Startup Picks: H1 2018 (HK TW)


Horizon Ventures (HK) info Li Ka Shing's venture arm
  • Divergent3D - 3D print a car top video
  • Owlstone - Non-invasive diagnostics using a breathalyzer
  • SailDrone - Long range ocean drones for data collection
  • SoulMachines - Add a realistic looking face to a chatbot 
  • Q-Ctrl - First steps in quantum machines
  • Evolve - Make gut microbome (bacterial ecosystem) as pristine as a newborn
  • Baobab - Emmy winning interactive story about 2 world-saving bunnies 
  • CorePhotonics - Dual/triple cameras (optics, algorithms, actuators, software)
  • Cortica - AI vision (monitor 1000s of cameras, self driving > 99% accuracy) 
  • Teralytics - Future of mobility as infrastructure (vs unit vehicles like e-cars)
  • Roli - Modular piano

Startup Stadium (TW) info
  • AirSig - Wave phone as signature (vs passwords)
  • Blocks - Modular smart watch (vs hardware cramping, miniaturization)
  • Alchema - Gadget that inputs fruits, outputs cider ...not home brewing
  • Augmenta - Industrial smart glasses (eg. alternative to control panels)
  • Dipp - AI selected marketing visuals
  • Frm - Fan + Frm = Friend (make your fans your friends)
  • KidsDynamic - Teach children the value of time
  • YoCam - Compact, weatherproof mobility camera
  • PlotDB - Data visualisation (charts, plots, maps) as a service
  • RadioFlux - Cup-shaped smart light bulbs
  • Singularity Infinity - Solve mobility problems with mathematics
  • OmiCam - Image stablized, VR camera that is designed to run for hours
  • Viscovery - Find and categorise stuff in videos (people, objects, scenes)

Garage+ (TW) info local investments
  • Gauis - E-Mobility infrastructure 
  • Deepforce - Face detection, identification, grouping creepytech
  • ATgenomix - Genomics NGS (next generation sequencing)
  • Wasai - Hadoop acceleration using FPGA (configurable hardware)
  • Coolso - Wearable gesture control
  • Sinitic - Multi-lingual, multi-tasking chatbot
  • Qubii - Auto backup phone while charging

Garage+ (TW) info foreign investments
    • PrintCB - Copper ink for printing electronics
    • Wavelite - Ultralight IoT network that rides on ambient signals
    • Kepler - Latency tolerant broadband for remote locations
    • FileFlex - Serverless cloud (no need to upload files)
    • RatTrap - Antivirus for IoT that does not require per device installation
    • Sorama - Acoustic cameras to 'see' sound (visualize source and intensity)
    • EmbrWave - Simulate cooling (heating) by cooling (heating) a patch of skin
    • Mfluidx - Lower cost diagnostic assay for point-of-care, small clinics
    • iBand+ - Gadget for lucid dreams

    Bonus: Cradle Fund (MY) info a longer version of a previous listing
    • Furley - ODM and OEM bioextracts link fixed
    • Mediven - Test kits for dengue, zika, malaria, cholera etc
    • Zymeratics - Custom-made industrial enzymes
    • CellTissue - Bioengineered skin for healing and cosmetics
    • NutriBrown - Brown rice that is smooth and yummy
    • KroBox - Lighting that fades in and out (vs abrupt on-off) 
    • Ecava - Hassle free web-based SCADA (factory dashboard)
    • Glueck - Electrronic billboard that can read its audience 
    • Vav - Ultrasound communications that ride on TV, radio etc
    • PouchNation - ePayment smart band for events
    • TuneBoss - Motorbike ECU that is controllable from a phone
    • Neutrinos - Decarbonize car engines with hydrogen
    • Ara - Affordable space for large events
    • Mestrae - One footwear, multiple heels