San Francisco-based MUrgency Inc., an emergency response app, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Axilor Ventures.
Founded in 2014 by Shaffi Mather and Sweta Mangal, MUrgency is a mobile app that connects people who need emergency response in real-time. Besides, it also makes the nearest emergency responder (doctor, nurse, paramedic, ambulance, etc.) available to a person facing any emergency.
Shaffi Mather said, “The company will use the proceeds of the funding to develop the brand, recruit talent, augment technology, and scale operations.”
MUrgency has developed a responder network of 36+ hospital emergency rooms, 40+ ambulances and 350+ medical professionals. Trial runs and initial response have shown that the average response time is under 9.20 minutes. MUrgency was developed with membership in BCtA @ UNDP (Business Call to Action at the United Nations Development Program) and in academic partnership with Stanford ChangeLabs, Harvard Asia Center and MIT Global Health.
Srinath Batni, co-founder of Axilor said, “In any medical emergency the first ten minutes may mean life or death. Most of us waste these critical minutes in making multiple calls or even worse finding out which number to call. With the MUrgency app, a medical professional trained in life support reaches the patient or victim in under 10 minutes in urban areas. I believe this can transform emergency medical response globally”.
MUrgency has recently won Startup of the Year 2016 at Startup Grind Conference 2016 at Redwood City, California and the prestigious SXSX Accelarator 2016 in Austin, Texas.
The company aims to make emergency responses available to anyone, anytime, and anywhere, (globally) with just a tap on a mobile phone, by 2020. As per the startup, it will cover entire Punjab before 30 June, 2016 and then pan India by 2018.
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