Mila in a €4 million round backed by Kurma Partners, BNP Paribas Développement and Bpifrance
Mila, a Paris, France-based healthcare startup, announced completing a €4 million ($4.7M) capital funding round.
The proceeds will allow the company to launch an international clinical study into the benefits of rhythm for children suffering from specific learning and language disorders in order to clinically validate its solution.
Mila, founded in 2017 by Amine Marouf, François Vonthron and Kenneth Burns, produces what they call Adaptive Music Therapy, by using computer vision and audio analysis and providing measurement performance into a cognitive score and suggesting the most effective content and customize treatment plans.
The company's product, Mila-Learn, is a game for children aged 6 to 10 that uses a musical treatment to improve on reading and learning. A digital adventure map serves as a treatment plan that continuously adapts to player’s progress. Every level is a mini-game based on music therapy, with personalized songs that aim to increase child's engagement and retention. An assessment dashboard helps parents and teachers follow the progress and identify learning risks.