Zini.ai, an AI-powered multilingual virtual physician by Delhi-based Grainpad Pvt Ltd, has raised Pre Series A funding from Solarus Group, a London based venture capital & private equity firm with a presence in England, Egypt and India. The funds will be used towards enhancing existing technology, new business development and expanding into new geographies.
Zini.ai is India’s first AI-powered, voice-based virtual physician designed by a team of experienced doctors and techies. Founded by Dr Rohit Sharma in 2017, Zini provides genuine expert medical guidance and directs patients to seek timely medical help. Accessible through an app, Zini allows users to ‘Talk to Zini’ about any medical symptom or health issues. With an Alexa-like experience, the app can evaluate 950+ health symptoms, 300+ diseases, provide a detailed report, recommend the best course of action and share details of nearby medical facilities that a patient can reach out to.
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“We started Zini with an aim to make expert medical advice accessible to everyone and to bridge the gap in the doctor-patient ratio in India. Over the last three years, our conversational AI-powered multilingual virtual physician ‘Zini’ has received an overwhelming response from hospitals, our customers and the medical fraternity. We are pleased with the further validation of our product and business model from our investors. The new investment will accelerate our next phase of growth and enable us to strengthen our existing technology,” said Dr Rohit Sharma, CEO and Founder, Zini.ai.
Tamer Soliman, CEO and Director, Solarus Group, said, “We are excited to be investing in Zini.ai. The team has shown great commitment over the last several years in building a product that is solving a real-world problem. Zini’s ability to discuss symptoms, diagnose accurately and recommend the best course of action has the potential to help every player involved in the healthcare sector, from patients to healthcare professionals. We believe that the startup is solving a large unmet need in the market, and it has the potential to become a defining brand in the category it operates in. We are happy to be a part of their growth story.”
Zini has been trained on medical data very specific to the Indian population. Over the last few years, Zini’s medical team of 10+ doctors has curated a database of symptoms, the reasons behind them, and the possible course of action for the symptoms. Available on Android, users can download the app and start using Zini as their personal health guide. Each user gets a Unique Global Health ID where all the relevant information about the patient gets recorded. Zini currently works with 5 hospitals, 10+ telehealth platforms, and has 15,000+ Android users, thus validating its use case in an array of market segments.