IMSI/Design: IMSI/Design is a pioneer in mobile solutions for the AEC
(Architectural, Engineering, and Construction) industry and the global
leader in retail CAD (Computer Aided Design). With over 16 million
products distributed since 1988, IMSI/Design products include the
award-winning TurboCAD®, TurboViewer®, and TurboFLOORPLAN™
families of precision design applications for mobile and desktop.
www.IMSIdesign.com Acquired by Mentor Graphics investor group.
Infectious.com: A new way to print on everything... from iPods to
automobiles. Unique community-based approach.
www.Infectious.com Acquired by Fastsigns.
iPrint.com: The original online print shop on the Internet. Over one
million customers served. www.iPrint.com Taken public (NASD: IPRT);
Taken private via merger with 12th largest promotional products
company in U.S.
Audigen [research phase]: Eradicating hearing loss on a global scale.
Dianovix [research phase]: Ground-breaking diagnostic biomarkers
and therapies for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
MessageCast: A pioneer in broadcast messaging systems using
real-time networks and RSS. Acquired by Microsoft (NASD: MSFT).
T/Maker Company: An early personal computer software company that
created leading brands such as Personal Publisher (PFS: First
Publisher), WriteNow for Macintosh, and ClickArt. Acquired by Deluxe
Corporation (NYSE: DLX).
Head Over Heels/The Hardware Store: An elegant jewelry and
high-end consignment shopping experience. Flagship location Menlo
Park, California. www.HeadOverHeels.us
Equepa [research phase]: Preventing neurodegenerative disorders
like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke, and multiple sclerosis.
GoLorry, Inc.: Commercial trucking in India (World's third largest
economy) is a mess. Way too many brokers and agents involved...
inefficient payloads... suboptimal travel routes... unreliable schedules...
and so on. It's begging for a technical solution.
GoLorry is creating this solution and will become the Uber of
commercial trucking in India. www.GoLorry.co
Gumstix, Inc.: The IoT ("Internet of Things") is going to connect
everything with everything. To do that, you need to create extremely
small electronic circuitry for every device that's connected (whether a
heart monitor or a beer cooler).
Called "Geppetto," Gumstix has pioneered the industry's first
cloud-based embedded systems design shop -- where anyone -- even
those without electrical engineering degrees -- can design and produce
custom electronic circuitry.
The magic is in the abstraction: Geppetto does for hardware design
what Object Oriented Programming did for programming: Completely
change the game.
10-20x faster, cheaper, and easier than traditional process. Acquired
by Altium, Inc.
GrowCredit, Inc.: Millennials purchase things very differently than
previous generations. Instead of credit, they use debit and prepaid
cards, Venmo and Zelle, and even cash and crypto.
This turns out to be a critical problem in the finance world... because
none of these payment mechanisms establish a credit score.
Credit scores are, of course, necessary to qualify for car and home
loans, rental and lease agreements, background checks for jobs, and a
variety of other routine financial and legal activities.
GrowCredit, Inc., is the first fintech organization dedicated to helping
millennials establish and build credit.
Using an innovative approach and cloud technology, GrowCredit will
open up this large, untapped market, bringing millennials into the new
Givling, Inc.: There's a question that floats around from time to time:
Can you do well by doing good? The answer is yes. Givling is a
for-profit game company that chooses to share an outsized portion of
its profits with needy causes. Right now it's focusing on student debt.
Soon, the rest of the world. www.Givling.com
BattleIQ: eSports. Gamifying games to create a brand new way to
monetize real-time content.