6/14/21

The Rock Weekly

To bundle or unbundle?

The explosion in digital behavioral and mental health funding over the last year is nothing new to Rock Weekly readers. As this market continues to gain momentum, it’s incumbent on mental health startups to go beyond simply digitizing the existing care experience. That includes aligning adjacent therapies and specialty offerings in accessible ways. Platforms like Transcarent, which raised a $58M Series B on a $500M valuation last week, offer the potential to bring together various apps focused on the spectrum of mental health needs—from mindfulness all the way to serious mental illness care—enabling people to make choices about their care.

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again. The most important thing for this proliferating segment to achieve is closing the supply-demand gap in culturally competent ways; whether that’s through telehealth, in-person sessions, chatbot automation, all of the above, or somewhere in between.

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