Big 50-2016 Round 2: Group 2 Vote

Round 2 of the Big 50-2016 startup competition moves ahead with Group 2: Building an on-demand world. Group 2 voting is open through Tuesday, March 15 at 7 pm PT Group 2, much like Group 1, is another fairly eclectic group. This group features consumer-focused startups, such as coffee and music services; business services, including a…

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Big 50-2016 Round 2: Group 1 Vote

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For round 2 of the Big 50-2016 startup competition, we’ve split the remaining 157 startups into 5 groups of roughly equal size. The remaining startups have been groups to compete, as much as possible, against others in their market sector (or thereabouts). Of course, some sectors have many more entries than others. As a result,…

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Local Roots Farms Uses Robotics for Vertical Indoor Farms

Backed by Over $1M in Seed Capital, Startup Local Roots Farms Uses Shipping Containers to Grow Food Closer to Customers Startup: Local Roots Farms What they do: Local Roots Farms is building out a distributed network of vertical indoor farms in order to sell top-quality produce as geographically close to customers as possible. Headquarters: Vernon,…

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Adatao Democratizes Big Data Intelligence for Biz Users

Backed by $13M in Series A funding, startup Adatao enables cross-team Big Data collaboration Startup: Adatao What they do: Adatao democratizes Big Data intelligence for business users by delivering usable insights in a user-friendly interface resembling Google Docs. Headquarters: Mountain View, California CEO: Christopher Nguyen, previously the engineering director of Google Apps. Founded: 2012  Funding:…

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