TNH Health, an Innovations in Healthcare innovator, receives one of Brazil's largest healthtech Series A funding rounds for virtual health assistant Vitalk
TNH Health, a Brazil-based creator of AI-powered chatbots, has closed one of the largest healthtech Series A rounds in Brazil’s history, raising $2 million from US-based venture capital fund Valor Capital Group and former founders of the Salomão Zoppi diagnostic clinics. The funding will be used to promote Vitalk, a virtual assistant named Viki, who is designed to chat with users about issues such as depression, stress, anxiety and sleep on Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, web channels, SMS, and Android and iOS apps. See https://vitalk.health/. The content—aimed at monitoring and improving mental health—was developed by a team of psychologists, nurses, physicians, data scientists and designers. The information is constantly updated, and the more that users chat with Viki, the more personalized the conversation becomes.
"Vitalk is not a diagnosis or a replacement for a medical appointment or therapy, but it is a great way of resolving day-to-day health and wellness issues to prevent problems down the line," according to TNH Health CEO Michael Kapps. With the assistance of Innovations in Healthcare (https://www.innovationsinhealthcare.org/), TNH (https://tnh.health/en) is expanding its territory to include the United States. The company also plans to expand the capabilities of Vitalk to become a healthcare assistant in a variety of specialties, including mental health, chronic illness and pregnancy.
The company was founded in 2013 by Michael Kapps of Canada, Juliano Froehner of Brazil, and Thomas Prufer of the United States. It is headquartered in Rio Negrinho, Santa Catarina, Brazil with offices in Joinville and São Paulo. The mission of TNH Health is to make healthcare more sustainable and equitable by using innovative and disruptive technologies to improve patient access to knowledge, monitor and identify health risks, and resolve minor problems before they become major health issues.