Polygon, a digital tool for remote evaluations of learning differences, scored $3.6 million in a round led by Spark Capital. This brings the Santa Monica, California-based startup’s total funding to $4.2 million.
Founded in 2020 by Jack Rolo and Meryll Dindin, the company recently emerged from stealth mode. The startup offers remote evaluations and support for children with dyslexia, ADHD and other learning differences.
The company plans to use the new money to help develop its assessment platform and accelerate its geographical expansion.
Polygon pitches its services as a lower cost option to traditional evaluations. Clients pay $995 for a comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation and $2,745 for a neuropsychological evaluation.
“Comprehensive tests for dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning differences are prohibitively expensive and can cost up to $10K,” Rolo told Behavioral Health Business in an email. “Waitlists can be as long as up to a year, given supply shortages. Vast parts of the country do not have quality providers nearby. And quality can vary significantly with generally low customer satisfaction scores. Finally, the pandemic accelerated the need for our services, given the industry’s general lack of remote capabilities.”
The company’s evaluations are able to satisfy Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requirements and help inform eligibility for Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) or 504 Plans, as well as accommodations on standardized tests, according to the company’s website.
“Both direct consumers and K-12 schools face the same supply issues for online testing,” Rolo said. “We help K-12 schools, school districts, private schools, universities, pediatricians, and others provide their people with best-in-class testing and support.”
This isn’t the only digital platform focused on supporting students with learning differences.
In May New York City-based Parallel Learning raised $20 million in Series A funding.
Additionally, Brightline Health is focused on providing behavioral health services for youth. In March the company scored $105 million in Series C funding, bringing its total valuation to $705 million.