New Client profile: Auto Zen

Fandom communities and their content creators are distributed and use multiple apps and shadow markets to share, connect, and monetize around their shared interests. Platforms like YouTube and Instagram are mainly tools to share videos but remain difficult for tight knit communities to meet and engage, and don't focus on shared values that participatory cultures, like fandom communities, need to thrive. This is evident through examples such as vitriolic comments on video posts.

ZEN is a social video sharing and public messaging platform where content creators in fandom communities can easily meet, collaborate, and create social and economic value around their shared interests. 

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AutoZen's EIR: Gerry Baranano

Posted on August 17, 2017 .

New client profile: Blumio

Blumio is giving the century-old blood pressure monitors an overhaul. Through an innovative sensor that can detect arterial tissue movements, Blumio makes it possible to measure blood pressure noninvasively and continuously. Unlike optical-based solutions, the company’s sensor is not subject to interference due to variations in ambient light, the presence of tattoos, or perspiration at the measurement site. With Blumio, blood pressure data can be collected for every heartbeat. When incorporated into a wearable form factor, this sensor can be used by anyone, anytime, and anywhere to gain a comprehensive view of their cardiovascular health. Blumio’s innovation will open exciting new possibilities for monitoring, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular health.

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Blumio's EIR: Mark Klopp

Posted on August 15, 2017 .

New Client Profile: Lumenora

Cancer claims 7.6 million people in the world.  Catching cancer in early stages and in the pre-cancerous stage can save 70-90% of these lives. Lumenora has developed a way of making early cancer detection possible using their compact, lightweight headset capable of AR and VR




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Lumenora's EIR: Louise Kirkbride 

Posted on August 7, 2017 .

New Client Profile: Connext

Connext is a payments API for Ethereum developers. Currently, users have to go through an incredibly high friction process (including creating a virtual currency exchange account which can take 3+ days) in order to buy the app-tokens required to use Ethereum applications. Oftentimes, these decentralized apps are cheaper, better and more ethically designed than their centralized competitors but struggle to gain traction with non-technical consumers because of the difficulty of their use.

With Connext, Ethereum developers can sell their app-tokens directly to users with credit cards using a Stripe-like API. This opens up an entirely new market for these applications and brings the technology into the mainstream market.

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Homepage: www.connextapi.cmo




Connext's EIR: Louise Kirkbride 

Posted on July 31, 2017 .

New Client Profile: BabyNoggin

CDC found that 1 out of 6 children have developmental problems & the number of kids is increasing everyday. What’s worse is that half of the pediatricians don’t have time to screen for these issues. To close this gap, BabyNoggin is building an End-to-end child health digital therapeutic empowering parents to track development at home and their physicians to monitor with ease. Their first app allows parents to screen and help their children reach their milestone and their pediatricians to get reimbursed from insurance. The goal is to add AI & machine learning  for predictive analytics later on. BabyNoggin partner with parent groups, pediatricians, insurances, and early childhood educators to help every child reach their full potential. 

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BabyNoggin's EIR: Hon Wong

Posted on July 24, 2017 .

New Client Profile: GoalScreen

GoalScreen™ for Small Companies offers coaching that utilizes the GoalScreen™ process and software to help small business owners and stakeholders hit goals faster and more easily by discovering where to reallocate resources and when to try something new.

Founder David Apgar has helped entrepreneurs around the world achieve their goals by identifying powerful new drivers of organizational growth. He has advised businesses on best practices at McKinsey and CEB, managed small-business and microfinance funds, and taught at Johns Hopkins and Wharton.

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GoalScreen's EIR: Ashwin Gulati

Posted on July 10, 2017 .

New Client Profile: 18TH&MAIN

18TH&MAIN is a luxury lifestyle brand where reality and technology meet. This social media platform allows golf and lifestyle to intertwine by delivering a vision that benefits both Country Club & Country Club golfers. Extending beyond apparel, 18TH&MAIN is centered on a world that embraces a particular lifestyle woven together by fine cuisine, jet setting, beauty, fashion, style and elegance. They call this attainable luxury at your fingertips.

