Health-tech startup Touchkin raises $1.3 M
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.