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About Us

Our Mission

At BOLDFISH, we’re here to nurture digital wellness and strive for a long-term solution to mental unrest caused by tech life imbalance. 

As of late, digital addiction has manifested itself in a very real way. Thanks to hyper connectivity, we no longer read, we skim. We no longer talk, we comment. We no longer love, we “like.” We’ve learned to take the path of least resistance and this has made us passive. 

Our passivity hurts productivity; incites only short-term brain circuitry; leads to depression, anxiety, and other mental problems. BOLDFISH abates this passive consumption. We increase personal awareness of phone usage by putting intention the user’s action. We take back control from addictive tech by training ourselves to actively decide when to use and why. Ultimately, we strive for a long term solution to unhealthy, mental unrest through proven mindfulness techniques that work. 

What is Digital Wellness?

Digital wellness can be defined as taking back control from addictive technology in order to improve our daily lives. This can be as simple as keeping cellphones out of the bedroom. on the other hand, it can be as extreme as not using a smartphone altogether. As with every change, it is easier to wean yourself off of a crutch rather than go cold-turkey. With a little personal accountability, we can learn to use less and take back control by not blaming chance, fate, or anyone else for our outcomes.

What is Digital Addiction?

Digital addiction has skewed our offline perception of the world. Some see a beautiful landscape and wonder how their online “followers” will react. Our hyper-connectivity has us plugged in and drained of energy. We compulsively check our phones even when we have no service. We just do it. Without our phones we feel nomophobic — a sense of dismembered incompleteness and with our phones, we damage our eyes and worsen our sleep. Digital addiction is the inability to self-regulate against our modern marvels. 

Our Team

Jason M. Kingdon

Chief Executive Officer
Jason is a graduate from Columbia University. Prior to working on BOLDFISH, he was at Sinovation Ventures, an early-stage VC firm in Beijing. During his time at Sinovation, he worked closely with the Investment Director to analyze and assess potential investment opportunities.

Shirley Siu

Chief Operations Officer
Shirley is a graduate of Barnard College. She has experience with a number of startups at various stages. Prior to BOLDFISH, she worked at a YC startup as an account executive before transitioning into an account management role. She worked in close liaison with the product and engineering team, ensuring smooth implementation and adoption of the platform among her clients.

Rayen Kamta

Chief Technical Officer
Rayen has 10+ years of experience as a software developer. He is well disciplined in more than 10 programming languages, covering backend and front-end development. He has previously worked on multiple major enterprise-level platforms from video streaming to secure HIPPA-compliant medical apps. His main focus is now in native mobile development on both Android and iOS.

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