Ultrahuman is dedicated to bringing metabolic fitness to millions of individuals throughout the world. The funding will be utilized to grow their geographical reach and develop their biomarker technology.
FREMONT, CA: Ultrahuman, a fast-growing metabolic fitness platform, recently announced that it has raised 17.5 million dollars to aid over a billion people worldwide who suffer from a metabolic health problem. This raises the total amount raised to 25 million dollars. Ultrahuman is dedicated to bringing metabolic fitness to millions of individuals throughout the world. The funding will be utilized to grow their geographical reach and develop their biomarker technology.
Alpha Wave Incubation (AWI) is supported by DisruptAD and managed by Falcon Edge, Steadview Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, Blume Ventures, and Utsav Somani’s iSeed fund series B funding. Marquee founders and angel investors also participated, including Tiger Global’s Scott Schleifer, Kunal Shah, Sandeep Singhal, Sujeet Kumar, Deepinder Goyal, Gaurav Munjal, Gunjan Patidar, RevantBhate, Mohit Gupta, Vikram Dhingra, and Roman Saini.
“Biomarkers will change how the fitness and the healthcare industry works. By being able to continuously monitor their biomarkers like glucose, users can not only avoid chronic diseases but make lifestyle changes that help them improve their fitness levels for longevity and performance,” said Mohit Kumar, Founder and CEO, Ultrahuman.
Navroz D. Udwadia, Co-Founder, Falcon Edge Capital, said, “We are excited to partner with Mohit and Vatsal, founders of Ultrahuman. We believe they can transform the way people view personal wellness globally. Their thoughtfulness around UI / design and consumer experience is inspiring. We are thrilled to back what could be a pioneering biomarker-driven global healthcare business. Their dual obsessiveness around product engineering and customer experience is already showing result in terms of product market fit and retention.”
Based on glucose indicators, the Ultrahuman Cyborg wearable assists users in optimizing their activity and nutrition. The Ultrahuman wearable, which was released in June 2021, has already gathered thousands of users on the waiting list, with users raving about their experience on Twitter after using it.
Commenting on the investment, Ravi Mehta, Founder and MD Steadview Capital, said, “We are excited to be a part of Ultrahuman’s journey as it takes what we believe to be a disruptive approach to personal wellness. Ultrahuman’s biosensor-enabled, data-first model, in our view, is the future of any personalized healthcare ecosystem,”
The metabolic health problem is without a doubt one of the most serious healthcare issues of our time. Over a billion people worldwide suffer from a metabolic health problem responsible for nearly 85 percent of all chronic diseases. People would be better able to make informed decisions about what they eat and how active they are if they knew how diet and exercise affect their metabolic health. The method is a non-geographic, non-diet approach to helping individuals eat and exercise better."
“We at Nexus are super excited about Ultrahuman’s biomarker-based approach to build hyper—personalized diet and exercise journeys for users. We are seeing a very strong pull for Ultrahuman’s Cyborg platform globally and feel that it will be a foundational approach to personal wellness in the years to come,” added Sameer Brij Verma, MD Nexus Venture Partners.
By evaluating the glucose response, a single biomarker like glucose might disclose how a particular food item impacts the user’s metabolic health. This reaction is unique to each person and is influenced by various factors such as microbiome diversity, stress levels, time of day, meal ingredient quality, and so on.
“Mohit and team have taken their personal fitness journeys and translated them to a world class product and experience in just over a year. We expect Ultrahuman to help shape how health is proactively monitored across global audiences,” said Karthik Reddy, Founder of Blume Ventures.
Mohit Kumar and Vatsal Singhal founded Ultrahuman after co-founding Runnr, which ultimately combined with Zomato. Mohit is a biohacker, cycling enthusiast, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. Vatsal is a biohacker and a crossfit fanatic. Mohit was training at one of the world’s largest MMA camps (Tiger Muay Thai). There, he saw athletes use data, recovery tools, and regimens to train effectively. He teamed up with Vatsal to create a concept for Ultrahuman to make people’s fitness journeys more personalized and impactful.