All Companies

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.

Adamant Technologies has developed a novel mobile chemical sensor device that allows users to track their health and fitness through chemicals in their breath. Adamant empower users to take control of their own health and understand it through real time, non-invasive detection.

Affirm’s mission is to deliver honest financial products to improve lives. Affirm uses modern technology to re-imagine and re-build core components of financial infrastructure from the ground up. The company is focused on improving the lives of everyday consumers with less expensive, more transparent financial products.

AliveCor has a device and application that will turn any smartphone into a clinical-quality electrocardiogram (ECG) recorder. They are dedicated to enabling users to take control of their heart health.

ALOHA is a health and wellness company focused on producing nutrient-rich, gluten-free, all natural vegan foods and essential minerals. Together with the world’s most respected doctors, scientists, trainers, yogis, nutritionists and holistic health practitioners, ALOHA develops innovative, high-quality products and inspiring content that informs and motivates individuals to live a healthy, happy life.

AltaRock Energy is a full-service geothermal energy technology and services company. AltaRock’s experienced team, innovative technology and creative approach turns under performing assets into highly profitable energy projects, building and operating the geothermal power plants of the future.

Ambri is developing an electricity storage solution that will change the way electric grids are operated worldwide. Ambri will enable more widespread use of renewable generation like wind and solar, reduce power prices and increase system reliability.

Amyris

Alumni

Amyris delivers high-performance alternatives to petroleum-based products across a wide range of consumer and industry segments. They have developed innovative microbial engineering and screening technologies that modify the way microorganisms process sugars. Amyris is using its proprietary synthetic biology platform to design microbes, primarily yeast, and use them as living factories in established fermentation processes to convert plant-sourced sugars into renewable hydrocarbons.

AppNexus is a technology company that provides trading solutions and powers marketplaces for Internet advertising. Their open, unified and powerful programmatic platform empowers customers to more effectively buy and sell media, allowing them to innovate, differentiate and transform their businesses.

Arcanum Alloys has developed platform technology to drive revolutionary performance and margins in numerous metal alloy markets. Their process allows surface properties to be decoupled from the bulk properties of metals and excels in applications where post forming is required or beneficial.

Arista Networks delivers software driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and high-performance computing environments. With more than two million cloud networking ports being deployed worldwide, Arista delivers a portfolio of 1/10/40 and 100GbE products that redefine network architectures, bring extensibility to networking and dramatically change the price/performance of data center networks.

Ausra

Alumni

Ausra manufactures and develops utility-scale solar technologies to serve global electricity needs in a market competitive and environmentally responsible manner. The company was acquired by AREVA, which specializes in nuclear and renewable energy.

Avogy provides total systems solutions for power electronics applications utilizing GaN on GaN discrete devices, modules and systems. Their mission is to increase the efficiency and reliability of power conversion systems while dramatically reducing their cost, size and weight.

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.

Bidgely is working to solve one of the biggest challenges in energy: enabling utilities to meet their demand-side energy goals by fully engaging and satisfying their customers. The company has developed ground-breaking analytics that can itemize home energy usage data to the appliance level without the use of plug-level monitors.

Big Switch Networks is at the forefront of the next generation of networking technologies. By combining commodity OEM/ODM Ethernet switch hardware (“bare metal switches”) with sophisticated SDN control software, the company is delivering modern networking fabrics for the world’s most advanced data centers looking to achieve high degrees of network automation at cloud-competitive price points. The company’s current product lines are focused on data center switching or routing networks and monitoring networks.

BillGuard is a personal finance security and productivity company, which has developed a groundbreaking new approach to identifying deceptive, erroneous and unauthorized charges on consumer credit card and debit card bills. BillGuard uses crowdsourced big-data analytics to harness the collective knowledge of millions of consumers reporting billing complaints online and to their merchants and banks. The free service scans users’ e-statements daily, alerting them to bad charges and helping them get their money back.

BioConsortia is an agricultural biotechnology company that uses a proprietary method for the selection of beneficial microbial consortia for crop improvement. The company has pipeline products and research projects for: enhanced fertilizer utilization and substitution of N, P, K and S; plant growth improvement of harvestable yield, root mass and accelerated development; other desirable crop traits such as abiotic tolerance, biotic resistance and enhanced metabolite expression. BioConsortia partners with crop protection and plant breeding companies to bring the benefits of microbial science and biotechnology to sustainable crop production.

