The Limbix website describes Ben Lewis as an “experienced entrepreneur.” Prior to founding Limbix, he started Tapjoy and Karma Science. According to Ben’s LinkedIn profile, Tapjoy is a mobile ad company that generates over $100M in revenue. With an undergrad in Computer Engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ben has the education to build businesses in the computing field.
In addition to his entrepreneurial prowess, Ben worked at Google and Facebook during some of their initial efforts in virtual reality. During his last 18 months as an Engineering Manager at Facebook, Ben was involved in Oculus.
Limbix is in the business of “digital therapeutics for mental health” and its mission is to improve mental health with accessible technology. Lewis cited growing concern regarding the waitlists for therapists as a motivating factor in the creation of Limbix.
Limbix builds high quality virtual reality content to improve mental health treatment by making it more effective, efficient, and easier to access. The company sells the Limbix VR Kit to mental health clinics and practitioners to enhance therapy and make it more efficient. It partnered with leading universities and hospital partners to build content for the Limbix VR platform. Their team has expertise in virtual reality, software, design, production and psychology, and the Limbix website lists issues such as anxiety, pain, depression, trauma, and addiction-related disorders. Among their Advisors are Jeremy Bailenson, PhD, Founding Director of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford, and Psychologist Albert “Skip” Rizzo who serves as the Director for Medical Virtual Reality at the Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California. Limbix is backed by Sequoia Capital, an American venture capital firm which has supported companies that now control $1.4 trillion of combined stock market value. As of the Fall of 2019, Limbix had raised $7M.