Happyfeed hopes to change 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
- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ — 4.9 average from 1.7k ratings on iOS
Happyfeed was founded by Matt Kandler as a way to cope with emotions of failing with a startup I cofounded after college. I learned about gratitude from positive psychology blogs (this was 2012) and first started journaling in a Google Doc appropriately named "Gratitude." As a recent engineering graduate from Stanford University, I thought it'd be fun to design and build an iPhone app to capture three good things each day. What started out as a learning opportunity turned into an 8-year habit for me. I've completed over 2450 days in Happyfeed and almost 1000 in a row!
Our mission is to make it fun and easy to build a journaling habit. Positive psychology research has found very strong evidence that gratitude journaling can geniunely make you happier. Every feature in Happyfeed is intended to add more joy: like custom reminders, a Gratitude 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 about the company story and goals 😄