memoryOS becomes the Most Funded App in Kickstarter History and Receives a Project We Love Acknowledgment!

Ed-tech startup memoryOS already raised over $615,000 on Kickstarter to help people “Sherlock” their memory

memoryOS Launches on Kickstarter!

This New memoryOS Technology Will Awaken The Sherlock in You

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Within 31 days (June 1- July 3, 2021), memoryOS, a memory training app, has become the most funded app in Kickstarter history. The company received $642,014 from 2862 backers to help bring its mission to life. The first version of memoryOS will be available on mobile and then shortly after that on desktop, web and VR.


memoryOS is honored to be part of the Kickstarter space alongside other great projects! We say great because it takes greatness, courage, and persistence to become fully funded on Kickstarter. Each pledge and supporter are drops to our waterfall of memoryOS, becoming 6400% funded to make memorization skills the new norm! 


Many walks of life have backed memoryOS - humans from all over the globe contributed to the success on Kickstarter. We were fortunate to communicate with hundreds of users in the form of a phone call to hear their dogmas on memory. This was when our Kickstarter work began to happen before the actual launch date. We also spent countless hours researching down the rabbit hole of crowdfunding tips and tricks. Besides reading all the articles from the first several pages of related search results and watching knowledgeable videos, we reached out to prominent leaders in the Kickstarter space - other project creatives. This was a great help as well!

memoryOS receiving the Project We Love acknowledgment from the Kickstarter team, a rare achievement for first-time projects creators


The majority of backers are from the United States of America. The United Kingdom and Australia tied for 2nd place, and Canada came in 3rd. While London and Sydney tied for 1st place as the city with the most backers, Singapore came in 2nd place and Los Angeles in 3rd. In the team's hearts, each backer is number one - we are glad to see that our project has touched the shores of more than 50 different countries and is ongoing.


Understanding that most of the work is done in advance, we prepared ourselves for a few sleepless nights after the launch date. We tried our best to measure, analyze and adjust along the way. Each team member, advisor, family member, and friend supported until the very last second of our project’s deadline. However, the sweet part to the bitter is that we have continued our campaign on Indiegogo, allowing those who did not have a chance - to back memoryOS still at an excellent product value.


The memory improvement market is growing like never before. It is a sign that people are recognizing how essential memory truly is. Each of us has had an “I don’t remember” episode, so we already know some of the invaluable benefits of being able to remember — and it goes far beyond that with memoryOS. Great memorization skills for the broad public can have a positive impact on humanity as a whole. This is what our mission at memoryOS is about: improving lives by providing tools that will help individuals drastically improve their memories and break illusional mental barriers! 


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SOMERSET, New Jersey -- memoryOS, US ed-tech startup developing a gamified memory improvement app, which is co-founded by the 2X World Memory Champion, has already raised over $615,000 on Kickstarter, exceeding their initial goal by 35 times within the first week.


memoryOS combines interactive micro-lessons with an immersive 3D game that teaches users memorization skills by transferring them to virtual Memory Palaces. The effectiveness of the Mind Palace technique has been proven by memory masters since the days of Ancient Greece and is also demonstrated by the protagonist of the "Sherlock" BBC TV series.

We have combined proven memory techniques with the latest advances in e-learning and an immersive 3D game to create the most enjoyable and effective tool for learning memorization skills and keeping your brain alive
— stated in the Kickstarter description.


What is memoryOS

memoryOS is an edtech startup developing an innovative gamified e-learning app to help people significantly improve their memory. The bite-sized lessons of the app's e-learning component are compiled and taught by The 2X World Memory Champion, Jonas von Essen. The patent-pending game component of the same app provides the user with pre-made virtual environments (i.e., Mind Palaces) for encoding and storing the necessary information in the long-term memory.

Co-founder of memoryOS, Jonas von Essen, has recently memorized the first 100,000 digits of Pi and has proven how a person with ordinary memory can “rewire” their brain and turn it into a “memory machine”. At this point, Jonas is well-known for his accomplishments, including getting a rare golden buzzer at Sweden Got Talent, winning against the national Сhinese team at the Super Brain TV Show 2 years in a row, and winning the “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” along with “The Wall” Quiz TV Show earlier this year. Jonas was also featured in BBC, The New York Times, Independent, The Telegraph, and The Times.

memoryOS co-founder, Jonas von Essen winning "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" Photo Source: Peter Bergström

In all these contexts, however, Jonas tries to keep himself in the background.

