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UF Startup Peerfit Ranked in Top 10 Small-Medium Companies for Best Leadership (USA Today)

HubSpot, Google and Facebook top the list of companies with the best leadership teams among large companies, according to compensation, culture and career monitoring website Comparably. UF startup Peerfit ranked in the top 10 of the list of small-medium companies.

Leadership teams consist of roughly 10 to 20 executives within a company. According to Comparably CEO Jason Nazar, the team at marketing software company HubSpot stands out for its attention to employees.

Many companies in the best leadership team list also appear in Comparably’s best managers list. According Nazar, managers are employees that have direct reports and are not C-level leaders.

The lists below represent the best leadership teams and managers of companies, as rated by their employees on Comparably.com. Large companies are organizations with more than 500 employees. Small-to-medium companies are organizations with fewer than 500 employees.

Peerfit Partners with Barre Franchise, Barre3 (PR Newswire)

Peerfit, a digital platform that makes it easy for insurance carriers, brokers and employers to offer fitness classes to their clients and employees, announced a new partnership with barre franchise, barre3.

Barre3 was created in Portland, Oregon, in 2008 by Sadie Lincoln and her husband, Chris. Barre3’s unique approach to whole-health fitness aims to balance the whole body, mixing athleticism, grace, and the latest innovations. With more than 100 barre3 studios around the globe, as well as 250+ online workouts, barre3 truly embodies their mission for whole-body health.

Tampa Area Corporate Titans Back Peerfit (Nibletz)

UF startup Peerfit relocated to Tampa Bay after participating in the Healthbox Startup Accelerator hosted at Tampa Bay Wave in 2014. There, they were able to fine tune their product and grow important relationships that have helped lead them to where they are today.  In 2016 the company raised $1.56M dollars that they used to grow the business.

This week they closed out a $2.3M bridge round, bringing their total funding to $5 million dollars since they started the company in 2011.

Employee Health Benefits Platform Peerfit Garners $2.3 Million (PE Hub Network)

UF startup Peerfit, a digital platform that makes it easy for insurance carriers, brokers and employers to offer boutique fitness classes to their clients and employees, has closed a $2.3 million bridge round. The round drew notable business leaders, along with healthcare and digital health veterans.

Owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL team Jeff Vinik and founder of Outback Steakhouse Chris Sullivan are among the notable business leaders who invested during the round. Colliers International Florida Executive Chairman Lee Arnold, a longtime technology investor, led the round along with investors through Florida Funders’ online investing platform and at PAR/ARK Applications.

Peerfit Is Framing Fitness for 30,000+ People (Business Observer)

Instead of relying on reimbursing big-box gym memberships, CEO Ed Buckley’s company, Peerfit, a UF startup that provides a platform where employees can sign up for workout classes at the studios they prefer, using a digital currency paid for by their employer that’s part of the Peerfit platform. “We’re really a financial tech company inside of wellness,” Buckley says.

In the past two years, the 31-year-old CEO and his co-founder, Scott Peeples, have grown the Tampa-based company from four employees to 25, with a target of 33 employees by the end of the year. To date, they’ve raised nearly $4 million to help grow the business. They’ve also grown from one market — Tampa — to more than 30 markets nationwide, including New York City. Though Buckley declined to disclose revenue figures, he did share that more than 30,000 people now have access to the platform.

Buckley, Peerfit Gain Investors Keen on Disrupting Corporate Wellness (Tampa Bay Business Journal)

Edward J. Buckley III leads UF startup Peerfit’s expansion strategy by driving national partnerships, business development and fundraising. The company has secured $2.5 million in venture capital to date and is expanding rapidly. Follow the link to view the video with Buckley as he describes how Peerfit’s past is propelling it to new heights, disrupting corporate wellness.

Alex Lee Inc. Offers Peerfit to Its Employees (Progressive Grocer)

UF startup Peerfit is helping one of the Carolinas’ largest private employers develop a culture of fitness for its employees. Alex Lee Inc., parent company of supermarket chain Lowes Foods and wholesaler Merchants Distributors LLC, has introduced Peerfit’s worksite wellness program, which aims to improve employees’ health and fitness. The program is available to Alex Lee, Lowes and Merchants Distributors associates.

The company’s employees can now personalize their fitness goals by choosing from a range of exercise classes at local studios that best fit their needs and schedules. The employer-sponsored classes are provided via digital platform Peerfit.

Online Fitness Company Helps People Get off the Couch (83 Degrees Media)

Ed Buckley has found an innovative way to make money by encouraging people to exercise. Through UF startup Peerfit, a company he founded with Scott Peeples, he is working with insurers and employers to provide exercise credits at fitness centers across the nation.

“The idea is that we should give you an array of options, whatever is going to motivate you to get out of the couch,” says Buckley, Peerfit’s CEO. “You have the availability to do it, and you have no barriers to stop you.”

A digital company based in Tampa, Peerfit works directly with insurance carriers and employers with wellness budgets. The companies buy credits that clients or employees can use at a variety of fitness studios.

Employee Health Benefits Platform Peerfit Scores $400K (PE Hub)

Florida Funders has completed a $400,000 investment in UF startup Peerfit, a Tampa-based health technology company that provides a digital platform for employers to offer employees health and fitness benefits. Through Peerfit, companies offer credits to their employees to use to enroll in a variety of fitness classes offered by a network of fitness studios across the country.

This model improves employee wellness, reduces employees’ fitness expenses, increases fitness studios’ traffic and revenue, and provides employers and insurance companies with improved efficiency and utilization of wellness solutions.

Ark Applications and PAR Invest in Peerfit (Digital Journal)

Ark Applications, LLC and PAR, Inc. jointly announced a strategic investment in UF startup Peerfit, Inc., a provider of wellness experience personalization.

Peerfit utilizes a streamlined flexible platform tailored to the exploding wellness market. Its distinctive model allows enrolled members to customize their wellness experience by purchasing a monthly subscription that can be applied to various classes within their own city or in other markets at the best market rate.