California-based wellness tech startup TaskHuman raises $9.5M for the world’s first real-time digital coaching platform
Employees’ wellness is one of the major challenges for most organizations. More than 90 percent of business leaders say that promoting wellness can affect employee productivity and performance, according to survey results from the nonprofit Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO). Now, one tech startup is coming to the aid of organizations to provide instant video chat with vetted experienced wellness coaches.
Enter TaskHuman, a Silicon Valley-based wellness tech startup that amplifies your work and personal life with 1:1 personalized guidance from LIVE specialists over video calls. With TaskHuman, you can instantly discover and connect with the world’s most comprehensive global network of coaches, instructors, and specialists covering nearly 1000 aspects of your daily life, such as physical fitness, mental well-being, spiritual, emotional, financial, life & leadership coaching, and more.
Today, TaskHuman announced the launch of the world’s first real-time 1:1 coaching platform over a live video call. In conjunction with the launch, TaskHuman also announced that it has raised $9.5 million in Series A funding to scale its real-time digital coaching platform connecting real people with on-demand coaches for a variety of personal and professional growth resources to retain talent and boost overall employee well-being.
The round was led by USVP, with participation from new investors Madrona Venture Group and RingCentral Ventures, along with existing investor Impact Venture Capital. Prominent angel investors include Baron Davis (2x NBA All-Star), Sanjay Mehrotra (CEO of Micron), Gopi Kallayil (Chief Evangelist, Google), and Somesh Khanna (McKinsey). The latest round brings the company’s total funding raised to date to $14.3 million.
TaskHuman will use the fresh capital infusion to scale its product development and support its platform’s expansion into a wider range of topics, to reach more consumers and their unique needs and interests. It will also support the company’s increasing hiring and marketing efforts.
Founded in 2017 by CEO Ravi Swaminathan, Daniel Mazzella, and David Tell, TaskHuman’s mission is to organize the world’s human experiences and expertise and bring them to billions of people worldwide over a video call. TaskHuman’s revolutionary app helps users instantly discover and connect with the world’s most comprehensive, global network of specialists covering nearly 1000 aspects of daily life, such as physical fitness, mental well-being, spiritual, emotional, financial, career & leadership coaching, and more.
Unlike other providers, TaskHuman empowers users by giving them live, instant 1:1 video access to over 1,000 types of coaches, including physical fitness, mental well-being, leadership coaching, diversity & inclusion, and more. Organizations can extend TaskHuman as a benefit across their workforce, allowing for equity across a diverse team of employees. Leading brand names such as Zoom, Purdue University, RingCentral, IntelyCare, Southwest Transplant Alliance, One Workplace, and Freedom Learning Group are already leveraging TaskHuman to support their employees’ well-being.
In a statement, TaskHuman CEO Ravi Swaminathan said, “Access to instant 1:1 personalized guidance should be a fundamental human right. With TaskHuman, every person can now engage with their own personal dream team of specialists via video call and amplify their daily work and personal lives through live human support and connection. In doing so, we also provide coaches an outlet to pursue their passion and connect with others who need their help.”
TaskHuman has scoured the globe to find, curate, and bring a diverse network of specialists 24/7 right to users’ fingertips. With nearly 1,000 coaches from over 20 countries, TaskHuman users can get on-the-spot insight and coaching based on their specific needs for those daily moments in life when generic articles or watching pre-recorded videos just doesn’t cut it. Users can enjoy 100% secure and confidential 1:1 sessions on the TaskHuman platform anytime, anywhere.
“With the changing employee landscape of remote work, global equity, and other life pressures, mental health and overall employee well-being are at the forefront of employee recruitment, retention, and engagement,” said Rick Lewis, general partner at USVP. “TaskHuman is reimagining personal and professional well-being and growth within a new kind of virtual services category. By putting the power of personal well-being at everyone’s fingertips, we see a tremendous market opportunity for TaskHuman, and we are excited to be part of their mission.” General consumers can also utilize TaskHuman by downloading the app directly from the App Store or Google Play.