Rajan Anandan backs women health tracker venture Maya
Google Southeast Asia and India’s Vice President Rajan Anandan has backed women health tracker app Maya. The Bengaluru-based company plans to use the funding to enhance its user experience, product development and in expanding its user base in India. Maya is a menstruation tracker mobile app, which was founded in 2012 by John Paul. It enables women to keep track of their menstrual and physiological health with the help of their mobile application. With the tracker, women can record information regarding their menstrual health and traces out patterns to enable them to manage their health better.
Maya claims to have more than 1.2 million active users per month. It has recorded more than 6.5 million downloads in more than 50 countries across the world. The app supports 13 languages worldwide including Hindi, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French. It is also planning to support regional languages in India.
The venture is also building a personal health assistant based on data, analytics, and machine learning that will provide women insights regarding their personal health and wellbeing. The company claims to have processed more than 100 million data points to build its predictive models. Maya had earlier raised arond Rs 5 Cr from Prime Venture Partnersthis year.
The company is also going to see a new Chief Technology Officer, Raghu Mallena. Prior to this Mallena worked with NetApp, Cisco, and Juniper Technology. Raghu Mallena comments on his new role, saying:
“I have been in the tech industry for more than 20 years and worked on some great projects – but Maya is a different ballgame. It is humbling to work on something that changes the lives of millions of women across the world. Maya has already generated more than a 100 Mn data points and we are just getting started. Using technology and data science to solve problems that have not been addressed before is a challenge I am looking forward to.”