presented by Cyndx

SXSW Pitch

March 14-15, 2020


SXSW Pitch showcases innovative new technology to a panel of industry experts, high-profile media professionals, venture capital investors, and angel investors.

Deadline: November 15, 2019

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SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx - 2019 - Photo by Beverly Schulze

SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx - 2019 - Photo by Beverly Schulze

About SXSW Pitch

 

At the 12th annual SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx, a live audience and a panel of expert judges will discover advancements in various sectors of emerging technology.

50 interactive technology companies in 10 different categories will dazzle a live audience with their company pitch and Q&A with our panel of judges.

Join us for product demonstrations from the most ambitious talents in the world with the creative new ideas to change it. Pitch your start up at SXSW 2020 – apply now through the deadline of November 15, 2019.

Please be aware that this is not a fundraising event.

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For any SXSW Pitch inquiries, please contact michelle@sxsw.com. For any press inquiries on SXSW Pitch, please contact interpress@sxsw.com.


SXSW Pitch Alums: Over $6.6 Billion in Funding

SXSW Pitch proudly applauds our alumni and the millions of funding along the way. Over the years, we launched our startup platform for finalists with great ideas with the goal of matching them with top investors both nationally and internationally.

From our inaugural year of 23 participants to a total of 503 through 2019, we are proud to be the catalyst of many dreams and successes. Some of our prestigious alums you may know include Klout, ICON, Hipmunk, Wildfire, Siri, TubeMogul, Foodspotting, and Tango.

Past SXSW Pitch finalists from 2009 to 2019 achieved the following:

  • 75% of past finalist have received funding
  • Past finalist have recieved $6.6 billion in funding
  • 16% have been acquired

Does not include certain undisclosed funding. This data is as of June 13, 2019

Explore the Past Winners Archive to browse winners and other participants from previous SXSW Pitch seasons.

Eligibility

 


Before you enter your application, read the SXSW Pitch criteria below to see if your company is eligible to apply.

2020 SXSW Pitch applications are open through the final deadline on November 15, 2019 at 11:59pm PT.

For questions about the selection process and more, please see the FAQ. SXSW Pitch inquiries can be directed to michelle@sxsw.com.

To be eligible:

  • A company’s product or service must launch no earlier than March 14, 2018
  • A company’s product or service must launch before June 14, 2020
  • Each company may only enter one product or service to SXSW Pitch
  • A company that enters more than one product or service will not be eligible to participate in SXSW Pitch
  • Founders of the company applying must retain some portion of ownership in the company
  • Each applicant is only eligible to present in one of the SXSW family of startup events (SXSW Pitch, SXSW Release It, or SXSW EDU Launch). In contrast, if you have applied for one of these events and were not accepted to participate, then please feel free to apply to SXSW Pitch
  • The Company must not have raised over ten (10) million dollars in funding from combined funding sources
  • The product or service must fall into one of the SXSW Pitch categories

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2019 Recap

2020 Categories

 

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice

Technologies related to machine-simulated intelligence, consciousness, empathy, or speech. These technologies may also cover Internet of Things and smart devices, or a machine’s ability to perform, anticipate, and streamline tasks without human assistance. These startups seek to address a wide variety of issues.

Augmented & Virtual Reality

Technologies using augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), automation, and other novel visualization technologies, including applications for all Mixed Reality and Virtual Reality headsets and other emerging hardware and software technology. These startups may find applications in gaming, entertainment, data visualization, education, medical care, warfare, transportation, and more.

Blockchain

Technologies using digital ledgers, decentralized internet, and other distributed applications to structure and share data. These applications may address such uses as cryptocurrency, supply chain, energy, media, global trade, security, point-of-sale technologies, and numerous other industries.

Consumer Technology & CPG

Technologies that optimize the process, creation, sales, or distribution of tech-enabled retail and consumer products. Startups may include AR/VR, food, personal care, pet tech, personal electronics, makeup, clothing, bricks & mortar retail technologies, and other companies that use data, applications, and technology to innovate traditional categories.

Enterprise & Smart Data

Technologies that increase productivity for businesses and/or individuals by simplifying informational data through new workflows and analytics. These startups may have applications in data collection, management, analysis, presentation, interpretation, security, and augmentation across industries such as business, finance, advertising, and more.

Entertainment & Content

Technologies and applications that are reinventing the ways humans find enjoyment through areas such as leisure, education, and entertainment. Industries these technologies address may include gaming, music, film, television, video, arts, news and publishing, streaming, and digital storytelling, as well as novel and hybrid forms of entertainment.

Health, Wearables & Wellbeing

Technologies focused on human-centric applications that advance health and connect individuals with health systems and facilities, care teams, providers, insurance, corporate and personal wellness services, and public health & social services. These startups may also include applications in aging and geriatrics, general wellness, diagnosis, genetics, exercise, nutrition, sleep, sports, and wearable technologies.

Innovative World Technologies

This category is for any creative and innovative application, product, or service that does not fit in another SXSW Pitch category, as well as technologies that act as the backbone that new technologies or forms of communication are built on. Examples of technologies that might fit into this category include (but are not limited to) payments and financial technologies, food-related technologies, computer chip technology, energy, space, natural resources, and others.

Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics

Technologies that create and advance smart cities by providing services and products for local environments, which includes buildings, neighborhoods, communities, and public spaces. These innovations may find applications in real estate development, transportation, logistics, delivery, autonomous vehicles, ridesharing, infrastructure, utilities, public works, security, population data, government and civic services, and more.

Social & Culture

Technologies that explore and expand the boundaries of how humans experience life as individuals, as communities, and as global citizens. Examples of such sectors include (but are not limited to) social media and networking, dating and friendship, travel and hospitality, environment and climate change, home, and fashion. This category also covers social enterprise technologies that aim to solve social or societal problems, impact positive change, and improve the lives of individuals and groups.

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2020 Advisory Board

 

Rob Aalders
Startup Spirit
Heerlen, Limburg

Rafat Abushaban
Riable
Gaza, Palestine

Annia Aleman
City of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Karen Allen
Karen Allen Consulting
Los Angeles, CA

Haley Allgood
Startup Junkie
Fayetteville, AR

Arzish Azam
Ejad Labs
Islamabad, Pakistan

Simon Azzopardi
Sherpa
Naxxar, Malta

Kathleen Baireuther
Ford Autonomous Vehicles
Austin, TX

Ted Baker
Muncie Innovation Connector
Muncie, IN

Dave Barcos
North Bank Innovations
Vancouver, WA

Lina Bartuseviciute
LITAO Consultancy Group
Shanghai, China

Alexander Bastien
Think Accelerate
Helsingborg, Sweden

Ellen Bateman
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Arlington, TX

Holly Beilin
Engage
Atlanta, GA

Robert Bennett
VIATEC
Victoria, Canada

Marjan Blumberg
Embassy of the Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Robert Bouschery
360vier
Cologne, Germany

Melissa Bradley
1863 Ventures
Washington, DC

Navjot Brar
Carpe Data
Santa Barbara, CA

David Brown
Australian Trade and Investment
San Francisco, CA

Suzy Bureau
GiveBackHack
Columbus, OH

Sarah Burgaud
StartOut
San Francisco, CA

Kelly Burton
Founders of Color
Atlanta, CA

Shawna Butler
Singularity University
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Guido Caicedo
ESPOL
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Bobbie Carlton
Innovation Women
Lexington, MA

Rosario B. Casas
VR Americas
Bogota, Columbia

Raymond Chin
Accenture Interactive
Singapore, Singapore

Rendi M Clark
Boulder Startup Week
Boulder, CO

Ben Clayton
OpenExO
Montreal, Canada

Jay Clouse
The Up Company
Columbus, OH

Phillip Cogley
Adeo Interactive
Columbus, OH

Bart Collet
Hyperadvancer
Antwerp, Belgium

Steven Cook
FortuneCMO
Marietta, GA

Debra Davis
We Are Phase2
New York, NY

Cris De Luca
Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Cambridge, MA

Jean Donnelly
FinTech Sandbox
Boston, MA

Tyler Drake
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Deerfield, IL

Simone Driessen
Startup Curated
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Toni Eberhart
Urban Engines
Huntsville, AL

Patricia Edwards
XIS Global
Washington, DC

Conrad Egusa
Publicize
Westport, CT

Craig Elias
Bow Valley College Interpublic Group Medibrands
Calgary, Canada

Mandy Ellerton
Bush Foundation
Saint Paul, MN

Jay Ellis
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Matthew Espinoza
City Business Calendars
San Antonio, TX

Belinda Esterhammer
Springboard Group
Hong Kong, China

Jonny Farringdon
Bryte
Pittsburgh, PA

Allison Felix
Embarc Collective
Tampa, FL

Paola Ferrario
Challenger Paraguay
Asuncion, Paraguay

Idan Fisher
UK Israel Tech Hub
Tel Aviv, Isreal

Alvin Foo
IPG Mediabrands
Shanghai, China

Jessica Ford
Techstars
Anaheim, CA

Jillian Friot
Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS Corporation
Boston, MA

Kathleen Fritzsche
Zoi
Berlin, Germany

Juliane Froemmter
T-Hub Foundation
Hyderabad, India

Kyla Frye
WT Enterprise Center
Amarillo, TX

Tim Fulton
Horizon Two Labs
Columbus, OH

Brett Greene
New Tech Northwest
Seattle, WA

Nate Gross, MD
Doximity & Rock Health
San Francisco, CA

Regina Gwynn
Black Women Talk Tech
New York, NY

Lorin Hamlin
Under Armour
Baltimore, MD

Jason Henrichs
FinTech Forge
Chicago, IL

Kelly Henry
SoGal Foundation
New York, NY

Seth Hillinger
Nymusictech Meetup
Brooklyn, NY

Timo Hoffmann
Pioneer.To
Gummersbach, Germany

Amy Hopper
Winrock International
Little Rock, AR

Jeff Hui
Young Founders School
Hong Kong, China

Clyde Hutchinson
Journey Partners
Dublin, Ireland

Ricardo Irias
Sube Lantinamerica
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Alejandra Jimenez
New York, NY

