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Instabeat is the first waterproof heads-up monitor that tracks, stores, and displays instantly your heart rate zone to optimize your swim.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Beirut, LB-BA, Lebanon
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2011
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Instabeat is designing the first (patent-pending) waterproof heads-up monitor that tracks, stores, and displays instant feedback of the heart rate during the workout. Getting rid of the chest belt, Instabeat's revolutionary design fits on any type of swimming goggles with minimal intrusion to optimize the training and help professional and fitness oriented athletes to monitor their progress and achieve their peak performance.


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    Hind Hobeika
    Founder, CEO & Swimmer

    Hind founded Instabeat out of the need for a monitoring device for her swimming practices at the American University of Beirut's, where she got her Mechanical Engineering degree.

    Hind is the 1st prize winner of the MIT Pan Arab Business Plan competition, 3rd prize winner of the Stars of Science competition (organized by Qatar Foundation). She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, was nominated by MIT tr35 as one of the top 5 Arab innovator

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    Carl Madi
    Operations & Strategic Planning

    Carl graduated with a BE in Mechanical Engineering with honors from the American University of Beirut. He currently works as a senior consultant at A.T. Kearney in Dubai. He has extensive experience in the public sector and financial services with a strong functional expertise in strategic planning, profitability and investment strategy.
    Carl won many awards including the runner-up prize for AUB’s Creative Achievement Award and 3rd prize winner

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    Rita Oghassabian
    Product Guru

    Rita is passionate about consumer goods, and has led the product research for P&G’s denture and whitening paste categories, working on brands such as Fixodent, Blend a dent, Crest and Oral B.
    Her expertise is in identifying consumer needs and translating them into product design elements to drive product development for a target consumer, ensuring strong product positioning and competitive advantage in the market.
    Rita has a bachelor degree in

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    Vincent Thiberville
    Electronics Guru

    Vincent holds an electrical engineering degree from ESIEE Engineering. He has two years of experience in Thales where he was doing electronics for military aircraft. He has also worked at Withings, where he developed a connected consumer product. Vincent is also the creator of Handibot, a robot that helps disabled people access creativity. He has won 14 prizes for his innovation including two international prizes (MIT & IYF Foundation).


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    Wadad Khoury

Previous Investors

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    Berytech Fund (