DotCom Therapy

A telehealth company that provides speech therapy, occupational therapy, and mental health and tele-audiology services to individuals in the U.S. and around the world.

Co-founders:
Emily Purdom, 29; Rachel Robinson, 30
2017 Revenue:
$2 million
Industry:
Health
Location:
Springfield MO 
Founded:
2015
Employees:
103
Raised:
$250,000
 Photo Credit: Alexandra Lee Photography

Technology is not only improving communication; it's also improving how we communicate. Exhibit A is DotCom Therapy. The three-year-old company was founded by two speech therapists, Emily Purdom and Rachel Robinson, after they realized they could provide services to children in remote areas more efficiently via telehealth. Purdom was spending two to three hours a day driving to rural schools to treat kids with speech therapy, while Robinson's wait list at an outpatient neurology hospital was nearing three months because of high demand. "You can imagine that if you have a child with disabilities or someone who suffered from a stroke, you want them to see a professional right away," says Robinson.
 
DotCom Therapy took in roughly $2 million in revenue in 2017, and it recently became profitable, after raising just $250,000 from friends and family. The founders now have 103 employees, serving patients in 28 U.S. states and seven countries. "We want therapy to be available to everyone, everywhere, and we take that pretty seriously," says Purdom. "When we look at our target market, it's not just the U.S.--it's global.” --Brit Morse

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