Competitive Analysis of Iterate Studio

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Iterate Competitors

As indicated in the spreadsheet, some of the strongest competitors to Iterate include Ten of ProoV, KITE, Agorize, CODE_N, Gust, KiwiTech, EntrepreneurGlobal Country, Start-Up Nation Central, SwitchPitch, and Capital Pilot. Below is a methodology that we used to select these companies.

METHODOLOGY

Our first strategy was to learn more about the products and services offered by Iterate. We then used the competitive analysis presentation provided by the client to serve as a foundation to compare my findings. Additionally, we looked at industry databases and start-up based websites for other businesses with similar services. As such, we selected the list of direct competitors based on the services they offer, the role they play in ensuring the success of a startup, and the provided analysis as a point of reference. We have presented these based on the level of similarities of their services to those offered by Iterate.

STRONG COMPETITORS TO ITERATE

PROOV

The company has similar features as Iterate, such as Evaluate and Explore. These services examine applicable opportunities for their clients, monitor specific KPIs as defined by clients, and search for potential vendors. ProoV’s Lab is similar to the Educate and Execute services offered by Iterate since these allow for in-depth testing of concepts, and this provides valuable feedback.

KITE

The KITE platform offers real-time analysis of current trends and what is hot relating to the market the client wants to enter. Additionally, it has a collaborative system which allows innovators to partners with startups and provides valuable feedback which is used to educate the client on the progress of their project.

AGORIZE

The company operates on a challenge-based system whereby clients create challenges that bring together remote participants to enable them to solve problems, improve concepts, and develop new technologies. Based on this team environment, the company helps its clients to meet their goals.

CODE_N

The company acts as a mentor and supports startups with innovative products whereby it partners with them and provides them with spaces to work in and access to international technology statistics. As such, they can easily test and collaborate on their ideas. Most importantly, it works directly with various clients to gain helpful insights from industry leaders, gain access to key data, and provide areas to test their products.

KIWITECH

The company partners with start-ups and provides them with access to various services and resources. In addition to offering its clients with critical data, it also has a guidance system that provides them with the best strategy to present their ideas and break into the market.

ENTREPRENEURCOUNTRY GLOBAL

This company gives its clients access to a large amount of industry pertinent data, which ensures they are always aware of new trends and insights in the market. It also provides an in-depth analysis of the future landscape that clients are seeking to enter.

START-UP NATION CENTRAL

This Israeli-based company helps Israeli innovators to connect with powerful and established firms, thereby enabling them to enter tough markets. It provides startups with testing opportunities, industry insights, and guidance. As such, the main focus of the company is facilitating collaboration between entities and start-ups.

SWITCHPITCH

The company has developed an intelligent algorithm that groups startups and various ‘tags.’ These tags are the basis by which these companies are identified by large companies that are seeking for startups to finance. Its dashboard has similarities to Iterate, and these include an overview of the specific ecosystem, results from PoC testing and outlooks on the intended usage of the various startups.

GUST

The company provides a platform for startups to locate and receive venture capital. This is because it gives startups access to administrative creators, legal experts, and investors who help build the relationship between the startup and investors.

CAPITAL PILOT

This company helps startups to acquire funding by offering continuous guidance and support to them. It then sources for investors for such startups that will guarantee the commercialization of their inventions.

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Iterate

As indicated in the spreadsheet, Iterate provides a platform whereby both large companies and startups connect to test new emerging technologies based on the needs of individual companies. The company has raised $3.2 million in three rounds of funding. Some of the products offered include Iterate Curate, Iterate Interplay, and Iterate Signals.

INFORMATION ON ITERATE

WHAT THE COMPANY DOES

The company provides a platform using which companies that have developed new technologies can connect and meet with potential clients and investors. As such, it provides a link between large companies and startups. The role played by large companies is identifying startups whose products align to their needs; then, they connect with them and give them the space to introduce and perform software trials.

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COMPANY:

The company launched its operations on November 12th, 2013. Its first product was Iterate Studio, from which the company derives its name. The company has between 11 and 50 employees, and the only senior leadership change was on April 1st, 2015 when John Grech, one of the co-founders left the company. Additionally, it has never made any company acquisitions or been acquired.

