Cognomie is changing the conversation around mental health, by delivering coaching to multinational companies via a community of 350+ highly qualified coaches and proprietary tech. To date they have worked with the likes of Merck, LVMH, Ford & NHS and exceeded 20/21 revenue after only 6 months.

  • Global mental wellbeing market estimated at $120bn with 7% CAGR
  • Global multinationals supported inc. Merck, LVMH, Ford & NHS
  • £225k investment (’19), exceeded 20/21 revenue after only 6 months.
  • Growing pool of 350 highly qualified coaches in our network


Imagine a world where mental ill-health is a thing of the past because people understand themselves better and are in control of their mental health.

In a world where every year 1 in 4 people experience a mental health issue, we founded Cognomie in 2019 to proactively build mental fitness in organisations. We do so by providing access to coaching (1 to 1 sessions & workshops) to multinational companies, via a tech-based platform. Whilst other companies seek to use technology-only approaches, we provide real human connections, at scale, aiming to prevent mental illness.

Since launching and securing our first investment round of £225k in 2019, we’ve worked with 50 global corporates incl. Ford, LVMH and Merck, and exceeded 20/21 revenue after only 6 months (£192k Apr-Oct ‘21, P&L: £24k). We have established distribution partnerships globally and also working with students from a top UK university to further our research on mental health in young people.

The global mental wellbeing market is estimated at $120bn with 7% CAGR. With our scalable B2B coaching solution we are aiming to take advantage of that growth, with subscription packages for coaching and resources, to deliver on our mission to make it accessible to anyone.

We are raising to scale up sales and marketing, further develop our technology and to take on key hires.


John Young, CEO and Co-Founder

He leads the strategic direction of the business. With extensive experience of working in healthcare communications and founding businesses in diverse fields including advertising, coaching and training (Cormis, recently acquired), innovation consultancy and smoking cessation (Tobacco Free World).

Kate Hesk, Chief People Officer and Co-Founder

She leads our Global Coach Community. Formerly a senior healthcare executive (J&J). She has previous experience building and leading coaching/ leadership consultancies and has previously grown a social enterprise and a global commercial organisation (Director and Managing Partner of TPC Leadership). Kate is our subject matter expert and thought leader on Mental Fitness.

Tim Kneen, CCO and Co-Founder

He leads our Commercial and Sales Operations. He has decades of experience leading and growing large corporate businesses across the globe (Executive President - Merck, CCO - Theramex). Tim brings extensive experience in leadership, data and finance.

Andy Biggs, CTO

With many years’ experience building and delivering digital products, with a particular focus on leveraging data and AI, Andy leads our contracted technology team. He previously led investment operations for KPMG Capital in Europe.​ Andy is a shareholder in Cognomie and due to be appointed a Director shortly after this investment round.