This serial founder launched a mental health startup after struggling to find a therapist. Check out the pitch deck he used to raise $2.9 million just 20 days. – Times News Express

Oliva cofounder Sancar Sahin, chief clinical officer Dr Sarah Bateup, and cofounder Javier Suarez.

  • London-based mental health startup Oliva is coming out of stealth mode after a $2.9 million pre-seed raise.
  • Founded by TravelPerk cofounder Javier Suarez, it took just 20 days to raise the cash.
  • Suarez hopes to make mental health support more accessible after his own difficult experience.
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Workplace mental health programs have become more prevalent thanks to reduced stigma and as employers grapple with the impact of the coronavirus on staff.

One new player in the field is Oliva, a London-based company that provides therapy and personalized mental health plans to employees. Founded in 2019 by Javier Suarez, previously cofounder of travel management firm TravelPerk, the startup is coming out of stealth mode with the launch of its full product and a £2.2 million ($2.9 million) pre-seed investment round, which it raised in just 20…

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