Spill, the London-based start–up that provides remote mental health support for companies through the workplace messaging tool Slack, has raised £2 million in a seed round led by Ada Ventures. Since launching its Slack app in January 2020, Spill has grown from 0 to 100+ paying companies in less than 12 months, including high-profile tech firms Typeform, Depop and Bulb.
Calvin Benton, founder at Spill, said: “The events of the past year have made workplace mental health issues front of mind for many, but these are problems which have long needed solving. It’s vital that, in today’s knowledge-driven economy, workers have access to high-quality mental health support that’s barrier-free, stigma-free, and free at the point of use. And that’s exactly what Spill will be able to deliver dramatically more of with the help of this latest funding round.”
“We’re excited to help more companies create environments where people feel secure, engaged, and fundamentally understood — which is not only the humane thing to do for the team, but it’s the smart thing to do for the business.”
Spill will use the money to develop proactive tools that help to create a more psychologically considerate workplace, moving from mental health treatment towards prevention.
Announcement: Mental health startup Spill raises a £2m Seed Round