Wello

Wello

A wellness company that offers live fitness training over its platform. It was acquired by Weight Watchers in 2014 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Wello is a San Francisco-based technology company specializing in creating products that can be used for fitness purposes. It was founded in 2011 and was acquired by Weight Watchers in 2014. Prior to its acquisition, it participated in the RockHealth 10/01/12 cohort and raised an estimated $1,000,000.

Product

The company's platform allows for users to access live fitness training online. There are one-on-one virtual workouts which can be accessed on a tablet or laptop. Activities from which users can choose include yoga, Pilates, martial arts, aerobics, and more.Users can select the date and time they want to have the workout session as well as preferences about the trainer, such as the sex of the trainer or if they have worked together in the past. The trainers who provide the workouts are all certified and have at least two years of experience. Group workouts are also available and access to the platform is available via a monthly subscription. The on-demand workouts are available at a cost different to the subscription, but do not require the user to be a member on the platform.

Timeline

2014

Wello is acquired by Weight Watchers International.

2011

Wello is founded.

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Wello seed round
1,000,000
November 28, 2012
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Alison Warrick

Employee

Amol Kher

Employee

Ann Scott-Plante

Board member

Ash Patel

Investor

Benjamin Hwa

Employee

Brandon Ramos

Employee

Erin Grimm

Employee

Howard Love

Investor

Jennifer Hearst

Employee

Jill Kinney

Advisor

Joanna Lai

Employee

Judy Kuan

Employee

Kelly Nose

Employee

Leslie Silverglide

Board member

Lynn Wang

Employee

Marc Haverland

Investor

Michael Marquez

Investor

Olivia Hirsch

Employee

Philip Engelhardt

Investor

Randy Beringer

Employee

Robyn Hwang

Employee

Steely Morneau

Employee

Umaimah Mendhro

Advisor

Vlad Margulis

Employee

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Remote Personal Trainer Service Wello Adds On-Demand Workouts

Josh Ong

Web

November 5, 2013

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Isabelle Kirkwood
April 24, 2020
BetaKit
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Denise Paglinawan
January 20, 2020
BetaKit
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