Cuckoo Workout receives growth funding from Takeoff Partners
Cuckoo Workout has completed a 160 thousand euro seed funding round with a network of private investors led by Takeoff Partners. With the help of the investment, the Cuckoo Workout service will be launched on a larger scale in Finland. The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes) has also supported the development of Cuckoo Workout’s service.
Finnish startup company Cuckoo Workout promotes a novel way for office workers
to exercise during the workday. The Cuckoo Workout service activates employees
through brief and fun video-instructed breaks and makes it easier for companies
to support the health and well-being of their staff.
studies have brought up the risks of excessive sitting during the day. We have
developed a gamified solution that helps office employees feel better and more
energetic at work. In our recent survey, 70% of the respondents felt more
energetic during the workday after having adopted Cuckoo Workout as a daily
office workout tool”, says Ida Mänty, one of the two founders of Cuckoo
Finnish growth coach and private investor Takeoff Partners strengthens the
Cuckoo team with a wealth of experience from international markets and business
development. “Well-being at work is a global growth market, and Cuckoo Workout provides
a simple and proven solution to activating office workers during the workday.
The service has already provoked interest overseas, and scaling up the business
internationally is technically straightforward. It tells a lot about the
potential of the solution in the eyes of investors that it took us less than
two weeks to collect the funding for this seed round. We were happy to be able
to choose investors that will also provide experienced hands-on support to
Cuckoo’s team in addition to money”, says Markko Vaarnas from Takeoff Partners.
the help of this funding, we will strengthen our market position in Finland,
develop our business model further, and prepare the company for rapid
internationalization”, summarizes Veera Lehmonen, co-founder of Cuckoo Workout
the future plans of the company.
Partners are experienced growth coaches and private investors who specialize in
internationalizing B2B software and service businesses.
is a work wellness startup company founded by two women entrepreneurs in 2014.
Cuckoo Workout offers its B2B customers a web-based activity game that
activates office workers during the workday and helps avoid the risks of