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Pace launches out of private beta with a plan to scale virtual group therapy

One in five people have a mental health illness. Pace, a new startup founded by Pinterest and Affirm executives, wants to pay attention to the other four in that statistic. “Nobody is perfectly mentally healthy all the time,” said Jack Chou, Pace co-founder. “It’s a non-existent idea, everyone is sort of swimming in between being clinically mentally unhealthy and perfectly mentally happy.” While diagnosable mental health conditions might get an individual medication or therapy, those that live i...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Pinterest, Tech, Mental Health, Meyer, Talkspace, Sdk, Coa, SPAC, Nellie, Maveron, Lyra Health, Chou, Hunter Walk


Mental wellness platform Lyra Health is raising up to $175M at a $2.25B valuation

The coronavirus pandemic has underscored, and often exacerbated, the mental health crisis that exists across the world. Even the spread of remote work is part of the problem: As everyone stays at home, the lack of interaction and watercooler chat has left employees without in-person interaction. The need for a solution has helped tech-powered mental health solutions raise funding to meet increased demand. In the latest development, it emerged that Lyra Health, a platform that focuses on provi...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Tech, Delaware, Lyra, Lyra Health, Burlingame California, Recent Funding, Forbes Lyra Health, Lyra Blended Care


Lee Fixel is already raising a massive second fund

On Friday, former Tiger Global Management investor Lee Fixel registered plans for the second fund of his new investment firm, Addition, just four months after closing the first. According to the Financial Times, that ship has sailed. It reported over the weekend that Fixel had already secured a fresh $1.4 billion in capital commitments for the second fund, which Addition reportedly doesn’t plan to begin investing until next year.  But Fixel’s camp is now saying otherwise — that the fund has n...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Spotify, London, India, Funding, Tech, Addition, Venture Capital, Seattle, Tiger Global, Flipkart, Financial Times, Tiger Global Management, Forbes


12 companies boosting benefits so employees don't feel isolated or lonely during the coronavirus crisis

Starbucks Amid the coronavirus pandemic, more companies are stepping up their mental health benefit offerings for employees.  Some 53% of 256 employers surveyed by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions reported providing special emotional and mental health programs for their workforce because of the pandemic.  Here are several companies, including Starbucks and Target, that have boosted their mental health resources in the wake of the global outbreak.  Thi...
Tags: Arianna Huffington, US, Trends, Starbucks, Salesforce, SoFi, Transferwise, Reuters, Deepak Chopra, PTO, Lyra Health, Kevin Kroll, Stanford Medical, Starbucks Target, Sleepio, Ron Crawford


10 healthcare startups that could be M&A targets after Teladoc's record-breaking $18.5 billion deal for Livongo

On August 5, telehealth giant Teladoc struck an $18.5 billion deal to buy Livongo, a chronic-care company. The record deal is sending shockwaves through an industry that analysts say is ripe for more mergers and acquisitions. Business Insider asked 10 venture capitalists and analysts about the impending consolidation in digital health. They listed 10 startups in mental health, drug research, telehealth, and more that are likely to be acquired or make deals of their own soon. For more stories l...
Tags: Google, Amazon, US, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Austin, Shervin Pishevar, Pfizer, Andreessen Horowitz, Boeing, Cnbc, Jones, Bessemer Venture Partners, Forrester, Bessemer


Startups taking new approaches to mental health just raised $588 million, and they're signing on huge customers like Boeing and Starbucks

American workers are struggling to cope with the coronavirus and civil unrest, studies have shown.  Companies are implementing mental-health services to help with that. Startups providing virtual mental-health options raised $588 million in the first half of 2020, a record amount as interest in the space grows.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The coronavirus has changed a lot in a short time, and Americans' mental health has taken a serious hit.  One survey by the Centers...
Tags: California, North Korea, US, Trends, Starbucks, Morgan Stanley, Boeing, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Thompson, Henry, National Alliance, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Grasso, VIDA, Lyra, Lyra Health


Meet the 26 healthcare startups that top VCs say are poised to take off amid the coronavirus pandemic

Business Insider asked 13 top venture capital investors which startups they think will thrive despite the coronavirus pandemic, and why. We asked them to pick two companies, including one they're not invested in. Their answers span from telehealth to virtual clinics to machine-learning-inspired heart scans. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. While the coronavirus pandemic has posed devastating business challenges to startups in retail, tech, real estate, and more, some health...
Tags: Amit Kumar, Massachusetts, New York City, US, Trends, ERP, Andreessen, Starbucks, Andreessen Horowitz, North America, Google Ventures, Khosla, Nea, Greylock, Accel, Greycroft


Lucid Lane has developed a service to get patients off of pain meds and avoid addiction

Four years ago, Adnan Asar, the founder of the new addiction prevention service Lucid Lane, was enjoying a successful career working as the founding chief technology officer at Livongo Health. It was the serial senior tech executive’s most recent job after a long stint at Shutterfly and he was shepherding the company through the development of its suite of hardware and software for the management of chronic conditions. But when Asar’s wife was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, he stepped...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Drugs, Virginia, Cancer, Tech, Department Of Defense, Depression, United States, Surgery, Va, Illness, Cancer Treatment, Pain, Jerry Yang


