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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
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
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
An early Snapchat employee who once architected the “Our Stories” product, Chloë Drimal, has now launched her own social app, Yoni Circle. Described as a membership-based community, the a
Governments are no more likely to help manage unhealthy tech consumption than consumption of sugar or illegal drugs. We need to take control.
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
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
Chris and Alex Naoumidis came to hypnotherapy through dresses. As The New York Times reported last year, the two brothers initially started their careers as startup entrepreneurs with a peer-to-peer d
Meditation and mindfulness apps are booming. The top 10 apps pulled in $195 million in 2019, up 52% from the year before. Now, top meditation app Headspace’s former head of research, Nick Begley
Mental wellness unicorn Calm has more than two million subscribers to its mindfulness and meditation app, raising over $140 million in funding to bring “mental fitness” practices into the
"I like to talk about things that I'm learning that I think are applicable to other people."
When the Los Angeles-based startup Maslo launched its first product in early 2018, the company was focused on a direct-to-consumer tool designed to encourage mindfulness and self-awareness through a m
Moov, the wearable maker best known for its line of fitness trackers with their accompanying digital coaches, is today branching off into mindfulness. The company is the latest to join the self-care c
Mindfulness app Simple Habit was built to help users relieve stress and build healthier lives with more than 1,000 guided meditation sessions available to users. To continue growing, the company has r
Digital design studio ustwo -- best known for its mobile gaming chops -- is doubling down on a move into mindfulness and well-being apps in recent years, with the launch of a second "interactive medit
U.S. digital health company Provata is one of several hoping to harness virtual reality's power as an escapist medium by using it as a backdrop for guided meditations.
Mindfulness app Simple Habit has expanded its reach, launching an Android version and also adding a web app to widen the touchpoints for what the team is hoping to build into a platform for guided med
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
Jason Stirman is part of a select group of early Web 2.0 builders in Silicon Valley. He was there at the beginning of Twitter, jumped with Ev Williams to Obvious Corp and then Medium and is now w