Mental Health App Raises $50 Million As Digital Therapy Grows


The company Talkspace said Wednesday that the investment round led by Revolution Growth brings the total amount it has raised so far to about $110 million. Its deal with Optum, a unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc., will make the Talkspace app available to about 2 million Optum customers. About 57 million adults had mental health or substance-use conditions in 2017, and about 70% of them received no treatment, according to federal estimates.

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