mental health app

By Laura Lovett June 18, 2018
UK-based digital mental health company Healios has just closed a $2.9 million (£2.2 million) funding round led by Albion Capital and Spice Capital.  The platform connects patients to mental health professionals for assessments, treatments, and wellbeing check-ins. It also gives patients and clinicians the ability to connect through video conferencing and interactive digital tools. The digital...
By Laura Lovett June 14, 2018
Mindstrong Health, a company that uses phone activity to measure mental health and behavior, has just closed a $15 million Series B funding round.  This newest backing brings the startups total financing to $29 million, and will be used to scale the business and advance commercial deployments with partners in the healthcare industry. Mindstrong is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Berggruen...
By Laura Lovett June 12, 2018
A clinical review, published in Evidence Based Mental Health Month, suggests numerous issues, including poor app design and privacy concerns, have contributed to a low engagement rate for mental health apps. The article goes on to suggest that more patient engagement during the app design process and the creation of standards could help remedy these issues.  “The potential of smartphone apps to...
By Laura Lovett May 29, 2018
A recent study published by Psychiatric Services found that mobile health interventions were as effective in treating patients with serious mental illness compared to an in-person group therapy.  The study found that participants in the mobile health group were more likely to remain fully engaged in the eight-week study than those receiving traditional care. Researchers also found that...
By Laura Lovett March 1, 2018
Woebot Labs, a mental health artificial intelligence platform, just landed $8 million in Series A funding with New Enterprise Associates leading and Andrew Ng’s AI Fund participating.  The new app, which launched in February, is a cross between a therapist and a friend. Woebot customers can use the messaging function on the app—just like using Google Hangouts or Apple's iMessage, but instead of a...
By Jonah Comstock November 15, 2017
Pacifica Labs has added a therapist directory feature to its mental health app, further connecting the app to the provider dashboard the company launched in February. "A lot of times what may happen for an individual as they start using Pacifica is they’ll realize that this is something that’s affecting them a lot more deeply than they thought," CEO Dale Beerman told MobiHealthNews. "And then how...
By Dave Muoio October 23, 2017
Mental health-focused video consultation platform LARKR has launched in the Apple App Store. The service employs state-certified therapists across the country, and supports multi-user, multi-location conferences to enable group therapy sessions. “When I learned of the massive void leaving 60 percent of the 50 million Americans who suffer from mental illness without care, I felt compelled to...
By Heather Mack April 4, 2017
New York City-based AbleTo, a tech-enabled behavioral health company that offers a digital platform to connect people with licensed therapists and coaches, has launched a three-minute assessment tool designed to screen people for common behavioral health conditions such as anxiety and depression. It’s a departure from the company’s usual strategy. Rather than requiring an individual whose...
By Heather Mack March 13, 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark-based Leo Innovation Lab announced a $5.5 million Series A and seed funding round that will go to five startups around the world, ranging from mobile app makers to AI platform providers. Leo Innovation Lab sprung out of Danish pharmaceutical company Leo Pharma in 2015 and was established to develop long-term strategies aimed at improving multiple aspects of everyday life for...
By Heather Mack March 10, 2017
Los Angeles-based online mental health company iExhale has raised $1.86 million in seed funding in a round led by Dorilton Capital. The company, which makes an iOS app that allows people to instant message with licensed therapists or simply share anonymously how they are feeling or offer support to others on the iExhale social network, plans to use the funding to build upon its current offerings...

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