100%-automated massage tech company raises $30M | Dangers of IV drips | Yelp’s 2023 wellness & beauty trends

Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy Global Wellness News™ | November 23rd, 2022 Aescape Announces $30M Series A to Transform the Massage Therapy Experience NEW YORK–()– Aescape, a technology company building fully-automated, data-driven massage therapy experiences, today announced its $30 million Series A funding round led by Valor Siren Ventures and Valor Equity Partners, an early investor in Tesla and SpaceX, with participation from new…

The $5,000 Ice Bath Cometh | Gyms are hot again | Tiny Health, the first microbiome testing platform for infants and mothers, raises $4.5M

Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy Global Wellness News™ | November 17th, 2022 The $4,990 Ice Bath The $4,990 ice bath: Cold-plunge enthusiasts are spending big on home tubs and spa classes. Devotees say the practice helps with mental clarity, pain management and even weight loss–citing proponents like Wim Hof and Stanford neuroscientist Andrew Huberman Read the article on The New York Times > Predictions…

Maven Clinic raises $90M in year’s largest femtech round | A houseplant engineered to clean the air better than 30 air purifiers | Chinese wellness market surging

Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy Global Wellness News™ | November 17th, 2022 Maven Clinic Raises $90M In Year’s Largest Femtech Round Maven Clinic , a teletherapy startup focused on women’s health, announced on Monday it raised $90 million in Series E funding. The round was led by General Catalyst , with additional participation from I ntermountain Ventures , Sequoia Capital and CVS Health Ventures…

Menopause startup Upliv raises $8.4M | Mintel names top 2023 consumer trends and wellness is key | Greenwashing becoming rife in beauty

Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy Global Wellness News™ | November 15th, 2022 ‘Self-therapy’ startups are blooming in the ‘moderate mental health’ space ‘Moderate mental health’ startup Bloom, a digital mental health ‘self-therapy’ startup, raises a $8M seed round, led by Berlin-based VC Target Global. ITV-backed woo launches e-commerce site offering holistic approach to wellness woo – the new ITV-backed culture brand – today launches a  first-of-its-kind mood-led…

BBC StoryWorks’s new series, “In Pursuit of Wellness,” is live | Six Senses set to double resorts to 50 in 5 years | “My Circadian Day” launches

Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy Global Wellness News™ | November 3rd, 2022 Spending on wellness linked to happiness and greater longevity says new GWI report | spabusiness.com news For every US$800 (€806, £694) annual increase in people’s wellness expenditures, happiness levels rise by 7 per cent and life expectancy goes up by 1.26 years, according to a study released today (1 November) by the…

With vacations, fall is the new summer | Mindful Care raises $7M | Psychedelics companies war over future profits 

Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy Global Wellness News™ | October 27th, 2022 Fall Is the New Summer for Vacations Pent-up vacation demand since the pandemic and the flexibility of hybrid work are extending the travel season Vacation season didn’t stop on Labor Day. Travelers are taking to the roads and the skies well into the fall this year, extending peak vacation season months beyond…

Canyon Ranch announces major expansion plans and $200M in new capital | 5 next-level fitness trends | Femtech market to hit $22B by 2028

Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy Global Wellness News™ | October 25th, 2022 Canyon Ranch preps for major expansion with new destinations in Austin, Fort Worth and Houston | spabusiness.com news US wellness lifestyle brand Canyon Ranch is set to strengthen its portfolio with two new urban clubs and a brand-new destination resort in Texas. The company has partnered with real estate investment trust VICI…

$100M VC fund launches for wellness, beauty and food startups | Viome raises $67M | With new app, Calm tries to push beyond mindfulness into clinical mental healthcare

Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy Global Wellness News™ | October 20th, 2022 V3 Ventures launches to put €100M into startups in health, beauty and food V3 Ventures launches to put €100M into startups in health, beauty and food Viome Life Sciences’s $67M Extension Round Is A Good Sign For Diagnostics When the Biden Administration began sending out at-home COVID-19 testing kits, the vision was…

Fitwel operator raises $3.5M | How did wellness get exhausting? | Plant-based meat’s perception problem

Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy Global Wellness News™ | October 18th, 2022 Active Design Advisors Lands $3.5M From RET Ventures, Kilroy Realty Active Design Advisors Inc. (Adai) has secured a strategic capital investment led by real estate technology fund RET Ventures with additional investment from Kilroy Realty, Commercial Observer can first report. RET’s investment comes from its RET Ventures ESG Fund called Housing Impact…

Digital biomarker startup Spren raises $11.3M | Hip hospitality brand Selina launches wellness retreats | Rhythm tech company Arcascope launches with $2.85 million

Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy Global Wellness News™ | October 13th, 2022 Selina Pushes Into Music Festivals and Wellness Retreats It’s a tantalizing opportunity for Selina to start producing music festivals and wellness retreats at its hospitality venues through new brands. No lifestyle hotel group has cracked the festival space yet, and wellness has lots more room to run. Eli Manning, Theo Epstein, Drive…