This month marks the first anniversary of our partnership with Heka.

Heka is a health program that offers thousands of benefits on three main pillars: Mental Health, Physical Health, and Lifestyle. It engages over 85% of employees by inspiring, educating, and supporting people to promote their health and happiness.

Here are some of the highlights of our trip with Heka so far …

The life of a founder is an enormous challenge in normal times, let alone during a global pandemic!

It takes tremendous emotional resilience to cope with the responsibility of running a rapidly growing business, which can negatively impact one’s mental and physical health.

We knew when we found Heka (and invested in Heka) that it would provide a great space for our founders to focus on their wellbeing. That’s why we decided in January 2020 to give all UK-based founders of Funds I and II access to Heka.

Every month we top up everyone’s Heka account with £ 50 so they can spend on over 3,000 bookable health experiences that fit their hectic start-up lifestyle.

When looking for a health program, we didn’t want something that would just tick a box. We wanted something exciting that people would want to engage with on a regular basis.

In 2020 alone, the founders of Playfair and Heka ordered over 180 personal and on-demand workouts, 49 feel-good boxes, 57 smoothie packs from Mindful Chef and 25 subscriptions to the CALM mindfulness app.

Heka’s user-friendly dashboard, the variety of experiences offered and the personalized aspects make it easy and enjoyable to delve into the benefits, resulting in higher engagement rates and healthier, happier founders!

Heka was created with the understanding that we are all individuals, with different preferences and motivators. From Pilates to pools, meditation, massages, smoothies and spas, the platform offers something for everyone.

It’s great to be able to offer our team something that caters to all of their individual health and wellness needs. Since launch, our team has booked all kinds of experiences including disco yoga, personalized vitamins, crossfit and fitness apps to name a few!

We know that people often have too little time during the working week. Heka addresses this problem by allowing its users to access any activity anytime, anywhere! It offers the perfect wellness solution for employers looking for convenient and engaging ways to empower their team to take care of their wellbeing.

Heka constantly has new experiences on the platform and encourages employees to recommend activities, experiences or products that they would like to see on the platform. This means that there is always something new to try.

And we look forward to another year in which we will try new things to maintain a healthy body and mind 🧘

Do the health benefits of your business need to move up a gear? Get in touch with the Heka team, they will be happy to help: [email protected]


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