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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 […]

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Wheedle is an event marketing platform for restaurants, bars, clubs and other event organizers. Our philosophy is that everything is an event. We automate the advertising of events across the businesses’ digital channels to collect RSVPs or sell tickets. This approach allows them to drive demand by creating scarcity, capture revenue up front, increase attendance, […]

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Drive My Way

Drive My Way is a unique, online, personalized recruiting service that matches CDL truck drivers with available jobs based on their qualifications and personal preferences. It makes the challenge of finding the right employer and the ideal driver much easier than traditional recruiting sites. Through its one-of-a-kind Match My Way technology, Drive My Way brings employers […]

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Parihug is a pairable teddy bear that allows you to hug someone from anywhere in the world. A breakthrough in telecommunication, these teddy bears are accessible haptic toys; a plush toy that is designed to escape the uncanny valley and help children and adults alike build relationships with loved ones far away. When one bear […]

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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 […]

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Monarch Teaching Technologies

Monarch Teaching Technologies, Inc. develops and markets proprietary software for the treatment of children with Autism and other communication disorders. Cleveland venture development organization JumpStart Inc. said it has invested $250,000 in Monarch Teaching Technologies Inc., a Shaker Heights company that makes special education teaching software called VizZle.

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Heureka software provides organizations with vital surveillance over the increasing amount of dark data that is prevalent in the workplace. This unstructured data includes emails, presentations, spreadsheets, word processing documents and many other electronic files stored on endpoints such as desktops, laptops and servers. Heureka helps clients manage information more efficiently, meet corporate information governance […]

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Talmetrix, a Cincinnati-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, turns HR metrics into actionable data to boost business results. Talmetrix helps employers measure and improve the employee experience, and then integrates workforce insights with HR data that’s often kept separate, such as payroll data, training records and performance reviews. Talmetrix is a JumpStart portfolio company. The investment came […]

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Wisr  engages untapped alumni by providing a digital networking space for students and alumni to create and curate their personal board of advisors. Our technology builds the front-end of the funnel for advancement offices, while solving critical communications challenges for disparate university constituents.

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ProteoSense is changing the food industry as we know it by allowing all segments of the food supply chain to meet every-increasing demands for food safety, on-demand. The company is developing a handheld sensor technology that will detect proteins that are markers of pathogens including Salmonella, E-coli, and Listeria, all of which are critical for […]

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