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18TH&MAIN's EIR: Jeff Smith

Posted on July 5, 2017 .

New Client Profile: Cognito Networks

Cognito Networks delivers enterprise IoT solution that eliminates sensor network silos across multivendor IoT networks and creates closed-loop systems to streamline operations and drive down costs.
Cognito customers have successfully used their solution for energy management, ventilation control, and workflow automation, and achieved 20-35% savings in energy and operational costs. However, they can support numerous enterprise IoT use cases.
In addition to operational savings, Cognito solutions deliver three fundamental benefits:

1.    Multivendor IoT interoperability and management across sensor networks and SCADA systems

2.    Policy-based workflow automation

3.    A modeling environment to validate solutions before you spend money 

You can deploy the solution either in a private cloud within your enterprise or in a public cloud.

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Cognito Networks's EIR: Hon Wong

Posted on June 5, 2017 .

New Client Profile: Mekonos

Mekonos is developing a new approach for non-viral cell programing using a proprietary silicon chip technology (code named: KAREL) that delivers biomaterial or molecules into potentially, millions of individual cells on a massively parallel scale. This will see a dramatic breakthrough in the genetic engineering treatment of diseases such as cancers and variety of rare genetic disorders. Instead of the more traditional method of using viruses which has major safety concerns and are very expensive, our safe, precise and fast silicon based technology, when fully developed will result in at least a 50x cost reduction and a 1000x throughput improvement over competitors

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Mekonos's EIR: Louise Kirkbride 

Posted on May 22, 2017 .

New Client Profile: WWStay

WWStay are creating online booking service/Market Place for global extended stay for corporates, using curated serviced apartments. They are like AirBnB but for corporates. WWStay curate inventories based on Duty of Care norms such as safety/security of employees. They provide real time employee tracking and 24x7 (same timezone ) support. These are key requirements for corporates and not provided by current online players.

With their product , we have automated the process of booking of 30+ days accomodations, which is not currently available with Online Travel Agencies(OTAs).  Currently this business is done manually involving large number of manual transactions over mail and phone. They are cutting down transaction time by 70%.  Further they provide apartments at lower cost than the market due to aggregation. 

With the WWStay product, corporate can save up to 15-20% over current adhoc buying, reduce buying time from a week to 1 or 2 days. cutdown their employee safety risks with very little effort and reduce cost of doing RFPs by 90%. 

For suppliers WWStay cuts down the cost of doing business by reducing & automating interactions with customer and reducing cost of sales and fulfillment. It can lead to savings of 20-30% for suppliers as well. Savings for suppliers come from handling more business with same cost of operation and very minimum sales cost. Further they can improve their utilization of inventory. That is why they provide them with deep discounted rates. 

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WWStay's EIR: Gerry Baranano

Posted on April 24, 2017 .

New Client Profile: Teknol

Teknol is a cutting edge Education Technology company with core strength in content development, leading edge technology, understanding of education sector and competent team to make knowledge delivery more efficient, helping learning community and institutions transform teacher effectiveness and increase parental participation.

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Teknol's EIR: Louise Kirkbride

Posted on April 10, 2017 .

New Client Profile: Boon

Boon is a marketplace to increase sales using virtual reality. They believe VR goes beyond gaming and entertainment, and that immersive experiences engage the human mind to retain more knowledge and increase confidence. Effectively, VR is a great way to train customers about a product/service and engage a deeper connection with them compared to presentations, videos or brochures. Boon's entry market is medical companies that need to train the physicians, nurses and patients they sell to, as part of the sale itself. Without proper or differentiated training, it is hard for medical companies, especially medical device manufacturers to grow or compete. Boon will soon expand to other commercial segments such as manufacturing. They foresee VR being the standard for customer training for businesses around the world. Boon provides the platform, monetization, and analytics for increasing sales using virtual reality.

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Boon's EIR: Hon Wong

Posted on April 4, 2017 .

