Vancouver’s Plantiga has raised a USD $1.2 million funding round led by Harlo Equity Partners with participation from Globalive, Rian Gauvreau (Clio co-founder), and a group of pro athlete investors that includes Thaddeus Young (Chicago Bulls), Patrick Patterson (LA Clippers) and Will Fuller (Miami Dolphins).
Plantiga is on a mission to unlock the power of human movement. Plantiga’s AI-powered sensor insole and software platform used by many of the world’s best athletes and teams.
By optimizing how a human moves, Plantiga helps people become more resilient and perform at their best – in sport and in life. The goal is to reduce the burden of injury while maximizing performance.
The funding will accelerate marketing and sales efforts while supporting the build-out of the self-monitoring capabilities. This enables any individual to track themselves wherever and whenever, while sharing that data with whomever they choose – team, trainer, coach, doctor, etc.
Today, the company’s platform powers over 60 elite organizations across the globe as well as a growing roster of individual athletes. Customers include teams in the NBA, NFL, MLB, MLS, and NHL, high-end sport medicine and sport physiotherapy clinics, and both the US and Canadian militaries.
Plantiga’s sensor insoles and suite of software enable any group or person to measure and analyze human movement in ways never before possible. On top of the sensors and software, the company provides detailed movement analysis, recommendations and insights to users on the platform.
“Our goal is to positively impact millions of people by focusing on optimizing both their movement health and performance,” said Quin Sandler, Founder and CEO of Plantiga. “We know very little of how people move, and especially in the real-world, but the way someone moves tells us so much. We can optimize our movement patterns. We can increase mobility, range of motion, speed and more. We can push the boundaries of what’s currently possible.”
The company has just launched a closed beta program for individuals. Program members get the Plantiga insoles and software platform and their own movement coach who provides data analysis and personalized recommendations.
“From our work in pro sport, we understand how hard it is to measure an athlete when they’re competing on the court, running on the trail, wherever,” said Quin. “That’s where we come in. That’s what we do for teams, and that’s what we want to do for individual athletes.”