Location: 2222 Harold Way, Berkeley, CA
Founded in: 2018
Stage: Pre-launch
Number of employees: 6-15
Funding history:
- Date: 07/2018, IPO: undisclosed amount
Investors: Tom Spann, Esther Dyson
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Company description

The world doesn’t need another incrementally better iteration on mental health chatbots, mindfulness apps, platforms connecting users to expensive therapists or even random volunteer listeners. We see a plethora of point solutions that each serve a population segment, but lack consistent engagement and, independently, only ever scratch the surface of addressing the mental wellness crisis.

Supportiv is delivering instantaneous, mass-market accessible mental health care, via precision peer support, for the 80% of adults with typical work stress, family pressures, sadness, anxiety or loneliness, who don’t want or need a therapist.

We’ve built a natural language processing (NLP) algorithm that routes any given user, based on any single thought they express, in real time, to a precise peer support group that dynamically convenes for users with similar issues. At any concurrent moment, dozens or thousands of groups may convene, as dictated by the volume of users and similarity or differences among users’ needs. Each group has a “super-powered” human moderator. Our NLP-bot lets the moderator drop precisely relevant resources, recommendations, and referrals right into the group conversation in real-time.

Our ever-expanding knowledge base will vet, catalog, and precision-match the world’s most recommended tactics, resources, and inspirations on how to combat mental health malaise. Humans helping humans with an AI & NLP-powered boost that makes global scalability a non-issue.

We provide the precision peer support for $0.15 per minute. Supportiv is the first digital health company to get traction with this pay-per-use micro-transaction pricing model.

After over 48,000 users in our alpha and beta releases, we have learned that 79% of users report feeling better after receiving peer support.






  • Helena Plater-Zyberk
    Helena Plater-Zyberk | Founder
    Helena Plater-Zyberk is Co-Founder of Supportiv, a jaw-droppingly affordable mental wellness solution featuring hyper-targeted digital peer support with live moderation & real-time recommendations and referrals to the wider digital health ecosystem.
  • Pouria Mojabi
    Pouria Mojabi | Founder