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Mobile healthcare start-up Touchkin raises $400,000 seed fund

Investors include former senior Google execs, co-founder of InMobi, co-founder of TaxiForSure and others

BS Reporter  |  Chennai 

Mobile healthcare start-up Touchkin raises $400,000 seed fund

Touchkin, a Bangalore-based startup, today raised $400,000 seed funding from leading angel investors. They include former senior executives, co-founder of InMobi, co-founder of 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).

is a $46 billion opportunity, said Jo Aggarwal, co-founder of

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.

Aggarwal and her co-founder, Ramakant Vempati, left senior roles at and in the UK and moved to Bangalore to start

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

First Published: Wed, March 30 2016. 14:48 IST
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