Mental Health Chatbot Developer Touchkin Raises $1.3M
This is what Wysa does:
Now to the story. Bangalore-based Touchkin, established in 2015, is the developer behind mental health chatbot Wysa. It is now announcing a $1.3M in a seed round bringing its total funding to date to $1.7M. “In the last month, three people wrote to us to say that Wysa saved their life. It blew our minds that by providing an empathetic ear, even an AI bot could help people hold on when they felt they had no one to turn to” – cofounder and CEO, Jo Aggarwal. Palo Alto-based Mindstrong Health comes to mind. The startup, established in 2014, mines the information on consumers’ phones to create “digital biomarkers” to try to predict depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. Recall 2017 insurance-related investments here.