TheraVasc is developing a repurposed drug, TV1001, an oral formulation of sodium nitrite, to target patient populations with poor blood flow to the extremities, such as those with diabetic leg and foot problems or those with peripheral artery disease (PAD). While there is a large and growing number of patients suffering from such health problems, there is no effective treatment available. TV1001 has been shown to selectively promote the re-growth of blood vessels in ischemic tissues such as those affected in patients with diabetes or PAD. TheraVasc has received investment from the North Coast Angel Fund, Jumpstart Evergreen, Focus, and Next Funds, and GLIDE.
Vlipsy is the video clip soundboard - you can use it to quickly find, reference, and share clips from your favorite internet videos. Their content is made to help you communicate better everywhere you go on the internet, and Vlips take only seconds to create. Vlipsy's search engine looks at what's trending on the internet and helps surface the best video clips so you can quickly find and share the most relevant content. Vlipsy is a Flashstarts Accelerator company. They have received investments from Flashstarts and Glide Innovation Fund.
Markers is a software company designing applications to modernize public company investor relations. It's estimated that as much as $9 trillion of market capitalization is foregone by companies because of ineffective investor relations, and companies forego trillions in market cap each year due to underpowered IR programs. Markers' goal is to build technology that eliminates this market inefficiency. The Markers platform manages the entire life cycle of information from internal collaboration to the dissemination to investors. Markers is a Flashstarts Accelerator company. They have received investments from Flashstarts and the Jumpstart Focus Fund, and the GLIDE Innovation Fund.
A 2016 Flashstarts Portfolio company, Komae is a service sharing platform where users create a personalized network, or village, to exchange free services between trusted friends. The Komae app launched in February 2017 with the first application- a babysitting exchange where parents exchange free sits with trusted friends. Komae recently launched a "playdates" feature that allows users to schedule playdates before adding someone to their village. Komae is a Flashstarts Portfolio company and has received investment from Flashstarts, the Innovation Fund (GLIDE A), NEOSVF, and the Bit Factory.