Cate Johnson
Arbor Revolutions
Washington, DC

Dmitry Kabanov
Techstars Startup Digest
Moscow, Russia

Sanjib Kalita
Guppy
Fairfax, VA

Dalia Kamar
Foundersmedia
Cairo, Egypt

Umesh Kumar
Build with Napel
London, England

Om Kundu
InSpirAVE
New York, NY

James Kwan
Jumpstart Media Limited
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Kim Lane
Kim Lane Co.
Conway, AK

Jennifer Lee
My Blind Brother
San Francisco, CA

Tina Lee
MotherCoders
San Francisco, CA

Maren Lesche
Startup Colors
Berlin, Germany

Nicholas Longano
Cyndx
New York, NY

Rebecca Love
Ryalto
Boston, MA

Cynthia Macias
mHUB
Chicago, IL

Yael Malatskey
CityZone
Tel Aviv, Israel

Lisa Mallner
Nordic Startup Bits
Copenhagen, Denmark

Oscar Malpica
Envisioning Labs
Vancouver, Canada

Ikram Mansori
Curah
San Francisco, CA

Martin Martinez
A-Player Media
Austin, TX

Eric Mathews
Start Co.
Memphis, TN

Caitlin McAllister
Catapult Chicago
Chicago, IL

Mary McKenna
Tech Entrepreneur
Donegal, Ireland

Nina Means
Austin Community College
Austin, TX

Sloan Miller
INNO
New Orleans, LA

Katie Milligan
Delta Regional Authority
Memphis, TN

Vanessa Miranda
Girls in Tech
San Diego, CA

Jessica Moose
Santa Fe Business Incubator
Santa Fe, NM

Violeta Moran
Fundacion Emprender
Manta, Ecuador

Dax Moreno
Tech Bloc
San Antonio, TX

Richard Munassi
Tampa Bay WaVE
Tampa, FL

Amy Nelson
Lovely
New York, NY

Doug Newcomb
Wards Intelligence
Hood River, OR

Aline Noizet
Salut 2.0
Barcelona, Spain

Joe Novello
Nursegrid
Portland, OR

Roshawnna Novellus
EnrichHER
Atlanta, GA

Christine Ntim
Global Startup Ecosystem
New York, NY

Nadyli Nunez
Ascender
Pittsburg, PA

Cagdas Onen
Oppsense
Toronto, Canada

Faris Oweis
Instigation Protocol
Austin, TX

Leon Pals
Startup Foundation
Rotterdam, Holland

Timothy Papandreou
Emerging Transport Advisors
San Francisco, CA

Sanjay Parekh
MailMosh
Atlanta, GA

Neetal Parekh
Innov8social
Mountain View, CA

Glen Patterson
Trifecta Venture
New York, NY

Amy Peck
EndeavorVR
San Francisco, CA

Benjamin Penkert
SportsTechX
Berlin, Germany

Daniela Peralvo
IMPAQTO
Quito, Ecuador

Lauren Pradhan
Grow North
Minneapolis, MN

Burunda Prince
The Farm Comcast NBC Universal
Atlanta, GA

Alessandro Ravanetti
Mareting & Fintech Advisor
Barcelona, Spain

Scott Resnick
Hardin Design & Development
Madison, WI

Miki Reynolds
Grid110
Los Angeles, CA

Vanessa Roanhorse
Roanhorse Consulting
Albuquerque, MN

Steven Rodriguez
Washington, DC

Andrea Romoli
Freelance
Milano, Italy

Emily Ross
Inkvine Consulting
Dublin, Ireland

Randi Salko
Women’s Startup Lab
Menlo Park, CA

Ryan Salts
LaunchSA
San Antonio, SA

David Sanders
Winrock International
Little Rock, AK

Matthew Cohen Santorelli
Boomy
New York, NY

Steve Schwartz
Tableau Software
Redmond, WA

Michael Seiler
Google
San Francisco, CA

Elisa Sepulveda
The Riveter
Austin, TX

Jonty Sharples
London, England

Marcus Shaw
Co.lab
Chattanooga, TN

Marcus Shaw
Co.lab
Chattanooga, TN

Leah Simoncelli
AlphaLab Gear
Pittsburg, PA

Martina Skelly
YellowSchedule
Castleconnell, Ireland

Jons Slemmer
Chengdu
Sichuan, China

Christoph Sollich
The Pitch Doctor
Berlin, Germany

Sanja Stankovic
Hamburg Startups
Hamburg, Germany

Thomas K.R. Stovall
ImBlackInTech
Chicago, IL


Jennifer Tacheff
CommonGenius
San Francisco, CA

Sabastian Tanner
TechDay
New York, NY

Todd Tate
Viva Data
San Francisco, CA

Todd Terrazas
Ai La
Los Angeles, CA

Anna Thomlinson
Start It @Kbc
Brussels, Belgium

Frederik Tibau
Startups.be
Brussels, Belgium

Kunbi Tinuoye
Urbangeekz
Marietta, GA

Sebastien Toupy
The Next Web
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mandisa Turner
Wakefern Food
New York, NY

