Thursday, February 20, 2020

Brinc welcomes 35 new startups to their Fall ’19 Accelerator Programs

Brinc welcomes 35 new startups to their Fall ’19 Accelerator Programs

Brinc welcomes thirty-five new startups who are joining their Hardware & IoT, Drones & Robotics, Food Technology, and Energy & Industrial IoT accelerator programs. The founders have now joined the programs across their offices in Hong Kong, Bahrain, Poland, and India. The Brinc team is excited to help these startups to sustainably solve some of the world’s biggest problems through business.

These startups are joining the Brinc family and are representative of their four core investment categories: How We Feel, Where We Live, What We Eat, and How We Move.

Here’s a quick rundown of the startups joining the Brinc family of founders:

Hong Kong Accelerator Programs

Hardware & IoT:
Agrolabs (United Kingdom) – Provides sensor telemetry solutions to the horticultural farmers supplemented with custom reports that help to utilize the data via professional agronomists and eventually AI-generated reporting.
Alexapath (USA) – Developed the AiDA smart microscope, a connected device capable of whole slide imaging and AI analysis. With the support of Qualcomm’s Innovation Lab, they have built the first edge based AI solution that can detect cervical cancer. The AiDA microscope is AI vendor agnostic allowing researchers to build and deploy new algorithms on AiDA.
CRIAM Tech (Portugal) – An in-vitro diagnostic company focused in the point of care area. Their patented final prototype has undergone clinical trials and does blood analysis for blood type, sub-type, nutrients and diseases in a portable way.
Kfx (India) – A deep tech embedded communication systems company developing new product lines in the field of industrial IoT that offer significant cost or performance advantage over existing solutions. The Kfx solution space covers sensor networks, production and process monitoring for factories, predictive maintenance of industrial equipment and civil structures, home and building automation, smart metering, smart parking & smart agriculture.
M&S Biotics (USA) – Developing an autonomous IoT solution to detect, track, count, and locate surgical items within the operating room in real-time using proprietary RFID technology. We automate the surgical counting process while providing downstream analytics regarding instrument utilization via machine learning.
Vigti (Singapore) – A proprietary machine learning based software solution that enables gas utility companies to identify, classify and localise anomalies such as leaks, bursts and water ingresses, which would otherwise go undetected, in distribution pipeline networks.

Drones & Robotics:
DroneTerminus (USA) – Building a simple-to-install sensor array and machine learning algorithm that will gather and analyze environmental data at a landing site for drone delivery operations.
Labfly (Germany) – Developed a drone solution that provides a fast, reliable and transport-independent delivery system of life-saving goods in the most densely populated areas of the world.

Food Technology:
Avant Meats (Hong Kong) – China’s first and leading cellular technology startup, established in Hong Kong in 2018. The company’s technology, commercial product innovation, and intellectual property portfolio is used to develop safe, high quality, tasty and sustainable fish products.
Cell Farm (Argentina) – The first cultured meat startup from Latin America. They are developing a stem cell bank with the main argentine bovine genetics to provide a high-quality, efficient & certified starter material for the cultured meat industry.
Galy (USA) – Creating biomaterials in the lab by starting with cotton. They have developed a proprietary way to grow cotton in the lab from cells instead of plants that is 10x faster, higher quality and cheaper than Egyptian cotton, grows anywhere and requires 78% less water, 81% less land and 80% fewer gas emissions. They sell cotton yarn to clothing brands/textiles industry (B2B).
Naka Foods (India) – Develops microalgae based foods with impact. Their first product the 4PM Bar (already on the market); is a convenient cereal bar enriched with microalgae and probiotics. Their second product is a plant-based chicken, currently under development.
On2Cook (India) – The world’s fastest cooking device, with patents granted in the US & UK. On2cook can save up to 70% time and up to 40% energy. Through a revolutionary and innovative cooking process that combines induction / flames and safe microwaves, food retains its color, texture, and water soluble nutrients but cooks in a fraction of time.
Seagrass Tech (India) – An innovative ingredient producer that uses the latest cultivation and harvesting technologies to scalably produce microalgae Dunaliella salina (DS). DS aims to disrupt synthetic colourants in the F&B, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, while delivering 200x the amount of beta carotene as carrots.

Energy & Industrial IoT:
Avrio Energy (Poland) – Helps retail businesses improve operational and energy efficiency through its AI-enabled energy management solution which consists of cost-effective and high efficacy hardware along with ML powered software platform to deliver actionable and real time intelligence.
MADA Analytics (Israel) – An AI platform that generates renewable energy project designs, that incorporate innovative energy storage systems insuring best financial outcomes and optimized energy supply.

If you are interested in becoming a Hong Kong accelerator programs mentor / partner, please email Guillermo Ginesta.

