Mickey Beyer-Clausen

Founder & Chairman

Following a career in launching successful technology businesses, Mickey Beyer-Clausen founded Happiness Foundation based on the belief that he could help make a difference in the world by channelling the talent and skills of motivated individuals into nonprofits that lack specialized knowledge. 


Mickey Beyer-Clausen is a Danish-born, New York-based serial entrepreneur and philanthropist. In the ’90s, he was one of the first to launch successful Internet businesses and today he's building companies around innovations that improve the human or planetary condition.

Currently, Mickey is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Timeshifter - a jet lag app developed with Harvard Medical School Associate Professor Steven Lockley, Ph.D., based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience. He is also the Co-founder and CEO of Mental Workout, which brings together leaders in psychology and technology to improve peoples' performance and well-being.

Prior to founding Mental Workout and Timeshifter, Mickey co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer at Trunk Archive, a full service image licensing agency representing the most engaging and sought after photographers. He also co-founded and served as Senior Vice President of Business Development at two leading domain name services, Speednames and Ascio Technologies.

Since age 27, Mickey has volunteered his time to causes he cares about. In 2002, he founded Happiness Foundation, whose innovative approach of providing pro bono consulting services rather than money to nonprofits was co-financed by the Danish Government and recognized by the White House and at Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year.

He serves on the advisory board of HealthCorps, founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, to lead a nationwide movement toward a new generation of healthy young people. Mickey has also been involved in several initiatives promoting his home country, Denmark.