Workplace mental health app Unmind celebrates £3m boost

Ben Heathcote

In App Deals. March 12, 2019

Unmind, a workplace mental health platform and app, has raised £3 million of new funding. The round was led by Felix Capital with co-investment from Michael Whitfield and Chris Bruce, founders of Thomson Online Benefits.

Headquartered in London and founded in 2016, Unmind provides clinically-backed tools, training and assessments that employees can “use to proactively improve their mental health”. The digital platform includes bite-sized exercises for everyday wellbeing, personalised assessments and customised programmes for improving areas such as stress, focus and sleep.

Nick Taylor, CEO and co-founder, said:

“We have had the pleasure of speaking with Antoine​ ​Nussenbaum at Felix Capital for the past couple of years. From our first conversation, we knew there was an incredible synergy between the Felix and Unmind approaches to using technology to better and progress society’s wellbeing. We are very excited to collaborate with the Felix Capital team to empower every individual with expert support to improve their mental health – anywhere, anytime.”

Antoine Nussenbaum, partner at Felix Capital, added:

“The aspiration for a better life provides lots of opportunities for new digital branded proposition capturing fast changing behaviours. With Unmind, we’re partnering with a founding team on an authentic mission to solve mental wellness at the workplace, something that has never really been addressed properly.

“Initial traction with well-established brands such as John Lewis or William Hill are good illustrations of the blue ocean to tackle in front of us, we’re excited to be on board this very special journey.”

Unmind said the fresh capital will be used to improve the company’s mobile-first product, while also increasing its library of proprietary content.