The mental health tech company, Takalam, raised $1 million in a pre-seed funding round that was led by a group of Emirates Angels’ members along with Nowaisi Investments, Plug n Play and a Jordanian based fund.
Takalam connects individuals and entities directly with mental health experts through a private and personalized, secure, digital experience using video, audio and instant messaging, leveraging the power of AI and data analytics. The company also plans to introduce other therapeutic tools and self-help exercises that are going to be available on their upcoming mobile application.
Founded in 2020 by Khawla Hammad along with co-founder Inas Shashieh, Takalam is an award-winning online counseling platform for mental well-being. It is a Hub71 company working under the umbrella of Authority for Social Contribution (Ma’an) and Department of Health Abu Dhabi Tech-Hub.
Takalam also received a grant last year from Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), the central government hub supporting investment in Abu Dhabi.
“Focusing on tech-based startups with a sector agnostic approach, part of our aim is to support local startups. Takalam is an example of a great product and strong leadership team, tackling a social issue creating impact, all while providing the opportunity to create shareholder value with a solid business model,” Masaood Al Masaood, Chairman of The Emirates Angel Investors Association said.
The association aims to positively contribute to the early stage investment ecosystem through their angel investors network association.
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