A provider of solutions for mental healthcare, Lissun, has raised $1 million in a pre-seed round of funding.
The funding round led by IvyCap Ventures and other ventures also participated including We Founder Circle and Supermorpheous, along with angel investors like Gaurav Munjal (Co-Founder and CEO at Unacademy), Harsh Jain (COO, Groww), Sandeep Aggarwal (Founder of Droom and ShopClues), Pavan Vaish (Founder of IBM Daksh and ex-CEO of IBM India), Sasi Kuppannagri (Senior technocrat, Amazon and Intel, USA), Pradeep Parameswaran (VP at Uber), Vikas Bhadoria (Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company), Praveen Sinha (Managing Director at PinCap), reported by Business World.
The firm providing mental and emotional healthcare, says there is a huge possibility to incorporate mental health into general healthcare.
“While we always wanted to get into the mental health and serve the customers, it was a challenge to devise the most effective way. The model we work on reaches a wider audience and penetrates deeper into the challenge. The very fact that mental and emotional issues can be an underlying problem in many medical cases is what we have identified and are working on proactively. This model has enabled impressive growth in all aspects of the brand. And with this round, it is established that the concept and model have also gained investors’ trust. We are glad that with the right mentorship from the investors, we will be able to accelerate our pace towards achieving our ambition of solving mental health at scale in India and beyond”, Krishna Veer Singh, Co-Founder, Lissun said.
Founded by Tarun Gupta and Dr. Krishna Veer Singh, Lissun is a tech-enabled mental health startup that supports people in fulfilling their mental & emotional wellness needs.
“Many startups entered the mental health space in the last couple of years, but Lissun has been able to distinguish its strategy and business model. The B2H2C approach that it has taken allows the brand to reach its customers efficiently. Lissun serves the mental health space proactively by associating with healthcare partners and medical practitioners from across the field and reaching the unaware.,” said Mr. Vikram Gupta, Founder and Managing Partner, IvyCap Ventures.
The business claims that Lissun already operates in 17 cities and offers contextual solutions for six different healthcare subcategories.
“It is imperative that mental and emotional wellness receives attention, especially now when technology and information are so accessible. Unfortunately, over the years, it, instead of gaining significance, became a taboo. However, Lissun, with its unique approach to the problem, brings the attention of a larger set of customers to how it is linked with mainstream healthcare. Therefore, it is not just an investment, but belief that Lissun must receive the required encouragement to extend the right help to people out there,” said Neeraj Tyagi, Co-Founder & CEO, We Founder Circle.
Lissun is a team of mental health, technology, and wellness professionals. Their vision is to change the lives of millions of people who will benefit from psychological support in all aspects in their daily life. Their core team comprises alumni from IIT, IIM, ISB and NIMHANS.