behavioral health

By Jonah Comstock January 17, 2017
Joyable, a San Francisco-based behavioral health technology startup has layed off 20 people (half its staff) and pivoted its business, with plans to refocus on its enterprise emloyee wellness offering rather than the direct-to-consumer business that has been the company's main focus up until now. Fortune broke the news. "We let a number of talented people and friends go this week," CEO Peter...
By Jonah Comstock December 20, 2016
Chat-based therapy start-up Talkspace was accused of a number of ethically questionable practices in an extensive investigative piece published yesterday by The Verge. Citing internal memos and emails and numerous interviews with anonymous therapists on the platform, the Verge reported several troubling findings including that Talkspace monitored conversations between therapists and patients,...
By Jonah Comstock October 3, 2016
Quartet Health, a behavioral health startup that raised $40 million in a round led by Google Ventures in April, has struck a deal with Premera Blue Cross in Washington, the largest health plan in the Pacific Northwest. As it has in previous payer partnerships, Quartet Health will help primary care physicians pinpoint which patients may need behavioral health support. Primary care physicians can...
By Jonah Comstock September 15, 2016
Telehealth company American Well has added psychiatry services to a subset of its behavioral health offering, with a larger rollout planned for the rest of the year. American Well has offered a behavioral health  module to some of its customers since 2004, but is debuting some new features as well as the addition of psychiatrists, meaning many patients will be able to have mental health drugs...
By Jonah Comstock September 14, 2016
Global pharmaceutical company Pfizer has launched a new consumer-facing app aimed at helping to motivate adults with depression. The app, called Moodivator, will be available for free on the iOS app store.  “As awareness of the magnitude and severity of depression continues to mount, technology like the Moodivator app represents a new and exciting frontier for helping people with depression," Dr...
About the authors: @DanGebremedhin is a Principal at Flare Capital Partners, an early stage Health Technology and Services focused VC Firm. He is a practicing physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and previously served as an Associate Medical Director at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan, and spent five years as an entrepreneur in the Health IT Industry. Matt Schuster is a Deland Fellow...
By Aditi Pai May 16, 2016
Highmark, a Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated payer, has announced a collaboration with connected behavioral health company Quartet Health. Highmark will initially roll out the program for members in Western Pennsylvania. “Physical and mental health go hand-in-hand, but recent studies have highlighted difficulties in coordinating treatment of both,” Highmark Health Plan President Deborah Rice-...
By Aditi Pai May 11, 2016
Mental and behavioral health video visit company Regroup Therapy has raised $1.8 million in a round led by Hyde Park Angels with participation from OCA Ventures, Impact Engine, New Stack Ventures, Wasson Enterprise, and MD Angels. Regroup Therapy CEO David Cohn said he had been interested in the field of behavioral health since high school, in part, because the services had helped him personally...
By Aditi Pai May 2, 2016
Chattanooga, Tennessee-based video visits technology company WeCounsel has raised $3.5 million in a round led by Longmeadow Capital Partners with participation from Point Judith Capital and CVH Holdings. This brings the company’s total funding to $4.5 million to date. WeCounsel CEO Harrison Tyner started the company directly out of school. “The impetus for my wanting to do this stemmed from a...
By Bernie Monegain April 18, 2016
Quartet Health, the behavioral health startup backed by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, has raised $40 million in a second round of funding. GV – formerly Google Ventures – led the funding with participation from existing investors Oak HC/FT Partners, F-Prime Capital Partners, and Polaris Partners. Krishna Yeshwant, general partner at GV, will join Quartet’s board of directors. Quartet will...