12 health and fitness startups that will boom in 2019, according to VCs – Business Insider


VC: Napoleon Ta, Founders Fund

Relationship: No relation. Just thinks it’s cool.

Total raised: $28 million

What it does: Calm is a popular mobile app for meditation, sleep and overall mental wellness.

Why it’s hot in 2019: “Calm is driving a real positive social impact by helping its users alleviate anxiety, depression, insomnia and a number of other ailments,” says Ta.

He notes that with 35 million downloads, Calm has outpaced its competitors while raising less money and “still has huge potential to grow by expanding internationally and evolving into a more comprehensive wellness brand.”

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