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Floreo featured in the New York Times

By Vijay | Jun 14, 2022

I am very proud to share with you this profile of Floreo from today’s New York Times, which provides an excellent perspective on our technology, as well as examples of a few of the amazing partners who deliver therapeutic services utilizing our platform.

We founded Floreo in 2016 with a vision of a world that is open and accessible for every neurodiverse person. Since then we have been working to create the first behavioral therapy metaverse, a virtual world that is safe and navigable for learners, equipping them with skills and tools they can apply in their everyday lives by utilizing our virtual reality platform.

To-date, Floreo has provided services in the form of over 38,000 lessons taught to individuals in 20+ countries, and we are still at the early stages of fully scaling our company. The members of our community are at the core of everything we do—-they are on the front lines, delivering services to thousands of individuals who benefit from their commitment, talent and their kindness. 

We are just getting started! Thank you to all the educators, therapists and families who have supported us on this journey to date.

About the Author


Inspired by his experience as an autism father and his child’s first experience with VR, Vijay Ravindran founded Floreo. Vijay started his career as an engineer and leader at Amazon in its early retail days before dedicating himself to impact-oriented leadership opportunities that have taken him from building key voter technology used by the Obama campaign in 2008 to Chief Digital Officer at The Washington Post Company. Vijay lives in Washington DC with his wife, two Star Wars obsessed kids, and hundreds of Transformers robots which he doesn’t let his kids play with. Outside of work, when he’s not rooting on his beloved Oklahoma Sooners, you can find him on the tennis courts.