BeMe Health scores $7M for teen mental health app and other digital health fundings

BeMe Health, a digital behavioral health tool geared towards teens, has raised $7 million in seed funding from Polaris Partners and Flare Capital Partners.

BeMe offers teens mental health content, coaching, self-guided activities and telehealth support on a platform that looks and feels like social media, gaming and streaming sites.

The company said it plans to use the funding to scale the use of its tool. At the time of the seed funding, it announced it had also entered into partnerships with private health plans and Medicaid payers.

“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,” Mandeep Dhillon, chief technical and chief product officer, and BeMe cofounder, said in a statement.

“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. BeMe is using emerging technologies to enable teen well-being.”

Pediatric sleep care app Huckleberry scooped up $12.5 million in Series A funding, led by Morningside Ventures, with participation from existing investors Spero Ventures and Tamarisc VC.

Huckleberry said the latest round brings its total raise to $16 million. Over the next year, the company plans to expand the team in engineering, marketing, and product development, and move into other pediatric care topics, like tantrums, language-acquisition and screen time.

“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,” Jessica Toh, cofounder and CEO of Huckleberry, said in a statement.

Company illumigyn, maker of a platform for remote gynecological imaging, raised $33 million from Yozma Group Korea and Ubicom Holdings Japan.

Its Gynescope system uploads images of the cervix, vagina and external genitalia to the cloud so providers can remotely assess their scans. The company said it will begin shipping its product this month in the U.S., United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore and South Korea.

“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,” Dr. Avi Ludomirski, CEO and chairman of the board of illumigyn, said in a statement.

“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.”

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