We are a company that lives and innovates at the intersection of industrial design, wellness, technology, and music. Our mission is to elevate mental health and facilitate access to higher states of self-awareness for millions of people.
Why the name “OpenSeed” ?
A seed is a symbol of life, new beginnings, and infinite possibilities. Within it are instructions and resources for growth. When we practice meditation, we learn to access our own resources and create new realities of abundance that are nurtured through our intentions.
Jonathan Marcoschamer – Founder & CEO.
After learning the ancient meditation practice of Vipassana, Jonathan became aware of the power of meditation and understood that it’s a skill that everyone should learn and practice. The idea for the pod came while sitting in an open-floor office space with nowhere to go that was quiet and private. He envisioned a pod that allowed anyone to practice different meditation and relaxation techniques
Jonathan has over 20 years of experience working in the start-up ecosystem as an analyst, consultant, executive, and entrepreneur. He has co-founded multiple companies including Ecoist, an eco- friendly accessory brand, Rock50, a fitness concept backed by Zumba, and WhereMindsCreate, an interactive marketing agency. As a musician and entrepreneur, he weaves his passions to manifest projects that elevate human consciousness.
Deepak Chopra, MD – Advisor
A world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. He is the author of over 90 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”He is the founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality. www.deepakchopra.com
Yves Behar – Advisor
Award-winning designer. Founder and CEO fuseproject, Co-founder and CCO August, Co-founder Canopy, Co-founder and CCO FORME Life.
Deepak Mulchandani – Hardware & Tech Advisor
Former SVP of Product Engineering at Peloton Interactive. More than 25 years experience (Google, Barnes & Noble, and Hewlett-Packard) LinkedIn
Jay Vidyarthi – UX/UI Advisor
Former head of UX at Muse (brain-sensing headbad). More than 15 years experience in UX and early stage companies. Now head of Still Ape, the world’s first UX design studio focused exclusively on mindfulness, compassion, and wellbeing. LinkedIn
Tom Johnston – Advisor
Amanda Gilbert is a meditation teacher, speaker, lecturer of mindfulness at the University of Southern California, and the author of Kindness Now: A 28-Day Guide to Living with Authenticity, Intention and Compassion. Before dedicating herself to teaching full-time, Amanda was Center Director for The Aging Metabolism and Emotions Center at the University of California San Francisco, conducting clinical research and publishing investigations on the biological and psychological effects of mindfulness and meditation. Her formal meditation training has been with UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, in Primordial Sound Meditation with Deepak Chopra and within the Insight Meditation tradition at InsightLA. Amanda’s teachings span from coast to coast in the US as well as online. She has led meditation for top companies and startups like NBC, Paramount Pictures, The W Hotels, Merrill Lynch, Macy’s and YouTube.
Jasmyn Russell – Content Producer.
A passionately devoted pupil of mindfulness, meditation, and overall holistic health. Lover of the arts, food, and interpersonal connection, she uses multiple mediums to bring others to the ease of one-pointed concentration, self-awareness and self-acceptance. Jasmyn has over 11 years of experience in the practice and guidance of meditation, mindfulness and yoga.
Eepos IT – Development Partners
A passionate, knowledgeable, and caffeinated team that specializes in building, designing and branding your mobile apps and website
Brand design studio with an extensive expertise in art direction, concept development, ecommerce, packaging and print design.