Wisdo, the transformative self-care platform that helps guide people through meaningful life events, announced it has been named to Fast Companys prestigious annual list of the Worlds Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2019 in the social media category. The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in todays volatile world.
By connecting individuals and groups around shared life experiences, rather than shared friends or interests, Wisdo is forging a new path within the social media landscape by creating a support network specifically designed to help users navigate all of lifes challenges with everything from getting married to dealing with loneliness.
Despite being more connected than ever before, people tend to feel more lonely as a result of the public facade they put forward on traditional social media. This constant masking of real life experiences, paired with the lack of a trusted guide, is creating a growing uncertainty about how to handle new or challenging life events, said Wisdo CEO and co-founder Boaz Gaon. Being recognized among Fast Companys Most Innovative Companies further validates our success in creating a network meant to support mental wellness, instead of impair it, by connecting people around these shared experiences and drawing from the collective wisdom of those who have been there.
Wisdo provides the worlds first map of human wisdom, or experienced-based knowledge, collecting the key touchstones and critical steps in the thousands of life experiences and applying its proprietary machine learning technology to cluster and connect the people who have been there. This results in a Wisdom Graph filling the gap left by Googles Knowledge Graph and Facebooks Social Graph – namely, a network that supplies timely and forward-looking insights and services that reduce anxiety, increase social support and build self esteem.
The Worlds Most Innovative Companies is Fast Companys signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a roadmap for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy. This year, Fast Companys editors and writers sought out groundbreaking businesses across 35 industries and every region. They also judged nominations received through their application process.
Wisdo is a self-care platform that provides users encountering lifes challenges and meaningful events with experience-based wisdom from others who have lived through similar experiences. Founded by media and tech industry veterans Boaz Gaon and Ido Jonathan Engel, Wisdo received funding from leading Silicon Valley angels and JAZZ Venture Partners. Wisdo encourages learning from other peoples experiences: It crowdsources the structure of human experiences to help people prepare for whats coming, connect to those who have been there, and share what they know.