behavioral health

By Dave Muoio 12:10 pm October 22, 2019
Octave, a startup behavioral health practice that blends in-person therapy with virtual coaching services, has collected $11 million in Series A funding. The raise was led by Greycroft and supported by Obvious Ventures. The announcement also coincides with news of a partnership that establishes Octave as an in-network provider for Anthem Blue Cross of California. In addition, it is opening two...
By Dave Muoio 02:36 pm October 10, 2019
Facebook is looking serve as the facilitator of constructive, supportive mental health discussions between friends with today’s release of new features for the social media network and its private messaging service, Messenger. Timed for release on the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Day, the company has unveiled a “Let’s Talk” photo filter for Stories that invites peers struggling...
By Dave Muoio 11:53 am October 10, 2019
Sentio, a behavioral health startup offering an emotion-sensing wearable and a connected support app, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. The round was led by Felicis Ventures, with additional support from Anthemis Exponential Ventures and SOSV, and brings the company’s total raise to $6.3 million. WHAT THEY DO Sentio’s Feel platform is headlined by the Feel Emotion Sensor, a wristband that...
By Dave Muoio 11:49 am October 2, 2019
Digital obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) identification and management platform NOCD has received $4 million in Series A funding. The round was headed by Chicago Ventures, with Glen Tullman’s 7Wire Ventures, Meridian Street Capital and Hyde Park Angels also participating. WHAT THEY DO NOCD’s app acts as a resource for individuals who have, or suspect they have, the condition. It features a...
By Dave Muoio 02:31 pm September 4, 2019
Even more ECG. Electronics hardware company Asus pulled back the curtain on its latest health and fitness smartwatch today at IFA 2019 in Berlin. Engadget, TechRadar and others report that the VivoWatch SP includes a built-in ECG sensor alongside a PPG sensor, GPS tracking, an altimeter and roughly 14 days of battery life. The company is aiming for worldwide availability before the end of the...
By Leontina Postelnicu 02:42 pm August 27, 2019
Cambridge, UK-based company Ieso Digital Health, provider of an online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) service, has carried out a study that sought to determine psychotherapy features associated with improvements in patient symptoms after applying deep learning to large-scale clinical data from its platform, published in JAMA Psychiatry. TOPLINE DATA According to the researchers, findings...
By Dave Muoio 03:25 pm June 17, 2019
Quartet Health, a startup focused on behavioral health and primary care, has brought in another $60 million in funding, bringing its total raise to $153 million. The Series D round was headlined by Centene Corporation, with support from returning backers F-Prime Capital Partners, GV, Oak HC/FT and Polaris Partners. WHAT THEY DO Quartet’s integrated platform links providers, payers and services...
By Jonah Comstock 09:17 am May 15, 2019
Livongo’s acquisition last year of myStrength is bearing its first fruits, as the company announced today a new suite of behavioral health tools aimed at tackling the range of experiences that can come with pregnancy and early parenthood. Through a mobile or web app, the program provides users with a range of resources and activities including guided meditations, quizzes and videos based on...
By Dave Muoio 03:18 pm May 2, 2019
A study conducted by pharmacy and outpatient telepsychiatry provider Genoa Healthcare found that rural, Medicaid-covered behavioral health patients received quicker and more frequent care when their in-person visits were supplemented with a telepsychiatry appointment. These results from 242-patient investigation, published in the Journal of Rural Mental Health, suggest that this hybrid approach...
By Dave Muoio 01:42 pm April 23, 2019
Forefront Telecare, a virtual care company specifically focused on behavioral health, has closed out a Series A funding round announced earlier this year with the addition of two new investors: Tech Council Ventures and Boston Millennia Partners. They join the round’s prior investors Spring Lake Equity Partners and the Ziegler Link●Age Fund. Forefront has sized the funding round at a total of $15...