COMPANY PRODUCTS

  • Iterate Signals: Uses real data to analyze, map, and listen to established and emerging innovation. This helps companies to determine when is the right time to act.

  • Iterate Curate: It helps to index about 300,000 emerging technologies. It organizes and highlights the most relevant segments so that companies can create an informed strategy that they can work on.

  • Iterate Interplay: Allows technology startups to drag and drop their prototypes. As such, companies that are interested in their products can test them, and then production can be scaled up based on demand.

  • Iterate Pilotpass: It provides a quick and easy way to facilitate the reduction of contracting work related to testing access to technologies which accelerates the process.

TOTAL FUNDING RECEIVED BY COMPANY

The company has held three rounds of funding that have raised $3.2 million.

CLAIMS MADE BY COMPANY ABOUT HOW IT HELPS BUSINESSES

According to Iterate, their products analyze various new technologies and help companies select the best options based on the KPIs they are focusing on. A company must start by stating its KPIs, which are then presented in the system as challenges, and this forms the basis for searching for new technologies.

Startups are selected that match the challenges of the company; the client then tracks the impact of the KPIs on Existing Success Stories under the Iterate platform. Using the platform, it is possible to check the Page Views or Conversion Rates of the website to measure the rate by which the KPIs have increased for the company.

NAMES AND POSITIONS OF CURRENT LEADERSHIP TEAM

Their C-suite team include:
  • Joanne Wichern in charge of Client Success.
  • Andrew Wichern who is the Co-Founder and in charge of Business Affairs and General Counsel, Jon Nordmark their Co-Founder and CEO.
  • Scott Anderson the Co-Founder and Head of Experimentation.
  • Igor Shoifot who is a Co-founder.
  • Brian Sathianathan, the Co-Founder & Chief Digital Officer.
  • Their advisors are: Scott Weavers-Wright, Jonathan Abrams, Steve Papa, Michael Scharff, Lou Kerner, Jim Franklin, Igor Shoifot and Fred Soneya.

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Iterate Competitor 1

ProoV was founded in 2015 by Alexey Sapozhnikov and Toby Olshanetsky. The company has raised $21 million dollars in funding to date. ProoVi provides a complete proof of concept software answer that gives businesses the ability to take technology from pre-screened vendors and analyze and evaluate.ProoV’s tools are used in testing blockchain, lending, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and predictive maintenance, among others. ProoV claims that it helps big corporates to find ideal startups and then securely determine how the software of the startups will work in their network.

We were able to locate the required information about ProoV and filled them in the attached spreadsheet, row 4, and columns B- I. However, we were unable to find some of the information on the company's history, specifically when the company launched its first product, changes in senior leadership, and any acquisition regarding the company.

Methodology

In determining the history of ProoV, we first began by scouring through the company's website, which has no "our history section. The "About Us" section provided a brief overview of the company, mission statement, and team members. We were unable to locate any information about the company's history.
We then proceeded to search for the company's history on sources like Linkedin, Crunchbase, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, which have provided the company's profile. We were fortunate to locate the company's history regarding when and where it was founded. There was no information on the company's history on when the company launched its first product, changes in senior leadership, and any acquisition regarding the company.

Lastly, we checked for additional information on when the company launched its first product, changes in senior leadership, and any acquisition regarding the company from several industry sources including PR Newswire, Forbes, The Innovator, and ISRAEL 21 among others. Unfortunately, we could not find any information on the company's history. During the search, we noted that according to Forbes and PR Newswire, the company landed $14M for its 'Pilot-As-A-Service' Platform. The Innovator provided an overview of the company, but there was no reference to its history.

Overview

" ProoV is an end to end, proof of concept software solution that enables businesses to test, analyze, and evaluate new technologies" from pre-screened vendors. ProoV enables companies to complete PoCs in days, and run multiple PoCs simultaneously. ProoV’s tools are used in testing blockchain, lending, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and predictive maintenance, among others.

The company was founded in 2015 by Alexey Sapozhnikov and Toby Olshanetsky. With an employee size of about 15 to 30, the privately held company has its headquarters in Herzliya Pituach, Herzliya. There is no information indicating whether the company has been acquired or not. There is also no change in senior leadership. The total amount of funding that the company has raised to date is $21 million.

