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Touchkin, a Bangalore-based mobile healthcare startup, today raised $400,000 seed funding from leading angel investors. They include former senior Google executives, co-founder of InMobi, co-founder of TaxiForSure and others.
Investors include Alok Mittal (ex-Canaan Partners), Amit Gupta (co founder, InMobi), Anuj Srivastava (ex Google, CEO and co founder Livspace), Himanshu Aggarwal (CEO, Aspiring Minds), Raghunandan G (co founder TaxiForSure) and Puneet Agarwal (ex-Google, co founder Moneyview).
She added, soon your phone will sense if you are depressed or ill, and proactively get you help.
The sensor technology needed for this is already in your hands, and in two billion smartphones globally.
The company's platform uses passive data from smartphone sensors to create a picture of a person's well being and identify potential health issues.
"This is very powerful, because unlike most mobile health apps, it doesn't require any change in user behavior," she claimed.
Touchkin plans to apply this technology to support large healthcare systems, community health and families across the world. Its free app, StayClose, shows families how their loved ones are, and triggers alerts if their activity levels drop drastically. The enterprise solution focuses on chronic illness and mental health, to help care providers improve outcomes by letting them know which of their patients may need follow up.
Anuj Srivastava, an active angel and founder of Livspace, was one of the first investors in Touchkin.