Case Studies of Venture Assistance


OSCAR

OSCAR is a new kind of health insurance company that is using technology to make insurance simple, intuitive and human. In other words, the kind of healthcare we want for ourselves. Learn More


Ayasdi

Ayasdi is transforming how the world uses data to solve complex problems with an automated insight discovery platform that helps organizations operationalize insights from their data. The company was founded in 2008 after a decade of research at Stanford, funded by DARPA and NSF. Ayasdi’s Insight Discovery platform uses Topological Data Analysis (TDA) which combines a large number of machine learning techniques to enable business people, domain experts and data scientists to achieve value from their data without the need to invest man-years writing code or fruitless queries. Learn More

Blue River Technology

Blue River Technology employs computer vision and robotics technologies to build intelligent solutions for the agricultural industries. With breakthrough computer vision techniques for identifying weeds and selectively killing unwanted plants, Blue River Technology’s equipment is significantly more efficient than traditional methods of weed elimination. Its automated solution is particularly well-suited to organic agriculture and for fields with chemical-resistant weeds. Learn More

Climate Corporation

Alumni

The Climate Corporation aims to help farmers around the world protect and improve their farming operations. The company’s proprietary technology platform delivers the best measurements, insights and execution tools to farmers through a combination of hardware, software and services. These tools help farmers manage the risks they can’t control with unique insurance solutions and make better decisions with the things they can control with unique web and mobile apps, in-field hardware execution tools and agronomic services.  Learn More

EcoMotors

EcoMotors is redefining how the world is powered by challenging conventions about the size, efficiency and versatility of the internal combustion engine.Their unique opposed-piston opposed-cylinder (opoc®) engine technology enables endless potential for innovation in vehicle and machine design. Learn More

Fundera

Fundera is an online marketplace that connects small business owners with the best funding provider for their businesses. Every year millions of small business owners apply for loans, and over 80-percent of applications are rejected by the big banks. Fundera’s mission is to help small businesses grow by looking beyond the world of traditional banks and finding the best lender for their business. Learn More

HackerRank

HackerRank is a platform for coding contests used by programmers to hone their skills and a tool for companies to streamline their recruiting processes. Hacker: “Someone who can make a computer do what he wants, whether the computer wants to or not.” Learn More

HealthTap

HealthTap is reinventing the way people access information about their health by connecting patients and doctors online and disseminating trusted, vetted, peer-reviewed medical information. Learn More

LanzaTech

LanzaTech uses a novel biological approach to transform industrial carbon rich waste gases and residues into fuels and chemicals. By capturing the carbon from the gas, LanzaTech is able to reuse it as a fuel or sequester it into chemical intermediates that can be used in the manufacturing of new products such as plastics, nylon and rubber. Learn More

Metamarkets

Metamarkets is a real-time analytics platform with applications in programmatic advertising. They enable digital media buyers, sellers and exchanges to make better decisions by providing a visual and intuitive reporting interface into trillions of real-time advertising transactions. Metamarkets is akin to a Bloomberg terminal for online media markets. Learn More

Piazza

Piazza changes the way technical students learn and find jobs. Beginning as a question and answer platform to help students get unstuck in their classes, there are now over 500,000 top CS and STEM undergraduate, graduate and PhD students using Piazza for two to three hours per night to help each other with coursework. The launch of Piazza Careers connects their hugely engaged student base with companies searching for the best young technical talent. Learn More

Quanttus

Quanttus is working to transform personal health by providing people with convenient and clinically relevant clarity about their bodies and by delivering actionable data-driven insights that lead to a healthier life. Learn More

Relcy

Relcy is a better way to search on your phone. Look inside all of your apps and the world around you at once. Powered by a knowledge graph of millions of real-world entities, Relcy delivers an intelligent and highly personalized search experience. By being contextually aware of where you are and what you want to do, Relcy helps you find what you need faster. Learn More

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab’s mission is to remove the barriers to commercial space. It was founded on the belief that in order to make space a place where commerce can thrive two fundamental aspects must be addressed: a dedicated service for small satellites at an affordable cost and a launch frequency that enables regular access to space. Since its foundation in 2007, Rocket Lab has delivered a range of complete rocket systems and technologies for fast and low-cost payload deployment. Learn More

Vectra Networks

Vectra Networks redefines security with a platform that instantly identifies cyber attacks while they are happening as well as what the attacker is doing. Vectra automatically prioritizes attacks that pose the greatest business risk, which enables organizations to quickly make decisions on where to focus their time and resources. The automated platform uses next-generation compute architecture and combines data analytics and machine learning to detect attacks on any device, application and operating system. Learn More

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