Winners Startup Battlefield TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2018
We visited Disrupt SF 2018 and carefully watched the pitches of all 21 startups. There are five finalists:
The winner of this year is - command Forethought with AI bot Agatha Answers. Agate indexes knowledge bases of companies, even in video, for example, company webinars and helps technical support specialists to quickly find exact answers to users' questions.
Already now it is used as a helper for customer support. The result is a 20-30% increase in efficiency (speed and accuracy) of answers to users' questions when they contact support. The product is built into Salesforce and Zendesk.
Second place: Unbound , #sextech.
With the project Palma - a ring that vibrates in three modes of varying intensity. The accelerometer is integrated in the ring, which allows you to change the pattern of vibrations by simply pressing the ring body. Palma enters the market in 2019. The company with a product line of more than 50 items is growing rapidly, from 2015 showing an increase of 15 times.
Promotion - through instagram and educational articles, 12 million views on the company's website. The Sextech market in the US is very active and brings companies only in one grocery product line of $ 1B vibrators per year.
Quotation from the pitch: "In the age of Donald Trump, women want to wear their values on their sleeves".
3. Origami Labs #wearables
Another ring of Orii - turning your hand into a smartphone. Sound through the bone, bone conduction, touch the ear ring with your finger and hear the smartphone.
The team built a powerful partner network, see the $ 1 billion market and count on the sales of the first 10?000 rings in 2019. The company successfully conducted a crowd-raising campaign for a kick-start, collecting 10 times the target ($ 33?619).
A key functional with a great potential for development is the management of gestures. Battery - 1.5 hours talk time, 40 hours standby time.
Quotation: "Audio quality is amazingly clear" - test drive results of the ring from the TCD jury.
4. CB Therapeutics #biotech
Biotech company, with the technology of biosynthesis and microorganisms (yeast) for the production of pure cannabinoids from sugar.
Reduction of the production period to five days, production costs 10 times. The US market is $ 8.2B.
5. Mira #biotech
A device that, through a urine test, shows the concentration of hormones and then in the application prompts when it is optimal to conceive a child. A reproduction tracker through the monitoring of hormones and the Fertility Score of each day. Replaces large medical lab with a device in the palm of your hand. "The only home-based diagnostic tool that provides full monitoring of a woman's health."
Already more than 2500 users and 300% of monthly growth. The developers promise the development of the functional of the device for the analysis of health in many other areas.
Quotation from the pitch: "eventually we'll be expanding to the family house platform"
Total: AI bot, two rings and two biotech projects: AI, wearables, healthtech, biotech - one of the most interesting topics of 2018.
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