Lumosity

  • Science and technology will make mental and emotional wellbeing scalable, accessible, and cheap Crunch Network

    Science and technology will make mental and emotional wellbeing scalable, accessible, and cheap

    If it were an issue for you, what would you pay to get rid of stress, anxiety, loneliness, sadness, physical and mental pain, or depression? Or conversely, what would you pay to be happy, feel connected, feel understood, change bad habits into better ones, have a healthy brain as you age, or to fulfill your full potential and really thrive? Read More

  • Lumosity “Brain Training” App Maker To Pay $2 Million Settlement To FTC

    Lumosity “Brain Training” App Maker To Pay $2 Million Settlement To FTC

    Lumos Labs, the creator of “brain training program” Lumosity with $67.5 million in venture funding, has agreed to pay a $2 million settlement to the Federal Trade Commission for its deceptive advertising. As part of the settlement, the company has to notify all of its customers who signed up for an auto-renewal plan between Jan. 1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2014 about the FTC… Read More

  • Are Apps The New Gurus? The Rise Of Self-Help Tech Crunch Network

    Are Apps The New Gurus? The Rise Of Self-Help Tech

    The way we do everything has been turned upside down: how we read, how we communicate, how we get from point A to point B, how we eat and how we get help when we need it. We are living through the “re-imagination — of nearly everything,” and we are seeing this re-imagination very clearly within the self-help industry. Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More