Michael Acton-Smith is best known as the co-founder of Calm, the $2 billion meditation, sleep and wellness app, but he is so much more than that. Because Calm is just one of four companies Michael has built.
Michael has also built Moshi Monsters, the breakout success web-based children’s game, which after rapid growth suffered a loss in users and for a while Michael wasn’t sure whether the business could survive. Michael has experienced the highs, but also the challenges, of growing big businesses.
These are just two of four companies Michael has built. Michael is a natural entrepreneur who’s been founding businesses his entire adult life. To talk to him and share in his wisdom was a privilege I’m immensely grateful for.
Your early years
Starting my first business - Firebox
My second business - Perplex City
My third business - Moshi monsters
The start of Calm
Calm helping people sleep
Misconceptions around sleep
Tough times for you this year
What you are doing now to change?
The foundations of good communication
How accurate is the 'hippie' stigma that comes with mindfulness?
Do you feel the good you've done in the world?
Psychedelics curing mental health
Our last guest question
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