Boston Business Journal – George Foreman’s son gets VC funding for Boston boxing startup

Boston Business Journal – George Foreman’s son gets VC funding for Boston boxing startup
April 12, 2016 EBF

This article was originally published on Boston Business Journal.

Boston Business Journal

Boston Business Journal – Breakaway, a Boston-based venture capital firm and branding agency, has invested in a local boxing startup co-founded by George Foreman III, the son of former professional boxer George Foreman.

Breakaway invested $1 million in the startup, called EveryBodyFights, headquartered in the Seaport. The three-year-old company offers a boxing fitness program and classes, and also recently launched an online training certification program. For a monthly fee, trainers are given access to a digital library of workouts they can stream to any mobile device, according to a release.

Breakaway, a Boston-based venture capital firm and branding agency, has invested in a local boxing startup co-founded by George Foreman III, the son of former professional boxer George Foreman.

The company employs 8, with more than 75 certified boxing fitness trainers. This is the company’s first round of funding.

Foreman III said Breakaway’s expertise and relationships could help take his startup to the next level.

“We are ready to bring EveryBodyFights to new markets while continuing to make investments in our digital platform to help give people the tools they need to dig deep and fight for themselves, their family and everything else that matters in their lives,” he said in a statement.

Breakaway has previously invested in several other Boston-area companies including Oath Craft Pizza, Rue La La, IdeaPaint, M. Gemi, Drizly and CoachUp. – Boston Business Journal


 

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