Seven rising startups will be pitching on Aug 16th @InnoSpring, 2901 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, CA
• iSmart Alarm, Inc.: iSmartAlarm is making the best smartphone enabled home system and connected home system.
• Inventalator: Inventalator is a crowdsourced development community that helps entrepreneurs validate, develop, & launch technology products.
• Fundoo Innovations: Integrating “E-Commerce & E-Gaming,” to create a novel channel of gamified promo marketing
• FeelingsIntel Company: Targeted Advertising from Context specific feelings extracted from Smart-Phone texting
• Grush: Grush transforms the brushing chore into a fun and interactive game. Motion sensing brush and mobile games guide kids’ brushing and lets parents track results.
• Groopie, Inc: Groopie is a place where you can create shows with groups of friends.
Flow State Media: MIT/Zynga casual gaming studio with strong live, mobile multiplayer game engine.
Strong team: CEO: Zynga, Activision, Call of Duty, Rockstar Games. MIT MBA, CompSci degree from Penn.
CTO: 20th Zynga Employee. Original Zynga Poker and FarmVille developer. Client/server/web/mobile experience. 20+ yrs making games.
Head of Product: Zynga 4.5 yrs. 8 games launches, 6 mobile, 2 MIT degrees. 4 more artists & developers each with 15-20 yrs game development experience. Most in Philippines keeping our dev costs a small fraction of US developers.
Strong traction: 750k installs via organic growth and several Facebook App Center Features. No marketing spent yet. Live crossword game “Letter UP” generates $29 ARPPU and $.24 ARPU (12x better than average Facebook ARPU). 3M+ games played on Facebook and growing. Long-term retention: June 2013 installers still contribute 15% of monthly revenues in 2014. Players average 1/hr a day, twice the competition. Generating $5k+/month. Net monthly burn is only $17k/month. Tops in terms of “quality per dollar spent”.
iSmart Alarm, Inc.: iSmartAlarm is making the best smartphone enabled home system and connected home system.
iSmart Alarm, Inc. is a leader in the DIY Home Security market and an innovator in the Internet of Things (IoT). The iSmartAlarm ecosystem was created to be the first smartphone-controlled do-it-yourself (DIY) home security solution that is easily portable, easy to set up, requires no wiring, and gives the user the opportunity to protect their home intelligently. There are no monthly fees, no subscription fees, and no long-term contracts as would be expected from older, traditional systems. The iSmartAlarm communicates through the user’s smartphone, giving access to monitoring, system control, and statistics to increase the safety of home, property, and family. Revolutionary in the home security space, iSmartAlarm provides the whole family the ability to integrate with the free iPhone and Android Apps and remotely arm, disarm, and monitor the security system from their cell phone, from anywhere, in real time. Currently iSmartAlarm products are available at tier-1 online retailers such as Apple, Amazon, Walmart, Newegg and smarthome, etc as well as “Brick and Mortor” such as Fry’s Electronics and Micro Center, etc.
Inventalator: Inventalator is a crowdsourced development community that helps entrepreneurs validate, develop, & launch technology products.
Inventalator is an intelligence community that provides crowdsourced research and development to entrepreneurs and SMB’s. Our platform allows companies to connect with our crowd to perform research & development on new product concepts, allowing them to gauge demand, perform market analysis, raise financial capital, and connect with the resources necessary to develop and commercialize new products.
Fundoo Innovations: Integrating “E-Commerce & E-Gaming,” to create a novel channel of gamified promo marketing
Our product line, seamlessly integrates (a) entertainment, (b) simple wagering by players, on (c) easy-to-learn games, with a (d) winning opportunity on (e) selected discounted consumer products & services (P&S). We have granted patents, a couple of customers and dev teams in USA & India. Adequate funding will accelerate our growth trajectory.
FeelingsIntel Company: Targeted Advertising from Context specific feelings extracted from Smart-Phone texting
Human communication has to be processed by an “affect language parser” (ALP) to extract emotions and draw human-like inferences, which are credible & therefore understandable / acceptable to humans. This emotion extraction enables targeted advertising for products & services, to be sent to opt-in consumer, in a timely manner. We have an “unfair advantage” in ALP technology, disclosed in granted patents, thereby making “FeelingsIntel” a sustainable funding-worthy enterprise.
Grush: Grush transforms the brushing chore into a fun and interactive game. Motion sensing brush and mobile games guide kids’ brushing and lets parents track results.
Problem: Tooth brushing is often viewed by children as an unpleasant chore because they can’t see what they are doing and do not know whether they are doing it properly. Additionally, they find the twice daily task as boring because they don’t understand the benefits of brushing and receive no feedback or reward from it. It’s hard for kids to consistently brush their teeth with proper technique when they get no feedback. Parents have to spend a lot of time supervising their child’s brushing to avoid tooth decay and high dental treatment costs.
Solution: The Grush (Patent Pending)platform makes brushing visible for kids and turns brushing into a fun game. This interactive game rewards kids for proper brushing technique. Parents are provided with a method to monitor kids’ brushing. Brushing results are stored in the cloud for data access.
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Groopie, Inc: Groopie is a place where you can create shows with groups of friends.
We have developed a mobile first platform that brings vlogging to a collaborative social era. Groopie is the only place that lets you create shows with your friends and share stories together. Everyone part of a show can contribute to the story with their unique perspectives and social experiences, from anywhere in the world. Unlike YouTube, the recording and editing tools are part of the user experience, and simple enough for anyone to achieve TV-style production. With Groopie you can send someone a record request and shoot an episode using two cameras from two locations. Our editing studio lets you merge footage by choosing which camera angles you want to create one continuous video. Finally, titles and subtitles can be added to any part of an episode, giving viewers and content creators a reality TV like experience. Groopie adds a fun, social dynamic that is essential for engaging mobile users.