Clear

Headquarters: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Category: Nutrition
Funding Amount: €2.9M
💸 Last round worth €1M was raised on March 10, 2022.
Select investors: Healthy.Capital, Future Food Fund, Rabobank Innovatiefonds, Mustard Seed Maze, Antler
Founded as a spin-out of the global early-stage VC Antler, Clear offers a health program based on a personal glucose meter, an app, a proprietary glucose algorithm and an AI food recommender. The power of the program lies in 100% personalization as everyone's reaction to food is personal. Through a sensor and an app, Clear analyzes blood glucose levels to detect individual reactions to food. It then provides users with personalized advice in real-time. Users can analyze their individual biological responses to specific foods and receive tailor-made advice on how to improve their blood sugar control and health and how to prevent lifestyle-related diseases.
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⭐ Highlights:
  • Solving a real need: Around 2 billion people in the world are overweight, with 500 million people having diabetes type 2 (of which 50% are undiagnosed). The consequences of unhealthy lifestyles have staggering consequences in people's lives and public budgets. We have been taking a one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition, but if with Netflix and Spotify we can personalize what we watch or listen to, why should we not have the same personalization approach to things that really matter: what we eat. That's where Clear's offering kicks in. 🔗
  • Proven to work: A 2021 study (Citizenlab GripOpDiabetes) in the Netherlands, together with TOPFit Citizenlab and Vitaal Twente, revealed that the Clear program has a positive effect on reducing symptoms of type 2 diabetes. By following the Clear program, average daily blood glucose values went down, body mass index (BMI) decreased, and even medication was reduced. 🔗
  • Expansion plans: The company is discussing with health insurers to get the Clear program reimbursed. Once that happens, it will likely get many more subscribers which would further enable it to expand across Europe.
  • Media love: Clear has been featured in a few publications, including EditieNL, Clique Media, De Telegraaf, RTL Z, and Algemeen Dagblad (AD).
Last update: August 17, 2022