AltSchool is a collaborative community of micro-schools that combines personalized learning plans, teachers who use an experiential, interdisciplinary approach and micro-school networks to provide a personalized "whole child" learning experience for children.
Founder(s): Boris Sofman, Hanns Tappeiner, Mark Palatucci
Anki is dedicated to bringing consumer robotics into everyday life, building on decades of scientific research to make artificial intelligence accessible to everyone. Their first consumer product is an award winning car racing game that combines a mobile phone app with physical cars.
Belly makes loyalty easily accessible to all customers and readily available at every business. It offers a program that fits each business’s personality, culture, brand, and objectives in order to foster more personal relationships with customers while simultaneously delivering meaningful customer analytics.
Boku is the leading global mobile payments network, servicing 68 countries through more than 250 carriers with a frictionless payment system that allows a mobile phone number to be used as a secure payment instrument.
Box’s cloud content management platform makes it easy to share and collaborate from anywhere, on any device, while also providing the security, visibility and reporting capabilities required by IT departments.
CipherCloud enables organizations to securely adopt cloud applications by overcoming data privacy, residency, security, and regulatory compliance risks. The security controls protect sensitive information in real time, before it is sent to the cloud.
Founder(s): Evan Reas, Shubham Mittal, Prasanna S.
DataGravity has created the first data-aware storage system that tracks data access and analyzes data as it is stored to provide greater visibility, insight and value from a company’s information assets.
Digital Ocean has created fast and convenient cloud technology to help customers easily and efficiently manage their infrastructure and get back to coding. They provide all of users with high-performance SSD Hard Drives, flexible API, and the ability to select to nearest data center location.
Dwolla is a payment network that allows any business or person to send, request and accept money. Their network securely connects to customer's bank accounts and allows everyone to send money quickly, safely and at the lowest cost possible.
Eventley’s an engagement platform for business events. Every company organizes events to sell to, satisfy and engage audiences. Eventley helps their marketing and sales teams get closer to their prospects and customers than they ever thought possible. With our single, integrated event platform, Eventley takes the headache out of managing events so marketers can focus on engaging attendees with matching logic, social and mobile tools. Passive attendees become active fans, marketers become heroes, sales can sell more, and executives gain visibility into their customers across one or multiple events.
FiftyThree designs and builds mobile creation tools that work the same way humans do. Their first products are Paper, the easiest way to create on an iPad, and Pencil, a stylus for touchscreen devices.
Gainspeed’s distributed access architecture improves price/performance and addresses the limitations of today’s cable networks by centralizing control in the data center and distributing processing to the edge of the network.
Founder(s): Tom Lehman, Ilan Zechory, Mahbod Moghadam
Genius breaks down text with line-by-line annotations, added and edited by anyone in the world. Through this crowdsourced annotation of music, news, literature, history, and just about any other text imaginable, Genius provides an interactive guide to human culture.
GoodData offers an open analytics platform that consolidates data of any size, both inside organizations and in the cloud, to create an analytic experience that is both fast and agile for users -- yet protected, managed, and secure for IT.
Human Dx enables and supports the development of the Human Diagnosis Project. The Project's mission is to use contributions from the global medical community to create an open system that maps any human health problem to its possible diagnoses.
Over time, such a system could dramatically alter the cost of, access to, and efficacy of health care globally. The Project will allow stakeholders across health care (patients, doctors, academic institutions, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, foundations, governments, etc.) to make better health outcomes and resource allocation decisions.
The Project will initially be seeded via contributions from medical students, residents and physicians through a learning/licensing/practice tool. As the tool is used, Human Dx encodes structured data regarding how doctors think and uses machine learning, data mining, and other approaches to process and interpret this data.
IFTTT is a service that allows users to create powerful connections with one simple statement: if this then that. IFTTT creates recipes by combining triggers (this) and actions (that) to produce replicable results.
It’sOn is introducing a new way for mobile services to be delivered, purchased and used by consumers and businesses. The company is building direct-to-consumer services and cloud-based solutions that will serve the needs of both mobile service and content providers.
Julep is one of the fastest growing beauty brands in the country which incorporates the real-time feedback of its online fans. They have created a line of effective, toxin-free beauty products and the limited-run nail colors.
