Our Story


HappyFeed was originally designed & built by Matt Kandler. While co-founding another startup, Matt got hooked on positive psychology to help counter the stress of running a company. One of the most common mood-boosting practices is called '3 gratitudes.' This is the act of recording and reflecting on three positive moments (or things you are grateful for) each night. As such, 'gratitude journals' have become pretty popular, but Matt found a few problems.

  • Notebooks get lost. Notebooks get filled up. Notebooks can get ruined, dropped in the mud, eaten by your dog, or read by your roommate.
  • Forming a new habit is tough, especially with barriers like finding your misplaced notebook, searching for a Google doc, or opening Microsoft Word on your ancient computer.
  • Almost everyone has (and sleeps with) a smartphone these days. Why not leverage the device you already have? Cloud tech can allow you to save and access your 'journal' from anywhere.

Making an iPhone app made perfect sense. The goal was to build a simple application that could, if nothing else, give Matt a place to record a few happy moments everyday. It turned out that a lot of other people loved this idea too. Plus, by using HappyFeed, not only are you rewiring your brain for positive thinking, but you'll be creating a journal of all the great things in your life.


Our mission is to help more people discover happiness by learning to focus on the little things that make life great. Right now, it's in a private app, but one day we hope to create a way for people to share their experiences and connect with others through positive emotions.

Get Involved

Let's spread happiness together.

HappyFeed is still a very young product, but we are thrilled to have some very passionate users. More people helping out means more happiness. That could mean adding delightful features, keeping our community connected, or just using the product and telling your friends.

To get involved send us a message.

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you.

To get in contact with us for any reason (feedback, issues, high-fives), send us a brief message at hello@happyfeed.co.

We'd love to hear from you! Every little detail matters, so please don't hesitate to reach out.