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Former NFL Star Vernon Davis Becomes Investor In AI-Powered Fitness Platform JAXJOX

Former NFL player and Super Bowl champion Vernon Davis is a super fan of JAXJOX. Now, he’s also serving as an investor and brand partner.

Samantha Dorisca

Jun 9, 2022

Lizzo Bets On The Billion-Dollar At-Home Fitness Industry With An Investment In Rowing Startup Hydrow

Lizzo’s latest business venture has led her to the billion-dollar fitness industry. In a funding round said to be around $200 million for rowing startup Hydrow, the pop star is listed as an investor, CNBC reports. Singer Justin Timberlake was also included in the round. As more gyms reopen and people continue to return, Hydrow aims to remain as a top contender for at-home fitness. According to CNBC, partial funding will go toward ensuring the company can “meet the anticipated demand this holiday season.” “This puts us in the same category as the other leaders in the fitness industry,” Founder and Chief Executive Bruce Smith said. “Until now, we might have been a little bit under the radar because people thought of us as a smaller company. But we’re actually very ambitious.” Hydrow offers on-demand rowing classes and other fitness classes including pilates and yoga. As the at-home fitness rivalry rises, the startup looks to capitalize on its individuality. It also notes its user base...

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 21, 2021