GoCheck raises $ 10 million in new funding to protect more children from visual impairment and blindness
NASHVILLE, Tennessee., October 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – GoCheck, creator of GoCheck Children, the leading digital vision screening platform, today announced an investment round of $ 10 million develop its team, its platform and its client partnerships.
The GoCheck team has the potential to revolutionize eye care by accelerating access and reducing healthcare costs
6,500 pediatric teams on three continents trust GoCheck Kids to prevent visual impairment and blindness in children. These hospitals, private practices, schools and screening organizations have screened 5 million patients.
“The research is clear, a child’s life is so transformed when they see well – their confidence, relationships, learning and possible educational and financial outcomes,” said Kevon Saber, CEO of GoCheck. “We aspire to a future where everyone can see and realize their potential and where children, parents and providers are no longer in the dark. This funding is a step towards that brighter future and a testament to both the massive unmet need in pediatric eye screening and the determination of GoCheck teammates. ”
Visual impairment is the most common disabling condition in children1. GoCheck Kids has improved health equity and access by expanding visual screening points. GoCheck Kids is the only integrated vision screening solution that meets guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical societies for patients aged 1-18. GoCheck Kids’ comprehensive digital vision screening platform delivers the broadest ROI for vendors.
“In our primary care practices in Nemours, we have found that by combining clinical quality and cutting-edge technology, we can deliver cutting-edge healthcare more effectively to reduce friction and create a better patient care experience. GoCheck Kids does this with a solution that delivers exceptional clinical results with a high return on investment, ”said Dr. Jonathan miller, medical director of value-based care for the child health system of Nemours.
Hatteras Venture Partners and Pisgah Fund (affiliated with HCA) co-led the cycle, with new investors CU Healthcare Innovation Fund (affiliated with University of Colorado) and WakeMed Hospitals Innovation Venture Fund, and existing investors Marc Benioff (Founder / CEO of Salesforce), Interwest Partners, FCA Venture Partners, Sovereign’s Capital and Mucker Capital participate.
“GoCheck Kids’ AI breakthroughs ultimately enabled pediatric care providers to avoid both the initial capital investment for vision screening and the tragedy of permanent vision loss in children. “, said John crumpler, general partner at Hatteras Venture Partners. “We believe the GoCheck team has the potential to revolutionize eye care in America and the rest of the world by accelerating access and equity, and also reducing healthcare costs.”
GoCheck, a digital health company and creator of GoCheck Children, serves pediatric teams in their quest to prevent visual impairment, the most common disabling disease in children in the United States and many countries. GoCheck Kids is the leading digital vision screening platform for children. Vision diseases usually lead to compromised learning, blindness or death. GoCheck Kids has made early detection affordable, cutting costs by over 50% by taking advantage of advanced iPhone technologies such as CoreML and its scale of manufacture. It is also FDA registered and CE certified.
About Hatteras Venture Partners
Hatteras Venture Partners is a venture capital firm based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina with a focus on start-up and start-up opportunities in biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, health informatics and related opportunities in human medicine. The company has more than $ 700 million under management in six venture capital funds. Hatteras is led by a seasoned team of entrepreneurs and operators and has a long and successful experience in seed and start-up investment and business creation.
SOURCE GoCheck Kids