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Bellwether Coffee is on a mission to empower everyone to sustainably source and roast incredible coffee. Founded in 2013, Bellwether created the world's first all-electric, zero emissions coffee roasting system. Bellwether enables any retailer to source sustainable green coffees and roast craft-quality coffee without prior experience. Bellwether is creating a better future for the entire coffee industry–one that is sustainable for the environment, equitable for farmers, and accessible to all communities.
Better Place Forests
Better Place Forests is creating North America's first conservation memorial forests for families who choose cremation. Better Place's mission is to inspire everyone to leave a meaningful legacy for the planet and the people they love by supporting families in their end of life arrangement while conserving and protecting natural areas.
Bitmain is a blockchain and semiconductor company, dedicated to the design and manufacture of high-performance computing chips and software. It serves customers globally with industry-defining technology – blockchain securitization, AI machine learning and more.
Blackbird.AI provides real-time actionable insights for disinformation countermeasures to governments, Fortune 500/Global 1000 brands, and citizens. The proprietary AI-Driven SaaS platform uses machine learning and interdisciplinary human intelligence to provide a more automated understanding of harmful digital media. Its platform surfaces synthetic amplification from bots and trolls, delegitimization campaigns and meme-driven propaganda.
BlockFi provides the wealth management products crypto investors need, all powered by blockchain technology. BlockFi services clients worldwide and in all U.S. states, with USD loans backed by crypto, interest earning accounts, and trading.
Bougie Bakes is an online bakery serving delicious, better for you treats offering organic, gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free brownies, cookies, mini muffins and more. Bougie Bakes is determined to make healthier snacking easier, tastier and more accessible.
Brightside makes it simple and affordable to get expert, personalized treatment for depression and anxiety, all from the comfort of home. Delivered by expert, caring doctors and therapists, Brightside combines evidence-based treatment approaches with the latest technology to deliver the best care available.
Career Karma is the easiest way to find a job training program online. Over 3 million people per month come to the platform seeking career advice where they are able to explore and get matched with recommendations from their directory of 9,000 bootcamps, trade schools, colleges and universities. There is no cost to use Career Karma and anyone can find a peer, coach, and/or a mentor in their live audio-room community online and on mobile (Web, iOS and Android).
Cerebral takes a one-stop shop approach to mental health care: they provide their clients with both evidence-based therapeutic techniques and medication management, as the combination of both types of care has been shown to have the greatest benefits. Cerebral operates in a telemedicine model, meaning clients are able to schedule visits with providers, therapists, or Care Counselors when it's most convenient for them.
CesiumAstro builds high-throughput, software-defined phased array communication payloads for airborne and space platforms including satellites, missiles, UAV, and more. Cesium's full-stack, multi-mission hardware and software products enable a range of commercial, government and defense objectives. CesiumAstro provides full in-house design, manufacturing and testing capabilities based on the AS9100 standard.
Chiki Chiki Boom Boom
Chiki Chiki Boom Boom is a sustainability based beverage company, driven by regeneration and social impact. The drink is an organic plant-based punch filled with antioxidants and mountain alkaline water that supports gut health & immunity. Chiki connects small farmer communities to consumers by leveraging science & technology to improve the product and planet.
The Coconut Cult was born from the desire to find a natural, non-dairy means of restoring gut health through super probiotic living foods. The very first iterations of coconut yogurt started with its co-founder, Noah, fermenting high-quality probiotic strains into coconuts out of his mom's kitchen. Since then, The Coconut Cult has exploded nationwide and refined the recipes for our 100% vegan and organic super probiotic yogurts and gelatos– delivering products that are not only delicious, but also serve as a fun way for people of all ages to get powerful daily dose of probiotics.
Founded in June of 2012, Coinbase is a digital currency wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with new digital currencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin. Its vision is to bring more innovation, efficiency, and equality of opportunity to the world by building an open financial system.
Common Heir is a clean, sustainable beauty brand that delivers high-quality skincare with low environmental impact. Developed by clean beauty veterans, Common Heir offers performance without the use of plastic. The company commits to protect our shared inheritance, the earth, by providing better beauty for consumers, community and the environment.
Coreshell Technologies believes the world can't wait for better batteries. The company was founded to unlock the true capacity and economics of energy storage so that clean energy solutions can be deployed in the fastest path possible. Coreshell's thin-film electrode coating technology lowers costs and lengthens battery life, fundamentally improving the future of the consumer electronics, electric vehicle and renewable energy industries.
Cowboy sets the new standard in electric bikes for the next generation of urban mobility. Its design-forward connected bike seamlessly integrates hardware, software, and subscription services to deliver an elevated transportation experience for riders around the world.
