Hippocratic AI, a startup headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and specializing in the development of a Large Language Model (LLM) dedicated to healthcare safety, has successfully garnered $50 million in seed funding.
The fundraising round drew support from two major investors, General Catalyst and Andreessen Horowitz, who co-led the initiative. The financial boost is earmarked for broadening the company’s operations and extending its commercial reach.
Hippocratic AI is engaged in creating the first LLM specifically tailored for the healthcare industry, with an initial emphasis on non-diagnostic, patient-centric applications. This strategic direction allows the company to prioritize patient safety while simultaneously enhancing access to healthcare and improving health outcomes.
In addition to this, the firm has innovated a unique benchmark that measures the “bedside manner” of large language models. This tool ensures that the emotional wellbeing of patients is considered and safeguarded, further highlighting Hippocratic AI’s commitment to patient care.
With these pioneering steps, Hippocratic AI is poised to make a significant impact in the realm of healthcare, employing cutting-edge AI technology to create a safer, more patient-friendly experience.