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Global Wellness News™ | June 8th, 2022

Sperm Is a Focus of Start-Ups Looking to Boost Fertility

“Where is the we?” It’s the question that was the driving force for Vida Delrahim and Ronit Menashe when they created WeNatal, a new brand of prenatal supplements that aims to be more inclusive. In the process of trying to conceive, couples often use the word we. We’re trying to get pregnant.

UK-based sports platform Let’s Do This scores over €56 million with support from Serena Williams and Usain Bolt | EU-Startups

Technology has an increasingly important role in sports. With tech, athletes can train better, smarter and harder. It means athletes – amateurs and pros alike – can reach new goals and milestones and continue smashing those personal (and world) records.

Is the Fitness App on iPhone? | Well+Good

Saying “I closed my rings” has become shorthand for announcing “I met my workout goals today.” But it’s a target that only Apple Watch users have been able to aim for-until now. In its upcoming release of iOS 16, Apple is bringing its Fitness app with activity tracking capabilities to the iPhone.

Why Primetime Partners is betting on the “ageless” population

Age tech isn’t for elderly people only. It’s for anyone who wants quality of life as they age. That’s where Primetime Partners comes in. The venture capital firm was started in 2020 by Abby Levy, who was founding president of Thrive with Arianna Huffington, and Alan Patricof, founder of Greycroft P…

It’s All Working Out for Activewear in China | Jing Daily

Locked-down sports enthusiasts the world over embraced at-home fitness during COVID. But nowhere is the phenomenon more pronounced than in China. During the past two months, when more than 45 cities across the country came under some form of restrictions, Liu Genghong (a Taiwanese singer-turned-personal trainer) amassed over 55 million followers by livestreaming workout sessions – breaking the record previously set by the livestream shopping star Li Jiaqi.

Move-to-earn wellness project Walken seals $4.7M funding round

Walken, a Solana-based move-to-earn and win-to-earn blockchain game, has raised $4.7 million in a funding round led by Infinity Ventures Crypto and Shima Capital, with participation from Morningstar Ventures, Ghaf Capital Partners, Huobi Ventures, Dex Ventures, Yield Guild Games (YGG), YGG Southeast Asia, Big Brain Holdings, Moonchain Capital.

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