Bitly is committed to the power of the link and allows users to save, share and discover links from around the web. Bitly shortens more than 1 billion links per month as an integral part of social, SMS, email efforts (and more) from publishers, brands, government organizations, educational institutions, non-profits and individual users. Processing more than 6 billion clicks on those links per month, Bitly remains the leader in an optimal sharing experience, and continues to unveil new products while generating one of the most valuable proprietary data sets in the world today.

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.

Boku is a global mobile payments network providing mobile-enhanced payments in e-commerce and at physical point-of-sale. They service 68 countries through more than 250 carrier partners and are connected to merchants such as Facebook, Electronic Arts (EA), Sony, Spotify, Lookout and Riot Games.

Calera is focused on the conversion of CO2 into beneficial reuse products and more energy efficient production of industrial chemicals. The company aims to achieve environmental sustainability that also is economically sustainable.

Canary is a systems integration peripheral hardware manufacturer and software development company. The company has developed a complete security system packed into a single, beautiful device. Canary adapts to a home over time and sends intelligent notifications with high definition video directly to their users’ smartphones.

CellScope builds systems for at-home disease diagnosis using smartphone cameras connected to a web platform. The company’s mission is to create the world’s first smartphone-enabled digital first aid kit, giving access to easy-to-use, at-home tools in order to capture diagnostic-quality data for remote diagnosis and get peace of mind. CellScope is currently building a suite of optical attachments for smartphones.

Ciris Energy develops technology for the production of electricity from buried coal and other hydrocarbon deposits. Their technologies, ISBCTM and ESBCTM, share a common component: the microbial bio conversion of carbon. The ISBC technology process is conducted below ground in coal seams where indigenous microbes convert coal to methane. The ESBC technology is conducted above ground after coal has been mined and combines a low cost thermochemical pretreatment of coal with engineered microbes to convert coal to chemicals and methane.

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. 

Cogenra’s mission is to enable widespread adoption of clean renewable energy by providing efficient, flexible solar electricity at lower costs than conventional fossil fuel alternatives. The company offers large distributed and utility-scale solar solutions that leverage upstream progress in the crystalline silicon PV cell industry, low-cost construction materials and innovative business models with highly-scalable worldwide module manufacturing capacity.

Consumer Physics is building a pocket spectrometer for smart phones, enabling a variety of consumer applicatons. Their first product, SCiO, reads the chemical make-up of materials; it is a non-intrusive, no-touch optical sensor that provides a seamless user experience.

Contrail Systems is focused on software-defined networking (SDN) by developing an open-source network virtualization platform. The company was acquired by Juniper Networks.

Coskata is a biology-based renewable energy company with technology for the production of liquid fuels. Using proprietary microorganisms and transformative bio-reactor designs, the company will produce ethanol from a wide variety of input materials to provide economic, environmental and national security benefits.

CrowdMed uses prediction market technology and the collective intelligence of human ‘medical detectives’ to produce diagnostic suggestions.

Cylance is a cyber-security products and services company that solves very large and complex problems simply and elegantly.

Datera is focused on redefining the cloud from the ground up to meet the demands of today’s most cutting-edge applications.

DB Networks is an innovator of adaptive database firewall equipment. Designed for organizations who need to protect their data from network-based database attacks, DB Networks Adaptive Database Firewall is an effective countermeasure against SQL Injection and Denial of Service attacks. Unlike traditional database security solutions, which require extensive customization and time-consuming white list/black list maintenance, DB Networks patent-pending technology is able to automatically adapt to any changes to the database threat profile.

Donna

Alumni

Donna is a mobile personal assistant application that aims to make life easier for users by proactively anticipating things they need and providing them. The company was acquired by Yahoo.

