Keyto, a San Francisco, CA-based health and wellness company leveraging the science behind the ketogenic diet, closed a $2.5m seed funding round.
The round was led by David Sacks’ Craft Ventures, with participation from Floodgate Fund, Abstract Ventures and Hydra Ventures as well as entrepreneurs Julia Hartz (Eventbrite co-founder and CEO) and Kevin Hartz (Eventbrite co-founder and early investor in Pinterest, PayPal and Airbnb).
The company, which has also launched its presale campaign on Indiegogo, intends to use the funds to expand research and development of its proprietary gas nanosensor as well as manufacturing capabilities.
Founded by a team of metabolic and weight loss experts with deep product design experience, including Dr. Ethan Weiss, Dr. Ray Wu, Liane Nakamura and Gareth Everard, Keyto is a health and wellness company that combines a health program comprised of a smart breath sensor that can detect when the body is in ketosis (a state in which it burns fats rather than sugars and carbohydrates for fuel) and an iOS and Android scientific app that provides personalized food and lifestyle recommendations based on an individual’s physiology.
Keyto will ship in early Q1 2019.