"What is terrific about these memorization skills is that anyone can learn them, at least to a substantial degree. Without the need of having any sort of mythical photographic memory."
— Jonas von Essen. Memory Grandmaster and Co-founder of memoryOS.

That is why, together with the memoryOS team, Jonas is putting a lot of effort into making the world remember by creating mind-changing memory software available to people all around the world.


This ongoing mission brought memoryOS into a friendly relationship with The Stephen Hawking Foundation and recently let them begin the hugely exclusive process to implement OpenAI’s GTP-3 and Dall-E into their learning platform to help create high-value text and image content for lessons, exercises, and practical use. Becoming more than just an app.


Effectiveness and Results


Prior to Kickstarter, memoryOS had 33,000 people in their Early Adopters community. For those that have tried the memoryOS demo, the average improvement in recall increased by 70%, with an average increase in recall speed by 60% just after one relatively short demo session.

Detailed information on the test method of the study, results breakdown, and user testimonials can be found on the crowdfunding campaign’s page.

Memorable Mission To Improve Education


The more memoryOS develops, the better comes the ability to offer the product at very little to no cost for young learners worldwide. This is an important goal - to make memoryOS available to all. 


This project began from one of the co-founder's personal pains when he realized how unnecessarily stressful his life was during the test and exam periods at school and university. Even though having a Mind Palace significantly boosted his grades and free time, Alex Ruzh saw that existing methods of obtaining memorization skills have significant limitations that stop almost everyone from acquiring it as a lifelong skill. Continuing to feel the unnecessary pain of scholars, students, and people in general, he decided to find a solution and build a team to implement it.

Co-founders of memoryOS Jonas von Essen and Alex Ruzhytskyi at the Pi Day 2020 event in Stockholm, Sweden
Co-founders of memoryOS Jonas von Essen and Alex Ruzh at the Pi Day 100,000 decimals memory record event in Stockholm, Sweden, March 2020


The memoryOS team believes that memorization is as important as reading and writing and should be taught as our basic skills. Unfortunately, because the current educational system fails to do so – this leads to lots of student stress and normally progresses into various forms of what’s called “having a bad memory.”

“Thanks so much for letting me know at an early stage about your App. The uptake on pledges is amazing and just proves what I have believed all along: that the marriage of memory techniques and software is the future of learning.”
— Dominic O’Brien. Eight-time World Memory Champion and Best-Selling author of 13 books on memory.

Memorization is a skill that has become lost in our ongoing reliance on computers due to our overly multiply focused world where there is too much info to integrate.


The general "if you don't use it, you lose it" principle applies to our memory just as well. That is why the memoryOS team has made it their mission for the memorization skills to become a new norm, and they invite you to become a part of this memorable journey! 

So before you forget, Visit the Kickstarter campaign to learn more!



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memoryOS Combines Interactive Micro Lessons with an Immersive 3D Game Enabling Your Mind to Keep All that Matters in Perfect Order

SOMERSET, New Jersey - {Tuesday, June 1, 2021} memoryOS is pleased to announce the launch of our Kickstarter campaign. Using the latest eLearning technology, memoryOS consists of hundreds of bite-sized lessons making memorization skills accessible and joyful to master. While completing game levels, a mental blueprint is created in your long-term memory, which then becomes your mental storage unit known as the Mind Palace.

Maintaining a great memory can be time-consuming, costly, and ineffective with the wrong methods. Your brain isn’t “forgetting” needed information when you need it to because of its IQ or even your lack of focus. It is actually forgetting because you are trying to memorize without having such a skill in the first place.

Our head lecturer and 2x World Memory Champion, Jonas, delivers an unforgettable journey when it comes to memory. Even though he has been featured in the top-tier news, he keeps himself in the background since what is terrific about his skills is that anyone can learn them. This is why, together with the memoryOS team, he is making a mind-changing memory app.

memoryOS Head Lecturer, Jonas von Essen using the Mind Palace memorization technique to win the show "The Wall." Photo courtesy of Peter Bergström.

This ongoing mission brought memoryOS into a friendly relationship with The Stephen Hawking Foundation and recently let us begin the hugely exclusive process to implement OpenAI’s GTP-3 and Dall-E into our EdTech app, to leverage by creating high-value content for lessons, exercises, and practical use. Becoming more than just an app.

