Venture Directory

#paid

#paid is a technology company that builds tools for the creator economy. Businesses of every size—from DTC brands to fortune 500 companies—use their software to collaborate with creators and grow their businesses.

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Bryan Gold

Amina Health

Amina Health (formerly Vitameter) makes a device that measures your vitamin levels from a single drop of blood, combining home-diagnostics with personalized nutrition. Whether vitamins are being taken for health or performance, efficient nutrition is important.

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James MacLean

Atomwise

Atomwise patented the first deep learning technology for structure-based small molecule drug discovery. This AI technology harnesses millions of data points and thousands of protein structures to solve problems that a human chemist would take many lifetimes to solve.

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Abraham Heifets

Biome Renewables

Biome Renewables is an industrial design firm that employs the power of nature to create a sustainable future. Their biomimetic design process applies innovative thinking to continually improve their products, and our world.

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Ryan Church

BitAccess

From startups to Fortune 500 companies, Bitaccess provides software services to power fintech businesses in over 15 countries. Their customers rely on Bitaccess software and services to power their core infrastructure, compliance, security and support services.

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Haseeb Awan

Blue J Legal

Blue J Legal uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to bring absolute clarity to the law, everywhere and on-demand.

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Benjamin Alarie

Chalk.com

Chalk is a K-12 education software company that utilizes data to help schools. Chalk connects the curriculum, instruction, and assessment process and provides real-time insights for educators to improve academics. From small, independent schools to large, national school networks, Chalk is behind the academic strategies influencing millions of students.

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William Zhou

CleanSlate UV

CleanSlate UV allows healthcare and food processing facilities to quickly sanitize mobile devices. The solution takes just 20 seconds to sanitize devices, without the use of harmful chemicals. The easy-to-use design allows for use by staff and visitors alike with no training.

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Taylor Mann

Closing Folders

Closing Folders is a leading provider of legal transaction management software. Since 2013, Closing Folders has helped lawyers close thousands of deals, saving them countless hours creating signing packages and closing books.

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Sahil Zaman

Comfable

Comfable's product, QSun, is the key to avoiding sunburn and skin cancer, which affects millions of adults worldwide. The must-have AI-powered wearable sun tracker syncs with the free companion app to give even more sun safety features.

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Neda Ghazi

Crowdbabble

Crowdbabble helps businesses improve social media engagement with their audience through powerful social media analytics and reports.

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B2B

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Abbas Alidina

Crowdsourced Testing

Crowdsourced Testing connects web and software developers with an international crowd of professional software testers who can quickly and effectively help test interactive products on a large number of devices to ensure that they are bug-free and ready for launch.

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B2B

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Simon Papineau

CryptoNumerics

HIPAA, GDPR and Data Residency requirements restrict your ability to conduct data science. CryptoNumerics removes these restrictions. CryptoNumerics enables you to create privacy protected datasets with quantifiable privacy risk. In addition, you can build statistical and machine learning models that protect people’s privacy.

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Hassan Bhatti

Cultura

Cultura is a software platform designed to assess an organization's culture to mitigate risk and improve productivity.

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Katya Kudashkina

Curiato

Curiato is a clinical-stage data science company that has developed a smart bedsheet to power a platform of valuable applications to predict, prevent and protect against costly and expensive hospital-acquired conditions.

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Moazam Khan

Delphia

Delphia is a revolutionary investment platform where anyone can turn their data into investment capital. By telling Delphia about yourself and sharing your opinions about the world around you, you're able to transform personal data into personal wealth, secure in the knowledge that whatever you share will only be used to improve your investment returns.

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Clifton van der Linden (Next Founders, 2013)

Doorr

Doorr is the first broker management platform to give you complete power and ownership over your data. Doorr is leading the digital transformation of mortgages with a fully customizable platform managing every aspect of your workflow from applications to client engagement.

