Local healthtech startup Plano has raised an undisclosed sum in a new funding round from several investors, including a seven figure sum from philanthropist and investor, Peter Lim, through his investment holding company Meriton Capital Limited.
Plano is a science-based parental application that aids parents in tracking a child’s usage of mobile devices to ensure healthy and smart device use.
The application has more than 100,000 registered families both within and beyond Singapore. It currently operates in India, Malaysia and Australia. The firm aims to expand operations into ten more countries, including China and the United States, within the next year.
Plano was launched in late 2017 from a project led by Associate Professor Mohamed (Mo) Dirani at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) - Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) Ophthalmic Technologies Incubator. This programme was inducted to encourage the commercialisation of SERI research outcomes, coupled with research and desgin collaboration between industrial partners.