$2.525 Million Funding Boost for Bright Breaks on Mission to Elevate Remote Employee Well-Being
Halifax, Canada – November 15, 2023 – Bright Breaks, a technology-enabled workplace well-being platform, is thrilled to announce the successful closure of a CA $2,525,000 financing round, building on a previous $1,450,000 raise announced in September 2022.
Led by Build Ventures with participation from Concrete Ventures and Invest Nova Scotia, this new funding propels Bright Breaks closer to its ambitious goal of 1 million employees taking breaks on its platform by 2025.
David Howe, CEO of Bright Breaks, emphasized the impact of the investment: “This funding fuels our commitment to support HR leaders in fostering a healthier, happier, and more engaged remote workforce. Together, we can inspire a new era of well-being in the workplace.”
Bright Breaks is a more robust and tailored alternative to Calm, Headspace, and others, built specifically for the needs of the hybrid and remote workforce. It tackles the hidden challenges of these work environments, including physical discomfort and mental stress.
Through its innovative platform, the company offers over 300 live breaks per week and an extensive on-demand library, automating the scheduling of 7-minute wellness breaks directly into employees’ calendars using AI. Additionally, Bright Breaks empowers companies to initiate challenges, promoting a culture of health and camaraderie among remote teams.
Rob Barbara, lead investor at Build Ventures, expressed his support: “We believe that Bright Breaks has the potential to make a significant impact on the well-being of employees worldwide, and we are excited to be part of their journey. This investment signifies our confidence in their team and their ability to create a positive change in the workplace.”
At the core of Bright Breaks’ innovative approach to workplace wellness is a foundation deeply rooted in scientific research. A systematic review of over 80 studies cemented the value of taking regular breaks during work hours, challenging the prevailing notion that longer work hours equate to higher productivity. This analysis confirms that incorporating breaks throughout the workday enhances well-being and boosts overall work performance.
Additionally, research highlights the positive impact of microbreaks on reducing discomfort across various physical and mental domains. Bright Breaks leverages this insight, catering to different needs and preferences. The microbreaks are engineered to alleviate tension, combat fatigue, and foster a sense of connection among remote and hybrid teams.
“At Bright Breaks, we’re dedicated to empowering HR leaders to prioritize the well-being of their teams in the age of remote and hybrid work,” adds Howe.
“We understand the unique challenges they face, from the aches and pains to the sense of isolation and tension that can accumulate when employees spend long hours at home office desks.”
With the additional funding, Bright Breaks aims to expand its reach, enhance member experience through upgraded studios, and solidify its position as a top workplace wellness brand in North America. The funds will also fuel marketing efforts and new feature development to bring the benefits of daily micro-breaks to even more employees, enhancing their overall well-being and productivity.
Bright Breaks has successfully attracted major clients, including Hyundai, Rakuten Kobo, PandaDoc, and Hatch. The platform stands out in the competitive landscape with its employee-driven, live content spanning fitness, yoga, meditation, nutrition, and professional development.
“With our novel approach to workplace well-being, we’re not just offering a solution,” said Howe. “We’re offering a strategic advantage for HR leaders.”
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About Bright Breaks:
Bright Breaks is a technology-enabled workplace well-being platform designed to address the challenges of hybrid and remote work. With a mission to inspire and prioritize employee well-being, Bright Breaks offers a comprehensive suite of wellness tools, including live and on-demand content, challenge features, automatic scheduling of breaks, and metric reporting to HR leaders. The company is on a mission to reach 1 million employees taking breaks worldwide by 2025.