When triathlete Harmen Jans had to deal with a knee injury, he did not give up. With his knowledge as a pharmacist, he developed supplements himself to treat the injury. That resulted in a company: Tyranos. As the next step in the growth story, the Limburg-based company is engaged in a financing round.
Harmen Jans managed to combine his knowledge as a pharmacist with the passion for sport to start his own company Tyranos. “I sold my pharmacy and went all-in for the new company,” he says. “I am responsible for product development myself. We currently have 3 products: one for cartilage, one for muscles and joints and finally one for tendons and ligaments. But we will soon be expanding our range.”
Although the first supplement was created to treat a sports injury, athletes are not the main target group. “We mainly focus on middle-aged and elderly people because they are more likely to experience physical ailments,” explains Harmen. “Nevertheless, our supplements are in great demand among top athletes because they do not contain substances that are on the WADA doping list. We have already received orders from Olympians and world champions.”
Since the commercial product launch - less than a year and a half ago - Tyranos has already recorded more than 2,400 orders. “The plan is to continue to grow, and not just with our range,” is Harmen ambitious. “We now want to invest in inventory and marketing to take the next step in our growth story.”
But ambitious plans naturally require funding. To raise money, Tyranos recently launched a crowdfunding campaign. “We work together with the investment platform of WinWinner. The goal is to raise between 80,000 euros and 150,000 euros. We are almost at the minimum after two weeks, so we are on the right track.”