Oct 21 2014
Startup Watch October 2014

Some startups we have been watching and reading about. We will post updates on these companies as more info becomes available.

Aetion, Inc.  – Aetion is a fast-growing big data analytics start-up in the healthcare industry.Founded by world-renowned epidemiologists from Harvard, we are looking to quickly augment our small, high-caliber engineering team to execute on an enormous, transformative opportunity in the $100+ Bn healthcare analytics space.”


eddi.com   https://eddi.com – eddi.com is a technology firm which is lead by a group of futurists, designers, developers, & dreamers. We are preparing to transform culture through commerce. eddi is a Public Benefit corporation that uses its resources to advance projects and infrastructure in what we refer to as, Hero Initiatives: The Science Initiative, The Earth Initiative, & The Human Initiative.


Flux        https://flux.io/

Flux provides collaborative design software for the building design and construction industry. Headquartered in San Francisco, Flux is backed by DFJ, Borealis Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, and industry partners. Flux’s mission is to spread design knowledge and improve the accessibility of design tools in order to help meet the world’s demand for durable, sustainable buildings.


Ginkgo LLC           We are an expanding, technology-driven proprietary trading firm based in the Lake Tahoe area. Started by leading industry experts, we are looking for highly motivated, energetic individuals.


Human-Engine LLC            https://human-engine.com            

Human-Engine is a startup founded by Caltech alumni in 2013. It focuses on Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, creation of digital humans and related software IP. We also make games for platforms such as iPad and Oculus Rift and devices such as Kinect. Our main client is Intel.


Humin   https://www.Humin.com

Humin wants to make technology feel more human, starting with your contacts. We’ve assembled an amazing team to help address the problem. Simply put, Humin is a replacement for the old phone app on your device. Think of it as a smarter, evolved phone that remembers everyone you meet in the way that you naturally think. No more scrolling impersonal contact lists.


NodePrime          https://nodeprime.com

NodePrime is building the next generation platform for aggregating, analyzing and automating machines and the data they generate at scale. We are expanding rapidly to service huge customer demand for our product.


OnPrem Solution Partners              https://www.onprem.com             

OnPrem is a Southern California consulting and technology innovation startup. Founded in 2013 by four consulting industry leaders, we work with some of the most innovative companies in the world including major studios, large broadcasters and leading technology companies.


Pinterest              https://pinterest.com

“At Pinterest, we help people discover the things they love. Whether you’re passionate about graphic design, motorcycles, or old school records, there’s a place for you on Pinterest.

Tech Translation: We’re building a powerful tool of discovery. We connect millions of people, to billions of objects, and we’re scaling like crazy.  Don’t wait… Apply today!”


Pivotal Labs         https://www.pivotallabs.com

Pivotal is enabling the creation of modern software applications that leverage big & fast data – on a single, cloud independent platform.


Praedicat, Inc.     https://www.praedicat.com/

Praedicat is a funded startup whose cloud-based SaaS product, CoMeta™, pushes the limits of scalable risk modeling and big data. Our multi-disciplinary team uses advanced machine learning algorithms and technologies to blaze trails in forward-looking, science-based analytics. We help our clients manage emerging risks, and make the world cleaner, healthier and safer.


Quantiacs https://www.quantiacs.com       

Quantiacs is a platform for crowdsourced quantitative trading systems. We connect our users’ trading systems with private and institutional investors and share a performance fee with the developer.


Second Spectrum, Inc.       https://www.secondspectrum.com

Data is disrupting sports, and Second Spectrum is at the forefront of this disruption. Players and the ball can now be tracked at 25 frames/sec in every game, and this technology will soon be in every major sport. SS leverages unique capabilities in spatiotemporal pattern recognition to transform this data into highly accurate and usable analytics for teams and new interactive experiences for fans


Swenson He, LLC

“Swenson He develops high-value, high-impact mobile app solutions.

Our firm was founded by two MIT alumni seeking to fulfill the increasing need companies have to build sophisticated, robust mobile apps. We focus in iOS and Android software with corresponding server technologies in node.js, Ruby, MongoDB, Redis and others. We take pride in our comprehensive training program for new engineers.”


Tinder    https://gotinder.com

Tinder gets billions of swipes per day and has generated tens of millions of matches! We are looking for creative and passionate people to join our team. We are tackling massive scaling challenges and building features that impact millions of people.


Unite, Inc.            https://unite.me/

A technology company currently in private beta. Unite is based out of Los Angeles with offices in Montreal and Toronto. The team is very experienced, ships product at substantial rate and growing incredibly fast. If you want to build disruptive technology, solve complex problems and work with amazing clients, lets talk.


Walla Media        https://www.wallamedia.com

Located in sunny Santa Monica in a lofty dog-friendly office, Walla Media is a marketing agency that helps Fortune-500 branded clientele generate leads through its sophisticated marketing tools and proprietary technologies. We’re looking for pro-active full stack Web developers to add to our incredibly dynamic and talented Agile team.

Whisper https://www.whisper.sh

Whisper is an anonymous social network that is revolutionizing the way millions are interacting and expressing themselves online.  At Whisper, we believe you can only truly be yourself when no one else is watching, so we’ve built a cloaking device for your thoughts.  Untraceable, invisible, no restrictions: The first fully free and open forum where you can speak your mind without fear.  Finally.


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