What You Should Know:
– Brightline raises $20 million to bring its virtual behavioral healthcare platform to kids and families across California and beyond.
– Brightline delivers integrated care through innovative technology, virtual behavioral health services, and a collaborative care team focused on supporting children across developmental stages and their families.
Brightline, a Palo Alto, CA-based provider of technology-enabled pediatric behavioral healthcare, announced it has raised $20M in Series A funding led by Threshold Ventures and previous investor Oak HC/FT. Leading healthcare organizations Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Boston Children’s Hospital joined the round, as well as SemperVirens VC, Rock Health, and City Light Capital. In addition, the company announced the expansion of its telehealth services to children and families across the State of California, with additional states coming soon.
Founded in 2019, Brightline is reinventing behavioral health care for children and families. Brightline’s treatment programs are grounded in proven clinical methods and designed to track progress and move children forward in their care. Their virtual behavioral health services available now include:
● Behavior therapy with child and adolescent psychologists and clinical social workers
● Psychiatry evaluation and medication support, in combination with therapy
● Speech-language therapy
● Coaching support and training for parents
● Free clinician-led classes for parents
● Digital treatment programs families can use between appointments
● Mobile app to make it all easier
The round follows exciting news earlier this summer about Brightline’s decision to launch four months ahead of schedule to bring urgently needed telehealth services (including behavior therapy, psychiatry, speech-language therapy, coaching support, and more) to families feeling the overwhelming impact of a global pandemic on their kids. Brightline plans to use the funds primarily to enhance its technology and innovations, expand telehealth capabilities and treatment programs, and grow the team to support children and families across the country.
We need behavioral health and developmental support for kids and their families more than ever,” said Naomi Allen, Brightline CEO and co-founder. “Bringing strong new investors and strategic partners into the Brightline family allows us to continue innovating on our breakthrough model of integrated clinical teams, coaching support for parents, and care through telehealth and our mobile app for families when they need it most. We’re thrilled to have an exceptional Series A investment to continue building a brighter future for families.”