Metriport is a platform for tracking everything for the sake of health and wellness.
Developed in Vancouver by software engineers Dima Goncharov and Colin Elsinga, Metriport announced this week that they have been accepted into Y Combinator’s latest batch of startups.
Quantify your life and track what matters to you, says Metriport: habits, health symptoms, mood, nutrition, finances, journaling, etc. With passion for wellness tech and data science, Goncharov and Elsinga merged concepts to create an app that allows users to customize their own “personal data dashboard.”
“Gone are the days where you track periods in one app, mood in another, and do daily journaling in another separate app,” Elsinga told Techcouver in February. “With Metriport, you can do it all in one app, and then find correlations between the things you’re tracking.”
Launched publicly in January, the self-described “Swiss Army Knife of personal tracking,” Metriport is “ecstatic” to join YC’s S22 program over the summer.
“We’re on a mission to empower the world to easily leverage AI and data science for personal growth,” the startup stated. “We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to take our product to another level while learning and working with some of the brightest entrepreneurs in the world.”
Elsinga believes too much AI is being used to exploit consumers through algorithms. The founders would rather “flip this concept around and let individuals harness this powerful technology to operate on their own personal data, which they own.”
“One of the foundational beliefs we had when creating Metriport is that users should own their own data,” affirms Goncharov.
By default, Metriport encrypts and stores all user data locally on their device to ensure privacy. Metriport also doesn’t use any ad tracking technology.
While the app is free, premium users can opt-in to fully encrypted cloud backups if they wish to have their data saved externally.
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