Christopher Isaac Stone, popularly known as Biz Stone–the co-founder of Twitter has invested in Delhi-based healthtech startup ‘Visit’. The funding round also saw participation from BlueJeans Network co-founder Alagu Periyannan and Karthee Madasamy, a former top official of Qualcomm Ventures.
The quantum of investment could not be ascertained.
Among Indian investors, Snapdeal co-founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal have also invested in their personal capacity in Visit, reports ET.
Founded in 2016 by 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’s recently enabled a chatbot facility on its platform which acts as a digital assistant to provide “smart help” to patients in accessing consultation with doctors. The bot uses its Natural Language Processing (NLP) engine to extract information from live chats of Visit app about patients symptoms which get diagnosed by the doctor.
The startup claims to be country’s first AI-integrated health app, and it had pitched the investors highlighting this aspect only.
Visit offers paid online consultation, through video and voice channels, and seven days of free follow-up check-up over text chat. Besides, it also allows users to get their health queries answered in few minutes with their free text-a-doctor service – ‘Q’.
The healthtech startup claims to have an assortment of 2,200 doctors under its umbrella, which includes psychologists, dietitians, dermatologists, sexologists, gynaecologists, preventive cardiology, and paediatrician, besides general physicians.
Earlier, Visit had raised seed funding in May 2016 from Flipkart-backed MapMyIndia-a Delhi-based company that builds GIS & GPS based software.
Visit is the second bet for the Twitter’s co-founder in India. In May 2015, he led Series A investment of $3 million in local commerce mobile messaging app Lookup. However, the investment seems to have turned south as it failed to keep afloat independently. It got acquihired by Blume-funded NowFloats in January 2016.
Apart from Twitter, Stone is the co-founder of Medium– a social publishing network and Jelly HQ- a human-powered discovery and search parsing engine driven by images (Crunchbase). He is also an angel investor and advisor in a slew of startups such as Square, Slack, Medium, Nest, Beyond Meat, Pinterest, Intercom, and Faraday.