By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor

Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news:

Breakthrough, a startup that connects therapists and mental health professionals with patients online, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Investors include The Social+Capital Partnership, First Round Capital and Great Oaks Venture Capital. It launched in 2009 with the goal of making mental health care more accessible and affordable. The platform combines a searchable database of mental health professionals and telemedicine. The Redwood City-based company raised $900,000 in funding in 2012. See StartUp Beat’s Q&A last year with founder and CEO Mark Goldenson around its Seed round.

Vital Stats:

Website: www.breakthrough.com

HQ: Redwood City, California

Founder: Mark Goldenson (CEO)

Year Founded: 2009

Investors: The Social+Capital Partnership, First Round Capital, Great Oaks Venture Capital

Innovation: Mental health care via telemedicine.

Funding: $5.9 million (Seed and Series A)

(Sources: Breakthrough, TechCrunch)

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YouWeb Founder Peter Relan Debuts New Company Building Studio And Accelerator, 9+; Raises $2M In Funding (via TechCrunch)

BackOps, a Back Office as Service for Small Businesses, Lands $7 Million (via AllThingsD)

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