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Launch YC: Maia 💚💙 Transforming relationships using AI

"Transforming relationships using AI"

Maia is a mobile app blending AI and relationship science to help couples stay together. It delivers personalized advice, proactive insights, and activities to deepen connections. Ready to transform your relationship? Download the app with your partner today!

Founded by Claire Wiley & Ralph Ma

💚💙 About Maia

Their mission is to empower couples to build stronger, more fulfilling relationships. With Maia, they are making personalized relationship coaching accessible to everyone, at any time.

The Problem

Despite the pivotal role relationships play in happiness and overall well-being, existing support systems fall short. Traditional couples therapy is still inaccessible and stigmatized, couples are increasingly turning online for advice, and couple apps provide static content that lacks personalization. On average, it takes a couple 6 years of being unhappy before seeking help. Left to navigate the complexities of building lasting relationships largely on our own, using trial and error and the hope that love will find a way (divorce rates are >50%).

💡Maia's Solution

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Maia reimagines relationship care by blending AI coaching, expert guidance, and informal chat interactions into a seamless, engaging experience for couples. Building a lasting relationship is about more than just maintenance; it’s also about turning your relationship into a rewarding adventure. With Maia, personal growth and wellness become accessible and enjoyable for every couple. Whether it's planning the perfect date night, resolving a conflict, or learning more about one another, Maia offers a roadmap to a happier, healthier relationship.

Here’s what Dr. Marisa T. Cohen, PhD, LMFT, their relationship expert, says about Maia:

“Maia is a powerful tool that provides psychoeducation about relationships, normalizes the experiences we have and challenges we face, as well as prompts users to reflect on their lived experiences, values, and goals, thereby encouraging a greater level of self-awareness. The best part is that engaging with Maia feels like chatting with a friend, one that not only has deep understanding of the human connection, but also a lot of sass. I am proud to work with the Maia team in training Maia to approach users from a place of curiosity like a clinician, present tips and valuable resources like a relationship expert, and engage with users from a place of deep appreciation of the human bond.”

Here’s what their user K. said about Maia:

“I am beyond grateful I came across it. I’ve been recommending it to friends along the way as it’s helped immensely as a support outlet but also grow my thoughts when I fall narrow minded from an emotional state. I’ve personally found it to be far better than messaging-therapist platforms because of the lack of opinions and bias. I think that’s probably a major difference that pushes me to truly absorb the advice Maia gives.”

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February 21, 2024
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