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Sunnyside Raises $11.5M to Fuel AI Mindful Drinking Coach 'Sunny'

  • Sunnyside secures $11.5 million for its AI-driven mindful drinking coach, "Sunny," in Series A funding.
  • Priced at $99 per year, Sunnyside's app offers daily tracking, coaching, community chat, and challenges.
  • Sunnyside appoints Steve Lloyd and introduces "Sunny," transforming alcohol consumption with AI-driven personalized support.

Sunnyside, an app fostering mindful drinking habits, secures $11.5 million in Series A funding, spearheaded by Motley Fool Ventures. The investment will facilitate the launch of Sunnyside's AI-driven mindful drinking coach, "Sunny." 

The app promotes a positive and personalized approach to reducing alcohol consumption, tapping into the growing trend of sober curiosity and healthy drinking habits.

Comprehensive features for Mindful Drinking

Priced at $99 per year, Sunnyside's app offers features like daily drink tracking, SMS reminders, one-on-one coaching, and community chat. Users can participate in challenges and leverage an analytics dashboard to monitor saved money and calories. 

The app's holistic approach aims to empower users to cut back on alcohol consumption, with the support of both human coaches and the newly introduced AI coach, "Sunny."

Steve Lloyd joins as Chief Product and Technology Officer

Sunnyside welcomes Steve Lloyd, former Chief Product and Technology Officer at Strava, to its team. Lloyd's personal experience with Sunnyside's impact on his drinking habits aligns with the company's mission. 

Sunnyside's AI coach, built on ChatGPT, enhances the coaching experience, providing personalized recommendations to support users on their mindful drinking journey.

Transforming alcohol consumption with a personalized touch

Founded in 2020, Sunnyside has raised $14.6 million and helped over 200,000 people reduce their alcohol intake by 32% on average. The company's commitment to a personalized and supportive approach sets it apart in the alcohol health services market. It aims to become a household name for those seeking to change their relationship with alcohol.

Edited by Shruti Thapa