Nathalie Walton nearly died giving birth to her son last year. That traumatic experience led the Airbnb manager to download Expectful, a meditation and sleep app for new mothers.

Less than a year later, she would become the platform’s co-founder and CEO. With Walton at the helm, Expectful raised a $3 million in a seed round led by Harlem Capital, bringing the startup’s financing to $4.2 million, TechCrunch reported this week.

For our regular curation of must-read tech and innovation articles, the Plug In South LA Beat, we’re meditating on Walton’s fast-paced entrepreneurial pivot:

Expectful’s New Chief Executive Experienced the Trauma She Just Raised Millions to Solve

Photo: Expectful co-founder and CEO Nathalie Walton. Credit: Expectful