Technology start-up, YourDOST, said it has raised Rs 2.5 crore in Angel funding to cover its marketing and expansion needs.
The venture through the web portal (www.yourdost.com) offers complete support to people looking to discuss any kind of emotional issues by providing them instant online access to experts along with the much-required anonymity, it said in a statement.
“With YourDOST, we aim to create awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental wellness in our society. We all face problems, stress, and anxiety at some point in our life but mostly we are not willing to talk about these fearing social implications, being judged and for the fear of being judged.
“We are confident that technology combined with empathy and right kind of experts will go a long way in helping people going through a various emotional and mental challenges and equipping them to better deal with it,” said Richa Singh, Co-Founder & CEO, YourDOST.com.
The startup was started by Richa Singh, an IIT-Guhawati alumna, in partnership with Puneet Manuja, IIM-B alumnus and Prakhar Verma, a computer science graduate from BMSCE, Bangalore.