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Muhammad Rashid

Empty Cubicle

Empty Cubicle empowers organizations to verify resume data and make informed hiring decisions in a fraction of the time. When you post a job opening using Empty Cubicle, all resumes received will be comparatively analyzed by their proprietary SaaS system, resulting in a ranked list of the best verified candidates to interview.

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Eric Riz

Enhanced Medical Nutrition

EMN supports patients' journeys through surgery with clinical nutrition to help patients prepare better and recover faster. EMN's initial offerings include three evidence-based enteral formulas (drinks/tube feeds) to support muscle metabolism, immune function and accelerate recovery.

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Eric Zimmerman

Enkidoo Technologies

Enkidoo AI provides cloud-based business applications that also integrate with a wide array of ERP, CRM, E-Commerce and other business applications.

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Pholysa Mantryvong

Eve Medical

Eve Medical's Eve Kit is a simple, convenient way for women to stay on top of their sexual health, right from home. The Eve Kit Service facilitates the screening of chlamydia/gonorrhea/HPV at a certified lab, overseen by a healthcare professional.

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Evan Moses
Jessica Ching

Flashfood

Flashfood partners with grocery chains to allow them to sell surplus food through the Flashfood app at significant discounts for its users while reducing store-level food waste.

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Josh Domingues

FleetOps

FleetOps is an on-demand freight marketplace that instantly matches freight from shippers to carriers with available capacity. The system does this by leveraging driver ELD data and combining it with an AI algorithm to improve on existing systems and increase efficiency in trucking.

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Chris Atkinson

Forcen

Forcen created the ForceFilm System, a first-in-the-world force sensing film. Initially, this technology was created for use with surgical robotics. The company has since expanded its reach into aerospace, defence, manufacturing, and industrial robotics, providing predictive maintenance data, HMIs, and accurate force sensing solutions.

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Robert Brooks

FutureSight

FutureSight builds and funds SaaS companies solving the critical challenges of mid-market businesses.

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John Carbrey (Next Founders, 2013)

GestureLogic

GestureLogic develops wearable fitness technology that directly monitors muscle activation, motion, and hydration.

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Leonard MacEachern

Greenlid

Greenlid is the world's first fully biodegradable kitchen food waste bin. Just fill it up and compost the entire Greenlid. It's made from 100% end-of-life recycled cardboard and has a proprietary formulation that prevents leaks and smells.

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Morgan Wyatt

Grobo

Grobo is a personalized, app-controlled in-home gardening system that lets anyone grow a successful garden at any time of the year, regardless of their experience level.

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Bjorn Dawson

Hedgehog Umbrella

The Hedgehog Umbrella is the go-to choice for the urban lifestyle. The umbrella features automotive inspired technology and unparalleled build quality to transform the traditional disposable umbrella into a durable and long lasting product.

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Kevin Truong

HelpWear

HelpWear is striving to better at-home healthcare by developing affordable and accessible products for patients all around the world. HelpWear is currently developing its first product, the HeartWatch, allowing for 24/7 at home heart monitoring with an embedded emergency contact system for furthered prevention and bettered treatment of heart related illness.

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André Bertram

Interaptix

Interaptix is an augmented reality company working at the intersection of mixed reality, HCI, machine learning, and computer vision to fundamentally revolutionize how people interact with the world and one another. They are focused on building core technologies to solve the industry's biggest challenges to AR's mass adoption.

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Bardia Bina

JAUNTIN'

JAUNTIN’ enables insurers to distribute scalable on-demand micro-insurance to their policyholders, either directly, or through brokers or platforms.

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Rain Takahashi

Klir

Klir's integrated water regulatory compliance platform helps the world's water utilities make water safer. The Klir platform gathers, monitors and analyses regulatory compliance data, all in one easy-to-use web-based application.

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David Lynch

LabsCubed

LabsCubed automates polymer testing for R&D and quality labs. Through the integration of automated testing systems and intelligent software they are able to provide customers with more consistent and faster testing.

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Khaled Boqaileh

LevelJump

LevelJump helps enablement leaders onboard new reps faster and make existing reps better at scale by executing programs, automating sales milestone achievement, and attributing enablement programs to revenue from within Salesforce.

