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The Future is Now - Startups that are shaping our future today

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List of promising startups in various exponentially growing markets such as virtual reality, biotechnology, data science, robotics etc...


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The Future is Now - Startups that are shaping our future today

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  3. 3. _Exponential startups _Overview NextVR | Augmate | Jaunt VR | AltspaceVR Jibo | Anki | DroneCast | Precision Hawk | 3D Robotics | Airware Expect Labs | Viv | Vicarious Gingko Bioworks | Synthetic Genomics | Cambrian Genomics | Emerald Therapeutics | Hampton Creek | Natera | Modern Meadow | Immusoft Human Longevity Inc. | Glow | Ginger.io | SolveBio | One Codex Asana | SpaceX | Bionym | Tribogenics | Organovo | ! Helium Systems | IFTTT | Sols | Matterport Augmented and Virtual Reality Robotics / Drones Artificial Intelligence Biotechnology Digital Healthcare Other
  4. 4. _Exponential startups _Full list AltspaceVR is a software company building the social platform for virtual reality. With AltspaceVR, users connect in virtual spaces to create shared experiences around anything on the web. The AltspaceVR API lets developers write simple web code to create new VR experiences. AltspaceVR allows people to watch streaming video, play games, and get work done, together and entirely inside of virtual reality. www.altvr.com Augmate is the first wearable platform that accelerates the development of cloud-based smart eyewear applications. Augmate builds frictionless technology for deskless workers that gets information out of their hands and out of their way allowing them to do the work that really matters. These capabilities enhance the user experience for the deskless workers that utilize our applications. www.augmate.com Augmented and Virtual Reality Jaunt VR's world-class team is developing the most comprehensive toolset for creating cinematic VR. Their unique technology will enable creatives to film, edit and process live-action content for virtual reality viewers. With Jaunt™ cinematic VR, you will feel transported directly into the middle of the action. Look anywhere. JauntVR is creating the next-generation technology for the most immersive entertainment experience ever. www.jauntvr.com
  5. 5. _Exponential startups _Full list NextVR is a pioneer in capturing and delivering immersive, high-definition, live and recorded virtual reality experiences. It's not just being there, it's better than being there. With its patented technology, NextVR provides the most immersive, high-definition virtual reality experience that is so life-like that you feel you are part of the action. www.nextvr.com Airware is building the aerial information platform for the rapid development and safe operation of commercial drones, providing hardware, software and cloud services. Airware enables customers to tailor drones to any commercial application by seamlessly connecting aircraft, sensors, payloads, and application-specific software. www.airware.com 3D Robotics develops innovative, flexible and reliable personal drones and UAV technology for everyday exploration and business applications. 3DR’s UAV platforms capture breathtaking aerial imagery for consumer enjoyment and data analysis, enabling mapping, surveying, 3D modeling and more. www.3drobotics.com Robotics / Drones Augmented…
  6. 6. _Exponential startups _Full list Traditional advertising mediums such as billboards, TV, and radio, have become overcrowded, and consumers are tuning them out! DroneCast is proud to offer the first and only drone based aerial advertising platform. Their patented platform allows them to fly banners up to 2' wide, and 6' long. It essentially becomes a flying billboard, sure to attract a lot of attention to it's ad. www.dronecast.us PrecisionHawk’s mission is to provide clients with user-friendly tools that allow them to efficiently and consistently collect and process high quality data. The PrecisionHawk platform comes with a fully integrated Sensor Suite. Mapping their customers flights is simple with their flight planning software that uses Intelligent Sensor-Specific Flight Planning Sensors. www.precisionhawk.com! Based in San Francisco, Anki is dedicated to bringing artificial intelligence and robotics into our everyday lives. Its first product, Anki DRIVE, was named one of "The 25 Best Inventions of 2013" by TIME Magazine. Anki DRIVE is battle racing for the real world. With advanced artificial intelligence, each car thinks for itself and has one goal in mind: victory. www.anki.com Robotics / Drones
