Azumio Raises $2.5M

Palo Alto, CA-based Azumio, which develops mobile biofeedback apps using smartphone cameras as sensors, said today that it has collected $2.5 million in Series A funding. Founders Fund, Accel Partners, and Felicis Ventures led the round. Azumio is the develop of Instant Heart Rate, an Android and iPhone app that lets users measure their heart rate by placing their finger over their phone’s camera. “Azumio’s success has been based on providing easy-to-use biofeedback tools accessible on a device that more than 35 percent of all American adults already have—the smartphone,” Bojan Bernard Bostjancic, Azumio’s co-founder and CEO, said in a statement.  “This new investment will allow us to accelerate our product development and introduce new services targeting today’s biggest health issues.”

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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