Metabolic fitness platform Ultrahuman raises additional funding

Left to right: Ultrahuman co-founders Mohit Kumar and Vatsal Singhal

Bangalore-based Ultrahuman, a metabolic fitness platform, has raised an undisclosed amount in funding in addition to its recent $17 million Series A funding round.

Several tech investors and founders took part including Balaji Srinivasan (ex-Coinbase), Nithin Kamath (founder of Zerodha via Rainmatter) and Preethi Kasireddy (ex-a16z).

Also participationg were Groww’s founders (Harsh Jain, Lalit Keshre, Neeraj Singh and Ishan Bansal), Razorpay founder Harshil Mathur, and RazorpayX general manager Shashank Mehta, Akshay BD (founding team, Uber India) and Tanmay Bhat (content creator and investor).

Ultrahuman has raised more than $25 million to date. Existing investors include Alpha Wave, Steadview Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, Blume Ventures and Utsav Somani’s iSeed fund, and a range of other angel investors including Tiger Global’s Scott Schleifer.

Ultrahuman’s metabolic fitness platform aims to help people optimise their metabolism via real-time biomarkers like glucose in combination with heart rate variabilty, sleep and activity insights.

The company was started by Mohit Kumar and Vatsal Singhal who were also co-founders at Runnr which later merged with India’s largest food delivery service Zomato. Kumar is an avid cyclist, biohacker and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast. Singhal is a cross-fit enthusiast and a biohacker. Kumar was training at a mixed martial arts camp in Thailand when he observed athletes train smartly via the use of data, recovery tools and protocols.

Chief executive Kumar said: “We’re super excited to welcome some of the world’s foremost founders, investors and biohackers to join our Series A round. The most inspiring aspect of this investment is that most of them are long-term users of the platform as well and that strengthens our mission holistically.”

Kamath said: “A big part of living healthier is tracking your diet and eating right, but the problem is doing this accurately is tricky. The approach that Ultrahuman is taking to tackle this problem of improving metabolic fitness by using biomarkers is really interesting. We’re excited to join Mohit and Vatsal on their journey.”

Date published: May 12, 2022

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