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  • Zenrez raises $2 million to take on ClassPass

    Zenrez raises $2 million to take on ClassPass

    ClassPass is not the only startup looking to disrupt the fitness class business. Zenrez also lets users book yoga sessions on demand, but without the packages or the monthly membership costs. The Zenrez app, which like ClassPass is powered by MindBody, shows nearby fitness classes on a map. The pay-as-you-go service is specifically designed for last-minute bookings — users can only… Read More

  • Meet The Disrupt NY 2015 Speakers And Judges

    Meet The Disrupt NY 2015 Speakers And Judges

    Disrupt NY is just a few days away, and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak throughout the three-day-long conference. You can still buy general admission tickets for Disrupt NY here. You can find full details about the event here. These are the speakers we are proud to announce and when you can expect to see them take… Read More

  • With $40M In Recent Funding, Classpass Hires Revenue And Marketing Execs

    With $40M In Recent Funding, Classpass Hires Revenue And Marketing Execs

    Classpass, the NY-based company that gives users unlimited access to local fitness classes, has pulled in some new key hires moving into 2015. Zach Apter and Alex Do are joining the team as head of revenue management and head of marketing, respectively, as Classpass focuses on growing the already-popular brand. Read More

  • ClassPass Lands $12 Million Series A Led By Fritz Lanman, Hank Vigil

    ClassPass Lands $12 Million Series A Led By Fritz Lanman, Hank Vigil

    ClassPass, the subscription service that offers unlimited monthly access to various fitness classes around town, has just closed a $12 million Series A funding round, the majority of which is coming from existing ClassPass investors. Fritz Lanman and Hank Vigil are leading the round, with participation from existing investors such as David Tisch, Kal Vepuri, and Shana Fisher, among others. Read More

  • With $2 Million In New Seed Funding, Classtivity Rebrands As ClassPass To Add Variety To Your Workout

    With $2 Million In New Seed Funding, Classtivity Rebrands As ClassPass To Add Variety To Your Workout

    ClassPass, an NY-based company focused on bringing value to athletes and local gyms, has today announced a $2 million seed round from an assortment of angel investors, including Fritz Lanman, SV Angel, Hank Vigil, Blake Krikorian, Gordy Crawford, Owen Van Natta, Vivi Nevo & Keith Nowak, Kal Vepuri, and Dave Tisch. ClassPass originally launched out of TechStars NY as Classtivity, looking… Read More

  • Classtivity Pivots To Subscription Model So You Actually Work Out

    Classtivity Pivots To Subscription Model So You Actually Work Out

    Classtivity launched out of TechStars back in June of last year with the promise to connect New Yorkers with any leisure or fitness class they could imagine, with expert reviews, pricing information, schedules, etc. Turns out, finding a class isn’t as difficult as actually going to a class, which is why most fitness-based business models revolve around packages. That said, Classtivity… Read More