$9.5 Million in Series A Funding
On May 12, 2015 Talkspace, the web and mobile platform connecting people with licensed therapists for online therapy, announced today it has raised $9.5 million in a Series A round of financing led by Spark Capital and SoftBank. Talkspace’s disruptive approach to delivering mental health care has attracted over 100,000 users in the United States, connecting people who suffer from depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD and more with dedicated therapists who are available one-on-one and on-demand. Talkspace offers “Unlimited Messaging Therapy™” and Couples Therapy via its web and mobile apps, taking a messaging-based approach to delivering treatment in real-time. Through the familiarity, simplicity, immediacy and popularity of messaging, Talkspace’s new modality eliminates the powerful stigma that is still associated with therapy, to offer a safe, anonymous way to get help.
Talkspace is a global online therapy platform that connects people with licensed therapists anytime, anywhere. Founded in 2012 with a mission to make therapy affordable and accessible for all, Talkspace introduced Unlimited Messaging Therapy™ to provide unprecedented on-demand access to a therapist for only $25 per week. By eliminating the stigma, fear, anxiety and cost associated with traditional therapy, Talkspace is making it easy for millions of people to finally be proactive about their mental health. In the United States alone, Talkspace has amassed over 100,000 members with hundreds of licensed therapists in its network.
You can find more information on Talkspace’s funding on PR Newswire.