Databento increases global access to data by providing a la carte datasets and top-tier infrastructure at a fraction of the market price. The company offers institutional-quality (up to the nanosecond resolution), live and historical, market and alternative data. Databento has assembled and co-located servers, to ensure that all data comes from direct sources only.
Density is the leading space analytics platform for measuring building and workplace performance. Density is on a mission to measure and improve our footprint on the world.
Devolver Digital is a video game publisher and purveyor of fine digital entertainment wares from independent artists worldwide.
Diamond Standard is the first regulator approved diamond commodity, unlocking a $1.2 trillion natural resource for institutional investors. The commodity is physical and transacted using an integrated a blockchain token.
Ecovative uses biology to solve fundamental human needs at industrial scales and in consumer applications. Ecovative uses mycelium to grow category defining products ranging from leather like textiles to sustainable packaging to high performance foams for apparel and beauty. Ecovative is widely recognized for its technical and environmental contributions by organizations like the World Economic Forum and in the media including Wired, Forbes, and Time.
ELAVI is a modern wellness brand that delivers functional, delicious, and nutrient-dense snacks. LA-based Equinox fitness instructors Michelle and Nikki reinvented the overly-processed, stick to your teeth, fake-tasting protein bar into a decadent, melt-in-your-mouth snack made with ingredients the body needs to thrive. ELAVI just launched a line of plant-based superfood nut butters boosted with vibrant superfoods with powerful benefits. They don't compromise on ingredients or taste and all products are gluten free, dairy free, no refined sugars, no GMOs, and no refrigeration required.
Emerge is building a new paradigm for human connection and interaction by enabling the tactile metaverse. The first step to rolling out the Emerge Platform is a flagship application called Emerge Home™, a virtual gathering space for loved ones to physically feel, connect and play through visuals, audio, and touch with bare hands. Enabled by a new category of consumer device, Emerge uses ultrasound to create physical sensations that users can physically feel.
Evereden is a 100% clean skincare brand for moms, kids and babies. Their products are formulated by Stanford and Harvard dermatologist moms with a vision to reimagine skincare for the next generation of families.
Born from a sweet tooth and a deep desire to prevent food waste, FAVES®, the first ever Climate Candy was conceived on a trip where the founders' conversations about the planet's climate pledge merged with their cravings for a sweet but healthy treat. FAVES produces healthy, delicious, plant-based candy made from upcycled produce with a daily serving of fruit & vegetables. FAVES aims to save 2.2M fruits and vegetables from local farms each year.
Flamingo Estate offers nourishing botanicals and provisions from a diverse ecosystem of makers and growers. Cultivating pleasure from the garden, tending the earth with moral urgency and keeping to the spirit of its origins, Flamingo Estate promises that all products are for and from the earth.
FlexTal is the #1 flexible talent matching platform leading the future of work. Every day, they match organizations small and large with elite independent contractors for flexible hourly, project, part-time, and full-time engagements on demand.
FORE helps individuals and companies maintain and advance a healthy, vibrant lifestyle and modern workplace by enabling users to better understand themselves and lead happier, more meaningful lives. FORE empowers users through its app, ForeYou, providing individual and executive level solutions. Through the use of proprietary data and the development of next generation software, the application measures personality and cultural changes to provide optimal recommendations towards self-betterment.
Created by the founders of Mighty Leaf Tea, Good Pharma applies modern science to ancient knowledge, bringing powerful, plant-based, wellness alternatives to optimize potential, helping with functions like energy, focus, digestion and sleep. Good Pharma's lusciously fresh pour-over coffee & tea infusers hold precisely dosed granules containing herb extracts, functional mushrooms and amino acids, all concentrated for maximum activation and effect.
Founded as Gambitious in 2011, Good Shepherd continues the tradition of publishing video games from independent artists worldwide and operating a proprietary investment platform for a growing global network of qualified investors.
When Frank and Louise Hagerty couldn't find good coverage for their prized wooden boats, they created their own, launching Hagerty Insurance from the family basement in 1984. Beginning with their revolutionary Agreed Value antique boat coverage, they expanded to offer specialty auto policies. Hagerty is now an automotive lifestyle brand dedicated to the love of driving. It is world's largest provider of specialty insurance for enthusiast vehicles, and other automotive offerings, such as Hagerty Drivers Club®, Garage + Social, DriveShare™, MotorsportReg and more.
hai offers the full in-home spa experience with its eco-minded, smart shower head. hai shower heads have Bluetooth power, customizable LED light indicators, and an easy DIY installation. Using the same principles of hydroelectric dams, hai has built embedded turbines that only require the running water to generate energy. Users can track their water usage, and set conservation goals through hai's app, all while enjoying a luxurious spa-like shower.
