June 21, 2018
On-demand fitness content maker Aaptiv has raised $22 million in a new funding round led by Millenium Technology Value Partners. Existing investor Insight Venture Partners also contributed to the round, as did several strategic investors: The Amazon Alexa Fund, Disney, Warner Music Group, and NWS Holdings.
Aaptiv offers an app that helps a user choose from a library of audio training sessions...
January 18, 2018
Fitbit Coach, the company’s connected personal training app, has come to Microsoft’s Xbox One videogame console and other Windows 10 PCs, Fitbit announced in a recent blog post. The service — which costs $39.99 annually — allows customers to follow guided audio and video workouts in their home with additional features provided by their Fitbit wearables.
Fitbit Coach is a rebranded version of the...
October 27, 2015
Virtuagym has raised $2.3 million (2.1 million euros) from Saffelberg Investments, a private Belgian investment firm, for its mobile fitness coaching system. One existing investor is Sanoma Ventures. The company has offices in Amsterdam and Los Angeles.
Virtuagym sells its offering to consumers as well as fitness professionals. The app, available on iOS and Android devices, includes personalized...
March 5, 2015
San Francisco-based Fitbit has confirmed that it will acquire fitness coaching app developer, FitStar, to add more training features, according to a report from TechCrunch. The tech publication had previously reported the deal would be between $25 million to $40 million and include a mix of cash and stock.
FitStar is backed by Google Ventures and Trinity Ventures.
Fitbit already offers a premium...