NASHVILLE, TN (Apr. 25, 2019) – GoCheck, creator of GoCheck Kids, an iPhone app used by over 4,500 pediatricians that screen for vision impairment in pre-verbal children, announced its Series B investment with healthcare investment veteran FCA Venture Partners leading the round.
“Worried by the increasing number of vision problems among children, Optometrist Dr. Edidiong Udom, and his research team have introduced technology-enabled device, “GoCheck Kids,” that can be used to do a complete check on the eyes of children.”
“An iPhone app called GoCheckKids eliminates the need for pediatricians to purchase specialized equipment to conduct photoscreening tests, a popular method for preventing the development of serious vision disorders.”
“Vision screening startup GoCheckKids has raised a $6 million Series B round led by healthcare investment firm FCA Venture Partners with participation from Mucker Capital and Sovereign’s Capital. One of the first iPhone apps to be registered with the FDA, GoCheckKids helps pediatricians diagnose vision-related impairments in young children.”
“GoCheck Kids, a smartphone app that screens young children for amblyopia or “lazy eye”, has raised $6 million in Series B funding.
Designed as a low-cost alternative to dedicated screening hardware, GoCheck Kids is available through a monthly subscription on pre-loaded devices. The app is currently employed by more than 4,500 pediatric teams within the US and Europe.”
“A mobile-tech company that opened its Nashville operations a little more than a year ago has a new multimillion-dollar investment.
GoCheck Kids has raised a $6 million round of funding led by FCA Venture Partners, GoCheck CEO Kevon Saber said Thursday. FCA was joined in the round by Mucker Capital, Sovereign Capital and previous investors Interwest Partners and Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff.”
“GoCheck, the creator of the vision screening iPhone app GoCheck Kids, has completed $6 million in Series B funding, the company announced in a press release.
Led by FCA Venture Partners, the funding will be used to add artificial intelligence capabilities and electronic health record integrations to the app.”
“Local investment firm FCA Venture Partners has led a $6 million investment round for GoCheck, which has developed an application used to screen pre-verbal children for vision impairment. The Series B investment round will primarily fund the company’s next round of tech investments.”
“GoCheck Kids, the creators of an FDA-registered and CE certified iPhone app that screens for amblyopia in pre-verbal children used by over 4,500 pediatricians announced it has raised $6M in Series B funding led by FCA Venture Partners. The investment will be used to add artificial intelligence capabilities with Apple’s CoreML and ARKit and accelerate further electronic health record (EHR) integrations.”
“GoCheck, maker of a smartphone app that screens young children for amblyopia or “lazy eye,” has raised $6 million in a Series B investment round headed by FCA Venture Partners. Other new backers Mucker Capital and Sovereign’s Capital will join the company’s prior investors, which include Interwest Partners and Marc Benioff.”
“In the United States, 18 million kids under age 6 are at risk for permanent vision loss and vision-related setbacks, according to the American Optometric Association. Regular health clinics are often unable to afford the expensive equipment required to diagnose possible vision disorders.”
“They don’t replace pediatric ophthalmology, and they don’t diagnose disease, but it’s a piece of the puzzle,” says Barry Wasserman, a pediatric eye surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, who calls GoCheck a welcome addition to his field. It’s so sensitive, it’s not going to miss too much.”