Hykso

Fitbit for Boxing and MMA athletes

LOCATION Los Altos, CA

COMPANY SIZE Between 5 and 10

# OF ENGINEERS Between 5 and 10

FUNDING $0 - $250K

REMOTE WORK OK? No

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? 3 years

TAGS Sports, Internet of Things, Wearables, Sporting Goods, Machine Learning, YC Winter 2016

What do we do?

Hykso builds the most powerful sport-sensor on the market. It never saturates, it does all-processing on-chip, and it is the first to recognize the type of actions made by athletes.

Our first product is a wrist sensor for Boxing that counts the number of punches, recognizes the types of punches being thrown, and measures hand speed.

Hykso is also used by Broadcasters to provide an enhanced layer of statistics during fights.

Going forward, Hykso will expand the scope of its product to support the 6 following sports: Basketball, Soccer, Football, Baseball, Hockey and Tennis.

Why join us?

1) We're all athletes and engineers
2) Revenue is growing 100% monthly
3) We want to build the next Nike of sports electronics

Technical challenges

1) Currently have 2 people for website, iOS mobile app, and Android mobile app
2) Swamped with firmware integrations
3) Needs more data scientists (more DATA!!!)

Our press coverage

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/#4aba46d2160f
http://venturebeat.com/2016/02/25/hyksos-wearable-sensors-promise-to-improve-your-punch/
http://www.betaboston.com/news/2016/02/26/hyksos-punch-tracking-sensors-measure-boxers-performance/

Our Founders

Khalil Zahar

CEO  

Alexandre Marcotte

CTO  

Charles Lambert

CIO  

Patrick Chandler

Data Scientist  

Alexandre Lapointe

VP R&D  

Tommy Duquette

Business Development Lead  

Jerome Soucy Rousseau

Marketing Director  

Our tech stack

  • Hardware
  • Machine Learning
  • Java
  • R
  • C#
  • CSS
  • C
  • Objective C
  • Swift
  • Python
  • HTML5

Our investors

  • Y Combinator