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Joined January 2019
Bear RoboticsBear Robotics was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
15 Jan 2020 4:17 am

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Bear Robotics was founded by John Ha, Juan Higueros, Fangwei LI and Brennand Pierce, in 2017 in Redwood City, California. The company aims to address the issues faced byin restaurantsthe hospitality industry related to getting food from the kitchen to the table accident-free, and reducing manual effort.

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Bear Robotics' hospitality robot is named Penny; Penny is a self-driving robot that is capable of delivering food from the kitchen to the customer, and plates to the bussing station while reducing accidents. The robot also features customisation that allows it to be a food running bot, a drink service bot, or a bussing bot via swappable trays. Penny can run upto 12 hours per charge, weighs 33kg, and has a payload of 30kg. Bear Robotics also provides tech to enable restaurants to run multiple Penny robots at once.

Bear RoboticsBear Robotics was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
15 Jan 2020 4:14 am
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Bear Robotics

Bear Robotics was founded by John Ha, Juan Higueros, Fangwei LI and Brennand Pierce, in 2017 in Redwood City, California.

Bear Robotics provides automation products for the hospitality industry.

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Bear Robotics was founded by John Ha, Juan Higueros, Fangwei LI and Brennand Pierce, in 2017 in Redwood City, California. The company aims to address the issues faced by restaurants related to getting food from the kitchen to the table. The robot they developed for this purpose is named Penny.



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Bear Robotics' hospitality robot is named Penny; Penny is a self-driving robot that is capable of delivering food from the kitchen to the customer, and plates to the bussing station while reducing accidents. The robot also features customisation that allows it to be a food running bot, a drink service bot, or a bussing bot via swappable trays. Penny can run upto 12 hours per charge, weighs 33kg, and has a payload of 30kg. Bear Robotics also provides tech to enable restaurants to run multiple Penny robots at once.



The company specializes in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision and Autonomous Driving. The company has around 11 to 50 employees and has had 3 funding rounds. In the last funding round, Bear Robotics raised around $3m3M.

DeepWork CapitalDeepWork Capital was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
17 Dec 2019 6:20 am

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DeepWork Capital is a venture capital firm investing in early stage companies in Florida and surrounding regions. DeepWork’s team consists of venture investors and technology founders who aim at helping entrepreneurs become disruptive leaders in their industries.

Approach

DeepWork starts their partnership with companies in their first institutional round. Then, they allocate additional capital to support their continued growth.

Industry Focus

DeepWork invests in technology companies that provide disruptive solutions in areas demonstrating favorable macro-economic trends including mobile and cloud computing, health care technology, on-demand services, and demographic focused business solutions.

Financial Roles and Funding

DeepWork launched their first fund in 2015 to invest in the Florida early stage pipeline. The company is an active investor and prefers to take a lead or co-lead role, but also syndicates with other partners.

Boomerang CatapultBoomerang Catapult was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
29 Nov 2019 6:02 am
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Boomerang Catapult

Boomerang Catapult is a Traverse City-based investment company.

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Boomerang Catapult is a Michigan-based company and venture capital firm that focuses in the region of Northwest Lower Michigan. Boomerang primarily focuses on the Traverse City area and is headquartered in Traverse City.



Inception and Philosophy

Casey Cowel founded Boomerang-Catapult in 2016 to invest in TC startups. The company's principal focus is on growing the economy of the Traverse City area. The term "Boomerang" was used by Cowell for Traverse City natives who no longer resided in the area, but would return if high-paying jobs were available. Boomerang Catapult aims to invest in, partner with, and otherwise catapult these "boomerangs" forward to contribute to elevating the economy.

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Recent Work

Boomerang-Catapult has launched or assisted in 16 startups or early-stage companies in the last three years. In late 2018, Taste the Local Difference (TLD), owned by Traverse City-based Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, was sold to Boomerang Catapult.In March 2019, Boomerang Catapult announced a second round of investment in start-up company Hybrid Robotics.

VouchVouch was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
21 Oct 2019 5:39 pm
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Vouch

InsuranceVouch is an insurance company for startups.

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Vouch is an insurance company for startups based in San Francisco and founded by Sam Hodges and Travis Hedge.