Products

This is an end to end technology that is used to manage proofs-of-concept from beginning to the end. This product offers an advanced strategy to effecting the company's PoCs where one can "test, track, and analyze" vendor solutions on one program.

ProoV Lab
This product enables its users to align "complex and software testing rich environments" with frameworks that are not available on the company's PoC platform
This is a cloud-based environment that is tailor-made, thus creating flexibility, which then enables its users to perform complex cybersecurity attacks on any software being tested.

Claims

ProoV claims that it helps big corporates to find ideal startups and then securely determine how the software of the startups will work in their network. The company has more than 800 startups that have signed up to their platform and more than 100 corporate companies like Schneider Electric, GE, and AIG, among others. Also, the company acts as an intermediary between renown companies and startups by creating an effective and safe PoC environment.
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Iterate Competitor 2

After conducting extensive research for KITE Solutions, we were unable to provide its funding details, as that information is publicly unavailable. However, we found that it aids the largest, most innovative corporations in managing startup engagements, to concurrently solve huge pain-points for enterprises while producing significant outcomes for startups. This spreadsheet and the research brief below contains further details of our findings.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

To provide the requested information for Iterate's competitor, KITE, we searched through the company's website as well as business intelligence sites such as Crunchbase for funding details.
We got creative in describing any company claims. To do this, we examined KITE's company/product description as well as their blogs, where we identified qualitative claims on how KITE helps businesses. We also included a 2014 source, as it indicated KITE's claims as being an early partner for The Foundry, Unilever's innovation platform. KITE Solutions did not, however, provide any public information regarding its funding amounts.
To find its funding data, we first looked for the company's profile in Funderbeam but found no such evidence. Next, we searched for investment data from Angel.com, but we did not find details for the total funding amount for KITE. We only found a list of KITE's investors.
Furthermore, we tried to triangulate the info by looking at the funding data for four of KITE's investors on Crunchbase, but these were undisclosed as well. Additionally, we tried to look for data from KITE's corporate website as well as SEC filings, but none disclosed any public information regarding their funding. We also conducted a press search for KITE's funding but found no news with hard data regarding its funding.

KITE

KITE is an end-to-end software solution company that delivers social network, utility, and an innovation marketplace for agencies, brands, and media companies. Its platform "empowers Global 2000 enterprises to map, monitor, and manage outside innovation — from discovery and evaluation to selection and management." It is the world's first software-driven innovation marketplace, where emerging companies can offer engagement opportunities, recruit advisors, board members, sponsors, and list business interests. Here's a link to the company's website.

BRIEF HISTORY
Launched in 2013, and headquartered in 650 California Str., San Francisco, California, KITE and its logo symbolize the elevation of an entire ecosystem. The symbol of the "kite" is expressed positively in every language, culture, and region of the world. Its adopted mantra, "we rise together," guides the company's ethics. Kite's Global 2000 customers include Abbott Laboratories, Comcast NBC Universal, Diageo, Estee Lauder Companies Online, Pepsico, Unilever, and Visa. Unilever secured KITE as an early partner in 2014, for The Foundry, an innovation platform.

PRODUCTS
Kite's enterprise platform combines message, processes, and resources as global efforts for startup innovations. It compliments with existing tools and a workflow which consists of the following:
  • Venture-quality data
  • Curation & collaboration tools
  • Track sectors and companies
  • Synthesized landscapes, reports & exports
  • Machine-learning powered recommendations
  • Dynamically-updated startup profiles
  • Startup relationship management
  • Enterprise-wide Innovation dashboard & news feeds
  • Private enterprise network
  • On-demand analyst support

These offerings thus help to provide the following a data-driven tech view which aids to understand, educate colleagues, and determine the wealthiest opportunities, a partnership development system that helps to develop briefs, collaboratively evaluate & select partners, and activate the deals, and an on-demand analyst team which provides entry to venture-quality insights. It also offers some startup curation and private collaboration tools which provide a method to plan and get activities and connections at the tentpole industry and private innovation events.