  7. 7. _Exponential startups _Full list Jibo is designed to be a social robot that you interact with like it's another person in your home. It has two integrated high resolution cameras to recognize and track faces, capture photos and video. It’s software is based on sophisticated artificial intelligence algorithms with natural language processing capabilities and more. www.myjibo.com Viv is a global platform that enables developers to plug into and create an intelligent, conversational interface to anything. It is the simplest way for the world to interact with devices, services and things everywhere. Viv is taught by the world, knows more than it is taught, and learns every day. www.viv.ai! Vicarious is building a unified algorithmic architecture to achieve human-level intelligence in vision, language, and motor control. Currently, we are focused on visual perception problems, like recognition, segmentation, and scene parsing. We are interested in general solutions that work well across multiple sensory domains and tasks. www.vicarious.com Artificial Intelligence Robotics…
  8. 8. _Exponential startups _Full list Expect Labs has been widely recognized as a leader in the fast-emerging field of anticipatory computing. It is the creator of the MindMeld app and API. The MindMeld app is the first intelligent assistant that can understand your conversations and find information you need before you have to search for it. The MindMeld API is an advanced developer platform and cloud-based service to power a new generation of anticipatory computing applications. www.expectlabs.com Immusoft is a Seattle-based biotechnology company that is commercializing technology to program the human immune system by modifying the DNA in immune cells. The core components of Immusoft’s Immune System Programming (ISP™) technology were developed in the Baltimore Lab at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and exclusively licensed by Immusoft. www.immusoft.com Modern Meadow applies the latest advances in tissue engineering to develop novel biomaterials to address some of our most pressing global challenges. They develop cultured leather and meat products which require no animal slaughter and much lower inputs of land, water, energy and chemicals. www.modernmeadow.com Biotechnology Artificial Int…
  9. 9. _Exponential startups _Full list Emerald was founded in 2010 by two scientists and life-long friends from Philadelphia with a singular vision of how a biotechnology company should run. Frustrated by the continual deceleration of innovation and the exponentially increasing R&D costs in the pharmaceutical sector, Emerald models itself after the legendary start-up companies of the mid-20th century that built the core technologies underlying the meteoric rise of the semiconductor industry. www.emeraldtherapeutics.com Hampton Creek is a technology company headquartered in Northern California that focuses on identifying plants that can be used to make food healthier, more sustainable, and more affordable. Its approach is to apply machine learning to plant biological data to create predictive models for product development. Hampton Creek has a mission to make it easier for everyone everywhere to make better food choices. www.hamptoncreek.com Natera is driven by a passion for elevating the science and utility of prenatal testing. The advent of the Information Age has created a paradigm shift in the fields of computing and informatics. Surprisingly, medical diagnostics have been slow to integrate these advances into genetic testing. www.natera.com Biotechnology
  10. 10. _Exponential startups _Full list Cambrian Genomics makes the first hardware/systems for laser printing DNA. Researchers in academia & industry order or clone >$1b/year of DNA. CGI plans to deliver high quality sequence verified DNA to buyers in this existing/growing worldwide market. www.cambriangenomics.com Synthetic Genomics, Inc. develops and commercializes genomic-driven solutions to address global energy and environmental challenges. The company engages in synthesizing and programming DNA by developing and utilizing the technologies in synthetic genomics. It designs and develops microbes for industrial processes and environmental applications. www.syntheticgenomics.com Biotechnology Ginkgo BioWorks is expanding the role of biology in our world. Nature's biodiversity holds answers to challenges in health, energy, food, materials, and more. Organism Engineers at Ginkgo learn from Nature to develop new organisms that replace technology with biology. www.gingkobioworks.com
  11. 11. _Exponential startups _Full list Ginger.io is a behavior analytics company, and spinoff of the MIT Media Lab. They use big data from mobile phones to model user behavior, and make inferences about health and wellness. The company is based on cutting-edge predictive models developed by MIT scientists and engineers. Their data-driven approach helps unlock patterns in the massive amounts of health data we all generate today. www.ginger.io SolveBio delivers the critical reference data used by hospitals and companies to run genomic applications. These applications use SolveBio's data to predict the effects of slight DNA variants on a person's health. SolveBio makes the data easy to access so that their customers can focus on building clinical grade molecular diagnostics applications, faster. www.solvebio.com Digital Healthcare One Codex is a search engine for genomic data, enabling new and valuable applications in clinical diagnostics, food safety, and biosecurity. They have built a genomics data platform that processes next-generation datasets in minutes, not days (millions of DNA base pairs per second) and searches the world's largest index of bacterial, viral, and fungal genomes with sensitivity and precision comparable to or greater than today's leading methods. www.onecodex.com
