Roga Raises $1.2M in Pre-Seed Funding

Roga founders Ami Lebendiker, CEO (left) and Dr. Alison Smith, Chief Scientist (right)

Roga, a Los Angeles, CA-based neurotech and mental healthcare startup, raised $1.2M in Pre-Seed funding.

Backers included Exceptional Ventures, ODX by On Deck, Minded Ventures, the AngelList Fund, The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), the Ontario Brain Institute and angel investors including senior directors from Samsung and Google.

The company intends to use the funds to support the launch of their wearable device to reduce chronic stress and burnout.

Founded by Dr. Alison Smith and Ami Lebendiker, Roga is a mental health and wellness company using neurotech to relieve severe stress and burnout in a convenient, cost-effective way. It launched its first device in 2023. The Roga device is a paired wearable/app duo that combines two proven methods – peripheral nerve stimulation and personalized guided meditation — into one safe, effective, and affordable solution to reduce stress and burnout.

The company is supported by LBAN at Stanford Universityand Velocity at the University of Waterloo.