DoorDash enables delivery in areas where it is not otherwise available. Their mission is to empower small business owners to offer delivery in an affordable and convenient way.

eASIC is a fabless semiconductor company offering breakthrough NEW ASIC devices aimed at dramatically reducing the overall cost and time-to-production of customized semiconductor devices. Low-cost, high-performance and fast-turn ASIC and system-on-chip designs are enabled through patented technology utilizing Via-layer customizable routing. This innovative fabric allows eASIC to offer a new generation of ASICs with significantly lower up-front costs than traditional ASICs.

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.

EtaGen is merging the aspirations of clean tech with the practicality of tried-and-true technology to revolutionize the way electricity is generated and delivered. By taking a fundamental approach to efficient power generation, the company has eliminated the key constraints of conventional engine architecture. The result is an on-site power generation system that makes categorical leaps in efficiency, reliability, cost and emissions performance.

Everlane designs, manufactures and sells luxury clothing items at a low retail markup via an online e-commerce website. They aim to provide low-cost, high-quality goods by cutting out middlemen.

Evolv is a big data company that helps solve workforce performance issues for the C-suite by utilizing a configurable cloud services platform. Evolv’s patent-pending technology platform unifies and supplements existing data from current systems, then utilizes that data set to identify fact-based workforce insights that drive measurable ROI. By using objective, data-driven methodology, Evolv helps companies uncover the core reasons behind workforce performance, enabling executives to make better operational business decisions that generally result in tens of millions of dollars in measurable value per year.

EyeNetra is a disruptive eye care platform enabling on-demand eye testing and remote access to vendors and providers through eye diagnostics on mobile phones.

Fundbox leverages deep data analytics to accelerate cash flow and clear invoices for small businesses.

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.

Fuze is the global leader in real time visual collaboration applications for millions of end users across various businesses. Its flagship application, Fuze HD, allows people to communicate, collaborate and share content from any device, across any network, anywhere in the world. Fuze HD is a mobile and web-based collaboration service that features integrated audio conferencing as well as high-definition, synchronized video and image sharing. The company’s technology is based on a real-time visual communications platform that converges telephony, high-definition, synchronized video and image sharing across the enterprise, the web and mobile networks.

Gevo is a leading renewable chemicals and advanced bio-fuels company. They have developed bio-based alternatives to petroleum-based products using a combination of synthetic biology and chemistry. Gevo produces isobutanol, a versatile platform chemical for the liquid fuels and petrochemicals markets. Isobutanol has broad market applications as a solvent and a gasoline blend stock that can help refiners meet their renewable fuel and clean air obligations. It also can be further processed using well-known chemical processes into jet fuel and feed stocks for the production of synthetic rubber, plastics and polyesters.

Ginger.io is a behavior analytics company and spinoff of the MIT Media Lab. The company uses big data from mobile phones to model user behavior and make inferences about health and wellness. -

Granular powers the world’s most efficient farms. The company’s cloud software and analytics platform helps farmers become more efficient and make better business decisions.

GreatPoint Energy produces clean, low cost natural gas from coal, petroleum coke and biomass utilizing its bluegas™ catalytic hydromethanation process.

GreenLight Biosciences seeks to deliver sustainable products from renewable feeds at competitive prices compared to chemicals derived from non-renewable, fossil hydrocarbon feedstocks.

Grokker is an expert video network aiming to offer the best content in cooking, yoga and fitness from chefs and teachers worldwide.

GroupMe

Alumni

GroupMe is the best way to chat with everyone you know. It’s absolutely free and works with group or individual chats on nearly every phone, via push or SMS. With GroupMe, it’s easy to reach anyone, anytime, anywhere.

Guardant Health is committed to positively and significantly impacting patient health through technology breakthroughs that pointedly address long-standing unmet needs in oncology.

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.”

Hampton Creek Foods is a food company that uses technology based upon understanding plants from every corner of the planet to enable consumers, food manufacturers and the largest retailers around the world to offer better, healthier products at a more affordable cost. The company’s mission to bring healthier and more affordable food to everyone, everywhere. Their first product is a mayonnaise called Just Mayo which is currently on shelves in Safeway, Whole Foods and select Costco stores across the United States.

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.

