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This startup wants to scale anonymous mental health support – starting with founders

Humans Anonymous is a social audio platform that connects people with similar identities (teacher, single parent) to create an anonymous space to...

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With schools increasingly focused on mental health, PsycApps raises Seed round for US expansion

I’ve been tracking PsycApps, a startup that came up with a gamified mental health game ‘eQuoo’, since 2016, and this company – and its...

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Braxia buys KetaMD to get into remote-delivered ketamine treatments

With the acquisition of KetaMD, Braxia provides a compelling and differentiated value proposition. The KetaMD brand will remain a standalone brand.

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Wysa raises $20 million to expand its therapist chatbot into a wider set of mental health services

Wysa, a popular mental health app originally founded in India around an AI chatbot that helps users talk through their feelings, has raised $20...

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Backed by Tiger Global, Intellect is creating culturally-competent mental healthcare for Asia

Mental health startup Intellect’s ambitious goal is to be available across the Asia-Pacific, but ensure localized, culturally-competent care in...

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Veteran digital health pros found virtual eating disorder care startup

For Amanda D’Ambra and Joan Zhang, the idea of starting and co-founding an eating disorder care startup was personal: Both struggled with an eating...

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For mental health startups, happiness is in niches

Welcome to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where it gets its name....

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Why more funding equates more peace of mind for TRIPP and its users

LA-born startup TRIPP doesn’t want the metaverse to be a mere “shopping mall for virtual consumers,” its founder Nanea Reeves told...

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Depressed? This algorithm can tell from the tone of your voice

Mental health issues have come into a clearer focus amid the pandemic. Depression became endemic, but it still too often goes undetected. Even when...

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Friendly Apps raises $3 million, pre-product, for apps that improve people’s well-being

Longtime engineer and product designer Michael Sayman has been building apps since he was a kid, landing him roles at Facebook, Google, Roblox, and...

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With the pandemic leaving many searching, group support app Circles raises new round

Between one-to-one therapy and free online forums, people search for a range of solutions to mental health therapy online. Especially since the...

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Egyptian health and wellness platform Esaal raises $1.7M to scale across MENA

There’s a vast unmet demand for medical consultation in developing markets like Egypt due to low doctor supply. As of 2018, Egypt’s doctor to...

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Moka.care raises $16 million for its corporate mental health service

French startup moka.care has raised a new $16 million Series A funding round (€15 million). The company is focused on mental well-being in the...

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Nue Life Health raises $23M Series A Led by Obvious Ventures for psychedelics platform

Last year we covered the $3.3 million seed round for NUE Life Health, a US-based telemedicine startup in the US, which was building out a mental...

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Mental health app Real raises $37M Series B

Real, a mental health app, has raised a $37 million oversubscribed Series B. The round was led by Owl Ventures, with participation from former...

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DeepWell wants to make gaming a bigger part of mental health treatment and self-care

Media and games helped many of us maintain our mental health during the last couple years of dread, but it isn’t just pure escapism: studies...

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Fireside Project manifests a $200K fund to improve access to careers in psychedelic health

Let’s get three truths out of the way. 1. Drugs are a sensitive topic. 2. In a lot of the world, many drugs that can be used recreationally...

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Metriport helps you take your quantified self to the next increment

Along comes Metriport, which aggregates all of your quantified-self data in one place, and adds clever features like mood tracking, medicine tracking...

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Spoke launches music therapy app for Gen Z, raises $1.5M round led by Ada Ventures

Apps like Calm and Endel are exploring an expanding new universe of what’s becoming known as “functional sound”. Calm and others are...

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MindFi gets $2M seed to create localized mental wellness programs for APAC markets

Mental wellness startup MindFi operates throughout APAC, but wants to deliver “culturally competent” care in each of its markets. To do that, it...

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Atommerce wants to scale its mental health platform with $16.7M funding

Atommerce, a Korean startup that helps users connect with mental health professionals via mobile app MiNDCAFE, plans to scale its mental health...

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Intellect, the mental health startup focused on APAC, raises $10M Series A

Intellect, the Singapore-based mental health startup focused primarily on Asia-Pacific markets, announced today it has raised a $10 million Series A....

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Mantra Health raises $22M to scale its digital mental health clinic for young adults

Mantra Health, a digital mental health startup focused on young adults, has raised $22 million in Series A funding led by VMG Partners. The round...

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How one founder is building a sustainable platform for proactive mental health care

This week Darrell and Jordan talk with Real CEO and Founder, Ariela Safira. Real is a therapy platform that aims to make mental healthcare more...

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Headspace Health acquires AI-powered mental health and wellness company Sayana

Headspace Health has acquired Sayana, an AI-powered mental health and wellness company, for an undisclosed amount. Headspace Health says the...

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Little Otter raises $22M to scale its personalized pediatric mental health platform

Little Otter, a digital mental health company that aims to provide tools and treatment for both children and their families, has raised $22 million...

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These balls tell you how zen you are

It’s all good and well to be able to sit cross-legged on a mountain top and feel at one with the universe — but how do you know if you...

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How Cerebral and Alto Neuroscience embarked on an at-home clinical trial for depression

Before the pandemic forced remote work, school and research to the forefront, decentralized clinical trials were probably on the horizon. Now,...

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