Surabhi Bhandari

Soulside founder Surabhi Bhandari
Company: Soulside
Launched: January 2023

Soulside is an AI-powered mental health platform that aims to expand and simplify access to support for high-risk adults, starting with pregnant and postpartum individuals.

A majority of adults in the US reported at least one symptom of mental illness in 2023, but the country has enough therapists for just 7% of the population. The unserved 93% are in distress, with worsening outcomes. Even when therapy is available, it’s locked behind a 25-day wait time and $150+ sessions.

A shortage of qualified providers is pushing mental healthcare to its breaking point. By combining clinical expertise with cutting-edge AI, Soulside aims to provide high-quality early intervention for those in need. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Surabhi Bhandari has over a decade of experience in healthcare as an operator and investor. Before launching Soulside, Surabhi led growth at Lexington Medical, a Boston-based surgical technology company. A former consultant with McKinsey & Co, she was also a part of Peak XV’s (formerly Sequoia India & Southeast Asia) investment team. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.