HeartVista is a medical device company that develops advanced, real-time centric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications to aid in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. HeartVista achieves rapid and robust cardiovascular diagnoses through a highly integrated software suite that contains all of the MRI tools needed for a comprehensive cardiac examination. The HeartVista platform, RTHawk, provides an advanced MRI framework that acquires high-quality images in a fraction of the time required by conventional MRI solutions. This results in shorter acquisition times, single breath-hold volumetric imaging and instant image analysis.

Idibon helps companies understand their language data. Using cutting-edge natural language processing, Idibon takes unstructured data like emails, instant messages and social media and provides structured answers to key business intelligence questions.

IndieGoGo is a global crowd funding platform empowering people around the world to fund projects that matter to them.

Instacart is a same-day grocery delivery company offering delivery in as little as one hour. The company is focused on delivering groceries and home essentials from a variety of local stores.

Jawbone develops human-centered wearable technology and audio devices that are unparalleled in their technical innovation, ease-of-use and sophistication of design.

Jetpac provides mobile travel recommendations by combining image processing, big data, mobile and social technology.

Judicata is mapping the legal genome using highly specialized case law parsing and algorithmically assisted human review to turn unstructured court opinions into structured data. The company leverages data to build legal research and analytics tools that are an order of magnitude better than existing offerings. While great legal technology will never replace lawyers, it can help them make sense of massive amounts of information and aid them in exercising their skilled, human judgment.

Kaggle is the world’s largest community of data scientists and a platform for predictive modeling and analytics competitions and consulting. Users compete with each other to solve complex data science problems using the latest and varied applications of machine learning. The company has a track-record of solving real-world problems across an array of industries including energy, life sciences, financial services, aviation, information technology and retail.

KiOR

Alumni

KiOR is a next-generation renewable fuels company that has developed a proprietary technology platform to convert biomass into renewable crude oil that is processed into gasoline, diesel and fuel oil blendstocks. KiOR strives to help ease dependence on foreign oil, reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions and create high-quality jobs and economic benefit across rural communities.

Kumu Networks is revolutionizing the way wireless systems are built using its innovative full-duplex wireless design. Wireless full-duplex allows a radio to transmit and receive signals at the same time using a single frequency channel. Kumu’s patent pending full-duplex technology changes the basic assumptions on which current wireless radios are built, allowing for improved performance and reduced complexity in a variety of wireless devices and affecting all wireless markets.

Kyron uncovers patterns in clinical data to help make better decisions. The unique platform for clinical discovery enables researchers and clinicians to identify interventions that lead to differences in outcomes by conducting virtual clinical studies on similar patients. Kyron’s focus is to learn new medical knowledge, otherwise called practice-based evidence, by analyzing patient-level data already being collected in medical facilities and learning the patterns of care that lead to better outcomes.

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.

LearnStreet is focused on teaching people across the globe in-demand coding skills to become more employable. The company is building an online, interactive platform to help teach and learn essential coding skills of today and the future. Along with their powerful analytics engine, LearnStreet uses data to continually optimize and improve instructional content, learning modalities and user experiences in order to help learners become highly proficient at learning how to code and become better programmers.

LightSail is developing breakthrough, high efficiency energy storage systems using compressed air.

littleBits is an open source library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning and fun.

Lookout secures the new generation of mobile computing for individuals and organizations everywhere. With a global network of tens of millions of devices and the world’s most comprehensive mobile data set, Lookout provides powerful threat protection that makes the world more secure as it becomes more connected. Lookout’s cloud-based platform leverages predictive analytics and machine learning to provide unparalleled insight into malicious and anomalous behaviors, application usage and network dynamics. These insights enable Lookout to counter threats, often before they put data, devices and networks at risk.

Lumiata applies big data-driven medical science to patient data in order to optimize every health care interaction. The company delivers real-time predictive analytics that help hospital networks and insurance carriers provide higher quality care to more patients in less time.

Lyrical foods makes cheeses from simple, natural plant ingredients, using traditional, artisanal cheese-making methods and cultures.

Mascoma is a renewable fuels company that has developed innovative technology for the low-cost conversion of abundant biomass to renewable fuels and chemicals.

