash grants, Google Cloud credits, and hands-on support.

“Richie’s background in healthcare and his experience in launching marketplaces puts him in prime position to build the perfect solution to this urgent issue,” said Frontline Ventures partner William McQuillan.

Nolea Health, currently in beta, also aims to expand its reliable job marketplace beyond mental healthcare to address workforce planning challenges and staff shortages in other areas of healthcare.

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