Your.MD secures $30m to expand self-care app Healthily

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Digital health firm Your.MD has secured $30 million in a Series A round investment led by the consumer health giant Reckitt Benckiser (RB).

Your.MD is the company behind the medical-grade, augmented intelligence self-care app Healthily, and will use the funding to accelerate the platform through a series of clinically-validated “health hubs”.

Following a seed funding round led by RB and existing shareholders, the now completed Series A funding round will allow the app to reach other markets including the UK, India and the US.

Healthily competes the likes of Headspace, Grateful, Happify and Shine, aiming to differentiate itself as the only such app to be classified as a Class 1 medical device.

The platform aims to provide clinical-grade information that people can use to manage their health before contacting a doctor.

The self-care app includes a chatbot that helps people to decide if they need to see a doctor after analysing the symptom information.

It also has a health library based on information from the UK’s National Health Service and the company’s own medical team.

There is a secure health journal and symptom tracker that will help people keep track of their health and store notes in complete privacy.

For those in need of medical help there is a vetted directory of healthcare products and services offered by other companies.

It also offers self-care hubs to manage and improve specific health areas or conditions and the first two hubs on sleep and general wellbeing are completely free.

Your.MD has also developed a COVID-19 Symptom Mapper, that helps people compare symptoms against global norms.

This has gathered data to help researchers from academic and public health organisations such as Imperial College and NHSx understand the virus.

The Symptom Mapper has had more than 4 million visits to date and won the CogX People's Choice COVID-19 Best Innovation - Society Award.

The company has recruited a “power trio” of board members from tech giants Uber and PayPal to drive growth.

Three new senior hires are Geraldine Butler-Wright, who formerly worked at Imperial College and PayPal, chief digital officer David Gross, and Dan Kaziyev, previously of Uber, who takes the role of head of data and insights.