FUNDING RECEIVED TO DATE IN USD

HOW KITE HELPS BUSINESSES
KITE claims that by mapping, monitoring, and managing the startup ecosystem in one powerful solution, Global 2000 enterprises can speed up their open innovation effort. It also aids the largest, most innovative corporations in managing startup engagements, to concurrently solve huge pain-points for enterprises while producing significant outcomes for startups. KITE exists to assist the right enterprises and startups in discovering each other and in labeling critical business challenges and driving growth on both sides. Unilever secured KITE as a partner for The Foundry because of their principles of "facilitating strategic connections between brands and startups that result in great outcomes for all, with unprecedented speed and scale," which aligned with KITE.

THE NAMES AND TITLES OF KITE'S CURRENT LEADERSHIP TEAM
Nick Mathers is the chief operations office at KITE, Mark Silva is the company's founder and CEO, and Tarah Malhotra-Feinberg is the chief customer officer.
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Iterate Competitor 3

Details on one of Iterate's competitors, Agorize, have been provided in row 6 of the attached spreadsheet.

Agorize is an open innovation challenge which helps organizations to "create, host, broadcast, and manage innovation challenges". They also help in connecting best talents in IT within the community, and "identify and select startups through business challenges". They have been collaborating with known companies such as Paypal, AXA, Google, Microsoft, Phillips and many more.

Agorize received $17.6 million in funding. Charels Tou is the CEO and co-founder of Agorize.
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Iterate Competitor 4

On row 7 of the attached spreadsheet, Columns B — I, details of one of Iterate competitor, Code_n have been included. Code_n offers a contest, office space, consulting services, and promotion to startups and entrepreneurs. Also, the privately held company provides shared office space, project management services, and promotion services through their website.

Code_n has no funding history since it is privately held by GFT Technologies AG, a supplier of IT solutions in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 2011, CODE_n claims to offer a broad spectrum of innovative consulting services including regular calls and sparring sessions, access to a vibrant network of startups & coaches, and project management services.

All the details are included in the attached spreadsheet row 7, Columns B — I.
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Iterate Competitor 6

EntrepreneurCountry Global is a global community of digital innovators, thought leaders and investors and was founded by Julie Meyers in 2008. Their mission is to connect high profile digital enablers with world-leading corporate brands, who need their products and services. Our findings have been presented in the attached spreadsheet.

History

EntrepreneurCountry Global was founded in 2008 by Julie Meyer who is also the founder and CEO of Ariadne Capital. According to Julie Meyer, her motivation for founding EntrepreneurCountry Global was bridge the gap and connect the world-leading corporate brands with high profile digital enablers. One of the products offered by EntrepreneurCountry Global is Citizenship and in 2013, the organization issued a global invitation to become a Citizen. The company acts as the digital platform by Ariadne Capital for uniting the world's Industrial Giants using the Ecosystem Economics. EntrepreneurCountry Malta and ECO2 Investment platform were launched in 2017.

Funding

Products

  • ECO2 Start-Up Fellowship — The ECO2 is a 'plug and play' investment platform which enables large asset allocators to participate in the upside of the high growth and positive returns of European technology venture capital.
  • Citizenship — Becoming an EntrepreneurCountry citizen enables you to receive information over time according to your preferences about how you can test pilot new applications and provide insights into new products and services.
  • ECTV — ECTV is the broadcasting arm of EntrepreneurCountry and broadcast interviews with leading entrepreneurs, digital citizens, corporate executives, investors and innovators on how they are shaping the future.

Claims

EntrepreneurCountry Global helps entrepreneurs by acting as a guiding partner to global corporate clients. EntrepreneurCountry Global claims to help connect the world's enterprises with the world's leading digital enablers and has a community of 325,000 digital innovators, thought leaders and investors. EntrepreneurCountry Global helps to make brands visible to a global audience of established enterprises who are ready to invest and also connect with like-minded digital enablers from all over the world.

Team

Research Strategy

To determine the amount of funding EntrepreneurCountry Global has received, we began by scouring through company databases such as Crunchbase, Angelist, Fundz, Startuptracker, ZoomInfo etc. Unfortunately, the funding status of the company wasn't disclosed in any of the databases.

Next, we carried out a search on blogs, press releases and media coverage of the company from sources such as TechCrunch, SeeInvest, Guardian, Balance, PRNewswire. This again didn't prove productive as there was no information regarding funding EntrepreneurCountry Global has received.

