Jo Aggarwal

Jo Aggarwal

CEO and founder of Wysa, AI for mental health.

Twitter: jo4dev
Accredited investor
Member since June 03, 2021
Problem solver, favorite measure: self-efficacy. Solving for mental health at scale, built Wysa, helped millions of users in 65 countries. Quote_down
  • About
Investor interests
Type of investor Angel
Credentials Accredited Investor
Investments made Brain4ce
Advisory positions Aspiring Minds, Edureka

I am a(n):


Companies I work or worked for:
Pearson Education, Tata Group
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Stevie Silver Award, Global Telecom Business Innovation Award, Build Wysa that has prevented hundreds of suicides and helped millions with mental health.

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Wikipedia, Whatsapp

Why did you start your company or why do you want to innovate inside your company?

To have a bigger canvas to experiment on, to live and die by market feedback and not internal politics.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Frustrating: being a human battery for everyone else. Rewarding: Ability to design an organisation around one's values.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Seeking validation from anyone except user behavior.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1) Revenue is to be celebrated, not fundraises
2) Company lives and dies with momentum - if market doesn't give it to you, create other permissionless constructs to keep moving forward in 2-week cycles.
3) Good investors make you think you can achieve your goals. Bad investors try to turn you into the last big exit in the space.

Full bio

Solving some of the world's most pressing issues with tech enabled, direct to user solutions. Passionate about disintermediating govts and corporates, creating efficient permissionless paths to support for those in need. Past: Employability and youth empowerment during Middle east conflict for which I won Stevie / Global Telecom Business Innovation Awards for my tech for dev work.

Now going to the root of it all : Mental Health

Believes that as far as mental health is concerned, that the world is on fire, and there are no fire brigades coming. Working to put fire extinguisher in every pocket with Wysa: an emotionally sensitive AI bot that has already saved 30 lives and is used by over a million people from 30 countries across the world, with certified clinical safety and peer reviewed efficacy.