Stoko, a Vancouver, Canada-based startup that allows athletes to prevent and recover from injuries, raised $6m in seed funding.
- John Currie, the former CFO of lululemon,
- Norm Francis, CEO of Boardwalk Ventures,
- Greg Malpass, CEO of Traction on Demand,
- Darrell Kopke, CEO of Adelhard (formerly Kit and Ace and lululemon), and
- Paul Geyer, CEO of Discovery Parks and Nimbus Synergies.
The company intends to use the funds to expand efforts.
Led by Zack Eberwien, CEO, Stoko provides K1, a designed compression tight with integrated joint support that mimics the body’s natural structures to give the support of a traditional knee brace with unparalleled comfort.
The K1 is eligible for medical coverage by some healthcare providers and in addition to its e-commerce platform, www.stokodesign.com, it is available for purchase at specialty stores including Myodetox, Paris Orthotics and Kintec Footwear in Vancouver, Edmonton, LA and Toronto.
The company’s leadership team includes some of Canada’s top-level athletes like Olympian gymnast Scott Morgan, a co-founder, and Olympian skier Allison Forsyth who heads up brand and community.