zwift News of 10/01/20
Zwift, Maker Of A Popular Indoor Training App, Just Landed A Whopping $450 Million In Funding Led By KKR
Zwift , a 350-person, Long Beach, Calif.-based online fitness platform that immerses cyclists and runners in 3D generated worlds, just raised a hefty $450 million in funding led by the investment firm KKR in exchange for a minority stake in its ...
Strap In — A Virtual Tour De France Kicks Off This Weekend On The Online Racing Platform Zwift
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on all manner of professional sports this year, and cycling has not been immune. For example, the best-known race on the planet, the Tour de France, normally staged in July, has had to be pushed back to August 29 through ...
Peloton IPO, VC Alternatives, Privacy At Apple, And Cybersecurity Returns
ICYMI: As Peloton files for IPO, can its live fitness gamification model extend to other verticals? Peloton confidentially filed for its IPO today , and the juggernaut fitness company is positioned to be one of the most interesting consumer debuts in ...
Bad PR Ideas, Esports, And The Valley’S Talent Poaching War
Sending severed heads, and even more PR DON’Ts I wrote a “ master list ” of PR DON’Ts earlier this week, and now that list has nearly doubled as my fellow TechCrunch writers continued to experience even more bad behavior around pitches. So, ...
Zwift CEO Eric Min On Fitness-Gaming And Bringing Esports Into The Olympics
The rumored IPO plans of $4 billion spinning brand Peloton marks the rise of a wave of interactive fitness startups like Mirror , Tonal , Hydrow , and At Home 360 that combine a monthly subscription to recorded and/or live video classes with ...