Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone Invests in Delhi-based AI Startup Visit

In May 2015, Biz Stone led Series A investment of $3 million in local commerce mobile messaging app Lookup (acquired by NowFloats in January 2016).

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has invested in his "personal capacity" in a Delhi-based AI integrated health app ‘Visit’. The funding round also saw participation from BlueJeans Network co-founder Alagu Periyannan and Karthee Madasamy, a former top official of Qualcomm Ventures. Snapdeal co-founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, have also invested in Visit in their personal capacity, reports ET.

Founded in 2016 by four students of BITS-Pilani, including Anurag Prasad, Vaibhav Singh, Chetan Anand and Shashvat Tripathi, Visit is an on-demand healthcare service online platform which provides its users a pool of medical specialists and general physicians to choose from for consultation.

Visit recently introduced an artificial intelligence-based 'chatbot' facility on its platform that acts as a digital assistant to provide "smart help" to patients in accessing consultation from doctors. The bot learns about conditions and their associated symptoms by parsing millions of live chats on the Visit app and uses its NLP (Natural Language Processing) engine to extract information about symptoms and possible diagnoses by the doctor.

In May 2016, Visit had received funding from a Delhi-based company MapMyIndia that builds GIS & GPS based software and is backed by Indian eCommerce major Flipkart.

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