Core, a San Francisco, CA-based meditation experience and personalized wellness company, raised $4m in seed funding.
The round was led by Spero Ventures with participation from Bolt, Corigin Ventures and Stanford-StartX Fund.
The company intends to use the funds to ramp up production for its e-commerce launch and to secure key hires across the engineering, marketing, and product teams.
Founded in 2016 by Brian Bolze and Sarah McDevitt, Core is committed to strengthening mental wellbeing and to connecting people with the tools they need to meditate and manage their stress levels. The company leverages data, and provides inspiration and personalized guidance, to enable its users to reach their goals. Its mediation trainer measures stress levels via an electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG), physically guides users through mediation practice with a soothing pulse and gives personalized recommendations.