About Mickey Beyer-Clausen

Over the past 20 years, Danish-born, New York-based serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Mickey Beyer-Clausen has established a solid track record of innovation, creation, and execution. In the ’90s, he was one of the first to launch successful Internet businesses and today he's building genre-defining companies around innovations that have the potential to improve the human or planetary condition. His output includes several sustainable businesses in the technology sector and a foundation.

The Timeshifter jet lag app

Currently, Mickey is the Co-founder and CEO of Timeshifter, which he co-founded with Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Steven Lockley, as well as fellow Danes, Tony Hanna and Jacob Ravn. Timeshifter is building a platform for circadian shifting to solve major performance and health challenges with an initial focus on jet lag. With Timeshifter, travelers can create their own personalized jet lag plans based on their sleep pattern, chronotype, itinerary, and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin for even faster adaptation.

Mickey is also the co-founder of Mental Workout. Mental Workout builds products and services around innovations that improve people's mental performance and well-being. Since its inception in early 2009, Mental Workout has innovated at the intersection of science, psychology, and technology, and pioneered a new category of apps inspiring and empowering people all over the world to change their lives.

Founders of Mental Workout, Mickey Beyer-Clausen and Tony Hanna.

Prior to founding Timeshifter and Mental Workout, Mickey co-founded two of the most versatile domain name services in the world, Speednames and Ascio Technologies, as well as Trunk Archive, a full service image licensing agency representing the most engaging and sought after photographers. These companies have all been acquired.

Mickey Beyer-Clausen co-founded Trunk Archive in 2004

Mickey is a Strategic Advisor to Pegasus Capital Advisors, an alternative asset management firm providing strategic growth capital to middle-market companies focused on the sustainability and wellness sectors, and serves on the advisory board of HealthCorps, founded by Dr. Mehmet and Lisa Oz, whose vision is to lead a nationwide movement toward a new generation of healthy young people.

Mickey Beyer-Clausen with Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz at HealthCorp's annual gala

Mickey is also the Founder and Chairman of Happiness Foundation - an alternative to traditional philanthropy, providing pro bono consulting services rather than money to nonprofits. Happiness Foundation's model and impact was recognized by both the Danish Government, who made several grants to the foundation, and the White House, who invited Happiness Foundation to participate in activities part of the Council on Service and Civic Participation.

Mickey Beyer-Clausen with Happiness Foundation at the White House

Over the last 15 years, Mickey has also been involved in many initiatives promoting Denmark's interests abroad. Since Mickey moved to New York in 2006, he has facilitated connections between Danish and American companies, and organized or contributed to events that inspire collaboration between the two countries.

Since Mickey moved to New York in 2006, he has facilitated connections between many Danish and American companies

In 1994, Mickey graduated Niels Brock in Denmark with a degree in Economics and Management (HHX). In 2001, he enrolled in the Young Managers Programme (now called Management Acceleration Programme) at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Later, Mickey became a guest lecturer at INSEAD, and in 2010, Mickey was asked to deliver the commencement speech for Niels Brock's graduating classes.

Mickey Beyer-Clausen delivering the commencement speech to graduating students of Niels Brock in 2010

After Mickey exited Speednames and Ascio Technologies in 2002, he spent three months at the Dalai Lama’s Namgyal Monastery in Dharamshala, India where Mickey was introduced to Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and meditation.

Mickey Beyer-Clausen eating lunch with the monks at Dalai Lama's Namgyal Monastery

Mickey is married to Allison Beyer-Clausen and lives in Southampton, New York with their two children.

Mickey Beyer-Clausen lives in Southampton, New York

What people are saying about Mickey

Every few years, you meet someone that is incredibly ambitious, creative, productive, generous, and child-like in their enthusiasm. Mickey is the rare person with this optimal matrix of strengths. He thinks big and his vitality is contagious. But more importantly, he is able to translate visionary ideas into concrete projects that quickly come to fruition. Without hesitation, I would alter my schedule and priorities to collaborate again. I suspect we will be working and playing for the remainder of my years. In order to keep his wizardry to myself, part of me hopes that everyone ignores this recommendation.
— Todd Kashdan, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University

Mickey is a human locomotive, energizing anything and anybody around him.
— Hans Hurvig

There are three traits that characterize Mickey best; professionalism, energy and commitment. His professionalism comes through in the focus and consistency with which he delivers what he commits to. That is not to say he is boring, but rather, that his professionalism comes through in everything from creative brainstorming to negotiations with government ministries. Mickey’s energy could be characterized as magnetic, in that people are attracted to working with him. But, that doesn’t quite make the point. Many people are attracted to working with Mickey because they believe he will amplify their own contribution. Mickey lifts the input of others to another level, combining their talents to achieve unexpected results. This unique form of “energy” is probably what Mickey is best known for.

Mickey is not only brilliant and creative and industrious, he is perhaps the most fun and pleasant person I have ever had the pleasure of working with!
— Michelle Bouchard President at HealthCorps

Mickey Beyer Clausen is a leading entrepreneur and business professional with many exciting ventures behind him and in the future pipeline. Few people master the special skills it takes to catch, nurture and scale new ideas and opportunities at a massive scale, but Mickey has refined these skills and made them his own brand. I will highly recommend anyone to work with Mickey - he is great in the prologue and infancy of any business and is a great inspirator and facilitator to anyone aspiring to make a difference in a cluttered world.
— Martin Roll Business & Brand Strategist at Martin Roll Company

Mickey has tremendous experience with startups and is one of the most creative people I know. I enthusiastically recommend Mickey for all business relations.
— Shauna Mei Founder & CEO of AHAlife

His blazing strategic, conceptual and communicative talent combined with his never-stopping-and-ever-going mindset will make everything he touches become big and meaningful. The best partner I’ve ever had.
— Tony Hanna Co-founder & Chief Design Officer at Mental Workout

Mickey Beyer-Clausen is an extraordinary business visionary. I have been consistently impressed with his solid sense of purpose, his creative vision and his ability to deliver.
— Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener Managing Director at Positive Acorn