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FORTË

​FORTË's proprietary live-streaming tech enables gyms/studios to build a premium branded digital experience through their white-label platform or marketplace.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Consumer Services
  • Location New York, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2015
  • Employees 25
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website WWW.GOFORTE.FIT

Company Summary

​FORTË ​provides access to boutique studio classes coached by leading fitness experts. Both a technology and subscription based streaming platform, ​FORTË ​installs hardware & software into studios, which enable the classes to be streamed live to FORTË's marketplace or directly into the studio's website through FORTË's SaaS/white label solution​. A ​FORTË ​subscription gives consumers access to an unlimited live and on-demand library.

Team

  • Laursylvie
    Founder & CEO

    Lauren spent 10 yrs on Wall St, w/ the last 5 yrs on a trading floor as an Institutional US Gov Bond Broker at Whitaker Securities. Prior, she worked at Deutsche Bank & Cloudview Capital. She graduated from the Univ. of Maryland, w/ a BA in comm. & concentration in business, earning ACC Academic Honor Roll & Intercollegiate Athletic HR. She is a 2-time all-American field hockey player, played in the Junior Olympics, & went on to play D1 at UMD.

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    Lead Streaming Engineer

    Andrey Martinkov moved to Washington DC metropolitan area about a decade ago. He received his Associate’s degree in Information Technology Science from NVCC as well as Bachelor’s degree in AIT at George Mason University. Andrey worked in the IT industry for the past 6 years championing in both internal and external sides of the island. Andrey has knowledge across the entire IT spectrum mainly specializing in software development and networks.

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    Alex Jacome
    CTO

    10+ years in engineering, came to the US from Belarus in 2003 with $300 in his pocket and a big dream. He opened his own IT company, specializing in mobile & SaaS apps, Alex won ‘2016 Top Web Developer in Washington D.C., & today is loving spearheading FORTË's tech platform.

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    Kyle Rosin
    Engineer

    Kyle Rosin is a full stack web application & software developer from Chicago. After completing his B.S. in Computer & Information Technology at Purdue Univ. he worked in fast-pace environments at Molex and Nokia before moving to CA to try his hand at a digital media startup. Prior to joining the team at FORTË, Kyle was the engineering lead for the founding team at Rant, later acquired by Function(x). After Rant, he cofounded a digital agency.

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    Chris Bukowski
    Brand Partnerships

    Serial Entrepreneur and restaurateur with 10+ years experience in business operations, strategy and marketing, studied Hospitality and Business (University of Nevada Las Vegas), former athlete, and contestant on ‘The Bachelorette’. Co-Founder of KCM Create a digital media agency, and immersed in the startup world and obsessed with finding the next "big thing."

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    CFO/COO

    20-years of experience helping companies to achieve growth and profitability. Formerly, CFO of Genesis Media LLC, and COO/CFO of AdGenesis LLC, (a predecessor company to Genesis Media). Prior experience as a strategy and M&A consultant, an investment banker and private equity professional. Graduated with honors from University of Cambridge, and received an MBA from Wharton.

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    VP of Global Sales

    30 years in the fitness industry. For 12 years was CEO of Les Mills International Distribution. Her career progressed from fitness trainer to group exercise instructor, personal trainer, group exercise director, general manager, VP, COO, & CEO. Experience in corporate B2B sales, developing and managing high performing teams, executive leadership and generally what it takes to run successful health & fitness facilities.

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    Director of Content

    Heidi comes from the television broadcasting world with a rich resume working for the #1 television station in the #1 tv market, New York City. She presented and anchored on ABC and filled in on Good Morning America for years in New York.

    This former Division 1 runner has always been immersed in fitness and after television, she followed her fitness passion and has trained the who’s who of NYC’s celebrity set.

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    Director of Studio Operations

    Started her career as a Senior Partnership Manager at Peerfit, and quickly honed in on digital fitness. I have a passion for leading teams, developing people, and helping start-up organizations grow with minimal growing pains.

    She helps studios and gym owners diversify their revenue streams and expand their businesses—currently dedicating my talents to FORTË, the only end-to-end live stream and on-demand white label solution on the market.

Previous Investors

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    500 Startups
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    Cito Ventures
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    Lee Linden
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    Tikhon Bernstam
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    Gesche Haas
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    Katelin Shea
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