Founded Year

2016

Stage

Biz Plan Competition - II | Alive

Total Raised

$6.67M

Mosaic Score

+20 points in the past 30 days

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About Floreo

Floreo uses VR interactive content to help people with autism spectrum disorder, especially kids and teens, with everything from police interactions to school work.

Floreo Headquarter Location

1875 Connecticut Ave NW

Washington, DC, 20009,

United States

240-244-9473

ESPs containing Floreo

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EXECUTION STRENGTHMARKET STRENGTHLEADERHIGHFLIEROUTPERFORMERCHALLENGER
Life Sciences / Medical Devices Tech

VR technology refers to computer-generated 3D environments that users experience via sensory stimuli (like lights, sounds, vibrations, etc.) and, in some cases, responsive interaction. First developed for entertainment purposes, semi- and fully immersive VR solutions are increasingly being explored as therapeutic adjuncts or alternatives across several areas of medicine.

Floreo named as Challenger among 12 other companies, including Magic Leap, XRHealth, and Sympatient.

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Floreo's Products & Differentiation

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  • Floreo

    Subscription and optional hardware lease to catalog of 200+ therapy lessons

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Floreo in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Sep 2, 2020.

Expert Collections containing Floreo

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Floreo is included in 5 Expert Collections, including AR/VR.

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AR/VR

1,370 items

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Digital Health

13,495 items

Companies developing and enabling evidence-based, software-driven therapeutic interventions to prevent, manage, or treat a medical disorder or disease. (*Scope follows the Digital Therapeutics Alliance definition)

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Mental Health Tech

1,223 items

This collection includes companies applying technology to problems of emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Examples include companies working in areas such as substance abuse, eating disorders, stress reduction, depression, PTSD, and anxiety.

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Conference Exhibitors

5,501 items

HLTH is a healthcare event bringing together startups and large companies from pharma, health insurance, business intelligence, and more to discuss the shifting landscape of healthcare

M

Medical Devices

242 items

Medical Device New Products & Services Tech MM (August 2021)

Floreo Patents

Floreo has filed 3 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Augmented reality
  • Autism
  • Mixed reality
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

11/27/2019

1/5/2021

Virtual reality, Augmented reality, Mixed reality, Autism, Psychiatric diagnosis

Grant

Application Date

11/27/2019

Grant Date

1/5/2021

Title

Related Topics

Virtual reality, Augmented reality, Mixed reality, Autism, Psychiatric diagnosis

Status

Grant

Latest Floreo News

Can Virtual Reality Help Autistic Children Navigate the Real World?

