Maker of a portable sensor that detects gluten in food 6SensorLabs has raised $9.2 million in Series A funding led by Foundry Group, with participation from Upfront Ventures, SoftTech VC, SK Ventures, Lemnos Labs, Mitch Kapor and Matt Rogers, founder of Nest. The company also announced a new name, and from now on – it will be known as Nima.
"This round of funding will allow Nima to deliver on its mission of creating a range of devices that test food for various proteins and substances beyond gluten, helping as many people as possible live their healthiest lives," Shireen Yates, CEO and co-founder of Nima, said in a statement. "The Nima brand is widely accepted and synonymous with our company and products, and this focus will strengthen our marketing approach as we prepare to launch new products on the Nima platform."
Nima is now entering the final round of beta testing before it ships to consumers later this year.The company will use the funds to fuel the development and release of food sensors for peanut and milk (slated for release in 2017), R&D on additional proteins and substances, as well as ramp its software and services side of the business via its connected mobile app.
In the past year, Nima opened pre-orders for its gluten sensor, and is now entering the final round of beta testing before it ships to consumers later this year.
To date, the company has raised a total of $14 million, including financing from original investors Upfront Ventures, SoftTech VC, SK Ventures, Lemnos Labs and Mitch Kapor.