Here are all the companies at the Alchemist Accelerator demo day 30 today – TechCrunch
It’s Demo Day time! Today marks the 30th demo day for Alchemist, the enterprise-focused accelerator that helped grow companies like LaunchDarkly, Rigetti Computing, and Privacera early on.
As a business accelerator, businesses supported by Alchemist typically focus on selling products to other businesses rather than selling directly to consumers. Some of the businesses may also have a consumer angle, but their primary market will usually be other businesses.
In a chat before Demo Day, Alchemist Accelerator Director Ravi Belani told me that Alchemist companies have collectively raised over $2.2 billion in capital. Alchemist also continued to develop AlchemistX, a program in which Alchemist helps companies like LG, Siemens, and NEC build their own accelerators; today it announced 10 companies selected in a space-focused accelerator built in partnership with Amazon’s AWS.
As with past Alchemist Demo Days, today’s presentations will be entirely virtual and streamed on YouTube. Presentations are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. PDT, with 19 companies presenting in total. A list of companies exhibiting today follows below along with a bit about what each does as I understand it.
Companies present today:
FaradaIC sensors: Build mini gas sensors, allowing companies to add things like oxygen sensors to “any IOT device.”
Rocketbrew: A competitive analysis dashboard for e-commerce brands, giving you a simple view of “how competitors set prices, launch new products and manage their product portfolio”.
OneCommons: Building a low-code platform to enable anyone to quickly deploy open source applications to cloud providers like AWS or Google Cloud.
Fire cell: Helps businesses create private 4G/5G networks.
RED Atlas: A real estate news and analytics platform, focusing first on Puerto Rico.
SmartAn: A financial analysis platform (to bring together things like financial statements and risk assessments) – used, for example, when one company is deciding whether to work with another.
Liquid: A marketplace, focusing first on Latin America, intended to help gig workers find jobs and establish work histories.
Recoshelf: A computer vision tool that lets retail workers use cameras to check shelves faster, checking for items that are out of stock, in the wrong place, or incorrectly priced.
GiveShop: A matchmaking platform to connect businesses that want to give with social impact projects that need money.
Ntapi: An edtech platform for Africa, designed to be more like a social network than a traditional upskilling platform.
Budee Solutions: An “all-in-one digital safety platform” for industrial workers (construction, mining, transportation, etc.) to help them track safety checklists, record certifications, receive safety alerts /weather, etc.
Var.energy: Develop proprietary hardware for solar power generation facilities to improve compatibility with the existing power grid.
Lynxai: An analytics platform to help companies make decisions about their ESG (environmental/social/corporate governance) investments, with things like social media sentiment analysis and tools to help you stay aware of new regulations.
Application attached: E-commerce tools to sell on apps like Instagram/Facebook/Whatsapp with cryptocurrency support.
get involvedLively: A drag-and-drop interface to help data scientists quickly build interactive dashboards, starting with data from the open-source data science application Jupyter.
MotionRay: Redundant internet service to ensure that your critical hardware (like your retail outlet) stays connected in the event of an outage.
NavigateIO: A “standalone” service to precisely locate individuals – think first responders or warehouse/industrial workers – when GPS is insufficient.
xLight: Working on what Ravi Belani calls “the next generation of semiconductor fabs” to help build the chips of the future. Co-founder Will Schumaker says it’s a commercialization of an FEL (free electron laser) project he worked on at Stanford’s SLAC National Accelerator Lab.
Lockdown : Touted as “code-level software security,” Codelock helps companies monitor unauthorized changes to their code base and identify their origin.