Rick Turoczy
PIE
Portland, OR

Adaora Udoji
Rlab: NYU Tandon School of Engineering
New York, NY

Christopher R. Upperman
Envolve Entrepreneurship
New York, NY

Uwem Uwemakpan
Startup Grind
Lagos, Nigeria

Issac Vanderburg
Launch Alaska
Anchorage, AK

Heidy Vaquerano
Girls in Tech LA/WRSSR
Los Angeles, CA

Pedro Vasconcellos
BeerOrCoffee
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Saleema Vellani
Innovazing
Washington, DC

Sebastien Vidal
Parallel18
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Marian Villa
Pionerasdev
Medellin, Antioquia

Stacey Wallin
Numinus
Vancouver, Canada

Lauren Washington
Black Women Talk Tech
Austin, TX

Michael Weatherby
BDO Canada
Surrey, Canada

Eric Weissmann
Cintrifuse
Cincinnati, OH

Cecillia Wessinger
Mass Collaboration
Tulsa, OK

Samson Williams
Axes and Eggs
Dubai, UAE

Ryan Wilson
Gathering Spot
Atlanta, GA

Sevetri Wilson
Resilia
New Orleans, LA

Kevin Winston
Digital LA
Los Angeles, CA

Samantha Wolfe
We Are Phase2
New York, NY

Felix Wong
Startup Weekend
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Kat Yalung
Bixel Exchange Startup Launch
Los Angeles, CA

Hubert Zajicek
Health Wildcatters
Dallas, TX

Brian Zisk
SF MusicTech Summit
San Francisco, CA

Carlos Zuzunaga
SF MusicTech Summit
San Francisco, CA

Pitchbook Report

 

PitchBook, a financial data and software company, has complied a decade’s worth of data into a report for SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx.

Download the 2019 Report from Pitchbook below to explore industry categories and data on standout past participants from the most VC capital raised to most active investors in SXSW companies and much, much more.



2019 Winners

 

Artificial Intelligence

Derq
Dubai, UAE

1.3M people die from crashes every year. Autonomous Vehicle technologies are coming, but “mute” autonomous systems won’t solve all safety problems. Derq, an MIT spin-off and Techstars Mobility alum, develops software that helps eliminate crashes and save lives by using patented and award-winning AI algorithms to predict crashes with enough time to prevent them.

Augmented & Virtual Reality

Healium by StoryUP
Columbia, MO

Healium by StoryUP is the world’s first XR mindfulness channel powered by the user’s brain and heart rate. The biometrically controlled VR & AR stories heal themselves via data from the user’s wearables. In published studies, Healium has been shown to reduce moderate anxiety in as little as 4 minutes.

Blockchain

Nebula Genomics
San Francisco, CA

Nebula Genomics offers consumers and patients affordable personal genome sequencing and enables control over personal genomic data, while researchers get access to a network of individuals for on-demand genomic data generation, access and analysis.

Enterprise & Smart Data

Geospiza Swift
Denver, CO

Geospiza uses big data analytics to save lives in disaster. We automate data integration and provide rich, evidence-based decision support to emergency managers, elected officials, and corporate continuity planners.

Entertainment & Content

Tankee
Austin, TX

Tankee helps parents protect their kids from inappropriate online content while allowing kids to watch gaming videos they love on mobile devices. From Minecraft adventures to ROBLOX music videos, Tankee’s team of real live humans review, create, and curate the best gaming content in a family-friendly, worry-free environment.

Health & Wearable

Pathware
Ann Arbor, MI

Pathware is creating hardware and software solutions to simplify the digital pathology workflow. Our whole slide imaging and cloud-based management system, Bioptic, rapidly returns a biopsy quality determination to verify that a viable biopsy was collected with over 96% certainty.

Hyper-Connected Communities

UbiGro
Los Alamos, New Mexico

UbiGro is a nanotech-enabled greenhouse film by UbiQD, Inc. that red-shifts the sun’s spectrum for improved crop yield and quality. UbiGro has been shown effective for tomatoes, cucumbers, leafy greens, hemp, and cannabis in various climates. UbiQD enabled this innovation with its safer, cheaper, and more reliable quantum dot technology.

Social & Culture

Supportiv
Berkeley, CA

Supportiv —The Support Network—delivers NLP-driven precision peer support and hyper-targeted resource recommendations for daily life struggles like work stress, family pressures, relationship conflict, or loneliness. The proprietary NLP instantly matches users into topic-specific peer groups that dynamically convene for real-time emotional support. People healing people, globally scalable.

Sports & Performance Data

MIRO – Human Body AI
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Miro uses AI & computer vision to instantly identify athletes, individual consumer insights & more from running event photos/video. Miro analyzes the human body in motion to unlock value for athletes, events, sponsors & brands. Miro’s proprietary AI has powered the raceday experience for more than 7MM athletes globally.

Transportation & Delivery

ENSO – Sustainable Tires for Electric Vehicles
London, England

ENSO innovates in the tire industry by making sustainable tires for electric vehicles that fundamentally reduce toxic tire emissions and increase EV driving range up to 20%. ENSO’s eco-friendly tires are significantly more sustainable and energy efficient than the standard tires currently equipped on some of the World’s best-selling EVs.

