ADHD management app Inflow raises $11M

Steven Loeb · January 11, 2023 · Short URL:

The company uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help members better manage their ADHD

Between 2016 and 2019, an estimated 6 million of children aged three to 17 year old were diagnosed with ADHD; even though it impacts each person in a unique way, treatment is generic, mainly consisting of medication and therapy, often face-to-face. Those living with ADHD also currently face long wait times for both diagnosis and treatment, as well as the expenses that come with these. Inflow was borne out of frustration with these issues. 

It was out of frustration with these problems that Inflow was born: the company uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based support to help members better manage their ADHD.

On Wednesday, the company announced it raised a $11 million Series A round led by Octopus Ventures, along with returning investors Hoxton Ventures and Route66 Ventures. The company has previously raised a $2.3 million round in early 2022, and has now raised over $14 million in venture funding to-date.

Inflow will use the new funding for product development and to further expand its team, which currently consists of 16 employees. 

The Inflow app contains bite-sized modules, or ‘mini-courses’, on a number of topics, each with optional journal prompts, challenges, key takeaways, and/or brain hacks. There is also a community section for members to participate in answering daily questions and interact with one another, as well as frequent co-working sessions.

About once a week, live events are hosted by professionals so members can attend through the platform and ask questions in real time. Inflow also has a variety of coaches that members have access to; new members are matched with an accountability coach at sign-up, and all members have the option to schedule a live one-to-one meeting with an ADHD coach through the app.

Inflow is not trying to replace either medication or therapy, as there's an understanding that these treatments work for a lot of people, Dr. George Sachs, co-founder of the company, explained to VatorNews. 

"Inflow is an additional resource to help people manage their ADHD. It can be used alongside medication, face-to-face therapy or on its own. Inflow teaches Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based coping strategies, considered part of the gold standard of ADHD care, as being both an accessible and affordable approach," he said.

"It enables our members to develop self-regulation techniques that can be embedded within their everyday routines, help them overcome any unhelpful patterns of thinking, learn useful habits and skills, and take exercises and challenges."

While Sachs couldn't give me exact numbers as to how many members are currently using Inflow, he did say that the company, which was founded in 2020, has so far helped thousands of people manage their ADHD through its app.

"Inflow provides users with a deeper understanding of themselves and their ADHD, a toolbox full of tangible strategies to help them manage their ADHD more effectively, and a supportive ADHD community in their pocket. There is no 'silver bullet' that will magically transform ADHD overnight. Instead, consistency and self-compassion are key ingredients for the best possible Inflow experience," he explained.

"Our mission is to empower every person with ADHD so that they can reach their full potential."

Along with the funding, it was also announced that Will Gibbs, Healthtech Partner at Octopus Ventures, will join the board of directors at Inflow.

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