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For those of us who’ve been a little bit wobbly on the mental health front over the past couple of years, there are a bunch of options starting to crop up. The on-demand chat-based therapy options are one, and at-home ketamine-assisted treatments are another. We’ve seen Mindbloom and Fi…

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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 it does, health care providers struggle to meet demand. Two women engineers — both of whom had experienced depression and had trouble finding the…

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6 questions investors should ask when evaluating psychedelic biotech companies

We believe in a future where psychedelic therapy will be as common as going to the dentist, but the path won’t be easy.

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InFlow, a science-based app for ADHD, raises $2.3M Seed led by Hoxton Ventures

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms can include anxiety, chronic boredom, impulsiveness, trouble concentrating, controlling anger, and even depression. But ADHD sufferers can face lengthy waiting periods for assessment and prohibitively expensive treatments. Now a startup, whic…

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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, they’re here in earnest.  This week, precision psychiatry startup Alto Neuroscience and Cerebral, an online mental health provider, announced that they’ve j…

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A look inside Offline Ventures, co-founded by Brit and Dave Morin and backed in part by Apple

Last year, entrepreneurs, investors and married couple Dave and Brit Morin teamed up with James Higa, who was a senior director at Apple for nearly a dozen years, and Tonal co-founder Nate Bosshard, to create a new venture firm called Offline Ventures that, very notably, counts Apple as an anchor i…

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Journey Clinical raises $3M to allow psychotherapists to prescribe psychedelics

Psychedelics companies are all the rage right now. Compass Pathways is working with the magic mushroom compound psilocybin to treat depression. It’s has raised $290 million in total. Atai Life Sciences — backed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel — brought in $258 million from its IPO. In the tech spa…

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Ro raises $500M to grow its remote and in-home primary care platform

Healthcare tech startup Ro has raised $500 million to help fuel continued growth of its hybrid telehealth/in-home primary care platform, which also includes a growing pharmacy business as the company pursues a strategy of vertical integration to optimize delivery and reduce costs for clients. The c…

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Remove that ‘exit strategy’ slide from your pitch deck

A lot of pitch decks I review have a slide that really shouldn't be there: the exit strategy slide. As an early-stage startup, it's downright nonsensical, and it shouldn't be part of your deck at all.

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WeWork India exposed visitors’ personal information and selfies

Visitor names, email addresses, phone numbers, and selfies were exposed to the internet.

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