The FounderFuel accelerator program is graduating six startups from its Spring 2016 cohort today. The event takes place at Olympia later this afternoon.
As we reported yesterday, machine learning played a large role in FounderFuel’s decision-making process this past Spring.
“This cohort is the first one we have selected with an underlying theme,” said general manager Sylvain Carle. “Our goal was to discover startups in different markets and industries using Machine Learning to either create new applications, business models, or drastically improve efficiency in existing systems.”
The selection process in early 2016 was a bit ahead of the hype cycle for Artificial Intelligence that we’re in now. Could we find genuine, real-world applications with huge market potential? We did. From AgTech to EdTech, from charities to scientists, from communication to customer service, we are proud of the diversity in this cohort.
Here’s the startups in alphabetical order:
BenchSci | benchsci.com Accelerating the pace of biomedical discoveries.
Decoding scientific papers to accelerate the pace of biomedical discoveries.
Fundmetric | fundmetric.com Maximize Donor Impact.
Helping charities turn one time donors into lifetime supporters.
Guides | guides.co Create, organize, share and evolve information that matters.
Empowering team knowledge building through social publishing.
Keatext | keatext.com We built AI for customer happiness.
Automatically transforming customer conversations into actionable customer experience insights.
MotorLeaf | motorleaf.com Sleep Well. Grow Well.
Turning any indoor greenhouse into a smart, connected and automated garden.
Prollster | prollster.com Learning is a Team Sport.
Enhancing performance and profitability for online education through social learning.
Some of the companies from the cohort will receive a convertible note of $150,000 from BDC Venture Capital in a few weeks, via a selection process.