at-home fitness

By  Dave Muoio 12:09 pm October 6, 2020
ICON Health & Fitness, the parent company of consumer connected fitness equipment brands like NordicTrack, Freemotion and iFit, has raised a $200 million growth investment. The company said that the funding was led by L Catterton, with participation from prior backer Pamplona Capital Management. WHAT IT DOES Founded in 1977 as an import business, Utah-based ICON first stepped into the home...
By  Laura Lovett 03:05 pm July 30, 2020
This week digital home fitness system Tempo announced a $60 million Series B funding round. Northwest Venture Partners and General Catalyst led the round with participation from DCM, Bling Capital, SignalFire, Founders Fund and Y Combinator.  As part of the deal, Northwest Capital’s Edward Yip and General Catalyst’s Holly Maloney were added to the board of directors.  This news comes just months...
By  Dave Muoio 01:41 pm July 22, 2019
The at-home exercise tech space has a new member as Pivot, service offering consumers recorded and live workouts that are tracked via sensor, has stepped out of stealth mode to unveil its launch later this year. The announcement coincides with that of a $17 million Series A funding round led by DCM, with additional participation from Bling Capital, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Signal Fire and...
By  Laura Lovett 11:38 am June 26, 2018
This morning Munich, Germany-based Kaia Health announced that it has launched an AI-powered motion tracking technology called the Perfect Squat Challenge app. The idea is that the app will work as a personal trainer and give users real-time feedback on the form of their squats.  "Breakthroughs in AI-powered motion tracking and correction technology means that everyone now has access to a virtual...
By  Jonah Comstock 04:15 pm May 25, 2017
Peloton, the New York City-based technology company that has seen impressive success combining exercise bikes with tablets to create virtual cycling classes, has raised an additional $325 million in late stage funding. The investment brings the company's total funding to nearly $445 million and brings its valuation to $1.25 billion, which makes the virtual fitness company officially a "unicorn"....