Explorer Surgical, Chicago-based health tech startup, raises $1 million

ct-explorer-surgical-seed-funding-bsi-20160913-001Explorer Surgical, which aims to be an interactive playbook for surgeons and staff, has raised a $1 million to bring it a step closer to use in operating rooms.

The company’s software displays step-by-step instructions and equipment needed for a particular surgery. It also helps hospital administrators see how surgeries are progressing and forecast the need for surgical supplies and equipment, staffing and room use.

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A new source of startup funding: ‘Doctorpreneurs’

“Even though he was still in residency, Dr. Jay Joshi didn’t hesitate to launch a startup. Now he’s funding them, too.

The Chicago “doctorpreneur” has assembled a group of about 30 physicians to fund health care-related startups at the earliest stages. His pitch is simple: Doctors generally have capital and need to diversify their finances beyond their own practices and the stock market. Meanwhile, one of the biggest barriers for health care entrepreneurs is finding investors comfortable enough with the sector.”

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