Blueprint raises $9m to help mental health clinicians deliver quality care in less time
Blueprint, the technology platform helping mental health clinicians deliver higher-quality care in less time, announced its $9 million Series A co-led by Ensemble VC and Lightbank, with participation from Bonfire Ventures, Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, TAU Ventures, Data Tech Fund, and select angel investors. Blueprint provides easy-to-use software for mental health clinicians to help them deliver effective, efficient, and personalized patient care through actionable data and insights. With the help of Blueprint's platform, over 180,000 patients have access to higher-quality mental health care.
Danny Freed, Founder and CEO, Blueprint: "Blueprint's mission is to empower clinicians to provide high-quality care in less time, so that we can save lives and improve care for patients suffering from mental health conditions. Our actionable and easy-to-use software is helping our customers transition to providing measurement-based care, creating a new standard for measuring outcomes where there have been none, and saving valuable time and resources to reduce burnout and help more patients."
Despite the fact that the U.S. has the highest number of mental health clinicians per capita compared to any other country, the mental health crisis has reached epidemic levels. A record-high 29 percent of adults report being diagnosed with depression in their lifetime. The U.S. spent $280 billion on mental health in 2020, yet only 13 percent of patients with access to care achieved lasting improvement. The industry has traditionally lacked technology solutions to help clinicians track data and measure and improve effectiveness of treatment over time.
In contrast to this status quo that is still largely based on subjective assessment and trial-and-error treatment, Blueprint provides data-driven insights to help clinicians inform their work and improve patient outcomes. Patients have the ability to share honest feedback and perspectives about their therapeutic sessions, and these findings give their clinician a "blueprint" to help inform their future treatment. Patients using Blueprint respond to treatment up to 44 percent faster compared to conventional mental health services.
Conrad Shang, Managing Partner, Ensemble VC: "The secret sauce to company success lies in the founders and teams who turn ideas into game-changing products. We were impressed by Danny and his team's ability to fundamentally transform the way clinicians measure, track, and deliver better patient outcomes. We've seen Blueprint's profound impact on clinicians and patients, and believe the company will continue shaping the future of mental health care."
Since Blueprint announced its seed round in 2020, the company has experienced rapid growth and impact in improving access to high-quality mental health care. Approximately 4,500 clinicians across 34 states are utilizing its platform. Blueprint has generated insights from more than one million completed sessions, creating one of the world's largest multimodal mental healthcare datasets equating to 10 million days of information.
The new funding will go toward supporting key hires across marketing, customer success, and engineering, launching new products and features, and driving clinicians nationwide towards measurement-based care.