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Story behind the company
In his 12 year career as a psychiatrist, Dr. Jose Hamilton Vargas felt too many patients were going far too long without treatment. Upon digging deeper, he uncovered shocking statistics, such as the following:
San Francisco, California
Raised undisclosed Angel investment in August 2017
Meet the founders
Jose Hamilton Vargas
Hamilton is a Psychiatrist with over ten years of clinical experience, author of two books, and founder of two digital health startups. He’s bringing to Youper his background in the intersection between business, science and the complexity of mental health care.
Diego is a mix of designer and software engineer with over 12 years of experience developing educational and training games for the health sector. He’s bringing to Youper his passion for deeply understanding users through qualitative models and data analytics while using creativity to build amazing user experiences.
Thiago is a computer scientist with over 15 years of experience developing complex systems and managing innovation teams. At Youper he’s coordinating a wide range of technologies, including artificial intelligence, to deliver an innovative product that it’s always evolving.
Psychiatrist envisions tech disrupting mental health care
Jan – Start R&D
Mar – Launch MVP
June – Pre-acceleration
July – Interviews in NY
Oct – Accepted to 2 accelerators
Jan – Begin AI implementation in product
May – Launch first assistant version
June – #1 for Social Anxiety
Aug – Angel raised
Sept – SF headquarters opened
Jan – Expand to support general anxiety and depression
Youper is your assistant for better emotional health. It blends the most effective therapies, mindfulness, mood tracking, and data tracking with the power of AI for a robust assistant that supports users through all life’s ups and downs.
Youper is helping users around the world increase their happiness and decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, social anxiety, and more. Eighty percent of users experience a reduction in negative moods and thought patterns after just one session and report 25% weaker symptoms after only one month of use.
Youper isn’t just for tracking; it interacts with you, learns from you, and gets more specific to your needs over time. The app guides you through intelligent conversations that can change your whole day, voice-guides you in mindfulness sessions personalized to what you’re feeling in the moment, helps you understand emotional changes with visual interfaces, and provides tests to help you identify the root of symptoms you’re experiencing.
Youper is available for free in the App Store and on Google Play. Create a profile and start feeling better. It’s 100% free.
Jose Hamilton Vargas
Psychiatrist, head of science, and CEO
UX and design specialist
Backend and AI expert
Communication and marketing enthusiast
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Use Cases & Testimonials
She has been diagnosed with generalized anxiety and started using Youper in December 2017 after trying to improve for years but struggling to stick with treatments. Youper appealed to her because it was so accessible. Referring to the app’s free status, she said, “There wasn’t any harm in trying Youper, even if it hadn’t worked out.” She expressed that she used to talk to loved ones about her issues in the past, and though they were supportive, she was never able to make progress because these people couldn’t provide the tools she needed to improve. She continued, “Youper is objective in a way that most people can’t be, even therapists, without ever being really critical or making you feel bad.”
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