Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy

Global Wellness News™ | March 31st, 2022

From GM to Powerade, Brands Pitch Mental Health

To woo consumers, hotel chains typically offer free room upgrades and complimentary breakfast. Kimpton Hotels is trying a new incentive: help with mental health. In a recent social-media campaign, the boutique-hotel operator said it is offering 1,000 of its guests free access to a video-therapy session from teletherapy company Talkspace Inc.

Inside the world’s most high-tech spas

Lying in the dimly lit treatment room, with pan-pipe notes and a hint of frangipani hanging in the air, I could feel the knots in my back gradually giving in. So far, so spa. Yet here at the Johnstown Estate near Dublin the twist was that, although unseen forces were kneading my muscles, there wasn’t a therapist in the room.

Dyson is betting you’ll want to strap an air purifier to your face

Air. I love it, you love it. We’re all out here walking around in it all day, filling our lungs and blood with the stuff. We can’t get enough of it. But that beautiful, wonderful, life-saving air that you, me and your pet chinchilla all need is bad sometimes. That’s right.

Brightside addressing telemental health

Brightside Health, a virtual behavioral health startup, raised $50 million in Series B funding led by ACME Capital and Mousse Partners, Brightside CEO Brad Kittredge tells Axios exclusively. Why it matters: Funds have been pouring into behavioral health, and there’s no sign of the flood abating, with Brightside the latest example.

WHO establishes the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of India today signed an agreement to establish the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine.

U.K. Footwear Start-Up Hylo Announces $3.2M Series A Raise

Athletic footwear start-up company Hylo has unveiled it has raised a Series A round of £2.5 million (approximately $3.2 million USD). Led by Eka Ventures – with participation from Redrice Ventures and angel investors including England footballer Patrick Bamford – Hylo has confirmed the raised funds, which it says will be used “for both product and brand development, as well as sales and marketing expansion.”

SteelSky Ventures Raises Largest Women’s Health VC Fund

ATLANTA, March 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SteelSky Ventures, the leading women’s health fund, is proud to announce the final close of its inaugural fund focused on improving access, care, and outcomes in women’s health. The close of the fund brings SteelSky’s total assets under management to $72 million, making SteelSky the world’s largest venture capital fund focused on women’s healthcare.

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