Lucid Lane has developed a service to get patients off of pain meds and avoid dependence

Four years ago, Adnan Asar, the founder of the new dependence prevention service Lucid Lane, was enjoying a successful career working as the founding chief technology officer at Livongo Health. It was the serial senior tech executive’s most recent job after a long stint at Shutterfly and he was shepherding the company through the development of its suite of hardware and software for the management of chronic conditions. But when Asar’s wife was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, he steppe...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Drugs, Virginia, Cancer, Tech, Department Of Defense, Depression, United States, Surgery, Va, Illness, Cancer Treatment, Pain, Jerry Yang


Spring Health raises $6M to help employees get access to personalized mental health treatment

In recent months, we’ve seen more and more funding flowing into tools for mental wellness — whether that’s AI-driven tools to help patients find help to meditation apps — and it seems like that trend is starting to pick up even more steam as smaller companies are grabbing the attention of investors. There’s another one picking up funding today in Spring Health, a platform for smaller companies to help their employees get more access to mental health treatment. The startup looks to give employers...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Enterprise, RRE Ventures, Cto, JAMA, Koh, Lyra Health, Spring Health, Work Bench BBG Ventures, William K Warren Foundation, April Koh, Adam Chekroud, Abhishek Chandra


YC alum Modern Health, a startup focused on emotional wellbeing, gets $2.26M seed funding

About one year ago, a note from a CEO thanking his employee for using sick days to take care of her mental health went viral. It was a reminder to Alyson Friedensohn of what she wants to accomplish with Modern Health, the emotional health benefits startup she founded last year with neuroscientist Erica Johnson. “We want that to be normal. We want the email she sent to be normal, to be able to be that open,” Friedensohn tells TechCrunch. Modern Health, a Y Combinator alum, announced today that it...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Benefits, HR, Mental Health, United States, Healthcare, Lyra Health, Erica Johnson, Afore, Modern Health, Alyson Friedensohn, Friedensohn, TechCrunch Modern Health


Curai picks up $10.7M to create a smarter system to help patients supply the best info for their doctors

There’s been an explosion of medical startups centering their tools around machine learning to help doctors with predictive tools — and now Netflix’s former chief product officer Neil Hunt wants to enter the fray with one that hopes to get the right information from patients themselves. That’s the hope for Curai, a machine learning-driven startup that helps patients deliver the right information to doctors to help medical professionals figure out the best diagnosis — and reduce the overhead for ...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Stanford, Tech, Netflix, Quora, Alexa, Hunt, Neil Hunt, Suki, David Ebersman, Lyra Health, Xavier Amatriain, Curai, Netflix Curai, Neal Khosla


Digital health company Lyra Health attracts $45 mln Series B

Burlingame, California-based Lyra Health, a digital health company, has secured $45 million in Series B funding. The investors were Tenaya Capital, Glynn Capital, Crown Ventures, Casdin Capital, Greylock Partners, Venrock and Providence Ventures. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, Lyra Health, VC Deals, Burlingame California, Providence Ventures


Lyra Health raises $45M to create a smart network for treating mental health problems

Treating issues with mental health can be a daunting and very sensitive task for anyone that is suffering from any kind of mental illness — but the problem for many is that a lot of patients just don’t know where to start, according to David Ebersman. That’s where Lyra Health hopes to help. The service works with employers to offer a tool to their employees that helps them securely and confidentially begin to understand what kind of treatment they need to seek if they feel like they are sufferin...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Tech, Mental Health, Huddle, Headspace, Lyra, David Ebersman, Lyra Health, Providence Ventures, Casdin Capital Existing, Greylock Partners Venrock, Ebersman


Technology and today’s vast and immensely underserved mental health population

 Someone in your life is suffering from a mental disorder right now. You may not know it, but it’s there. Indeed, one in five adults suffers from a mental disorder. Society has trained us to believe mental illness is something to be ashamed of, so a majority of the afflicted hide it and go untreated. I’d like to say we’re becoming more accepting as a society, but … Read More
Tags: Health, TC, Column, Tech, Mental Health, Healthcare, Talkspace, Telemedicine, Lantern, Lyra Health, Quartet Health


Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Ginni Rometty, others are asking North Carolina to repeal its 'discriminatory' law

One day after Georgia Governor Nathan Deal agreed to veto a bill that critics said would have encouraged discrimination against gay people, a similar fight in North Carolina has ramped up.  On Tuesday, over 80 CEOs and business leaders signed an open letter asking North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory to repeal a controversial law passed last week. Signatures included Apple CEO Tim Cook, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and, naturally, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, who has been t...
Tags: Apple, Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood, Georgia, Aclu, Tim Cook, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Jason Goldberg, Jack Dorsey, North Carolina, Ben Silbermann, Marc Benioff, Orbitz, Charlotte, Pat Mccrory


With $3 Million From Castlight, Lyra Health Is Bringing Big Data To Mental Health Care

 One in five Americans suffers from a diagnosable mental health or substance disorder, but 70 percent are undiagnosed. This fact prompted David Ebersman, former CFO of Facebook and Genentech, to launch Lyra Health earlier this year. Read More
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, TC, Facebook, Genentech, David Ebersman, Lyra Health