HealthifyMe, the mobile fitness and weight loss program startup which is backed up by Micromax, has announced it receiving the second round of funding from angel investors. Angel investors include Gopal Srinivasan of TVS Capital, Sashi Reddi of AppLabs, Amit Gupta of InMobi, Pallav Nadhani of FusionCharts and Dr.Roopa Nath. The amount raised has not been disclosed.
The Indian-startup HealthifyMe founded by Tushar Vashist and Sachin Shenoy aims to offer a fun and creative mobile and web solution to simplify healthy living. It has the largest Indian food database, a calorie counter and an exercise tracker. The app allows its user its users to keep a track of its diet and workout progress keeping in mind its Indian audience. The startup has partnered with health institutes like Medanta, Apollo and Manipal, where its app has been used in treating and preventing clinical obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular problems and other lifestyle diseases.
Healthify intends to use the new funds to expand and to recruit more than 1000 nutritionists and fitness trainers. As a means to expand its operations globally, HealthifyMe is soon to establish its global head-quarters in Singapore. With the funding, it plans to launch several low-cost plans among other offerings. The plans include an in-app real-time access to the nutritionists, trainers or instructors to work digitally and help the user on their weight loss or fitness goals. Diet plans, workout plans, and other online community support and many more will be offered to the clients directly.
CEO and co-founder of HealthifyMe, Vashist said, ” We are on a mission to HealthifyIndia. I am glad to have received support from investors who believe in our mission. With this funding, we are going to democratise healthy living – providing fitness and weight loss at a fraction of market value, while simultaneously providing employment to hundreds of nutritionists and trainers.”
One among the investor, Gopal Srinivasan said, ” It is a time when Young entrepreneurs are changing the face of digital INDIA. HealthifyMe, and its entrepreneurial energy sources Tushar, are harnessing outstanding tech abilities to make SwasthBharat a reality via their superb app and services package. Their exceptional talent is only exceeded by their Indianness, bringing data on our foods in rich detail and accuracy to our mobile screens, backed by their super team of dietetics and nutritionists. I am delighted to have had the opportunity to support this A team, and I’m sure they will help hundreds of million Indians find happiness through good health.”
As more and more Indians are becoming health conscious, there are many startups that are popping up in this health sector that are helping individuals to eat healthier food and provide assistance and keeps track of their workouts. Suhasini and Anindita Sampat Kumar started Yoga bars to promote healthy eating, FirstRun and MobieFit by Gaurav Jaswal and Gul Panag to help the runners. Even the top mobile brand Xiaomi has its own fitness tracker which is called Mi band.