Helaina is a biotechnology company on a mission to redefine nutrition, starting with infant formula. Helaina's first product is an infant formula that contains human lactoferrin, a milk protein found in breast milk, that is 99.7% bioidentical to that of breast milk. This launch product is an infant formula that is entirely immune-equivalent to breast milk.
Hilma makes natural remedies that work for health issues like digestion, head tension, immune support and more. Remedies are made with powerful herbs and minerals, formulated with a team of doctors, and backed by clinical research. Unlike most over-the-counter options, Hilma is made without drugs, dyes, fillers, preservatives, or artificial sweeteners. The company makes natural remedies accessible to a mainstream customer, who has embraced natural products in food, beauty, and household items, and looks for effective natural options for the medicine cabinet. Hilma is female-founded and led.
Hive9 is the marketing performance management company that B2B CMOs, demand gen leaders and marketing operations experts rely on to get real-time visibility that drives action and results. Hive9's cloud-based solution provides users with one view of all plans and budgets tied to pipeline and revenue performance, allowing them to optimize the full customer experience and measure what matters.
Instalogin is an authentication system that eliminates passwords. Based on patented technology that makes use of Identity Based Cryptography (IBE), used in military, security and aerospace, Instalogin logs the user into websites, accounts or corporate networks within seconds: easy, efficient and extremely secure!
Jiko is a modern banking platform that makes it easy for any business to offer banking services to customers in a matter of months. Through easy integration with our independent, full stack technology solution, our partners and their customers can feel secure knowing their money is immediately spendable and invested in government-backed Treasury Bills.
Founded in 2016, Jiko believes in doing what's right, simply and effectively. After four years spent acquiring a bank and building our technology-first platform, our API is now live and already enabling businesses to increase financial efficiency, deepen customer relationships, reach financially underserved populations, and contribute to a more stable financial system overall.
Key Concierge is the first concierge and hospitality marketplace designed to address the current gap in the short-term rental industries. The platform offers hotel-like services and amenities to travelers, property managers, and hosts.
Kin is proud to introduce a new category of adult beverage to the world. Dubbed "euphorics," the collection of lipospheric nootropic, botanic and adaptogenic formulas offer uplifting effects and social benefits. Always alcohol free, Kin Euphorics beverages help imbibers find balance without the anxiety, hangover, empty calories, or eventual crash.
LA Golf was created to partner with the world's best golfers to grow the game for the next generation. At LA Golf, they engage their player partners in every aspect of the business. From the design and testing of the products, they are constantly iterating with players and channeling the feedback from the Tour directly into the next generation of products.
Lemon Perfect is a naturally refreshing, zero sugar cold-pressed lemon water with hydrating electrolytes and essential antioxidants. Certified organic and full of lemonade-like flavor, Lemon Perfect – named "Best New Product" at BevNET's Best of 2019 Awards – is widely considered by industry insiders to be one of the most scalable, exciting and innovative emerging beverage concepts in the marketplace.
Lime is revolutionizing micro mobility and empowering a new urban lifestyle. The mobile app lets riders easily find and unlock our fleet of shared smart bikes and scooters, providing them with a fun, efficient and sustainable way to move around the city. By partnering with local communities, Lime is working to not only improve transportation, but cultivate a culture centered around active, healthy and sustainable urban living.
Listeners On Call
Listeners On Call provides employees with a safe, friendly starting point for sharing through a team of trained and understanding Listeners. Employees can browse Listener audio stories to find a fit based on shared life experiences as well as gender, race or professional similarities. Listeners and employees are connnected anonymously on calls where the Listener guides the conversation with empathy. Where appropriate, Listeners guide the employee to employer resources or elevate calls to behavioral health services.
Lively is the fastest growing Health Savings Account (HSA) provider in history, enabling small US businesses and individuals to fully maximize their healthcare benefits and requisite payments. Built on a proprietary full-stack record keeping platform, Lively gives a modern, consumer centric HSA for today's user.
Metaversal invests in iconic NFT assets and essential businesses that are enabling the Metaverse. It's curating evocative NFT-related projects in collaboration with the world's most recognizable brands and creators through development of compelling native content and immersive experiences.
Started in 1964 by Bruce F Meyers, Meyers Manx is the originator of the Dune Buggy, a free spirited adventure vehicle based on a Volkswagen chassis. Originally designed for victory in off-road racing, Meyers Manx buggies quickly became a pop-culture icon of the 1960's, and were seen everywhere from The Thomas Crown Affair featuring Steve McQueen, to the driveways of countless celebrities during the summer of love. Trousdale Ventures is actively managing this legacy brand with an aim for electrification.
