Gainful raises $7.5 M for individualized sports nutrition

Gainful raises $7.5 M for individualized sports nutrition

Gainful, a start-up offering individualized memberships to protein powders and hydration products, is revealing that it has actually raised $7.5 million in Series A financing. COO Eric Wu, who founded the business with CTO Jahaan Ansari, told me that Gainful began with his own experience experimenting with various protein powders and ultimately discovering the combination that […] “In my individual experience, attempting to discover a protein powder can be an extremely frustrating experience,” Wu said. When when you first sign up for Gainful, you take a quiz about things like your height, weight, exercise patterns, fitness objectives and how typically you plan to take in the protein item. All Gainful items are made without synthetic colors, sweeteners or tastes, and they’re soy-free and gluten-free. With the new electrolyte beverage blends (which I have actually attempted and taken pleasure in), the startup is moving beyond protein, and Wu said it will continue to include new items and new flavors. …

Every Mother is a physical fitness streaming platform for brand-new and expecting mothers

Every Mother is a physical fitness streaming platform for brand-new and expecting mothers

When Allison Rapaport was pregnant for the first time, in 2013, she struggled to find workout classes that didn’t totally break the recommendations her OB-GYN gave her. Clashed on whether to trust online exercises or just slow down completely, Rapaport went to a personal trainer, Leah Keller. The outcome? A program that was clear, […]
Clashed on whether to rely on online workouts or just slow down completely, Rapaport went to an individual fitness instructor, Leah Keller. The business announced today that it has closed a$1.5 million seed round led by Courtside Ventures, with participation from Serena Williams’ Serena Ventures, Techstars Ventures, The Fund and prominent angels Robin Berzin of Parsley Health and Ilia Papas of Blue Apron. When asked about how Every Mom varies from a totally free Zoom workout class, Rapaport, who is presently 37 weeks pregnant with kid number 3 on the way, reacted,”It isn’t simply about being available, both from a medium and cost viewpoint. …

7 VCs discuss how COVID-19 is altering the media startup landscape

7 VCs discuss how COVID-19 is altering the media startup landscape

The world has actually altered considerably given that May 2019 when we last surveyed investor about the patterns they were seeing in media, entertainment and gaming. Since then, COVID-19 and the resulting physical distancing measures have developed plenty of need for business assisting to inform and entertain us as we’re stuck at house. At the same […]
And there’s still plenty of enjoyment about gaming and esports. What (if any)media trends are still interesting you from an investing viewpoint? One of our investments in this space is Tellie for live-action formats, another is The Wave for rendered, live formats, and we continue to look for fantastic mixes of tech and media talent innovating on new formats. …