Nima (fka 6SensorLabs), a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a portable sensor that detects gluten in food, raised $9.2m in Series A funding.
The round was 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, which has raised a total of $14m to date, intends to use the funds to accelerate development and release of food sensors for peanut and milk already 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.
Led by Shireen Yates, CEO and co-founder, Nima is developing a mobile app connected portable sensor that detects gluten in foodcan test foods ranging from soups and sauces to fried items and baked goods.
The company is now entering its final round of beta testing before it ships to consumers later this year.