Serendipity: A happy accident. Finding something of immense value through an astonishingly beautiful circumstance of “randomness”.
Teledipity: Inserting that strange and powerful magic into your smartphone so it can touch you every day.
Who We Are
He hated his job, feared for his finances, and could not bring himself to feel hopeful about his future.
Lost, disoriented, thirsty, and alone, he took himself up on a hike on the Hollywood mountains. He had never gone hiking by himself before. That morning, for some strange reason, he had the urge to do so.
He parked his car, changed his shoes, and walked up the mountain. The decision felt so out of character that it was like some strange entity had taken over his body.
When he returned his car had disappeared. It had been crashed into the gate of a mansion down the street.
The accident placed him in front of a wise man he needed to meet, who imparted the wisdom he needed to hear (and recommended a book he needed to read).
Realizing the urge to hike and subsequent crash had been no accident, he saw the app in his mind for the very first time: a smartphone application that could recreate the same magic.
Somehow, through some unique process, this magical app would know how to connect us with the books, articles, and content we don’t even know exist but are destined to play an important role in our lives.
He achieved the magic of serendipity as a software through Pythagoras’ theory of 9 year cycles (commonly known as numerology). A fascinating system that divides life into patterns of lessons and opportunities, it drives our website’s carefully curated serendipitous weekly emails, book recommendations and original content (always designed to hit you at the right time).
This millennial is no dogmatic mind, and his beliefs cannot be pegged to any system or philosophy. He uses numerology carefully, not as an explanation of life and the universe, not as a rigid set of beliefs, and not as a “TRUTH” that shalt not be questioned, but as a highly mysterious puzzle that happens to be incredibly effective at inducing ongoing introspection and sound goal-setting.
Today, his many lost weekends, abandoned social life, and obliterated personal finances exist as Teledipity.com, a service loved by 28,852 subscribers from over 200 countries around the world. Every day, Teledipity jumps from one mouth to another (always in beautiful moments of serendipity).
Combining the ancient wisdom of numerology with the pattern-recognizing future of artificial intelligence, the new application will allow the project to fully embody its original vision:
A software that not only recommends philosophical and spiritual content at the right time, but is also aware of your unique passions, personal goals, and skills, helping you find the perfect books, online courses, and podcasts to walk your mission in life.
The application is currently under development and is expected to launch in 2019.
What We Believe
Though it has been tied to belief systems and rigid frameworks throughout human history, it need not be that way. Religion is not the only form spirituality can take, nor is it the only way we can connect to it.
Spirituality is trusting that every circumstance, every accident, and every unexpected development in our lives is designed for our own good (hiding an opportunity for growth and ultimate fulfillment if properly leveraged).
Spirituality is exploring how our talents, interests, and life experience can beautify the world in a unique way and working hard to manifest it as our "life's mission".
Spirituality is using the concept of our "life's mission" as a motivator to improve our minds, our sense of self, our knowledge, and our skills (the only road to making the world a better place).
We believe technology can help us walk this path. We are committed to designing, building, and distributing technology tools for the good of those who enjoy exercising their spiritual selves the way we exercise ours.
A dual citizen of Mexico and Croatia, Andrew was born and raised in Queretaro, Mexico. He graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television in 2010 and later obtained an MPA in Non-Profit Sector Technology Management from the same institution.
After stints as an aspiring writer, filmmaker, and speaker, Andrew spent five years overseeing and building technology solutions for nonprofit organizations (from college athletic departments to human rights groups). Throughout that time, he also launched Teledipity, a self-improvement startup with 28,852 subscribers from over 200 countries around the world.
A self-described “spiritual-but-not-religious” millennial, his work has always experimented with spiritual thinking inside a secular world-view (and its immense power as a motivational tool rather than an solution to life’s ambiguity). He is on a mission to improve the reach and retention of online learning tools such as podcasts, audiobooks, and online courses.
With the concept for Teledipity, Andrew won the StartOUT Smart Pilot Scholarship to attend and graduate from the Founder Institute accelerator in 2013. He was also one of the 10 finalists at the USC Stevens Center for Innovation Showcase that same year.
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In his 2018 talk at TEDxWilmington, Andrew outlined how he discovered smartphone education, and how it helped him launch Teledipity.