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25 April 2024·2 min read

Dara Kachinska

News Editor, Vestbee

Polish startup ForActive raises $1.6M funding led by ff Venture Capital and Movens Capital

Poland-based app ForActive has raised $1.6 million to provide payment and communication support to independent sports service providers. This pre-seed round was led by US ff Venture Capital and Polish Movens Capital. Angel investors Konrad Howard, co-founder of Booksy, and Flyer One Ventures General Partner Vital Laptenok joined as well. 

  • ForAvtive was founded in 2023 by Maciej Biegański. The startup is developing an app that is focused on helping with payments and communication between customers and trainers. According to the startup’s founder,  the team also seeks to create a community within the app by allowing members of training groups to chat with each other. 

"ForActive's goal is to help independent service providers, such as gym, fitness, yoga, swimming, and dance instructors, by addressing two of the biggest issues they face – collecting payments and communicating with their clients," explained Maciej Biegański.

  • The founder of ForActive is also a former VP Product and head of UX at Booksy, an appointment booking software for the health and beauty industry. A VP marketing at ForActive, Dawid Kowalski, who also worked at Booksy, added that their main goal is to build the largest sports app in the USA.
  • One of the leading investors in this pre-seed round is American ff Ventures Capital. It focuses on investing in early-stage technology and technology-enabled companies.

Investing in ForActive, I was drawn by Maciej’s extensive experience gained from a decade at Booksy, deeply understanding the challenges of US service providers. Coupled with targeted market research revealing that over 52% of US sports instructors struggle with payment collection, ForActive’s approach is both innovative and essential,” added Mariusz Adamski, Partner at ff Venture Capital, about the reason for the investment. 

  • The money will be used by ForActive to advance the product and increase its market share in the US.

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