Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who stepped away from the large blue hen ultimate June, has a new well being and health platform startup within the works, interested in motivating people to make lifestyle enhancements by way of drawing on the experience of a spread of “well being experts” to provide inspiring guidance.
That’s not all. Costolo has additionally signed up to being a VC — joining Index Ventures as a partner, investing in new startups and working with current Index portfolio corporations. So new 12 Months, two new jobs for @DickC…
We Asked Index if it’s an investor in its new employee, Costolo’s, own new Venture — however the firm declined to remark. So They Can However speculate. Nonetheless, with investor chums like these fundraising indisputably isn’t going to be this startup’s greatest ache point…
The Previous comic printed the tidbids of private information in a couple of tweets previous this morning — managing to only miss the sporadic service outages his former worker has been suffering nowadays. And stuffing far more than A Hundred And Forty characters into a couple of tweets because of the old screenshot trick… (no wish to wait for those 10,000 phrase tweets, then).
“We’re constructing a new tool platform that reimagines the path to private fitness. This platform will transcend measurement to motivate and drive development and make the road to personal transformation enjoyable and social. For wellness professionals, from fitness coaches to doctors and nutritionists and extra, our platform would be the absolute best and most flexible approach to lengthen experience and steering through orders of magnitude,” the tweeted text concerning the new startup reads.
His co-founder for the fitness startup is Bryan Oki — a former crossfit tutor who brings plenty of related industry experience, having additionally previously founded and led a health and well being consultancy, Fitify.
“The health business is transitioning to a global of specialized studios and programs with a mess of related units and software trackers. We’ve developed a gadget that works within this evolving panorama, and we imagine we are able to scale this system with know-how and ship it to an enormous target market. A Lot More to claim as we proceed to build out what’s working so neatly in our proof-of-ideas,” Costolo’s tweet provides.
Asked via Twitter whether the health platform would work with a selected indoor biking exercise known as Soul Cycle, Costolo said yes But delivered that it’s no longer about developing a niche solution — noting: “It’s a platform for everybody.”
Given the proliferation of fitness trackers and well being quantification measures in recent years there’s no scarcity of uncooked subject matter for shoppers to drag in concerning their personal wellbeing. Yet that rising quantity of information arguably creates a challenge for those looking to intelligently navigate the more than a few signals it’s imaginable to accumulate — somewhat than simply doing something super common, like counting a daily choice of steps.
So perhaps Costolo’s platform objectives to deal with the problem of intelligently decoding a range of wellbeing indicators in a approach that maximizes their utility and effectiveness, and also amps up the motivational potential (hiya social features) of using gadgets and services to succeed in fitness way of life objectives. But let’s wait and spot.