New Client Profile: All_EBT

Low-Income Americans are often overlooked by traditional tech innovation.
22% of the US population is on Food Stamps. They spend $94 Billion dollars annually. One of the problems with food stamps is that they are unredeemable online or via popular mobile apps.
All_ebt gives people the freedom to redeem their food stamps online instantly via mobile.
They believe that food is a universal human need and a core component of universal basic income.

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All_EBT's EIR: Ashwin Gulati

Posted on March 28, 2017 .

New Client Profile: Tixit

Tixit is an extensible project management system for team collaboration within companies of any size. They believe that project management software should be easy to use but powerful and customizable. Their product is built to be usable out-of-the box without any configuration or extension, but also allows users to modify and create their own interfaces.  

Users will be able to create projects with pre-made configurations from Tixit package library as well as being able to tweak those configurations, build configurations from scratch, and program their own frontend components for use in those configurations. Users will also be able to share frontend components and configurations with the rest of the Tixit community in the package library. Tixit is currently targeting software companies using the Agile methodology, but they hope to some day support workflows for many different industries.

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Tixit's EIR: Louise Kirkbride

Posted on March 15, 2017 .

New Client Profile: Basepaws

Their mission is to make the world better for pets, and their humans, built off the simple insight that pets improve our lives. There's no better way to advance the well-being of pets than to provide exceptional health and care.

Their first product, The CatKit, is focused on cat health. Basepaws is the first consumer genetics test for cats which includes detailed information about breed and ancestry, physical traits, health, and genetic markers for potential hereditary disease. This is the first feline report to include over 150 different results, and the only consumer feline test currently available. They study most common hereditary disease and report on traits which can affect the animal late in life, thus giving the owners a peace of mind, and veterinarians a specific action plan. Basepaws tests hundreds of thousands of genetic markers and dozens of genetic diseases. Every owner joins their community and participates as citizen scientist to create a database of genetic data to be used in research.

Personalized pet products - supplements, therapeutics, treats and toys – based on genetic testing and personalized DNA reports is the future of health, for both pets and humans. Basepaws co-founders were part of Singularity University's 2016 incubator on NASA in Mountain View. Out of 3,000+ applicants, 80 have been picked from 40 countries, and the top 30 were accepted into the incubator.

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Basepaws's EIR: Gerry Baranano

Posted on February 22, 2017 .

New Client Profile: Cappasity

Cappasity is a cloud-based platform that lets online stores easily create and deliver 3D, VR and AR shopping experiences.

Products Include:
- Free software to create 3D images using a photo camera;
- Subscription based platform for integrating 3D images into e-commerce stores, websites and mobile apps.

Cappasity users see higher conversion rates, less returns, and less customer inquiries when their products have interactive 3D images. 3D images are proven to increase engagement and conversion over static images by up to 30%.


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Cappasity's EIR: Jeff Smith

Posted on February 6, 2017 .

New Client Profile: POM-CO

POM-CO provides a smart, one-touch personal safety device for the college market that instantly connects college community members with the campus safety department, 911 or their personal contacts. When activated, the POM instantly sends your personal profile and GPS location, and establishes a two-way voice call with the dispatcher. No need to pull out a cell phone, punch in a passcode and leaf through pages of apps or phone numbers to call for help. With the POM, the help you need is always at your fingertips.

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POM-CO's EIR: Hon Wong

Posted on January 18, 2017 .


SVA Games, Inc. is a video game and entertainment focus on the toys to life market. Our product, TitanBots, is an open-world robot fighting game that combines physical toy action figures with NFC technology to bring toys to life in a 3D digital world. 

" I feel extremely honored and excited to be apart of the Tech Futures Group. My team and I have been working tirelessly to get our project off the ground and funded. Working with the Tech Futures Group affords us so much access to other experienced entrepreneurial veterans and business resources" 

SVA Games's EIR: Allan Young 

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Posted on January 9, 2017 .

New Client Profile: Jamout

Jamout is a platform that streamlines the creative production & business side logistics for musicians and managers at any level. Jamout also provides resources to help launch a musician’s career ( meeting more talent, distribution and management.)

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Jamout's EIR: Reena Jadhav

Posted on January 9, 2017 .