[Funding alert] Healthcare AI startup Endimension raises Rs 2.3 Cr from Inflection Point Ventures

IPV announced Endimension as its 31st deal for 2021, likely to invest Rs 155 crore this year across 60 plus startups.
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Healthcare AI startup, Endimension, incubated at IIT Bombay in 2018, has raised Rs 2.3 crore in a seed round from Inflection Point Ventures, an angel investment platform. The funds raised will be utilised to acquire talent for new product development, R&D and for boosting the sales team to fuel further growth.

Currently, the startup stands with a commendable in-house AI technology team and a combined experience of over 35 years. The AI platform of the startup helps to automatically detect abnormalities and diseases, via AI algorithms from medical scans, so as to reduce patient misdiagnosis and increase Radiologists’ efficiency.

Ankur Mittal, Co-founder, Inflection Point Ventures said,

“Cutting edge technologies are being used in many complex treatments and surgeries. These are early days for application of AI and ML at the diagnostic stage, not only in India but worldwide. Many companies are working on building intelligence for different body parts which shows the opportunity at play here. The use cases range from providing teleradiology services to medical institutions in the west to supporting lack of infrastructure in remote parts of India.”

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“Shortage of good radiologists worldwide is another key driver. Endimension is building a unique GTM for the Indian market and has entered into a couple of interesting JVs in related areas in the west building additional valuation opportunities for its investors,” Ankur added.

Deployed for radiology reporting at 100 hospitals and radiology labs, Endimension was selected for NVIDIA AI Inception Program and is a part of ‘Microsoft for Startups’ Community.

Bharadwaj Kss, Founder and CEO, Endimension is an alumni of IIT Madras and IIT Bombay and has experience of over a decade in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning research.

He said, “There is a global shortage of radiologists leading to radiologist burnout and patient misdiagnosis. The number of medical images is increasing exponentially whereas radiologists are only growing linearly. We wanted to bridge this demand-supply gap using our Radiology AI Platform. Our AI platform improves radiologist efficiency and reduces patient misdiagnosis. The team at IPV believed in our cause and vision, and are supporting us with growth strategy and investment.”

According to the startup, the global AI in medical diagnostics market is projected to reach $3800 million by 2025 from $500 million in 2020, growing at a CAGR of 50.2 percent during the forecast period. Growth in this market is primarily driven by government initiatives to increase the adoption of AI-based technologies, increasing demand for AI tools in the medical field, growing focus on reducing the workload of radiologists, influx of large and complex datasets, growth in funding for AI-based startups, and the growing number of cross-industry partnerships and collaborations.

Edited by Anju Narayanan