Health startup Portl raises seed capital from Kalaari Capital


BENGALURU: Home fitness and wellness startup Portl said Monday it had raised a seed funding round from Kalaari Capital but did not provide any further details.

Funds raised will be used to grow the hardware, engineering and artificial intelligence (AI) team and expand sales and marketing efforts for the Portl range of products in India.

Portl has developed two products – Portl Mirror and Portl Pro – which are based on the proprietary Portl Smart Mirror platform and offer personalized training, nutritional and mental wellness programs. The products are equipped with biosensors that monitor a range of health data such as EKG, blood pressure, blood sugar, etc. at home and form the basis for a personalized wellness program.

Both devices use advanced AI to provide real-time exercise form analysis and corrective feedback to ensure that each exercise is performed with the correct technique and prevent injuries, the company said.

The startup was founded in March 2021 by Indraneel Gupta and Vishal Chandapeta.

Gupta, Portl Co-Founder and CEO, said, “Our goal is to ultimately bring simplicity and convenience to consumers by creating tangible, lasting value through the products we develop. At Portl, we are rethinking the way people access, manage, and control their overall health. In many ways, the hardware and software we develop will enable people to take care of their own health and fitness while we provide personalized and holistic services to support their endeavors. “

“At Kalaari, we strongly believe that Portl can shape the way customers manage fitness and wellbeing at home. Overall, the product will help customers stick to their exercise routines, improve access to top-notch fitness content, and personalize every user experience. They also have the ability to go beyond fitness functions by using hardware interfaces, computer vision and audio capabilities to provide telehealth solutions. The device can tap into user data to deliver a wide range of digital health solutions, “said Vamshi Reddy, partner at Kalaari Capital.

Portl Mirror is a smart mirror with a 43-inch 4K screen, embedded biosensors, HD cameras, Edge AI processing with WiFi, Bluetooth connectivity formats with real-time form feedback, health monitoring and telemedical integration.

Portl Pro is a 32-inch screen smart mirror that has an embedded proprietary digital weight mechanism and all of the other functions of the Portl mirror.

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