Prince Harry is now CTO at a Silicon Valley startup

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Prince Harry is now CTO at a Silicon Valley startup


Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, chat with Oprah Winfrey earlier this month.

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You can now address Prince Harry under a new title: Chief of Impact.

That’s the job the Duke of Sussex held at BetterUp, a San Francisco-based startup focused on coaching and mental health. BetterUp “brings together world-class experts in coaching, AI technology and behavioral science” to help people live “more meaningful and dynamic lives with greater clarity, purpose and passion.” the company states on its website.

Harry, who is no longer an active member of the British Royal Family, has been outspoken about his mental health issues following the death of his mother, Princess Diana, in a car crash in Paris in 1997. The new job of the Duke, reported earlier Tuesday by the Wall Street Journal, comes on the heels of a explosive interview he and his wife, Meghan Markle, gave Oprah Winfrey earlier this month.

The Duke said in a statement he was “really excited” to join BetterUp.

“I firmly believe that focusing on and prioritizing our mental health unlocks potential and opportunity that we didn’t know we had within us,” he said in a statement posted on the company’s website. .

BetterUp was founded in 2013 and has approximately 270 employees. In February, he announced that he had raised $ 125 million in Series D fundraising, which earned him $ 1.73 billion. But Harry’s role in the business won’t include direct reporting, focusing instead on product strategy and corporate giving.

In recent years, Harry has slammed the British tabloids for the negative coverage of his wife, who told Winfrey earlier this month that she had endured “constant” suicidal thoughts and that no one in the palace would help her. .

Since moving to California last year, the royal couple have also signed big deals with Netflix and Spotify.

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