A figure of the Ukrainian tech and venture scene, Oleksii (Alexey) Vitchenko, has launched and funded an online mental health support platform in the USA.
Founded in early 2021, Calmerry has set for itself the mission of “making therapy affordable and accessible to anyone.”
Subscription plans start from just $42 a week, allowing people with depression, anxiety, panic disorder, stress, grief or other mental health issues to get matched with an online therapist and start a therapy.
Calmerry says it hires only licensed therapists ready to help people for a reasonable price, aiming to “make clients healthier and happier.”
Based in Wyoming, Calmarry has a team of 50 Ukrainian programmers supporting operations with 600 therapists, reports AIN.UA. The company targets an English-speaking audience, mainly in the United States, even though a part of the clients are from Europe and other countries.
Headed by Vitchenko, the company has just secured $5 million in a seed funding round led by Vitchenko’s own venture firm Digital Future. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate user growth and expand the set of available therapy tools.
This is not Vitchenko’s first incursion into the US market. In 2019, he acquired Translate.com, a US-based publisher of enterprise translation solutions. His fund Digital Future invested repeatedly in US-based startups.