Co-Founded by ex-insomnia-sufferer Peter Hames and Oxford University psychologist Professor Colin Espie, our goal is to help billions of people worldwide sleep better, stop smoking and worry less – without pills or potions.
Our first product, Sleepio, is a digital sleep improvement program featuring proven cognitive and behavioural techniques, led by your virtual expert The Prof and his narcoleptic dog Pavlov. In a world-leading clinical trial Sleepio has been shown to be comparable in effectiveness to face to face therapy, and many times more effective than sleeping pills. The Lancet called Sleepio “A proven intervention for sleep disorders using the internet…from www to zzz”.
We’re a well funded, VC backed startup with the UK’s two leading VC firms – Index Ventures and Forward Partners – behind us. We were one of Jawbone UP’s ten worldwide API launch partners and we’ve also partnered with Fitbit and BodyMedia to ensure our users have a choice of wearables to track their sleep.
With an advisory panel featuring Martha Lane Fox (UK Digital Champion), Prof Sir Neil Douglas (Emeritus Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges) and Esther Dyson (Angel investor) we are uniquely well placed to succeed.
With offices in London and San Francisco our small team is dedicated to creating the next generation of personalised healthcare in a way that doesn’t feel like medicine. Friday Team Talks ensure that we keep learning from each other and we balance the hard work with regular nights out. We’d love you to get in touch.