WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE CLASS XIV OF THE ALCHEMIST ACCELERATOR

Congrats to Our Class XIV – Jan 2017 Graduates!

Adenda

Next-Generation Push Notifications for Android

Team:
- Francis Doumet (Stanford Engineering, Wharton MBA)
Traction:
- $1M in Annual Bookings
- Handling 100M Requests a Month
- 10x Better Performance than Any Competitor

Amber Agriculture

Automates Grain Management for Farmers Using Wireless Sensors and Data Analytics

Team:
- Lucas Frye (Farm Background with Wide-Range of Agribusiness Experience)
- Joseph Varikooty (Mechanical Design and Fabrication to Electrical Hardware Design and Fabrication to Firmware)

Atipica

Cloud-Based Optimization Service for Applicant Databases

Team:
- Laura I. Gómez (Former Head of Twitter Localization; Forbes, San Francisco Magazine's Most Powerful Women; UC Berkeley)

@GetAtipica

Traction:
- Executive CTO from Survey Monkey
- Featured customers include Slack, Thumbtack, and Adroll

Cloudastructure

Cloud-Controlled Infrastructure for Enterprise Physical Security. Computer Vision and Machine Learning Applied to Access Control and Video Surveillance Together, in a Cloud Model

Team:
- Rick Bentley (UC Berkeley, Advisor Google X, Founder/CEO Televoke/deCarta (acq by Uber)
- Glenn Forrester (Harvard, Interim CEO ChowTime, Founder/CEO Coral SW (acq by Apple)
Traction:
- $10k MRR
- Lighthouse accounts

CryptoMove

Active Defense Data Protection

Team:
- Boris Burshteyn (Oracle, PostPath, Cisco, SQL Comm., invented Hello language)
- Mike Burshteyn (UC Berkeley, Emory JD, #1 debater USA, Cybercrime lawyer). Tim Draper-VC & F500 CISO advisors)

@cryptomove

Traction:
- Fortune 500 CISO Advisors and Lots of POC Interest
- Technical Team of 100% Prior Founders and Founding Engineers

Cue

Speech Enabled Device that Provides Domain-Specific, On-Site Information and Services. Starting with Hotels where we are Live and have Paid Contracts Each Worth $20K+ in ARR.

Team:
- Cam Urban (Y Combinator alum; Co-founded a hardware and software company, both acquired)
- Peng "Michael" Shao (Led the Amazon Speech Cloud team responsible for the Amazon Speech APIs, Speech Cloud services, and Amazon Mobile Speech SDKs. 10 years experience doing NLP)
- Le "Grace" Huang (Built the front-end experience for Amazon Coins purchasing, payments, and gifting across various device platforms. Automation undergrad. Masters in computer science)
Traction:
- Active Pilots and Paid Contracts (Including the W and Travelodge) that can Each Bring in Over $20K in ARR
- 100% MOM Growth in Hotel Adoption

Eloquent Labs

Builds High Quality AI Customer Service Agents, Offloading Most Conversations to the AI and Freeing Up Customer Support Agents to Handle the Creative Cases

Team:
- Gabor Angeli (UC Berkeley, Stanford Ph.D.)
- Keenon Werling (Stanford)

HotSwitch

A Social TV Layer for Media Enterprise. Keep your TV Audience Engaged Across your Web, Mobile, and Smart TV Apps. Realtime Viewership, Sentiment, and Engagement Analytics

Team:
- Andres Aranguibel (UX/UI - Google, AAA, NeoReach)
- Ravel Antunes (Engineering - Disney Imagineers, AAA)
- Leonardo Aranguibel (Production - HBO, NBCU, Disney Media)

@hotswitch

Traction:
- Founded by an HBO VP, a Disney Imagineer, and a Google UX Designer
- Pilot with Disney Channel GMW Fan Group

Jirav

Smarter Financials, Faster Insights. Intuitive, Integrated, Real-Time Analytics for SMB Finance.

Team:
- Martin Zych (B2B SaaS Finance Career, U.Washington Lecturer - Financial Modeling)
- Steve Turner (LiveVox, Alcatel-Lucent & Genesys, 6 Patents, MIT Technical Staff)
- Sameer Halai (Microsoft, IBM, Amdocs, U.Michigan Social Computing).

