Digital Mental Health Raises $682M in H1 2024, Buoyed by AI

Mental health received the most funding of any digital health care segment in the first half of 2024.  Investors poured  $682 million into digital mental health in H1, according to a new Rock Health report. Overall funding in digital health care has seen improvement thus far, with fatter early-stage checks and the proportion of unlabeled […]

‘Investors Are Hungry To Find the Best’: It’s Feast or Famine in Digital Behavioral Health Investing

In case you missed it, Behavioral Health Business has launched a new specialty publication for professionals in the substance use disorder space. You can subscribe to Addiction Treatment Business here: Subscribe today! When it comes to digital health investing, it’s feast or famine for behavioral providers, driving some startups to make tough choices. In 2021, […]

How Digital Health’s Funding Slump Could Impact Behavioral Health

Digital health funding in 2023 is on track to dip to pre-pandemic levels, which could impact the virtual behavioral health industry. Health tech companies raked in $6.1 billion in the first half of 2023, according to a new report by Rock Health. That’s less than half of 2022’s $15.3 billion total and less than a […]

With DEA Regulations Looming, Digital Health Investment Plummets to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Digital health investment, which has historically included a large percentage of behavioral health funding, has plummeted to pre-pandemic levels during the first quarter of 2023. This comes as the public health emergency’s end also nears, potentially disrupting telehealth allowances and ending flexible controlled substances regulations. Investors poured roughly $3.4 billion into digital health companies in […]

Behavioral Health Tech Investment Funding Down 56% in 2022

Last year, investors poured $2.1 billion into behavioral health companies, a 56% decrease from the $4.8 billion raised in 2021. That’s according to the latest report from the San Francisco-based digital health venture capital and advisory firm Rock Health. The funding drop for behavioral health tech is in line with an overall slump in digital […]

Digital Mental Health Investment Down 82% in 2022

With three quarters of 2022 closed, digital mental health and telehealth’s grip on venture capital investment may be beginning to slip. That’s indicated by new data and a report released by Rock Health and Flare Capital Partners. The latter shows that overall investment in digital health has chilled out following a red-hot 2021.  “With $2.2 […]

Mental Health Still Tops Digital Health Investment, But Signs Point to Potential Slowdown

Mental health continued to top all digital health investment in 2022’s first half. Yet the entire market may be headed for a potential cooldown, with inflation, global unrest and regulatory uncertainty contributing to more conservative mindsets among investors and founders alike. “Coming off the launch ramp of 2021, digital health founders, funders and corporate execs […]

Mental Health Startup Ahead Shuts Down

Mental health startup Ahead will shut down operations. The company, officially incorporated as Abe Health LLC, posted on its website that it was no longer taking new patients as of April 14 and will stop caring for current patients on June 24. “At Ahead, our mission has always been to provide accessible, quality, and judgment-free […]