CENTRED SECURES FUNDING TO BUILD NEW WELLNESS TRAVEL PLATFORM ALL VIA ZOOM
5th November, 2020. London, UK – CENTRED, the global travel startup connecting travellers with curated health and fitness partners around the world, has raised $1.3M in a first round of funding. The money raised will allow the business to build out its initial product offering, planned to go live in November 2020.
The seed round was led by T9L, with participation from YesVentures in April, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. As such the funding round took place entirely over Zoom, and raised the money needed to enable CENTRED in building its digital platform, website, booking system, marketing program, and all tech onboarding services. CENTRED is now in the process of raising A Series.
CENTRED was founded in early 2020 by Brian Chappon, serial entrepreneur and CEO. It serves as a one-stop digital concierge where members can easily access personalised recommendations for fitness studios, spas, telemedicine, restaurants, excursions, retailers, and lounges in more than 200 cities worldwide. With Coronavirus still a worry for global travellers, it will put wellness at the core of every member’s journey, offering them curated experiences that they can trust.
At launch, CENTRED’s partners include top travel, fitness and wellness brands across the globe, including DragonPass, TechnoGym and Evolution Wellness. Alongside this CENTRED’s partners will also include top emerging brands as part of their goal to support and drive revenue for small businesses during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
T9L.com was founded in 2005 by Fahad Moti Khan, and now has a team of over 50 professionals working strategy, brand, UI/UX, mobile and web development, data sciences, testing and fund advisory. Since it’s pivot to a Startup Studio in 2014, T9L has helped launch 37 companies generating a cumulative portfolio valuation in the approximation of $600 million, 8M+ number of app downloads, 12M+ number of users, 4 exits and zero shutdown.
CENTRED CEO Brian Chappon comments:
“We’re very proud to have raised such a sum during such an extraordinary time, and in such a novel manner. The backing of T9L, TeamYes Ventures, and other angels means that CENTRED can help bring wellness into the travel equation at a crucial time for the industry. The funds have given us the scope to expand our offering to every continent, and over 200 cities, all through partnerships we have developed during the height of a global pandemic.”
Fahad Moti Khan, CEO of T9L.com adds:
“In the face of this unprecedented global crisis driven by COVID–19, wellness and general health have come to the forefront. As travel will undoubtedly resume, the experience will no doubt be very different. Business and work-related travellers in particular, being of the highest frequency are increasingly concerned about staying well and healthy while on the road. CENTRED is in a unique position, with its expansive ecosystem of partners, to provide that peace of mind, when it comes to health, wellness and safe travel. We are very excited to be part of this journey and to watch CENTRED grow from strength to strength.”
CENTRED is the must-have travel and wellness app dedicated to bringing peace of mind to global travellers. CENTRED connects members with premiere and emerging brands and experiences in more than 200 cities worldwide and provides tailored recommendations that prioritise its members’ health and wellness during and after their journeys. www.Centred-Wellness.com
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