Mental Health Startups – On the Horizon
Mental health of societies and individuals has been brought to the fore with the extended impact of COVID-19, with the United Nations warning of a looming global mental health crisis. Meanwhile, over the past few years, investments in this area of need has been building up with Octopus Ventures’ study showing that global venture capital investment in mental health technology increased almost five-fold between 2014 and 2019, to reach £580m in 2019. Mental health is proving to be an area of immense need and opportunity – even as we are awakening to it in mainstream discourse in Asia.
Join us for this session to discuss the emerging needs in mental health, how startups in Asia are rising to the demands, wherein lies opportunities for innovation and what are the challenges that need to be addressed.