Best Bootstrap Company

TwentyTables

The Best Speed Pitch Winner

Xplosion Tech

Best in Show Winner

Nebula Genomics

Explore the Past Winners Archive to browse winners and other participants from previous SXSW Pitch seasons.

2019 Finalists

 

Artificial Intelligence

Derq
Dubai, UAE

1.3M people die from crashes every year. Autonomous Vehicle technologies are coming, but “mute” autonomous systems won’t solve all safety problems. Derq, an MIT spin-off and Techstars Mobility alum, develops software that helps eliminate crashes and save lives by using patented and award-winning AI algorithms to predict crashes with enough time to prevent them.

Hendrix.ai
Edmonton, Canada

Testfire Labs is an award-winning software company that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to build next-generation productivity tools. Our flagship product is Hendrix.ai, an AI-assistant that transcribes notes and action items, audits meeting history, and drops it all into a searchable dashboard, for unprecedented organization and productivity insights.

RoadBotics
Pittsburgh, PA

RoadBotics is an infrastructure technology company that uses AI to revolutionize how governments and engineering firms make data-driven pavement management decisions. The company uses cutting-edge deep learning and a simple smartphone to disrupt the highly subjective and expensive pavement inspection process.

Sherpa
London, England

Imagine you never had to deal with insurance again. Sherpa’s proprietary AI assesses all the risks you face, and builds you a personalised, all-in-one insurance solution. What’s more, our insurance will automatically keep up to date as your life changes, so you can sleep easy, knowing you are always perfectly protected. Insurance reinvented: better, simpler, cheaper.

Vence
San Diego, CA

Autonomous livestock farm management. Livestock produce 30% of global protein. Vence reduces the cost of sustainably raised meat by eliminating the need for infrastructure (fences) and labor on livestock farms and giving customers real-time control. Our AI/ML also provides farmers with additional insight into animal behavior, health and fertility.

Alternates

Clean Robotics
San Francisco, CA

CleanRobotics utilizes robotics and AI to properly sort recyclables and landfill waste, at the bin level, while gathering useful data and educating the public.

Track
San Francisco, CA

Track is on a mission to make it easier to be self-employed, starting with automatically detecting 1099 income, then withholding and submitting what you owe. No more tax surprises.

XAIN AG
Berlin, Germany

XAIN AG is a Berlin-based AI, Cybersecurity and Distributed Systems company. We combine academic research with industry experience to develop unique solutions around enterprise data, resource and knowledge sharing challenges.

Augmented and Virtual Reality

BehaviorMe
Gainesville, FL

BehaviorMe has created a SaaS that enables therapists to increase the independence of kids and young adults with autism and developmental disabilities. The software is used as part of a therapy session where therapists can run multiple scenarios during a single appointment. Currently the software is being deployed as a web portal and standalone VR headsets.

Healium by StoryUP
Columbia, MO

Healium by StoryUP is the world’s first XR mindfulness channel powered by the user’s brain and heart rate. The biometrically controlled VR & AR stories heal themselves via data from the user’s wearables. In published studies, Healium has been shown to reduce moderate anxiety in as little as 4 minutes.

LinkVR Robot
Austin, TX

LinkDyn provides cutting-edge robots that enable new human-robot interaction in VR applications with realistic force feedback, robotic rehabilitation with seamless assistance, and more. The VR Haptic Robot can drastically improve VR training efficacy by allowing users to feel virtual objects and environment like those in the real world.

Obsess
New York, NY

Obsess is an immersive e-commerce platform that uses mobile & web-based VR and AR (no headsets needed) to create a new, highly engaging online shopping experience. Our mission is to re-invent the grid interface that hasn’t changed since it was invented by Amazon 20 years ago to sell books online.

Tunnelware
Cologne, Germany

DigitalTwin Technology founded in Cologne, Germany aiming to create digital twins of civil infrastructure. Tunnelware is a product that provides digital twin of construction site and Tunnel Boring Machine in order to monitor and manage the construction process in real-time on 5D platform virtually for safer and productive environment.

Alternates

myHouseby
Austin, TX

myHouseby is the leading platform for new home construction allowing home buyers to discover, design and build homes for their unique lifestyles. From home plan discovery to designing and creating a new home, myHouseby is revolutionizing the new home construction marketplace.

Screen Door
Los Angeles, CA

Screen Door Laboratories augments team capabilities with real-time mission-critical information.

Verapy
Tampa, FL

Using virtual reality technology, Verapy enhances patient experiences through fun exercise games – reimagining the way therapists engage with their patients.

Blockchain

Bext360
Golden, CO

Bext360 develops technologies that leverage blockchain, artificial intelligence and IoT, to: streamline critical supply chains in emerging economies, provide a traceable fingerprint for commodities from producer to consumer, and enable organizations to track sustainability and CSR policies and progress. Bext360 was named to Forbes’ 25 Most Innovative AgTech Startups In 2018.

Eggschain
Austin, TX

Eggschain exists to preserve hope of life and peace of mind in the fertility industry and beyond. Leveraging the blockchain, we enable consumers to track their frozen eggs, embryos, sperm and genetic materials. We deliver the above by providing immutable records of ownership information and estate plans.

