EMERGING COMPANIES & FUNDS

March 18, 2019 - Lambeau Field, Green Bay

 


2019 EMERGING COMPANIES

  • Bold Coast Capital (Milwaukee, Wis.) – Bold Coast Capital is an early stage venture capital firm seeking to invest in pre-seed/seed start-ups with products and services that utilize technology and have foundational attributes for growth and scaling. The firm is part of the Badger Fund of Funds network and has the Badger Fund as a strategic investor and advisor.
  • Rock River Capital (Madison, Wis.) – Early stage venture capital firm investing in companies with disruptive technologies. The firm is part of the Badger Fund of Funds. This fund is designed to follow-on investments by other Badger funds when appropriate.
  • Winnebago Seed Fund (Neenah, Wis.) – The Winnebago Seed Fund is a venture capital fund investing seed money in startup companies throughout Wisconsin. The Fund’s primary purpose is to generate investor return by partnering with talented entrepreneurs to rapidly grow their businesses. The firm is part of the Badger Fund of Funds.
  • Advancing AI Wisconsin (Wisconsin) – Advancing AI Wisconsin was born in 2017 as a volunteer grassroots movement to bring awareness about digital transformation technologies to stakeholders in Wisconsin. It was formally incorporated in late 2018 and are now developing a suite of educational offerings with emphasis on business audiences.
  • AIQ Solutions (Madison, Wis.) – AIQ Solutions has developed a clinical decision support platform based on advanced analytics, including artificial intelligence, to revolutionize evaluation of treatment response in patients with complex diseases.
  • AkitaBox (Madison, Wis.) – AkitaBox is the leading facility management software and data collection provider dedicated to improving the way people manage and interact with the buildings they occupy.
  • Bite Sized Media (Milwaukee, Wis.) – Bite Sized Media is an SEO company that helps local businesses, eCommerce companies and agencies get found on Google.
  • Blue Line Battery (Whitewater, Wis.) – Blue Line is an engineering-driven technology company that designs and manufactures lithium-ion power systems for a variety of market applications, including industrial, stationary, small electric vehicle and solar.
  • Carex Consulting Group (Madison, Wis.) – Carex Consulting Group is a career matchmaker, providing enterprise staffing solutions for startups through large-sized companies, focusing on health tech, project management and information technology.
  • CityFixr (Madison, Wis.) – CityFixr is developing a full-featured app designed to create a safer journey for people biking and walking.
  • clearTREND Research (Appleton, Wis.) – clearTREND Research is a cloud-based financial engine that identifies real-time market turns for a universe of more than 5,000 unique securities, economic sectors, market indexes – even whole countries. clearTREND is a two-time Microsoft Global Case Study selection.
  • Cmxtwenty (Milwaukee, Wis.) – Cmxtwenty is an angel-funded pharmaceutical company focused on development of a first-in-class, non-narcotic treatment for pain.
  • Cyberspect (Brookfield, Wis.) – Cyberspect is a cybersecurity software product company. The software security analyzer provides immediate feedback, allowing every developer to write secure code from the onset.
  • DASK Technologies (Fitchburg, Wis.) – DASK Technologies is a pioneer in providing cures for age-related conditions/disease in a high-demand, unmet need, burgeoning baby-boomer $100 billion+ marketplace, in which the company is initializing commercialization, anticipating EBITDA by launch year 2.
  • DataChat (Madison, Wis.) – DataChat is a SaaS business intelligence platform that allows business users to get meaningful insights from data by simply conversing with our AI-powered chat platform in plain English.
  • Energy Tech Innovations (Milwaukee, Wis.) – Energy Tech Innovations focusses on the development of a new low-cost biogas water wash process that produces Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). The company is in the process of successfully piloting its biogas purification system.
  • Enterprise Services Management (Madison, Wis.) – ESM is the only Managed B2B Cloud solution focused on delivering fully automated and integrated solutions for the SAP S/4 HANA market.
  • Headway (De Pere, Wis.) – Headway’s product teams create solutions that produce bottom-line value. Headway creates applications for desktop, web, and mobile devices (iOS and Android) using React, React Native, Elixir/Phoenix, Ruby on Rails, Node and more.
