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This NYC Startup Just Raised $4.5M to Spread Happiness with a Millennial Twist

Did you ever wish that the people who care for you did so in a more productive way? Instead of scolding you, they encouraged you to be yourself? Well now there is a company that is unabashedly empowering you to take steps to act within what actually works for you. With Greatist, the mission is to spread the mentality of sticking with what you love doing, because that is the way to true health.

CEO and cofounder Derek Flanzraich tells us about his path towards spreading his vision, as well as how he single handedly raised funding for the company.

Who were your investors and how much did you raise?

Greatist raised a $4.5M Series A round which was led by Floodgate Fund along with investors including Strauss Zelnick (ZelnickMedia), David Bach (FinishRich), Andy Russell (DailyCandy, Thrillist, PureWow), John Gardner (Learnvest), David Pecker (AMI), and Startup Health.

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