Sure to Get Your Blood Pumping: Blumio Receives Funding from Breakout Labs

Renee Shenton
Sep 26, 2017 · 1 min read

Blumio, a blood pressure monitoring startup, is the latest company to receive funding from Breakout Labs.

Blumio is developing a wearable sensor for continuous blood pressure monitoring. Blumio’s patent-pending RF sensor measures and analyzes arterial movements to accurately determine pulse and blood pressure. Successful commercialization of Blumio’s technology will open a new window into monitoring, maintaining, and improving cardiovascular health.

Blumio’s team is comprised of CEO Catherine Liao and CTO Oliver Shay. Catherine and Oliver met while working as technologists at the World Health Organization during the SARS epidemic in 2003, where they built systems to support rapid communication of critical health data. Later, after both joined Cisco, Catherine and Oliver met Lillian Dai, who was was researching wireless sensor technology. Together, they founded Blumio in 2015 to address the unmet need for better biometric monitoring.

Breakout Labs

Fund within the Thiel Foundation that supports early stage companies as they transition radical scientific discoveries out of the lab and into the market.

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Breakout Labs

Fund within the Thiel Foundation that supports early stage companies as they transition radical scientific discoveries out of the lab and into the market.

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