Knowbella Tech
Cincinnati, OH

Knowbella Tech is an open science collaboration company that uses blockchain to deliver free tools, services, intellectual property, and equipment to researchers, particularly the underserved. Those researchers who collaborate within the Platform will be awarded AnthroCoin cryptocurrency. The Company will initially generate revenues by matchmaking scientists with employers who pay to access the scientists looking for employment.

Nebula Genomics
San Francisco, CA

Nebula Genomics offers consumers and patients affordable personal genome sequencing and enables control over personal genomic data, while researchers get access to a network of individuals for on-demand genomic data generation, access and analysis.

Steamchain
Milwaukee, WI

SteamChain is unlike any other Industrial IoT company in the market today. We don’t just create dashboards that need to be monitored. We enable new business models that bring purpose to clients IIoT investments by connecting financial transactions to machinery performance.

Alternates

Bioverse
Miami, FL

Bioverse is changing the way our society values the natural ecosystem and biodiversity by creating an entirely new economy that leverages biological and genetic diversity. Using blockchain to secure access and ownership of digital genomics and associated IP, Bioverse is creating a mechanism to ensure that investments in biological and genetic discoveries are generating capital gains to indigenous communities, local government, and ecosystem restoration initiatives.

Lucidity
Los Angeles, CA

Lucidity uses blockchain technology to bring transparency to digital advertising so brands always get what they pay for, honesty is rewarded, dishonesty isn’t, and measurement standards are enforced. We provide the transparency brands need to buy media with confidence.

NuID
San Francisco, CA

NuID is a pioneer in trustless authentication and decentralized digital identity. The NuID platform leverages zero knowledge cryptography and blockchain technology to eliminate the need for businesses to store passwords.

Enterprise and Smart Data

Geospiza Swift
Denver, CO

Geospiza uses big data analytics to save lives in disaster. We automate data integration and provide rich, evidence-based decision support to emergency managers, elected officials, and corporate continuity planners.

Molecula
Austin, TX

Based on Pilosa, Molecula is a computational analysis engine that enables scientists and engineers to focus on the fundamental research needed to solve complex problems without the expensive and difficult data management usually required. Molecula is shifting the focus to extracting knowledge and intelligence from information.

Novo
New York, NY

Novo is a banking platform that provides better business checking accounts to today’s companies and is powered by a network of FDIC-insured community banks. Novo is bringing small business banking into the modern age with easy-to-use tools for founders on the go.

Osano
Austin, TX

Osano’s platform utilizes ML to provide users with insights regarding data sharing.

TransferFi
Singapore, Singapore

TransferFi is creating the world’s first long-range, safe and efficient Wireless Power Network (WPN). It will be used to power IoT sensor networks to high-power applications that will provide easy access to primary sources of energy. TFi is revolutionizing the way we access power.

Alternates

Clovis Technologies
San Francisco, CA

Clovis is the next generation anti-money laundering solution: we’re building AI that stops criminals from using our financial systems to terrorize and exploit people around the world.

Inflect
San Francisco, CA

Research global networks, cloud regions, and interconnected data centers in one place.

Entertainment and Content

Acciyo
Los Angeles, CA

Acciyo’s mission is to transform reading the news from a survivalist exercise into a rich, motivating experience. Our debut product is a tool that populates a timeline of previous articles published on the subject you’re reading. No matter what you read, get the context you need to understand it with ease.

Fantag
Sacramento, CA

Fantag is the easiest, fastest way for teams, schools, broadcasters and streamers to manage video – for hassle-free sharing of highlights. Using patented cloud video synchronization technology and an app, Fantag automates delivery of personalized highlights and transforms the fan experience. We create a world where no moment is ever lost.

SkyWeaver
Toronto, Canada

Horizon makes blockchain-powered video games for dreamers, futurists, and digital citizens. We’re pioneering a new dimension of gaming that belongs to its players.

Stroly
Kyoto, Japan

Stroly is an online platform for illustrated maps linked with geolocation technology. Our service also provides user behavior feedback for data-driven marketing.

Tankee
Austin, TX

Tankee helps parents protect their kids from inappropriate online content while allowing kids to watch gaming videos they love on mobile devices. From Minecraft adventures to ROBLOX music videos, Tankee’s team of real live humans review, create, and curate the best gaming content in a family-friendly, worry-free environment.

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Ibble
Austin, TX

Ibble helps people build financial confidence by unlocking investment knowledge. With curated news, daily interactive live-streams and weekly trading competitions, we make investing accessible for everyone.

Immersive Systems
Los Angeles, CA

Immersive Systems is delivering a media platform to power the next generation of fan engagement and revenue growth in competitive esports. The platform seamlessly integrates all the stats, highlights, images and content that fans want and delivers it in a beautiful, interactive app.

VIDGO
Atlanta, CA

Vidgo is a prepaid streaming service that targets the unbanked. Vidgo has developed a disruptive pre-payment ecosystem for television to accept cash paying customers.

