An urgent demand for mental health solutions for young people is creating a surging opportunity for investors and entrepreneurs.
There’s never been a more opportune time to do good and enter an accelerating $26B industry, with 15X growth in investment over the last four years.
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The objective of this guide is to:
Provide investors with pivotal information about the surging multi-billion opportunities ($26B by 2027) of youth wellness and mental health technologies and startups (15X growth over last 4 years.)
Provide startup founders with guidance to launch and grow youth wellness and mental health companies, by leveraging insights from 850+ startups, case studies and Telosity’s proven success ventures.
Investors and startup founders like you can meet the insatiable market demand and a $26B opportunity for youth wellness and mental health technologies.Read more to learn why!
The CDC reported the highest rates of adolescent sadness to-date, and youth struggles with anxiety, stress, depression, loneliness & suicide have risen.
Technology-driven solutions represent an opportunity to increase access to mental health care services, allowing more young people to get the help they need.
1 in 6 U.S. Youth Ages 6-17
experience a mental health disorder each year 1
50% of All Lifetime Mental Illness
begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24 2
is the 2nd leading cause of death among people age 10-34 3
in the rate of clinical depression in 12-17 year olds between 2005 and 2017 4
There’s never been a more opportune time to do good and enter an accelerating $26B industry, with 15x growth in investment over the last four years.
Every $1 of investment in prevention and early intervention for mental illness and addiction programs yields $2 to $10 in savings in health costs, criminal and juvenile justice costs and low productivity.
Investors and startup founders like you can meet the insatiable market demand and a massive opportunity for youth wellness and mental health technologies.
youth mental and behavioral health market size estimate, based on $132.4B projection for all ages in the U.S.
over the last four years in youth wellness and mental health was spurred by needs, market, successful companies and acquisition targets.
amount Gen Z has earned, more than double an estimate three years ago.
between the ages of 10-24 years old in the U.S.
The Youth Wellness & Mental Health Market Opportunity:
For investors and startups, there is an unprecedented opportunity to build significant and sustainable business models while doing good and making an impact.
Globally, the U.S. is leading in venture capital investments in the mental health space. Mobile apps offer the convenience of meeting users on the channel where they spend most of their time.
88% of all Funding
raised in Mental Health was deployed to companies inside of North America
96% of all products
developed by Digital Health companies focused on Mental Health are Mobile Applications
23% of all products
fall into the category of Wellness Apps
71% of venture funding
in Mental Health for H1 2021 was deployed to companies in Telemedicine and Patient Solutions (the dominant clusters over the past 2 years)
Venture investments in Youth Mental Health Companies have significantly increased since 2018 both in number of deals and in check size. There are a number of drivers including growing demand from payers, providers, schools and employers; COVID exacerbated the challenge.
Youth Mental Health Investments 2018-2021
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