Underground Elephant

As a creative technology company with a wildly creative team, “controlled chaos” is the mantra we live by. This ethos is the bedrock of our innovative spirit. It shows in how we collaborate, whether we are sharing new ideas at demo days, writing code for two-week sprints, hosting renowned community speakers, or throwing one-of- a-kind offsite parties. Our success is derived together, as a team. Underground Elephant's projected revenue for 2016 is expected to be over $100 million and our staff is expected to increase to over 100 employees.

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Uqora

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Uqora is a vaginal health company that has started by tackling urinary tract infections (UTIs). UTIs are the second most common infection in the U.S., responsible for more doctors visits per year than everything but the common cold. Despite the magnitude of the problem, the focus has long been on treatment instead of prevention. Uqora is out to change that with the preventive drink mix. With Uqora, women can flush out UTI-causing bacteria, stopping infections before they start.

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Velocity Growth

Velocity Growth provides lift to campaigns by understanding people, identifying influencers, and building value-added audiences through our data-driven Social CRM platform. We provide person and audience level data enrichment across various social networks to drive business results with our easy-to-use engagement tools and/or paid media to engage with those people via our Influencer API. We started our business with a $21,000 rewards crowdfunding campaign ~18 months ago, before one line of code was written and have since worked with medium sizes businesses, educational institutions and political campaigns. Founders put $200,000 into the company and we’re on track to do more than 2x that in revenue this year. We are a preferred Twitter Ads API developer, have an experienced senior team and seeking to grow ahead of what will be the biggest political spending cycle in history.

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Venue Report

The Venue Report is COOL because we believe in trusted curation, quality over quantity and connecting people with extraordinary places and experiences. We promote gatherings, the oldest tradition in humankind, bringing people together to celebrate moments in their life that often times they will remember for the rest of their life.

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Veyo

 

At Veyo, we envisioned a better system for patient transportation — one where ridesharing and advanced tracking and analytics would dramatically improve service quality, efficiency, and transparency. Our revolutionary business model, built with technology and analytics at its core, provides a full array of NEMT benefit management services to our health plan customers. Together, we are helping to eliminate transportation issues as a reason for missing or delaying medical care in America.

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Vivid Genomics

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Vivid Genomics is a precision medicine company dedicated to improving the success of drug development in neurodegenerative disease. Using genomics, machine learning, and disease biology, we develop genetic-based profiling tests to identify variation in trial participants that impacts clinical trial outcomes. Our first 4 tests are focused on Alzheimer’s disease; with the information from these tests, pharma companies are empowered to make more informed decisions for clinical trial design and analysis, enroll the right patients, improve the probability of clinical trial success, and ultimately lead to the first drugs to slow or cure Alzheimer’s disease.

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Voterfied

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Voterfied’s participatory democracy platform bridges the communication gap between politicians and constituents by establishing an engagement hub where citizens vote on important issues, using secure blockchain technology to record their opinions. Voterfied educates citizens on the issues, allows them to be heard, encourages informed decision-making by representatives, and decreases political disenfranchisement. As an always-on virtual town hall, Voterfied’s meaningful two-way communication platform upgrades and modernizes democracy.

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Webble

Webble is the leading and largest horizontally integrated hyper-location network. We have over 9000 installed locations (SmartSpots) and app developers can write and deploy to our network with a single SDK and one contract in less than 30 minutes. We have the lowest cost to acquire locations of any competitor and offer the only single source multi-tenant network. We make money through developer fees, advertising, data analytics, and location fees.

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Wildcat Discovery Technologies

Wildcat is a group of scientists and engineers developing better Lithium Ion battery technologies. Our discoveries are used in batteries to power computers, cell phones, medical devices, and cars. We use drug discovery techniques, high throughput combinatorial chemistry, and apply these to the discovery of new battery materials. We out-license our discoveries, so our business requires little capital, and is very profitable.

