Monday 11 March 2019 12:31 am

Felix Capital leads £3m funding round in mental health app Unwind

London venture capital firm Felix Capital has led a £3m funding round in workplace mental health app Unmind.

The app, which is used by employees at John Lewis, William Hill and Yorkshire Building Society, launched in London in 2016 and provides clinically-backed tools, training and assessments to improve mental health in the workplace.

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Unwind will use the funding to improve its mobile app and expand the library of content it offers. 

Nick Taylor, Unmind chief executive and co-founder, said: “We have had the pleasure of speaking with Antoine​ ​Nussenbaum at Felix Capital for the past couple of years.

“From our first conversation, we knew there was an incredible synergy between the Felix and Unmind approaches to using technology to better and progress society’s wellbeing.

“We are very excited to collaborate with the Felix Capital team to empower every individual with expert support to improve their mental health – anywhere, anytime."

Unmind can be anonymously accessed by employees at any time, and all content has been produced by clinicians and academics.

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Felix Capital partner Antoine Nussenbaum said: “Initial traction with well-established brands such as John Lewis or William Hill are good illustrations of the blue ocean to tackle in front of us, we’re excited to be on board this very special journey.”

Michael Whitfield and Chris Bruce, of Thomson Online Benefits, also participated in the round.