MemSQL is a real-time analytics platform helping companies to query big data quickly and adapt to changing business conditions. MemSQL is a next generation database that removes the most common bottleneck most applications hit today: disk. By offering a familiar relational interface to an in-memory data tier, MemSQL empowers developers with the technology web-scale companies use to cope with massive traffic and growth. MemSQL offers orders of magnitude improvements in write and read performance and greatly simplifies application development and maintenance.

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.

Misfit Wearables is focused on developing great wearable products: things that people would want to wear all the time for a long time. A pioneer in the emerging world of wearable sensor technology, the company is making products and services in the consumer health and fitness space to inspire people be more active and develop healthy habits. Misfit’s first product is the Shine, an elegant personal activity tracker that syncs instantly with a smartphone just by placing the device on the screen.

Moka5 (M5) fundamentally transforms enterprise end-user computing. M5 creates a highly-elastic enterprise perimeter where user data and applications are delivered as simply-managed and highly-secure work spaces to popular end-user devices. M5 enables both online and offline access and requires significantly less management overhead than legacy VDI or mobility solutions while being significantly more secure than cloud-based file sharing with a common platform that scales from the desktop to tablets and smartphones. Moka5 is Enterprise AnyWare™.

MyLikes is the largest content and social advertising platform in the world, utilizing a network of more than 500,000 publishers with followers on platforms including Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus and the open web. MyLikes’ unique content and social advertising model overcomes the banner blindness issues that plague traditional display ads and delivers engaged potential customers at scale. Advertisers can start driving relevant traffic to their website, mobile app or video using the MyLikes self-serve advertising platform where they can bid on a per click or per view basis.

NanoH2O

Alumni

NanoH2O develops, manufactures and markets reverse osmosis (RO) membranes that lower the cost of desalination. Based on breakthrough nano structured materials and industry-proven polymer technology, NanoH2O’s thin-film nanocomposite (TFN) QuantumFlux membranes improve desalination energy efficiency and productivity. NanoH20 was acquired by LG Chem.

Neverware is a technology company that allows institutions to have fast desktop computing speeds with their existing hardware. Instead of periodically replacing hardware, Neverware allows schools and businesses to enjoy the fastest available desktop computer speeds using the hardware they already have.

Nu-Tek aims to help create great-tasting and affordable food that enhances global health and wellness. Their salt product looks and tastes like salt, but it is a natural potassium salt that significantly reduces sodium without compromising flavor.

The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is a converged infrastructure solution that consolidates the compute (server) tier and the storage tier into a single, integrated appliance. Nutanix uses the same design principles and technologies that power IT innovators such as Google, Facebook and Amazon. It tailors these for mainstream enterprises and government agencies providing a radically simpler solution compared to traditional data center infrastructures.

Okta is an enterprise-grade identity management service, built from the ground up in the cloud and designed to address the challenges of a cloud, mobile and interconnected business world. Okta integrates with existing directories and identity systems, as well as thousands of on-premises, cloud-based and mobile applications, to enable IT to securely manage access anywhere, anytime and from any device.

oneID offers a digital identity system using public key cryptography instead of passwords. The company believes that people should be able to manage their own identity online in a way that is both simple and secure.

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.

Getting fit and staying healthy are hard. Pact uses cash incentives to help users’ achieve their health goals week after week. Earn real cash for living healthily, paid by the members who don’t. Pact is available on iOS and Android.

Panzura is a storage software company whose vision is to enable cloud storage to be faster and more secure than local tier one storage. Panzura’s approach combines application logic with the best and latest in data storage technology.

ParStream provides a real-time big data analytics platform that filters and analyzes billions of records in sub-second time while continuously importing new data. The ParStream software is a column-oriented database with a unique indexing technology and a highly parallel architecture. The platform gains insights in real time with low latency and high throughput. ParStream’s vision is to revolutionize the database market to enable real time big data analytics. To achieve this, ParStream is conducting fundamental research and driving innovation in database technology, allowing users to perform real time analytics on big data at a significantly lower cost.

Passif Semiconductor switch-based wireless transceivers with low power consumption and a small footprint. The company was acquired by Apple.