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David Bloom

Linkett

LINKETT is the leading analytics platform for digital out-of-home advertising.

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Douglas Lusted

Lumotune

Lumotune has leveraged nanotechnology to pioneer transparent digital displays that look just like glass. Their displays allow storefront messaging to be unobtrusive and visible in daylight, all the while being digital and easy to keep up-to-date.

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Matin Esfahani

MakerKids

MakerKids runs award-winning camps, programs and parties for kids on coding, robotics and Minecraft. They inspire kids to build confidence, social skills, resilience and a positive relationship with technology – and to see their futures as inventors, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

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Jennifer Turliuk

Makeup For Melanin Girls

MFMG Cosmetics is a beauty brand that leverages online communities to develop products and a personalized shopping experience for multiethnic beauty customers. Their mission is to bring diverse beauty to the forefront through highly pigmented beauty products.

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B2C

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Tomi Gbeleyi

Marion Surgical

Marion Surgical is building the world’s first virtual reality surgical simulator that combines real patient case examples, best in class haptic feedback, a realistic immersive VR operating room, and advanced sensor technology.

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Ben Sainsbury

Mistplay

Mistplay is the first loyalty platform for mobile gamers. Players use Mistplay daily to play games, earn rewards and connect with friends. With already over 3 million members around the world in under 2-years, Mistplay is one of the fastest growing companies in North America.

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Henri-Charles Machalani

Mogile Technologies

Mogile Technologies' flagship product, ChargeHub, helps drivers discover all public charging stations in North America through their app and website. As a central contact point for hundreds of thousands of EV drivers and with extensive charging datasets, ChargeHub also proposes novel solutions for the automotive and energy industries.

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Olivier Proulx

Monogram

Monogram’s second generation hardware, Creative Console, is a modular, freeform control surface designed to enable hands-on and dynamic interaction with creative software. It's the only tool powerful and versatile enough to increase productivity and creativity in post-production and other creative digital workflows.

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Calvin Chu

Nomz

Nomz is a healthy snack company based in Toronto, Canada. Their energy bites are made with simple, natural ingredients and come in four delicious flavours: pistachio, almond, hazelnut and coconut.

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B2C

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Jana Al Zaibak

Nudnik

Nudnik transforms textile waste into unisex apparel for kids and adults.

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Lindsay Lorusso

Nymi

Nymi is leading the way on workplace wearables. Their leading edge enterprise authentication delivers data integrity and security, allowing highly regulated industries to achieve compliance and productivity.

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Karl Martin
Foteini Agrafioti

OTI Lumionics

OTI Lumionics develops production-ready advanced materials for OLED displays. Their disruptive and scalable solutions are enabling best-in-class OLED displays in consumer electronics.

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Michael Helander

Oncoustics

Oncoustics mines ultrasound for surveillance and disease characterization. They turn low-cost, point-of-care ultrasound systems into powerful and portable surveillance, diagnostic and monitoring systems for preventive care and early intervention.

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Ahmed El Kaffas

Optimity

Optimity is a SaaS loyalty program for insurance carriers offering digital wellness rewards apps that brings together communities.

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Jane Wang

Paladin AI

Paladin AI creates data-driven tools for optimizing training delivery at aviation centres. They work with flight simulator OEMs, airlines, and training centres to help accelerate training, while reducing costs.

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Mikhail Klassen

ParseHub

ParseHub is a free and powerful web scraping tool. With their advanced web scraper, extracting data is as easy as clicking on the data you need.

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Serge Toarca

Pitstop

Pitstop is a cloud-based prognostic maintenance platform that enables enterprises to leverage the wealth of information available from their vehicle fleets.

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Shiva Bhardwaj

Portl Media

Portl is a network of content, advertising and commerce-enabled tablets in rideshare vehicles (Uber + Lyft) that tap into the power of geo-location and historic ride data that the rideshare companies provide via API.

