May 5, 2015
MyFitnessPal has updated its health and fitness tracking app and launched a paid version, called MyFitnessPal Premium. This is the first major product change since the company was acquired by Maryland-based athletics apparel company Under Armour in February for $475 million.
MyFitnessPal's new premium offering costs $9.99 per month or $49.99 for the entire year. Users who choose to upgrade will...
May 15, 2014
After raising its first funding round ever last fall, and making its first acquisition in February, MyFitnessPal, the popular diet and fitness app, is starting to look for new revenue streams.
"Currently we’re ad-supported. The company’s boot-strapped, it’s been around for about nine years and we only raised money last year," said MyFitnessPal VP of Engineering Vijay Raghunathan at HxRefactored...
April 21, 2014
Weight Watchers is in talks to acquire virtual fitness coaching startup Wello, according to a report from TechCrunch. Wello, a Rock Health company, launched in July 2012. The company connects people to professional trainers via two-way video messaging. Users can choose a trainer or discipline that's most interesting to them.
In November 2012 they raised $1 million from Kleiner Perkins, Mohr...
February 19, 2014
San Francisco-based MyFitnessPal has acquired fitness coaching startup Sessions for an undisclosed sum. MyFitnessPal, a health and fitness data platform that now boasts 50 million registered users, is bringing the entire Sessions team onboard and, as a result of the acquisition, plans to begin offerings its users coaching programs.
While it has been in development for a few years, it's worth...
November 5, 2013
Fitness coaching program Sessions has launched and raised under $1 million from SV Angel, Collaborative Fund, Blackbird and Joshua Kushner.
The company, a Rock Health alum, pairs users with coaches to improve fitness. First, users complete a diagnostic test and then after the coach is chosen, the user and coach meet to discuss a fitness plan. From there, the coach will monitor the user using...
June 13, 2013
For the past few years San Francisco-based Sessions has been developing a direct-to-consumer, mobile-enabled program for inactivity and nutrition. Sessions, which was a member of digital health accelerator Rock Health's second class in 2012, is currently enrolling about 80 people on a rolling basis for a randomized control trial of its coaching program at the Mayo Clinic. Sessions first did an...
December 20, 2011
Mobile health incubator Rock Health recently announced its second group of startups, the "Spring Class of 2012." The 15 companies will begin the incubator's five month program in January. The program includes $20,000 in grants, mentorship from health policy and business experts, as well as office space.
Rock Health, founded by four Harvard Business School graduates, launched as an digital health...