Minded is the leading specialist in prescribing mental health medication online. Minded makes it easy and affordable for consumers to meet with experts in psychiatry online, to get prescriptions for mental health medications when appropriate, and to get ongoing care.
The mission of Miso Robotics is to make restaurant operations safer, easier and friendlier. Miso works with the world's top restaurant and entertainment brands to provide automated and efficient business solutions. From Miso's modular frying robot, Flippy 2, to the AI-powered grill sensor system, CookRight, the company is at the forefront of the kitchen technology revolution.
For people who believe eating healthier should be effortless and tasty, The Not Company is a Foodtech, reinventing animal-based foods using only plants. The company uses technology to recreate well-loved products in a natural, sustainable and affordable way, keeping it functional, easy to use and mouthwateringly delicious.
Experience a new category from the world's most popular beverage. Nudge fuses 100% of the ultra premium whole coffee bean with a few simple ingredients in a way never imagined before. Its convenience beyond the brewed cup and packed with sustainable energy in bars, bombs and butter. Best of all, nudge.® is better for the body and the planet.
Open Lending specializes in loan analytics, risk-based pricing, risk modeling and automated decision technology for automotive lenders throughout the United States. Open Lending's flagship product, Lenders Protection™, is a unique auto lending enablement platform. It utilizes proprietary data and advanced decisioning analytics to provide lenders with a powerful way to increase near and non-prime auto loan volumes, without adding significant risk to their auto loan portfolio.
Pavemint is a peer-to-peer marketplace focused on supporting smarter cities through mobility. By connecting people looking for parking with people who have parking to share, it helps Pavers get where they are going faster and greener. Similar to concepts like bikesharing and ridesharing, Pavemint seeks to utilize existing resources, by unlocking a supply of private parking spaces in high-traffic urban area.
PetDx™ is an innovative molecular diagnostics company, founded by highly experienced cancer researchers and veterinarians who are harnessing the power of genomics to develop a first-of-its-kind test for the detection, characterization, and management of canine cancer, based on a simple blood draw. Its cutting-edge approach to the science will radically change how cancer is managed in dogs, so they can enjoy longer, healthier lives with their humans.
Pisitl is a female and minority founded digital health platform, designed to improve health care outcomes for Latinos. The company's platform targets self-insured employers and offers healthcare management and data-driven insights, as well as a HSA and FSA reimbursable marketplace empowered by the new CARES Act.
Placer.ai provides instant access to location analytics derived from the foot traffic of millions of consumers, delivering visibility into offline behavior. It sheds light into churn, trade areas, untapped audiences, out-of-store behavior, and competitive benchmarking. With unprecedented visibility into humanity-in-action, every retailer can be brilliant at running their business.
Preamble has developed a simple approach to let people leverage the power of AI in a way that suits them best. The company works with nonprofits and subject matter experts to digitally define ethical values for AI systems, to ensure that AI supports and nurtures the self and society.
The Push It app allows users to broadcast notifications to individuals or all of their followers all at once, with just one simple push to a user's phone notification. Push It remodels the concept of announcing messages and notifications by breaking through the social media noise to let users interact directly with their followers. The day Push It was launched, it jumped directly to the No. 1 rank on the App Store.
Reel is a mission-driven paper goods company that delivers tree-free & sustainable options in the household paper category. Reel's toilet paper is made of 100% bamboo and shipped with biodegradable, plastic-free packaging making it the most sustainable, eco-friendly toilet paper on the market.
In Italian, Sagra is "a local festival and feast to bring in the harvest - a celebration of nature, of earth and its bounty." Sagra's mission is to connect people with sustainable farms. Sagra invites guests to stay overnight on a beautiful property, learn about regenerative farming practices, and savor delicious farm-to-table meals. . Each stay on a Sagra farm directly contributes to the farm's bottom line, supporting another season of farming, feeding the community, and improving the health of the land.
SkinTE's beverages boost beauty and well-being with each fizzy sip. Its beverages are formulated with a combination of hand-picked ingredients including collagen, super herbs, and real brewed teas. Perfectly portioned and scientifically proven, it's an easy, effective and fun way to consume collagen.
Slips, the first ever social lottery experience, allows friends, family, and co-workers to play together through peer-to-peer ordering. Users can play, chat and win together through the app's streamlined feed of available games and jackpots, and all payments and payouts are 100% digital. Slips in on a mission to reimagine lottery — making it more fun, interactive, and convenient for all.
