Forge Therapeutics

We are developing a novel antibiotic to treat infections caused by drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria where treatments no longer exist. The target, LpxC, has been worked on by large pharma for decades but failed due to limitations with their metal binding chemistry. Pharma has optimized 90% of the chemistry and we have solved the remaining 10%.

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formsense

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formsense technology powers the next generation of compression apparel and sports training equipment that provides the first-ever volumetric assessment of athletic form in real-time to elevate performance and prevent injuries. An autonomous sensor mesh powered by on-board artificial intelligence delivers insights otherwise invisible to the naked eye.  formsense technology is optimized for smartphone or tablet use and easily integrates with most elite training equipment interfaces.  formsense was founded in ’15 and is spread between San Diego, Budapest and SF Bay Area.

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Fragmob

Most independent sales reps lack sales and management experience and are given inadequate training and poor tools, if any. No wonder that most fail. Fragmob creates fun, gamified, powerful mobile apps to make these sales reps more effective. We are already fundamentally changing and improving a global market of 100 million sales reps with well-designed and intuitive apps.

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FuelRod

FuelRod® offers a world-first, on-the-go power solution for users of mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.) so that they can enjoy continuous, untethered power anytime, anywhere. With 7 billion mobile devices worldwide, the market for mobile chargers is estimated to be $7B in the US alone. We intend to become a market leader by introducing a scalable, high-margin business model based on the concept of “Power as a Service (PaaS).” Just exchange a depleted FuelRod for a fully charged one at any of our automated kiosks or SwapBoxes. They will be found at convenient, high-traffic locations such as airports, convention centers, hotels/resorts, theme parks, subway/train stations, coffee shops, etc.

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GigaIO

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GigaIO enables the Advanced Scale Computing applications of tomorrow: AI/ML/DL, the Industrial Internet of Things, Edge computing, and Advanced Data Analytics, by solving the #1 compliant: interconnect performance and flexibility. The speed of processors and storage has far outpaced the interconnects that bind them together severely reducing system performance. Legacy interconnects were never intended, nor designed, for the current market needs in terms of performance and functionality.

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GigaIO

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GigaIO enables the data center applications of tomorrow: AI/DL, the Industrial Internet of Things, Edge computing, and disaggregation, by solving the #1 compliant: interconnect performance and flexibility. The large variety of new compute and storage technologies makes demands on the interconnects that bind them together that today severely reduce system performance. Legacy interconnects were never intended, nor designed, for the current market needs in terms of performance and functionality.

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GoFormz

GoFormz provides a mobile-first productivity solution that lets businesses capture data electronically with mobile forms that look exactly like existing paper forms. We transform companies into truly data-driven businesses that capture real-time information across their entire workflow. With eight million form pages processed, GoFormz is helping over 10,000 customers across more than 150 countries eliminate paper forms, unlock business data and dramatically improve how they work. GoFormz is backed by Cloud Apps Capital Partners and FLOODGATE and based in San Diego, California.

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GoMeta

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GoMeta, founded by former Googler / CTO of MySpace, builds powerful platforms that make developing apps much faster, and accessible to many more people. Over 200,000 applications have been created so far, by all kinds of people from over 180 countries.

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GoShare

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GoShare’s mission is to make the delivery of big-box items as easy and convenient as a click away from the purchase transaction. As consumers demand faster delivery for their products, retailers and wholesalers must adapt and deliver products like never before. Our small but dedicated team at GoShare has been working diligently to develop modern transportation solutions for businesses which sell bulky items including furniture, mattresses, appliances, electronics, and more. We have successfully created a platform to seamlessly connect truck & van owners with retailers who need help with the cumbersome and ungrateful task of delivering goods from store to home, “the last mile.” We not only deliver these items but our team goes the extra mile to help assemble items when needed. By partnering with GoShare our customers are able to save more than 50% on delivery costs compared to traditional delivery services. Thanks to our proprietary technology and the power of a growing team of more than 3,000 delivery professionals, we can offer our business partners the ability to compete with logistics powerhouses such as Amazon.

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GoSite

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GoSite provides a modern tech stack to small businesses that make it easier for their customers to find, book, and pay for their services online.

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GroGuru

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GroGuru provides an IoT sensor network for agriculture that gives farmers precise measurements of soil moisture, salinity and temperature, and translate those into recommendations for timing and amount of water and fertilizer application. Our breakthrough wireless solution can be buried up to 6 feet below the surface, thus not interfering with cultivation operations. Customer deployments have resulted in up to 10% increase in crop yields and up to 20% reduction in water and fertilizer usage.

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Grolltex

 

Grolltex, for ‘graphene-rolling-technologies’, leverages research from the University of California, San Diego’s Nano-engineering Dept., that enables the practical and sustainable manufacture of the ‘wonder material’, graphene. This next generation material will be used for advances in flexible electronics, wearables, water desalination, life saving biosensors, and much more.

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Gryphon

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Cloud managed home and small business network security platform, powered by machine learning.

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Gryphon

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Gryphon is a cloud managed network protection platform powered by adaptive machine learning targeting the connected home and small businesses with a re-occurring business model. Gryphon combines speed, parental control, and intelligent cyber protection in a simple plug and play mesh router.

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Guru

 

Guru is the technological bridge between cultural institutions and a 21st-century audience. We make the museum experience interactive, immersive, and compelling for visitors both inside and outside museums, zoos, and aquaria. How do we do this? We tell stories. Through virtual reality, augmented reality, audio, and video we turn the ever-present smartphone into a personal concierge, an expert tour guide, a map, and more. With Guru, there are no limits, there are no walls.

