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Terra is improving critical resource development with advanced intelligent systems. Co-founder Anthony Corso (HMC ‘14: Physics) grew up in Bend, OR, and went to Harvey Mudd College, where he studied Physics. He then continued his studies at Stanford, where he earned his MS in Aeronautics and Ph.D. in Aerospace and fell in love with all things AI, though he was always a bit disappointed by the applications people chose to tackle with it. That eventually led Anthony to think about tackling climate change using AI tools and eventually co-founding Terra AI.
Tixologi is an all-in-one, self-serve ticketing platform putting event producers in control of their ticketing. Their software is revolutionizing ticketing with blockchain technology that allows event producers to fully customize and integrate their ticketing experience, understand all their ticket holders not just their ticket buyers, eliminate fraudulent tickets, and engage fans on a deeper level. Co-founder and CEO Asher Weiss (CMC '18: Economics and Film) is a serial entrepreneur who started his first company at 8 years old. He was also previously the Mobile Product Lead for the Golden State Warriors and an Innovation Specialist for the Orlando Magic, working on strategic projects using human-centered design methodologies.
KAPTA is designing, manufacturing and deploying a constellation of Earth Observation satellites to achieve persistent coverage for time-critical synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and moving target indicating (MTI) applications. KAPTA’s satellite constellation will enable near-real-time surveillance, improved imaging capabilities and enhanced target tracking modalities. Founder and Chief Architect Tom Driscoll (HMC ‘01: Physics) is a serial entrepreneur and a named inventor on over 100 patents and has co-founded five other startups.
Hamlet takes public documents like City Council Meeting transcripts and summarizes them using AI. They are helping small communities receive better information about what's going on in local government - which benefits both the citizens and the governments. CEO and Founder Sunil Rajaraman (CMC '01: Econ Accounting) is a multiple-time entrepreneur - he co-founded Scripted.com and owned a local publication called The Bold Italic (which he sold to Medium).
AddGlow builds software to help brands build community on their website (think Reddit for brands) to increase their email list, SEO rankings, conversion rate and generate additional revenue. Brands capture additional data on prospective and current customers to personalize their website and send more targeted emails. AddGlow also has an engagement based loyalty program to incentivize conversations. CEO and Founder Ina Herlihy (SC ‘14: Economics) was previously a Group Product Manager at Walmart and also led product growth at rental marketplace leader Zumper.
AgVend is the leading provider of digital enablement solutions that transform the way agribusinesses operate and engage with customers. Through a robust integration ecosystem and white-labeled platform, AgVend’s system of action streamlines workflows from field to office, enabling frontline teams to offer more efficient, differentiated customer interactions. Co-founder and CEO Alexander Reichert (CMC ‘11: Economics) was previously the head of product for agricultural aerial imagery company Mavrx and Euclid Analytics, where he worked with Fortune 500 traditional retailers and commercial banks to create an omnichannel experience for their customers.
Levels is helping solve the metabolic health crisis by providing a direct-to-consumer telemedicine solution that helps users optimize nutrition and activity, control and manage their weight, and reduce long-term health risks. By leveraging biosensors like continuous glucose monitors (CGM), Levels offers real-time feedback on how diet and lifestyle choices impact metabolic health. Co-founder and CEO Sam Corcos (CMC ‘11: Economics) is serial entrepreneur.
Hiki - meaning “able” in Hawaiian - is a friendship and dating mobile app for the neurodivergent community. CEO and Founder Jamil Karriem (PO ‘12: Sociology) was the former head of growth and real estate for co-living business Bungalow. He also spent time in business development and growth roles for other early-stage startups and began his career at Blackstone and JP Morgan.
Speakeasy is building the future of API developer experiences. They provide a platform to create and maintain enterprise ready developer experience that reduces time to value and allows engineers to convert APIs easily into products with full tracking and transparency. Co-founder and CEO Sagar Batchu (HMC ‘15: Physics) is an ex-Director of Engineering at LiveRamp who launched and scaled their engineering team in London from 10 to 45+ engineers in three years. He also built several developer tooling and data infrastructure teams within LiveRamp and open-sourced the company’s API design stack.
