Wellness Tracking Startup Vessel Raises $14.5 Million in Funding

Vessel, the developer of app-connected at-home wellness test cards, raised $8 million in funding, bringing its total seed funding to $14.5 million.

Monogram Capital Partners led the funding round, with participation from Able, BFG, Cove, and Sidekick, alongside angel investors Dave Asprey (Bulletproof 360 Founder), Jared Leto (actor), Jarret John “JJ” Thomas (pro snowboarder), and Kelly Slater (pro surfer).

Vessel plans to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach.

Vessel sells testing cards for use in the home. The strip allows members to test 10 different health metrics for around $10. The company launched in November 2020 and has sold over 100,000 test cards.

How it works

Users urinate on one of Vessel’s wellness cards, scan the card using the Vessel app, and receive their “low,” “good,” or “high” biomarker ratings to determine what may be affecting things like their energy, stress, and immunity. Biomarkers tested include Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Vitamin B9 (Folate), hydration, Vitamin C, Cortisol, Magnesium, Ketone A, Ketone B, pH, Creatinine, and Calcium.

The app then provides users tailored plans to understand what nutrition and lifestyle changes will help them build a healthy lifestyle. Daily, weekly, and monthly membership packages are available, so users can try out their custom recommendations and then continue to test over time to see if those changes are making a difference. Vessel recommends weekly testing, which is available for as low as $35 per month.

“The science is clear: our bodies perform better when we optimize them. I have experienced how impactful testing and optimizing your nutrient levels can be when it comes to sleep, energy, and brain function. Now, anyone can make meaningful changes without a trip to the doctor or spending thousands of dollars on lab work. The feedback we are getting from customers is phenomenal; they are feeling a difference in a matter of weeks,” said Jon Carder, Founder, and CEO of Vessel.  App-connected digital health device makers raised $471 million in 2020. Learn more