NEW YORK — ClassPass, which offers membership to fitness studios in NY and major cities, has scored its largest funding to date, raising $70 million in a Series C round of financing led by Singapore investment fund Temasek, along with current ClassPass investors Acequia Capital, CRV, General Catalyst, GV, M13 and Thrive. ClassPass will use the financing to fuel growth, invest in product innovation and expand operations.
With over 8,500 partners in 39 cities worldwide, ClassPass connects members to a variety of fitness experiences, including yoga, cycling, Pilates, barre, running, strength training, dance, sports, videos and more.
“I’m looking forward to using this new injection of funds to build on our momentum and to further deepen the technical sophistication of our platform. This year we’re focused on improving our customer and partner experiences while expanding into new fitness categories and audiences,” said Fritz Lanman, CEO of ClassPass. “We’re aiming to become the ultimate destination for all things fitness, and this financing will allow us to accelerate our investments in market expansion and product innovation while better curating customer recommendations and increasing partner revenue.”
ClassPass has doubled its member base in the past year, starting off 2017 with the strongest usage and acquisition quarter to date. Through its rapid growth, the company has also made key executive and board appointments with pedigrees from world-class marketplace companies such as Amazon, Expedia, Priceline, Porch and Microsoft.
“The acceleration we’ve seen this year is validation that our new plan offerings and recently rolled out product features have incredible traction and engagement,” said Payal Kadakia, Founder and Executive Chairman. “With this new round of funding, our potential is endless as we reinvest in our core product and continue to further innovate on how we motivate people to be active.”
“Group fitness has become a social phenomenon in the U.S. and increasingly internationally as well. ClassPass has emerged as the leading platform connecting us to those experiences,” said investor Adam Valkin, managing director at General Catalyst. “This financing round will enable us to expand our geographic footprint and widen our product offering to meet the needs of even more fitness enthusiasts.”
With over 35 million reservations to date, ClassPass is introducing new users to fitness by merchandising and surfacing over one million classes available on the platform to the benefit of both its members and partners. Based on evolving market trends and opportunities, ClassPass is further investing in innovative technology and infrastructure while expanding its total addressable market. With the recent roll out of social features, video on demand and the ability to return to favorite studios more often, the company will continue to launch inspiring products, doubling-down on sophisticated technology with the goal of connecting members to a broader range of fitness activities that align with their varied needs and goals.