Nimbus Health is a network of tech-enabled pulmonary clinics. They offer the full range of services to respiratory patients of all kinds, and use various monitoring and exacerbation response strategies to improve patient outcomes and reduce preventable inpatient stays. Founder Clay Spence (CMC ‘16: PPE) also previously founded and built the Cicero Institute with Joe Lonsdale, which has passed dozens of laws in states around the country. Clay's interest in healthcare reform inspired him to launch Nimbus to address the needs of the millions of Americans with chronic lung diseases.
TruSyft is the system of record for tax and legal professionals serving the high-net-worth (HNW) market. Its product lets users quickly sort through client entity information, view dynamic organizational charts, manage compliance deadlines, and identify new client and consulting opportunities. Founder Michael Gose (CMC’15: Economics/Accounting) started the company after working for Andersen Tax, where he advised large family groups on their tax and estate planning needs. Michael is a licensed CPA with over seven years of tax compliance and advisory experience at numerous firms, including EY, Anderson Tax, and Eide Bailly.
Agni is a leader in the Food as Medicine space. They make boxes of cookies and teas designed with support from their Medical Advisory Board to nourish hopeful, expecting, new, and seasoned moms. Their boxes are designed to combat nutrient depletion that plagues 95%+ of women of reproductive age, which can contribute to fertility challenges, pregnancy symptoms, perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD), poor digestion, and low energy levels. Co-founder and COO Miriam Cruz (CMC ‘15: PPE) was a part of the Food & Beverage team of impact-focused venture firm and non-profit Endeavor and a certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher.
Living Carbon is responsibly rebalancing the planet’s carbon cycle using the inherent power of plants. The team develops photosynthesis-enhanced seedlings that capture more carbon and metal accumulating seedlings to clean soil and increase the duration of stored carbon. Prior to Living Carbon, CEO and co-founder Maddie Hall ( CMC '14: Government & Psychology) spent time at First Round Capital, Y Combinator, and OpenAI in various product leadership roles.
Dermatheory is creating an at-home delivery system for treating inflammatory acne. They are developing a clinical-grade self-injection drug delivery device for inflamed skin legions, which will scale through a telemedicine and technology platform. Co-founder and CEO RIck Bente (HMC ‘04: Engineering) previously served in c-suite/VP roles across engineering, product, and operations at leading drug delivery and injection technology businesses like YourBio (Polaris, Flagship), Insulet (NASDAQ: POD), and Unilife (NASDAQ: UNIS).
Groundlight AI is building computer vision-as-a-service for edge computing use cases and robotics. Their full-stack technology makes computer vision and machine learning easy to implement for users by removing the iterative process of data gathering and model training, helping users to get their model functional within minutes after a few lines of code. Leo Dirac (HMC ‘95) and Avi Geiger (HMC ‘99) are the co-founders of Groundlight. Leo was one of the first deep-learning engineers at Amazon, where he led numerous projects for visual search, recommender systems, and multiple generations of AWS ML services. Avi previously led engineering, business, and manufacturing efforts at Microsoft for over 12 years, focusing on sensors, materials and manufacturing processes, and system design.
Delphi Labs is the AI assistant for your most important business data. By combining large language models with enterprise semantic layers, Delphi lets analysts and revenue teams make critical decisions 10x faster. Co-founder and CTO Michael Irvine (CMC ‘16: PPE) followed his passion for AI and data at startups and nonprofits like LiveRamp, Zearn, and Truepill before founding Delphi Labs.
Florence is resolving the healthcare staffing crisis by transforming educational pathways and career progression for healthcare workers. Through its innovative national platforms, the company offers a comprehensive Nurse Apprentice Program, CNA training, and LVN to RN bridge programs, all designed to connect theory to practice for real-world skill development. By partnering with healthcare institutions, Florence aims to create a sustainable, high-quality healthcare workforce, ultimately elevating patient care across the industry. CEO and Founder Dante Tolbert (CMC ‘04: Biology) is a serial founder working on his third act. Before Florence, Dante founded Cerebro Solutions, a Lightspeed-backed technology-enabled marketplace for healthcare contingent workers; he also founded healthcare testing & diagnostics company Worksite Labs.
