Providing supplemental educational videos online nets Osmosis $4 million
With over one million YouTube subscribers and 500,000 registered users for its supplemental educational videos, Osmosis, which bills itself as the Khan Academy of healthcare, has raised $4 million in new funding.
“By reimagining medical education, Osmosis is addressing a critical impending global crisis: the need to develop and retrain tens of millions of healthcare professionals over the next decade to meet growing demand,” said Aydin Senkut, founder and managing partner at Felicis Ventures.
Felicis is betting on Osmosis in part because of the increasing demand for healthcare professionals around the world. The company cites statistics claiming that roughly 35 million more healthcare professionals will need to be trained by 2030.
Co-founders Shiv Gaglani and Ryan Haynes met at medical school at Johns Hopkins. Both men had an interest in education and learning — Hayes as a former neuroscientist and Gaglani as a researcher who worked on education. And both struggled to keep up with the mass of material they were being forced to learn in their Gross Anatomy class.
“We wound up building a tool for ourselves and our classmates to