Relationship app wins $1 million investment
Agapé, which started a relationship wellness app, was one of five companies who recently won a $1 million investment in a national competition hosted by accelerator 43North in Buffalo.
The app was founded by Khadesha Okwudili of Pittsford. It promotes meaningful conversation among couples through a personalized daily question and is designed to strengthen relationships in five minutes a day. As part of the investment, the company must relocate for one year to Buffalo, to the Seneca One tower. A five percent ownership is given to 43North.
Through the website, Agape states that you can “nurture a happy, mindful, beautiful life with one question a day.” One example from the app is: “Describe a time you were thankful to have your partner by your side.” Another question asked, “What’s something your partner did in the past week that made you laugh?”
Questions are personalized by an algorithm and were developed through research. In addition, the app conducts “wellness checks” to ensure that the relationship is seeing positive changes. Preliminary studies indicate that more than 93% of couples see benefits from using the app. All of the questions are vetted by a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Rochester.
The app is free, although a subscription is available for a premium version.
For more information, go to Get Daily Agape.