Vicunous is an AI-powered risk management and engineering tool for small businesses. Osman Kibar (PO’91: Economics) and Miles Bird (CMC’13: History) are the co-founders of Vicunous. Osman is a serial entrepreneur and the inventor of several successful startups. He previously founded Genoptix (an oncology diagnostics company), which went public in 2007 (NASDAQ: MM) and was later acquired by Novartis. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Biosplice – a unicorn drug discovery company. Miles is a co-founder and founding investor in the business.
BRT Biotechnologies aims to drug the undruggable. Their proprietary platform allows for the ultra-high-throughput synthesis of large and diverse small molecule libraries that can be directly screened for activity. Jane Liu is CEO and a tenured professor of chemistry at Pomona College. Co-founder and CSO Greg Copeland (PO ‘96: Molecular Biology) is passionate about building better platforms to address the challenges of drug discovery. Prior to BRT, Greg worked for several years at Merck and was the CSO of Terray Therapeutics, a company that he co-founded based on technology he developed.
Play Cubed is using the latest advancements in Generative AI to create personalized interactive digital products. The core of their offering is PersonalityGPT. By harnessing the latest AI advancements, they create digital interactive representations of beloved characters, complete with authentic voice, mannerisms, memory, and knowledge. PGPT characters can live and interact in digital worlds in a one-on-one, personal, and emotional relationship with a consumer wherever it makes sense. Co-founder and CEO Randy Saaf (HMC ‘98: Engineering) has been founding companies for fifteen years and stand outs include AdColony which was acquired by Digital Turbine for $400M in 2021 and Lucid Sight which was the first blockchain company to earn a license with the MLB.
Delos Financial Technologies is a next-generation marketplace that facilitates the buying and selling of non-bank originated assets. The marketplace combines high quality credit risk assessments, unprecedented transparency in portfolio management, and significantly reduced friction for buyers and sellers alike. Freddie Huynh (CMC ‘95: Mathematics) and Georgi Dinolov (HMC ‘11: Mathematics) are the co-founders of Delos. Freddie previously headed credit risk for Freedom Financial Asset Management where his team implemented the credit risk infrastructure that delivered some of the best returns in the marketplace lending industry. He also spent 18+ years at FICO where he oversaw development, maintenance, and analytic support for the FICO Score. Georgi is a Data and ML Research Scientist who has worked within consumer credit and quantitative finance, all in technical roles, and spent nearly three years at Freedom Financial with Freddie.
Syndicate Bio is building millions of multi-omic datasets from some of the world’s most diverse populations, particularly in Africa, in partnership with some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. They will leverage these datasets for drug discovery and other precision medicine applications. Founder and CEO Abasi Ene-Obong (KGI ‘14: Masters in Business) is the previous co-founder of biotech startup 54Gene, which he scaled to Series B and was backed by firms like Pioneer, Fifty Years, Techammer, and YC. He also worked as a cancer researcher and is published in some of the leading scientific journals such as Gastroenterology, Nature and Cell. Earlier in his career, he worked with leading healthcare organizations, including Fortune 100 pharmaceutical companies, and he's been recognized by organizations like Quartz, Forbes, Fortune, and many others for his pioneering work in genomics.
Edulis is reinventing the way the world colors hair through modern material science. They leverage nature-inspired polymer technology to permanently color, lighten, and repair hair, displacing the 115-year-old coal-tar and bleach based chemistry responsible for hair damage, long/short-term health problems, environmental distress. Nina Warner (PO ‘17: Chemistry) and Mattew Estes (PO ‘88: Economics) are the co-founders of Edulis. Nina is a a chemistry-nerd-turned-beauty-founder. Matt is a serial founder and investor in the biotech space.