While memoryOS has been under development, a number of early adopters have participated in a training program that will become the eLearning component of the app. Based on results from the memory training program, participants have already seen significant improvements in their recall. The average improvement in recall increased by 70%, with an average increase in recall speed by 60% after one relatively short demo session.

Thanks to an ever-growing community of over 33,000 members whose support and positive feedback have been overwhelming, memoryOS is developing further and faster, implementing new desired features. More than 5000 early adopters have already secured their spot for one of our three premium plans with an upfront deposit.

Screenshots of e-learning component of the memoryOS app.

The memory improvement market is growing like never before. It is a sign that people are recognizing how essential memory truly is. Each of us has had an “I don’t remember” episode, so we already know some of the invaluable benefits of being able to remember — memoryOS goes far beyond that. And, it’s not just about the massive increase in our personal productivity. Great memorization skills for the wide public bring a positive impact on humanity as a whole. This is what our mission is about.

By pledging as little as $36 to memoryOS’ Kickstarter campaign, people can reserve an Annual or Lifetime membership at a substantial discount and gain early access to the demo app to get started in our Champion Memory program.

Let’s #MakeTheWorldRemember

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Imagine a huge 1000-page book where each page is brimming with numbers - the initial 100,000 digits of Pi (π). Holding the book, the President of The World Pi organization calls out a random string of 9 digits. Your job is to identify them in your memory and recall the 9 digits that come before and then the 9 after. Then picture doing this 50 consecutive times without a single error.

In reality, you might not even be able to recall the first 9.

This is an actual challenge, Olympus Mons of Memory, named after the tallest planetary mountain on Mars. In this challenge, on March the 10th 2020, the 2X World Memory Champion Jonas von Essen defied most people's understanding, having recalled all sequences faultlessly.


Interestingly, Jonas began about where you are now. Prior to developing memorization skills he was struggling to remember simple things and now, he is paving the path for human memory. His mission is to shatter glass ceilings, which dogmatically tend to view humans with many memory limitations.

At this point, he became well-known for his accomplishments including getting a rare golden buzzer at Sweden Got Talent, winning against the national Сhinese team at the Super Brain TV Show, and winning the “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” earlier this year. Jonas was also featured in BBC, The New York Times, Independent, The Telegraph, and The Times.

Jonas von Essen after winning the Swedish “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?”



In all these contexts, however, Jonas tries to keep himself in the background since what is terrific about his skills is that anyone can learn them. After shining in memory sports, he decided to give back. Jonas began sharing his memorization techniques with the rest of the world and later united with Alex Ruzhytskyi to co-found memoryOS - an edtech startup with a mission to make excellent memorization skills the new norm.

Jonas von Essen and Alex Ruzhytskyi at the Pi Day 2020 event in Stockholm, Sweden


We believe that memorization is as essential as reading and writing and should be taught as a fundamental skill. Because our current educational system fails to do so – this leads to a lot of student stress and consecutively to what’s called “having a bad memory.”

This is why memoryOS has been initiated on its creators' pure enthusiasm and a desire to bear positive changes into the world. We have made it our mission for the memorization skills to become a new norm. Our company is developing innovative gamified e-learning software to help people significantly improve their memory.

game component of memoryOS (iOS, Android & Web app)

A few years later, we were able to develop a proof of concept prototype that has also proved that hippocampus functions in virtual reality just as well as it does in physical reality. memoryOS had their vision reaffirmed as the 2014 Nobel Prize proved that the hippocampus, a seahorse shaped brain region which is responsible for encoding new memories, also serves as our brain’s GPS. Our experimental prototype has proved that it is possible to transfer storage space (virtual mind palaces) inside users’ minds while they are getting taught how to use it through a video game. Before passing the proof of concept stage, we continuously performed closed tests and measured the results to improve our technology's mechanics. On average, our participants had an increase of 75% in correct recall compared to their prior results. These were people of different ages, not familiar with memory techniques, including those without gaming experience. For now, we are careful as to claiming the specific improvement rate, since these tests were not public and had less than 200 participants. Larger public studies with independent observers will certainly be performed soon. We are currently waiting for a green light from our patent attorney after passing a certain milestone.

