Talkspace to Go Public in $1.4B SPAC Deal

Talkspace is going public through a merger with the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Hudson Executive Investment Corporation (HEIC). The subscription-based therapy provider announced the $1.4 billion deal Wednesday. Headquartered in New York City, Talkspace aims to help more people access behavioral health care by remotely connecting users to licensed therapists through text and video […]

Talkspace Sees Increased Interest from Potential Buyers Amid Sale Rumors

Talkspace, a digital therapy startup with a bevy of celebrity supporters, could soon be changing hands.  Bloomberg first reported the news Tuesday, citing “people with knowledge of the matter.” Those sources told the publication that the text-based therapy platform is working with advisers on a potential sale. Headquartered in New York City, Talkspace is a […]

Business Booms for Digital Behavioral Health Companies Amid COVID-19

There’s no doubt about it: The coronavirus is boosting the demand for behavioral health care. That’s especially true for services that can be delivered virtually, due to how easily COVID-19 can be spread.   While traditional providers have been scrambling to move to remote models and keep up with ever-changing telehealth regulations, digital behavioral health providers […]

Digital Startups Lead 2019 List of Top Behavioral Health Fundraisers

As stigma dissipates and need grows, more people than ever before are seeking behavioral health services. To keep up with the demand, entrepreneurs are getting creative, launching innovative companies and bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars in funding.  One reason for that is the growing prevalence of behavioral health conditions, from depression to substance […]

VC Interest in Digital Behavioral Health Companies Remains Hot

Venture capitalists continued to take a special interest in digital behavioral health companies in the third quarter of 2019, keeping alive a three-year steak of hot deal activity in the space. That’s according to a Q3 report from Rock Health, a venture fund that invests only in digital health companies. Across all sectors, digital health […]