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Timeshifter partners with life insurance company Haven Life to offer policyholders jet lag solution

New York (JUNE 27, 2019) — Timeshifter® - The Jet Lag App® — today announced a new partnership with online life insurance agency Haven Life, which is owned by MassMutual. Haven Life will offer Timeshifter subscriptions to Haven Life Plus policyholders and employees at no cost.

Whether Haven Life policyholders or employees travel for business or go on vacation, the Timeshifter jet lag app can help them optimize their performance, enjoyment, and health when traveling.

Owned by one of the largest life insurers in the US, Haven Life is making it easier to buy affordable term life insurance online, so of course we are thrilled and honored to partner with them to solve jet lag, something that affects many of their policyholders and employees every year. Whether Haven Life policyholders or employees are traveling for business or going on vacation, the Timeshifter jet lag app can help them optimize their performance, enjoyment, and health when traveling.
— Mickey Beyer-Clausen, Timeshifter Co-founder & CEO

Timeshifter, winner of the National Sleep Foundation’s 2019 SleepTech® Award for ‘Best App’, was developed with Harvard Medical School Associate Professor Steven Lockley, Ph.D., based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience. Dr. Lockley is a world- renowned expert in circadian rhythms, sleep, and jet lag, and works with clients such as NASA Astronauts and Formula 1 drivers. With Timeshifter, travelers can create their own personalized jet lag plans based on their sleep pattern, chronotype, itinerary, and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin for even faster adaptation. Timeshifter’s investors include retired NASA Astronaut Michael López-Alegría and Air Canada Chairman Vagn Sørensen.

Driven by customer demand, Timeshifter is joining a range of other benefits Haven Life offer to its policyholders and employees, including access to fitness platform Aaptiv, online will provider Trust & Will, digital safe deposit box LifeSite, and MinuteClinic health services inside CVS and Target stores.

Our aim with Haven Life Plus is to forge a simpler, more rewarding path for engaging life insurance customers beyond the point of purchase. The primary purpose of life insurance will always be to protect your loved ones in case you die, but it can also be something that makes your life easier while you’re living.
— Yaron Ben-Zvi, Co-founder and CEO of Haven Life
Jet lag comes with significant financial and personal consequences. From short term risks like poor alertness and concentration to long term effects such as a greater risk for disease. Timeshifter is adding value to both Haven Life and their policyholders and employees. No one wants a sleepy driver behind the wheel of a rental car, nor do travelers want to be fatigued at an important business meeting or miss out on the first day of their vacation.
— Steven W. Lockley, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

Neither Haven Life nor its parent company MassMutual will access personally identifiable data about customers who use Timeshifter.

To learn more about the Timeshifter app and the jet lag science, visit www.timeshifter.com. To download the Timeshifter app, which comes with a complimentary jet lag plan, download the app on the App Store or Google Play.

NOTES TO EDITORS

Press kit:
http://www.timeshifter.com/havenlife-presskit

The science of jet lag:
www.timeshifter.com/the-science-of-jet-lag

About Timeshifter: Timeshifter® - The Jet Lag App® - is developed with world-renowned scientists, based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience. The same technology used by astronauts and elite athletes to perform at their best, is now available to you. With Timeshifter, you can create your own personalized jet lag plans based on your sleep pattern, chronotype, itinerary, and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin for even faster adaptation. Timeshifter incorporates a real-world Practicality FilterTM, ensuring that the advice is realistic and easy to follow; there is also a unique Quick TurnaroundTM feature for business travelers who want to be at their best during short business. An intuitive notification system provides the simple yet powerful advice, even while in-flight. For more information, visit www.timeshifter.com

About Haven Life: Haven Life is a life insurance startup, backed and wholly owned by MassMutual, that offers a simple online experience for buying high-quality and affordable coverage. Driven by a mission to make life less hard, Haven Life is committed to changing life insurance so that it's less time-consuming and far more rewarding. For more information, visit www.havenlife.com

Timeshifter raises seed funding, receives prestigious award, and is selected for Silicon Valley innovation program

Timeshifter raises seed funding, receives prestigious award, and is selected for Silicon Valley innovation program

New York (March 15, 2019) — Timeshifter® - The Jet Lag App® - today announced it will finalize $1.45 million in seed financing, and that it was selected to join the latest group of travel startups by celebrated Silicon Valley startup accelerator, investor, and corporate innovation platform Plug and Play.