Jun 14, 2022

One company, Floreo, is hoping their tools will lead the way, despite some criticisms from autism self-advocates. Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. Give this article Read in app Floreo, founded by Vijay Ravindran, formerly of Amazon, is developing virtual reality lessons designed to help behavioral therapists, speech therapists, special educators and parents who work with autistic children. Here, Mr. Ravindran’s son, uses his VR headset. Credit...Valerie Plesch for The New York Times By Gautham Nagesh June 14, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ET This article is part of Upstart, a series on young companies harnessing new science and technology. Vijay Ravindran has always been fascinated with technology. At Amazon, he oversaw the team that built and started Amazon Prime. Later, he joined the Washington Post as chief digital officer, where he advised Donald E. Graham on the sale of the newspaper to his former boss, Jeff Bezos, in 2013. By late 2015, Mr. Ravindran was winding down his time at the renamed Graham Holdings Company. But his primary focus was his son, who was then 6 years old and undergoing therapy for autism. “Then an amazing thing happened,” Mr. Ravindran said. Mr. Ravindran was noodling around with a virtual reality headset when his son asked to try it out. After spending 30 minutes using the headset in Google Street View, the child went to his playroom and started acting out what he had done in virtual reality. “It was one of the first times I’d seen him do pretend play like that,” Mr. Ravindran said. “It ended up being a light bulb moment.” Like many autistic children, Mr. Ravindran’s son struggled with pretend play and other social skills. His son’s ability to translate his virtual reality experience to the real world sparked an idea. A year later, Mr. Ravindran started a company called Floreo , which is developing virtual reality lessons designed to help behavioral therapists, speech therapists, special educators and parents who work with autistic children. Image Mr. Ravindran adjusts his son’s VR headset between lessons. “It was one of the first times I’d seen him do pretend play like that,” Mr. Ravindran said of the time when his son used Google Street View through a headset, then went into his playroom and acted out what he had experienced in VR. “It ended up being a light bulb moment.”Credit...Valerie Plesch for The New York Times The idea of using virtual reality to help autistic people has been around for some time, but Mr. Ravindran said the widespread availability of commercial virtual reality headsets since 2015 had enabled research and commercial deployment at much larger scale. Floreo has developed almost 200 virtual reality lessons that are designed to help children build social skills and train for real world experiences like crossing the street or choosing where to sit in the school cafeteria. Last year, as the pandemic exploded demand for telehealth and remote learning services, the company delivered 17,000 lessons to customers in the United States. Experts in autism believe the company’s flexible platform could go global in the near future. That’s because the demand for behavioral and speech therapy as well as other forms of intervention to address autism is so vast. Getting a diagnosis for autism can take months — crucial time in a child’s development when therapeutic intervention can be vital. And such therapy can be costly and require enormous investments of time and resources by parents. The Floreo system requires an iPhone (version 7 or later) and a V.R. headset (a low-end model costs as little as $15 to $30), as well as an iPad, which can be used by a parent, teacher or coach in-person or remotely. The cost of the program is roughly $50 per month. (Floreo is currently working to enable insurance reimbursement, and has received Medicaid approval in four states.) A child dons the headset and navigates the virtual reality lesson, while the coach — who can be a parent, teacher, therapist, counselor or personal aide — monitors and interacts with the child through the iPad. The lessons cover a wide range of situations, such as visiting the aquarium or going to the grocery store. Many of the lessons involve teaching autistic children, who may struggle to interpret nonverbal cues, to interpret body language. Image Mr. Ravindran’s son raises his hand to answer a question about world geography in a virtual classroom while his father looks on via his iPad. Credit...Valerie Plesch for The New York Times Image Floreo lessons are designed to help autistic children build social skills and train for real world experiences like going to the grocery store. Credit...Valerie Plesch for The New York Times Autistic self-advocates note that behavioral therapy to treat autism is controversial among those with autism, arguing that it is not a disease to be cured and that therapy is often imposed on autistic children by their non-autistic parents or guardians. Behavioral therapy, they say, can harm or punish children for behaviors such as fidgeting. They argue that rather than conditioning autistic people to act like neurotypical individuals, society should be more welcoming of them and their different manner of experiencing the world.

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  • When was Floreo founded?

    Floreo was founded in 2016.

  • Where is Floreo's headquarters?

    Floreo's headquarters is located at 1875 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington.

  • What is Floreo's latest funding round?

    Floreo's latest funding round is Biz Plan Competition - II.

  • How much did Floreo raise?

    Floreo raised a total of $6.67M.

  • Who are the investors of Floreo?

    Investors of Floreo include MassChallenge, Plug and Play Accelerator, Paycheck Protection Program, BioHealth Capital Region Crab Trap, mixi and 7 more.

  • Who are Floreo's competitors?

    Competitors of Floreo include Amelia Virtual Care , Tripp, XRHealth, Akili Interactive Labs, Limbix, AppliedVR, Magic Leap, Elemy, Rey, mediVR and 12 more.

  • What products does Floreo offer?

    Floreo's products include Floreo.

  • Who are Floreo's customers?

    Customers of Floreo include Manhattan's Childrens, Human Development Center and Cuyahoga Board of Disabilities.

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