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Empower Interactive, Inc.

Empower's digital behavioral health solutions transform psychotherapy into an e-learning platform to reduce cost and increase accessibility.

  • Stage $3M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location Moraga, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2009
  • Employees 1
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Company Summary

Empower Interactive is a leading digital behavioral health company. We bring scale to the field by transforming evidence-based psychotherapy into interactive e-learning programs, teaching structured coping techniques in a cost-effective, highly accessible way. Empower's clients include the US Army, Kaiser, ValueOptions and SutterHealth; each use our programs to improve the access and quality of their care processes.


  • CEO & Co-Founder of Empower Interactive, provider of an online behavioral health platform. Empower's first module teaches evidence-based techniques to individuals for managing stress, anxiety and depression. Previous experience includes software strategy and product management (at Zazzle, Microsoft, and Trilogy), and technology investing (Greylock, Vector, Amadeus). Education: MBA from Stanford, BS & M.Eng in Computer Science from MIT.

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    James Rives

    Professional Business Advisor with 30 years experience - Assisting Corporate, Entrepreneurial, Public Sector and Community-based leaders and their teams to develop successful enterprises.

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    Kara Chanasyk
    Strategic Advisor - Design

    Kara has been designing innovative digital products and services for over a decade. As someone who has worn many hats across a broad range of disciplines, her expertise spans user experience, behavior design, and product management. Kara is a hybrid thinker with a big picture perspective and a keen attention to detail. A natural leader and a team player, she thrives in creative collaboration in the pursuit of creating meaningful products.

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    Jesse Wright
    Head of Clinical Advisory Board

    Jesse H. Wright, PhD, MD, is the principal author of seven books on cognitive-behavior therapy and the first multimedia computer program for treatment of depression. Dr. Wright was the Founding President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists. His research interests include computer-aided psychotherapy and the interaction between pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy.


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    Perkins Coie
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    Fujikawa & Associate, CPA

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