Local Motion is a leading provider of car sharing and mobility management technologies which powers smart fleets for corporations, campuses and government. They have developed a small telematics device that’s installed in any vehicle and that saves time by switching from using keys to using badges to access vehicles.
Lyft is a ride-sharing company that connects people with not just a car, but a friend. Passengers sit in the front seat where they can charge their phones and choose the music. A built-in rating system and signature pink mustaches help maintain a great community.
Lytro light field cameras offer photographic capabilities never before possible, such as focusing a picture after it’s taken and creating interactive living pictures that can be enjoyed by friends and family online.
Magnet offers a comprehensive cloud solution to create, distribute, and manage enterprise-grade mobile apps that reliably and securely integrate with back-end systems, as well as address mobility challenges such as limited connectivity, transaction processing, and caching.
Maxta is realizing the vision of a software-defined data center by delivering a software-defined storage platform to simplify IT and significantly reduce costs while delivering all enterprise-class data services.
Mesosphere provides software that organizes machines, VMs, and cloud instances. By letting applications draw from a single pool of dynamically allocated resources, the software increases efficiency and reduces operational complexity.
Company: Meteor Development Group
Founder(s): Geoff Schmidt, Matt DeBergalis, Nick Martin
Mixpanel has built an advanced analytics platform for mobile and web. The platform empowers individuals and businesses to explore their data -- especially number and type of actions analyzed -- instead of reading canned reports.
NationBuilder is a software platform that combines people databases, websites, and communication tools to help create more meaningful relationships by building a community around whatever the user wants to do.
Omada Health is a digital therapeutics company that helps people make the changes necessary to reduce their risk for a host of chronic conditions. Their first program, Prevent, is designed to help individuals, including those with prediabetes, to lose weight and make healthier choices.
PagerDuty helps operations engineers and developers resolve IT system problems as quickly as possible. It aggregates errors from all IT monitoring tools and handles alerting, on-call scheduling, and automatic escalation of critical incidents.
Company: Pindrop Security
Founder(s): Vijay Balasubramaniyan, Mustaque Ahamad, Patrick Traynor
Type of business: Fraud solutions for the enterprise
Pindrop Security provides solutions to protect enterprise call centers and phone users by combining authentication and anti-fraud detection technology that verifies legitimate callers while detecting malicious ones.
Founder(s): Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, Evan Sharp
Proven makes the hiring process seamless for restaurants and restaurant workers on both mobile and desktop. Proven serves hundreds of San Francisco restaurants including: Wayfare Tavern, the Bacchus Group, Bi-Rite Markets, The Lark Creek Group, and Town Hall.
Quirky brings new consumer products to life through its online collaborative platform. The company develops, manufactures, and distributes resulting products to its national retail partners and then shares the revenue back with its community.
Shapeways is a 3D printing marketplace and community, empowering designers to bring products to life. The Shapeways community can sell their products, share ideas, and get feedback from creative consumers and other designers worldwide.
Soylent is a food substitute intended to supply all of a human body's daily nutritional needs, made from powdered starch, rice protein, olive oil, and raw chemical powders. Soylent allows you to free yourself from the time and money you spend on food today, get healthy, and reduce your environmental impact., Soylent is a food substitute intended to supply all of a human body's daily nutritional needs, made from powdered starch, rice protein, olive oil, and raw chemical powders. Soylent allows you to free yourself from the time and money you spend on food today, get healthy, and reduce your environmental impact., Soylent is a food substitute intended to supply all of a human body's daily nutritional needs, made from powdered starch, rice protein, olive oil, and raw chemical powders. Soylent allows you to free yourself from the time and money you spend on food today, get healthy, and reduce your environmental impact.
Tanium allows enterprises to manage, secure, and maintain the endpoints across their entire network. It enables enterprises to ask questions in plain English; identify and diagnose problems as they occur; and instantly interrogate, manage, update and secure nodes.
Walker and Company focuses on developing modern personal care brands (that also solve acute physical problems) for people of color. Their first product is Bevel, a shaving system for men with coarse and curly hair.
Imagine when you have a car problem, a top rated mechanic comes to your home or office, fixes your car, and it cost you 30-50% less than shops and dealers. Sounds crazy, right? We are making that happen. We are disrupting the car repair market by creating a marketplace for top mechanics (peer to peer disruption of a large antiquated market).