Brazilian Gympass announced the fifth acquisition in its history this Wednesday (6): the Brazilian mental health startup Vitalk. The startup‘s products will integrate Wellz, Gympass’ mental health platform, available exclusively in Brazil. With the acquisition, subscribers to the platform will have access to individual and group therapy sessions provided by qualified professionals, on-demand content, and clinical monitoring.
“With Vitalk, we bring an experience that we didn’t have before, which combines artificial intelligence with a human journey through chatbots and digital knowledge, complementing our strong professional base,” explained João Barbosa, co-founder of Gympass, in a press statement.
The Vitalk team will also become part of Gympass’. In this case, Gympass’s most significant interest in the company is in the framework with clinical knowledge about mental health.
“It’s an exciting time to join the family, and I look forward to adding a new layer of expertise to the Wellz platform, leveraging data to create a highly personalized solution to help employers address the mental health needs of their employees,” said Michael Kapps, CEO of Vitalk, also in a statement.
Gympass had already acquired the personal training app, Trainiac, in 2021, the same year it raised a $220 million Series E led by SoftBank; the European wellness platforms Andjoy and 7Card, formerly owned by Sodexo, in 2019; and Flaner (Portuguese artificial intelligence startup), also in 2019.