Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: FitStar lands $4M in funding and Tony Gonzalez for its mobile device-based fitness apps

By Editor June 20, 2013

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor

Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news:

FitStar, the maker of fitness apps for mobile devices, has announced that it has secured $4 million in Series A funding. Investors include Trinity Ventures, Google Ventures, Floodgate Fund and Advancit Capital. The startup makes apps that are geared for the iPad and designed to respond to changes in peoples’ habits, lifestyles and exercise goals. It was founded by former AOL executive Mike Naser and Dave Grijalva, who serves as the vice president of engineering. San Francisco-based FitStar was founded in 2012 and recently released its first fitness app, which features National Football League star Tony Gonzalez. It previously raised $1 million in debt financing.

Vital Stats:


HQ: San Francisco

Year Founded: 2012

Founders: Mike Naser, CEO; Dave Grijalva, VP Engineering

Investors: Trinity Ventures, Google Ventures, Floodgate Fund, Advancit Capital (Series A)

Innovation: Interactive, customizable mobile device-based fitness programs.

Total Funding: $5 million (Debt and Series A)

(Sources: FitStar, TechCrunch, Crunchbase, Trinity Ventures)

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