Biz Stone, one of the founders of Twitter has invested in his ‘personal capacity’ in Visit, a health-based startup. Visit uses an AI-powered chatbot for health advice and this is what drove Biz Stone to make this investment as he wishes to contribute to a future where AI is seen as a ‘positive enhancement of humanity’.
Snapdeal’s co-founders, Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, US-based BlueJeans Network co-founder Alagu Periyannan and Karthee Madasamy, a former top official of Qualcomm Ventures also participated in the round of funding.
Biz Stone shared, “Visit facilitates a symbiotic relationship between AI and doctors, making a hugely positive impact on patients. This is why I can get so optimistic about technology amplifying the best in humanity. Investing in Visit is my small way of contributing to a future where AI is seen as a positive enhancement of humanity that really does improve lives.”
Visit was founded in 2016 by BITS, Pilani students Anurag Prasad, Vaibhav Singh, Shashvat Tripathi and Chetan Anand. It provides an on-demand health care service online platform offering its users a pool of medical specialists and general physicians to choose from.
Vaibhav Singh, co-founder, Visit shared that a major source of their revenue comes from corporates and health insurance providers. Companies like HDFC AMC, Wipro CCLG, and Rolls-Royce are working with Visit to make the platform available to their employees and subscribers as a health benefit.
Recently, it introduced an AI-based chatbot that acts as a digital assistant to provide ‘smart help’ to patients in accessing consultation with doctors. Now, with this latest funding, it will work towards building its telemedicine app, including offering AI driven diagnosis. Visit has also received funding from MapMyIndia, in the past.
The health-tech startup aims to reach a million more users in 2018 and become the go-to app for quality health advice.