MENA Accelerator Program

Hardware & IoT:
Anser (Mexico) – The only web and mobile platform that allows managing costs, times and resources in real-time through the use of augmented reality and artificial intelligence in a practical and preventive way on site.
Crowd Powered (Lebanon) – An IIoT solution that enables institutions to save money on electrical and fuel bills while maintaining power quality. Their SaaS and hardware-based solution create onsite microgrids that integrate existing assets and utilities with solar, wind and battery storage.
Freepark (Lebanon) – A smart parking solutions provider. Freepark is producing smart parking locks which are controlled by smartphone applications. Freepark smart parking locks can be used for private parking lot sharing, booking and remote authorization.
Linkers IoT (Jordan) – An IoT solution that helps shop owners understand different store customer counts and uncover a lot of information about a number of visitors and average time spent in the store. It helps them manage their assets with the advanced sensing techniques that connect Assets to the cloud easily.
Wasco Lab (Azerbaijan) – A hardware-enabled SaaS company with the vision of being a part of creating Smart Cities and striving to understand the needs of its customers transparently. The company focuses on optimizing waste management through the use of sensors, analytics and a platform.

If you are interested in becoming a MENA accelerator program mentor / partner, please email Marwa Aleskafi.

Poland Accelerator Programs

Poland Prize by Brinc (Hardware & IoT):
MedicSen (Spain) – An intelligent system to manage chronic diseases treatment, starting from diabetes. With non- invasive transdermal drug delivery systém, and an application that gathers physiological data to give personalized recommendations, they are able to predict the future glucose values of the user.
MicroX Labs (India) – Enables patients undergoing chemotherapy to monitor their blood parameters at home, driven by disposable cartridge, a bio sensor fabricated with semiconductor processes and a high speed electronics running machine learning algorithms. The platform can be repurposed for other applications.
MiFood (Spain) – An automation and robotization services company focused on providing support to restaurants, by building a robot chef to replace human chefs all across the world.
Orientamed (Brazil) – Aims to bring to market the first portable device capable of monitoring chronic diseases with a single breath.
S-Case (Slovakia) – Looking to make the deficit of doctors smaller with the help of smart sensors and neural networks. Their devices measure vitals of the patients and training the neural network so they can predict possible health risks and warn the low trained medical staff.
Vyorius Drones (India) – Creating an AI enabled drone delivery service accessible through a mobile app to enable healthcare providers penetrate into remote inaccessible areas, where primary health providers can get daily supplies at a press of a button within few minutes.
Yuktix (India) – An Agritech Startup, which is developing next generation digital assistant for Agriculture using our Smart sensing and data analytics solution (called “Greensense”)

Scale Up by Brinc (Industrial IoT):
Expodigit (Poland) – An app for retail chain workers enabling real time storage data for merchandisers allowing for quick feedback and solutions for improvements. Proper product exposition is the key problem which the ExpoDigit is built to solve.
Kugar Systems (Canada) – A novel platform of modular building blocks that can assemble into thousands of different machine types instantly; like robots, CNC mills, lathes, injection mold machines, and entire factory lines instantly.
MonitorX (Poland) – A smart monitoring system for cable navigation airport lighting.
Sensemore (Turkey) – A predictive maintenance platform, which consists of the world’s smallest wireless vibration sensor set and data analysis software furnished with machine-learning, AI and adaptive filters.

If you are interested in becoming a Poland accelerator programs mentor / partner, please email Zofia Piasecka.

India Accelerator Program

Hardware & IoT:
Evelabs (India) – A wireless solutions to improve clinical efficiency, safety and patient experience in IV therapy for urban mid & top-tier hospitals.
Nava (India) – The world’s first robotic coconut sap tapping device to rejuvenate a dying industry by solving the acute manpower shortage.
Tapfrsh (India) – An automated in-office beverage and snacking solution with offices and other workplaces their mind for their break-room needs through a fleet of connected, made-to-order vending machines.
Vacus Tech (India) – A wireless indoor positioning company with patented technology (Resolution of 30 centimetres) for automated configurable fencing, precise positioning and accounting of assets and people.

If you are interested in becoming an India accelerator program mentor / partner, please email Mikhail Zenchenkov.

And that’s not all…

Five years ago, Brinc set a lofty goal to invest in over 100 startups within their first five years. These new investments help them to surpass that goal. They now have a total of 110 investments that are from 32 countries across 5 continents. Congratulations to the Brinc team on accomplishing such an ambitious feat and wishing them the best of luck for their continued success in the upcoming decade.

Applications for their Spring 2020 accelerator programs are now open. To learn more, please visit: www.brinc.io/accelerators

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Brinc is a different breed of venture capital and accelerator firm. Core to our business is our belief that some of the world’s biggest challenges can be solved by entrepreneurs, who we like to call GAME CHANGERS. More game changers will make a positive impact on the world if they are given the right backing. And that’s what we’re here for. To support and mentor founders and their teams from across the world and provide investment to help them grow. Today, we believe that technology focused start-ups, with the right backing and support can fundamentally change how we move, what we eat, how we feel and where we live for the better. Learn more: https://www.brinc.io/

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