Amsterdam-based OpenUp, a medical technology platform that enables employees to address mental health in an affordable and accessible way, has announced it has raised €15 million in Series A funding.
The investment comes from Dutch investors Rubio Impact Ventures and the Achmea Innovation Fund. Unofficial investors such as Adriaan Nühn, David Vismans and the founders of Hyves also participated in the round.
OpenUp says it will use the funding to further innovate its products and help the company enter additional markets in the European region. Besides the Netherlands and Belgium, OpenUp is already active in Germany and Austria. The company now plans to expand its service to France, Spain and the UK.
Founder Gijs Coppens said: Only by combining technology and human contact can we meet the challenges of this century and provide scalable solutions for the growing European population. ”
Increased demand for psychological support
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), lost productivity due to mental health conditions costs the global economy $1 trillion annually. That is why there is an increasing interest in mental health, especially in the workplace.
This is where OpenUp steps in to make a difference.
Founded in 2019 by engineer and psychologist Gijs Coppens, the Amsterdam-based startup aims to make mental health accessible to all by reducing barriers to health coaching and therapy. I am aiming.
Through its online platform and technology, users can schedule consultations and connect with qualified psychologists. Additionally, the platform includes courses, health checks, interventions, stimulating interviews, and her one-on-one conversations with a psychologist via video, phone, or chat.
Today, the company offers support in over 10 languages, from English to Mandarin, Dutch to French. Over 550 companies in the European region offer their employees free access to his OpenUp platform.
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