Softbank-backed Tempo raises $220 million to redefine personal fitness training experience with the first home gym that uses advanced 3D sensors and AI
Forget the crowded gym and say hello to a smarter home gym with a one-on-one AI-powered fitness trainer. Enter Tempo, the first home fitness gym that uses advanced 3D sensors and AI to analyze users’ motion to provide a personal training experience. Tempo is changing the way people perform home workouts and personal training, and customers are already raving about it.
Today, San Francisco-based fitness startup Tempo announced it has closed $220 million in Series C funding to further develop its AI to expand our class categories and content offerings. The round, which brings Tempo’s funding to date to nearly $300 million, was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2* with participation from new investor Steadfast Capital Ventures, and returning investors DCM, General Catalyst, Norwest Venture Partners, and Bling Capital.
Founded in 2015 by Joshua Augustin and Moawia Eldeeb, Tempo designs and develops a home fitness platform with personal guidance to help users in their training sessions. It features live elite trainers who can help users when they make mistakes. It has built-in three-dimensional sensors that track form, counts reps, and recommend weights.
Tempo helps users to improve in real-time. Powered by 3D motion sensors and AI, it analyzes 25 of the body’s essential joints as users work out and gives understood form feedback. Tempo’s AI-powered 3D-sensors correct form, counts reps, and recommend weights—providing a more effective and safer workout in real-time.
Tempo said that it will allocate the new funding toward the continued enhancement of its AI and 3D sensor technology to further expand its cutting-edge, real-time form feedback and personal guidance for users. The company also recently announced vast expansions across its hardware, software, and content offerings to best supplement the training experience and continue to deliver a full, at-home gym and personal trainer experience.
“Tempo was launched on the premise that the most advanced and versatile technology can unlock human potential by redefining the personal training experience. Today, our AI uses 3D sensors and is trained on over 5M workouts over 40K hours to give our users the most effective and personalized workouts possible,” said Moawia Eldeeb, Co-Founder and CEO of Tempo. “This new funding allows Tempo to further develop its AI to expand our class categories and content offerings.”
With its unique offering for at-home fitness, Tempo has gained significant momentum since launching in 2020. In the past year alone, Tempo saw its sales increase by 10 times and has seen 0% subscription cancellation.
Unlike the expensive home gym equipment, the Tempo Studio starts at just $2,495—or $69/month for 36 months with financing—with additional bundles available. A separate $39 monthly membership per household unlocks unlimited, AI-powered training spanning Tempo’s expansive offering of fitness classes, available both live and on-demand.
“The fitness landscape has transformed dramatically as more consumers seek home fitness solutions. By providing personalized AI-generated feedback through its computer vision technology, Tempo delivers the experience of working out with a personal trainer to consumers in their homes,” said Jeff Housenbold, Managing Partner, SoftBank Investment Advisers. “We’re excited to partner with Moawia and the Tempo team to support their ambition to help people progress in their fitness journeys at home.”
As the only complete yet incomparably compact and connected home training solution on the market, the Tempo Studio combines the hands-on guidance of a personal trainer, the motivation of a group fitness class, and premium design-forward equipment. After more than six years of developing Tempo’s flagship product, the company remains dedicated to providing the most efficient and personalized fitness experience to its community.
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