New Yr, Two New Jobs For Ex-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo…
Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who stepped away from the large blue chook final June, has a brand new well being and health platform startup within the works, targeted on motivating individuals to make way of life enhancements by drawing on the experience of a variety of “wellness professionals” to offer inspiring steerage.
That’s not all. Costolo has additionally signed as much as being a VC — becoming a member of Index Ventures as a companion, investing in new startups and dealing with present Index portfolio corporations. So new yr, two new jobs for @DickC…
We requested Index if it’s an investor in its new worker, Costolo’s, personal new enterprise — however the agency declined to remark. So we will however speculate. Nonetheless, with investor associates like these fundraising certainly isn’t going to be this startup’s largest ache level…
The previous comic revealed the tidbids of private information in a few tweets earlier this morning — managing to only miss the sporadic service outages his former worker has been struggling in the present day. And stuffing far more than one hundred forty characters into a couple of tweets because of the previous screenshot trick… (no want to attend for these 10,000 phrase tweets, then).
“We’re constructing a brand new software program platform that reimagines the trail to non-public health. This platform will transcend measurement to encourage and drive enchancment and make the street to non-public transformation enjoyable and social. For wellness professionals, from health coaches to docs and nutritionists and extra, our platform would be the best and most versatile option to prolong experience and steerage by orders of magnitude,” the tweeted textual content concerning the new startup reads.
His co-founder for the health startup is Bryan Oki — a former crossfit coach who brings loads of related business expertise, having additionally beforehand based and led a well being and wellness consultancy, Fitify.
“The health business is transitioning to a world of specialised studios and packages with a mess of related units and software program trackers. We’ve developed a system that works inside this evolving panorama, and we consider we will scale this technique with know-how and ship it to an enormous viewers. Much more to say as we proceed to construct out what’s working so properly in our proof-of-ideas,” Costolo’s tweet provides.
Requested by way of Twitter whether or not the health platform would work with a specific indoor biking exercise referred to as Soul Cycle, Costolo stated sure however added that it’s not about creating a distinct segment answer — noting: “It’s a platform for everybody.”
Given the proliferation of health trackers and well being quantification measures in recent times there’s no scarcity of uncooked materials for shoppers to tug in pertaining to their private wellness. But that rising quantity of knowledge arguably creates a problem for these eager to intelligently navigate the varied alerts it’s potential to purchase — fairly than simply doing one thing tremendous primary, like counting a day by day variety of steps.
So maybe Costolo’s platform goals to deal with the problem of intelligently deciphering a variety of wellness alerts in a method that maximizes their utility and effectiveness, and in addition amps up the motivational potential (hey social options) of utilizing units and providers to obtain health way of life objectives. However let’s wait and see.