Lumosity

  • Lumosity Raises $31.5M From Discovery Communications For Brain Fitness Games

    Lumosity Raises $31.5M From Discovery Communications For Brain Fitness Games

    Lumosity, a company that creates online fitness games, has raised $31.5 million in Series D funding from Discovery Communications with existing investors Menlo Ventures, FirstMark Capital, Harrison Metal and Norwest Venture Partners also participating in the funding. This brings Lumosity's total funding to over $70 million to date. Created by neuroscientists from Stanford University, Lumosity… Read More

  • Lumosity Raises $32.5 Million For Brain Fitness Games

    Lumosity Raises $32.5 Million For Brain Fitness Games

    Lumosity, a company that creates online fitness games, has raised $32.5 million in Series C financing led by Menlo Ventures, with participation by existing investors FirstMark Capital, Harrison Metal and Norwest Venture Partners. This brings the company's total funding to nearly $40 million. Created by neuroscientists from Stanford University, Lumosity develops games and exercises that aim to… Read More

  • Lumos Labs Gets $3 Million Funding for Brain Games

    Lumos Labs Gets $3 Million Funding for Brain Games

    As you age your brain slows down, your memory goes, and your attention lapses. Online brain fitness games like Lumosity sell the promise of stopping that decline. But as the chart below shows, it is all downhill after 30. (The chart is based on the brain performance index scores of 40,000 Lumosity users). Lumosity lets members play games designed to improve their memory, processing speed, and… Read More

  • Are you as smart as a chimp?

    Are you as smart as a chimp?

    I sat down with Mike Scanlon, Co-Founder of Lumos Labs, recently and got a full demo of Lumosity. It quickly revealed how lethargic and slow I’ve become since I started working at home. I know we’ve all said we need to do brain exercises to keep our wits about us and to stay sharp, but have we really done that? I know I haven’t. It really only takes a few minutes a day to keep… Read More