Talkspace-owned Lasting launches new ‘Parenting Guide’ app, its latest self-guided advice service

Lasting, which is owned by mobile therapy company Talkspace, has launched a new app aimed at parents. The app, which is called Parenting Guide from Lasting, is designed to help parents become more con

Norwest unveils a $3 billion fund, which is nearly one-fourth the capital it has ever raised

Norwest Venture Partners, the now 60-year-old venture and growth equity firm backed entirely by the banking giant Wells Fargo, today rolled out its sixteenth fund, a $3 billion vehicle and its biggest

Employee mental health platform Oliva raises $2.2M pre-seed round led by Moonfire Ventures

Just as many other employee services have gone digital, so too is mental health. In the consumer space there are growing startups like Equoo, but the race is now on for the employee. And since telemed

The end of Plaid-Visa, and Palantir’s growing startup mafia

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we — Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace — h

Austin-based Verifiable raises $3 million for its API toolkit to verify healthcare credentials

Before Nick Macario launched Verifiable, the Austin-based company that just raised $3 million for its API toolkit that verifies healthcare credentials, he ran a series of other businesses designed to

Five success factors for behavioral health startups

We believe there’s an enormous opportunity to digitize behavioral health right now—and COVID-19 is only making it bigger.

A full-time VC & part-time ER doctor shares his thoughts on COVID-19

An emergency room physician for the past 12 years, Dr. Robert Mittendorff joined Norwest Venture Partners eight years ago as a healthcare investor; the firm invests in a number of healthcare startups,

Talkspace threatened to sue a security researcher over a bug report

A security researcher said he was forced to take down a blog post describing an apparent bug in Talkspace’s website that gave him a year’s subscription for free, after the company rejected

Married co-founders are a startup’s secret weapon

“If I was running Clearbanc by myself, it probably would have gone off the cliff eight times at this point,” says Clearbanc co-founder Andrew D’Souza.  “If I were running the company by m

Talkspace picks up $50 million Series D

Talkspace, the platform that lets patients and therapists communicate online, has today announced the close of a $50 million financing round led by Revolution Growth. Existing investors, such as Norwe

Technology and today’s vast and immensely underserved mental health population

Someone in your life is suffering from a mental disorder right now. You may not know it, but it’s there. Indeed, one in five adults suffers from a mental disorder. Society has trained us to believe

Talkspace online therapy platform raises $15 million Series B

Talkspace, the startup that offers therapy via an app, has today announced the close of a $15 million Series B funding round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Other participants in the round include ex

Talkspace Therapy-By-Text Service Launches Asynchronous Audio, Video Messaging

Talkspace, the service that lets users have unlimited messaging to their therapists for $25/week, has today publicly launched asynchronous audio and video messaging between patients and therapists. Th

Therapy-By-Text Startup Talkspace Raises $9.5M Led By Spark Capital

Therapy startup Talkspace has spent the past year seeking to help users connect with mental health professionals through the company’s web and mobile apps. To continue growing its business, the comp

IBM’s Watson Wants To Help Pick A Therapist For You

Gone are the days of physically taking yourself to a new therapist and hoping it’s a good match. IBM is working with text therapy startup Talkspace to help find the best therapist for you within

Talkspace Therapy Platform Piles On Another $1M From Metamorphic, Launches On Android

<a target="_blank" href="">Talkspace</a>, the web and mobile app that lets people connect and communicate with licensed therapists, has today announced