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Wyatt Shaw

Pro Angler

Open Ocean Apps Inc. was founded in 2011 with the purpose to revolutionize how recreational anglers fish around the world. They are the makers of the Pro Angler series of Fishing Apps & Websites, and the US App Store’s #1 Ranked Fishing App / Top 10 Sports Apps 2012-2018.

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Kyle Reid

QEYnet

QEYnet is creating a quantum key distribution network using microsatellites. Their mission is to build a global Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) network using microsatellites to enable low-cost global utilization of this technology, thereby facilitating a new era of ultra-secure communication.

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Jennifer Elliott

Qoints

Qoints is a software platform and data marketplace that leverages industry benchmarks to improve digital marketing results. Access to this data allows brand marketers to compare their results against the rest of their market category or industry, which is highly beneficial for effectively planning, executing and measuring digital campaigns.

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Cory Rosenfield

Refinery Labs

Refinery Labs provides an analytics platform with 5+ million data points on over 38,000 municipalities with a mission to create better economic futures for people and places.

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Davie Lee (Next Founders, 2019)

RetiSpec

RetiSpec is a medical imaging company developing a tool for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers in the eye. Their goal is to enable widespread early detection of Alzheimer’s disease with accessible and scalable screening.

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Eliav Shaked

Rockmass Technologies

Rockmass builds surveying hardware for mining operations. Their mission is to enable mines to operate safer and more efficiently through streamlined and digital data collection.

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Shelby Yee

Rockwell Razors

Rockwell makes eco-friendly, innovative shaving and grooming products.

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Gareth Everard

SAMETRICA

SAMETRICA is a software company that helps governments and enterprises measure, manage and demonstrate the value of social investments, using state-of-the-art SROI and outcome reporting.

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B2B

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Anshula Chowdhury

Sampler

Sampler is the leading self-serve digital product sampling solution for brand and agency marketers. Sampler helps brands of all sizes and categories deliver physical samples to digitally targeted consumers.

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Marie Chevrier

ShipEarly.com

ShipEarly developed a user friendly yet highly sophisticated SaaS-based software platform making it easier for consumers to buy and dealers to sell.

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Nick Kolobutin

SkyWatch Space Applications

SkyWatch is on a mission to make Earth-observation data accessible to the world. SkyWatch EarthCache™ provides developers with the tools they need to cost-effectively add Earth observation data into their applications and workflows.

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James Slifierz

SmartHalo

SmartHalo is enhancing urban mobility by providing the best cyling experience to cyclists. Their network-connected bike accessory features a GPS navigator, night light, alarm system, fitness tracking, and more.

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Xavier Peich

Spotdox

Spotdox is the ultimate Dropbox companion application. By pairing Spotdox with Dropbox you will be able to view any file, on any of your computers, from anywhere.

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James Palmer

Spring Loaded Technology

Spring Loaded manufactures and distributes the world’s first “bionic” knee bracing technologies in order to enhance the strength and power of the leg muscles. Their goal is to improve the prevention and treatment of life-changing knee joint injuries while simultaneously creating new possibilities in human performance.

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Chris Cowper-Smith

Staffy Canada

Staffy’s platform is a modern solution to staffing challenges within the hospitality sector. For employers, Staffy facilitates quick and efficient connections with skilled contractors, addressing immediate, short-term or long-term staffing needs. And for contractors, Staffy provides the opportunity to instantly pick up shifts tailored to their skills, experience, and schedule.

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Peter Faist

Stathletes

Stathletes provides relevant data and statistics on athletic performance in order to solve the issues related to the subjective evaluations that plague professional franchises. The combination of the business’ unique database and customizable data communication web-based portal aids decision makers regarding player development, team acquisitions, and scouting.

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Meghan Chayka

Swept

Swept makes simple software designed specifically for the janitorial industry. Swept helps cleaning managers communicate with their staff about issues on site, provide cleaning instructions, track supply requests, and inspection results - regardless of language differences among the team.

