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Dutch Sports Startup OneFit Acquires German Rival Kurspass

Dutch Sports Startup OneFit Acquires German Rival Kurspass

Eine Karte für ganz Köln,” one card for all of Cologne. Its members can select from more than 150 courses throughout the city with unlimited training choices. “Cologne is ideal because it is a young and sporty city,”Brabander commented. He further added that German Sport University Cologne, “the largest sports university in Europe,” is also based there. From a variety of yoga styles, Pilates, Crossfit, dance, fitness, martial arts, outdoor sports, meditation and much more, Kurspass members can visit the best training courses in Cologne for € 65 per month. Each participating studio may be used by a memebr up to three times a month. “We are no fitness junkies but raised the question why something like OneFit did not exist. We both love sports but are quiet easily bored doing the same thing over and over. That’s why we started OneFit,” said co-founders Brabander and Richardson. OneFit Unlimited is the only ‘all-in-one’ sports membership club in Holland, the company says. For € 59 per month members have unlimited access to the best fitness clubs, yoga studios and many other “amazing gyms and studios.” The company is said to have thousands of members in  Amsterdam. OneFit is the largest health and fitness network in Holland, the startup says. “One system, access anywhere. You choose, everyday something different if you like. Anytime, anywhere. 24/7 online, no contract or entrance fees.” Photo: OneFit co-founders Serge Brabander and Camille Richardson.]]>

Kushner's Oscar Health Insurance Startup Raises $400M Led By Fidelity

Kushner's Oscar Health Insurance Startup Raises $400M Led By Fidelity

Puck Building in Soho, owned by the Kushner Companies. Earlier this month, a new three-bedroom super-luxury penthouse unit at the landmarked Puck Building was sold by the Kushner Companies for $28 million. Founded in 2012 by Joshua Kushner, Mario Schlosser and Kevin Nazemi, Oscar was the first health insurance company created for consumers in the new world of the Affordable Care Act. That means plans and benefits consumers understand, tools that save time and money, and people who want to help customers along the way. “We’re on a mission to bring quality and value back together in American healthcare. We don’t just pay the bill—members trust Oscar to guide them to better doctors, better care, and lower costs,” says the company. Oscar has grown its footprint during the last year, expanding to California, New Jersey and Texas, reportedly tripling customers to 145,000 up from 40,000. Oscar co-founder and CEO Mario Schlosser said he wants to have 1 million customers in five years. “We expect to go into three or four new states per year and each will cost us about $20 million to start up.” “We don’t get excited about raising money, but rather, see it as a small step towards improving experiences for our members each and every day,” Schlosser said in a statement. “Our most recent round of financing will ensure our continued dedication to service and innovation for our members. It will allow us to grow our staff, create new products and extend our plans to new members across the country.” Photo Credit: (L to R) Mario Schlosser, Kevin Nazemi and Josh Kushner,  founders of Oscar Health Insurance. Source: Oscar.]]>