Founded in 2017, Meditopia is one of the world’s leading global mental health platforms. With over 30 million members, Meditopia content has been curated, localized and made available in 12 different languages.
As a platform with a strong focus on coaching and meditation, Meditopia has a clear mission to bring mental health practices to anyone, anywhere, anytime, anywhere.
The platform, available on iOS, Android and web and present in over 100 countries, offers content for meditation, sleep and motivation in various formats, including audios, music, texts and, more recently, art. This content was developed solely by mental health and wellbeing professionals including psychologists, psychologists, sleep experts, etc.
With more than 500,000 ratings in all app stores, Meditopia has achieved impressive growth in user numbers and above all in satisfaction and trustworthiness of over 4.8*.
How did you come up with the idea for Meditopia?
We all shared a deep concern about the global mental health crisis and in 2017 we decided to work together to develop a platform that would offer the most comprehensive and personalized mental health experience possible, in a variety of languages and around the world. This is how Meditopia was born and created by the three of us, Fatih Celebi, Berk Yilmaz and Ali Murat Ceylan.
We had seen that most mental wellbeing support apps were only in English and that their content was pretty much the same for everyone, regardless of people’s origins or the countries they came from. We believe that mental health is important and personal and therefore requires an individual approach and attention, taking into account important aspects such as people’s mother tongue or culture, as both have an impact on how they see and feel the world. Meditopia seeks to meet this critical need for relevance and attention to individuality.
We already had some experience in this field as we previously developed an app to improve the physical health of the elderly. This included physical exercises as well as guided meditations to support mental health.
Because we see the positive effects of mindfulness on others as well as ourselves, we decided to create a mental health platform to support people around the world. In 2017 we started with mindfulness meditations and then expanded our offer to include sleep stories, relaxation music and breathing exercises. Today, Meditopia offers its members personalized mental health practices in 12 languages worldwide.
How has Meditopia performed during the pandemic?
During the pandemic, we saw a tremendous appetite and need for mental health support. Since people couldn’t meet in person or travel, Meditopia provided this safe space for people to take care of themselves.
We wanted to rise to the challenge and invested both resources, time and focus into developing better content that is curated and relevant to all of our members, regardless of where they are based. We worked hard to contact local mental health professionals from around the world who could adapt our existing content and develop new ones that would provide specific answers to our members’ daily challenges. We currently deliver our content in 12 languages and in over 100 countries.
In 2020, we secured $15 million Series A that would help continue on this journey and explore new ways to support our members in our overarching goal of bringing mental health and wellbeing practices to as many people as possible to be made accessible around the world.
What can we expect from Meditopia in the future?
Meditopia is growing fast and we now have over 30 million members from all over the world. Our goal is to continue to grow and to be able to offer our services to many more people worldwide.
However, we want to make sure that we respect our mission and principles in doing so, and will therefore be heavily involved in the further development of programs, usability (how users interact with the app) (and content, whether in new languages or for new countries, or in new formats.
For example, we are currently developing some exciting individual (one-on-one) solutions that we will be happy to share with you shortly.
We’ve also launched a new range of services specifically tailored for businesses, as we believe the workplace is at the core of our mental health.
https://techround.co.uk/interviews/meet-the-founders-meditopia/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=meet-the-founders-meditopia Meet the founders of the Mental Wellness Platform: Meditopia