With the 2017 launch of $160 million in startup funding we anticipate 200 new startups in our region by the year 2020. To prepare, promote, and celebrate these companies Flashstarts launched the Cleveland 200. We estimated that the average early stage investment will be approximately $800,000 ($160M/$800K=200 companies).
With our support these startups will change the face of Cleveland. The Cleveland 200 is a continuously updated list of the top 200 startups in the Cleveland Region. All startup companies who receive an investment from any of the Cleveland 200 Funds automatically qualify for this listing.
Here’s a complete list of the Cleveland200 so far:
Znode is a pioneer and industry leader in Multi-Store Ecommerce. With their innovative solutions, businesses are able to significantly expand their online footprint using Multi-Store and Online Franchising strategies. Znode is trusted by leading global brands including LoJack, Waste Management, Wawa, Channellock, Arbor Day Foundation, Sonos, Fechheimer (Berkshire Hathaway) and others. The company was acquired for […]
Zebra Mobile specialized in helping newspapers develop and deploy a successful mobile strategy. Clients included Philly.com, Startribune.com, MySA, SF Gate, and the Columbus Dispatch. Zebra Mobile has received investment from the North Coast Angel Fund.
Transactiv provides an opportunity for companies of all sizes to automate and streamline the B2B buying and selling processes as well as integrate sales with end-consumers using the Internet in a new “social e-commerce” system. Transactiv’s B2B solution allows small businesses to remain competitive in today’s economy by enabling their customers to achieve the same cost-saving effects […]
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 […]
StreamLink Software provides nonprofit organizations with web-based management software that increases operational capacity and efficiency. StreamLink delivers best-in-class SaaS offerings that maximize the value of every dollar a nonprofit organization has, increasing its ability to accelerate its mission. Further, the company drives performance in the areas of board management, government grants, and foundation management and provides […]
Stanton Advanced Ceramics, Inc developed FireSlayer, a patented, reinforced advanced ceramic technology (“RACT”) with the goal of becoming a new standard in refractory linings for furnaces. The material can withstand heat significantly better than current furnace lining material. Stanton´s FireSlayer offers furnaces resistance to: corrosion, thermal shock, and high temperatures, as well as provids superior thermal insulation. The result is […]
SparkBase is a stored-value and gift card transaction processor located in Cleveland. It provides private-label, stored-value, specialty gift cards, customer loyalty, and community rewards programs to Independent Sales Organizations (independent companies used by banks to develop new merchant relationships on their behalf). ISOs may then sell these gift and loyalty products to merchant customers, along with credit card services […]
SoMoLend was a web-based technology that allowed small businesses to raise debt financing from friends, family, customers, neighbors, and local banks. SoMo was the first of its kind as a fully transparent portal that enabled investors to fully evaluate business borrowers prior to making any binding, lending decisions. With SoMo, individuals, banks, local governments, business associations, chambers […]
SironRX Therapeutics was developing novel therapies to promote dermal wound repair and reduce scarring. The company’s therapeutic platform was based on the delivery of Stromal cell-Derived Factor 1 (SDF-1), which has been shown to promote tissue repair by recruiting stem cells to the damaged organ. SDF-1 has also been shown to prevent cell death and promote new blood […]
Public Insight is a web based SaaS company that transforms public data into usable insights for schools, government entities, and nonprofits. This platform allows users to easily navigate the data they need, create peer comparisons and benchmarks, and add context to traditionally complicated data sources. Public Insight has received investment from the North Coast Angel Foundation.