RICHMOND, Va. & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blue Heron Capital, a growth equity and lower market private equity firm, participated in a $25M Series C investment in PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavior and mental health services for K-12 students. Blue Heron joined Catalyst Investors, Birchmere Ventures, Catamount Ventures, and New Markets Venture Partners in the financing.
Founded in 2009, PresenceLearning addresses the growing shortage of speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behavioral and mental health service providers by connecting clinicians and students via its award-winning platform and marketplace. The company intends to continue its growth within these areas while also expanding into additional allied health fields and new user populations.
“Our mission is to make all kinds of online therapy practical, affordable, and convenient for everyone,” said Clay Whitehead, co-CEO of PresenceLearning. “After starting with schools, where we are privileged to beneficially affect the lives of tens of thousands of children everyday, we are now expanding to hospitals and other places where people need professional care.”
“While PresenceLearning has experienced great success in education, we’re excited about their expansion into healthcare where Blue Heron has deep experience and networks,” said Andrew Tichenor, Co-Founder of Blue Heron. “The PresenceLearning platform will enable more people to access quality care with more convenience and lower costs.”
About Blue Heron Capital
Blue Heron Capital is an operationally focused lower market private equity firm based in Richmond, Virginia. Blue Heron supports portfolio companies with a team of proven industry experts, including C-level executives and successful entrepreneurs with decades of experience building and managing vibrant businesses. The firm invests in buyout and growth equity opportunities in the healthcare, security, and business services industries.
PresenceLearning is the leading provider of online speech and occupational therapy, behavioral and mental health services, special education academic instruction, and assessments for K-12 districts and families of children with special needs. PresenceLearning’s nationwide network of online professionals and telehealth providers includes hundreds of highly qualified speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, special education teachers, and behavioral and mental health professionals. Treatment sessions are delivered “anytime anywhere” via live interactive video using the latest in evidence-based practices combined with powerful progress reporting. For more information, visit www.presencelearning.com.