Supersapiens announced a $13.5 million capital raise led by MICA Ventures AG. The energy management ecosystem, powered by Abbott’s Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor, has secured one of the largest investments in the sports continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) space, garnering investment from fitness and performance brands including the founder of Zwift and Wahoo.
Joining lead investor Michael Hartweg, founder of MICA Ventures AG, is Ed Baker, former VP of product and growth at Uber and head of international growth at Facebook; Harvey Schwartz, former co-president and CFO of Goldman Sachs; Rémi Duchemin, co-founder of OC Sport; and Eric Min, founder and CEO of Zwift.
Supersapiens also attracted global investment from CM Ventures, Rubix Ventures, Swiss Startup Group, and Wahoo Fitness.
“Sports continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is an absolute game-changer for all athletes. This is the beginning of a massive performance revolution,” said Hartweg, founder of MICA Ventures AG.
The Supersapiens’ data interpretation tools empower athletes to optimize fueling, maximize training time and can help increase performance gains. In its first 12 weeks on the market, “Supersapiens has more than 2,000 paying athletes on its system,” said the brand.
“I have been using glucose as a proxy for performance for the past 33 years. As an athlete, I am intimately aware of the impact glucose has on the ability to achieve your goals. It gives me a great sense of pride to now bring this knowledge to the world, as there is no better tool for visualizing your training and recovery than sport CGM. With a global backing from industry moguls and visionaries like Eric Min, we’re turning Supersapiens into a key system that no athlete will train without,” said Phil Southerland, founder and CEO of Supersapiens.
“Once athletes have minute-by-minute fuel data right during a workout, they can quickly identify the correlation between their glucose levels and performance — translating more fueled training minutes into bigger performance gains,” said Todd Furneaux, Supersapiens co-founder and president.
The Supersapiens ecosystem powered by Abbott’s Libre Sense is available in Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
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