Startup Providing Visual Aids for People with Autism Secures Investment from Nordic EdTech Company
Tiimo, a Copenhagen-based digital startup that provides visual aids for people with autism and ADHD, has reached its crowd-funding goal of 340,000 euros ($369,078). Tiimo is currently running an investment campaign on the crowd-funding platform Seedrs, and has also received personal investment from Jamie Brooker and Johan Brand, founders of the $1 billion educational technology company Kahoot. According to a report by Forbes, Tiimo hopes to use the investment to boost its subscriber base to 10,000, and expand its presence in English-speaking countries. Since its founding in 2015, the company has worked to improve the process of diagnosis and treatment for autism and ADHD. “Our crowd-equity campaign has been integral to raising awareness around ADHD and autism, while also providing an opportunity for investors to join Tiimo on our important mission,” Tiimo CEO and cofounder Helene Lassen Norlem said. The company said it hopes to streamline the autism treatment and diagnosis process by “using machine learning to collect and analyze real-time feedback on users’ daily mood, routines and symptoms to recognize positive and negative patterns.” Since its creation, Tiimo’s app has been named “The Best Social Impact Startup in Denmark” by the Nordic startup awards, and has been downloaded more than 20,000 times in 55 countries.
“We love what Tiimo are doing,” Brooker said. “Their behavior design-led and human-centered approach is very aligned with how we work. Tiimo are on a really important mission, they're a natural fit for We Are Human's portfolio. We’re excited to support Tiimo.” Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasfearn/2020/02/04/danish-healthtech-startup-raises-investment-from-founders-of-kahoot/#4f4c9295249b