A Japanese Healthcare Startup Just Raised $3.2m Seed Round: Here Are The Details
The founder of Bisu Inc. is a man of many hats.
Daniel Maggs happens to be the co-founder and CEO of the Tokyo-based healthcare startup, Bisu. He has worn several sleeves — he was formerly a product manager and a corporate lawyer. But what made him create this startup, you may seem to wonder. Read on to find out more and why.
Bisu was founded in 2015 and started business in 2017 when it entered the HAX accelerator program (quite similar to YCombinator, they are a global multi-stage investment that supports founders ideas — big or small). Heading over to HAXs’ page, it’s defined as a preseed startup built to solve hard problems with hard technology.
A specific goal of Bisu is to help you know and meet your body’s needs which makes you take control of your health and fitness; they implemented a product- Bisu Body Coach- it functions around disposable tests sticks and a reader with synchronizes with a smartphone application. The mentioned stick enables users to measure a range of biomarkers using microfluidic ‘’lab-on-a-chip.’’
Bisu startup falls under the Telehealth service, which saw a surge in usage as consumers and healthcare providers thought of ways to easily access and deliver healthcare. The project is currently in beta and will launch in a nutrition test. The funding was led by QUAD in collaboration with ASICS Ventures Corporation, Pacifico Investments and SOSV.