Mazlo Raises $10M, Launches Suite of Personal Development Programs

Funding led by Polaris Partners to support continued development of
online programs combining human coaching with digital learning

a Seattle-based company that combines the expert guidance and human
connection of in-person coaching with the convenience of digital
content, announced today it has raised $10 million and has launched a
suite of “learn by doing” personal development programs.

The company’s programs help clients develop a range of skills, including
mindfulness meditation, conversational agility, positive body language,
mindful eating, strength and range of motion, constructive criticism,
confident speaking, and time management.

Mazlo’s funding was led by its founders, including Polaris Partners. The
funding will be used to develop the technology platform, create and
develop additional programs, and fuel the launch to
self-improvement-minded consumers and progressive employers.

“We saw an opportunity to apply what we had learned about coaching and
behavior change while building our last company, Free & Clear, which
became the leader in tobacco cessation,” said Tim Kilgallon, Mazlo’s
co-founder and CEO. “Mazlo leverages the effectiveness of daily
repetition and human accountability while embracing the realities of
hectic schedules and undulating motivation levels. It’s self-help
transformed into a service.”

Mazlo’s clients practice 10 minutes a day over two weeks to develop
powerful new habits through daily, real-life practice and a continuous
feedback loop with a dedicated coach. Clients are paired with coaches
who have deep subject-matter expertise, along with accountability and
counseling skills.

The online programs offer several key features to help individuals reach
their potential, including:

  • A two-week curriculum made up of daily, ten-minute practical activities
  • Programs designed and presented by prominent subject-matter experts
  • A mobile-friendly user interface that delivers each day’s activity and
    facilitates daily interaction with a personal coach
  • Interactive exercises for reflection, practice, and real-life planning
  • Private, 1:1 daily coaching delivered asynchronously via personal
    video message or written message

Mazlo differs from traditional self-improvement approaches like books,
online courses, classes, and in-person coaching. Volumes of information
on a given topic are distilled into short, daily, practical exercises
delivered in convenient, affordable, and personalized two-week coaching
programs. Mazlo’s unique approach generates engagement rates that
greatly exceed those of typical learning programs.

While Mazlo is directly available to consumers, it is also an innovative
solution for employers and managers who want to offer their teams a
choice of coaching programs for professional development. Mazlo’s
professional suite of programs include the following topics: Confident
Speaking, Positive Body Language, Business Etiquette, Constructive
Criticism, and Business Writing.

For more information about Mazlo, visit

About Mazlo

Mazlo is a Seattle-based company that helps people reach their full
potential for personal and professional development with just ten
minutes a day of real-life practice supported by private 1:1 coaching.
Mazlo’s suite of “learn by doing” coaching programs include mindfulness
and fitness routines and social and business skills. Mazlo is directly
available to consumers and is an innovative solution for employers who
want to provide consumer-grade professional development to employees. To
learn more, visit

About Polaris Partners

Polaris Partners invests in exceptional technology and healthcare
companies across all stages of their life cycles. With offices in
Boston, San Francisco, and Dublin, we partner globally with an
unparalleled network of repeat entrepreneurs, top scientists and
emerging innovators who are making significant contributions in their
fields and vastly improving the way in which we live and work.


Sharen Ross, 509-341-4453