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Talkspace online therapy platform raises $15 million Series B

Talkspace, the startup that offers therapy via an app, has today announced the close of a $15 million Series B funding round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Other participants in the round include existing investors such as Spark Capital, Soft Bank, Metamorphic Ventures and TheTime.

As part of the deal, Norwest Venture Partners managing partner Jeff Crowe will be joining Talkspace’s Board of Directors.

Talkspace believes that affordable therapy is as easy as an online platform, where users can be connected to a licensed therapist on the web or through the Talkspace app.

The company offers an unlimited messaging plan for $25/week, letting users message their therapist as many times as they want. Thus far, 300,000 people are using Talkspace’s unlimited messaging plan, with the user base tripling in the last year, according to the company.

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