Blueprint, a mental health assessment app, announced a $3.4 million seed round led by Bonfire Ventures, with participation from Lightbank and other angel investors.
The company has raised $4.7 million in total funding to date.
The company plans to use the new funds to drive team growth, support marketing, brand awareness efforts, and launch new products.
For clinicians, the app administers standardized clinical assessments and gathers connected health data between appointments to help providers make more informed treatment decisions. For patients, the app gives insight into their mental health and how factors such as exercise, sleep, and movement patterns may impact their wellbeing.
Blueprint has a partnership with nearly 100 clinics nationwide and serves close to 100,000 patients.
Nearly 50 million Americans experience a mental health disorder annually, but less than 50% receive any treatment. These illnesses cost the United States more than $210 billion per year in direct healthcare costs and productivity loss.
“Mental health is one of the only areas of healthcare that is still largely based on subjective assessment. Measurement-based care is a way to ensure that our humanity as clinicians does not get in the way of providing the best possible care for our patients. Blueprint is an important tool to hold clinicians, including myself, more accountable,” said Whitney Brown, MS, LCMHCA, NCC, a clinician currently using Blueprint.
“About one-third of our office previously used manual, paper-based measurements. Now, Blueprint gives us actual data to diagnose clients, track overall client growth, and to empower clients to advocate for themselves based on objective assessments more accurately.”
According to Mercom funding data, digital mental health startups have raised nearly $1 billion in the past five years. Recently Koa Health – previously known as Alpha Health, a digital mental health platform, closed a $16.5 million Series A funding round, bringing the company’s total to $35 million to date.