May 24, 2022 raises €15m Series A for its employee mental health platform

The French startup has also attracted investment from not one, but three, famous French sportsmen, including Blaise Matuidi

Amy Lewin

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Guillaume d'Ayguesvives and Pierre-Etienne Bidon, founders of

French mental health startup has raised a €15m Series A — and it’s got some big names on its cap table. 

What does it do?’s platform connects employees to psychologists, coaches and therapists who can help them with issues like work-life balance, burnout and stress management. Its 100+ clients include Spendesk, Qonto and L’Oréal.

The investors: This is the juicy bit —’s investors include American VCs and celebrities.

  • American firm Left Lane Capital led the round 
  • Singular VC, a Paris-based firm which launched last year, also participated 
  • Sporting legends Blaise Matuidi and Antoine Griezmann, both French footballers, and Antoine Dupont, captain of the French rugby team, got involved too 

The market:

  • There are now hundreds of mental health startups in Europe. So far this year they have raised $253m, according to Dealroom
  • Other notable startups include Berlin and Munich-based competitor, which announced an $8m funding round led by Speedinvest on Monday, and UK-based employee mental health platform Oliva Health, which raised a €5.8m seed round from and Moonfire Ventures in March 

What’s next: We doubt footballers will stop writing angel cheques anytime soon, but we’re less sure that they will continue writing them into mental health startups. 


Sifted’s take: As startups are urged by investors to increase their runway and cut down on cash burn, we expect “perks” like mental health apps might get cut.

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Amy Lewin

Amy Lewin is Sifted’s editor and cohost of Startup Europe — The Sifted Podcast , and writes Up Round, a weekly newsletter on VC. Follow her on X and LinkedIn