Local healthcare transport startup fuels up with $5M in new capital

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From left: Ankit Mathur, Angela Damiano and Mark Switaj. (RoundTrip)

Eighteen months after going live in Richmond, a Shockoe Bottom-based startup has pulled in seven figures worth of fresh cash.

Roundtrip, which makes software that patients and health care providers can use to coordinate non-emergency medical transportation, this week announced the closing of a $5.1 million capital raise.

The startup began offering its service in Richmond in late 2017 through a pilot program with GRTC.

Chief technology officer Ankit Mathur said the new funding will be used to add to its staff of 26 and to bolster its software.

“It’s going to allow us to scale the company,” Mathur said. “We’re going to target more health systems, more health plans, offer more paratransit and really expand the markets we’re in.”

The equity raise, which closed Wednesday, was led by Northern Virginia-based Motley Fool Ventures, which also has invested in WealthForge, a Richmond financial technology company.

Mathur said Roundtrip founders still retain a majority stake in the company. The company is based in Shockoe Bottom and also has an office in Philadelphia.

Its software is used in nearly 300 health care facilities in 20 states. Locally, it books rides for providers such as Bon Secours and VCU Health, as well as transportation companies and municipalities such as GRTC’s Care On-Demand program and Chesterfield County’s Access On Demand.

Mathur said going forward, Roundtrip sees expansion opportunities in plans offered through Medicare and Medicaid.

“We certainly believe there’s an opportunity to work with plans that are in Medicare Advantage space that are providing transportation as a benefit more and more,” he said.

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Congrats Ankit & team. Fun to follow your company’s growth and seeing your vision become a well capitalized reality! Congrats.