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Elektroniikkatie 4
Oulu, FI-90590, FIN

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Funding

TOTAL $10.2M
FUNDING TOTAL $10.2M
Angel, 12/2010
Esther Dyson
Anssi Vanjoki
Jyri Engestrom
Lifeline Ventures
€400k
Series A, 6/2013
Lifeline Ventures
Esther Dyson
Anssi Vanjoki
Jyri Engestrom
$9.7M

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Valkee

Bright light is known to have mood-elevating effects broadly from light and seasonal mood swings to severe depression. That’s where Valkee started, with Antti Aunio asking his childhood friend Juuso Nissilä if he had any tips to improve his mood during the winter months.

“You don’t need bright light in your house. You need to light up your brain – that’s where your mood lives”

From this, Juuso introduced Antti to his observations about the human brain being photosensitive. Aunio went on to turn Juuso’s science into Valkee’s current product, the brain stimulation headset that channels bright light into the brain via ear canals.

Valkee was born to have a big mission; helping people to stay in a better mood by exposing their brain to light.

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Uploaded: 6/7/13

Sources

  1. Valkee Raises €400K in Angel Funding Round (finsmes.com) [edit]
  2. Valkee, The Profitable Startup That Shines Lights Through Your Ears, Raises $9.7M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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