5 Startups That Prove The AngelHack HACKcelerator Breeds Awesomeness
The 2017 HACKcelerator program has just kicked off, taking winning teams for AngelHack’s 10th Global Hackathon Series through a pre-accelerator program geared to provide them with mentorship and resources to help turn the projects that emerged from the span of one weekend into startup successes.
“ To date, the HACKcelerator has had two Google acquisitions and one to Box. Our overall portfolio value is $40mm, while roughly 25% of our active companies get accepted into a later stage accelerator such as Y Combinator and Techstars and 50% are able to secure venture funding.” — Milan Koch, Managing Director HACKcelerator
Here are just a few companies who’ve emerged from past HACKcelerator batches and gone on to greatness.
Automatter.io (2016 HACKcelerator Batch)
Winners of AngelHack Austin 2016
Automatter.io is an AI-powered business management platform that helps businesses efficiently manage customers, employees, and orders by bringing all their data to a real-time dashboard.
Automatter.io emerged from Global Demo Day 2016 as the grand prize winners, and had the honor of being crowned by the legendary Guy Kawasaki. They went on to go through the Acceleprise program in SF, and continue to kill it!
Testlio (2013 HACKcelerator Batch)
Winners of AngelHack London 2013
Testlio seamlessly integrates into your development process to make sure bugs never hit production. You’re provided with your own dedicated testing team, loaded with a full range of devices and every tool.
Founders Kristel and Marko have led what started as a simple hackathon project to immense success (and got engaged in the process!).
Testlio was a part of the first Austin Techstars class, and has since gone on to expand the company and just raised $6.25m in April.
Ready for a throwback? Check out this awesome video of the team practicing their Global Demo Day pitch, and read about their strategy here.
Wrappup (2015 HACKcelerator Batch)
Winners of AngelHack Dubai 2015
The team of three created a working prototype that, along with their pitch, wowed the judges.
They beta-tested with companies like Microsoft, IBM, and Emirates Airlines (no big deal) and also went through the Bizspark Plus Program as well as IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Program.
They’ve also launched a Slackbot on Product Hunt!
Tousled (2014 HACKcelerator Batch)
Winner of AngelHack Seattle 2014
“The beauty industry is a 36 billion dollar a year industry that has yet to be disrupted. I want to change that. Will you join me?”
That line from Tousled founder Priya Dandawate’s demo at AngelHack Seattle is still referenced during our CMO’s infamous pitch workshop, as an example of a perfect way to grab the crowd’s (and especially the judges) attention.
And grab their attention she did. Tousled has grown into Seattle’s leading mobile hair salon, providing on-demand haircut and styling, massages and more to the Seattle community.
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Oh and Priya also took her amazing pitch skills to TechCrunch’s Seattle pitch-off and won second place!
SocialCapital (2015 HACKcelerator Batch)
Winners of Capital One’s SmallBizDev Hackathon in San Francisco
SocialCapital is an artificial intelligence platform which provides accurate customer/jobseeker personality profiles using social data (from social media platforms).
After the HACKcelerator, SocialCapital went into Techstars and recently graduated from that program a few months ago. They’re now working with companies like Sprint.
SocialCapital uses Social data to indentify the personalities of users and customerswww.socialcapital.io