Artificial intelligence to empower people to pursue happiness

What’s the next human quest? Clean energy? Space exploration? We believe that it’s the human mind.

After all, how can we save the planet or conquer the universe without understanding ourselves? How can humankind achieve great things while almost 2 billion people, a quarter of the world’s population is suffering from emotional health issues? 

Everyone faces emotional challenges in life, and sometimes they can get really heavy, like experiencing severe stress, anxiety or depression. However, studies show that it can take 10 years for someone to find adequate treatment.

Youper was born from the idea that everyone can become the best version of themselves, like being a super you. In fact, Youper comes from the combination of the words You + Super. We’re using Artificial Intelligence to understand human emotions and empower people to take care of their emotional health. 

Whether someone is dealing with anxiety or depression, or improving themselves to be more productive or creative, we created Youper to be an assistant by the side of everyone in their journey towards happiness.

Meet the team

Jose Hamilton Vargas, MD
Co-founder & CEO

Jose Hamilton is a clinical psychiatrist, author, and entrepreneur on a mission to change how people take care of their minds.

Diego Dotta Couto
Co-founder & CPO

Diego is a mix of designer, software engineer, and behavioral scientist, passionate about understanding users’ needs and creating amazing experiences for them.

Thiago Marafon
Co-founder & CTO

Thiago is a computer scientist that cares most about leading people to use technology to solve challenging problems.

Andrea Niles, PhD

Andrea Niles, PhD
Director of Science & Research

Andrea is a clinical psychological scientist. Her passion is harnessing data to improve mental health treatments and using technology to disseminate them broadly.

Fabio Berger
Full Stack Developer

Fabio is a full stack developer, passionate about technology and always aimed to create custom solutions for user needs.

Otacilio Oliveira
Full Stack Developer

Otacilio Oliveira is a Full-Stack Developer fascinated about how technology can make things accessible.

Chris Ahn
Head of Marketing

Chris is a customer-focused marketing professional, with a deep passion for mobile ad tech innovation, data-driven, and ROI-focused marketing investments.

Tamea Lanz
Customer Care Expert

Tamea is a passionate and patient problem solver and eager to assist you via the Youper customer support channels. She’s also enthusiastic about technology and helping people in general.

Daniel Antonio da Silva
Data Engineer

Daniel is a Data Engineer passionate about software development, research, and diffusion of solutions related to machine learning, data science, natural language processing, and its advances.