What continues to be one of the most strenuous of tasks in medical science, might have just become a whole lot easier. My Child, a mobile app developed by 19 year old Harsh Songra, and which helps parents in early diagnosis of mental disorder among their children, has secured $100K in a seed round from a clutch of Angel investors.
The funding round was led by 500 Startups with the participation from other angel investors such as Samir Bangara, Anisha Mittal, Amit Gupta, Pallav Nadhani, Lalit Mangal, Arihant Patni, Dr. Ritesh Malik, Deobrat Singh, Saurabh Paruthi and Singapore Angel Network.
The funds will be used to improve the technology and complete the app.
We had the initial roadmap in place. With this round of funding, we will be building the complete product and ensure that it evolves into the go-to guide for parents,
said Harsh Songra, Co-Founder, My Child App.
Harsh was diagnosed with Dyspraxia when he was 11 years old. He made the app in order to raise awareness as well as diagnose the symptoms of disorders such as motor coordination and neurological disorders, as early as possible in the children of the age group of 11 to 24 months.
The app works by taking inputs from parents such as height and weight of the child. It then asks a set of questions with answers Yes or No. Based on the response, it suggests possible areas of concern for a child and also recommends the actions to be taken.
It is, in fact, very powerful in regions where mental health professionals aren’t readily available or where parents don’t have access to the right medical professionals. We look forward to working with Harsh and the team on improving lives for parents and children across the globe,
said Pankaj Jain, Partner, 500 startups on the My Child app.
Another investor in the app, Amit commented on the relevance of app in the modern world and said,
My Child App is leveraging the power of smartphones to solve real-world health problems. It’s amazing to see what Harsh has done at such a young age. I am sure his innovation will inspire many other entrepreneurs in finding many such use cases in improving the quality and predictability human life.
The app was launched last year in January. In future, Harsh wants to take the app to over 50 million parents in 10 years. The aim is to develop the app into a perfect guide for parents telling them what are the dos and don’ts of bringing up a healthy child. He is currently also working on developing a community platform on the app where parents can get connected to other parents and doctors to receive suggestions.