FemTech Focus

Big Health Digital Therapeutics for Insomnia and Anxiety - Episode 144

Episode Summary

In today’s episode, I interview Dr. Juliette McClendon, the Director of medical affairs at Big Health. Big Health has two mental health apps. The first is called Sleepio which supports people suffering from insomnia and the second is Daylight which supports people with anxiety. Both of which disproportionately affect women. Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder than men. Women are also twice as likely to have insomnia, the inability to fall asleep and stay asleep, as men. Big Health has raised over $40M in funding. Their mission is to help millions back to good mental health by providing safe and effective non-drug alternatives for the most common mental health conditions. Big Health’s digital therapeutics expand access to gold-standard care, including behavioral medicine, and are backed by industry-leading research and randomized controlled trials. They have 64 publications with more than 28,000 participants, including 13 randomized controlled trials. A fun fact about Big Health is that their apps are offered for free to all the citizens of Scotland. Go Scotland! To learn more go to www.bighealth.com Enjoy the episode!

Episode Notes

FemTech Focus is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded to empower, equip, and bring together healthcare professionals, life-science entrepreneurs, and forward thinking investors to revolutionize women’s health and wellness. FemTech Focus elevates the FemTech industry through increased awareness, providing resources to FemTech founders, & creating opportunities to support FemTech startups through exposure, networking, and access to capital.The FemTech Focus Podcast with Dr. Brittany Barreto is a meaningfully provocative conversational series that brings femtech experts – including doctors, scientists, inventors, and founders – on air to talk about the innovative technology, services, and products (collectively known as femtech) that are improving women’s health and wellness. The podcast gives our host, Dr. Brittany Barreto, and guests an engaging, friendly environment to learn about the past, present, and future of women’s health and wellness.Dr. Brittany Barreto is a scientist, serial entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. While finishing her PhD in Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, Brittany founded Pheramor, the first nationwide DNA-based dating app. She then embarked into venture capital as the Senior Venture Associate at Capital Factory and was tasked with launching the fund’s Houston branch. Brittany now has her sights on advancing women’s health. She is host of the FemTech Focus podcast which has 150+ episodes and 30 thousand downloads in 105 countries. Brittany is the co-founding partner of Coyote Ventures, a US-based venture fund investing in early-stage women’s health startups