Bright Breaks Raises $1.45M CAD in New Round of Funding Led by Tidal Venture Partners


Financing is expected to help drive the wellness at work platform’s growth toward 1 million employees taking weekly workday breaks by 2025


HALIFAX — Bright Breaks, the wellness-at-work platform revolutionizing how companies and their employees take workday breaks, announced today a $1.45M round of funding, led by Tidal Venture Partners with participation from Concrete Ventures and Innovacorp.

This latest round follows an $850K round of funding in June 2021 where David Wilson and Kyle Racki joined Bright Breaks’ board of directors. The round is intended to drive the company’s growth and momentum as a leader in the employee well-being space.

Inspired by the lack of wellness-related resources for workers struggling with pandemic burnout, Bright Breaks has been on a mission to help organizations significantly improve their company culture by prioritizing their employee’s mental and physical health at work.

“We care deeply about the physical, mental, and social health of employees,” said co-founder and CEO David Howe. “Our vision for Bright Breaks is to make wellness an important part of every companies’ DNA and we believe helping employees consistently take short, active breaks is how to achieve that vision.”

Offering over 300 live weekly 5-15 minute virtual work-breaks, Bright Breaks makes getting up and moving throughout the workday simple (and fun, too). Members receive a recommended break in their calendar each day, driven by a smart recommendation system that factors in their preferences, behavior, and more.

Tidal Venture Partners and Concrete Ventures’ investment will advance Bright Breaks towards their goal of having 1 million employees worldwide taking weekly breaks by 2025.

“Often people are being told by employers to take a break at work, but it’s not always easy to know when or how to do that at the office or home office,” said co-founder and CTO Kiran Sachdev. “Our platform shows what time you’re available within the day to take that break, where to fit it into your schedule, and then provides the actual class led by one of our expert educators.”

Tidal Venture Partners is a pre-seed to seed + fund focused on the emerging ecosystem of Atlantic Canada.

“Tidal invests in founding teams that are building products that both lean into and lead secular trends,” says Ian Whytock, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Tidal Venture Partners. “The team at Bright Breaks has strongly articulated their vision around the future of work and we are very excited by their velocity and capacity to capture a leadership position within this space.”

About Bright Breaks: Co-founded in 2020, Bright Breaks offers over 300 expert-led, live and virtual classes to companies around the world through their wellness at work web and mobile app platforms. Members take workday breaks through exclusive access to fitness, meditation, and mindfulness classes, along with in-depth workshops focused on nutrition and self-care. For more information visit

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