Talkspace Raises $2.5M Seed Round for Therapist Texting Service

5/12/14Follow @jpruth

New York-based counseling startup Talkspace said Monday it raised a $2.5 million seed round from investors Spark Capital and Softbank. Talkspace connects people anonymously via mobile devices and the Web to licensed therapists for help with relationships, anxiety, and other problems.

The service includes Unlimited Messaging Therapy that, for a fee, lets people text therapists without revealing their identity. Users can also book live video therapy sessions or post in public forums about their problems. Talkspace, founded in 2012 as Talktala, also released an updated iOS app early this month.

João-Pierre S. Ruth is the editor of Xconomy New York. He can be reached at jpruth@xconomy.com and followed on Twitter @jpruth. Follow @jpruth

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