South Africa’s Envisionit Deep AI gets $1.65M to expand access to medical imaging
Dr. Jaishree Naidoo was in charge of pediatric radiology at a South African hospital in 2014, when she had a moment of epiphany after coming across a news story on the usage of AI recognition pattern in distinguishing animals.
As a radiologist with 20 years of experience, Naidoo was already familiar with pattern recognition, and she could immediately see how AI could be used in the industry to transform the access to diagnostic imaging. The flame had been lit, and in 2019, together with her husband, Terence Naidu, and Andrei Migatchev, Naidoo launched Envisionit Deep AI, a healthtech startup that uses AI to bridge demand for diagnostic imaging.
Envisionit Deep AI is now on the path to growth backed by a $1.65 million investment from New GX Ventures SA, a joint venture between New GX Capital, RMB Ventures and GIIG Africa. This was after the startup emerged the Southern Africa regional winner at the African Startup Awards.
“We have this exciting goal to combine revolutionary technology like artificial intelligence with radiology and we want to transform the way radiologists…