What is Happyfeed?
Happyfeed is changing the way we view mental health — not as a personal struggle, but as a crucial part of daily life that benefits from social support and building healthy habits together.
- Founding year — 2013
- Total fundraising — $0, Boostrapped
- Location — Brooklyn, NY
Happyfeed was founded by Matt Kandler as a way to help with depression while building a previous startup that was failing slowly and painfully. I first started gratitude journaling in a Google Doc appropriately named "Gratitude" after reading about the benefits. As a designer and recent graduate from Stanford, I wanted something simpler, easier-to-use, and always accessible. I'd never built an iPhone app, so I decided to take an online course while sketching out early designs for what would become Happyfeed.
Our mission is to make it unbelievably simple and fun to build a new healthy habit. Positive psychology research has found strong evidence to support the practice of gratitude journaling. Each new feature is intended to add even more joy - like custom reminders, a "Happiness Jar," Pods for social support, and daily throwbacks.
If you'd like to hear more about Happyfeed, please reach out to me (Matt) directly at [email protected] and I'd be glad to share more details about my story and goals 😄