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Digital mental health is in its infancy, and I’m excited to see what it can do when it grows up.

Thomas Insel MD has just written “What’s next for digital mental health companies?” in Stat News, a brilliant thought piece on the state of digital mental health. He cuts through some of the hype surrounding mental health startups fuelled by $5.1 billion in venture capital investment in 2021, while pointing to the infinitely larger potential of applying technology to improve a system that today…

Introducing håp: a self-tracking app that fosters human connection

I posted this originally on the projecthap blog. I am reposting it here because it’s a big deal for me personally to have a beta version of our first product out. I love getting the first feedback on what we’ve built, it never gets old! Three months ago I left my job in a big tech company to set up…

Goodbye Campus London

End of an era: Campus London, Google’s space for entrepreneurs, won’t reopen its physical doors after the pandemic. I felt sad when I heard the news, but also grateful and proud: The reason Campus London is closing is that it worked, more than we ever imagined.

My next mission: Flourishing minds for all.

Today is my last day at Alphabet, after 15 great years at Google and X. I’m setting up Flourish Labs, a startup combining cutting edge mental health science and technology to foster flourishing and good mental health.

Betrayal and Love

This week is my 15 year anniversary of joining Google. Emi Nietfeld recently wrote a nuanced op-ed in The New York Times about her experience as a software engineer at Google, from joyful beginnings to being harassed by a coworker and the miserable aftermath of her speaking out about it. She talks about being in love with Google when she…

Stop apologising. Say thank you instead.

That was the message I got from Shellye Archambeau this week who shared her life and work lessons in a fireside chat with Xers. Shellye is an extraordinary leader who worked her way up from intern to tech CEO and board member during a time when there were even fewer women in tech than today, and even fewer Black women. A woman…


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– Fei-Fei Li