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Michael Brown

Time Auction

Time Auction is a charity that connects anyone with inspiring leaders while encouraging volunteerism. By volunteering to any charity, one can join remarkable experiences — from power dinners with CEOs to cooking with Michelin-starred chefs.

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David Wen

TimeSaved

TimeSaved builds apps for staffing agencies that accelerate growth, increase engagement and create better experiences for your recruiters, clients and candidates.

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Rohan Jacob

Tiptappay

TipTap is a mobile, wireless device enabling contactless acceptance of any digital payment source in preset denominations. TipTap functions as a standalone point-of-sale device without cumbersome equipment or complicated backend technology, providing a simple, affordable solution for small denomination transactions, anywhere, anytime.

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Chris Greenfield
Mo Tantawi

Tribe Technologies

Tribe is a cloud-based customer-to-customer community platform, empowering the new generation of online branded communities. It enables customers to discuss and connect under a customer community.

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Mohsen Malayeri

TritonWear

TritonWear develops wearable technology for performance athletics to make better coaches, resulting in superior athletes. TritonWear's flagship product, the Triton, is a wearable for competitive swimmers.

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Tristan Lehari

UCIC

UCIC is dedicated to bringing natural interaction to technology. The company primarily focuses on adding voice interaction to consumer electronic product and Internet of Things devices. UCIC's clients include top consumer brands and chipmakers.

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Leor Grebler

Validere Technologies

Validere empowers oil and gas organizations to know true product quality through real-time IoT data and optimize logistics and trading with predictive AI insights.

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Nouman Ahmad
Ian Burgess

Vaundry

Vaundry is a technology platform for garment care. They build the tools and processes that enable customers to have their dry cleaning and laundry picked up, cleaned and delivered right from their doorstep.

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Natasha Varma

Verto

The Verto Platform leverages smart integrations, virtualizes care, and activates patients and caregivers to drive powerful automation and personalization

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Michael Millar

Voltera

Voltera has developed the V-One, a desktop 3D printer that enables circuit boards to be prototyped within minutes. Eliminating the frustrations associated with traditional circuit board fabrication processes and drastically reducing hardware development time.

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Alroy Almeida

Vox Pop Labs

Vox Pop Labs builds innovative technologies that foster democratic participation, using data science to create online applications that organize information in ways which are at once easily accessible, empirically rigorous, and profoundly personalized.

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Clifton van der Linden

WHOOSH!

WHOOSH! is defining the next generation of clean. Leveraging the latest advancements in formula development, WHOOSH! creates innovative, powerful and safer solutions to clean life’s dirty moments.

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Jason Greenspan

WhatRunsWhere

WhatRunsWhere is the premiere media intelligence platform for desktop, mobile, and native display advertising. They enable users to put data behind decision making for smarter display advertising strategies and maximum ROI.

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Max Teitelbaum

Wiivv

Wiivv is a technology company transforming footwear and wellness for every human body. Wiivv Insoles and Sandals are created uniquely for you, engineered for your individual feet and 3D printed using measurements taken from the award-winning Wiivv app.

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Louis-Victor Jadavji

YPC Technologies

YPC Technologies is pioneering a new field of kitchen automation by building the world’s first robotic kitchen that can cook thousands of recipes, at restaurant quality, using fresh ingredients.

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Gunnar Grass

ZEITDICE INC.

ZEITDICE's mission is to capture time so we can learn from it, preserve it, and enjoy it. To achieve, ZEITDICE has invented a time-lapse camera that does not run out of battery or memory.

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Michael Schwanzer

inkbox

Inkbox is a direct-to-consumer tattoo brand that empowers customers with the ultimate tool for self-expression. Their ink develops in your skin to create a tattoo that lasts 1-2 weeks, fading as your skin naturally regenerates.

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Tyler Handley

nud fud

nud fud is a healthy snack company that produces snacks that are organic, raw, vegan, paleo, tree nut-free, sugar-free, non-GMO, grain-free, and gluten-free.

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Julia Kirouac

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