6SensorLabs raises a $9.2 million Collection A to broaden its line of meals allergy testers
The Nima was the hit of CES 2016. As a tiny gluten tester, it gained our Startup Battlefield and made an impression on the tech press. And the corporate at this time is saying it has raised a $9.2 million spherical to broaden past testing only for gluten. The corporate additionally introduced in the present day that it’ll rebrand from 6SensorLabs to the identify of its first product, Nima.
Foundry Group lead the spherical with participation from Upfront Ventures, SoftTech VC, SK Ventures, Lemnos Labs, Mitch Kapor and Matt Rogers, co-founding father of Nest. Foundry Group’s managing director Brad Feld will be a part of Nima’s board.
“At Nima, we envision a world the place everybody is provided with actual-time knowledge about their meals to know precisely what they’re placing of their our bodies,” CEO Shireen Yates informed TechCrunch. “We’re thrilled to maintain increasing the capabilities of our know-how to satisfy the rising demand for meals transparency all over the place. This spherical of funding will gasoline the R&D and manufacturing of sensors on the Nima platform that check for substances past gluten, reminiscent of peanut and milk.”
The corporate plans on utilizing the inflow of money to accelrate the event and launch of sensors that may detect peanuts and milk, permitting shoppers to check meals for hidden elements that the consumer could possibly be allergic too. The corporate’s first product exams for gluten, which is in its remaining part of beta testing and will ship later this yr.
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