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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October 24, 2017
A new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University shows that a mindfulness app, used for two weeks in daily 20-minute increments, measurably reduced stress compared to a control app.
Testing the impact of a smartphone intervention on stress wasn't the primary purpose of the study; instead it sought to prove that the specific mindfulness paractices of monitoring and acceptance were...
February 20, 2017
San Francisco-based Pacifica Labs, maker of a mental health app, has released a physician-facing component to its consumer-focused self-help app. In addition to the launch of Pacifica for Clinicians, the company also added new capabilities to the consumer-facing app and announced an undisclosed amount of early stage funding in a round led by LEO Innovation Lab, HealthX Ventures and Personal...