Hollywood star sings praises of Irish healthtech start-up

Laurie Holden, who has appeared in shows such as The Boys and The Walking Dead, endorsed the ‘life-changing’ wearable technology used by Viv

Laurie Holden, the Hollywood star, pictured with Rurik Bradbury (left) and Tony Martin, two of the three co-founders of Irish healthtech start-up Viv. The actress said the company’s technology helped her to ‘get in the best shape of my life’

An Irish healthtech start-up has received an unlikely endorsement from a Hollywood star. Viv has been praised as “life-changing” by Laurie Holden, who stars in the third season of The Boys.

Viv, co-founded by Corkmen Tony Martin and Pat Phelan, along with Rurik Bradbury from Britain, provides a wearable tech service that helps users manage their diet and exercise to suit their own needs.

The young business earned praise from Holden, who said she used ...