All About Elemind: Funding, Technology, and What It Means for You

Elemind raises $12M

Elemind, a neurotechnology startup led by renowned scientists and entrepreneurs, has secured $12 million in funding. Their mission? To revolutionize wellness with a drug-free, personalized approach.

Since 2019, the Elemind team has developed its technology in secrecy, securing three critical patents for its core signal processing algorithms and dynamic neurostimulation techniques.

“Chemical drugs affect the entire body, often leading to unwanted side effects. Elemind offers a non-chemical, direct, and on-demand solution that learns and dynamically adjusts to each person,” said Meredith Perry, CEO and co-founder of Elemind.

The Team Behind the Innovation:

Elemind boasts a powerhouse team, including:

  • Dr. Ed Boyden: A renowned neuroscientist and pioneer in optogenetics from MIT.
  • Dr. David Wang: CTO and AI expert with a Ph.D. from MIT.
  • Dr. Ryan Neely: Neuroscientist with a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.
  • Dr. Nir Grossman: Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Imperial College London.
  • Dr. Heather Read: Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience & Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut.
  • Meredith Perry: CEO and co-founder, bringing her expertise in business and entrepreneurship.

The Technology

Elemind’s core technology lies in a unique combination of non-invasive brainwave stimulation and artificial intelligence. The wearable device, designed for comfort and ease of use, reads your brainwave activity and utilizes tailored sound stimulation to nudge brainwaves in a desired direction. Imagine it like adjusting the volume on specific brain frequencies to achieve a particular state, like deeper sleep or enhanced focus.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Brainwave Detection: Sensors capture your brain activity.
  2. AI Analysis: The built-in AI analyzes your brainwaves in real-time.
  3. Tailored Sound Stimulation: Based on the analysis, the device emits specific sound frequencies to influence your brainwaves.
  4. Desired State Achieved: The sound nudges your brainwaves towards a desired state, like deeper sleep.

What it Means for You:

Elemind’s technology has the potential to:

  • Improve sleep
  • Enhance memory
  • Reduce tremors
  • Increase pain thresholds

“We envision this device as being one that will both treat but also just generally improve your well being,”

Perry said.

“This product is designed to address neurological issues only. It will not treat things like cancer. But where we envision this going, our first product is going to focus on one of the areas that we’ve been researching. In a sense, it will treat but it will also improve your life daily in one area.”


Elemind’s initial product focuses on general wellness, but their vision extends further. They aim to explore applications for:

  • Mental health conditions
  • Cognitive enhancement
  • Performance optimization

Stay tuned as Elemind continues to develop and potentially redefine how we approach our health and well-being.