At the beginning of the year, Octopus Ventures published a study showing that VC investment in mental health technology surged from £120 million in 2014 to £580 million in 2019. Based on analysis of Pitchbook data, the firm found that the amount represented 15% of the total funding raised by digital health companies in the past six years.
With COVID-19 posing new challenges as citizens have had to go into lockdown or shield themselves, coupled with employment disruption, we have seen an increase in the use of technology solutions and services for mental health. Employers are turning to innovators to provide new solutions for their staff, while existing digital health players are introducing offerings that look specifically at mental health.
Join us to hear from Kamran Adle, the early stage investor behind the Octopus Ventures research, part of the Future of Health team, who will give an update on investment trends and the current mental health technology space, as well as what is expected in the aftermath of the crisis.
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with techUK members.
Kamran Adle, early stage investor in the Future of Health team at Octopus Ventures
Kamran is an early stage investor at Octopus Ventures, where he is part of the Future of Health team. He splits his time between sourcing and transacting on early stage healthtech investments, and supporting existing portfolio companies.
Prior to joining the team in 2018, he founded a start-up incubator in Tehran, following five years at J.P. Morgan in London. In his spare time, Kamran enjoys playing sports, writing and cooking (still badly).
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