Teatis, a nutrition startup based in New York, has closed a $1 million seed funding round to continue offering its superfood powders to diabetics consumers. The funding round was co-led by Genesia Ventures, Ryo Ishizuka, and Takuya Noguchi, counting with participation from other seven angel investors.
The startup was founded by serial entrepreneur Hiroshi Takatoh to provide diabetic customers with sugar-blocking teas. The new funds will help the startup boost its production and marketing efforts, allowing it to reach more than 122 million diabetics and pre-diabetics patients in the United States. Hiroshi Takatoh, founder and CEO of Teatis, referred to this mission by stating:
“With millions of diabetics living in the United States, there is significant demand for diabetic-friendly foods that are nutritious, convenient, and functional. Our team of doctors has worked for years to perfect our product line, and this is just the beginning. We plan on building out a comprehensive one-stop shop for Diabetic health.”
As a powdered superfood, the tea developed by Teatis contains no chemicals or sweeteners but is entirely plant-based, offering an alternative to consumers who don’t have the time to cook but need to consume nutritious ingredients that help with carbohydrate digestion and the release of glucose.
The product was developed by a team of doctors and nutrition specialists, as well as having extensively tested and approved for several diabetic-friendly diets. The startup was envisioned by Takatoh as a result of his late ex-wife’s battle with cancer, which showed him the need for convenient and nutritious food for the critically ill.
With the prevalence of diabetes increasing in the United States each year, the nutrition startup is aiming to become a major player in the industry while helping improve the quality of life of those suffering from the condition in an easy and convenient manner.