Amorai Founder & CEO Renate Nyborg. Image: Amorai

Amorai, a company focused on health and wellbeing based in San Francisco, CA, has recently secured an undisclosed amount of funding in its pre-seed round. The funding was led by AI Fund with the addition of Andrew Ng, AI Fund General Partner, to Amorai’s board, and included backing from angel investors like Jim Lanzone, Megan Jones Bell, André Heinz, Eileen Burbidge, Peter Rojas, Balance Pilot Capital, and Joe Zadeh. The company plans to use the funds to expand its operations and increase its business reach.

Amorai, led by its CEO and Founder Renate Nyborg, offers an AI relationship coaching app that caters to young adults aged between 18-30. The app provides personalized coaching exercises specifically designed and curated for Gen Z. It is a vertical AI product built on LLM technology and operates under a subscription-based business model. Additionally, the app is designed to be secure, private, and safe for users. It will be launched exclusively on iOS, taking advantage of Apple’s native health features and privacy standards.

Nyborg previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Tinder, the world’s most popular dating app and the largest non-gaming app in terms of revenue. Prior to this, she was the General Manager EMEA at Tinder, and has held leadership positions in international Product & Marketing at the mental health app Headspace, and at Apple, where she led the App Store subscription business in Europe. In her twenties, she founded a mobile app studio called Pleo and also worked as the Global Head of Mobile for the communications and digital agency Edelman.

She explains: “Amorai was founded in response to the global rise of loneliness, and the steady decline in close relationships – from platonic to romantic. It often shocks people that this problem spikes amongst young people: more than four in five Gen Z’s say they feel lonely sometimes, or all of the time. Our first product is a relationship coach, because relationship struggles are a leading cause of anxiety, stress and suicide amongst young adults. With AI’s potential for real-world, societal benefits blossoming, starting this company with Andrew’s active support was a no-brainer.”

Andrew Ng, AI Fund Managing General Partner and Amorai Board Member, adds: “After months of advanced research and testing prototypes with our target audience, I believe LLMs can be harnessed to help many individuals build richer, more fulfilling relationships. Relationships are what make our lives feel worthwhile, and I’m thrilled at Amorai’s vision of using AI to help this most human of problems. Relationships aren’t found, they are built, and Renate is an incredibly thoughtful executive that’s the perfect leader to make this a reality.”

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