The Founder Institute, the world's largest startup accelerator, has helped launch over 130 new technology companies from its Silicon Valley chapter in less than 5 years. It has created billions of dollars in shareholder value while providing mentorship from some of the top entrepreneurs in the technology startup industry.
Applications to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, led by Founder Institute Founder & CEO Adeo Ressi, are open now.
While all of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute graduates are exceptional, there are a few who stood out in 2013. The graduates profiled below have all achieved significant milestones, building meaningful and enduring technology companies aimed at improving the lives of people all over the world.
Without further adieu, we proudly present the Fastest Growing Silicon Valley Graduates in 2013;
Getable creates mobile tools aimed to help construction professionals and rental equipment providers. In early 2013, they received $1.8 million from high-profile VCs including Andreessen Horowitz and Chris Sacca, and according to Bloomberg, are part of "The New Sexy" in mobile apps.
MovieLaLa is a social networking platform that connects movie lovers and movie marketers. They recently received seed funding of an undisclosed amount from a group that included a former HBO and Warner Bros. executive and a Flixster founding investor.
Neo specializes in technology-based solutions for the financial community and is backed by Social+Capital partnership, a leading Bay Area venture firm dedicated to smarter and innovative ways to improve business processes in the financial marketplace.
Retailigence specializes in increasing foot traffic in retail stores and helping retailers navigate the mobile space. This past year they crossed over 13 million products in over 150 stores, and closed a $6.3 million Series-B round featuring Quest Venture Partners, DFJ Gotham Ventures, Motorola, and more.
Spikes Security, a company focused on solving critical enterprise network security problems, began 2013 by closing a $1 million seed round led by Javelin Venture Partners. They built their product for release at the end of the year, and are now raising a new round.
Udemy, the world's largest destination for online courses, officially crossed 2 million students in 2013, which equated to over 300% growth in both user and revenue categories.
Wedding Party is a mobile app that allows guests attending a wedding to collaboratively document and create photographic memories and albums. This past year, they gained a great amount of traction by closing a million-dollar seed round.
Whale Path secured an initial round of finance from four venture firms: 500 Startups, Kima Ventures, Plug & Play Ventures, and UTC Links. In addition, Whale Path was accepted into 500 Startups' Batch 8.
Zirtual, the virtual executive assistant service that matches busy people with dedicated personal assistants, started 2013 by closing a $2 million Series-A round from a group that included Tony Hsieh, the Founder of Zappos. They closed out 2013 in a big way by officially launching to the public.
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