#Asia This mobile fitness startup is US$6 million stronger now

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The HealthifyMe enables users to keep a track of their calories, set personal fitness goals and measure progress

(L-R) Sanjay Nath of Blume and Rutvik Doshi of Inventus, along with HealthifyMe's VP (Services) Roshini Gilbert and Co-founders Tushar Vashisht and Sachin Shenoy

(L-R) Sanjay Nath of Blume and Rutvik Doshi of Inventus, along with HealthifyMe’s VP (Services) Roshini Gilbert and Co-founders Tushar Vashisht and Sachin Shenoy

Indian mobile health and fitness startup HealthifyMe today announced that it has secured US$6 million in Series A round of funding from IDG Ventures India, Inventus Capital and Blume Ventures.

The funds will be used to further develop its digital coaching platform and to accelerate growth in India. “Our vision is to make healthy living easy, fun and affordable for all. With these funds we plan to impact 5 million users and tie up with over 500 corporate and healthcare partners,” said Tushar Vashisht, Co-founder and CEO of HealthifyMe.

The fresh funding comes just a year after the startup raised seed round from Micromax and angel investors.

Founded in 2012 by Vashisht, Sachin Shenoy and Mathew Cherian, HealthifyMe is a mobile health/fitness app that enables users to keep a track of their calories, set personal fitness goals and measure progress.

The app has a huge database of Indian foods and syncs with all leading wearables, including Fitbit, YuFit, MiBand, besides its own fitness band RIST. As part of its subscription services, HealthifyMe connects users with elite nutritionists and trainers who review their progress, provide diet/fitness plans and work with the users to help them achieve their weight, fitness goals.

The company has scaled from 30,000 users in January 2015 to 500,000 users currently across Android and iOS. It expanded its services offerings from nutritionists to fitness and yoga trainers.

HealthifyMe also has a gamified, social platform that is being used by corporates to engage and reward employees for healthy behaviour. Unlike others in the space that are focused only on steps, HealthifyMe engages employees wholistically around healthy eating, running, weight, hydration etc as well.

The app currently caters to 500,000 users with over 100 coaches.

With over 150 employees, HealthifyMe has physical presence in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.

The startup was incubated at Microsoft Ventures accelerator.

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