Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy

Global Wellness News™ | March 14th, 2023

OpenAI’s 37-year-old CEO bet $180 million on a little-known biotech startup that’s trying to help people live 10 years longer

From Jeff Bezos to Jack Dorsey, billionaires are using their wealth to fight aging. According to a report by MIT Technology Review, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is among the group. Altman has quietly funded a longevity startup with $180 million, MIT Technology Review said. Anti-aging and longevity investments are becoming popular among the rich.

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Non-linear workdays

A new work day centered in mental wellness is showing promise for worker capacity and creative output. The pandemic forced companies and their employees to reformat where they could and should work each day. Now that flexible workplaces and hybrid office scheduling are more common, some companies are reconsidering when their employees might be most productive as well.

In a Luxury-Home Market Obsessed With Wellness, the ‘Shaman Is Another Level Altogether’

Luxury concierges, expected to go to the ends of the Earth to satisfy residents, may have to tread even further in their latest role.

Female-founded Wave Life Secures $6M Investment to Increase Mental Health Access for Gen Z

Wave Life, a mental health platform aimed at supporting Gen Z, has secured a $6M seed investment led by Santé Ventures, with participation from Hannah Grey, Joyance Capital, Gaingels, and Telocity Ventures.

Odyssey Wellness Completes $6.3M Series A Private Equity Funding

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–()–Odyssey Wellness (Odyssey), makers of Odyssey Elixir, the first sparkling energy drink infused with functional mushrooms, announced today that it has completed a $6.3M series A capital raise bringing the total funding since inception to $8.3M. The funding will enable the acceleration of Odyssey’s growth across all distribution channels.

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