Investors have backed the start-up Gossik AG, which is based in the St.GallenBodenseeArea, with almost 1 million Swiss francs. According to an article on startupticker.ch, the investment will enable Gossik to further develop its digital productivity assistant and accompanying coaching program. The organizational tool for everyday life is aimed in particular at children and young people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The digital assistant arrived in app stores at the end of 2021. According to the press release, it was well received by users in Europe, the U.S. and Australia. “We received a lot of positive feedback, particularly from people with ADHD, who appreciate the app as an organizational tool for everyday life,” explains Gossik co-founder Diego Gladig. He says this inspired him and his co-founder to focus on a more specific target group, which had a decisive impact on the recent investments.
New and existing investors such as Startfeld participated in the round of financing, as well as business angels like Doodle founder Paul Sevinç, co-founder of b2venture and board member of Viu Nicole Herzog, and the investment company Fortyone. The capital raised will be used to further develop and scale the digital assistant and expand the supporting content offered.
According to the press release, the company is involving experienced ADHD specialists in this process and they also help with customer service. “There is huge demand from those affected by ADHD, and their parents, for support in coping with everyday life,” says Gladig in the press release. “We already have a waiting list for the accompanying coaching program.” In Switzerland, around 5 per cent of young people are affected by ADHD.