Sofar Ocean Technologies
Sofar builds accessible ocean sensing and exploration tools. The mission of the company is to connect the world's oceans to provide insights to science, society and industry for a more sustainable planet.
Solugen challenges the traditional approach to chemicals production, which is capital intensive, dangerous, environmentally unfriendly by produceing high-performance chemicals from plant-derived substitutes. Its award-winning hydrogen peroxide technology was developed in-house by a team of doctors, scientists, and engineers from MIT. Solugen's patented approach takes advantage of bio-inspired reactions to use plant material as a low-cost feedstock to produce novel products cost-competitive with the competition.
Space Forge leads the clean industrial revolution by using the unique conditions of space to create high-performance products in electronics, pharma, and special alloys. The autonomous space factory harnesses the benefits of the space environment, such as zero gravity, lack of atmosphere contaminates, and the ability to hold extreme temperatures to manufacture products impossible to produce on Earth. Space Forge is developing a launch and return service of a new class of vehicle, the ForgeStar, which will facilitate in-space infrastructure.
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches the world's most advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk to revolutionize space transportation, with the ultimate goal of making life multiplanetary. SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company ever to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, which it first accomplished in December 2010. The company made history again in May 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft attached to the International Space Station, exchanged cargo payloads, and returned safely to Earth — a technically challenging feat previously accomplished only by governments. Since then Dragon has delivered cargo to and from the space station multiple times, providing regular cargo resupply missions for NASA.
Developed in college by three brothers and former student-athletes, Super Coffee's brand ethos focuses on spreading positive energy through its line of beverages, which include cold and hot coffee options, including Super Coffee, Super Creamer, Super Espresso, Super Cold Brew, and Super Coffee Pods. Whether on the go or refueling post-workout, the products are fortified with additives that help promote focus and wellness. With no added sugar and an infusion of MCT oil, Super Coffee's indulgent flavors provide the caffeine, protein and sustained energy needed to take on the day.
Symmetry Systems is the industry's first hybrid, multi-cloud data security platform that safeguards data in AWS, GCP, Azure services, and on- premise databases while supporting a zero trust model. Symmetry provides visibility into data risks from excessive permissions and anomalous data flows while giving organizations the evidence required to demonstrate compliance best practices.
Team Kitchens helps brands bring creatively packaged, high quality, value-priced meals and goods to consumers' homes. Team Kitchens is partnered with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Homeplates, to bring fans' favorite stadium eats right to their front door.
Tia is trailblazing a new paradigm for women's healthcare that treats women as whole people vs. parts or life stages. Blending in-person and virtual care services, Tia's "Whole Woman, Whole Life" care model fuses gynecology, primary care, mental health and evidence-based wellness services to treat women comprehensively. By making women's health higher quality and lower cost, Tia makes women healthier, providers happier, and the business of care delivery stronger—setting a new standard of care for women everywhere.
Orthodontic care can be too expensive, time-consuming, and painful. At Uniform Teeth, the company is on a mission to change that. It delivers tech-enabled modern orthodontics(™) and a high-quality patient experience at an affordable price. The team of top-tier, licensed orthodontists and world-class engineers work together to build our Uniform Lab Technology, which allows Uniform Teeth to move teeth 2x faster from the roots up.
Update AI automatically assembles teams' daily, weekly, and real-time updates, and shares only relevant and actionable content with team members. The result is greater alignment around key initiatives, more efficient meetings, and a platform to help individuals and the team shine.
Uprising's superfood keto bread is made with painstakingly chosen ingredients and a perfectly proportioned recipe offering an unmatched health-boosting-taste-bud-pleasing combination! The clean ingredient foods are made without grains, denatured oils or preservatives, and are both keto and paleo-friendly, high in fiber and protein. Uprising's mission is to reinvent food by serving the 117 million people suffering from chronic diseases related to poor nutrition and the debilitating side effects of poor gut health.
Venus Aerospace is a start-up company pushing the boundaries of high speed transportation. Its team is made up of seasoned space entrepreneurs with a new approach to hypersonic transportation, backed by the world's foremost deep tech venture capital firms. The team has experience at the most prestigious space organizations in the world with over 300+ years of experience, multiple PhDs & MBAs, and a knack for getting things done.
Yassir is a transport service that uses smartphone app and allows everyone to book drivers and move around safely.
Yellowbird is not your typical watered–down hot sauce. These spicy condiments are made deep in the heart of Texas and packed with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables delivering fresh flavor with a heavy heatwave. Yellowbird has zero tolerance for fake filler ingredients because, when it comes to eating delicious, healthy food, it's all about the sauce.