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Glorify, an app that helps people fight anxiety through religion, bags $40M

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Technology is playing a crucial role in our lives in unprecedented ways, and the smartphone is a perfect example. While many believe mobile phones are used to connect with a shallow digital world, Glorify, a London-based company has designed an app to help Christians strengthen their daily connection to God. 

Based on the premise that regular connections with God help people fight anxiety, sleep better, and support their overall wellbeing, the UK company empowers all Christians to reflect and enjoy their daily quiet time on their terms. 

Secured $40M

Recently, Glorify has secured $40M in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Other investors include SoftBank Latin America Fund, K5 Global, and prominent individual investors including Kris Jenner, Corey Gamble, Michael Ovitz, Michael Bublé, Jason Derulo, the founders of Candy Crush, also participated.

The latest funding will enable the company to scale its operation, expand its team internationally, create new exclusive content, and meet and serve customer demand from Christians around the globe.

“When we first came up with the concept for Glorify, we knew we were onto something big, but as we met with investors, it soon became clear that we’ve managed to capture lightning in a bottle,” said Ed Beccle, co-Founder of Glorify. 

“So much of what is out there doesn’t resonate with people today. But with Glorify, we’ve created an experience that not only helps Christians maximize their daily quiet time in a way that fits their lifestyle and personal needs but empowers Christians, young and old, to open themselves up to faith again. And, it’s only the beginning,” he added.

How was Glorify born?

Henry, the son of Ken Costa, a veteran investment banker, and Christian leader and who is also chairman of Glorify, wanted to address the growing problem of anxiety and sleep through technology and his faith in religion. 

He realised many Christians had the desire to pray and create structure around their quiet time but often found themselves without time or the best resources at hand.

Thus, Glorify was born!

Helps people fight anxiety through religion

Founded by Ed Beccle and Henry Costa in 2020, Glorify is a Christian Daily Worship and well-being app designed to strengthen a user’s relationship with God.

During users’ interaction with the app, they are greeted with an inspiring quote, followed by a curated worship routine that consists of bite-size Bible passages, a devotional, and reflection. 

From there, users can continue their spiritual journey by exploring additional content, including exclusive music, prayers, and meditations. 

With new content uploaded to users daily, Glorify aims to become a habitual app, promoting positive and life-changing habits for users through their connection with God.

The Glorify app is available for free on iOS or Android.

Investor

Based out of Menlo Park, California, Andreessen Horowitz is a venture capital firm specialising in investing in seed, start-ups, early, mid-stage, growth, and late stage. 

The company invests across the consumer, enterprise, bio/healthcare, crypto, and fintech spaces. The company has $19.2B in assets under management across multiple funds, including the $1.4B Bio funds, the $3.1B Crypto funds, and the Cultural Leadership Fund.

“The Christian community is both incredibly social and global but has historically been underserved by new technologies. Glorify is changing this with a best-in-class mobile app featuring individual and community-driven experiences, designed specifically for the Christian community. We’re excited to support Ed and Henry and the entire Glorify team as they continue innovating on the product, growing their exclusive content library, and connecting Christians in new markets around the world,” says Connie Chan, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz.

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