Carv, a ski-performance wearable that analyzes skiers’ technique and coaches them with live audio as they ski, raised $5.1M to complete a Series A round 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 $10.9M.
Carv’s platform includes an insert that fits into 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.
TechCrunch covered the news (“Is that a ski coach in your boot, or are you just happy to see me?”), and included thoughts form Carv co-founder and CEO Jamie Grant: “Our mission at Carv is to make ski coaching both more enjoyable and accessible through gamification. Hiro’s wealth of gaming experience and its positive application in sports makes them the perfect partner in helping us achieve this vision.”