We expanded our search beyond the two-year time frame to include articles, interviews and publications by the leadership of the company and we combed through social media mentions of EntrepreneurCountry Global in order to get an insight into its financials which we hoped will include funding rounds. Also, we searched blog posts and press releases of EntrepreneurCountry Global affiliate company Ariadne Capital for any mention of the company, unfortunately, there was no information concerning funding rounds received by EntrepreneurCountry Global.

In conclusion, after an exhaustive search we have made the assumption that EntrepreneurCountry Global hasn't disclosed any information in regards to funding it has received.
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Iterate Competitor 7

Start-Up Nation Central is an independent non-profit that connects global businesses, government leaders, and non-governmental organizations with the people and technologies of Israel to help them solve their toughest and most pressing problems. The company uses their Start-Up Nation Finder innovation discovery platform for this purpose. Below is our methodology, as well as a brief overview of the information we used to update columns B to I of row 10 of the attached spreadsheet.

METHODOLOGY

To update the attached spreadsheet with the requested information on Start-Up Nation Central, we first searched through their official website. From the website, we were able to find the needed information for the overview, history, product, claims and team. However, we could not find information on the funding amount of Start-Up Nation Central from their website.
Next, we searched from the Start-Up Nation Central website reports, blogs, news and their press releases to look for any information available on funding. We could only find information on the company success stories, annual reports and engagements to their partnerships and other organizations but there was no related data about funding so we could not establish their funding amount.
We also searched through news articles from reputable news sites such as Forbes, Techcrunch, Bloomberg, PRnewswire among others. This search yielded information on the SNC Finder platform, company history and also members of the organization, but nothing on funding. Lastly, we searched through Crunchbase and Pitchbook for the funding information. According to Crunchbase, the reason why the funding information is publicly unavailable is undisclosed.

START-UP NATION CENTRAL

OVERVIEW
Start-Up Nation Central is an independent non-profit whose mail role is to "build bridges for Israeli innovation" by linking businesses, non-governmental organizations, and governments across the globe with the tech talent and technology innovations in Israel that can help them to tackle their toughest tech challenges.
The company helps technology sectors which show a promising potential for growth; and they gather knowledge and come up with in-depth insights concerning the innovation sector in Israel.

HISTORY
The non-profit organization, headquatered in Tel Aviv was founded in 2012 to promote Israeli entrepreneurship by connecting Israel's entrepreneurs and tech talent to opportunities throughout the world. Start-Up Nation Central was founded hot on the heels of Dan Senor's New York Times Best Seller, Start-Up Nation which explored the history and roots of innovation in Israel.
PRODUCTS Their main product is Start-Up Nation Finder, the "world’s most authoritative, most comprehensive, up-to-date, and free-to-use online platform dedicated entirely to Israeli tech". This database has in-depth details on thousands of investors, start-ups, established companies, multinational corporations, providing the latest information on the "individual entities, as well as the broader innovation landscape."


FUNDING
The funding amount of Start-Up Nation Central is undisclosed.

SNC CLAIMS
The Start-Up Nation Central delegation traveled to Rwanda to attend the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) conference. This was a conference where global and African leaders come up with plans to develop Africa'a agriculture sector. The conference formed the foundation of a strong long-lasting relationship allowing Israel to offer innovative agricultural technology to AGRA's member countries.

We have updated the attached spreadsheet with other requested details.
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Iterate Competitor 8

Using credible sources, we have identified the requested information on the company SwitchPitch. On the attached spreadsheet, our findings are available in columns B through I of row 11. Below we have presented an outline of our research strategy, along with a summary of our findings.

METHODOLOGY

We began our research by examining the company website for SwitchPitch to discover its team members and funding data. Additionally, we came across information on their history and products on their official website. Nonetheless, there was no mention of their funding or leadership team. We then tried to locate this information on reliable databases, including Angel and Pitchbook. With these sources, we were able to find the SwitchPitch's funding data and a few of its advisors. Afterward, we searched for the company's SEC filings to corroborate this information. Though we came across an SEC document, it is from 2016 and not within our two-year relevancy period.

Nevertheless, we found that the data provided by the company's Pitchbook profile was accurate after examining the document. Furthermore, the SEC document lists its key team members. Therefore, we decided to present the information within SwitchPitch's 2016 SEC filing.

