Diligent Robotics has raised more than $30 million in a Series B funding round for its clinical assistant robots, Moxi.
The round was led by Tiger Global with participation from True Ventures, DNX Venture, Ubiquity Ventures, E14 Fund, Next Coast Ventures, Boom Capital, Gaingels and Cedars-Sinai Health Ventures. The start-up company participated Cedars-Sinai . accelerator class announced in February 2021.
This investment is built on a 10 million USD in Series A round from March 2020, bringing the total raised to nearly $50 million.
WHAT IT DOES
Diligent’s flagship product, the robot Moxi, performs air-delivery missions face the patient for hospital staff, such as carrying supplies from a central warehouse, dispensing laboratory samples, dispensing personal protective equipment, dispensing medications, carrying patient personal belongings, and moving light equipment between units.
Moxi has a “face” with an LED eye expression, a storage box, and a robotic arm that helps navigate doors and elevators.
The startup plans to use the capital to improve its supply chain and design team so it can deploy the Moxi robot faster. Diligent is also focusing on further integration with existing hospital technical infrastructure, such as EHR and clinical communication tools.
“We are proud to have the full support of our previous investors and welcome our new partners to join our Series B rally,” Diligent CEO and co-founder Andrea Thomaz said in a statement.
“This new round of funding will help us scale our company to meet the incredible demand for our healthcare robotics. Thanks to the support of our investors and the Diligent team, We’re focused on extending automated support to medical teams so nurses and doctors can focus on the most important tasks, taking care of patients.”
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