Health-tech startup Touchkin raises $1.3 M

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - Start-Up News -

In­dia-based Touchkin eSer­vices Pvt. Ltd, which op­er­ates pre­dic­tive healthtech startup Touchkin, has raised $1.3 mil­lion from early-stage in­vest­ment firm Kae Cap­i­tal and a clutch of other in­vestors. The in­vest­ment was made for de­vel­op­ing Wysa, Touchkin’s men­tal health chat­bot.

Wysa is an ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence-pow­ered bot that uses re­search tech­niques to be em­pa­thetic to­wards be­havioural and men­tal health pa­tients through anonymous con­ver­sa­tions. Ac­cord­ing to the com­pany web­site, the bot has com­pleted six mil­lion con­ver­sa­tions till now and claims to have 70,000 users across 30 coun­tries. The com­pany’s in­dige­nously built ma­chine learn­ing plat­form col­lects user data from mobile phones to track sev­eral as­pects of a user’s daily life, in­clud­ing ac­tiv­ity, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and sleep pat­terns. It then analy­ses this data to iden­tify im­por­tant life­style or be­havioural changes that could have a health im­pli­ca­tion.

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