by Jasmine Batchelor
May 7, 2019
Helena Plater-Zyberk has spent her career in AI-driven product development and user engagement across digital health, EdTech, FinTech, and digital media.
She is the Co-Founder of Supportiv, the 2019 winner of the SXSW pitch competition for society and culture. The AI-driven digital mental wellness platform is tackling the loneliness epidemic with real-time, hyper-targeted, human-moderated peer support groups on any topic. Supportiv uses AI/Natural Language Processing to match users with one another in under 1 minute, and to auto-surface personalized content and service referrals instantly as peer recommendation hyperlinks. It delivers instantaneous, mass-market accessible mental health care for the 80% of adults with typical work stress, family pressures, sadness, anxiety or loneliness, who don’t want or need a therapist.
Helena is also the former CEO of SimpleTherapy which serves Aetna, Humana and Fortune 50 clients with an AI-driven at-home physical therapy substitute based on adaptive learning, making musculoskeletal pain recovery affordable and accessible, with zero clinic visits.
Previously, she was Executive Director of Scholastic Inc.’s $500 MM education technology services business unit (acquired by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), productized machine learning-based FinTech solutions for Alacra (acquired by Opus Global), and was the former Director of Strategy and Consumer Insights at Condé Nast, the media behemoth that publishes over 20 name brands including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Wired.