CrowdMed

CrowdMed harnesses the wisdom of crowds to solve the world's most difficult medical cases online

LOCATION San Francisco, CA

COMPANY SIZE Less than 5

# OF ENGINEERS -

FUNDING $2M - $5M

REMOTE WORK OK? No

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

TAGS Health Care, Software, Crowdsourcing, Health and Wellness, YC Winter 2013

What do we do?

On CrowdMed, a patient with an unsolved medical mystery posts their case by answering a comprehensive set of medical questions and uploading relevant images and diagnostic test results. Then select members of CrowdMed’s community of thousands of Medical Detectives collaborate on solving it using chat, discussion, and suggestion features, while a patented prediction market technology accurately identifies the most probable diagnoses and solutions. Using this innovative crowdsourcing methodology, CrowdMed has resolved over 1,000 real-world medical cases to date, with a 70% success rate.

Our press coverage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5Vit7byUNI&feature=youtu.be&t=20m25s
http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21651765-many-hands-make-diagnosis-work-crowd-will-see-you-now
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/b/522aff89-02f5-4633-9511-6214b5dd921d
http://video.foxnews.com/v/3947487960001/crowdmed-finds-diagnoses-for-rare-illnesses/
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/12/15/medical-diagnoses-crowd-sourced

Our tech stack

  • Node.js
  • Javascript

Our investors

  • Khosla Ventures
  • Knight Foundation
  • SV Angel
  • Y Combinator
  • New Enterprise Associates
  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Greylock Partners
  • Sam Altman