Last week, Skimble presented as a seed stage finalist at the DC to VC Health IT Showcase and earned the top overall judges score. Skimble‘s energetic co-founder Maria Ly took the stage to give this backflipping fun presentation:
Maria Ly, co-founder of Skimble, which makes exercise applications for mobile, showed off her product with a backflip. Skimble, based in San Francisco, uses personal trainers to coach work-out exercises, with game-style add-ons to keep it fresh. Ly, a competitive rock climber and computer engineer, demonstrated the app, and when the voice in the machine told her to flip, she did it.
Backflip or not, her company was a particular favorite of the judges.
“This is tapping the next generation of the Jane Fonda workout,” said Chaim Indig, co-founder and CEO of Phreesia.
Though don’t misunderstand, the flip helped.
“I can’t tell you the number of VC meetings where we need a backspring,” Jeff Tangney of Doximity said.
Yesterday TechCrunch provided an event summary which hightlighted all the great startups involved.
Morgenthaler’s DCtoVC was a real HIT! Thank you for the opportunity to present the Skimble vision, we received invaluable feedback from the judges.
Photos courtesy of Asa Mathat!