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StretchSense raises Series A funding from Japanese clothing retailer

StretchSense, a wearable sensor company based in Auckland New Zealand, today announced that it has secured Series A funding from Japanese corporation Start Today Co., Ltd. (3092:Tokyo, referred to as ‘StartToday’)

Adapted from BusiesWire Article - StretchSense Raises Series A from StartToday

StartToday owns ZOZOTOWN, Japan’s Largest Online Retailer of Apparel and Accessories, and, Japan’s largest fashion coordination app.

StretchSense is a manufacturer of soft stretchy sensors and generators for wearables. The company’s products are ultra-soft and precise, making them ideal for sporting, AR/VR, animation, and healthcare applications. StretchSense sells to over 200 customers in 28 countries.

The company is a spinout from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute’s Biomimetics Lab, and has previously raised funds from the Flying Kiwi Angels and the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund.

StretchSense will use the funds to upgrade its pilot production and R&D capabilities in New Zealand, and to expand its marketing, sales, and support capability offshore.

StretchSense progressed through Return On Science from the proof of concept stage, guided by both the Physical Sciences Committee and individual committee members.


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