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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

November 2017
InteraXon raises a $11,600,000 series B round from Export Development Canada, OMERS Ventures and Trend Forward Capital.
May 7, 2015
InteraXon raises a $10,000,000 series B round from Felicis Ventures, Horizons Ventures and OMERS Ventures.
August 15, 2013
InteraXon raises a $6,000,000 series A round from A-Grade Investments, Ashton Kutcher, Felicis Ventures, Horizons Ventures and OMERS Ventures.
March 9, 2012
InteraXon raises a $1,200,000 seed round.
2007
InteraXon was founded by Ariel Garten, Chris Aimone and Trevor Coleman.

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Further reading

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Mind-controlled computing: Look, Ma, no hands

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News

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By Kitti Palmai
October 10, 2021
BBC News
Devices that measure brainwaves are increasingly being used by athletes to improve their performance.
Douglas Soltys
March 12, 2021
BetaKit
InteraXon founder Ariel Garten joins the BetaKit podcast to share insights gained from reading people's (anonymized) brainwaves during a pandemic.

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