OVERVIEW OF FINDINGS

Founded in Washington D.C. in the year 2012, SwitchPitch has maintained the same senior management since its inception. The company was initially established as an event that enabled large businesses to pitch innovation requirements to startups. Through its Startup Relationship Management (SRM) Platform, SwitchPitch provides assistance to Fortune 500 businesses to help them maintain startups and innovations. Its AI algorithms examine appropriate startup data for more than 100,000 startups. To achieve this, SwitchPitch retrieves information from news articles, websites, and startup databases.

According to Pitchbook and the company's 2016 SEC filing, SwitchPitch has received around $505,000 in funding. Some members of its current leadership team include the following:


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Iterate Competitor 9

Angelsoft is a private company founded in 2004 by David S. Rose in New York. In 2011, Angelsoft was renamed to Gust and began offering search and filtering tools for investors. Gust provides a "global SaaS funding platform for the sourcing and effective management of early-stage investments". Information on Gust has been included in row 12, columns B to I of the project spreadsheet.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

To determine the total amount of funding Gust has received, we began by scouring through company databases such as Crunchbase, Angelist, and Craft.com. While we were able to unearth the funding status of the company, the total amount was not made publicly available. This is likely because Gust is a privately held company with no obligation to make its funding information publicly available.

We changed gears by combing through the company blog page, press releases, and media coverage on sites like TechCrunch, Inc.com, and EDC reports. This strategy was futile as there was no mention of the total amount raised from funding rounds.

Lastly, we broadened the scope of our research beyond the two-year time frame to include articles, interviews, and publications by the leadership of the company. We also combed through social media mentions of Gust in order to gain insights into its financials, which we hoped would include funding rounds. This strategy was not successful and we concluded that information on Gust's funding rounds has not been made available in the public domain.

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Gust provides a "global SaaS funding platform for the sourcing and effective management of early-stage investments". Gust provides tools for entrepreneurs to manage capitalist relations, like an investor database to track investors' industry interest and other relevant criteria. Gust is a platform aimed at helping entrepreneurs to develop collaborations with intelligent angel investors.

We have provided a detailed report of our findings in the project spreadsheet.

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Iterate Competitor 10

Capital Pilot was founded in London in December 2016 by co-founders Matthew Johnson and Richard Blakesley. It is a financial tech company which develops products to catalyze more early-stage tech investments. Capital Pilot raised £81.2K ($103,234.34) from a seed funding round on Jan 6, 2017. This spreadsheet and the research brief below contain further information for Capital Pilot.

CAPITAL PILOT

Capital Pilot is a financial tech company which develops products to catalyze more early-stage tech investments. It provides an innovative platform with which startups and investors can easily connect while serving as venture capital for them. The company creates services capable of enhancing access and fundraising outcomes for founders and potential investors. The Capital Pilot platform makes raising equity easier for startups by availing fundraising intelligence to startups and investors, as well as matching them.
This private (for profit) company has ten (or less) employees. Its mission is to help startups and investors find each other quicker. Here's a link to the company's website.

HISTORY

Capital Pilot was founded in London on Dec 12, 2016, by co-founders Matthew Johnson and Richard Blakesley. Blakesley is the company's CEO, and Johnson is its COO, and there is no evidence or news about any change in their senior leadership or an acquisition in the company website or their CrunchBase profile. On July 9, 2018, Capital Pilot announced the Autopilot as the first RoboVC, projected to invest in around 25 companies during the first year of its launch. After the first year, they had 18 companies that had completed their fundraising.

On 17th October 2016, the Capital Pilot team announced their service for the first time and introduced themselves as a company that helps startups get their investment ready, to enable them to scale up their business, as well as making fundraising more accessible through a straightforward online process. They described their business model to be as supportive of early-stage companies as possible without up-front charges and only accepting of payment when it is inevitable that successful fundraising will take place.

PRODUCTS

Capital Pilot products include the Navigator, Dealflow Newsletter, and Autopilot. The Navigator (for founders) is a smart way to find investors. It discovers, researches, and tracks investors to speed up founders' round. The Dealflow Newsletter (for active investors) frequently updates, highlighting top tech startups and hand-curated deal flows with the best startups they encounter, while the Autopilot (for passive investors) diversifies low-cost passive investment in top tech startups.

