Carv, a ski-performance wearable that analyzes skiers’ technique and coaches them with live audio as they ski, announced today a funding round of $5.1M USD. Carv’s platform includes an insert that fits the liner of any ski boot to measure and analyze technique. Data from the hardware device transmits to an app, where a real-time audio coach can provide a personalized training plan.
This Series A round was spearheaded by games-industry venture capital firm Hiro Capital. This funding adds to investments from SOSV and Artesian VC, bringing Carv’s total funding to $10.9 million.
“Our mission at Carv is to make ski coaching both more enjoyable and accessible through gamification,” co-founder and CEO Jamie Grant told TechCrunch. “Hiro’s wealth of gaming experience and its positive application in sports makes them the perfect partner in helping us achieve this vision.”
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