Y Combinator invests in Vancouver’s Metriport as part of Summer ‘22 cohort
They’re the latest in a growing line of local startups to be selected for the California-based accelerator program.
B.C. startups are no stranger to the seasonal cohorts of Y Combinator, the well-known Silicon Valley startup accelerator. Last year, Codex and Matidor were among the many companies who secured capital from the organization and took part in its legendary demo day.
More recently, Instant Domains, Trueplace, and Spade joined a group of 16 companies for the Winter ‘22 cohort. And today, another Vancouver-founded business joins the club. Metriport, which aggregates quantified self-data, revealed that it has been accepted for Y Combinator’s Summer ‘22 batch, through which it will receive a USD $500,000 investment.
Metriport is attempting to be the “Swiss Army knife of personal tracking,” according to co-founder Dima Goncharov. More specifically, its goal is to eliminate the need for a separate app for tracking your mood, spending, habits, journaling, health, and other key life items.
“With Metriport, you can track whatever you’re interested in tracking, all in one customizable and privacy-focused platform,” Goncharov shared in an update on ProductHunt. A key part of its function is the ability to use AI-powered insights to find correlations between separate life metrics, with the goal being a better understanding of your health and fitness.
As part of the Y Combinator program, Goncharov and his co-founder Colin Elsinga will be heading to San Francisco. They’ll be leaving Coquitlam, where the pair has been building their MVP since the fall of 2021. The hope is that the experience will help them to supercharge their app's progress.
“We feel like our product is still in its early stages,” Elsinga told Vancouver Tech Journal over email, “and [we’ll] be really ramping up our product development this summer, with many exciting new features on the way.”