KenSci, a Seattle, WA-based provider of a healthcare data platform and machine learning-powered applications, raised $8.5M in Series A funding.
The round was led by Ignition Partners with participation from Osage University Partners and Mindset Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds to accelerate innovation for its machine learning platform and expand operations.
Led by Samir Manjure, CEO and co-founder, KenSci provides a healthcare data platform and machine learning-powered applications built collaboratively with practicing physicians, data scientists, machine learning developers and computing and biomedical researchers to predict clinical risk, financial risk and operational risk. Incubated at the University of Washington (UW) Tacoma, the company was spun out in 2015 after more than four years of research and industry-academic collaboration.
KenSci leverages Microsoft’s Azure and Cortana suite to power cloud-scale machine learning.
The company, which was previously part of Microsoft Accelerators’ Data Science program, has offices in Dallas, Singapore and Hyderabad.