Maneesh Singh Sethi is a young entrepreneur and an author. He is an American who is best known for founding behavior influencing band Pavlok. Maneesh was born on November 4, 1987, in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. Sethi spent his early years in Fair Oaks, Sacramento, California. He is the brother of American advisor and investor. Ramit Sethi.
His parents are Prab Sethi and Neelam Sethi. He is an alumnus of Bella Vista High School. He graduated as the valedictorian in 2005. In the same year, Sethi entered Stanford University where studied Science, Technology, and society. There no records of him being married or having children.
In 2008, Sethi took a leave of absence from Stanford and authored several books. He started writing software and tutoring other young people on how to design games and programming. His first book titled “Game Programming for Teens” was written when he was 14 years old. He also started a web design company called StandardDesign.
In 2010, he founded a blog on self-improvement and traveling. The blog was called Hack the System. Interestingly, Sethi hired a woman to slap him whenever he was not focused on his work. This drew so much attention, Hack the System was featured on popular sites including Huffington Post, NY Daily News, and CNET. In 2013, he launched the groundbreaking Behavioral Technology group.
A year after its launch, Behavioral Technology Group launched its first product, Pavlok. Pavlok is a band that is worn to alter moods and helps people break habits. This device works like aversion therapy. Users are also able to develop new positive habits. In 2015, Maneesh was entered into the Masschallenge startup accelerator program using Pavlok.
He soon pitched Pavlok on the season seven finale of the Shark Tank. When he appeared on the show, he requested for a $500,000 investment in return for 3.14% equity. He was turned down by Mark Cuban but one member Kevin O’Leary wanted to make a deal with him but he did not accept it.
Sethi started to raise funds through angel Investments for Pavlok. Maneesh used Indiegogo to launch a campaign for Pavlok. He used Bolt for hardware protection until he finally moved into Pavlok’s office called WeWork in October 2014. Pavlok is the first technological device that is known to use shock to help people stop bad habits.
The device shocks you when you are doing things you do not want to do such as biting your nails, sitting for too long, putting your alarm on snooze, spending too much time on social media, and even going to fast food restaurants. Also, the device is known to help people maintain personal habits like exercising, writing, learning a new language, and meditating.
How much is Pavlok Net Worth in 2017
The net worth of Maneesh Sethi has not been revealed but Pavlok’s total equity funding is $200,000 in 2 rounds from 6 investors. The investors include Bolt, David Asprey, IncWell, JJ Virgin, Ramit Sethi, and Scott N. Miller.
Maneesh Sethi is a sensational entrepreneur whose inventions made him popular. He is known for his inventions in technology. He is also acknowledged for being able to start a business and attain success at a young age.