Houston medical gadget startup closes M sequence A

Houston medical gadget startup closes $6M sequence A

A Houston startup that is re-imagining psychological well being therapy and counseling has emerged from stealth, asserting monetary assist from seed buyers together with tennis legend and enterprise capital investor Serena Williams.

Concentrating on the $5 trillion well being and wellness market, OURS is based by household therapist and writer Liz Earnshaw, in addition to Adam Putterman and Jessica Holton.

“We’re excited to take this primary step in shifting the best way we take into consideration relationship well being. We’re constructing for a world that treats relationship well being with equal significance as bodily, psychological and emotional well being. We would like working in your relationships to be an on a regular basis expertise, accessible to all,” says Holton, who serves as co-CEO, in a information launch.

The corporate has raised almost $5 million pre-seed and seed spherical from buyers together with TMV, Serena Ventures, Lakehouse Ventures, Collaborative Fund, GreyMatter, and pioneering angel buyers resembling Andy Dunn.

“Analysis exhibits that relationships are an important issue to our general well being and wellbeing, which is an space that I am hyper-focused on in my private life,” says Williams, managing accomplice of San Francisco-based Serena Ventures, within the launch. “After I discovered about what the staff was doing, I knew this was one thing we wanted to assist.

“OURS provides a reimagined and preventative answer to relationship wellness that is not solely experiential and research-backed, however memorable and enjoyable,” she continues. “We’re proud to be early buyers in a model that’s making relationship well being accessible to {couples} in all places and play an integral a part of the bigger OURS mission.”

OURS has hundreds of {couples} already utilizing its platform. Picture by way of OURS

The corporate launched its beta in 2020 and has already labored with hundreds of shoppers and has an engaged group of {couples} throughout its platforms.

The OURS founders had been impressed by their very own experiences with {couples} counseling and created a technology-enabled platform based mostly of skilled and data-backed analysis.

“Because it stands, the present psychological well being and wellness area is basically geared in direction of people, but almost 50 % of {couples} have both participated in, or have sought out options, to foster stronger romantic partnerships,” says Soraya Darabi, co-founder and basic accomplice at TMV, within the launch. “Nevertheless, a scarcity of therapists – till now – or confused notion of {couples} counseling go away wants unmet.”

Initially concentrating on romantic companions, the platform prices $400 for a four-week program that features six personalised interactive periods with an OURS information on the helm of the expertise. These one-hour technology-powered periods are based mostly round an modern new know-how, referred to as Loveware, and embrace dynamic and significant conversations between a pair which can be constructed across the magic that comes from being within the room with an skilled.