PayNearMe is a cash transaction network enabling consumers to pay cash for goods and services purchased online. Consumers can conveniently make payments 24/7 in their own neighborhood in less than 60 seconds at nearly 10,000 participating 7-Eleven, Family Dollar and ACE Cash Express stores across the United States. Numerous businesses such as property management companies, utility providers, self-storage operators, insurance providers, government services, telecom companies and financial institutions offer PayNearMe as a payment option to their customers. The company is built on a flexible technology platform that’s designed to accommodate endless number of payment use-cases, as well as multiple integration and configuration options enabling businesses in any industry to start offering PayNearMe with minimal technical effort and no business process re-engineering. With its proprietary embedded bar code technology, PayNearMe supports mobile, web, printed, magnetic card and in-bill (EBPP) payment options.

Peek curates activities that travelers can browse and book directly.

Pellion Technologies is the leading clean-tech firm dedicated to rapid commercialization of magnesium ion batteries. Pellion’s batteries will achieve unprecedented energy density, lifetime and safety, well above today’s highest energy density Li-ion technologies.

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.

Plastiq is an online platform that enables consumers to use their credit cards for payments from any internet-enabled device.

Pymetrics applies neuroscience and big data to revolutionize the world of career assessment and recruiting. The company employs neuroscience games and cutting edge data science to match job seekers with careers and companies in a more scientific way to improve outcomes for both job candidates as well as companies.

Quantopian is a platform to build, test and execute trading algorithms. The company’s mission is to attract the world’s algorithmic and financial talent, including talent that hasn’t yet had the opportunity to be a quant. With Quantopian’s tools, users don’t have to worry about infrastructure and data quality problems and can instead focus on building, testing, refining and trading investment ideas.

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.

QuantumScape is an electrical energy storage company.

Quartzy is an online laboratory management system designed for research labs at pharma, biotech and academic institutions. The company’s mission is to advance science by helping scientists save time and money. Quartzy is free to use for scientists.

Ramu Motors

Alumni

Ramu Motors is focused on the development of switched reluctance motor technology, a unique motor design that is suitable for applications requiring improved operating efficiencies, high operating speeds or high ambient temperature conditions. The company was acquired by Regal Beloit.

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.

RingCentral breaks down the communication barriers created by complex on-premise hardware. The company delivers cloud business communications solutions that free people to work the way they want in today’s mobile, distributed and always-on world.

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.

Rumble Entertainment is an online game company that develops its own games and invests in and publishes games by third-party developers. All their games are free-to-play and available across devices and social networks.

rumr is a mobile messaging app that allows users to chat privately and anonymously in real-time with theirr friends. rumr allows people to have conversations that identity prevents. It’s like having a conversation with the lights off.

Sakti3 develops solid-state rechargeable lithium ion battery technology. The company aims to implement its battery technology in electric vehicles and portable electronics.

Sand 9 develops MEMS timing products that serve wireless and wired systems in communications, industrial, military and mobile markets. The company is dedicated to the design of components that will dramatically improve the performance and increase the capabilities of wireless devices.

SeaMicro

Alumni

SeaMicro develops solutions that address power inefficiencies in data centers. The company created the microserver category and is the only company with a second generation fabric server with over 1.28 Tbps bandwidth. SeaMicro’s technology innovation addresses the dramatic changes in the demand for compute, storage and the economics of operation driven by the sea changes in devices, applications and growth in users. With its patented SeaMicro Freedom™ Fabric, SeaMicro technology supports both x86 and ARM servers and processor options from both AMD and Intel. The company was acquired by AMD.

SeatMe

Alumni

SeatMe provides a reservations and guest management system for restaurants. SeatMe’s complete restaurant ERB solution handles guest, floor, book and wait list management and provides a variety of promotional tools. The company was acquired by Yelp.

Seeo has developed a new generation of rechargeable lithium batteries based on a proprietary, nanostructured non-flammable polymer electrolyte called DryLyte™. DryLyte batteries offer breakthrough energy density performance in a solid-state design optimized for safety, reliability and lifetime.

Segetis, a green chemistry company, engages in the development, production and commercialization of renewable polymers. The company focuses on a platform of binary monomers based on renewable feed stocks. Their technology enables the use of non-food agricultural and forestry feed stocks for the production of various materials, as well as the second wave of industrial bioproducts such as bio-plastics, surfactants, plasticizers, adhesives, coalescent solvents and other compounds for specialty chemical applications. Its chemistry offer various opportunities for product enablement and synergies for industries engaged in the processing of starch and sugar crops; processing of wood, cellulose, and paper pulp; chemical processing of vegetable oils; manufacturing of biodiesel; and the manufacturing of linear alpha-olefins and other compounds.