Products

General Liability

General Liability coverage covers when someone claims advertising injury, a customer gets hurt by a product, a visitor gets injured at the company's office, or a visitor's property is damaged. Includes Product and Completed Operations , Personal & Advertising Injury , Damage to Rented Premises , Premises and Operations.



Business Property

Business Property is sold with General Liability coverage, in a combination referred to as a "Business Owner Policy." Includes Business Income Interruption and Extra Expense , and Off-premise Business Personal Property.



Cyber Coverage

Covers expenses to respond to a breach with services provided by Mullen Coughlin as well as subsequent litigation.



D&O (Directors and Officers)

Protection for Directors (i.e. board members) and Officers if someone pursues claims for mismanagement or breach of fiduciary duty.



E&O (Errors and Omissions)

Protection for when customers make claims regarding service misrepresentation.



Employment Practice Liability (EPL)

Covers startups from employment-related claims including issues related to alleged discrimination or harassment.



Employee Benefits Liability

If a mistake is made in the administration of an employee benefit program, this coverage protects from related litigation.



Fiduciary Coverage

Protect company Officers for claims alleging breach of fiduciary duty related to employee benefits programs.

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Hired & Non-Owned Auto

If anyone on the team drives for business purposes, whether using their own car or a rented car, the company can be held liable in the event of an accident.

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Deep-SecureDeep-Secure was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
12 Oct 2019 7:36 pm

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Information eXchange (iX)Information eXchange (iX) , Application/Application eXchange (AX) : eXchange (AX) : For information exchange from platforms such as email, file sharing, logging and network management applications, etc

Gateway eXtension (GX) :Gateway eXtension (GX) : For web and social media content

File eXchange (FX) :File eXchange (FX) : For moving files between stores

Policy Engine Guard :Policy Engine Guard : To incorporate granular content security policies

Data Diode:Data Diode: Creates a uni-directional data flow for data entering or leaving an isolated network or system.

Deep-SecureDeep-Secure was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
12 Oct 2019 7:35 pm

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Products

DeepSecure's main products are:

Information eXchange (iX) , Application eXchange (AX) : For information exchange from platforms such as email, file sharing, logging and network management applications, etc

Gateway eXtension (GX) : For web and social media content

File eXchange (FX) : For moving files between stores

Policy Engine Guard : To incorporate granular content security policies

Data Diode: Creates a uni-directional data flow for data entering or leaving an isolated network or system.

Deep-SecureDeep-Secure was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
3 Oct 2019 1:05 pm

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Deep-Secure is a UK-based company that provides protection products to free user documents and images of malware. Deep-Secure was founded in 2009 and is a private company headquartered in Worcestershire.

Deep-SecureDeep-Secure was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
3 Oct 2019 1:04 pm
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Deep-Secure

Deep-Secure provides security solutions using network border gateway technology.

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Deep-Secure is a UK-based company that provides protection products to free user documents and images of malware. Deep-Secure was founded in 2009 and is a private company.



The company provides Content Threat Removal (CTR) products to protect user documents and images from document-based malware. Deep-Secure provides Document Download Protection, Email Attachment protection, and Document Upload Protection.

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CTR eliminates file-based malware attacks by transforming documents to render them safe, and is designed around a "True Zero Trust Security Model" where every document is assumed to be potentially malicious. The software works via policy rules that inspect all business content for potential threats. Deep Secure’s policy enforcement technology intercepts content at the network boundary and applies content inspection policies to determine whether it should be allowed to pass.

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Obie.aiObie.ai had a suggestion from Golden's AI approved byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
20 Sep 2019 5:23 pm

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Obie is an AI platform that integrates documentation into a single source. The company was founded in September 2015 and is based in San FranciscoSan Francisco. Obie integrates with existing knowledge tools and service desks, and gives organizations a single place to access documentation and route internal requests. 

Obie.aiObie.ai was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
20 Sep 2019 5:03 pm

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Obie can integrate with Slack, and other existing interfaces including Confluence, Jira, Google Drive, Dropbox.



Obie is an AI platform that integrates documentation into a single source. The company was founded in September 2015 and is based in San Francisco. Obie integrates with existing knowledge tools and service desks, and gives organizations a single place to access documentation and route internal requests. 

