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Alyson (Friedensohn) Watson

Alyson (Friedensohn) Watson

CEO at Modern Health - the first preventive mental health solution for innovative global employers.

San Francisco Bay Area

Alyson Watson is the founder and CEO of Modern Health, the mental health platform that supports 300+ companies globally and the fastest entirely female-founded company in the U.S to reach unicorn status. We are the first global mental health solution to offer employees access to one-on-one, group, and self-serve digital resources for their emotional, professional, social, financial, and physical well-being needs—all within a single platform. Whether someone wants to proactively manage stress or treat depression, Modern Health guides people to the right care at the right time. We empower companies to help all their employees be the best version of themselves, and believe in meeting people wherever they are in their mental health journey.

Modern Health has raised more than $170 million in less than two years with a valuation of $1.17 billion and is backed by investors including Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, Y Combinator, and Battery Ventures. Alyson has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 and Fortune 40 Under 40 lists.


  • Council Member (Forbes Business Council)
  • Founder & CEO (Modern Health)


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