Tiny Health Raises $8.5M for At-Home Gut Microbiome Test for Babies

It uses sequencing technology to provide gut microbiome analyses.

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Tiny Health, the first at-home gut microbiome test developed for babies, today announced a $8.5 million Series A round led by Spero Ventures, bringing the company’s total funding to $13 million to further gut health innovation. Other partners who participated in the round included TheVentureCity, Overwater Ventures, Next Coast Ventures, and Peterson Ventures, along with investment from longtime Tiny Health customers and angels at Parenthood Ventures. The partnership enables Tiny Health to continue advancing the gut health testing category and avert the pediatric chronic conditions crisis.

“I was told my child would grow out of their eczema and allergies, but that wasn’t the case. From microbiome research I learned that I could improve my child’s conditions by healing the gut, which was a game-changer,” says Cheryl Sew Hoy, CEO and founder of Tiny Health.

“However, there were no infant gut tests available to help detect imbalances and make corrections during the first 1,000 days of life, which is a crucial time for gut development. I founded Tiny Health to bridge the gap in the market, help address the pediatric chronic conditions crisis, and empower families to take a proactive approach to their lifelong health. Our investors are helping us chart new territory for evidence-based gut testing and improve health outcomes for future generations, and the participation from Tiny Health families is further validation of our impact and a testament to our mission.”

“While Tiny Health’s starting point is infant gut health, the company has grown to offer whole family testing, as well as vaginal microbiome testing to help expectant mothers understand what beneficial microbes they will pass along to their babies,” says Sara Eshelman, General Partner at Spero Ventures and Board Member at Tiny Health. “With this latest funding round, the company will expand its platform to better support growing families across pediatrics, women’s health, metabolic health, adult chronic conditions, and beyond in a way that minimizes risk and maximizes health.”

Tiny Health was founded in 2020 by a mother on a mission to heal her child’s gut microbiome after suffering with eczema and food intolerances. Developed by a team of microbiologists, pediatric physicians and scientists, Tiny Health uses sequencing technology to provide gut and vaginal microbiome analyses combined with actionable recommendations to restore imbalances and optimize overall health.

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