Alphabet joins $50M funding for AI-powered stroke care

Viz.ai, a developer of artificial intelligence software for rapid stroke diagnosis and triage, announced Oct. 23 the close of a Series B funding round, which included participation from Alphabet's investment arm GV.

The $50 million fundraise will be used to expand Viz.ai's technology both physically and in terms of the disease states it can address, Dr. Chris Mansi, the startup's CEO, said in a news release.

The company's flagship software, which uses deep learning to transmit information about suspected acute ischemic stroke patients directly to specialists for treatment, is currently available in more than 300 hospitals in the U.S., including New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System and Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health.

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