Timeshifter, which also just received National Sleep Foundation’s 2019 SleepTech® Award for ‘Best App’ last week, is developed with Harvard Medical School Associate Professor, Steven Lockley, Ph.D., based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience. Dr. Lockley is a world-renowned expert in circadian rhythms, sleep, and jet lag. He has spent 25 years studying sleep, and works with clients such as NASA Astronauts and Formula 1 drivers on circadian management for optimal performance and health.

With Timeshifter, travelers can create their own easy-to-follow, personalized jet lag plans based on their sleep pattern, chronotype, itinerary, and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin for even faster adaptation. Timeshifter has already been recognized by leading media and hailed by its users, who have given it an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Timeshifter offers a foundation for improved sleep and jet lag reduction that simply doesn’t exist in the travel industry today. Without Timeshifter’s personalized approach, no traveler can tackle the underlying cause of jet lag, and optimize their performance, enjoyment, and health when traveling. We have seen a number of early engagements from several of our corporate travel and hospitality partners, which is a key indicator Timeshifter is poised to revolutionize the travel experience.
— Jordan Bray, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Plug and Play Travel & Hospitality

Timeshifter has joined the Batch 7 / Spring 2019 of Plug and Play’s Travel & Hospitality program. Plug and Play is an innovation platform in Silicon Valley that brings together the best startups, investors, and the world’s largest corporations. The Plug and Play team discovered Timeshifter personally, on a recent trip around the world, on which some used Timeshifter to successfully beat jet lag, while others did not and struggled as a consequence. While Plug and Play saw great potential in Timeshifter, it was up to their corporate partners to invite Timeshifter into the travel cohort. Plug and Play Travel’s partners include Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, CWT, and Star Alliance.

Timeshifter’s investors include retired NASA Astronaut Michael López-Alegría and Air Canada Chairman Vagn Sørensen. Timeshifter is now preparing for its series A to further enhance the app and accelerate business development.

The award from the National Sleep Foundation and our selection to join Plug and Play’s latest group of travel startups in Silicon Valley represent exciting validation of Timeshifter and its mission. Along with amazing feedback from our users, this recognition confirms our belief that science and smart technology can revolutionize the travel industry. Our new fundraising will allow us to further enhance the Timeshifter app and grow our business partnerships. The Timeshifter team is grateful for these votes of confidence.
— Timeshifter Co-founder & CEO, Mickey Beyer-Clausen

Notes to editors

Press kit:
www.timeshifter.com/raise-award-selection

The science of jet lag:
www.timeshifter.com/the-science-of-jet-lag

About Timeshifter: Timeshifter® - The Jet Lag App® - is developed with world-renowned scientists, based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience. The same technology used by astronauts and elite athletes to perform at their best, is now available to you. With Timeshifter, you can create your own personalized jet lag plans based on your sleep pattern, chronotype, itinerary, and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin for even faster adaptation. Timeshifter incorporates a real-world Practicality Filter™, ensuring that the advice is realistic and easy to follow; there is also a unique Quick Turnaround™ feature for business travelers who want to be at their best during short business. An intuitive notification system provides the simple yet powerful advice, even while in-flight. For more information, visit www.timeshifter.com

About Plug and Play: Plug and Play is a global innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley. They have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to accelerate technological advancement. Since inception in 2006, Plug and Play’s programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 20 locations globally, giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 6,000 startups and 280 official corporate partners, Plug and Play has created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. They provide active investments with 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and host more than 700 networking events per year. Companies in the Plug and Play community have raised over $7 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including PayPal, Dropbox, Danger, and Lending Club. For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com

About National Sleep Foundation: The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. As the global voice for sleep health, National Sleep Foundation's priority goals are to ensure that: 1. Sleep is used as a vital sign of health by medical professionals and the public; 2. The biological sleep/wake process is common knowledge; 3. Workplaces, schools, homes and transportation infrastructures are designed to be sleep-friendly; 4. Sleep science is rapidly incorporated into products and services. For more information, visit www.sleepfoundation.org

'Timeshifting - Jet lag is history' panel at Web Summit 2018

'Timeshifting - Jet lag is history' panel at Web Summit 2018

Recording of the ’Timeshifting - Jet lag is history’ panel at Web Summit 2018.

Former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino and Timeshifter co-founders, entrepreneur Mickey Beyer-Clausen and Dr. Steven Lockley, a world-renowned circadian neuroscientist from Harvard Medical School, take us through the issues facing global travelers today and the science they converted into the cure.

Learn how Timeshifter® - The Jet Lag App® - can help you shift your circadian rhythm quickly to align with your destination and avoid the struggles of jet lag. Dr. Lockley explains the simple actions prescribed by Timeshifter's proprietary algorithm that can enhance performance, while Massimino talks about Timeshifting on earth and in space.