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June 7, 2017 5:08pm

Who’s Funded? May’s Roundup of Startups Making Waves

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

Nucleus Grants — $75,000 each

  • Curio Learning — Web and mobile app allows teachers and administrators to discover new strategies and content, curate them in a personalized way, and collaborate on new ideas with a growing educational network.
  • Switcher Studio — Mobile video app that lets you sync up to four iPhones and iPads to record and stream LIVE video to services like YouTube and Ustream, including inserting photos, graphic overlays, and managing multi-view effects.
  • Toggle Health — Handheld controller/mouse revolutionizing surgical workflow by giving surgeons intuitive data access in the sterile field.

StoryWood Bowties — $7,500

  • Design and manufacture wooden bowties and accessories using wood salvaged from iconic and historic sites with a story
  • Funded by:  4th place at Kentucky’s Idea State U business plan competition

Meta Construction Technologies — $15,000

  • Asphalt construction sector mobile app to assist in ordering and tracking truckload deliveries
  • Funded by: 2nd place at Kentucky’s Idea State U business plan competition

MailHaven — $70,000

  • Developing a smart, IoT-enabled mailbox protecting packages and alerting recipients when they arrive
  • Funded by:  Highway1 Accelerator, San Francisco

Hippo Manager Software — $250,000

  • Easy to use, customizable veterinary practice software that helps veterinarians and vet professionals manage their offices by making the software a seamless part of how they do business
  • Funded by:  Enterprise Angels Fund

Sunstrand — $381,500

  • R&D firm dedicated to providing analysis, product development and testing solutions to the natural fiber reinforced polymer composites industry
  • Funded by:  Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), state funding

findCRA — $385,000 (second seed round)

  • Platform for banks and nonprofits to use for partnering on community reinvestment projects and programs that meet the requirements of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
  • Funded by:  Charity Deposits Corp., primary investor

Rooibee Red Tea — $1,500,000

  • Creating high-quality, organic and naturally caffeine-free (red) tea beverages, loaded with antioxidants, and distributed across the US
  • Funded by:  Undisclosed investors

Advanced Energy Materials — $1.55M

  • Developing 5 catalysts and adsorbents by design using nanowire-based technology for applications in fuel refining and processing industries. These catalytic products can be used for: 1. ultra-deep desulphurization in fuels; 2. hydro-desulfurization in oil refining; 3. gas-phase sulfur species removal; 4. cetane number improvement and 5. sugars to biofuels.
  • Funded by:  Local angels, Commonwealth Seed Capital Fund