Your.MD Raises $30 Million for Digital Symptom Checker App

Your.MD has raised $30 million in Series A funding for its digital symptom checker and personal health assistant app – Healthily.

The funding round was led by Reckitt Benckiser (RB), a consumer health company.

The app helps patients make decisions about their health, including when to see a doctor and what level of care to seek, the company said. It lets users check symptoms, take a coronavirus risk assessment, take a self-assessment about the risk for certain conditions like alcohol misuse and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and take health-related quizzes, according to the company.

The investment will support the growth of its health information platform, will enable the company to expand its reach across markets, including the UK, India, and the US, the company said.

The Symptom checker app has more than 4 million visits to date, the company said. In September, Healthily introduced its first co-branded app in India, together with Dettol, a health and hygiene brand. Healthily with Dettol is a medically-validated, safe, immersive experience that gives consumers the resources to take control of their health.

“After an incredible year of growth, Reckitt Benckiser is delighted to strengthen our partnership with Your.MD to deliver better self-care access and tools for consumers all over the world. We are excited to see the global expansion of the Healthily app, which will create immersive, digital-first experiences for consumers,” said Arjun Purkayastha, Senior Vice President – eRB at Reckitt Benckiser.

mHealth apps have raised almost $800 million in the first half of 2020, according to Mercom’s latest funding report. Recently, Ubie, an AI-based assistant for triage, pre-diagnosis, and decision-making support, raised $18.7 million in Series B financing from Japanese pharmaceutical distributor Suzuken co., a virtual physician assistant that helps diagnose and treat common health concerns, raised $16.7 million in a Series C round co-led by B Capital, Seven Peaks Ventures, and Concord Health Partners.

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