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Investment Date: June 2021

Hurdle is now part of Backpack health

About Hurdle

Hurdle provides Culturally Intentional Teletherapy and respects the unique needs of everyone. With cultural humility, they create a safe space where all people can show up as they are and feel understood. Hurdle is committed to providing culturally responsive, evidence-based care to all people, while focusing on serving the Black community and other minorities.

The strategic alignment between the work we are doing at Hurdle and the work at Hopelab will have a significant impact on us furthering our mission as the leading culturally responsive teletherapy company. Hopelab’s support will further solidify our vision for making mental health support and treatment more accessible to young, minority communities. Hurdle will greatly benefit from the talent and resources brought by Hopelab to achieve our goals.
Kevin Dedner, Founder & CEO

Why We Invested

Hopelab is excited to partner with Hurdle because of its impressive focus on using evidence and cultural competency to improve access and efficacy for people in BIPOC communities. Their clinical outcomes demonstrate that their model works and leads to superior therapeutic alliance, and therefore better results, among their patients.

Read more about our investment in Hurdle here and read an interview with Hurdle and Hopelab on improving health outcomes here.