@GoJirav

Traction:
- Running Pilots with Several Large CFO Firms that Represent Hundreds of End Clients Each
- Pilot Conversion Opportunity = $3.65M ARR for Book of Business Deal

Plan

Builds Software that Organizes Work. It Uses AI to Help Teams Execute Projects, Saving Employees and Managers 30% of their Time

Team:
- Darshan Desai (Princeton CS, JPM)
- Leonardo Zizzamia (Twitter)

@getplanapp

Traction:
- 75K Users, Pilots with Square, Eventbrite, Twitter and Hubspot

Prodigy

The System of Transaction for Modern Car Dealerships. The Prodigy Platform Increases Car Sales, Enhances the Customer Experience and Boosts Sales Efficiency by Nearly 500%

Team:
- Michia Rohrssen (Former Head of Growth at Venturebeat)
- Marty Hu (Stanford CS, Founded Predictive Edge (acq by Dropbox).
Traction:
- $800K ARR Contracts Signed in First 3 Months of Sales
- Product Live, Selling Cars and Helping Dealers

Pubinno

Smart Taps for the Perfect Beer. Pubinno’s Taptronics Smart Beer Tap Serves Perfect Beer with its Patent Pending Robotics and Control Algorithm. It also Reduces Waste and Makes All Sales, Inventory and Maintenance Records Available Online. With Taptronics, Consumers Get Perfect Beer, Bar Managers Increase Profits and Brands Can Access Real Time Sales, Inventory and Quality Data, and Ensure Quality Standardization Across All Sales Outlets

Team:
- Can Algul (8 years in F&B)
- Necdet Alpmen (2 Startups and 3 Hardware Products)

@pubinno

Traction:
- Running Pilots with 2 of 10 Largest Beer Brands that Control 2 Million Beer Taps
- 100% MOM Growth in Active Pilots

Qidza, Inc

App Platform for Parents to Screen for Developmental Delays (Like Autism) at Home and for Pediatricians to be Adherent to Medical Guildlines while Getting Paid

Team:
- Jin Lee (taught child psychology at Oxford; Providence Ventures)
- Jonathan Tuttle ($1B+ exit including the largest baby platform, Babycenter)
- Avishaan Sethi (NASA bioengineer)

@babynogginapp

Traction:
- Team with 3 Porior Exits Over 1B+
- Contracts with the US Army, CA State, and Israeli Ministry of Health, and Largest Resurance Group of America

Shortlist

SaaS Platform for the Gig Economy – Helping Companies Find and Manage their External Workforce (Freelancers, Contractors And Vendors)

Team:
- Martin Konrad (exit to Edelman and then grew their global freelance talent network)
- Joey Frasier (CIO for a top 5 global financial communications firm at 24; sales executive for DP DHL leading their Asia Sales & Solutions - selling to fortune 100 CMOs and CPOs)

@shortlist_co

Traction:
- 2.3M Seed Funding Raised to Date
- 5 Enterprise Customers within First 6 Months
- Working with Two of the Four Largest Advertising Groups in the World

Suchflex

Democratized Computing in the Age of Machine Learning. Building the Largest Data Center Company Without Owning Servers.

Team:
- Ivan Zone (Wharton; Machine Learning Quant at $4B Hedge Fund - Petra Capital)
- John Heeter (7+ Development Experience in Gaming Industry, Distributed Computing Projects at Firaxis Games)

@thesuchflex

SupplyAI

Vertical AI Platform to Help Clothing Retailers to Turn Returns into a Profit Opportunity. App Performance Results in 20x Increase in Retained Revenues, Avoiding Returns Costs and Improving Customer Experience

Team:
- Karthik Sridhar (Delphi, HP, CEB, BIT Mesra)
- Gurudatt Bhobe (Merck, Baxter, VJTI, MDI Gurgaon)

@supplyAI

Traction:
- 2 of NRF Top50 Apparel Retailer as Customers
- 5 Paid Customers and 7 Paid Pilots
- Return Rate Reduction of 2% on Average Adding $14 Million to Topline in Under 6 Months

Tallyfy

Tracks and Improves Any Workflow in Real-time. $600k in Pilot Revenue. Daily Active Users Growing 20% MoM and MRR Growing 30% MoM

Team:
- Amit Kothari (Decade in Process Improvement, Bath CS)
- Walker Hamilton (Designed Obama-Campaign Site)
- Pravina Pindoria (Decade in Process Improvement); Dan Livengood (PhD from MIT)
- Brittany Hagedorn (MBA and Math, WashU)
- Thomas Palumbo (UX/UI for SoundCloud and NFL)

@tallyfy

Traction:
- Daily Active Users (DAU) have been Growing 20% MoM
- We Earned $600k+ in Revenue from Customer Pilot Fees

Uniquid Inc

Decentralized Identity and Access Management Platform to Provide Digital Keys and Security via Blockchain for the Physical World of Devices, Facilities or Entire Businesses

Team:
- Stefano Pepe (Bitcoin Space since 2013)
- Carlo Lentini (Olivetti R&D, Industrial Automation)

@uniquidco

Traction:
- Senior CoFounders with > 100 Years of Experience
- Contract with Second Major EU Bank

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