Alma — A Startup to Support Behavioral Health Providers — Raises $28M

Alma, a membership-based network for behavioral health providers, has raised $28 million in Series B funding, the company announced Tuesday. The round was led by Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors BoxGroup, Primary Venture Partners, Rainfall Ventures, Sound Ventures and Tusk Venture Partners. Optum Ventures, a first-time Alma investor, also participated. The latest round […]

Telebehavioral Health Provider TimelyMD Receives $60M Investment

TimelyMD, a Fort Worth, Texas-based provider of telebehavioral health services for college students, has received a $60 million investment from JMI Equity, a growth equity firm specializing in the investment of software companies. The investment brings the company’s total funding raised thus far raised up to $65.7 million, according to the fundraising tracking site Crunchbase. […]

Movers & Shakers: Community Psychiatry’s New CEO; Quit Genius, BehaVR Add Leadership Positions

California behavioral provider names CEO Sacramento, California-based Community Psychiatry, an outpatient behavioral health provider, has named Christopher Brengard as its CEO. He replaces outgoing CEO Ken Kelly. Community Psychiatry has more than 40 locations across the state of California, where it provides mental health services. Before joining the company, Brengard most recently served as chairman […]

Quit Genius Scores $11 Million in Latest Funding Round

Quit Genius, a San Francisco-based digital provider of addiction treatment services, has raised $11 million in Series A funding, the company recently announced. The money brings the company’s total funding raised up to $13.6 million, according to the fundraising tracking website Crunchbase. The round was led by British venture capital firm Octopus Ventures. Founded in […]

Lyra Health Partners with Starbucks to Provide Mental Health Benefits to Employees

Mental health benefits manager Lyra Health will provide all Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) employees and eligible family members with up to 20 sessions per year with therapists and coaches starting April 6. The Seattle-based coffee giant announced the move Monday. All sessions will be free of charge to users. Burlingame, California-based Lyra provides similar services to […]

Lyra Health Helps Providers Improve, Capitalize On Employee Mental Health Benefits

While more and more employers are offering mental health benefits, that doesn’t always translate into opportunities for traditional behavioral health providers. Many companies opt to provide the benefits through app-based solutions that specialize in remote coaching and stress-reduction, with trendy startups like Headspace and Ginger winning business from corporate giants such as Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX), […]

Transactions: Ginger Acquires LiveBetter’s Tech; Landmark Recovery Buys New Building

Ginger acquires technology assets of LiveBetter San Francisco-based health and wellness startup Ginger has acquired the technology assets of LiveBetter, a free app that helps users address select mental health challenges. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. San Francisco-based Ginger is a virtual behavioral health care system that delivers coaching, therapy and psychiatry […]

Digital Substance Abuse Treatment Startups Captivate Investors, Payers

In America today, the need for more substance use disorder (SUD) interventions is clear. In 2017, more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses, and the alcohol-related death rate was twice what it was 20 years earlier. Those statistics don’t include nearly 20 million others who did not die but still battled SUD that year. […]