6:30 - 6:45 pm: Welcome Pizza
6:45 - 7:45 pm: Startups Pitches
The best startup in Los Angeles has become Real Cloud!
On April 30, the 137 Startup Battle took place in Los Angeles. Seven pre-selected startups from all over the world compete for the attention of the Venture Funds and Private Investors. But only one startup managed to become the winner of the battle.
Thank you very much to all who came to our event and special thanks to all the experts from our jury:
Alexey Likuev - CEO at Ditch Cash | Partner at Gromado LLC, a consulting firm for tech startups;
Jesse Mauck - Equity Consultant With 50+ Clients Raising On The Average Of Around $20 Billion+;
Keith Herman - CEO and Founder of IPA Equities is a global investment firm;
Lev Filimonov – Chief Sales and Marketing Officer American Nightlife Association;
Dimitri Villard - Executive Committee, Tech Coast Angels;
Brandon Maier - Venture Capitalist, and Startup consultant;
Sterling Hawkins - Keynote Speaker + Workshop Leader focused on the Intersection of Emerging Technology & Big Business;
Debjeet Gupta - Investment Banker, Venture Capitalist, Startup Mentor/Advisor;
Jose Kreidler - Managing Director at CRESO Capital Partners;
Terry Briggs - Business Leader | Tech Startups | High Performance | Presenter | Realestate Investor | Philanthropist | TV Host;
Jor Law - Business advisor, finance and securities attorney;
Bill Baker - Co-Founder & Inventor at NEWtritionIQ;
Mark Linao - Principal at Akatsuki Entertainment Technology Fund;
Amiah Sheppard - Leader. Disruptive-Millennial. Venture Capital;
Doug Lorenzen - Partner at Moore Venture Partners;
Brad Bulent Yasar - Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Advisor, Strategist, Architect, Entrepreneur & Angel Investor.
The voting results are as follows:
The leader in terms of votes received was the project - Real Cloud with an average score of 4,18
Real Cloud - The ultimate SaaS platform for real estate agents.
Second place: Hera Health Solutions – 3,82
Hera Health Solutions - pharmaceutical device company specializing in the research, development, and commercialization of long term treatments through proprietary biodegradable implants by using existing generic drugs in combination with already FDA-approved structural materials.
Third place: VidDrop – 3,27
VidDrop - bold solution using the power of video to empower consumers for e-commerce shopping. We are one place online where consumers can post and watch online product review videos.
Fourth places: The Sound Bar - 3,09
The Sound Bar - startup use technology and design to drastically increase our efficiency per square foot. Reducing customer cost 10X+ when compared to competitors.
Fifth place: Magic Innovations - 2,64
Magic Innovations - Design and produce innovative media event solutions for private and business events, with a full pipeline, which includes everything that supports implementation of the solution idea.
Sixth place: Flash Tryp – 2, 60
Flash Tryp - startup puts your data to work for you by giving unbiased, personalized tours and activities suggestions based on your personality and interests.
Seventh place: Phantasmic – 1,91
Phantasmic - Mobile App for a demonstration of the virtual objects in the real world with the use of AR technology.
More details can be found on the page of our event: https://www.facebook.com/events/335780543689241/
We will be glad to see all of you at our next events!!!
Ok, yes I'm excited that we won the Startup Battle this week. But mostly I want to let my other entrepreneur friends out there know that this event is really great. The Judges were all very impressive active investors - and all super engaged with Q&A and feedback - the programming beforehand was excellent, and all the companies that pitched were outstanding. If you have an opportunity to participate in one of these events, do it!
The main thing I would like to share is the event went beyond our expectations.
The venue was really full of interested people and even overcrowded, and that created the right emotional state for the pitching startups and for the audience. We met a few potential investors and made very valuable connections during networking.
After 1 month we are still in connection with the attendees of that Startup Battle. We are working on the Third Opinion Care development together.
We will definitely consider participating in the next events organized by the same team.
After participating in the Startup Battle, which was held by Startup.Network in the Silicon Valley, we gained tremendous amount of experience on how to build the startup and attract investments. Especially it was very cool to talk with MS. He gave us a lot of advice. If it were no it for this event, we would not be able to get such advice. Then we actively worked on searching for investors which we did. We began due diligence but we realised that we did not want to take any investments on the early stage. Again, useful advice from Mike Sandler, his criticism to be precise, helped us to find the way. At this point, we have several investors from among the surgeons, but for now, we are managing on our own.
Now we have an MVP that is not just a set of tools but a surgical robot. The manufacturing of the primary product is taking place in Taiwan. At this point, it is on the stage of being certified.
If somebody asks me whether I need any investments in the early stages, I will say no. It is significantly more important to develop the right network and to get proper advice.
Everything that happened is the credit to Startup.Network!
I want to thank Statup.Network for precious experience and help we've got during startup battles in USA and Berlin.
Mentors your team chooses for jury on battles are always very professional and ready to help.
We got valuable feedback and a good quantity of insights.
Raccoon.World team continues communication and builds relationships with several investors we met on the battles.
We took part in several Startup Battles, organised by Startup.Network, in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Minsk, Almaty, Kharkov and attended Startup Battle in San Francisco.
I believe that it helped us to be selected from more than 1000 competitors for acceleration program in the Netherlands, where we were the only startup from Eastern Europe.
Attending the Startup Battles is very beneficial for expending networking and gaining useful feedback. In particular, the feedback, what we got on Startup Battle, from the investor form the Silicon Valley helped us to find new and more perspective niche and make the pivot. We would be glad to collaborate with the Startup.Network team again.
We took part in two Startup.Network events: Startup Battle in Moscow and Startup BAttle in Silicon Valley.
We won the 1st place in Moscow and got a lot of attention from the media and investors. After that event, we received lots of useful pieces of advice and attended meetings with investors.
And we won the 3d place in Silicon Valley, and right after the pitch Marvin Liao
(Partner 500 Startups) offered us to join 500 Startups accelerator. Being acquainted with Marwin helped us one more time in Moscow in some time.
We would be glad to pitch at Startup Battles again!