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​FORTË ​has revolutionized the fitness industry by providing online access to boutique studio classes coached by leading fitness experts worldwide.


Founded: 2015
Employees: 7
Quick Pitch:


​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.


Founder & CEO

Lauren Foundos

Lauren spent 10 yrs on Wall St, w/ the last 5 yrss 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.

Lead Streaming Engineer

Andrey Martinkov

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.


Alex Jacome

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.


Kyle Rosin

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.

Brand Partnerships

Chris Bukowski

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."


Toby Dingemans

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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