Michael Acton Smith - Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Calm
11.24.2020 - By Art of the Hustle
Michael Acton Smith is the co-founder and co-CEO of Calm, the #1 app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation, with over 2 million subscribers and 85 million downloads. They were an Apple 'best of 2018' award winner, and in 2019, Calm became the World's First Mental Health 'Unicorn' – valued at more than a billion USD.
In 1998, Michael co-founded the online gadget and gift retailer Firebox.com which became the UK's 13th fastest-growing private business and in 2004, he founded the entertainment company Mind Candy, which built Moshi Monsters into a global online brand with over 80m registered users, later expanding offline into books, magazines, toys, music albums, trading cards, and a movie.
He joins us to talk about how meditation can strengthen your mind, how his team differentiated Calm in a field with thousands of competitors and his aspirations for turning Calm into the Nike of the mind.
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