Brightline Raises $20M in Series A Funding


Brightline, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based technology-enabled pediatric behavioral health care company, raised a $20m Series A funding.

The round was led by Threshold Ventures and previous investor Oak HC/FT, with participation from Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Boston Children’s Hospital, as well as SemperVirens VC, Rock Health, and City Light Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Emily Melton, co-founder and managing partner at Threshold Ventures, joined Brightline’s board of directors.

The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand its business reach across the country and to enhance its technology and innovations, and expand telehealth capabilities and treatment programs.

Founded in 2019 by digital health entrepreneurs Naomi Allen and Giovanni Colella, Brightline delivers integrated care through innovative technology, virtual behavioral health services, and a collaborative care team focused on supporting children across developmental stages and their families.

Brightline’s telehealth services include behavior therapy, psychiatry, speech-language therapy, coaching support, and more. The treatment programs are grounded in proven clinical methods and designed to track progress and move children forward in their care. Their virtual behavioral health services available now include:

  • Behavior therapy with child and adolescent psychologists and clinical social workers
  • Psychiatry evaluation and medication support, in combination with therapy
  • Speech-language therapy
  • Coaching support and training for parents
  • Free clinician-led classes for parents
  • Digital treatment programs families can use between appointments
  • Mobile app to make it all easier



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