Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share their research, monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research and track the research of academics they follow. The company’s mission is to accelerate the world’s research.
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.
Blue River Technology employs computer vision and robotics technologies to build intelligent solutions for the agricultural industries.
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.
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.
HackerRank is a platform for coding contests used by programmers to hone their skills and a tool for companies to streamline their recruiting processes.
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.
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.
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.
Nutanix’s mission is to simplify enterprise computing. The company brings web-scale engineering ideas from some of the largest consumer Internet companies and melds that with Apple-like consumer-grade design to build datacenter infrastructure that is uncompromisingly simple. Nutanix products converge multiple tiers of the legacy three-tier datacenter stack, abstracting storage out as an unnecessary technical detail. The company aims to abstract (hide) many more low-level details of enterprise computing such as hypervisors, containers versus virtual machines, public cloud and networking. The focus is on the “app,” an experience no different than that of smart phone consumers.