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Wildfire Systems

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Wildlink’s patent pending systems use artificial intelligence and natural language processing to detect product recommendations within all forms of digital communications and transform them into links to online stores from our network of over 20,000 merchants.  When a user recommends a product, the platform automatically creates a “Wildlink” which points to the retailer’s product page. When anyone clicks on that Wildlink and makes a purchase, the original recommender earns cash (up to 5% of the transaction value).  We make it easy for people to recommend things and earn a portion of the sale. For Wildlink users…your opinion has value!

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Wrapify

We put cash back into the pockets of everyday American commuters. We have maintained triple digit month over month and we are nearing a $3M revenue run rate.

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XY Findables

XY Findables already has customers all over the world using our Bluetooth item finders on everything from Ferrari keys to surfboards to diaper bags. In 2016, we're expanding our product line with a GPS unit, NFC stickers, and upgraded hardware in our Bluetooth devices.

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Xycrobe Therapeutics

Xycrobe’s proprietary, patent-pending technology uses the body’s good bacteria and turns them into tiny, mobile, medicine factories with on/off switches. With Xycrobe’s technology you just place a topical product on your skin and the live, mobile Xycrobes get to work releasing medicine to the target tissues.

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xycrobe therapeutics

Xycrobe’s technology platform addresses the need of patients with inflammatory skin disease through the development of a library of “good” bacteria strains designed to be used for therapeutic purposes. With our technology, we aim to change the way inflammatory skin disease is treated by 1) addressing bacterial dysbiosis of the skin, 2) addressing immunological or genetic deficiencies found in many affected patients and 3) reducing the incidence of antibiotic-resistant b

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Yembo

 

We are building computer vision technology to solve the price estimation problem for the huge home services industry. For e.g: if you are moving, you take a quick video of your home, our technology identifies furniture and other objects, and returns the inventory list which is then translated into a moving quote, if you are painting we identify the wall area and translate that into a quote. We make shopping for home services as easy and transparent as shopping for products on Amazon.com

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Yembo

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Yembo is building computer vision and AI technology that makes the shopping process for the 40M Americans who relocate from a stressful, time consuming and fragmented experience into a interactive process that takes only a few minutes.

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Yobi

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Yobi is the first cannabis-specific retail operations platform built by retail technology experts. The Yobi platform was designed and built from the ground up leveraging the methodologies employed by global brands, but engineered specifically for dispensary operations. By offering enterprise solutions with an intuitive user interface, our clients experience a significant reduction in training time, inventory variances, and user errors.

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Zebit

Zebit is the first fintech company committed to leveling the playing field for working Americans by freeing them from financial stress. How cool is that? Zebit users have access to a worry-free credit model that can be used to pay for large or unexpected purchases over time without interest or fees. Zebit also features cool budgeting and planning tools.

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Zebit

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Zebit was founded to provide radically better financial options for all consumers. With over 100 million credit-challenged U.S. Adults struggling to financially stay afloat, Zebit is the first to offer up to $2,500 of interest-free credit at 0% APR to all members without a credit check. Members can shop millions of name brand products in Zebit’s online marketplace and pay over time without interest, membership fees, or a credit check. Learn more at zebit.com.

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Zesty Platform

 

Zesty.io is a WCMS (Web Content Management System) that runs and operates 100% in a cloud network. Zesty.io automates tasks tied to building and maintaining web content, which results in speeding up time-to-market while reducing production costs for businesses. Zesty.io empowers businesses to manage content for multiple websites, mobile apps, and IoT devices all at the same time in a single secure environment.

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Zesty.io

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Zesty.io is fast-forwarding the next generation of cloud-based web content management systems (WCMS) for marketers and developers of mid-market and enterprise organizations. With its 100% native SaaS content management system (CMS), global customers like Sony Electronics, Acorns.com, Rocket League, Astroglide and Hofbräuhaus are speeding, scaling and securing global distribution and website management of digital content.

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Zingle

From ringing bells with every sales deal, to surf board racks and foosball in the warehouse, Zingle is very proud of their culture with every day. We work hard and have fun in the process. Every day is a little more fun and because messaging is SO COOL right now… Zingle goes hand in hand with it being messaging pioneers. In 2009, Zingle started providing the best customer experiences to all businesses. Starting w/ texting, Zingle pioneered the patented text printer, and now our cloud-based web dashboard for all business messaging.

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