A startup offering alternative pain-management options to chronic pain sufferers has raised $3.5 million in its first funding round. 

MoreGoodDays has built an integrated system of online learning and personalised support to help people manage the pain that comes from conditions like fibromyalgia. 

The funding round was led by Blackbird Ventures, and included allocations from the Snow Foundation and Giant Leap.

Founded by Neala Fulia and Helena Ngo, the company offers a 12 week course that includes online learning and resources and fortnightly calls with a coach who has suffered from the condition. It’s built on evidence-based solutions that embrace holistic treatment across emotional and physical factors, what you eat and how you sleep. 

“Giant Leap are proud to support Neala and Helena and their team on their mission to improve the lives of people suffering with chronic pain.” said Adam Milgrom, partner at Giant Leap. 

“We’ve seen digital therapies, like MoreGoodDays, deliver incredible improvements to patient outcomes whilst also reducing healthcare costs. They not only change individual lives for the better, but also free up the healthcare system to focus on other issues.” 

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, and due to the challenges of making a definitive diagnosis, it’s often called a syndrome. 

It most commonly involves widespread pain and tenderness in many parts of the body, as well as problems with sleep, memory, mood, and fatigue. 

Traditional treatments for the individual symptoms, like back pain, have tended towards the use of pain killers and potentially surgery. The founders of MoreGoodDays recognised there were few alternative options, and that education was a really important place to start. 

The company was supported by the Startmate Founders Fellowship.

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