SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24- Lantern, a technology startup that offers online and mobile coaching programs to support mental health, has won early backing for its service. Executives at the 2- year-old startup said on Friday it has raised $4.4 million from investors led by Silicon Valley- based venture firm Mayfield, with seed funding from SoftTechVC.» Read More
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