Nima’s Mission

Nima enables people to be their healthiest selves by giving them the power to know what’s in their food.

Together, with our community of Nima owners who have tested and contributed over 10,000 foods in the app, we help make the world of food more transparent and safe. We believe everyone should have the peace of mind and freedom to enjoy their food and live their lives to the fullest.

Nima Company History

Nima co-founders Shireen Yates and Scott Sundvor have long struggled with various food allergies and sensitivities and were tired of always wondering if food was safe to eat. After meeting at MIT in 2013, they decided to build a company to bring clarity and trust back to the dinner table. Through thousands of survey results, they found that their anxiety when eating out was a pain point shared by millions of people in the U.S.

Nima Co-Founders/Shireen Yates and Scott Sundvor

The team won the audience choice award at the MIT $100K Accelerate competition in 2013 and moved to the Bay Area to raise venture money to launch the company. Nima secured an A-round of $10 million and two SBIR grants from NIH to develop the gluten sensor and peanut sensor.

Shireen, Scott, and the Nima team are focused on bringing the Nima mission to life.

Values and Careers

Our Manifesto: Knowledge is delicious

Food is love. It nourishes mind, body, and spirit. Eating together brings us together. Over meals we share our feelings, thoughts, plans, and dreams. We know that food is essential to health and happiness. But we don’t always know what’s in our food. And since every body is different, the food that nourishes one person might not work for another. Which, for some of us, can make meals a time of anxiety instead of sustenance. At Nima, we’re here to remove anxiety from your plate. With tools and information that lets you know if your food is safe for you. We’re making the unknown, known. Because in the profound and simple act of eating food, worry is one ingredient that doesn’t belong. And we want a world where everyone feels like they have a place at the table.