Coachwhisperer GmbH, which develops an all-in-one solution for training optimization in sports, has closed a seven-figure seed funding to accelerate its growth.
Coachwhisperer GmbH offers the world’s first live communication and monitoring system for coaches and athletes, consisting of an innovative combination of hardware and software. Poor communication conditions on the pitch, not enough time to address the individual needs of athletes and, above all, frequent absences due to injuries caused by excessive training: the Coachwhisperer system addresses all these challenges in everyday training. With the Coachwhisperer Hearable, which athletes wear in one ear during training, coaches can communicate feedback directly and discreetly with individual players, a self-selected group, or the entire team via the “coach app.” With the Coachwhisperer intercom system, the time that was previously lost due to training interruptions can now benefit the team and the training. As a result, athletes can receive much better individual guidance and support.
The Hearable also measures important vital parameters such as the players heart rate and the blood oxygen saturation via a photodiode in the ear. This enables the coach to monitor his athletes’ individual stress zones during training. Coachwhisperer can measure vital signs much more accurately via the ear than other common methods, such as monitoring via smartwatches or chest belts. Additionally, it does not interfere with the athletes’ movements and does not impede them in practicing their sport.
The Coach app supports coaches with numerous tools that have been tested in practice. Among other things, a training catalog of over 1,000 exercises and the integrated opponent simulation provide the optimal basis for preparing training sessions.
Philipp Zacher, co-founder, and CEO of Coachwhisperer: “Our mission is to be the most attractive solution in sports that optimally covers every customer need in one product: live communication, live monitoring and training optimization. United by our goal to take training to the next level and help athletes and coaches reach their true potential, we as the Coachwhisperer team have made our vision a reality over the past 5 years. I am very proud of this successful funding round and look forward to the next steps with Coachwhisperer!”
Sebastian Knedlik, Senior Investment Manager at bm|t: “The Coachwhisperer team convinced the investors with its dynamics and clever product. The intelligent solution is the result of many years knowledge in sports medicine and the most advanced training methodology. It enables athletes to turn talent and hard work into performance and success more efficiently. We see our commitment not only as a sports tech investment but will also address other markets beyond sports in the medium term.”
Julien Then, co-founder and managing director of Coachwhisperer: “With the help of the investment, we will soon be able to bring our technology to market in time for the World Cup. This will lay the foundation for our expansion beyond soccer into other sports. We are looking forward to really taking off now!”