About Qappy


How we got started

We started Qappy because we wanted to be happy. Yet, when we began our journey, we found it difficult. Most people we knew had happy moments, but were they sustainably happy? There was a lot of interesting research, but it lacked practical tips and how-to. There was a lot of philosophy, but it required dedication and discipline. In short, it was hard, and often dull.

We wanted happiness to be fun. We wanted happiness to be practical. We wanted happiness for everyone.










How we got started

We started Qappy because we wanted to be happy. Yet, when we began our journey, we found it difficult. Most people we knew had happy moments, but were they sustainably happy? There was a lot of interesting research, but it lacked practical tips and how-to. There was a lot of philosophy, but it required dedication and discipline. In short, it was hard, and often dull.


We wanted happiness to be fun. We wanted happiness to be practical. We wanted happiness for everyone.


The people behind Qappy



Irina Iovita
Co-founder & Co-CEO


After a few years running a fintech business, Irina struggled with burnout and decided to prioritise her health and happiness. She trained as a Happiness Facilitator and teamed up with Pontus and Rickard to create Qappy. She loves reading, dogs and her regular meditation practice.


Pontus Lofquist
Co-founder & Co-CEO


Pontus spent a decade working in strategy consulting when he realised he wanted a greater sense of purpose in his life. He trained as a Happiness Facilitator and now wants Qappy to give everyone a chance to take on a discovery journey and find more meaning and happiness. He loves nature, computer games and his regular gratitude practice.


Rickard Nyman
Co-founder & CTO


A trained mathematician with a PhD in data science from UCL. Rickard loves using tech and especially AI and machine learning to understand behaviour. Part of the UCL clinical, educational and health psychology department, he is passionate about bringing the science of happiness to life in the Qappy products. Rickard is a keen fell runner and cyclist, and is always up for trying new healthy habits.


The people behind Qappy


Irina Iovita
Co-founder & Co-CEO



After a few years running a fintech business, Irina struggled with burnout and decided to prioritise her health and happiness. She trained as a Happiness Facilitator and teamed up with Pontus and Rickard to create Qappy. She loves reading, dogs and her regular meditation practice.


Pontus Lofquist
Co-founder & Co-CEO



Pontus spent a decade working in strategy consulting when he realised he wanted a greater sense of purpose in his life. He trained as a Happiness Facilitator and now wants Qappy to give everyone a chance to take on a discovery journey and find more meaning and happiness. He loves nature, computer games and his regular gratitude practice.


Rickard Nyman
Co-founder & CTO



A trained mathematician with a PhD in data science from UCL. Rickard loves using tech and especially AI and machine learning to understand behaviour. Part of the UCL clinical, educational and health psychology department, he is passionate about bringing the science of happiness to life in the Qappy products. Rickard is a keen fell runner and cyclist, and is always up for trying new healthy habits.