NUE Life Health, A New Telemedicine Platform Powering The Alternative Mental Health Revolution, Closes Seed Round With Leading Health-tech Investors
By: NUE Life Health Inc.
NUE.life's co-founders are Juan Pablo Cappello and Demian Bellumio—two well-known Miami tech entrepreneurs — as well as Katie Kiernan (Twyla), Kazi (Zayn) Hassan, M.D. and investor Christina Getty. Nue Life's diverse founding team consists entirely of people of color and women, making the company unique in the alternative medicine space.
NUE.life is currently operating in California, Texas and Florida, with plans for rapid expansion across the United States. Its integrative medicine program provides a comprehensive approach to mental wellness catalyzed by at home ketamine therapy. Juan Pablo Cappello, NUE.life's CEO stressed NUE is much more than a ketamine clinic project. "We view ketamine therapy and psychedelic therapy simply as catalysts for change. While helping patients reset is important, we at NUE.life are committed to helping our members find community and connection through our digital platform well after the effects of any psychedelic therapies have faded."
Traditional psychiatry, with its pharma-centered approach, is yielding to the modern framework of Integrative Psychiatry. More and more patients are seeking an integrative approach to address the root cause of their mental suffering, oftentimes by healing underlying trauma and correcting nutritional and hormonal imbalances. Dr. Kazi Hassan, Chief Medical Officer at NUE.life, recognizes that medical providers want to provide better care, however they need support in provider tools and resources to do so. "Many providers who want to help patients with tools like ketamine lack the confidence or support needed. NUE's focus is to develop tools for providers and patients to accelerate the adoption of innovative medicines and medical frameworks, and help a growing community of providers deliver high-quality care," says Dr. Hassan.
NUE.life considers its digital platform a key competitive advantage in the increasingly crowded mental wellness space where over $1.5 billion was invested in 2020. "At NUE.life we are in the process of building a paradigm shifting mental wellness platform that leverages Knowledge Graphs and AI to deliver personalized evidence-based therapies that approach patient care in a holistic manner. Our platform also rigorously measures outcomes and improves over time," noted Demian Bellumio, co-Founder and CTO of NUE.life. Bellumio expects NUE.life's enterprise HIPAA-compliant health platform to launch in the fall of 2021. Bellumio is also leveraging his experience as a music entrepreneur to develop an innovative music service that will power personalized music therapies within the NUE.life app.
NUE Life Health Inc. is formed as a Delaware Public Benefits Corporation where its social mission of improving mental wellness through its therapies is part of its charter. "With one of five women in the United States relying on an antidepressant to get through the day, and with our losing 22 veterans a day to suicide, we felt compelled to launch a different kind of mental wellness company. A company that is open-minded enough to consider the emerging science supporting the use of ketamine and psychedelics therapies. But, also a company that would be highly ethical and cautious about the use of these emerging therapies," added co-founder Katie Kiernan.
NUE.life is planning for a Q4 2021 launch. For special advance access, register at www.nue.life.
About NUE Life Health Inc.
NUE Life Health Inc. is a comprehensive telehealth platform that strengthens and improves mental wellness by enhancing brain function, performance and longevity through evidence-based, scientifically proven brain health treatments and products. Launched in December 2020, the company currently offers at-home functional testing, integrative psychiatry and psychedelic-
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