How One CEO Created Software to Relieve Stress

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Company leaders and society as a whole have taken a step back to further observe health conditions in the American workplace that go beyond physical well-being and focus on mental health, adaptivity and engagement among workers.

Jan Bruce recognized that we live in an increasingly fast-paced world and businesses have to constantly adapt to it. Instead of using technology as a disruptor, Bruce had the idea to use software technology as a wellness tool, leveraging behavioral psychology, neuroscience and analytics to improve companies’ and individuals’ resiliency.

Partnering with Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, and Andrew Shatté, Ph.D., Bruce launched meQuilibrium in 2012. The company has since raised a total of $21.3 million in venture capital.

Bruce spoke with Exhale on how she transitioned from a career in media to one in tech, what her own stress management journey looked like and the analytics behind meQuilibrium.