  12. 12. _Exponential startups _Full list Glow provides a fertility app that uses data science to help couples who are trying to conceive babies. Glow is an ambitious enterprise where for the first time ever, our emerging ability to crunch and analyze vast quantities of data will be specifically used to help get you pregnant. www.glowing.com Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) is a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company. Using advances in genomic sequencing, the human microbiome, proteomics, informatics, computing, and cell therapy technologies, HLI is building the world’s most comprehensive database on human genotypes and phenotypes to tackle the diseases associated with aging-related human biological decline. www.humanlongevity.com Digital Healthcare
  13. 13. _Exponential startups _Full list IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement: If this then that. Channels are the basic building blocks of IFTTT. Each Channel has its own Triggers and Actions. Today there are over 133 Channels (for example Evernote, Facebook, PhilipsHue, Nest,…). IFTTT lets everyone connect the devices of the internet of things without the need to learn a programming language. www.ifttt.com The Matterport 3D System uses a patented camera, controlled through the user’s Apple iPad, to capture 3D and 2D images of an interior space. The camera rotates on a tripod that the user places around a room to capture every aspect of the space. Matterport’s proprietary technology then stitches together the data to create one complete 3D mesh with images overlaid onto all surfaces. www.matterport.com Other (3D Printing, Space, SaaS,…) Sols are next generation orthotics. They are developing all-in-one process to prescribe, generate and sell corrective orthoses at a fraction of the price and lead time currently available. Their first product, SOLS, brings 3D printing to footwear through dynamic orthotics engineered to change the way the world walks. www.sols.co
  14. 14. _Exponential startups _Full list Founded in 2011, Tribogenics is developing low-cost, miniature x-ray solutions for applications in mining, industrial, military, medical imaging, and many other industries. Tribogenics employs technology developed at UCLA by leading scientists and is based in Los Angeles, California. www.tribogenics.com Organovo (ONVO) Holdings, Inc. is an early-stage medical laboratory and research company which designs and develops functional, three dimensional human tissue (also known as 3D bio-printing technology) for medical research and therapeutic applications. Organovo anticipates that the bioprinting of human tissues will accelerate the preclinical drug testing and discovery process, enabling treatments to be created more quickly and at lower cost. www.organovo.com Other (3D Printing, Space, SaaS,…) Helium is a complete platform for smart machines. It's based on simple device connectivity, and stresses security, low power, low cost, ease of development, and much more. The wireless problem is often the most complex for enterprises and developers rushing to release applications that capitalize on the coming wave of connected devices and new data streams. Helium solves this. www.helium.co
  15. 15. _Exponential startups _Full list Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) is a space-transportation startup company founded by Elon Musk. It is developing the partially reusable launch vehicles Falcon 1 and Falcon 9. Originally based in El Segundo, SpaceX now operates out of Hawthorne, California, USA. Elon Musk has stated that one of his goals is to improve the cost and reliability of access to space by a factor of ten. www.spacex.com Teamwork without email. Asana is a web and mobile application designed to help teams improve communication, organization and collaboration. It was founded by Dustin Moskovitz, a co-founder of Facebook, and Justin Rosenstein, an alumni of both Facebook and Google. www.asana.com Other (3D Printing, Space, SaaS,…) Bionym is a team of thinkers and innovators aimed at shaping the world of technology through biometrics, authentication technology, and their concept of identity. While they specialize in biometrics and authentication technology for consumer electronics, they also develop technology that uniquely utilizes gesture control, proximity detection, and application development. www.bionym.com
  16. 16. TOMCAT T FUTUR I S T @tomcatfuturist www.tomcatfuturist.com thomas.klaffke@gmail.com 10/2014