Viz, a San Francisco, CA-based artificial intelligence (AI) medical imaging company dedicated to optimizing emergency treatment, closed a $7.5m seed round of financing.
The round was led by DHVC (Danhua Capital) and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors with participation from Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, DHVC’s Kevin Ding and Innovation Endeavors’ Dror Berman will join the Viz Board.
The company will use the funds to accelerate the development and market penetration of its platform—focusing on stroke.
Co-founded by CEO Chris Mansi, a neurosurgeon and Stanford MBA; David Golan Ph.D., a postdoc from Stanford in statistics with expertise in AI and deep learning networks; and Manoj Ramachandran, a consultant orthopedic surgeon and former hospital CIO, Viz provides an AI technology platform that uses deep learning to allow emergency room doctors and medical specialists to categorize medical images, speed up time-sensitive diagnoses and optimize treatment pathways for patients.
The company also has offices in Tel Aviv and London.