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Leverage science to make diets succeed.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2011
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Hungry Tribe is first and foremost a nutritional science company. We provide a level of abstraction to bridge complex nutritional research and everyday eating. Our goal is to make diets as effortless as possible, asking people not to change their behaviors or where they eat, just the food they eat. By recommending restaurant dishes, recipes and branded foods, we allow people to maintain their current eating habits while making healthier choice


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    Laura Borel

    Laura is a female technical cofounder whose passion for nutrition led her to move from Switzerland and pursue a BA in Human Biology with a focus in nutritional sciences at Stanford. She became passionate about transforming nutrition through entrepreneurship, leading her to pursue an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering. Her life ambition is to integrate the engineering and scientific principles to help overcome the obesity epidemic.

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    Jamie Brim

    Jamie has a wide range of technical achievements.. He built an iPhone application for crowdsourced playlisting in public spaces ( at the Betaspring incubator and worked with MongoDB on database improvements.

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    Tito Balsamo
    VP of Product

    Tito graduated from Stanford this past June with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Product Design. He has deep experience in user and usability research, as well design and product strategy both through academic work and industry experience. He first encountered performance eating through his experience as a competitive rower (4 years) and then as the training and nutrition coach for a master’s crew team (3 years).

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    Kirill Zdornyy
    Front-End Engineer

    Kirill is a computing prodigy from Ukraine. Fluent in Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, and English, Kirill dropped out of college to move to the Silicon Valley and pursue his entrepeneurial passion. Kiril is currently an Entrepeneur in Residence at RockHealth. His past projects include a creative data visualization website ( and an iphone app (iMelt) for nutritional information.

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    Jeffrey Knowles
    Senior Engineer

    Jeff Knowles’ expertise lies computational modeling, probabilistic analysis. During his studies at Brown, Jeff created simulations of sound transduction in the inner ear and computational models of auditory learning and biosonar processing in bats. His Honors Thesis experiment won the Whalan Award for undergraduate research in behavioral neurobiology. Jeff is designing the search algorithm which satisfies multidimensional dietary constraints.


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    Louis Soto

Previous Investors

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    Zak Holdsworth
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    Michael Paulus