Mental Health Companies to Follow
Every year, new startups pull to the forefront of their industry through exciting innovation and industry-disrupting business models. We’ve rounded up the most exciting mental health startups of 2022 that startup-lovers, investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs should follow.
Disclaimer: With so many exciting startups launching and growing worldwide, we aren’t able to cover them all. Furthermore, the startups that are listed below are not officially ranked and are listed in no particular order.
1. Meru Health
Location: San Mateo, California
Funding: $51.3 Million
Telemedicine has seen a huge boom since the pandemic, and Meru Health is no exception. Meru Health knows that to truly get your mental health to a good place, several factors must be addressed, including your emotional and physical environment. In addition to talk therapy, Meru provides users with a state-of-the-art wearable device that tracks their stress response and heart rate to pave a road toward healing.
2. Modern Fertility
Location: San Francisco, California
Funding: $22 Million
Access to healthcare is a mental health resource. When it comes to family planning, Modern Fertility is making it easier than ever for those who want to have children to know where they stand. All it takes is a quick finger prick, and you’ll have all of your information organized in their app dashboard so you can better plan for the future.
Location: Berkeley, California
Funding: $11.5 Million
Sometimes combating mental health issues means looking forward to the future. Kintsugi does this through a voice-controlled app designed to bring you self-care whenever you need it. Talking aloud helps mitigate stress, and Kintsugi offers a smart, new way to work through any mental health needs that may arise, from goal planning to community support.
4. Winterlight Labs
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Funding: $4.7 Million
It bears repeating that access to healthcare improves your overall wellness. Winterlight Labs is an API solution that tracks speech patterns (specifically for, but not limited to, seniors) to help detect things like dementia, Alzheimer’s, depression, and more. Their tablet assessment allows these patterns to be detected remotely, which can help save lives faster.
Location: New York, New York
Funding: $106.7 Million
Telemedicine and teletherapy are all the rage these days. Talkspace is the top-rated teletherapy app, and users will see why. In three easy steps, you’ll be digitally face-to-face with a therapist, eliminating the need to search, commute, and schedule appointments. Talkspace also accepts most insurances, ensuring your therapy search is even more stress-free.
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Location: Berlin, Germany
Funding: $18.2 Million
Meditopia is a platform that’s designed to help you facilitate transformation. Their unique library of meditations, sleep hacks, and mindfulness techniques are aimed to break you from destructive and critical thinking patterns. The opportunities for self-reflection offered in Meditopia are not only great for your mental health but provide improved wellness in everyday life as well.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Funding: $2.2 Million
Our relationship with work and mental health are changing, and no one knows that better than Oliva. Designed to give companies and managers better insights into their employees’ mental health, Oliva’s zero-fuss platform makes it easy to create a space where employees feel heard and respected. Their unique business model ensures that all users will receive quality care from only the best mental health professionals.
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Funding: Not listed
Those who have struggled with disordered eating understand the toll it takes on your wellbeing. With its “gentle nutrition” approach, Sööma users will be equipped with the tools to move forward and better understand and treat their eating disorders. Ultimately, Sööma attempts to help users heal and achieve long-term wellness.
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Funding: $29.3 Million
Kids’ mental health is just as important as their adult counterparts. Mightier takes a fun, colorful approach to helping kids understand their big emotions through interactive gaming. Using clinically-backed research, the games mirror real challenges found in everyday life so that kids of all ages can practice conquering whatever life may throw at them.
10. Mantra Health
Location: New York, New York
Funding: $27.2 Million
College can be a particularly stressful time for students, and more often than not, therapy resources are scarce. Mantra Health aims to change that with the first digital mental health clinic for university students. The integrated platform is customizable for each student’s campus, making it easier to assess their needs and get quicker access to professionals.
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