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Founders: Ed Thomas, Cary Gahm

Series: Seed

Sector: B2B SaaS, Healthcare, Marketplace

GoTu is leading the shift towards a more modern gig economy workforce in occupational licensed vertical through innovative technology, seamless onboarding and efficient matching of available shifts, becoming the platform of choice for modern employment at scale.

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Dental staffing startup GoTu raises $4.1M seed round to fuel expansion

Startup co-founders Edward Thomas and Cary Gahm admit their dental staffing app isn’t flashy. “What we do day-to-day might not be as sexy as NFTs, crypto coins or the Metaverse,” said Gahm, “but changing the way the world works is.”

GoTu offers a new and easier way to connect licensed hygienists with dental offices in need of temporary help. The Miami-based startup plans to expand in the dental staffing market as the gig economy continues to be a growing force in the changing world of work.


Launched at the end of 2019, GoTu (formerly TempMee) has already connected 3,000 dental offices with 6,000 on-demand hygienists in Florida and throughout the Southeast, despite the pandemic’s wrath. TempMee plans to open their technology platform to other types of dental professionals this year as the startup begins a national expansion, and fortunately, a group of Florida-based investors understand what the business could grow into.


GoTu is announcing today the closing of its seed round of $4.1 million, led by Roo Capital. Participating in the round were existing investors Florida Funders, Miami Angels, Flamingo Capital, Soliloquy Ventures and Florida Institute, as well as a new investor, Papa founder Andrew Parker’s Park Ventures.


“We’re seeing a dramatic shift unfold, in the occupational licensed space such as dental hygienists, where healthcare employees and employers are shifting more towards a gig economy workplace requiring innovative technology, seamless onboarding, and efficient matching of available shifts,” said Nate DaPore, who is managing partner at Roo Capital and lives in Miami. “GoTu is leading this segment of the market and becoming the platform of choice for modern employment at scale.”

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