For customer support and people ops, Obie provides a single source for tracking insights, requests, and data. Obie can also standardize sales enablement. Obie suggests answers to frequently asked questions, and can integrate with tools such as Google Drive and ReadMe. It has a self-serve ITSM workflow that lives entirely in Slack. Obie allows ticket-routing directly via Slack to improve communication between Jira Service Desk and Slack.

CamblyCambly was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
5 Sep 2019 4:16 pm
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Cambly

Cambly is a companyplatform allowingthat provides access to English language learners access to native English speakerstutors overvia video chat.

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Cambly is an online platform founded in 2012 that provides on-demand access to tutors via video chat. Cambly tutors are native speakers from the United States, Canada, UK and Australia, etc. The platform allows users to connect with the suitable tutor in under 5 seconds. Users can then practise English conversation, take an English course, or prepare for the IELTS or TOEFL exams. 

Every class on Cambly is recorded, and video recordings are available on-demand for the respective users. Cambly provides in-chat translations that allow users to type in their native language in case they get stuck in conversation. Users can book classes according to their schedule with the specific tutors as well. After 10 hours of private English classes on Cambly, every student also gets their own certificate. Cambly provides plans depending on the user's weekly agenda.



Cambly is a company that participated in the YC W14 cohort of Y Combinator and raised an estimated $2,204,365.

ZeplinZeplin was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
5 Sep 2019 4:13 pm
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Zeplin

Zeplin is a software company providingthat provides tool for communication and collaboration between designers and developers.

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Zeplin is a collaboration tool between designers and developers. Founded in 2014, the company thatis based in San Francisco and consists of members from Instanbul and San Francisco. The company participated in the YC S15 cohort of Y Combinator and raised an estimated $1,340,560.



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Zeplin automatically generates specs, assets and code snippets from designs tailored for the desired platform. Zeplin mainly provides support for Web, Android, and iOS. Designs are updated frequently and any changes made are notified to users immediately. Zeplin can also be added to a Slack channel and can provide regular updates. Code snippets in Zeplin are open source extensions built by the community. Zeplin extensions can also be built, that generate code snippets. These can then be shared with developers using Zeplin. 

Zeplin offers yearly and monthly plans, with prices ranging depending on the number of projects. 

Juno College of TechnologyJuno College of Technology was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
17 Aug 2019 5:08 pm

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Founded by Heather Payne in 2012, the HackerYou College of Technology is a technology school based in Toronto, Canada. HackerYou offers Continuing Education courses every year led by industry developers, on topics like JavaScript, Computer Science, and User Experience Design. All classes are live and in-person.



HackerYou meets with each student before they’re accepted to ensure that the courses are a suitable fit for them. Students have access to course materials, including notes and exercises, forever. As new concepts are introduced in our courses, the course content is updated.

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HackerYou only requires $1 upfront, and the students pay a % of their income once they are hired and are making at least $50k/year.

GoWithRoboGoWithRobo was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
17 Aug 2019 5:08 pm

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Gowithrobo is a Korean company that is building robots to enable blind individuals to navigate. 



Gowithrobo has a robot equipped with a camera to stream the video. This allows the operating agent to see as if is present at the location. The agent then helps with directions, drives the robot, and describes the surroundings. The trained agent guides the blind and allows them to navigate by controlling the robot via a 4G LTE network. 





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The robot is currently under development. It is planned to be the first self-driving robot on any land where a person can walk and required a certain amount of driving data. Two products that have been developed are: GoWithRobo Guide Rover, and GoWithRobo Hope App. 

HatchwaysHatchways was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
17 Aug 2019 5:08 pm
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Hatchways

Hatchways is a company that provides a platform for individuals to find paid work opportunities in the technology industry. It assesses and prepares candidates for interviews.

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Hatchways is a company based in Toronto that helps new grads, newcomers, and career-shifters in their job search in tech. Hatchways identifies gaps in the user’s skills, suggests appropriate paths, and sets up interviews with tech startups. 



The user tells who they’re looking for, sets up a 15 minute call, and provides availability periods for interviews.

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Hatchways performs assessment and provides interview prep depending on the user’s level of experience and the types of companies in consideration. The synopses of each candidate are reviewed, and selected candidates are interviewed. Once a preference is found, following proceedings such as contract signing takes place. 