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Holonis

Holonis is the solution for anyone to become successful online. Our goal is to unleash human creativity by giving the opportunity for all users to transform their passions into an opportunity that they can profit from. The Holonis platform enables users to tell their story by connecting the tools they need for content, commerce, distribution, social media, data, and customer engagement. By eliminating the barriers to online success, Holonis makes it easy for anyone to market themselves in a way that stand-alone websites can’t. The power of the platform connects all users into a community that amplifies marketing efforts allowing them to build and manage their brand.

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Home Bay

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Home Bay, a San Diego based company, provides consumers a smarter and easier way to buy and sell homes without commissions, saving home buyers and sellers an average of $16,000 per transaction. We provide traditional services such as pricing strategy, negotiation and closing management along with professional photography, an installed yard sign and exposure across the web, including the MLS for a low flat rate of $2,000 to $3,500, in lieu of the standard 3% commission.

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Hookit

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A pioneer in the sponsorship technology space, Hookit is the global standard for quantifying sports sponsorship value across social, digital and traditional media. Hookit works with brands and rights holders to empower them to buy & sell sponsorships more effectively. With Hookit data, rights holders can prove the value they bring to sponsors. For brands, Hookit proves the ROI of sponsorship initiatives and provides insight into how to optimize their sponsorship portfolio all in real-time.

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Industry

Industry is a professional network and hiring platform (think LinkedIn) exclusively for the service and hospitality industry (restaurants, bars, clubs, and hotels). The company has already gained traction with giants in the industry, with a client list that includes MGM Resorts International, Stone Brewing Co, among others.

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Iteros

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Iteros is a software company on a mission to create smarter, more reliable, more sustainable energy grid. Their energy management system makes it easy to design, integrate, and operate energy assets like solar and battery storage devices. The platform provides an end-to-end platform that allows their customers to easily model and simulate changes to a system and optimize it throughout the long life of the project.

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Kazuhm

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Kazuhm is a next generation workload optimization platform that empowers companies to maximize all compute resources from desktop to server to cloud to Edge. Kazuhm securely and efficiently recaptures unused processing power to boost productivity and minimize unnecessary IT investment. As the first fully-connected, commercial grade compute ecosystem, it allows organizations worldwide to reduce cloud spend by up to 90%.

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KLOTHO Therapeutics

KTI, a virtual biotech company, has filed patents on modified KLOTHO proteins with great potential to positively impact aging, cognition, kidney function, fibrosis and cancer. KTI is well positioned to enter human trials within 2 years focused on its first indication: acute kidney disease, which kills 300k/year and represents a $2B market opportunity in U.S. alone. Led by successful biotech startup execs, KTI has de-risked the development process to accelerate human proof of concept studies

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Lab Fellows

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LabFellows provides SaaS workflow automation tool for life sciences operations. We believe scientists developing medical breakthroughs shouldn’t have to spend 42% of their day on lab administrative tasks to meet compliance, logistics, and procurement needs of life science companies. Before LabFellows, they had to.

Our platform and proprietary FUSION technology streamlines 17 hours a week of busy work into 15 minutes, so scientists can do more science.

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LabFellows

LabFellows is a Digital Research Platform and Full Service Lab Concierge supporting BioTech companies through the Discovery and Development Phase. Industrial research is an extremely expensive and highly inefficient process. By leveraging sharing economy principles, deep understanding of scientific research, and our technology platform, we are able to save BioTech companies on average 30% on their capital expenditures while accelerating their research timelines.

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LawMatics

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CRM, Intake and Marketing automation software for law firms. Manage your intake process, email and text message marketing, marketing analytics, etc help law firms get more clients and turn old business into new business.

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Lawn Love

Lawn Love is an on-demand lawn care company. We’re Handy/Homejoy for everything outside the walls. At $74B/year, the lawn care market is huge, and over 80% of American households have a lawn. The market is low-tech, highly fragmented, and the current customer experience is terrible. We’re bringing software and smart operations to the space, which both improve the end customer experience and drive significant value for the supply side of our market.

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LeadCrunch

LeadCrunch is cool because it empowers small and medium size business to find new customers using cutting edge artificial intelligence. Think of LeadCrunch as “David’s slingshot” for outbound sales teams to beat Goliath incumbents. Our customers get 3x to 6x improvement in lead quality. That is why we grew by more than 90% in every month of 2016 (so far).  Data is growing and changing at an unprecedented rate. LeadCrunch gives you the power of artificial intelligence to find patterns that describe companies most likely to buy from you. Unlike lead brokers, trade shows, and other lead sources, LeadCrunch scans all data in real time so you can target sales efforts with laser precision.

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Leading Biosciences

Leading BioSciences is advancing a novel therapeutic to address conditions that result from the breakdown of the intestinal mucosal barrier. Now in advanced clinical testing, LB1148 is designed to prevent postoperative ileus and surgical adhesions, reduce complications from cardiovascular surgery and stop multiple-organ failure from acute shock.

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Lennd

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Lennd is a next generation event and venue operations platform. We are centralizing and streamlining event and venue operations in order to access, manage and process the billions of dollars in internal event payments, orders, and invoices, so event teams can work smarter, move faster and increase their ROI. What Salesforce and LinkedIn have done for the enterprise, Lennd is doing for events and venues.

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LoanHero

LoanHero has developed an instantaneous consumer loan origination platform that is powered by marketplace resources (peer-to-peer), balance sheet and strategic lenders – providing the best financing option for the consumer, merchant and lender at the point of sale. By integrating different lending products into one streamlined platform, LoanHero is able to offer the most competitive loan product available for all levels of credit, empowering merchants and lenders alike to become a hero to the consumers they serve.

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