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Mental Healthcare 3.0 Part 2

Part 2: Four Ideas for 3.0 In Part 1 of this series, I wrote about the transition from 2.0 to 3.0 in mental healthcare technology and why we are paying attention to it. What might it look like to create [...]  Read more

Mental Healthcare 3.0

Part 1: The 2.0-> 3.0 Transition If mental health technology was like language-learning solutions, we have been in the language CD and tapes phase for the last decade or so. The shift from language textbooks to CDs was a 1.0->2.0 [...]  Read more

Headgum

When things are serious, we need humor more than ever.  At this unique point in history, bringing more laughter and authenticity to a wider audience when many of us are aching for connection is vital. Our investment in Headgum is [...]  Read more

Sofar

At a Sofar, you are sitting on the floor in a room full of mostly strangers, listening to artists you’ve never heard of, perhaps in a city you’ve never been to before, and yet it’s possible to feel comfortable and content. [...]  Read more

Marley Spoon

One of the most basic human needs is the need for food. We all need to eat and drink to survive. And so it is not surprising that substantial parts of our lives, economies and societies are devoted to growing, [...]  Read more

Therapeutic Computing

As part of the broadening access to wellbeing thesis, we have been searching for projects that bring down the cost of therapy and coaching. 8% of adults and 12% of teens (and as high as 20% of teen women) suffer [...]  Read more

Welcoming Dia&Co to USV

There are two core reasons that make Dia&Co particularly exciting as an addition to the USV portfolio. First, the size and current state of the market they are focused on. Second, how well positioned this team is to tackle this problem and the ability they’ve shown to create not just a transactional business but a large, fast scaling, emotionally engaged community. Read more

Business Model Innovation in Healthcare

Recent conversations around healthcare have surfaced words like “crisis” and “collapse”. Besides being confused by the existing system, 20% of Americans can no longer afford basic healthcare (including their insurance premiums), leading to a higher number of people who are [...]  Read more