From the year 2010 to now, the Indian technology startups landscape has seen a phenomenal growth towards creation of innovative startups. It now houses 4,750 tech startups — the highest number in the world after the United States and Britain [Read More]. Now according to a new study by CB Insights, India is the second largest market globally for investments in fitness tech startups, bagging $63 million.
US-based companies have received the highest funding with about 64% ($1.5 billion) of total global deal share $2.4 billion since 2013 from VCs.
After the US (64%), came in India with 7% deals, Canada with 5%, UK and China with 3% each, and Germany with 2%. Large deals above $1 million in India, include CureFit ($46 million), HealthifyMe ($7 million), HUG Innovations ($5 million), Boltt Sports Technologies ($1million), Fitternity ($1million), MobieFit Technologies ($1 million), Fitpass ($2 million). The largest fitness tech deal outside the US went to Munich-based fitness startup eGym, which produces cloud-connected gym equ ipment, in a $45 million series C round in the first quarter of 2016. The round saw participation from Bayern Kapital, High-Tech Grunderfonds, Highland Europe, and HPE Growth Capital.
The most well-funded fitness tech company outside of the US is also eGym, which has raised $60 million total in disclosed funding across two rounds a $15 million series A in the third quarter of 2014 and $45 million series C last year.
“Notable deals include Bengaluru-based CureFit’s recent $25 million series B funding in the third quarter of 2017 and Malaysia-based fitness subscription startup KFit’s $12 million Series A round in the first quarter of 2016,” it added.
Founded by former Myntra and Flipkart executives — Mukesh Bansal and Ankit Nagori, CureFit is one of the better known startups in the industry and has signed on actor Hrithik Roshan in a Rs100-crore endorsement deal. The startup has both online and offline channels for healthcare.
To recall, CB Insights — in a separate report also revealed that India is home to the second highest number of unicorn startups in the world, outside of the US [Read More Here].