The patenting of memoryOS technology and product development is currently in progress with a goal to make it public in the Fall of 2021. The new memoryOS technology “implants” a ready to use virtual Mind Palace, just like Sherlock’s. Mind Palace is a fundamental memory enhancement technique which is used as a storage space for long-term memories by all memory champions.

Leveraging the current state of technology, we combine our innovation with the teaching of proven memory techniques through the most effective online education mechanics. This imbibes interactive e-learning, micro-lessons, and tests created and taught by our co-founder, Jonas von Essen himself.

memoryOS will enable different segments of people to have structured memory, increase their memory capacity and remember things really fast and effortlessly. Students will be able to ace exams with calmness and graduate with confidence. Working professionals can learn speeches, names, pass qualification exams, and recall passwords with certainty. Adults will decrease the uncomfortable “I don't remember moments” from their daily lives and also present their kids with an opportunity to lay the foundation for effective and stress-free education from an early age. The perks of having a well-enabled memory are something elderly adults can utilize to get the little things right without a doubt - dates, names, faces, and everything important.

It brings joy that our startup is supported by The Stephen Hawking Foundation and many other prominent groups. Likewise, we are grateful for our community's engagement, which helps by giving active feedback to our implementations. We had over 300 very insightful, personal conversations with people about the importance and issues of memorization. More than 10,000 people (and counting) have joined our Early Adopters Community. We’ve also onboarded first investor/advisor: Bas Godska, rated #1 Dutch Angel Investor (Crunchbase), #1 Foreign Angel Investor CIS (EWDN), and “One of the most prolific Western investors in Eastern Europe” by Techcrunch and CrunchBase (May 2020). Startups where he invested (pre-)seed are now jointly worth nearly $6 billion.

To help spread a word about memoryOS we will soon launch a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign where our early backers can pre-purchase yearly access to memoryOS at significant discounts while helping us to accelerate product development.

Our Early Adopters waiting list is now open and you can sign up at memoryOS.com. It's a free registration that takes under 10 seconds to complete.

Let's continue to unite and give people a chance to witness and believe they, too, can improve themselves in any aspect and break illusional mental limits!

Let’s #MakeTheWorldRemember that #OurMindsAreLimitless


On March 7, 2020, Jonas challenged the World Record of the most digits of Pi recited. The main rule was - Jonas can not make a single error. Jonas was recalling all the numbers of Pi in the right order and was always under the supervision of two witnesses present in the room as well as the chairman of the Pi World Ranking List.


Jonas was using “voice to text” software that translates his voice into numbers to avoid cramps by typing all the digits by hand. The algorithm of recalling the numbers was as follows:

- Jonas speaks a batch of 5,000 digits

- He goes through these 5,000 digits visually to double-check for errors 

- He submits the numbers


The official rules for a Pi record attempt are available via the link: http://www.pi-world-ranking-list.com/index.php?page=rules

The chairman of the Pi World Ranking List Jan van Koningsveld was an official judge and patron of this world record attempt.


As a result - Jonas von Essen is now officially #1 in Europe and the West in general with the result of 24,063 digits of Pi recalled. It is noteworthy that this was the first case of World Record, which was accompanied by video recording and accessible to people around the world via a live stream that got over 178,000 video views, 113,727 minutes of watched time and 6,123 chat messages across the streamed channels within the 21 hr 58 min streamed time.


In the Extreme Pi Matrix Challenge - the Olympus Mons of Memory, Jonas had to recall a string of 9 digits before and 9 digits after the randomly pronounced series within the 100,000 digits of the Pi book, he got up to a 22 streak in a row, which has never been done before. After taking one day of rest, the Olympus Mons of Memory was conquered, and Jonas got a streak of 50 in a row! No human ever has got even close to such a result! This is an Ultimate Pi World Record.


Pi World Ranking List is the organization in charge of all the Official Pi Memory Records. The Olympus Mons Extreme Pi Matrix challenge was regulated and controlled by: Idriz Zogaj, (Swedish Memory Sports Council); Florian Minges, (Swedish Memory Sports Council); Qendresa Hamiti, (Arbiter); and Jan van Koningsveld, (The Chairman of the Pi World Ranking List).

It was indeed an impressive run. Many more accomplishments are waiting ahead. After some rest, Jonas will keep practicing to reach the desired destination of 100,000 decimals of Pi recited. On our side, we will have more time to prepare, so the overall set and settings of the live stream event will be as good as they can get.

