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Here are the 19 companies presenting at Alchemist Accelerator Demo Day XXV today – TechCrunch

When Alchemist Accelerator shifted its Demo Day to digital earlier this 12 months, Alchemist director and founder Ravi Belani informed me it was a transfer he anticipated the group to stay with for a while. Almost half a 12 months later it’s time for one more Demo Day — and positive sufficient, with the pandemic nonetheless ongoing, it’s one other digital one.

As an enterprise accelerator, Alchemist focuses totally on seed stage corporations that make their cash from different corporations quite than people who promote to shoppers. This newest cohort (the accelerator’s 25th) noticed almost 20 corporations undergo this system, with focuses starting from bodily remedy units, to an AI “coach” for gross sales reps, to productiveness instruments for software program builders.

Care to see the businesses make their debut to the world? Alchemist will be streaming its Demo Day on YouTube, with programming set to start at 2pm pacific.

Don’t have time to look at the entire thing? Right here’s an alphabetized record of all the businesses scheduled to current, together with some notes about what every is engaged on:

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Anda Technologies: A simplified smartwatch with built-in GPS, calling, and a fast symbol-based messaging system, meant to assist mother and father and caretakers keep in contact in conditions the place a full smartphone is likely to be an excessive amount of. They initially centered on Latin America, and are actually increasing assist to US and Europe. A “conversational advertising platform” — in different phrases, advertising chatbots meant to extend gross sales and conversions. Potential clients can chat with these bots over SMS, messaging apps, and their AI will use its rising understanding of what it is aware of about your enterprise to reply.

BreachRX: A platform meant to assist streamline your organization’s response when a safety breach occurs. They supply response playbooks, assist assign duties to the proper group members, and assist seize data of how and when your organization took motion.

ClearQuote: Laptop vision-based automobile inspections. The corporate says it might probably scan a complete automobile for harm utilizing a smartphone digital camera in round 60 seconds, calculating value of restore on the fly. Specializing in end-of-lease inspections, used automotive inspections, and rental automotive return inspections first.

CoPilot: An AI-powered “coach” for gross sales reps. As reps make cellphone/video calls, CoPilot analyzes the dialog and generates “cue playing cards” with related info.

Evolution Devices: A wearable electrical stimulation system meant to assist in the rehabilitation course of for these with decrease limb weaknesses (together with stroke survivors or people with a number of sclerosis.) The system adapts to every consumer’s personal strolling sample, and helps with distant care by reporting information (resembling step counts) again to the affected person’s therapist.

Faucetworks: An “synthetic neurologist”, meant to assist extra shortly determine neurological emergencies whereas a affected person is in an ambulance en path to a hospital, or at hospitals the place no neurologist is on website. Their {hardware} system asks sufferers a sequence of questions, then walks them via a bodily examination.

HR Messenger: An HR/onboarding chatbot constructed to work over Whatsapp/Fb Messenger, serving to to automate issues like pre-screening questions, interview scheduling, and referral requests. The corporate says it’s working with purchasers together with KFC and H&M.

Hopthru: Information evaluation platform for public transit businesses. Hooks into the info these businesses already gather, cleans it up, then pipes it right into a dashboard to assist these transit businesses discover methods to enhance their routes and ridership.


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Hubly Surgical: Constructing a wiser drill for neurosurgeons performing “cranium puncture” operations. The corporate says that many surgeons nonetheless use fundamental, commonplace (hand-cranked!) drills, which may result in excessive complication charges; Hubly’s drill helps to exactly angle the drill and is constructed to stop the surgeon from drilling too deep. Expects to see FDA clearance in 2021, and launch in US hospitals in 2022.

HyPoint: Engaged on high-power, high-density hydrogen gas cell programs for aviation, meant to dramatically cut back CO2 emissions from air transportation.

Mobiz: A platform for sending customized advertising messages to your established buyer base by way of SMS, constructing “customized micro-sites” for every consumer primarily based on the model’s current information. The corporate says it’s already working with corporations like Burger King and Woolworths, and is presently seeing $6MM in ARR.

Nano Diamond Battery: NDB is aiming to construct a self-charging, sustainable battery. This one is maybe a bit too complicated to seize in a sentence or two, so see our previous coverage of NDB here.

Node App: A market for connecting manufacturers with influencers. Node helps to confirm every influencer’s viewers, then connects manufacturers with these influencers with pre-negotiated deal phrases.

Rectify: A device meant to robotically detect and redact delicate info when sharing paperwork outdoors of a company. Specializing in the insurance coverage market at first. Founder Melissa Unsell-Smith says the Rectify founding group beforehand labored collectively for 15 years in AT&T’s company authorized division.

RubiLabs Inc: A platform specializing in making on-demand deliveries of medical merchandise (vaccines, drugs, and many others) to hospitals and pharmacies in Africa by way of drones, bikes, and different devoted autos. The corporate estimates that it has already saved 7,000+ lives. Pitching itself as “Carta for mental property”, helps founders determine which components of their enterprise can/must be patented, to higher perceive what the competitors has patented, and to work via the patenting course of. The corporate says it’s presently seeing round $250ok in ARR. Founder Alex Polyansky says he spent 10 years as a patent examiner on the USPTO.

Tocca: A platform meant to assist B2B corporations throw branded digital gross sales occasions, offering issues like digital lobbies, phases, breakout rooms, and person-to-person networking instruments. Integrates into instruments like HubSpot and Salesforce to make post-event followups extra environment friendly.


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Veamly: A “unified inbox” feed for builders that brings threads and messages from Slack, GitHub, Jira into one view, in addition to a unified search that may dig in throughout these instruments. Founder Emna Ghariani says the corporate’s “proprietary prioritization engine” helps to type duties and tickets by significance, and to investigate the time they’re spending in every device all through the week.

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Greg Kumparak