I’m at Citrix corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., for the presentations by the nine members of the second class of the Alchemist Accelerator group. It’s quite an eclectic class for the B2B accelerator.
The Alchemist Group is a new, venture-backed initiative focused on accelerating the development of seed-stage enterprise startups. Backers include Cisco Systems, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Khosla Ventures, SAP Ventures and US Venture Partners. The group has its roots out of the Harvard Club in San Francisco and targets technical co-founders and students from Ivy League and other high-caliber universities.
Here are the nine presenting today:
- Tylr Mobile: Enterprise-ready mobile work platform connecting familiar tools like email with relevant data and processes in your business.
- Eduora: Learning management system focused first on the end-user: unifying disparate campus applications in one interface, building enterprise-class university products that users love.
- Zipongo: Payors subscribe members for personalized meal plans, savings on healthy groceries and rewards for buying ‘GO’ foods.
- Chronon: Flight data recorder technology that captures the entire execution of JVM and replaces the need for traditional log files.
- MightyHive: Consumer Marketing Automation — automates, optimizes, and measures advertising cross-channel using data that is only available to an enterprise class application.
- Purple: Mobile customer engagement platform that enables businesses to acquire and engage customers by leveraging Apple’s passbook and other upcoming mobile wallets.
- Stratio: First portable infrared sensors at >1000x lower cost, greater than six orders of magnitude lower power, and more than 4x higher resolution than current technology, enabling personal health monitoring in smartphones.
- MonkeyBook: Instant, effortless, and fun digital and print memories. They replace human memory-making with crowdsourced stories from social data.