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TAO Connect

TAO provides a suite of online mental health treatment tools that triples capacity, at less than half the cost, and is more effective than other treatments. 

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location St. Petersburg, FL, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2014
  • Employees 15
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website TAOconnect.org

Company Summary

TAO is changing the way mental health therapy is delivered. TAO licenses a SaaS suite of online telemental health tools that address the growing need for increased access to effective mental health therapy while increasing the therapists capacity and reducing cost. TAO is currently in revenue, selling to university counseling centers, EAPs, SAPs and behavioral health systems.


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    Chief Executive Officer

    A seasoned software developer and veteran healthcare executive with more than 25 years experience leading healthcare and IT companies. Bob most recently served a tenure as CIO for a leading Florida medical group where he helped grow the company from $20M in revenue to nearly $1B over six years. Bob is a co-founder and managing partner with the Center for Neurosomatic Studies in SW FL.

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    Chief Science Officer and Founder, she is the inventor of TAO and responsible for developing content and tools, conducting and publishing research on TAO as it continues to develop.

    Dr. Sherry Benton has more than 25 years experience in counseling psychology, as a practitioner, administrator, and well published researcher. She was the director of Univ of FL's Counseling center for 7 1/2 years and managed an annual budget of $6 million and a staff of 88. She was a psychologist and administrator for 20 years at the Kansas State University. Dr. Benton is a fellow in APA, and is board certified in counseling psychology.

Previous Investors

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    National Science Foundation
    Dr. Jesus Soriano, Program Director SBIR/STTR
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    Healthbox Florida
    George Gordon, Executive Director- Florida
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    Richard Allen, Founder and Managing Director
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    Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research
    Jamie Grooms, CEO
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    New World Angels
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    The FAN Fund