Investors back mental health app Pacifica

Ben Heathcote

In App Deals. February 22, 2017

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Mental health technology innovator Pacifica Labs has closed an undisclosed funding round led by LEO Innovation Lab, HealthX Ventures and Personal Health Solutions (PHS) Capital, and unveiled the latest version of its Pacifica mobile app.

Pacifica, available for both iOS and Android devices, is self-help app for managing stress, anxiety and depression. The updated app provides users with psychologist-designed tools to manage their stress, anxiety and depression using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness meditation, relaxation and mood/health tracking.

In just over two years, it has attracted more than 1.25 million registered users, according to the San Francisco company.

Dale Beermann, chief executive and co-founder of Pacifica Labs, said:

Dale Beermann

“As Pacifica continues to resonate with consumers, the missing piece has been the ability for clinicians to leverage data to provide better informed treatment.

“These releases advance the state of measurement-based care in the industry, while continuing to innovate on self-care with our biggest app update yet.”

Leveraging the popularity of its consumer app, the company has also created Pacifica for Clinicians, a dashboard tool designed to work with mental health care providers to improve the effectiveness of treatment.