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14 May 2020

A rota management tool has received £6M and could help the NHS

London-based startup Rotageek, a rotation management tool that helps organisations schedule staff effectively has received £6M from Calculus Capital and Mobeus.

Rotageek will offer free three-month trials of its data-driven workforce management solution to the NHS to support medical teams facing complex scheduling problems during the COVID-19 crisis. The tech is being implemented across hospitals nationwide, including the Liverpool Dental Hospital, which has been reorganised into a COVID-19 Urgent Treatment Centre.

“It’s our mission to create a step-change in scheduling to improve not only how businesses and organisations run their operations, but to also positively and significantly impact the lives of shift-based employees,” he said. As a [former] doctor, I am particularly passionate about taking those benefits to the healthcare sector. We are excited about this new funding round, are pleased to welcome Calculus and to receive continued support from Mobeus.” – Dr Chris McCullough, CEO of Rotageek

Founded by CEO Dr Chris McCullough – who spent 16 years in the NHS and 8 years as an Emergency Medicine Physician, CTO Nick Mann and Professor Roy Pounder, Rotageek‘s cloud-based platform includes automatic scheduling enabled by machine learning which makes it easier for staff to swap and cover shifts and know when they are working.

“Workforce management is crying out for innovation, as existing manual processes and legacy solutions are unable to effectively meet the demands of a modern-day enterprise workforce. RotaGeek’s technologically advanced proposition is proven to solve this issue, and effectively competes against much larger players. I’m delighted to continue to support this strong and capable management team from Series A to Series B.” – Greg Blin, Mobeus and now a member of Rotageek Board

Rotageek has already established a strong position in the UK retail sector, working with High Street names such as Prêt a Manger, The Perfume Shop, Dune, Pets at Home and O2. This investment will enable Rotageek to help retailers maximise operational efficiency when lockdown ends.

“We were attracted to Rotageek by the strength of their management team and their impressive technology, which delivers significant measurable returns for clients. The company has a strong client base in its core sector and with this investment is poised to expand into the global workforce management market, which is valued at over £3B. We are delighted that Rotageek is also in a position to assist the NHS at this difficult time.” – Alexander Crawford, Co-Head of Investments at Calculus