Breakthrough

Breakthrough connects people with mental health providers for online counseling and telepsychiatry. Clients can search for providers on multiple criteria, schedule appointments, and get private, online care. Members of Breakthrough-partnered health plans may use their insurance to cover the cost of care. Mental health providers such as psychiatrists, psychologists, and counselors get a free practice management suite to build their online profile, send secure messages, schedule appointments and deliver HIPAA-compliant online care. Breakthrough currently covers two million health plan members in California.



about the company

Founders

Mark Goldenson is CEO of Breakthrough Behavioral, Inc., a startup that helps people find a therapist and receive online counseling. Breakthrough Behavioral, Inc. was a TechCrunch 50 Finalist. Mark was a product manager at PayPal and previously co-founded PlayCafe, a live game show network. PlayCafe saw engagement of over 80 minutes per day from players but did not reach enough players, returning $300k of its $1M raised. Mark was also co-founder and COO of Woosh, a startup that created automated online storefronts for small businesses. Woosh raised $21 million in funding and was a finalist in the 1998 Stanford E-Challenge. Mark also co-founded the Stanford Bazaar, a local online marketplace acquired by Stanford, and founded the Stanford Squash Team, home to national champion Lily Lorentzen and world champion coach Mark Talbott. Mark also founded a Stanford philosophy club and researched brain imaging of lucid dreams for four years in the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory. Mark has completed coursework for a B.A. in Human Biology and a minor in Symbolic Systems from Stanford. Mark previously wrote a column evaluating new startup ideas for VentureBeat.

Boris is a seasoned entrepreneur with two award-winning ISPs already to his name. He grew his first, BoStream, by launching fibre-to-the-home in Sweden. Customers surged from 2,000 to 100,000 and revenue from $1m to $55m in three years. To this day, that infrastructure remains Sweden's leading internet platform. When Boris co-founded breakthrough ISP Be with Dana in 2005, it broke both the UK's upload and download speeds and was worth £50 million just a year and a half later. These speeds were achieved through Boris' investment in the first ADSL2+ network in the UK. Being the first to go full fibre in the UK has been his dream ever since.