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yoganect announces second funding and welcomes Robert Gricius on board

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yoganect announces second funding and welcomes Robert Gricius on board

Our team at yoganect S.A., a Luxembourg-based tech startup that combines yoga and technology by building an online community marketplace for yoga, is excited to announce that we have launched our seed funding a few weeks ago. We plan to raise €600,000 to fuel the next stage of our launch and expansion to markets across the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

To get people ready and prepared for our upcoming launch and ongoing capital increase, we are currently on a Roadshow in California. We had a great experience attending The Startup Conference in Redwood City, and the IoT World Expo and Conference in Santa Clara. Meeting our business partners (brands, yoga studios and teachers) has been some of the most exciting and insightful moments throughout our Roadshow. We’ve also had great opportunities to chat with VCs and have presented yoganect in one-on-one meetings with potential investors.

As we’ve traveled throughout California, we’ve noticed the conscious & noticeable lifestyle change in this beautiful state. This isn’t particularly surprising considering the benefits of yoga for health and mindfulness. What’s been even more exciting is seeing how the West Coast is the right place for us to be. As a startup that combines yoga and technology, the West Coast’s attitude matches us perfectly. The openness to innovative ideas, the ‘trial & error’ approach with willingness to experiment and the startup-friendly ecosystem distinguish the Californian tech business environment. These qualities make it a great fit/ or place for yoganect.

Aside from great feedback from our presentation at The Startup Conference, we are also very excited to announce our first US Investor and new Advisory Team Member Robert Gricius. Robert founded NAVEOS, a data analytics company within the healthcare sector. His market knowledge and experience within both industries is a great match for yoganect; he will help support us to realize our vision.

We are looking forward to successfully completing the seed phase of our financing in July of this year. We are proud to announce that we have secured more than half of the required capital! Right now, there are still opportunities to become a shareholder of yoganect and grow the yoga-tech startup with us. If you are interested in building our online community marketplace, please feel free to reach out to us.

About yoganect
yoganect is a Luxembourg-based tech startup and online community marketplace that allows people to stay connected and book yoga classes and events in real time. The freemium web platform and mobile app will allow users to get easier access to all things yoga: like-minded peers, events, classes and yoga knowledge. Yoga businesses, such as teachers, studios, and brands also greatly benefit from yoganect business pages and the event manager function to efficiently promote their offers, manage their data and engage with the right yoga audience. For more information, visit

Maria Elena Knolle holds a Master´s degree in Cultural Studies and is a communication expert and author. She has worked for national and international media outlets since 2005 and has published articles for National Geographic Germany, and Spanish Australia, to name a few.

yoganect S.A., Op der Heckmill 33, L-6783 Grevenmacher,, yoganect was founded in August 2016 and runs as Société anonyme (SA) in Grevenmacher, Luxembourg since January 2018.

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