SignNow

Alumni

SignNow allows individuals to sign their documents online with an e-signature using any compatible device. The company was acquired by Barracuda Networks.

Silicium is developing silicon thermoelectrics that enable substantially increased battery longevity for wearable electronics. By using body heat, Silicium technology can help power an entire spectrum of wearable devices ranging from smart watches, fitness monitors and consumer health monitors, to wearable medical diagnostics and implantable medical devices. Silicium leverages technology created at Caltech and the University of Michigan, utilizing a “fab-less” approach for high performance thermoelectrics using off the shelf silicon wafers.

Skybox Imaging empowers global businesses to make better decisions with timely, high fidelity imagery and infinite analytics. By combining the power of web technologies and a constellation of high-resolution imaging satellites, Skybox generates a unique data source describing daily global activity with timely, accessible, sub-meter color imagery and high definition video of the Earth.

Snip.it

Alumni

Snip.it allows users to keep an annotated, shareable library of content which was “snipped” from the web. The company was acquired by Yahoo!

Soraa makes ordinary lighting extraordinarily brilliant and efficient using LEDs built from pure gallium nitride substrates (GaN on GaN™). Soraa’s full spectrum GaN on GaN LED lamps have superior color rendering and beam characteristics compared to lamps using LEDs created from non-native substrates.

Sōsh is a social mobile app that enables members to discover local activities, events and places.

Square is making commerce easy for everyone.

Stion is a solar photovoltaic company developing high-efficiency thin-film modules. The company aims to minimize the total installed system costs of solar electricity. In addition to delivering the reduced material and processing costs associated with thin films, Stion cuts dollar-per-watt costs at the system level by generating the same power using a smaller product, thus making PV economically feasible to more customers.

Storify

Alumni

Storify is a social curation service that helps making sense of what people post on social media. Users curate the most important voices and turn them into stories, which provides a new information network with a social perspective on any event. Storify was acquired by Livefyre.

Stripe is a developer-friendly way to accept payments online and in mobile apps. The company processes billions of dollars a year for thousands of companies of all sizes.

SunBorne Energy is a solar power company developing utility scale power plants.

Tapingo is disrupting the way people shop on and around college campuses.

Teleborder offers HR management systems to manage the immigration process of companies’ management, employees and new hires.

tenXer is redefining personal productivity by building a platform that allows any employee to analyze their daily work habits. The proprietary, data-driven platform enables employees to better understand and improve their work performance, allowing them to be more intrinsically motivated and therefore more productive.

TerraPower is a nuclear energy technology company that is working to raise living standards globally. The company’s goal is to provide the world with a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy.

The Hunt is changing the way that people shop online. As an increasing number of people draw their inspiration from the visual web, the demand for the items featured in images rises. People on the Hunt for things that they saw in social media images can post the image and their specific requirements like budget and size as context. The community then solves the Hunt by posting links to stores where the products can be purchased, channeling their problem solving skills and penchant for online shopping into a generous action that betters The Hunt community and solves the age old question, “Where did you get that?”

ThoughtSpot aims to address the broken business intelligence model in the enterprise. ThoughtSpot Data Search Appliance is a plug-and-play solution that provides a search-based user experience for business data access and analysis.

At Thync, we believe that when you conquer your mind you can conquer anything. The founding team, which is comprised of leading neuroscientists and consumer technologists, conceived the company with the intention of bringing together brain science with consumer technology to make lives better. Our passion is creating lifestyle wearables that shift your state of mind.

TightDB is a database embedded directly in the programming language. It has 10% of the footprint and 1000x the performance.

Timeful is a technology company dedicated to reinventing the way that people manage their most precious resource: time. Through the collaboration of some of the leading minds in artificial intelligence, big data, behavioral science and product design, Timeful is helping people take back their lives by making time for what really matters – each other. The company takes an algorithmic approach to time management, and leverages big data and behavioral science to best determine how people can maximize their lives.

