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London-based HelloSelf picks up £5.5M to offer AI-powered digital therapy to set minds at rest

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Digital therapy is gaining momentum in the healthcare industry globally to effectively manage patients’ health through Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

Based out of London, HelloSelf is a digital therapy startup that connects its members to the UK’s best clinical psychologists and provides AI-enhanced online support between sessions.

Secured £5.5M funding

Recently, the ‘BrainTech’ startup has raised a £5.5 million Series A funding round from VC firm OMERS Ventures. Other investors including Manta Ray Ventures, Oxford Capital Partners, and 2EnablePartners also participated. To date, the company raised £8.1M in funding. 

How will the funding be used?

The UK company will use the investment to grow HelloSelf’s @Work service. The HelloSelf’s B2B proposition will help organisations of all sizes in the UK to provide tailored ‘needs-based’ mental health support services to their employees, through in-person and digital coaching, clinical treatment, and wellness plans.

Online therapy and psychological coaching service

Founded in 2018 by Charlie Wells (former COO of online donation platform JustGiving), HelloSelf is an online therapy and psychological coaching service with AI-enhanced video sessions with the nation’s leading clinical psychologists.

At present, the company has a team of over 150 clinical psychologists, engineers, and developers, and provides coaching and treatment to over 1,500 members. As per the company, the team applies clinically informed skills and knowledge to provide early intervention, prevention, skills training, and treatment to its users. 

Served 15X more people

Furthermore, HelloSelf uses data, outcomes, and feedback to personalise treatment plans and the service it provides. During the second lockdown, the company served 15X more people with online therapy and psychological coaching in Feb 2021 than the previous year.

Charlie Wells, the founder of HelloSelf, comments: “Our mission has always been to help more people say Hello to their best Self more often. Never has this been more important. Raising this additional growth capital enables us to help even more people and to deliver them more hopeful futures.”

Harry Briggs, Managing Partner at OMERS Ventures, comments: “It’s a privilege to work with a company that is improving so many people’s lives in these difficult times. We believe HelloSelf’s combination of world-class therapists and world-class technology can lead to improved and sustained mental health outcomes for millions.”