Until recently, mental health was a relative blip on the radar of venture capitalists. But over the past few years, and particularly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, private investors have made a dramatic run for this space, pouring $3.1 billion into mental health ventures by the third quarter of 2021 alone, according to Rock Health, a seed fund that supports startups working in digital health. That represents a third of all digital health funding for 2021, more than 7 times the amount of funding placed in such ventures in 2015. [Read more…] about APA: With digital mental health going mainstream, will/ should psychologists be able to “prescribe” interventions?
Digital health firms raised record sums before Covid-19 hit (MedCity News):
“Digital Health startups raised a record-breaking $3.1 billion in the first quarter of 2020, according to a report released Monday by Rock Health. But now faced with a global pandemic, the trend is unlikely to continue [Read more…] about Digital health start-ups raised a record $3.1 billion in Q1; focus will likely evolve from providers to consumers and employers