Forbes

LYRA HEALTH

- $176 mil EQUITY RAISED: ESTIMATED 2019 REVENUE: $50 mil

FOUNDERS: Dena Bravata, David Ebersman (CEO), Bob Kocher, Bryan Roberts

LEAD INVESTORS: Glynn Capital, Greylock Partners, IVP, Meritech Capital, Tenaya Capital, Venrock

Lyra Health partners with companies such as eBay, Pinterest and Starbucks to offer mental-health benefits to their employees. More than 1 million workers have access to Lyra’s 3,000 therapists, coaches and physicians. Even before Covid-19, about 50 million Americans suffered mental-health issues each year. Now the coronaviru­s pandemic further stresses Americans and puts a spotlight on mental health. Lyra expects revenue to double this year, to $100 million. CEO Ebersman left his job as Facebook’s chief financial officer in 2014 to tackle the problem.

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