Lofty AILofty AI was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
17 Aug 2019 5:08 pm
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Lofty AI

Lofty AI is a company utilizingthat machineuses learningAI to identify and predict neighborhood growth.

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Lofty AI is a company based in Marina del Rey, California, that uses artificial intelligence to identify and predict neighborhood growth, and helps find properties.



Steps

1) The algorithm recommends properties and allows the user to choose. 

2) The user secures their own financing and makes an all cash offer on the property. The user enters into a secondary contract with Lofty AI after the offer is made. 

3) After three years, the property can be sold or held. In either case, the user keeps 80% of the profit. If the property loses value, the company covers 100% of the loss. If the property is sold in 3 years, the company takes 20% of the gross profit. 



Lofty opens an investment account with a 3rd party to hold the on-going losses of the property. If the paper value of the specified property becomes higher than the original purchase price, Lofty AI withdraws the previously deposited funds back into its own corporate account. This process is repeated indefinitely until the expiration of the agreement.

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Lofty AI gets its properties from listing sites and the MLS. If the property is not listed, the user may send the address for the property and it is approved if it fits within our models parameters. 

Mutagen (company)Mutagen (company) was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
17 Aug 2019 5:08 pm
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Mutagen (company)

Mutagen is a software company that provides an open-source file synchronization tool. Itand allows developers to work remotely by extending local development tools.

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Mutagen is a software company that provides real-time file synchronization and network forwarding that extends the reach of existing development tools and allows them to work with applications in remote environments.

Mutagen works between any combination of local, SSH-accessible, and Docker container endpoints, including remote-to-remote. Mutagen is a open-source tool that provides full control over data, how it's transmitted, and where it's stored. Mutagen promotes containers to interactive development environments, helping users define reusable setups that can be shared.

Mutagen offers a synchronization algorithm that can move code and other files between locations in effectively real-time.

Mutagen supplements its synchronization features with network forwarding that can operate between any two endpoints, allowing access to applications running on remote systems, reverse forward traffic back to the user's laptop, or proxy traffic between two remote systems, without needing to expose ports to the internet. 

Mutagen can be controlled manually, integrated into tooling, or embedded into other tools. It also offers a simple built-in orchestration mechanism that developers can use to automatically initialize synchronization and forwarding sessions that plug into their existing development orchestration setups.

NarratorNarrator was edited byRahul AbhyankarRahul Abhyankar
17 Aug 2019 5:08 pm
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Narrator

Narrator developsis a data analytics platform forthat startupsperforms various data operations.

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Narrator is a data platform based in NYC and founded in 2017. Narrator performs data operations such as delivering insights, setting up a scalable data infrastructure, and answering data questions. 



Narrator provides custom analysis through a team of data analysts, and checks data for significance, consistency, and causality. The single table created with Narrator is stored in the warehouse. All data is encrypted during storage and transmission and the database is connected to from an isolated network. 



The users have the ability to take any Dataset created by Narrator and sync it with existing systems and BI tools by copying the generated SQL, materializing the output as a table in the warehouse, or exporting the data over SFTP, Webhook, Google Sheet, and more. 



Narrator can read from raw tables or from derived ones, and generated materialized views can either directly power visualization tools or be used as a basis for further joining to make derived tables. 

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Narrator maintains single table activity streams. Updates to the table happen every 30 minutes, data is reconciled nightly, the table and its dependent tables are vacuumed as needed, and any Narrator created datasets are cached to minimize load on the warehouse. Narrator has access to all existing data, which stays in the warehouse and the functioning happens in SQL form. 

Company
Elpha
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17 Aug 2019 5:07 pm
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Elpha

Elpha providesis aan online platform where women in the technology sector can contribute advice, collaborate on projects, and help each other find new career opportunities.

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Elpha is an online platform started in 2019, for women in the tech sector. Elpha is a private community where members come for personal and professional development, to start companies, find support, and make friends .



Users contribute advice, collaborate on projects, and help each other find new career opportunities. Users can also contribute interesting articles, ask for professional and personal advice, or offer support.



For public posts, members have the option to use pen names that are different from their Elpha usernames. Profile badges are offered as a way to acknowledge members for their contributions. Elpha also allows anonymous contributions with full user identity protection. These contributions aren't linked to the user accounts, and cannot be deleted or edited by the author through the platform.