BeMe Health, a digital mental health tool dedicated to teens, has raised $7 million in seed funding from Polaris Partners and Flare Capital Partners, according to MobiHealthNews.
The company said it will plan to use the funds to scale the use of its app. It also announced that it had entered into partnerships with private health plans and Medicaid payers at the time of the seed funding.
BeMe Health is a platform that offers teens mental health content, coaching, self-guided activities, and telehealth support.
MandeepDhillon, BeMe Cofounder and Chief Product Officer, said, “Today’s teens have grown up mobile-first, and that will be true for every generation that comes after them; this means they expect relevant and authentic content, experiences and interactions – all the time and everywhere.”
“We need to provide the best resources for young people to build support systems, networks, experiences, and resources, and to allow themselves to have better lives,” he added. “BeMe is using emerging technologies to enable teen well-being.”
In addition, Huckleberry, a pediatric sleep care app, scooped up $12.5 million in Series A funding, led by Morningside Ventures, with participation from existing investors Spero Ventures and Tamarisc VC, per MobiHealthNews.
The company said the latest round brings its total raised to $16 million. Over the next year, it plans to expand the team in engineering, marketing, and product development. Huckleberry also wants to move into other pediatric care topics, such as tantrums, language acquisition, and screen time.
Huckleberry Cofounder and CEO Jessica Toh said, “We’ve taken very intentional steps to create a human-centered design approach that does not contribute to additional stress and anxiety for new parents.”
“Technology can unfortunately make it easy to get addicted to checking, tracking, and comparing so we purposely do not offer competitive features like ‘winning streaks’ and seek to empower parents to feel at ease to use it in a way that fits their lifestyle,” she added.
Furthermore, Illumigyn, a maker of a platform for remote gynecological imaging, raised $33 million from Yozma Group Korea and Ubicom Holdings Japan.
The company’s Gynescope system uploads images of the cervix, vagina and external genitalia to the cloud so providers can remotely assess their scans.
Illumigyn said it will start shipping its product later this month in the United States, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore, and South Korea.
Illumigyn CEO Dr. AviLudomirski said, “We are proud to introduce to the world a cutting-edge innovation that will ensure that women all over the world will feel safe during gynecological exams and will have access to all of their medical information.”
“The funding secured by the company will be deployed to ramp up production and will enable Illumigyn to execute existing distribution agreements and sign additional new global partnerships,” Dr. Ludomirski added.