Philly’s NeuroFlow Won $500K In A VA Challenge For Suicide Prevention
Bringing data, mental health resources and tech, 10 teams were given millions in funding for their solutions to combat veteran suicide.
Veteran-founded mental health tech platform maker NeuroFlow is one of 10 companies to receive prize funding from the US Department of Veterans Affairs for Mission Daybreak, a public-health focused suicide prevention initiative.
The Philly company has had a busy last few years. Its flagship software allows clinicians to see data from wearable devices, assign tasks such as meditation or journaling for patients to complete at home, and send automated motivational emails, as well as alert those in crisis to emergency services. The platform can also be part of a self-management regimen for those looking to improve awareness of their own mental health.
In 2020, NeuroFlow partnered with the US Air Force on a yearlong contract that helped administrators monitor the “combat readiness” of airmen. The tech allowed administrators to create a more streamlined process for identifying at-risk individuals, as well as adjust their treatment plans in real-time.
Then in early 2021, the company raised a $20 million Series B round to continue scaling its operations in data analytics, artificial intelligence and direct health record integrations. In 2022, a $25 million bridge round followed, and the company set up a Center City office with the aim of being a hub for the tech community to gather.
The Mission Daybreak initiative started last May, with a call for concepts that would combat veteran suicide rates from veteran service organizations, community-based organizations, health tech companies, startups and universities.