InteraXon

InteraXon

InteraXon develops and produces brain-sensing technology such as the Muse headband, an EEG device that interprets mental activity and aims to help with meditation and promote calmness.

InteraXon was founded by Ariel Garten who has a background in fashion design, neuroscience and psychotherapy. She is the Chief Evangelist Officer and the main face of Muse. A North American executive education program, EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program named Garten to the class of 2015.

Founded in 2007, InteraXon received startup money from Indiegogo crowdfunding and seed money from FF Venture Capital. Muse came on the market in 2014. Muse has investments from actor Ashton Kutcher, Indigo CEO Heather Reisman and Chade-Meng Tan, formerly of Google. Muse has been used in academic research in neuroscience.

The wearable EEG device, Muse connects to a mobile device via Bluetooth and the Muse Meditation app used audio to guide meditation and allows you to review and track progress in meditation. When Muse senses calm brain activity, peaceful sounds are played, and stormy weather sounds increase if the mind wanders.

InteraXon has demonstated their mind-controlled computing technology in public displays such as levitating a chair, a brain powered beer tap and during the 2010 Olympics it enabled visitors to control the Niagara Falls, CN Tower and Canadian Parliament buildings with mind power.

Timeline

Funding rounds

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Investment
InteraXon Series A round
6,000,000
August 15, 2013
4 Results
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Products

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Muse
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Alex Katz

Investor

Anastasia Fox

Employee

Anthony De Fazekas

Attorney

Ariel Garten

Founder, Chief Evangelist Officer

Charlie Hartwell

Investor

Chris Aimone

Founder

Chris Billard

Employee

Connor Dickie

Employee

Daniel Kraft

Advisor

Daniel Sadavoy

Employee

David Teten

Investor

Derek Luke

CEO

Gena Meldazy

Employee

Jason Meyer

Employee

Jeffrey Walker

Investor

Jie Lin

Employee

John Cammack

Investor

John Frankel

Board member

Joi Ito

Investor

Kim Yee

Employee

Mark Cidade

Employee

Matthew Chan

Employee

Michael Apollo

Employee

Moyan Mei

Employee

Munjal Shah

Advisor

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Further reading

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Mind-controlled computing: Look, Ma, no hands

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