Wellness app Urban just raised $7.6m in seed funding

  • Fitness and beauty marketplace Urban just raised close to $8 million in seed funding from BNF Capital and crowdfunders on Seedrs. 
  • Urban pairs users with fitness and beauty professionals though its app, with the wider wellness economy valued at as much as $4 trillion.
  • Speaking to Business Insider, cofounder Jack Tang revealed how the firm had coped with the “huge hole” left in its revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Beauty and fitness startup Urban has raised close to £6 million ($7.6 million) in a seed funding round backed by family office BNF Capital. 

Founded in 2014, Urban markets itself as the “wellness app for busy people”, providing customers with a platform to book hairdressers, fitness experts, and other wellness professionals to their own homes.

The concept is similar to another UK beauty marketplace, Treatwell, which allows users to book salon appointments in

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