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Startups Tackling Nursing Shortage Raise Big Sums

By: Joanna Glasner

On the face of it, the health care staffing shortage doesn’t seem like an obvious dilemma for startups to tackle. After all, venture-backed startups are about taking on problems one can solve with massively scalable technologies. And nursing—which requires hands-on attention from actual humans—isn’t a job you can replace with software.

Nonetheless, in recent quarters we see a lot of funding activity around ventures offering tools and platforms aimed at making it easier to find, fill and upskill for health care jobs. In particular, a number of startups are looking to address the nursing shortage, which has reached epic proportions since the beginning of the pandemic.

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