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What is Happyfeed?

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.

Our app focuses on the proven practice of gratitude journaling with unique features to share moments and explore your memories.

Quick Facts

  • Founding year — 2013
  • Total fundraising — $0, Boostrapped
  • Location — Brooklyn, NY

Our Story

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 about the company story and goals 😄


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