Health and Wearable

Extend
San Francisco, CA

Boost Biomes is using the powerful social networks among microbes to provide novel, sustainable solutions to feed and heal people everywhere. Our first products seek to reduce the enormous waste in agricultural products due to crop loss to fungal pests in the field and post-harvest.

Kegg
San Francisco, CA

Kegg aims to disrupt fertility industry by cutting of the unnecessary costs, providing meaningful data to women through fertility hardware and access to remote 1:1 fertility specialists. This will make fertility care affordable to millions of women and provide the necessary data for the foundation of preventive healthcare.

Pathware
Ann Arbor, MI

Pathware is creating hardware and software solutions to simplify the digital pathology workflow. Our whole slide imaging and cloud-based management system, Bioptic, rapidly returns a biopsy quality determination to verify that a viable biopsy was collected with over 96% certainty.

Portable Surgical Visualization System
Philadelphia, PA

X-Biomedical is commercializing surgical visualization technologies developed over several years at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Our novel all-inclusive portable surgical visualization solution is at the convergence of multiple enabling digital technologies & provides more value & costs significantly less compared to status quo systems, disrupting a ~$2B market.

Zibrio SmartScale
Houston, TX

Zibrio: The balance company is dedicated to giving people an edge in their performance, and preventing unnecessary deaths, injuries and costs from falls through a connected smart-scale that measures balance and identifies fall risk. Falls are not a normal part of aging, and we give you the health span you crave.

Alternates

InvestAcure, PBC
New York, NY

InvestAcure, PBC is building a spare change investment platform to help you invest in companies working on a cure for Alzheimer’s. Our vision is to see a world where drug companies are owned by millions of spare change investors committed to a cure.

Rhaeos
Chicago, IL

Rhaeos is a noninvasive wearable flow sensor designed by Northwestern University materials scientists and neurosurgeons for the care of patients with hydrocephalus.

Triad Health AI
Boulder, CO

Using smart speakers to make smarter exercises for Parkinson’s, Triad Health AI takes advantage of emerging smart speaker ecosystems to help people living with Parkinson’s stay healthy, safe and independent.

Hyper-Connected Communities

Mesh++
Chicago, IL

Mesh++ builds battery- and solar-powered WiFi nodes that can host huge, high-speed mesh networks anywhere.

NODE
Seattle, WA

NODE’s patent-pending technology and platform makes the most sustainable and healthy homes affordable. We slash time and cost by turning construction into assembly, activating a new workforce to assemble our flexible system that results in high quality, zero emission, homes.

ObjectBox
Munich, Germany

ObjectBox enables Edge Computing in IoT and Mobile with the fastest Edge Database: smaller than 1MB, 10x faster than any alternative, and easy natural language APIs. With ObjectBox, companies develop decentralized products independent from the cloud, that perform in real-time. On top of the database we‘re building a synchronization solution.

TwentyTables
Washington, DC

TwentyTables re-imagines the relationship between patrons, restaurants and the food insecure. Our multi-sided marketplace offers consumers affordable fixed-cost meals, and increases vendor efficiencies, while also helping feed the hungry. A-Community-of-Food.

UbiGro
Los Alamos, New Mexico

UbiGro is a nanotech-enabled greenhouse film by UbiQD, Inc. that red-shifts the sun’s spectrum for improved crop yield and quality. UbiGro has been shown effective for tomatoes, cucumbers, leafy greens, hemp, and cannabis in various climates. UbiQD enabled this innovation with its safer, cheaper, and more reliable quantum dot technology.

Alternates

Fieldcraft
Austin, TX

Fieldcraft is a sourcing platform harnessing better data so buyers can simplify ingredient discovery and leverage plant-based and clean label solutions for the next generation of food and beverage.

RocketDollar
Austin, TX

We make it easy for people to take checkbook control of their retirement savings and invest in anything allowed by the IRS, with no penalties.

Social and Culture

EnrichHER Funding
Atlanta, GA

EnrichHER Funding is fueling the growth of women-led businesses by enabling women founders to secure capital in an affordable and non-dilutive way. Similar to Kiva, we provide investors with an opportunity to lend to small businesses. EnrichHER loans range from $50,000 to $75,000 and are made to pre-screened women-led companies.

MySideKick
Ann Arbor, MI

MySideKick is a complete web-based application that addresses all the issues of sexual violence, with a mobile interface to help better engage college students. We discovered 4 reasons why sexual violence is not properly being addressed on college campuses and created 7 powerful components to address and remedy these issues.

New Age Meats
San Francisco, CA

At New Age Meats, we make meat from animal cells instead of animal slaughter. We can craft meat to be tastier, healthier, and more sustainable than any other meat.

Supportiv
Berkeley, CA

Supportiv —The Support Network—delivers NLP-driven precision peer support and hyper-targeted resource recommendations for daily life struggles like work stress, family pressures, relationship conflict, or loneliness. The proprietary NLP instantly matches users into topic-specific peer groups that dynamically convene for real-time emotional support. People healing people, globally scalable.

VOLO Career Volunteering Platform
London, England

VOLO Group is transforming career development to help people build happier, more fulfilling careers. Their Career Volunteering platform offers a differentiated approach to professional development that addresses skill-building through volunteering; offering hands-on opportunities to learn and grow, while making a positive impact in the local community.

