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Tinder Founder Joins Advisory Team for VR Wellbeing Startup

Tinder Founder Sean Rad has joined the advisory board at StoryUP Studios, the company behind ‘Healium’, a VR product for combatting stress and anxiety.

Healium’s therapy can be used in a range of situations to help users escape their high-intensity surroundings. It has already partnered with 28 airlines in a bid to alleviate the stress of air travel.

Fresh off the back of a $1.3 million funding round, the company is now looking to up its marketing spend and pilot the product across other potential use cases.

CEO Sarah Hill said: “[Sean Rad] is a brilliant product mind. He built the top-grossing non-gaming, mobile app in the world. That level of product consult is incredibly valuable for us.”

Rad recently invested in MOSH, another startup with a mental health-related mission statement. The brand, which also attracted Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen, works to tackle sensitive men’s health issues from a base in Australia.

The entrepreneur said of that collaboration: “We are thrilled to be working with MOSH to help make Australia’s healthcare environment more accessible.

“The health experience is crying out for a change, and we believe in MOSH’s leadership team to deliver a simple and high-quality experience people are looking for.”

Both Rad and Mateen are involved in the ongoing Tinder founders’ lawsuit concerning the price of exercised stock options.

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Scott Harvey

Scott is the Editor of Global Dating Insights. Raised in Dorset, he holds a BA from The University of Nottingham and an MSc from Lund University School of Economics and Management. Previously he has written about politics, economics and technology for various online publications.

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