I'm excited to share that I'm partnering up the exceptional team at Slightly Robot!
For four years, Matt and Joe have helped thousands of people around the world who suffer from compulsive behaviours like dermatillomania (skin picking), trichotillomania (hair pulling), and onychophagia (nail biting). Those with these conditions experience negative repercussions in their social life, school, or occupation, raising anxiety and insecurity.
By combining their experiences in material science and embedded machine learning, they created a wrist-worn device that detects when these passive compulsive behaviours occur and alert the wearer when it's happening. Their customers are able to bring real-time awareness and objectivity to an otherwise passive behavior, and many report a significant reduction or termination of the compulsive behaviours within 2 weeks of usage.
Today, we're working on a new device that addresses a severe problem facing society: food addiction and compulsive overeating. A third of Americans are clinically obese, and a large portion battle their relationship and behaviors with food. By building off the experience gained from tracking compulsive behaviours, we're working with researchers across the country to develop, test, and hopefully reduce the prevalence of food addiction. We're motivated to bring the same level of awareness and intervention to this population.
For those that know me well, they'll know that my dream company sits at the intersection of cutting-edge technology, built for a meaningful mission, with the opportunity to help millions around the world. I couldn't be happier with the fit of this team and am thrilled to push the bounds of what we can accomplish.
To my network, I need your help! We're looking to meet and learn from other consumer hardware founders who have pursued institutional venture funding. With my background in software, I'm trying to get up to speed as fast as possible with the hardware arena and any and all introductions would make a world of difference.
Stay tuned for more after the new year :)