  • HiQo Solutions (Richmond Hill, Ga.) – HiQo Solutions provides consulting and teams of highly qualified individuals to help manufacturers and technology companies build robust, secure and scalable IoT Systems for their “smart” product portfolios.
  • i65 (Mequon, Wis.) – The i65 software empowers financial advisors, HR professionals, CPAs, and more, to provide unbiased, expert Medicare enrollment guidance — without having to become Medicare experts themselves.
  • iButtonLink (Whitewater, Wis.) – iButtonLink designs and manufactures custom sensor and Internet of Things (IOT) solutions. iButtonLink has an in-house design staff and manufacturing facility.
  • Ideawake (Milwaukee, Wis.) – Ideawake provides a turnkey solution that allows your organization to plan, launch, and maintain a highly engaging employee-driven innovation program that produces financial results.
  • IIB Consulting (Whitewater, Wis.) – IIB Consulting is an international HR firm, with offices in Whitewater, Mexico City and Cancun. The firm focuses on nearshore software development from Mexico for American and Canadian firms.
  • Imbed BioSciences (Fitchburg, Wis.) – Imbed Biosciences is developing advanced medical devices to treat acute/surgical, chronic, traumatic, and burn wounds. Imbed has a portfolio of products which provide targeted and sustained release of therapeutics to address pain and infection, support soft tissue repair, and reduce use/abuse of antibiotics and opioids.
  • Impact Sports (River Falls, Wis.) – Impact Sports is an early stage protective headgear company that has developed a proprietary helmet after the movable plates of the human skull, to reduce concussive forces to the head and help protect athletes.
  • Inntro (Milwaukee, Wis.) – Inntro is the world’s first job shadow app for companies who want to reduce time, money and effort required to find talented people that fit their cultures.
  • Isomark (Madison, Wis.) – Isomark’s patented breath technology detects infections more accurately and earlier than current best practices. In near real-time, it non-invasively tracks infection progression and a patient’s response to treatment. Data from a multi-center pilot study was recently published, demonstrating Isomark detects infections up to two days earlier than standard practices.
  • JangoBio (Madison, Wis.) – JangoBio is an early stage biotechnology company developing a stem cell-based hormone replacement therapy.
  • Kiio (Madison, Wis.) – Kiio is a digital therapeutics company focused on changing the paradigm for musculoskeletal care by offering evidence-based, personalized and consumer-centric solutions for low back pain while significantly reducing pain, opioid use and medical costs.
  • LocknCharge (Madison, Wis.) – LocknCharge offers solutions for device and battery management, in addition to offering IoT systems to manage break-fix programs and check-in/check-out of devices.
  • MacGregor Partners (Milwaukee, Wis.) – MacGregor Partners simplifies supply chains by leveraging technology, software and operational expertise. The company has featured on the Inc. 5000 list the last two years and has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in Wisconsin.
  • Melius Outcomes (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) – Melius Outcomes offers an online feedback loop of quality and patient outcomes information for frontline clinicians and managers.
  • Motor Salutem AI (Wilmette, Ill.) – Motor Salutem provides driving safety enhancement products and analytical services to customers.
  • NCD Technologies (Madison, Wis.) – NCD Technologies has invented new deposition techniques to create novel coatings to meet the needs across a variety of industries including medical and dental devices, oil and gas, aerospace, automotive, DOD, manufacturing, water treatment, electrical, performance and more.
  • OmniLife (Iowa City, Iowa) – OmniLife, Inc. is Health-IT SaaS c-corporation, initially serving Organ Transplant Centers and Organ Procurement Organizations. It has developed a secure mobile messaging and workflow app that simplifies clinician-to-clinician communication.
  • Pixel Hangers (Milwaukee, Wis.) – Pixel Hangers is a digital display systems integrator with a user-friendly, intuitive interface that simplifies the process of creating digital signage.
  • PoWER (Appleton, Wis.) – PoWER is a female-only ride-share enhancement app that connects female passengers with PoWER-Certified drivers for safer and more secure rides.
  • Pythonic AI (Madison, Wis.) – Pythonic AI is developing MedReviewer, a product incorporating the latest advancements in machine learning to enable faster and easier review of medical records, including scanned paper records.
