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Healthtech startup Butterfly Learnings raises Rs 32Cr in a Series A round

Vivek Vishwakarma
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Butterfly Learnings raises Rs 32Cr

Butterfly Learnings Founders Sonam Kothari and Abhishek Sen

Butterfly Learnings, a healthtech startup specializing in pediatric behavioural and developmental health, has raised Rs 32 crore, or approximately $3.8 million, in a Series A funding round.

The round was led by Insitor Impact Asia Fund II and Enzia Ventures, with participation from CIIE (IIMA Ventures), Foundation Botnar, 9 Unicorns, and Venture Catalysts.

The startup seeks to expand its comprehensive support and therapy regimens for children facing challenges related to neurodiversity.

Providing specialized care for neuro-diverse children


Founded in 2021 by Sonam Kothari and Abhishek Sen, Butterfly Learnings is focused on providing specialized care for neuro-diverse children.

The startup claims to have more than 250 in-house trained therapists. It operates across several urban areas, including Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, and Nasik.

Its therapy programs are grounded in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), alongside consultations with pediatric neurologists or developmental paediatricians, and a range of additional therapies such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, oral placement therapy, and sensory integration.

Scaling technology-enabled therapy programs

The startup plans to use the raised capital to scale its technology-enabled therapy programs. The expansion aims to empower neuro-diverse children, helping them better integrate with society and manage their lives. 

Butterfly Learnings plans to expand its reach across multiple states and cities in India through a 200-centre network. Currently, it serves around 2,000 families across 30 centres in Maharashtra.

The company's expansion efforts are designed to make accessible and evidence-based pediatric behavioural and developmental health solutions available to more families across the country.

Leadership comments 

Sonam Kothari, Co-Founder & CEO of Butterfly Learnings, shared her enthusiasm about the funding, stating that it will "propel our mission forward to expedite the delivery of accessible and evidence-based pediatric behavioural and developmental health solutions to families across India." 

“Unfortunately, the small number of standalone clinics currently available to parents lack a rigorous scientific approach to therapy provision. Dr. Sonam and Dr. Abhishek have successfully leveraged their extensive clinical and technological expertise to offer an evidence-based, technology-enabled therapy solution for children. We enthusiastically support them in this next phase of growth,” said Lazos.