TOTAL AMOUNT OF FUNDING RECEIVED IN USD

Capital Pilot's total funding amount is to the tune of $103,234.34 (£81.2K), raised in 1 round. This amount (£81.2K) was the result of a seed round raised on Jan 6, 2017.

CLAIMS

Search Process — Capital Pilot claims that its Navigator product aids founders in the search for investors, using a smart investor search algorithm which scans a global database of venture capitalists (VCs) and angels, and rank orders the ones they think are most likely to invest in a field. The product makes this decision based on the previous investments of the VCs.

Track Process — In this process, Capital Pilot's visual investor CRM tool helps founders keep tabs on their investor outreach.
Assess Process — They also claim to assist founders in the Assess process by providing expert feedback on their overall investor proposition, promising that with the launch of the co-investment fund, Autopilot, top startups will get a commitment of 25% of their funding rounds based on their Assess Scores. Founders will get the decision within a week (the quickest turnaround in the market), helping them build confidence and momentum in their fundraising.
For individual investors, Autopilot lets them invest monthly, creating an optimized portfolio of technology startups. For accelerators programs, Navigator features can be adapted for bulk use, to keep track of their investor relationships, manage and share introductions, speed up the evaluation and intake of new companies, and also help to measure any improvement during the program.

CURRENT LEADERSHIP TEAM

Provided below are Capital Pilot's current leadership personnel and their positions in the company:
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  • "Agorize helps businesses to innovate and identify the best talent by connecting them with a global community of 5 million innovators."
  • "Agorize is the world leader in online open innovation challenges. We help communities of innovators (students, developers and startups) to grow and develop by working with major companies."
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  • "Agorize designs online communities that help organizations create, host, broadcast, and manage innovation challenges. It offers Studyka, a student challenges platform that allows organizations to access a community of international students, communicate their initiatives, and identify innovative ideas."
  • "Agorize also offers Hackateam, a platform for online hackathons that enables organizations to connect with IT profiles; and access its network of partners, associate their companies with innovative startups, and meet the talented people. "
  • "Agorize has raised a total of $17.6M in funding over 3 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Apr 1, 2019 from a Series B round."
  • "Agorize is funded by 6 investors. Creadev and Capnamic Ventures are the most recent investors."
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  • "Our student challenges have already attracted more than 3 million students and 150 organizations from around the world. "
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  • "Our startup challenges have already attracted more than 150 companies and 300,000 startups from around the world. "
From Part 07
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  • "This engagement - including the guidance, resources and new technologies we provide - enables them to dramatically transform their day-to-day operations, improve efficiency and increase profitability."
  • "We are currently a center-of-excellence for many of our long-term enterprise clients. "
  • "Often acting as an extension of their development teams, we have built a flexible, quick-to-scale delivery team with a unique blend of process-centric talent management."
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  • "Three years after launching Ruckus Media, an interactive children’s multimedia app, education and retail platform, KiwiTech, a Washington, D.C.-based mobile technology company, has acquired a 75% interest in the company. "
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  • "Rod Drury, who launched payroll and accounting giant Xero in 2006, will hand the reins over to digital business veteran Steve Vamos on April 1."
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  • "KiwiTech, LLC, an IT services company that invests in technology startups, today announced a strategic partnership with ROWViGOR, a fitness technology company that provides a unique rowing-based virtual and in-class exercise experience."
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  • "KiwiTech has raised a total of $4.7M in funding over 4 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Sep 9, 2015 from a Venture - Series Unknown round."
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  • "With decades of content and digital technology experience, KiwiTech helps transform your business, accelerate workflows, improve operational efficiency, increase customer engagement and generate profit from the digital revolution."
From Part 10
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  • "Startups registered with SwitchPitch or other sourcing channels will received the reverse pitch with the business use case background. Startups will self-select if they can help the corporation. Startups apply to the reverse pitch."
  • "Because the reverse pitch is connected to a current need, the business is aligned and willing to discuss potential solutions, moving quickly to implement a proof of concept or even larger scale test. The corporation and startup matchmaking friction is minimized."