What you should know:
– GoCheck, creator of GoCheck Kids, a digital vision screening platform, today announced a $10 million investment round co-led by Hatteras Venture Partners and Pisgah Fund (affiliated with HCA). The round also included participation from new investors CU Healthcare Innovation Fund (affiliated to the 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.
– Co-founded by David Huang in 2013, GoCheck Kids helps pediatric teams in their quest to prevent visual impairment, the most common debilitating condition affecting children in the US and many countries.
Impact of visual impairment
Visual impairment is the most common debilitating condition in children. GoCheck Kids has increased health equity and access by expanding viewpoint screening. GoCheck Kids is the only integrated vision screening solution that meets the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical associations for patients 1 to 18 years old. GoCheck Kids’ comprehensive digital vision screening platform enables the most comprehensive ROI for providers.
Today, 6,500 pediatric teams on three continents rely on GoCheck Kids to prevent visual impairment and blindness in children. These hospitals, private practices, schools and screening organizations have screened 5 million patients. The company plans to use the latest funding round to grow its team, platform and customer partnerships.
“The research is clear, there is so much change in a child’s life as they can see right — their confidence, relationships, learning, and any educational and financial outcomes,” said Kevon Saber, CEO of GoCheck. “We strive for a future where everyone everywhere can see and fulfill their potential and children, parents and caregivers are no longer in the dark. This funding is a step towards this brighter future and a testament to both the huge unmet need for pediatric vision screening and the determination of GoCheck’s teammates.”