Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I’m Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:

We rounded up 6 startups tackling mental and behavioral health for kids and young adults;

Meet the 11 newly minted healthcare unicorns of 2021;

Why companies that make apps and video games could be prime takeover targets for telehealth firms.

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Sprout Therapy connects children and their families with at-home ABA therapists.

6 startups to watch that are tackling youth mental and behavioral health

These six mental- and behavioral-health startups are focusing on children and students.
Young people’s mental health has deteriorated during the pandemic.
Mental-health startups raised over 50% more money in 2021’s second quarter than in its first.

Here’s the full list>>

VCs just can’t get enough of healthcare. Here are the 11 top upstarts they propelled to billion-dollar status.

Healthcare startups raised about $35 billion globally in 2021’s second quarter, CB Insights reports.
Among them are 11 companies valued for the first time at more than a billion dollars each.
The startups, spanning from telehealth apps to dental clinics, are valued at a combined $27 billion.

Find out more about the newly minted unicorns>>

A child plays Akili’s prescription video game for ADHD, EndeavorRx.

Apps and video games are changing the way we treat diseases. Experts say they’re prime M&A targets for telehealth firms.

Apps and video games that can treat health conditions nabbed $1.2 billion in VC dollars in 2019.
Only a few commercial products have been launched so far, and they’re struggling to penetrate the healthcare system.
Experts say this field is primed for consolidation and could be a great …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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