behavioral health

By Jonah Comstock October 14, 2015
David Ebersman Lyra Health, the behavioral health-focused startup launched this summer by David Ebersman, former CFO of Facebook and Genentech, has raised $35 million. Greylock Partners and existing investor Venrock led the round, with additional participation from existing investor Castlight Health, and new investors Providence Health & Services, Breyer Capital, and Origin Capital...
By Aditi Pai June 25, 2015
Burlingame, California-based Lyra Health, which is developing a platform to identify people with behavioral health conditions, has raised $3.1 million in a strategic round from Castlight Health. Lyra Health previously received undisclosed seed funding from venture capital firm Venrock. Lyra's Chief Medical Officer Dena Bravata formerly served in the same role at Castlight Health. Lyra Health...
By Jonah Comstock June 9, 2015
New York-based behavioral health startup AbilTo has raised $12 million in third round funding led by HLM Venture Partners. Existing investors BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, .406 Ventures and Sandbox Industries all contributed to the round as well. Yumin Choi, a partner at HLM, will join AbilTo's board. AbilTo is focused on identifying and remotely treating mental health co-morbidities...
By Jonah Comstock June 8, 2015
David Ebersman Lyra Health, a startup that launched last week, will focus on addressing the gaps in the healthcare system surrounding behavioral health conditions like anxiety and depression. David Ebersman, former CFO of Facebook and Genentech, will helm the new company, which already has seed funding from Ebersman and venture capital firm Venrock. Ebersman's co-founder, Chief Medical Officer...
By Brian Dolan May 20, 2015
Southern New Jersey's MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is setting up a program for 30 of its breast cancer patients that equips them with Apple Watches to help them self-manage their treatment as well as stay better connected to their care team and each other. The center is working with Wayne, Pennsylvania-based behavioral health technology company Polaris Health Directions on the nine-month...
By Jonah Comstock December 9, 2014
A slide from Fred Muench's presentation shows the effect of different message styles on binge drinking. Evidence continues to emerge that when it comes to text message-based health interventions, not all text messages are created equal. That's the message of two preliminary research presentations -- both text-message-based behavioral interventions focused on problem drinking -- given at the...
By Brian Dolan September 17, 2014
Dallas, Texas-based employee wellness company Viverae has acquired behavioral health company OneHealth for an undisclosed sum. Viverae counts 300 clients in various industries throughout the US that use its health management programs. OneHealth's offerings will bolster Viverae's by allowing users to anonymously support each others' emotional and physical health. OneHealth offers members 24/7...