Meet the winner of the 144th Startup Battle - Third Opinion AI
Startup.Network conducted the 144th Startup Battle in San Francisco on May 23rd.
At this time more than 30 VCs and Angel investors joined us.
We express special gratitude to Experts who came to the Battle to share their knowledge and constructive suggestions with current-day Entrepreneurs.
The Judges Panel included:
Alexander Soroka, CEO&Founder at Startup.Network;
Vasily Nikolaev, Venture Partner at Network.VC; Partner at Quantum Wave Fund;
Artem Tokariev, Partner at 408 Ventures, Angel Investor;
Marisa Alma McGinnis, LP in Blumberg Capital Fund III and a Managing Director at Golden Seeds;
Robert Neivert, Venture Partner at 500 Startups running the blockchain program;
Ben Bartlett, Partner at Tackett Bartlett LLP | Berkeley City Councilmember and Fmr. Vice Mayor;
James Sowers, Angel Investor | Advisor at CHTA Ventures;
Purvi Gandhi, Partner, CFO at Hone Capital;
SC Moatti, Managing Partner at Mighty Capital;
Marin Lesot, Tech Investment Banking at GS Capital;
Jordan Wahbeh, Managing Partner at Bay Angels | Partner at Andra Capital;
Jeff Wallace, Co-Founder of Silicon Valley in Your Pocket; Founder of Global Kinetics; Founding Investor, Managing Partner and President at The Batchery;
Chris Park, Principal at UL Ventures;
Cigdem Toraman, StartersHub US and Startupbootcamp Scale San Francisco Managing Director;
Ashish Bhatia, Angel Investor;
Mitra Broomand-Huber, Associate at Autotech Ventures;
Tina Choi, CEO & Co-Founder at Travonde | Angel Investor and Advisor at Astia.
The Startup Battle was started with Panel Discussion. Amazing Mark Hamade became the Moderator of the Panel Discussion at the 144th Startup Battle.
This time our Speakers answered to the questions of the following topic “How to structure your startup to get investors excited”. The Speakers observed the questions about key facts what force investors to invest in startups as well as common errors what can grave startup. What is more, our Guests and Enterprenours had an opportunity to listen to a couple of advice and admonition from each of our Speakers.
Meet our skilled Speakers:
Marin Lesot, Tech Investment Banking at GS Capital;
Jim Simmons, Managing Partner at Simmons Goodspeed Ventures;
Vince Kohli, General Partner @ Dream Pitch Ventures | High Impact Super Angel Investor | Silicon Valley Exponential Mentor Maker;
Prathamesh Prabhudesai, Entrepreneur In Residence at F50 | Venture Fellow at FundRx;
Kaustav Chaudhuri, Founder at Pitch Global Network of Networks | Mentor at Alchemist Accelerator;
Daniel Gomez, Investor at Fusion Fund;
Ashish Bhatia, Angel Investor.
The second part of the Battle was dedicated to pitch competition. Ten pre-selected Startups showed their promising projects to the wide audience of the venture community.
During the Startup Battle, Judges marked each startup.
According to the voting results, the winner of the Battle became Third Opinion AI / Third Opinion Care with an average score of 3.69 points. It’s AI-powered online monitoring for bedridden patients.
The second place was Docsie.io with 3.57 points. It’s a smart product documentation and user guides.
The third place with 3.44 points took StockVUE, IoT Solution for Inventory Management.
The fourth place was Cher. Cher helps people connect to co-own homes.
The fifth place belonged to the startup that enables enterprises to be data-driven - Lyftron.
The sixth place was ReSpeecher.
The seventh place was Forcz Inc.
The eighth place belonged to MSSG.ME
The ninth was Aligner.
The tenth place was MESO.
Learn more about presented startups at https://battle.startup.network/events/390678/#startups
Startup.Network is grateful to Investors, Experts, Entrepreneurs and Guests who attended the 144th Startup Battle in San Francisco.
Thanks 500 Startups for supporting Startup Battle.
Keep your eye on our events. The next 145th Startup Battle will be in Los Angeles on May 30th.
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One of the entrepreneurs who got 1st place shared his experience of participating in the Startup Battle:
“It was my pleasure to pitch at the Startup Battle in San Francisco and in Los Angeles.
It was a great experience, we won the first place in San Francisco and right after the pitch two Judges said that they wanted to invest in our Company.
We met with one of the Judges next day and made a deal for a part of the round.
Startup Battle is a great tool for introducing your Startup to the local community of American investors and, if your case is good, they react immediately.”
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!