Meet the 10 Awesome Startups from ERA 9 Demo Day

October 28, 2015

3:00 pm

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) introduced its ninth batch of companies to the greater New York tech investor community and then on the West Coast in Silicon Valley last week.

Before introducing the class, the NY-based accelerator highlighted the success of its diverse group on alumni. To date ERA alumni companies have raised over $175 Million dollars in follow on funding and have an enterprise value of over $1 Billion dollars. Additionally 4 out of 10 companies from the first class in 2011 have been acquired.

The latest class of one of the Northeast’s most prominent accelerators including a variety of companies ranging from marketing software to investment platforms, to in-home ring buying solutions:

Dezignable is an online home design marketplace that connects clients with professionals to create custom designs for the home, including detailed floor plans and product lists. The result is a curated e-commerce experience, designed specifically to the consumer’s budget and style.

Four Mine is the only online jeweler that provides all of the benefits of in-store shopping, at home. Shoppers can experience their favorite diamond engagement rings before they purchase through an exclusive replica ring home preview. Four Mine eliminates the uncertainty of buying diamond rings online.

Fund That Flip is an online lending platform providing short-term loans to underserved and overcharged residential real estate developers. Our technology brings scalable, accurate underwriting and efficient capital sourcing to this market. The result is lower rates for borrowers and an attractive product for yield-seeking investors.

Grsp is a product analysis app that helps shoppers make better in-store buying decisions, avoiding impulse purchase regrets. We analyze data, including location, price, offers and reviews, to personalize real-time buy (or don’t buy) recommendations. In the process, we offer retailers a new channel to reach purchasers.

KitSplit is a rental marketplace for cameras and related equipment, including lights, lenses, and virtual reality rigs. KitSplit expands the rental industry by bringing $30 billion in privately owned gear into the market. We find, insure, and deliver gear on demand, creating an easy, seamless rental experience.

Lately is a SaaS platform that unifies marketing tools, processes and people. Our single-tool solution integrates social and traditional media content, communications, budgets, files, analytics and calendars. Whether seasoned or just starting out, Lately gives marketers all the tools they need, organized in one place.

Macromeasures is a platform that collects public, unstructured data and transforms it into actionable customer-level intelligence for brands. We allow brands to increase the effectiveness of their marketing and advertising efforts by more accurately identifying and segmenting their customers – and making that data actionable across channels.

ModernLend is an online lender to international citizens in the U.S. who lack a FICO score. We use alternative metrics—including education, employment, social and behavioral data—to identify creditworthy borrowers. Our initial offering is a credit-building debit card, and will begin offering credit cards in 2016.

MuseFind is a platform that lets brands identify and connect with their most effective influencers. We transform influencer marketing into an on-demand channel, enabling brands to reach social media influencers at scale. Brands are already reaching millions of their target customers using MuseFind.

Sweet is a platform that allows wholesale food distributors to save money by automating existing manual processes. Our cloud-based solution enables online ordering, invoicing, and real-time inventory management. Sweet replaces antiquated systems that dominate today’s market, helping producers, wholesalers and restaurants alike.

 

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Carlo is a serial entrepreneur, speaker and writer. He is the Founder & CEO of SELECT. He is also a member of the YEC, an elite organization for successful entrepreneurs.

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