Valkee Raises €400K in Angel Funding Round

Valkee, an Oulu, Finland-based maker of bright light headset to treat and prevent seasonal affective disorder and other depression types, has raised €400,000 in angel funding round.
Investors include business angel Esther Dyson, Anssi Vanjoki, Jyri Engestrom, a Jaiku Co-Founder, and Lifeline Ventures, an early-stage investment fund and accelerator.
Led by CEO and Co-Founder Juuso Nissila, Valkee delivers bright light direct into the brain via ear canal, where the skull is at its thinnest, a company note said.
According to it, in clinical studies, the use of Valkee daily for 8-12 minutes has brought 9 out of 10 seasonal affective disorder patients to have symptoms relief in four weeks.
Valkee is currently available for European countries via company’s web store at http://valkee.com/en.
FinSMEs
15/12/2010

2 comments

  • Distributing this kind of information is leadind astray:

    “Valkee delivers bright light direct into the brain via ear canal, where the skull is at its thinnest. In clinical studies, 9 out of 10 seasonal affective disorder patients had symptoms relief in four weeks, using Valkee daily for 8-12 minutes – a revolutionary result.
    http://www.valkee.com/tiede.html

    That test is NOT VALID because no doubleblind test can't be done that way by comparing the product with standard bright light lamps.

    The test was ordered by Valkee Oy and “research” was directed by member of the Valkee Oy board.

  • I have Valkee and it works well!!

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