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Testive builds amazing adaptive learning tools that combine people and technology to help students unlock their true potential. We didn’t set out to be just another test prep company. We set out to humanize a part of education that millions struggle with. Testive was started by two MIT grads with a vision and has since evolved to a team of learning experts, tech geeks, marketing nerds and customer success superstars. Today Testive’s tools have proven 3x more effective than other test prep solutions and have been used by over 100k students.
Canopy is creating a scalable platform for residential landscape maintenance services. Using a vertically-integrated solution to solve for customer and employee experience using technology, Canopy has created an efficient customer and employee acquisition model with a distributed workforce, repeatable unit economics, and monthly recurring revenue. With Lowe’s as a major investor, Canopy is growing geographically using the Lowe’s store network for operations.
EmployUs helps companies recruit and retain their employees by helping them increase employee referrals by 50-200%. Customers like Delta Airlines, Chick-fil-A, and the YMCA use their intelligent chatbot recruiting assistant to run modern employee referral programs.
Factivate is a business intelligence tool for sales and marketing organizations providing data aggregation, visualizations and alerts. In sharp contrast to the complex and expensive B.I. tools on the market today, if you know how to use Excel, you know 95% of what you need to know to use Factivate and pull your cloud-based data into a simple familiar interface for analysis and manipulation.
RewardStock helps travelers earn and book trips with reward points like frequent flyer miles, credit card rewards and hotel points. Don’t have any points? RewardStock creates customized plans to help you get the points you need quickly, saving money on travel and empowering you to experience more.
Second Nature, formerly FilterEasy, empowers its members to achieve long-lasting, sustainable home wellness with convenient subscription plans, including high-quality home air filters. We exist to simplify home wellness, to make it so easy and convenient that it becomes second nature.
Savii Care simplifies the business of private duty home care with web and position-aware mobile applications that enables customers to focus less on paperwork on more on delivering quality care. From referrals to billing and payroll, Savii Care streamlines workflow and back office management for this fast growing industry.
Savii Care was acquired in August 2018
Revibe Technologies provides unique wearable devices and supporting data analytics to improve productivity and behavioral outcomes for those who struggle with focus and attention. The all-new Revibe Connect platform leverages tactile vibration feedback combined with machine learning and cloud-based analytics to provide proactive, intelligent solutions with supportive data for all stakeholders.
ParkMyCloud provides an easy-to-use platform that helps enterprises automatically identify and eliminate wasted cloud spend. More than 900 enterprises around the world – including Unilever, Sysco, Hitachi ID Systems, Sage Software, and National Geographic – trust ParkMyCloud to cut their cloud spend by millions of dollars annually. ParkMyCloud’s SaaS offering allows enterprises to easily manage, govern, and optimize their spend across multiple public clouds.
Tesser Health helps self-insured employers drastically reduce their pharmaceutical spend by engaging employees and helping them make more informed decisions about their medications. Members receive personalized recommendations to reduce prescription drug costs while maintaining quality, and the Tesser tool allows them to transfer their prescription or consult their prescribing physician immediately.
Urban Offsets is a Durham-based company that has developed software for calculating, managing and validating voluntary carbon credits. It is also an exchange for such credits. Partnering with and using a carbon credit standard developed by Duke University, Urban Offsets helps companies, universities and cities achieve and maintain carbon neutrality while investing back in their local communities.
Myxx empowers grocery chains to better engage with their consumers via a private labeled recipe app linked to consumables and fresh produce immediately available in their local stores. Consumers simply select their recipes using the powerful free app and know that the shopping list produced can all be purchased conveniently at a single store. Myxx helps retailers strategically influence product selection, capture 100% of the cart spend, increase margins, better manage inventory, drive customer loyalty and facilitate conversations and social media around meal selection and healthy eating.
ServusConnect is a mobile and web solution for multifamily/apartment operators that takes the pain out of maintenance operations. Their comprehensive work flow solution includes managing resident requests, vendors and staff while fully integrating with major industry back office systems.
MapMyCustomers is a CRM companion built by field sales professionals to meet the specific challenges facing outside sales executives. Customers are empowered to work smarter, faster and with greater efficiency to drive more sales. Every sales team can now visualize their data geographically for the first time and strategically target customers while planning optimal driving routes.
ImpathIQ is a health informatics engine that reduces healthcare costs and improves patient outcomes and safety for hospital ERs by providing continuously updated and validated clinical decision support within the electronic health record utilizing plug and play apps and pathways. The company is fully EMR interoperability utilizing HL7 and FHIR standards and provide cloud-based and actionable clinical insights for physicians and hospital administrators.
Feedtrail is a healthcare IT company that built a real-time insights platform to empower both patients and caregivers throughout the entirety of the healthcare experience. Feedtrail’s web-based app allows patients to share pre-discharge feedback on their care experience and its robust analytics dashboard empowers organizations to perform immediate service recovery, influence patient retention, and implement organizational change.
Looma believes that the most powerful way to drive a purchase is to tell a story. We’re building a nationwide network of At-Shelf Maker Stories, comprised of tablets in grocery stores that play short videos about the humans behind our products. The goal of our films is simple: we want to capture and share stories of people who love what they do, driving emotional affinity for both vendor and venue. Ultimately, our vision for the maker story platform is to replicate the communal feel of a farmers’ market through a scalable channel that merges the online and offline experience.
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