A new app called Few which helps connect health and fitness professionals to their customers has received €250K of funding from Malta Enterprise and other investors.
Few allows users of its app to book virtual and in-person classes with more than 50 industry experts in Malta. The services on offer cover a range of fitness, wellbeing, and training sessions, connecting people with yoga practitioners, meditation masters, boxing coaches and many others working in holistic health and fitness. As well as allowing the public to easily access these services, Few also helps the practitioners themselves to reach clients and turn their passion and knowledge into a career.
Founded in Malta in 2020, in Malta, Few solves the problems that holistic health and wellness practitioners often face of how to organise and market themselves and build a customer base.
The startup does this by providing guidance to practitioners on how to grow their business and serve their clients better. This is achieved by providing integrated support services such as scheduling software, payments, and a supportive practitioner community, along with many other aspects of running a business.
The app has had more than 1,600 downloads, has pilot schemes with three corporate clients under way and several of the app’s practitioners feature weekly on the national Maltese television station TVM.
Jamie North, co-founder and CEO of Few who lives in Malta, said the new investment will allow the company to grow its team and ready itself for entering future markets. He added: “We’re delighted and grateful to receive the Malta Enterprise funding, which will allow us to put into place the plans we have for the Maltese health and fitness market. The island is a beautiful place where well-being can be practised outdoors easily. Few can offer its users access to top-class wellbeing instruction, while supporting its practitioners on their journey to realising their dream of making their passion their profession.”
Malta Enterprise CEO, Kurt Farrugia welcomes the launch of this company as “it highlights the potential of Malta serving as a test base, as well as the potential of the Islands hosting startups. Our aim is to consolidate Malta’s package in particular the various schemes and incentives that Malta Enterprise constantly upgrades to ensure that the needs of startups are being attended to.”