Behavioral health startup Ginger (formerly Ginger.io) scored $35 million in Series C funding, bringing the San Francisco-based startup’s total funding to $63 million. The new infusion of cash was led by WP Global Partners with participation from City Light Capital, Nimble Ventures, LinkedIn Chief Executive Officer Jeff Weiner, Khosla Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, and Kapor Capital.
Ginger focuses on providing digital mental health services including behavior health coaching, video therapy, telepsychiatry visits, and other self-guided content. It specifically targets those dealing with anxiety and depression. The platform offers human-to-human support as well as technology-enabled insights.
The company partners with employer organizations to provide the services to their employees. Ginger got its start as a passive monitoring company that sold its artificial intelligence technology to hospitals, but it reinvented itself in 2017 as a health care provider organization in its own right, offering a full service online and app-based mental health services.
According to company leadership, the new money will go toward growing its data sciences and clinical services. It is planning to expand globally within the next two years.
Ginger makes it easy to get mental and emotional support, exactly when its needed. Founded by Dr. Anmol Madan and Karan Singh, Ginger is the only behavioral health provider organization that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to continuously improve both access to and quality of care. To manage symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression or a more complex condition, Ginger is committed to supporting consumers with the right level of care, at the right time.
This was reported by MobiHealthNews on September 4, 2019.
Contact information: Ginger, 116 New Montgomery Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California 94105; Website: www.ginger.io