A well anticipated happening, world’s leading startup event and the only reason Helsinki is filled with tourists in November – Slush 2018 is just around the corner! Slush 100 Pitching Competition traditionally highlights the early stage founders and ideas that would later receive a great deal of attention from investors, media, partners, potential co-founders, fellow entrepreneurs, industry leaders and future team members. We took a look at Slush100 Startups announced for this year – some of the early-stage companies founded only 1-3 years ago, already show a steady revenue stream, ready product-market-fit or large sums raised.
Highlighting 12 startups of Slush
CubiCasa | www.cubi.casa
Provider of digital floor plans designed to help in home automation. The company’s cloud-based real estate technology serves the global residential and commercial real estate market with digital 3D floor plans.
Total raised: 2,10M €
HQ location: Oulu, Finland
Objectbox | objectbox.io
Provider of an object-oriented embedded database intended to offer SQLite. The company’s object-oriented embedded database optimizes performance and designed to save app developers from dealing with SQL.
Total raised: 1,21M €
HQ location: Altrincham, United Kingdom
Vyking | www.vyking.io
Provider of an online content monetization platform. The company offers a Web-based video advertising platform that enables publishers to maximize revenue performance from both direct sales and programmatic.
Total raised: 1,00M €
HQ location: Berlin, Germany
Skore | www.skore.io
Provider of a platform for an easy-to-use digital hub intended to organize and publish knowledge content. The company’s platform services include sharing content such as links, photos, files and notes from platforms already in use, enabling users to arrange content, interact and empower collaboration through comments, mentions and notifications.
Total raised: 0,88M €
HQ location: Sunnyvale, CA
Zapflow | www.zapflow.com
Provider of an online productivity platform intended to keep track of incoming deals in the alternative assets market, CVC and M&A. The company’s platform supports decision making, enabling investment teams to save time and make optimal investment decisions.
Total raised: 0,65M €
HQ location: Espoo, Finland
Aerones | www.aerones.com
Developer of heavy-lift drones that are designed to lift up to 440 pounds of weight intended for wind turbine cleaning and de-icing drone markets. The drone is tethered and electricity and water is pumped from the ground, and this enables the drone to stay in the air as long as needed.
Total raised: 0,60M €
HQ location: San Jose, CA
Accordium | www.accordium.com
Developer of a SaaS based transaction management tool designed to revolutionize the way documents are created, negotiated and electronically signed. The company’s tool accelerates agreements and digitizes paper workflows, enabling businesses to build better relationship with their customers and closed deals faster.
Total raised: 0,50M €
HQ location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Swedish Algae Factory | ww.swedishalgaefactory.com
Provider of an algae-based wastewater treatment system designed to produced cost-effective bio fuel from algae. The company’s algae-based alternative energy system extracts a nano-porous material from algae that makes solar cells more efficient as well as prevents harmful emissions of nitrogen and phosphorus into seas and oceans.
Total raised: 0,47M €
HQ location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Insimu | www.insimu.com
Developer of mobile application intended to train medical doctors and students. The company’s mobile application provides medical doctors and students the opportunity to practice their future clinical work in the safety of virtual reality on an infinite number of virtual patients.
Total raised: 0,39M €
HQ location: Debrecen, Hungary
Teacherly | www.teacherly.io
Provider of an online collaborative lesson planning platform intended to deliver online and offline study materials to the students. The company’s online collaborative lesson planning platform offers pre-built and fully customizable templates that can be shared with students as part of a classroom exercise, home learning or revision programme.
Total raised: 0,26M €
HQ location: London, United Kingdom
Cochlear.ai | www.cochlear.ai
Developer of Artificial Intelligence technology designed to provide a system that hears and thinks like humans. The company’s technology uses audio signal processing and machine learning algorithm to capture the data providing users with devices that can listen and understand the surrounding context.
Total raised: 0,23M €
HQ location: Seoul, South Korea
EcoG | www.ecog.io
Provider of an Internet of Things platform intended for electric vehicle charging that can be integrated into local businesses. The company’s Internet of Things platform offers a customized electric vehicle fast charging experience through a PaaS for value added services and shared revenue streams.
Total raised: 0,10M €
HQ location: Furth, Germany
Btw, here is the list of all Slush100 Startups!
Aris MD Inc
BA energy Co., Ltd.
Blixt Tech AB
Box system LLC
CellVita Science Inc.
Contract Mill Oy
Eyedius Technology, Inc.
Nordic Medicine and Wellness Oy
Retube Interactive Video
Sartar Therapeutics Ltd.
SB Solutions, Inc.
Spacetek Technology AG
Swedish Algae Factory AB
Sympatient GmbH T
Winner of Slush100 in 2017Photo: http://www.altumtechnologies.com/slush100-pitching-winner/
Stay tuned for more industry insights and digital sneak peeks – see you at Slush!
Yours, Catapult team.