12. Yunha Kim, Simple Habit
Investment banker Yunha Kim quit her job to launch a startup of her own. She raised $3 million in funding, but the stress of startup was so overwhelming she began meditating to calm down. Seeing how much a few minutes of daily meditation improved her state of mind, she pivoted her startup concept to build a meditation app, Simple Habit.
Launched in 2016, Simple Habit was backed by a Who’s Who of Silicon Valley CEOs and investors, including Y Combinator. The company now offers over 2,000 guided meditations to help busy people worldwide reduce stress in situations such as commuting, before bed or during a break at work.