Athletes Lead $1M Investment Round of Firefly Recovery

Firefly Recovery raised $1 million in funding through an athlete-led round of investment led by professional athletes like Kerri Walsh Jennings, Shaq Thompson, and Darren Waller of the NFL. 

Firefly will use the capital to encourage marketing growth and product innovation as interest continues to grow in athletic recovery.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to work with Firefly! I’ve used their product on numerous flights home from road games and it’s been a tremendous asset in jumpstarting my recovery process. It’s extremely important for me to get the most out of my recovery and Firefly plays a large role in it,” said Waller. Additionally, Thompson adds, “Firefly helps keep my legs feelin’ fresh after a long flight and keeps the blood flow going, so when I hit that field, I don’t miss a beat.”

Firefly Recovery has been trusted by more than 350 professional and collegiate teams. It is an innovative, portable, reusable, and easy-to-use athletic recovery device that enhances recovery for all athletes.

Firefly helps reduce soreness and speed up recovery while allowing athletes of all levels to work harder and achieve their goals. Firefly is FDA-approved and scientifically validated.

It has been clinically shown to increase blood flow by up to 400% (three times more than sequential compression devices). Firefly speeds up recovery from 72 hours to one day.

Anthony Kjenstad, CEO of Firefly Recovery, is proud of the positive momentum that the company has achieved in the world of sports.

“We are proud to partner with many of the most talented athletes in the world. Our athlete and the advisory team will allow us to take Firefly to the next level,” said Kjenstad, “We look forward to working with our Team Firefly athlete and performance advisors to expand brand awareness, create new sales channel opportunities, and drive exponential revenue growth in 2023 and beyond.”

The evolution of Firefly Recovery is supported by substantiated clinical studies and a team of respected athletes and performance advisors. In addition to Walsh Jennings, Thompson and Waller, the athlete advisory team includes recognizable names like Ben Kanute (U.S. Olympian and Professional Triathlete), Sam Gagner (NHL player for the Winnipeg Jets), Shelby Rogers (American professional tennis player) and Kyle Farmer (MLB player for the Minnesota Twins).

“I take my recovery as seriously as I take my training. I prioritize recovery, sleep, and nutrition because I know it all adds up to a feeling better and sustaining high performance. Firefly Recovery has become my go-to for post-training recovery, Firefly fights muscle fatigue, increases blood flow, decreases muscle soreness, and improves muscle performance. I am thrilled to work with Firefly Recovery to expand brand awareness and make recovery more accessible for all athletes,” said Kerri Walsh Jennings.

The performance advisory team consists of several well-established sports and athletic performance experts such as Dr. Jon Meyer (Director of Performance for the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Kings), Marjorie Albohm (past-President National Athletic Trainers’ Association), and Alex Guerrero (Co-founder of TB12 with Tom Brady, Fitness Expert).

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