Digital diet startup Culina Well being secured $4.75 million in a seed-funding spherical led by Healthworx and Brooklyn Bridge Ventures.
Different buyers collaborating within the increase embrace Rethink Influence, Tensility Ventures, Alpine Meridian Ventures, Knightsgate Ventures, Graham & Walker, Arkitekt Ventures and Redo Ventures.
WHAT IT DOES
Culina provides digital appointments with registered dieticians who may help construct diet plans relying on the consumer’s wants, together with for managing diabetes and consuming issues. Sufferers may also entry an app the place they’ll discover their objectives, session notes and handouts. They will additionally chat with their dietitian between appointments.
The startup plans to make use of the seed to proceed growing their product and expertise platform, in addition to for growth.
“We’re excited to put money into Culina Well being at this pivotal second. For people who find themselves dwelling with power situations, and particularly GI and autoimmune ones, managing care could be daunting. Getting signs beneath management whereas balancing lab work, specialist visits, diet, life-style modifications, remedy – it’s typically a demanding and overwhelming course of,” Doba Parushev, director of enterprise capital at Healthworx, the funding arm of CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Defend, stated in an announcement.
“Culina’s capability to make use of registered dietitians for advanced care assist has the potential to alter all of this. Working with and alongside folks’s present care suppliers, Culina not solely addresses dietary wants in a customized and scalable approach, however ensures that all the journey – from prognosis to remedy to administration – is as seamless, environment friendly and efficient as doable.”
One other firm within the customized diet house is Season Well being, which introduced it had raised $34 million in Collection A funding in April. Season pitches itself as a “digital meals pharmacy,” the place sufferers can work out meal plans based mostly on their wants and have substances and recipes delivered to their houses.
European diet and lifestyle-change teaching app Oviva raised $80 million in Collection C funding final yr to develop its attain and additional set up its choices within the U.Ok., Germany, Switzerland and France.
In the meantime linked well being tech firm Withitngs has additionally expanded into the health and diet house. It acquired Berlin-based 8fit earlier this yr to supply customized packages and ideas for its customers.