  • Radiant Logic (Downers Grove, Ill.) – Radiant Logic Inc. is the market-leading provider of federated identity systems based on virtualization, and delivers simple, logical, and standards-based access to all identities within an organization.
  • Rising Tides Analytics (Milwaukee, Wis.) – Rising Tides Analytics helps business leaders get the data insights they need to drive business results.
  • Roving Blue (Lena, Wis.) – Roving Blue Inc. is an early commercial stage company that is introducing to market a new class of water purification products using the “The Power of EO3™”, electrolytic ozone, for use around the world.
  • Rowheels (Middleton, Wis.) – Rowheels’ patented system greatly reduces the effort of propelling a manual wheelchair by introducing its reverse motion wheelchair. Users pull, rather than push, on the hand rims to go forward.
  • Sadoff E-Recycling & Data Destruction (Oshkosh, Wis.) – Sadoff specializes in recycling metals, electronics and secure data destruction.
  • Savannah Precision Machining (Waunakee, Wis.) – Savannah Company is a machine shop that specializes in low- to mid-volume parts. Its core customers are scientific instrumentation companies in Wisconsin.
  • SmartUQ (Madison, Wis.) – SmartUQ is the premier supplier of advanced analytics software for modern engineering. The software is used by a number of Fortune 500 companies in verticals as varied as aerospace, heavy-equipment, medical device, oil and gas, semiconductor and more.
  • SwanLeap (Madison, Wis.) – SwanLeap was the No. 1 fastest-growing company on the 2018 Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500. It provides supply chain managers, decision-makers and entire companies with comprehensive, actionable insights into supply chain logistics and costs.
  • TCARE (Madison, Wis.) – TCARE is an enterprise IT software system for evidence-based family caregiver support program that is used by organizations to help their patients/members family members to enable aging-in-place.
  • TESCHGlobal (Grafton, Wis.) – TESCHGlobal is a modern professional services firm that designs and builds solutions and implements best practices in data management, business intelligence and application development.
  • Thermonator Holdings (Hales Corners, Wis.) – Thermonator Holdings is successfully piloting its line of delivery vessels that utilizes dry heat and forced, dehumidified air to create an environment that controls the aspects that deteriorate food and food products.
  • UBIX.AI (Madison, Wis.) – UBIX helps enterprises create and scale next-generation data science and AI by combining human intelligence and machine learning.
  • Ultronic Systems (Mequon, Wis.) – Ultronic Systems is an engineering services provider delivering engineering support, on a contractual basis, to high-tech companies requiring assistance in product design and development.
  • Varonis (New York, N.Y.) – Varonis is a pioneer in data security and analytics, specializing in software for data security, governance, compliance, classification and threat detection.
  • VibeTech (Sheboygan, Wis) – VibeTech is a NASA spin-off company, founded on the discovered principles of the beneficial effects of safe, controlled vibration applied to the body to regenerate atrophied muscle, bone and other tissues.
  • Virtual Foundry (Stoughton, Wis.) – The Virtual Foundry is a metal 3D printing material manufacturer and distributor whose products can be used in any off the shelf 3D printer available today.
  • Voxello (Coralville, Iowa) – The Voxello noddle allows patients who are unable to speak and are motorically impaired to access the nurse call system, environmental controls and speech generating devices.
  • Voximetry (Middleton, Wis.) – Voximetry is an early stage healthcare technology company that is developing improvements to calculating radiopharmaceutical therapy (RPT) dosimetry using 3D medical imaging.
  • Vytl Technologies (Weston, Wis.) – Vytl Technologies creates Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) solutions for small to medium businesses that require custom devices for monitoring and data-gathering.
  • Young Enterprising Society (Milwaukee, Wis.) – YES leads entrepreneurial training for students and adults based upon STEAM disciplines. YES launched “The Blueprint,” an accelerator for startups in the tech, eCommerce and advanced manufacturing industries and seed capital for six companies.
  • Zendesk (Madison, Wis.) – Zendesk offers a customer service and engagement platform that enables organizations to understand their customers, improve communication and conversation flows and offers traceable support.

 

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