Alternates

Explorest
San Francisco, CA

Explorest is modernizing how people discover, experience and photograph the world’s greatest places via highly curated insights from today’s top travel influencers.

iAccess Innovations
Atlanta, GA

A lifestyle application to allow users with mobility impairments to access life!

Tris Holdings
Los Angeles, CA

Tris started as a search and chat extension for google, talk to others searching the same thing, now we are a social browser in play store and App Store.

Sports and Performance

Bisecu Smart Bike Lock
Seongnam-si Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Bisecu, world’s first fully automatic smart bike lock. Bisecu, which allows bicycle users to forget the presence of the lock and enjoy the bike riding experience fully. Bisecu is not only a completely new type of lock but also the lightest smart bike lock. Furthermore, Bisecu acts as a smart cycling device that analyzes users riding data.

CricFlex
Islamabad, Pakistan

We are a sports technology company with our first product, CricFlex – world’s first wearable technology for Cricket. An arm sleeve, embedded with sensors, tracks illegal bowling actions, arm force, action time & spin to determine player performance, consistency and effort, helping them improve. It’s a US patented technology.

Fan Controlled Football League
Los Angeles, CA

The FCFL is reimagining sports for the digital age: taking the passion of live sport, the competition of fantasy sports, the engagement of video games, and the global reach of esports and combining them into a fan-controlled, live sport, streamed on Twitch and built for the next generation of fan.

MIRO – Human Body AI
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Miro uses AI & computer vision to instantly identify athletes, individual consumer insights & more from running event photos/video. Miro analyzes the human body in motion to unlock value for athletes, events, sponsors & brands. Miro’s proprietary AI has powered the raceday experience for more than 7MM athletes globally.

Learn2Play
Limassol, Cyprus

Learn2Play is an international eSports EdTech company offering gamers a platform to improve their skills. L2P counts with over 1M subscribed users on its two platforms, MoreMMR and MoreLegends, which make use of AI to provide a match analysis for Dota 2 and League of Legends, respectively. The platforms also counts with video lessons and its own tournaments.

Alternates

Mobalytics
Marina Del Rey, CA

Mobalytics is the first personal performance analytics platform and gaming assistant for gamers. The platform measures player performance, helps them define their strengths and weaknesses and provides personalized advice on how to improve. You can think of it as an AI coach for gamers.

Uru Sports
Denver, CO

Uru Sports is an online sports recruitment platform connecting players, coaches and teams. Athletes use Uru to find available roster positions on teams worldwide. Teams use Uru to recruit talent.

Xplosion Technology
Missouri City, TX

Xplosion Technology is a sports-technology company based in Texas and centered around our cutting-edge human performance software platform. Think Google Analytics for athletes. Our state of the art, patented data collection process prevents and identifies key injuries among players. Xplosion leverages validated testing methods coupled with wearable sensors to provide training staff comprehensive reports about each athlete’s susceptibility to injury.

Transportation and Delivery

Autonomous Electric Transport System
Gothenburg, Sweden

By challenging conventional thinking, by utilizing big data and cutting-edge technology — and by inspiring people to take responsibility for the planet and each other — Einride is making the movement of goods more intelligent: emission-free, safe, cost-effective, and ultimately, sustainable.

Electristructure
Gothenburg, Sweden

Electristructure is an infrastructure developer for electric charging stations focused on public transport buses. The market for electric buses in public transport is experiencing a major breakthrough this year. Electristructure will take responsibility for long-term investments and optimization of public transport systems.

ENSO – Sustainable Tires for Electric Vehicles
London, England

ENSO innovates in the tire industry by making sustainable tires for electric vehicles that fundamentally reduce toxic tire emissions and increase EV driving range up to 20%. ENSO’s eco-friendly tires are significantly more sustainable and energy efficient than the standard tires currently equipped on some of the World’s best-selling EVs.

Migo
Seattle, WA

Migo is the free app for discovering new and existing ways to get from A to B without jumping from app to app. Migo helps riders discover the right ride, at the right time. Options include rideshare, carshare, taxi, scooter, and bikeshare, to specialty transport and public transportation.

Smart B/L
Ljubljana, Slovenia

CargoX is the first open, neutral, and independent decentralized blockchain platform for the shipping industry, built with CargoX’s Blockchain Document Transaction System (BDTS). Freight forwarders, platforms exporters and importers can now enjoy superb data security, documentation transaction speed, and comprehensive integrity with CargoX’s revolutionary Smart Bill of Lading.

Alternates

Kaizen Health
Chicago, IL

Kaizen Health is changing mobility for healthcare and municipalities to ensure every person, regardless of physical ability, has access to transportation that they need to lead healthy and happy lives.

Kilroy Blockchain
Austin, TX

Kilroy Blockchain helps innovators disrupt their industries by specializing in building custom integrated systems using blockchain, artificial intelligence, and ecommerce technology to streamline business processes and create a smarter organization.

Millebot, Inc.
Orlando, FL

Millebot is a privately held deep-tech company that designs and builds a modular digital-manufacturing platform within the ISO shipping container. Our mission is to accelerate access to sustainable production.

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