Transonic Combustion is a developer of next-generation fuel injection systems. Transonic Combustion’s fuel injection system delivers precisely controlled injection of heated fuel up to super critical state and is designed to improve efficiency and reduce emissions.

Trendabl is a fashion-focused photo-sharing iPhone app.

Tula Technology develops digital signal processing and combustion control technology for internal combustion engines. The company’s approach to engine management improves fuel efficiency by modifying internal combustion engines and combining proprietary digital signal processing technology and advanced combustion control techniques to dramatically reduce the fuel consumption of internal combustion engines without compromising performance or drivability. This significant improvement in fuel efficiency is achieved through two mechanisms: by operating each cylinder primarily at its optimal efficiency point and by firing only as many cylinders as needed to provide the driver’s requested level of power and torque.

UNREAL is a food company attempting to rid the world of junk food by providing healthier candy and snack options. They eliminate unhealthy ingredients such as hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Their candy is available on the shelves of over 20,000 stores.

Upstart goes beyond the FICO score to finance people based on signals of their potential, including schools attended, area of study, academic performance and work history. The company’s proprietary underwriting model identifies high quality borrowers despite limited credit and employment experience. Funds can be used for almost anything including starting a business, paying for a coding bootcamp, eliminating student debt or paying off credit cards.

Varentec provides products and solutions that achieve smarter power delivery for its customers. The company builds power management and monitoring solutions for the electric grid.

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.

View has developed dynamic glass, which tints windows electronically in response to the outside world. View Dynamic Glass preserves both the view and keeps the temperature cool. Windows can be intelligent, alive and under control.

Virdia has developed a proprietary platform for cost-effectively extracting highly refined sugars and lignin from a variety of cellulosic feedstocks. The company is the leading developer of extraction technologies for conversion of cellulosic biomass to highly refined fermentable sugars and high quality lignin.

Vox Media is an online publisher focused on sports, personal technology and gaming.

Wattpad is an online community that allows individuals to read, write and share stories. It’s a free and fun way to read on the web and across all mobile devices. Everyday millions of people use Wattpad to read unique new fiction or share their own creative writing. For both avid readers and aspiring writers, Wattpad is the best place to discover and share unlimited stories. It’s the only community that offers a mobile, social, eReading experience.

Webflow is a hosted platform that allows web designers to create responsive websites visually without writing any code. Webflow generates valid markup and style sheets, so users can trust that the generated code is clean. Webflow automatically adds code to render consistently across different browsers. If a project requires really custom programming changes, a Webflow site also can be handed off to a developer. No more wrangling with media query spaghetti code in a text editor. Webflow’s intuitive interface makes responsive design a breeze.

Weilos is a safe community for people to share their fitness updates to inspire others and receive support. Users view real body transformations and healthy photo updates from other dieters on a streaming news feed. They can then post themselves to receive support and tips from other like minded people. The app also has a special camera tool so users can take perfectly lined up progress photos to visualize their smallest improvements.

Xsigo

Alumni

Xsigo Systems is a leading provider of network virtualization technology that simplifies cloud infrastructure and operations by allowing customers to dynamically and flexibly connect any server to any network and storage. The company was acquired by Oracle.

Yammer

Alumni

Yammer is an enterprise social network established to foster team collaboration, empower employees and drive business transformation. It enables employees to collaborate in real time across departments, geographies and business applications. It also helps them create groups to collaborate on projects and share and edit documents. The company was acquired by Microsoft.

YuMe

Alumni

YuMe is a leading provider of digital video brand advertising solutions. Its proprietary data-science driven technologies and large audience footprint drive inventory monetization and enable advertisers to reach targeted, brand receptive audiences across a wide range of Internet-connected devices. Designed to serve the specific needs of brand advertising, YuMe’s technology platform simplifies the complexities associated with delivering effective digital video advertising campaigns in today’s highly-fragmented market. YuMe is now listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: YUME).

ZocDoc is an online medical care scheduling service that enables users to find and book a health practitioner who accepts their insurance. ZocDoc is the most convenient, free way to find a nearby health practitioner and instantly book an appointment online.

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