December 14, 2020
Bold Health, a London-based company developing digital therapeutics for gastrointestinal conditions, is backing a new University of Pennsylvania-led study that will directly compare the company's cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) app for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to Headspace's consumer mindfulness and meditation app.
According to a clinicaltrials.gov listing spotted by Exits & Outcomes,...
December 10, 2020
Mindfulness and meditation app maker Headspace is coming to Netflix next year in the form of three new television shows intended to help viewers take a breath, relax and start the new year off on the right foot.
The first series, "Headspace Guide to Meditation," will premiere globally on January 1, 2021, and will teach users the foundations of meditation. Each episode will tackle a different...
September 9, 2020
Bardy Diagnostics, maker of cardiac-monitoring adhesive patches, announced yesterday that Kevin Hykes began serving as the company's president and CEO on August 31. Hykes was formerly the president and CEO of Relievant Medical Systems, Metaventon and Cameron Health. Earlier in his career he spent 16 years at Medtronic. As Bardy Diagnostics' new head, he'll help develop and execute the company's...
June 22, 2020
Mental health and wellness app use has been on the rise during the past few months of COVID-19, but new quarantines and disease concerns may not be fueling the spike in new users or other metrics.
According to a recent data report from Apptopia, increases among the 15 most popular of these apps have been in lockstep with the gradual trend of rising engagement that the mobile app market-...
June 12, 2020
As per a new SEC filing, mindfulness and meditation app Headspace has built on February's Series C raise with an additional $47.7 million in funding, bringing the round's equity total to $100.7 million.
The company told CrunchBase News, which first spotted the filing, that all of the company's lead investors from its prior rounds took part.
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March 18, 2020
As cases of COVID-19 around the world increase, it is not only people’s physical health which is under threat.
Uncertainty, constant news and social isolation can trigger anxiety for many, especially those with pre-existing mental health conditions.
Stephen Buckley, head of information at UK Mind, said the pandemic is “causing people a lot of concern and media coverage might play a role in...
February 12, 2020
Mindfulness and meditation app maker Headspace has announced a Series C funding round consisting of $53 million in equity and $40 million in debt financing. The investment was headed by blisce/, with participation from new backers Waverly Capital and Times Bridge as well as prior investors The Chernin Group, Spectrum Equity and Advancit Capital.
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September 6, 2019
Consumer healthcare businesses can describe their work a lot of ways: as wellness, as disease prevention or as healthcare outside the traditional health system. Or there's biohacking, a term that has emerged to describe all kinds of ways individuals can optimize their own health in the same way that tech-saavy folks optimize their computers.
At the annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference this month in...
April 12, 2019
From virtual therapy to mindfulness and meditation aids, there’s little shortage of digital tools catching investors’ eyes and breaking into the crowded behavioral health market. Although a number of these services are positioning their business to focus on payers and employers, many others are taking their products directly to consumers via monthly subscriptions, one-time retail purchases or...
September 5, 2018
Mindfulness meditation app maker Headspace has just announced that it is acquiring voice-enabled AI system Alpine.AI, furthering the former's development in personalization and conversational products. The deal, which was made for an undisclosed sum, means that Alpine's team will move over to Headspace’s San Francisco office.
"Alpine.AI will help dramatically improve our voice platforms allowing...