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SecondNature raises $16.4M for ‘healthy home’ subscription products like air and water filters

After a confusing trip to the store to purchase an air filter back in 2012, two N.C. State University students, Thad Tarkington and Kevin Barry, came up with the idea to make this routine home maintenance purchase a subscription-based business. The following year, their startup FilterEasy had a few hundred subscribers. Fast forward to now, ...

Mood and habit tracker Tangerine is simple, pretty, and as chill as you want it to be

02.21.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Tangerine $0 for free version, $4.99/month or $29.99/year for premium View Product The Good Simple and pretty design • Easy to use • Doesn't rely on push notifications The Bad No Android version • Could use more premiu... ...

Prayer beads and vegan jerky: Inside L.A.’s elite hippy tech conference

11.16.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Prayer beads are a fashion must-have for a certain type of Professional. You know the kind. They don't drink alcohol for reasons relating to "energy," probably worked in private equity at some point, and "practice" meditation and fasting. They were o... ...

Tech startups want to destigmatize ***

***, despite being one of the most fundamental human experiences, is still one of those businesses that some advertisers reject, banks are hesitant to financially support and some investors don’t want to fund. Given how *** is such a huge part of our lives, it’s no surprise founders are looking to capitalize on the space. ...

Fitbit bets its future on ‘Premium’ health and fitness subscription service

Fitbit's finally come to it senses: the days of trying to sell more fitness trackers are over. Don't worry, Fitbit's still going to launch new trackers and smartwatches like the Versa 2. But rather than bet the farm on smartwatches and trackers that ... ...

Wellness startup Wellset wants to avoid the ‘woo woo’ — and responsibility

07.30.2019 · Posted in Health Articles, Technology Articles

A Los Angeles-based startup wants to be the Airbnb of the insta-buzziest concept of the 2010s: wellness.  WellSet calls itself a discovery platform for "wellness services" like massages and acupuncture. On WellSet, users can find practitioners t... ...

Understanding mental health in Silicon Valley, with professional coach and former investor Jerry Colonna

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. TechCrunch’s Connie Loizos recently sat down with VC-turned-professional coach Jerry Colonna for a chat about founder mental health, his less than predictable career path and his new book Reboot: Leadership and the Art ...

So many health and wellness apps haven’t done research to back up their claims

06.18.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

With the explosion in health and wellness apps peddling self-improvement, your smartphone could one day hold the keys to helping you manage your lungs, mind, or waistline. But we're not there yet. Typically, healthcare treatments undergo rigorous tes... ...