India: HealthEminds raises funds via angel round led by cricketer Robin Uthappa

HealthEminds Pvt. Ltd, a healthcare start-up which focuses on providing instant and affordable online counselling programmes for mental and emotional health, has raised an undisclosed round of angel funding led by cricketer Robin Uthappa, through his fund Caffeine Ventures, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

The funding will be used to launch new products, increase reach and expand its operations team.

The news was first reported by The Economic Times on Tuesday.

The company was founded by Ankita Puri and Dr. Sunita Maheshwari.

“It’s wonderful to have an investor on board who understands the importance of the mind in sport and in health” said Dr. Maheshwari, in a statement.

HealthEminds connects counselors, psychologists and coaches to individuals in need through secure video, telephonic and chat communication systems through its platform. There are currently 70 professionals across India on the platform.

“HealthEminds is a great platform to add value to peoples’ lives and impact society. Psychologists, counselors have a huge barrier to break in our society and I believe through HealthEminds we are making it more accessible to people and letting people know it’s okay to go through issues in life and to use someone’s help to overcome these challenges,” Uthappa said.

The cricketer had earlier invested in Bengaluru-based online tiffin service provider iTiffin.in.

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh has made nearly 10 investments through his YouWeCan Technologies LLP venture, including investments into logistics, aviation services, education technology and sports technology, among others.

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.