Timeshifter, an app that allows people to create their own personalized jet lag plans and arrive at their best, raised $1.45m in seed financing.
Backers included retired NASA Astronaut Michael López-Alegría and Air Canada Chairman Vagn Sørensen.
The company, which is now preparing for its series A to further enhance the app and accelerate business development, also received National Sleep Foundation’s 2019 SleepTech® Award for ‘Best App’ last week.
Developed with Harvard Medical School Associate Professor, Steven Lockley, Ph.D., based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience and led by CEO Mickey Beyer-Clausen, Timeshifter allows travelers to create their own personalized jet lag plans based on their sleep pattern, chronotype, itinerary, and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin for even faster adaptation.
The company has joined the Batch 7 / Spring 2019 of Plug and Play’s Travel & Hospitality program.
Dr. Lockley is a world-renowned expert in circadian rhythms, sleep, and jet lag. He has spent 25 years studying sleep, and works with clients such as NASA Astronauts and Formula 1 drivers on circadian management for optimal performance and health.