Hallow Inc.


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Hallow Inc. is an American a catholic meditation app company. The company was founded in 2018 by Alex Jones and is based in Chicago.

Hallow is a prayer app that offers guided meditation sessions to help us grow in our faith & spiritual lives and find peace in God.

Website

hallow.app

# Founders

3

# Employees

12

Location

Chicago

Instagram

@hallowapp (29.1K followers)

Facebook

Hallow Inc. (10.3K followers)

Twitter

@hallowapp (1.26K followers)

Website Rank

2,856,243

Business Started

June 2018

YouTube

Hallow Inc. (1.85K subscribers)

Business Type

software

Business Idea

Christian faith-based products business

Industry

Watches & Jewelry (Consumer)

Company History

Alex Jones details the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Hallow Inc.?

Hallow is very much the fruit of a personal journey. Each of us on the founding team are exactly the target market.

> The question then immediately followed: "how can we get these prayer techniques out into the world in an accessible, intuitive, convenient format?" and it didn't take long for a mobile app to win out. A week later, I quit my job in consulting to begin, and Hallow was born.

We are young adults who were in stressful environments, had Catholic backgrounds, but were somewhat limited in our own personal relationships with God. More specifically, prayer felt mostly one-sided and somewhat repetitive. I would tell God about my day, thank Him for things, apologize for other things, and ask for a few requests, but hardly ever spent time in silence with Him or listening for what He was saying to me. The only real prayers that I practiced otherwise were ones I had memorized - Our Father, Hail Mary, etc. While these are very powerful in their own right, it does not allow for the two-way conversation required to form a relationship.

The last key factor was that things were crazy and stressful amongst the busyness of the working world, and so we tried to find a way to bring ourselves peace. I myself turned to meditation through a popular mindfulness app. Our co-founder, Erich, turned to nature and hiking to find peace in silence and disconnecting. In each case for our team, our methods were effective but not fully satisfactory and felt like they were lacking in spirituality and were disconnected from our Christian faith.

The natural question to follow then was, "Is there any kind of intersection between our Christian faith, and these types of contemplative, reflective, and calming practices?" After a few months of research talking to friends, family, professors, religious brothers and sisters, priests, and reading many books, it was clear that there are plenty of tried and true methods of prayer at this intersection.

After learning about them, we implemented them into our personal prayer lives and found them to be extremely impactful. The question then immediately followed: "how can we get these prayer techniques out into the world in an accessible, intuitive, convenient format?" and it didn't take long for a mobile app to win out. A week later, I quit my job in consulting to begin, and Hallow was born.

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