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January 10, 2018 11:46am

Who’s Funded? January’s Startups Making Waves

Every month GLI’s EnterpriseCorp tracks Louisville-based startups that receive funding through public and private investment.  Here are EnterpriseCorp’s most recent clients that have received funding:

Podchaser — $10,000 funded by Gill Holland

  • Developing premier podcast database with ratings and reviews for both podcast shows and individual episodes.

 

Curio Learning — $15,000 funded by Gill Holland

  • Web and mobile app that allows teachers to discover new strategies and content, curate them in a personalized way, and collaborate on new ideas with a growing educational network.

 

WeatherCheck – $20,000 funded by the Kentucky Enterprise Fund

  • Helps consumers of property and casualty insurance take advantage of opportunities to file a claim related to severe weather using data analytics

 

i PillBox – $75,000 from a Nucleus grant and SBIR Phase 0 grant

  • Developing a wireless pillbox with remote programming and data graphing via a secure web app with LEDs and alerts to notify which medicine to take at which time.

 

MobileServe — $525,000 funded by local, regional, and statewide angel funds

  • Automates all of the annoying parts of volunteer engagement — tracking, verifying, and reporting volunteerism with an engaging process that easily allows users to share, connect, and challenge others.

 

RCM Brain — $1.125M funded by local angel investors

  • Automates 60% of the workflow tasks in revenue cycle management so that claims processing companies and provider groups can focus on working complex healthcare claims

 

33 Degrees Convenience Connect — $2.2M Funded by undisclosed investors

 

  • Provider of digital advertising services intended to help businesses reach customers in high traffic areas. They deploy, install and advertise on the Circle K Digital Network using digital video walls.

 

Apellis Pharmaceuticals — IPO

  • Issued 10,714,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $14.00 per share with total gross proceeds of approximately $150M.

Backupify

  • Datto previously acquired Backupify in an all-stock deal several years ago.  Datto has now been acquired by PE firm, Vista Equity Partners, for an undisclosed sum (> $1B).  This transaction created a liquidity event for the Backupify investors including local Louisville investors.