TRIPP Adds $11.2M for VR Meditation

TRIPP

VR meditation startup TRIPP raised $11.2M in fresh funding.

Gaming-focused investment firm BITKRAFT Ventures led the round, with support from Qualcomm, Amazon Alexa Fund, Niantic, and Mayfield.

A Whole New World

Generating immersive, psychedelic worldscapes, TRIPP offers guided visualizations, breathing exercises, and binaural audio for meditators.

Touting extended-reality (XR) wellness, its experiences are available across various platforms and devices — AR smartglasses, VR headsets, and smartphone apps.

Community. Emphasizing connection, TRIPP made two community-driven acquisitions this past year — world-building platform Eden and group meditation startup EvolVR.

Consciousness. A digital platform, TRIPP’s offerings aren’t actually psychoactive, though they’re designed to stimulate similar feelings of awe, relaxation, and mindfulness. A middle ground, its experiences are often used to prepare patients for psychedelic-assisted therapy. Doubling down, it acquired PsyAssist last year, a platform that supports VR-based psychedelic therapy.

Monkey Mind

As mental health resources become increasingly strained, many are on the hunt for new solutions.

Wholly immersive, VR meditations have proven restorative, beating out audio-only or 2D meditations in reducing stress. Now, the mindful metaverse is taking shape:

  • Hoame launched its virtual meditation studio this year, available on Meta Quest.
  • Alo Yoga teamed with Roblox to bring yoga, meditation, and retail to the metaverse.
  • Leveraging gamification, Maloka evolves your avatar the more you meditate.
  • Guided Meditation VR transports users to 100+ lush environments via Meta Quest.

Punchline: No doubt, meditation purists will point out the irony of connected mindfulness, especially as a host of new devices emerge. But—whether a gateway for new meditators or a refreshing take for veteran practitioners—VR seems a promising tool.

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