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Calm heads to the airport, invests $3 million in XpresSpa

Wellness app Calm has today announced a $3 million equity investment in XpresSpa Group, a fast-spa service you may have noticed in your local airport. Calm sees the investment as a way to expand its o

Twitter buys a startup to battle harassment, e-cigs are booming, and a meditation app is worth $250M

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week TechCrunch’s Silicon Valley Editor Connie Loizos and

Meditation app Calm hits a $250M valuation amid an explosion of interest in mindfulness apps

Just a few years ago, it might have been a bit of a challenge to convince investors that a mindfulness app would end up being a big business — but thanks to an increasing focus on mental health from

Funding your bliss: mindfulness startups scale up

The connected life is not necessarily the good life. Too often, it seems like we are squandering our time checking devices, losing touch with fellow humans and cultivating bad habits in the pursuit of

That one time I was tucked in by a startup

There I was on a comfy gray couch, surrounded by pillows and being handed an eye mask in a reserved office space in downtown San Francisco when, next thing I knew, Michael Acton Smith, co-founder of C

Simple Habit is an app to squeeze mindfulness into your busy day

The stress of running a startup guided founder Yunha Kim to her next idea: a mindfulness app called Simple Habit, offering audio meditations as short as five-minutes so that busy people can squeeze a

Meditation Resource Calm Raises Another $500K+ For An App That Helps You Focus, De-stress And Sleep

Calm.com, a company that began as an online relaxation resource that gives information-overloaded computer users a healthy mental break in their days before making the move to mobile early last year,