Jason Tafler, Founder & CEO of Unyte, has been interested in health and the body’s natural healing processes for as long as he can remember. He always knew he wanted to make a difference in the field of health and wellness. What he didn’t know was the path life would take him to get there.
In January 2016, Jason was rushed to the hospital with a serious health condition. In the thick of being treated for life-threatening internal bleeding, he realized the only thing he cared about was living to see his wife and son again.
At the time, Jason was the EVP & Chief Digital Officer of Rogers Communications, a $30B Canadian telecom company. He had also run a marketing technology company in the US called PointRoll that scaled to over $100M in revenue.
But this focus on achievement and work—putting in 70 to 80 hours of work a week for two decades—had taken a toll. He knew he had to make a lifestyle change. From his hospital bed, Jason began to meditate daily. He credits many factors to his recovery, but he feels meditation was an incredibly important element of his healing process. He decided he wanted to share what he had learned, so he founded Unyte and acquired meditation technology from a company called Wild Divine to bring his vision to life.
A 15 Year Foundation
Unyte is based on technology that we acquired from a company called Wild Divine, which sold tens of thousands of biofeedback devices in 60 countries over 15 years, and whose products were referenced in over 100 scientific journal articles. Wild Divine was a true pioneer in mind-body technology, and we are very grateful for all of their dedication to creating a foundation that Unyte is building upon.