KinderPass nets US$500K to transform children’s behavioural health through online therapy
KinderPass has a network of 50+ child experts, such as speech therapists, teachers, occupational therapists, psychologists, behaviour therapists.
Singapore-registered KinderPass, a behavioural health platform for children, has secured US$500,000 in a pre-seed investment round.
Goodwater Capital, Momentum Capital, Better Capital, SuperMorpheus, and Rebalance Angel Community are the investors.
The startup will use the funds to launch video-based multilingual detection modules, build a proprietary parent education platform, expand its clinician network, and partner with pre-schools and schools to reach more families.
Many children face developmental differences, delays and disabilities. One in five children has dyslexia, ADHD, autism, speech delays, or anxiety. India ranks highest on the list of kids with developmental disabilities and years lived with disabilities.
Studies show that holistic and sustained progress happens when parents are aware and get the right tools at the right time to help kids at home. That is what KinderPass provides.
Launched in early 2020 by Sumedha Khoche and Shireen Sultana, KinderPass aims to transform paediatric behavioural health through online therapy and personalised support for developmental delays, learning difficulties and behavioural issues.
The mobile app empowers families through a personalised programme that entails (1) interactive 1×1 sessions that teach kids and parents, activities and techniques to use in real-life situations and (2) weekly practice activities, games and worksheets that help them reach goals faster.
KinderPass has a network of 50+ child experts (speech therapists, teachers, occupational therapists, psychologists, behaviour therapists etc.) who have helped families across over 75 cities, from Delhi to Dubai, Bengaluru to Balrampur.
The multilingual app is currently accessible in Hindi and English and claims to have crossed 1.2 million downloads. Six new languages will be added soon.
The app has over 1,500 skill-building modules and 50+ assessments. So far, KinderPass has enabled thousands of assessments and live sessions.
“Developmental screening and early intervention are not the norms, and most developmental delays go undetected or unaddressed during early years and surface as ‘learning difficulties’ or ‘behaviour problems’ at school. We want to change this”, the company said in a joint statement.
In 2021, KinderPass graduated from Rebalance’s early-stage accelerator programme and received support from T-hub, WE-hub, Jio BuildforBharat and Action for India.
Source : e27.co