Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy

Global Wellness News™ | December 15th, 2022

Glaswegian giant The Original Fit Factory closes 8 acquisition deals worth over €128 million to grow wellness ecosystem | EU-Startups

UK-based The Original Fit Factory has announced the completed purchase of 8 international wellbeing and lifestyle companies, as it becomes a global leader in delivering physical and mental health services and products to communities across the world. The combined transactions total over €128 million.

Wellness Trends 2023

As every year draws to a close, mindbodygreen editors come together to reflect on where well-being has gone-and predict where it’s going next. Our annual wellness trend report is the culmination of months’ worth of investigating new research, interviewing experts in their fields, and closely monitoring the cultural conversation.

Arketa Raises $7.6M To Grow Fitness Studios Beyond Classes

Arketa, a platform helping fitness businesses scale hybrid offerings, raised $7.6M in a funding round from First Round Capital, Amity Ventures, Fitt Capital, Y Combinator, and others. Arketa provides a software stack for monetization beyond in-person classes. Enabling a hybrid fitness experience, the platform provides a no-code hub for brick-and-mortar studios and digital content creators.

Viral TikTok Prebiotic Soda Brand Poppi Raises $25 Million Series B To Expand Nationwide Through DSD

This round, which was led by the cofounder of CAVU Consumer Partners Rohan Oza who initially discovered the beverage on Shark Tank and led its rebrand to Poppi, brought the company’s total financing to nearly $53 million, PitchBook data showed.

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone’s skincare startup attracts VC backing

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone’s skincare startup 82°E, pronounced Eighty Two East, has raised $7.5 million in seed funding.

Enthea Announces Nationwide Rollout to Offer Psychedelic Therapy as a Workplace Benefit

BOSTON–()– Enthea, the first provider of insurance plans for psychedelic healthcare, announces today its successful $2M seed round raise, led by Tabula Rasa Ventures, the first psychedelic accelerator for early-stage startups. The funds will be used to launch its services into 40 markets across the U.S.

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