Congrats to the team at Osso VR!
Osso VR, a virtual reality platform for surgery training, announced today the close of a $14 million Series A round led by Kaiser Permanente Venture. SignalFire, GSR, Scrum Ventures, Leslie Ventures and OCA Ventures also took part.
The company notes that it recently unveiled an updated version of its platform, and that its products are now being employed by more than 20 teaching hospitals and 11 international medical device companies. The company did not specify how it would be deploying the new funds.
“Being able to perform safe repetitions of procedures has great value, whether it’s for a new resident or an experienced physician who is learning an innovative procedure,” Amy Belt Raimundo, managing director at Kaiser Permanente Ventures, said in a statement. “Virtual means of training eliminate the restrictions of geography and associated travel costs, so that training can scale regionally, nationally and globally. Nothing has underscored the value of the distributed training model more than the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.”