We are happy to announce the finalists for the next round of investment.
The Six Finalists are:
- Redpoint International
- Exo Labs
- Suncrest Farms
- Talk to the Manager
We had 36 companies apply to the Seattle Angel Conference. After eight weeks of pitches, coaching sessions, reviews, selections and due diligence, these six companies remain as the finalists.
Here are more details about the companies:
Corengi - corengi.com - @corengi
Re-inventing how people learn about and connect with clinical trials - an industry that spends $14 billion annually on recruitment.
Corengi has a matching engine to help patients find clinical trials that is available both on a dedicated website and via a widget. This simple service provides referrals to trial sponsors and new revenue for health-related websites. Initial focus is on lead-generation – referrals for clinical trial sponsors, CRO's and investigative sites. In the future, our technology and data will be leveraged to help trial sponsors plan trials.
Redpoint International - www.redpointcorp.com
REDpoint's patent pending and FDA cleared medical devices provide the most effective solution to a $1B globally recognized problem.
Over 300M domestic IVs are placed annually. If secured by tape, 92% of IV catheters fail to survive the expected 96 hrs. dwell time. IV adhesives cause skin reactions on 34% of patients. 70% of IV failures requiring restarts result from catheter movement. REDpoint's Stedline is adhesive free and prevents IV failures as it absorbs over 10 times the amount of pull on the IV lines as compared to all other leading commercial means of stabilization.
Writer.ly - www.writer.ly - @writerlytweets
Writer.ly is a marketplace of independent publishing services that connects writers with the vendors they need to get their books to market.
The Writer.ly marketplace connects writers directly with the vendors they need throughout the self-publishing process. Writers post biddable service requests on Writer.ly to find copy editors, designers, ebook specialists, marketers, etc. Most self-published books fall short of the author's sales goals. Writer.ly solves this problem by enabling writers to create customized publishing support teams throughout the publishing and marketing process.
Suncrest Farms - www.suncrest.us
CHANGING THE WAY THE WORLD GROWS FOOD.™
SUNCREST™ is a Seattle-based clean tech company that uses advanced hydroponic "pond" technology to grow premium-quality lettuce in local, commercial-scale greenhouses 365 days/yr within 100 miles of urban centers across the U.S. — Whole Foods calls "Local" the new organic and it is the fastest-growing segment in the $1.2B Romaine/Leaf Lettuce Market. The problem is supply — because 98% of all US lettuce is shipped from CA, AZ, and Mexico.
Exo Labs - www.exo-labs.com - @exolabs
Exo Labs makes iPad and iPhone microscopes for science education and beyond.
Our iPad and iPhone microscopes make life easier for teachers by immediately integrating into existing curriculum, optimizing use of class time, and allowing users to take the classroom anywhere. Because of the exponential growth of iPads in education, we are initially targeting customers in the education and science/engineering markets; then we will expand our market targets to include hobbyists and technology enthusiasts.
Talk to the manager - www.talktothemanager.com - @talktothemanagr
We provide a customer service tool that allows managers to receive and respond to immediate, anonymous customer feedback via text message.
Customers provide realtime, actionable feedback to management staff by anonymous text message. Management then responds, resolving issues before customers leave. This form of preventative reputation management improves the business' online character and boosts their positive social media reach. Analytics generated lead to operational improvements reducing costs, customer turnover, and provide a seamless marketing solution creating brand loyalty.