The Swiss Startup Group continues to invest in the wearables sector and supports Supersapiens’ continuous glucose monitoring system for sport performance.
April 27, 2021 – Atlanta, GA | Supersapiens just announced the closing of a $13.5 million early-stage funding round to support its global market expansion. This is the largest investment to date in the sports continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) space, garnering investment from preeminent fitness and performance brands, and supported by key venture capital players and strong entrepreneurs deeply involved in the sports business.
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.
The Supersapiens ecosystem, powered by Abbott Libre Sense, empowers athletes to optimize fueling, maximize training time, and help increase performance gains, by correlating their glucose levels to their athletic performance. Supersapiens is working on their first hardware product, a wrist wearable called the Supersapiens Reader Version Zero, which will allow athletes to see their live-streaming fuel data and build a full training and coaching ecosystem around CGM for sports performance.
Supersapiens is a US-based sports technology company focused on energy management systems to empower athletes to effectively manage in-training fueling to sustain high-intensity work, properly manage glucose levels to maximize recovery, and achieve bigger performance gains.
About Swiss Startup Group AG
Founded on January 5, 2015 by Mike Baur, Max Meister and Oliver Walzer, the Swiss Startup Group has become the largest privately financed venture platform in Switzerland over the last six years. The Group has built up the complete venture business value chain and has put a unique ecosystem of industry specialists, private venture investors, corporate partners and startups on the Swiss startup map. The Swiss Startup Group has become one of the most active Swiss early-stage investors. It specializes in venture asset management and has offices in Zurich, Bern and Lausanne.