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Why more funding equates more peace of mind for TRIPP and its users

LA-born startup TRIPP doesn’t want the metaverse to be a mere “shopping mall for virtual consumers,” its founder Nanea Reeves told TechCrunch. Instead, Reeves’ company is envis

Spoke launches music therapy app for Gen Z, raises $1.5M round led by Ada Ventures

Apps like Calm and Endel are exploring an expanding new universe of what’s becoming known as “functional sound”. Calm and others are doing it in the meditation and sleep space, while End

Dawn Health leverages cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia to help you sleep better

The mobile app offers evidence-based therapy integrated with a sleep tracker, access to a sleep coach and personalized daily lesson plans.

Calm acquires healthcare technology company Ripple Health Group

Meditation app Calm is acquiring Ripple Health Group, a San Francisco-based healthcare technology company. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Calm says the acquisition will accelerate its menta

Calm makes its first foray into physical activity and video content with new ‘Daily Move’ feature

Meditation app Calm has launched its first foray into physical activity with its new “Daily Move” short-form video series. The company says the new feature guides users through simple exer

These balls tell you how zen you are

It’s all good and well to be able to sit cross-legged on a mountain top and feel at one with the universe — but how do you know if you are doing it right or not? For beginner meditators wh

Wisdom nabs $2M to build out a social audio marketplace for mentorship

Wisdom, a social audio app that’s focused on surfacing “life advice” and broadening access to mentorship — and whose iOS app launch we covered back in October — has nabbe

Meditation app Calm introduces new family plan with six accounts

Popular meditation app Calm is introducing a new ‘Premium Family’ subscription plan that includes up to six accounts. The new offering is now available globally for $99.99 per year, whereas a prem

Muse’s latest meditation headband is designed to lull wearers back to sleep

Meditation hardware is a tricky thing. Anyone who’s been frustrated in the pursuit of mindfulness has no doubt longed for some way to short circuit — or, at very least, jumpstart — a pra

Is the best way to solve climate change to ‘do nothing?’

When it comes to climate change, it might seem that a book entitled “How to Do Nothing” would not only be irrelevant, but also downright obscene and even dangerous. Not to mention that after more

Headspace and Ginger are merging to form Headspace Health

Meditation app Headspace this morning announced plans to merge with on-demand mental health service Ginger. Barring unforeseen regulatory roadblocks, the two companies will combine to form Headspace H

ifeel, another well-being platform that blends self-care tools with 1-2-1 therapy, scores $6.6M

If the pandemic has been good for anything it’s been good for the therapy business and for startups targeting mental health, with VCs kept very busy signing checks. To wit, here’s another

Chorus brings a social layer to meditation

Chorus launched its online experience on March 16 of last year. It was fairly auspicious timing, as those things go, falling the same day seven public health departments launched a joint shelter-in-pl

Extra Crunch Partner Perk: Find peace of mind with ‘Spotify for Mindfulness & Sleep’ app Aura

Stress can come in many forms. Burnout at work, anxiety to close that big deal or, like everyone, suffering from the changes the pandemic has had on your startup. While we can’t cover all bases, hel

Calm’s hilarious CNN ad campaign sent the meditation app flying up App Store charts

Meditation app Calm’s brilliant and hilarious marketing campaign that saw it sponsoring CNN’s coverage of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results this week seems to have paid off for t

MindLabs raises £1.4 million for its new platform, a ‘Peloton for mental health’

Ideally, mental wellness should be considered part of a healthy daily routine, like exercise. But even exercise is difficult to turn into a regular habit. Peloton addressed physical fitness by combini

Five success factors for behavioral health startups

We believe there’s an enormous opportunity to digitize behavioral health right now—and COVID-19 is only making it bigger.

Meditation and mindfulness apps continue their surge amid pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in downloads of mental wellness, and specifically, those focused on meditation, dealing with anxiety and helping users fall asleep. According to a new repor

Big Sky Health raises $8 million to nurture its intermittent fasting, meditation, and alcohol consumption apps

Mike Maser, a serial entrepreneur, has been focused on longevity since well before being diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma more than five years ago. But he understandably took much greater
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