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Cozy houseplants and self-care: how one startup is reimagining mobile gameplay as a healing activity

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Cozy houseplants and self-care: how one startup is reimagining mobile gameplay as a healing activity

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Mobile well-being apps were on track to top a billion downloads last year, while leading meditation app Calm alone pulled in $118.2 million in revenue, data from Sensor Tower indicates.

That may leave some to believe the digital well-being market is essentially solved, but a new startup, Lumi Interactive, believes the opposite is true.

Now a full-time team of 12 and growing, Lumi Interactive closed on $6.75 million in seed funding in March in a round led by a16z — which it’s officially announcing this week.


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Author / Journalist: Sarah Perez

Category: Technology

Topics: Self-care Mobile apps Nature Mobile games Social Anxiety Melbourne Stress Digital well-being Lumi interactive TC Games Startups Relaxing Mobile Relax Funding Houseplants Wellbeing Women-led Well being Kinder world Video gaming Online games Recent Funding Apps Digital wellbeing

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Article Type: News Report

Published On: 2022-06-23, 20:05:26

News Timezone: GMT -5:00

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Language: English

Reading Time: 6 minutes read

Article Length: 994 words

Coverage Area: United States

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