Uber Former Employee Launches a Mental Health App
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Uber's Former Employee Launches a Mental Health App With £3.75M Investment

The health app costs only $35 for a 45 minute session.

Uber\'s Former Employee Launches a Mental Health App With £3.75M Investment

Uber’s former employee launches a new mental health app to help people with some common mental health problems. According to the recent reports, the app has successfully collected £3.75m fund through seed funding round which was led by Bedrock. The other participants in the funding round were from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Wave Capital.

Andrew Chaplin, who is an ex-Uber employee and the man behind the app came up with a unique idea to help the people. Basis app is the dedicated platform for mental health patients struggling with anxiety, depression or stress. A user can book a session with a professional therapist that would cost $35 for 45 minutes. The user can choose either voice or video session depending upon the preference.

According to Chaplin, this idea strikes to him after leaving Uber in 2016 when he was hit by stress and depression. He also mentioned that the in-person therapy sessions were not that effective as he wanted to talk about his daily life struggles.

Chaplin launched the app with Lindsay Trent (Chief Science Officer), who is also a doctor after Chaplin himself went through the anxiety and mental fatigue. Basis offers the help of unlicensed mental health professionals having knowledge and training based on research. This makes possible for the users to book more than one session on the same day. The idea behind the app is to save hundreds of dollars that people spend over in-person therapists sessions.

says Andrew Chapin.

The cost of the session with therapists was too expensive for an hour. Using Basis, he wants to deliver the affordable service that people can use anywhere and anytime to get rid of anxiety or depression.

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