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22nd February 2019
Forbes - Mental Health Hacks For Entrepreneurs
Kristian Ranta (CEO),
Phone: +1 650 740 9404 or +358 456 733 313, Email: email@example.com
US: 470 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
EU: Lapinlahdenkatu 16, 00180, Helsinki, Finland
We are on a mission to empower 10 million people suffering from mental health challenges by 2027
We are scientists, engineers and experienced entrepreneurs who have come together to make mental health treatment accessible, significantly more effective and truly outcome-driven. Our mission is more than business, it’s personal. Our founders have lost friends and family members to depression, and we want to do everything in our power to help people who suffer.
PASSION Because our mission is personal, we genuinely believe in our work, and we do it with enthusiasm and positivity. We believe that putting our heart into our work is when true creativity comes to life making almost anything possible.
TRANSPARENCY We believe in openness, accountability and stellar communication. We believe in saying and expressing things as they are, as a foundation for building trust among our employees and partners.
INTEGRITY Integrity is the alignment of values, thoughts, words, and actions. Our commitment to integrity means we operate as individuals and as a company from the highest moral principles, acting on our values with consistency and honesty.
COURAGE Doing our work with courage is about taking risks and confronting the uncertain, as well as believing in ourselves and our dreams. Courage is also about doing the right thing, even when it confronts established paradigms.
COMPASSION Through our work, and corporate social responsibility efforts, we are reducing suffering for people with depression and anxiety, empowering them with the tools they need to improve their lives.
CEO, Kristian Ranta
Prior to founding Meru Health, Kristian co-founded and ran diabetes technology company Mendor that raised over $25M in venture capital and developed glucose monitors and glucose data analytics for improving diabetes care. In 2015 Mendor’s glucose monitoring business was sold to a Korean public company i-Sens. Even earlier, Kristian was the lead guitarist of an internationally known heavy metal band called Norther.
COO, Riku Lindholm
Prior to founding Meru Health, Riku worked at Mendor with Kristian. While running the operations at Meru Health, Riku is finalizing The Path to Product/Market Fit book on customer development including insights from successful startup founders such as Mikkel Svane (Zendesk), Russel Simmons (Yelp), Tim Trefren (MixPanel). In the past, Riku worked at one of the Europe's leading venture capital firms called Open Ocean Capital.