We are grateful to our partners for showing their support and sharing this cause with the World: The Stephen Hawking Foundation, Big Think, Flammable Maths, Life Through a Mathematician's Eyes, Chilled Cow, Epic Maths Time, The Swedish Memory Sports Council, The Pi World Ranking List and Sweden’s National Museum of Science and Technology and of course to Restream.io for enabling the multistream.


We are looking forward to bringing positive changes in human memory and letting the world see that the human mind has no boundaries. Let's continue to unite and give people a chance to witness and believe they, too, can improve themselves in any aspect and break illusional mental limits! ‍

Let’s #MakeTheWorldRemember that #OurMindsAreLimitless

We are thrilled to announce that Jonas von Essen is currently in status “deeply immersed in the Ocean of Pi …” reciting over 100,000 decimals of Pi, to break the current world record of 70,030! Jonas is confident he will break the 100,000 digit barrier in the first days of March, before Pi Day 3/14/2020 (which is also now the official International Day of Mathematics). Opening a door of possibilities for all humans to realize they are, too, all a part of this journey in reaching our fullest potentials.

While preparing, his physical body takes short breaks to eat and sleep, it’s breathtaking to imagine what his mind is continuously going through having to encode, store and recall so many random digits in the right order without a single error. His mind, like no one else’s, is currently being connected to the endless realms of our mathematical universe. In Carl Sagan’s novel Contact, it is suggested that the creator of the universe buried a message deep within the digits of π, so who knows...

Pi 2020 π
Archimedes’ Constant (Pi) is one of the most important numbers in our universe. It is a key constant in any equation that involves circular or harmonic motion. In fact, the number π appears in countless essential formulas and theories, including the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and Einstein’s field equation from general relativity. So it’s a very, very important formula, a vital number indeed.

Breaking the 100,000 digit barrier of π is mesmerizing to fathom and witness. The traction created will generate more exposure in bridging the gap between what we think we can do with the human brain and what is possible. Of its significance, Pi Day will be celebrated in school systems and by mathematicians and scientists around the world. This year, with a new achievement by Jonas, a World Record in the “World’s Toughest Memory Challenge.” Maintaining a great memory starts with the best method of practice, consistency, and of course, having a valid teacher. These thoughts fueled Jonas as he set on a journey much more spectacular that one could have ever imagined.

Being a Swedish superstar, Jonas von Essen is, at times, referred to as the “Rain Man,” as many people think he was born with a ‘different/unique’ brain. Luckily, for all of us, this is not the case. After over 20 years of having a mediocre memory, he had managed, in only a few months of training, to improve it so dramatically that he was awarded the title “Sweden’s Sharpest Memory.”


And from there, it went on. Jonas started competing internationally and rapidly climbed the world rankings, encouraged by fast extension of his skills and the warm and friendly atmosphere among the memory contestants. A few months later, he took part in his first World Memory Championship in London, where he shot up from nowhere and took the overall bronze medal.

The year after that, he increased his training to several hours each day and went on winning competition after competition until finally reaching the top position at that year’s World Memory Championship. A feat he repeated the next year, winning his second World Memory Champion title in China.

Jonas has taken part in British documentaries, Chinese TV shows, commercials in Australia, helped Charles Darwin University create a memory course, and was hired to train national memory teams who consequently showed sensational results. Featured in BBC, The New York Times, Independent, The Telegraph, The Times, and on various other news & blog sites.

The memory improvement market is increasing, as people are continually searching for new ways and people who help inspire them to better their memory and teach them how to learn.

We are looking forward to bringing new changes in this and letting the world see that the limits of the human brain have no boundaries. Jonas, a co-founder of memoryOS, is ready to step forward on this historic day in surpassing the limits of the human brain, breaking the 100,000 digit barrier of Pi. Taking him about 20 hours of non-stop recall without a single error will very likely make him a Memory Master of the Greatest Status, genuinely unique.

Let's give people a chance to witness and believe they, too, can improve themselves in any aspect and break illusional mental limits! We hope to inspire young people to do better by enhancing their participation in life and society through the live stream connection.

#MindsAreLimitless

#MakeTheWorldRemember


“Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by so quickly you hardly catch it going.” Tennessee Williams.

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