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Portfolio

iSelect is investing in the innovative entrepreneurs and cutting-edge companies making real change happen in the fields of Agriculture, Healthcare, Resource Efficiency and B2B Software. Our portfolio companies are saving energy, reducing agricultural inputs such as water or fertilizer, breeding more efficient plants, or targeting conditions or diseases like obesity, cancer, or hypertension, and more.

Food & Agriculture

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Established: 2014
Location: Champaign, IL
Prior Round Funding: Series B

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Agrible sells software that connects the agricultural supply chain from field-to-market, providing critical sustainability,agronomic, and yield data.

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Established: 2013
Location: Sydney, -1
Prior Round Funding: Series C

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AgriWebb is building the digital backbone of the livestock industry, connecting animal and land management to the supply chain and the consumer.

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Established: 2014
Location: San Francisco, CA
Prior Round Funding: Series C

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Arable is an agricultural data company that combines proprietary in-field sensors and crop & data models to dramatically improve efficiency and intelligence of agricultural operations.

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Established: 2015
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Prior Round Funding: Series B

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Artemis is a software company making indoor farming profitable, efficient and traceable, enabling growers to drive the indoor farming revolution.

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Established: 2018
Location: Tel Aviv, AL
Prior Round Funding: Series A

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Autonomous Pivot turns center-pivot irrigation systems into a noninvasive soil/crop sensor and communications network. This network feeds an artificial intelligence decision support engine for autonomous irrigation, fertigation, and crop protection, which ultimately helps growers maximize yield and minimize inputs.

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Established: 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
Prior Round Funding: Series D

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Benson Hill is a crop improvement company that taps the natural genetic diversity of plants to develop healthier and more sustainable food. CropOS combines machine learning and big data with genome editing and plant biology to differentiate and accelerate the product development process to modernize our food system.

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Location: Boulder, CO
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Bond Pet Foods, Inc (“Bond” or the “Company”) develops alternative protein pet foods. Their microbial fermentation process uses animal DNA to create animal proteins without slaughtering any animals. The Company is currently in the process of obtaining regulatory clearance for its novel meat proteins and plans to sell its products to ingredient and pet food suppliers as well as direct to consumers.

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Established: 2016
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Prior Round Funding: Series C

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Bonumose is commercializing low-glycemic index, natural sugars through a proprietary, cost-effective enzymatic process.

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Established: 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA
Prior Round Funding: Series B

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Brightseed is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered nutrition discovery company that identifies unique micronutrients in the plant kingdom and maps them to specific human health conditions where they can have the highest impact.

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Established: 2015
Location: San Leandro, CA
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Geltor has a platform technology that enables it to cost effectively produce sustainable and beneficial proteins for the cosmetic, food, beverage, nutritional supplement, and healthcare industries.

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Established: 2018
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Prior Round Funding: Series A

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EarthOptics is building the technologies and data products that will allow for the accurate measurement and modeling of key soil attributes, enabling land managers to improve soil health and unlock the value of healthy soils.

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Established: 2017
Location: Johnston, IA
Prior Round Funding: Series B

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Growers Edge offers warranty and lending products and services in the agtech marketplace. Their warranties help farmers by guaranteeing yield with the adoption of new technologies.

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Established: 2019
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Harpe Bioherbicide Solutions, Inc. (“Harpe”) is an agtech company focused on providing natural and sustainable solutions to expand and provide new opportunities for organic agriculture while reducing, replacing, and synergizing with synthetic chemical use in row & specialty crops and commercial & consumer markets.

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Established: 2012
Location: Plant City, FL
Prior Round Funding: Series A

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HarvestCROO is building the premier automation and robotics solution to solve the labor shortage crisis in specialty agriculture, starting with strawberries.

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Established: 2015
Location: Longmont, CO
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HerdDogg’s patented animal wearable technologies provide animal tracking and aid in the identification of missed heats, illness, and dystocia (difficult births) for the 2.5 billion herd animals worldwide.

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Established: 2010
Location: Glen Mills, PA
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Holganix produces organic plant probiotics that make soils and plants healthier, more resilient, and more productive.

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Established: 2018
Location: Somerville, MA
Prior Round Funding: Series A

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Kula Bio is an agriculture biotechnology company that aims to extend the life of microbes to unlock their biological potential and maximize their impact.

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Established: 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Kultevat combines genetic breeding and chemical process engineering to produce natural rubber from the Russian dandelion in North America.

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Established: 2012
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Prior Round Funding: Series B

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Mercaris is a market data service and trading platform for organic, non-GMO, and other Identity Preserved (IP) agricultural commodities.

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Established: 2015
Location: Oakland, CA
Prior Round Funding: Series A

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TradeLanes offers a SaaS-based trade execution and automation platform that eliminates the manual tasks needed to ship ocean containers. Its interface accesses real-time data about shipments, destinations, and clients, TradeLanes simplifies the export/import process by driving efficiencies, improving visibility, and reducing errors in the process.

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Established: 2018
Location: Emeryville, CA
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PatternAg’s crop protection product delivers actionable intelligence to farmers, based on high resolution mapping of the DNA found in a farmer’s soil. With nearly 100 billion organisms per soil core, Pattern’s metagenomic DNA sequencing technology maps the unique microbial community found in a farmer’s field, identifying key opportunities to increase yield and save money. Armed with Pattern’s insights into next season’s risks, especially from the most costly pathogens like Corn Rootworm and Soybean Cyst Nematode, farmers can apply recommended protective measures to maximize their yield or save money on inputs when those risks are absent.

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Established: 2008
Location: Durham, NC
Prior Round Funding: Series B

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PlantResponse Biotech is a Raleigh, NC based company that is developing and commercializing biologically related products that improve plant health and protect yield potential.

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Established: 2016
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Prior Round Funding: Series A

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Plastomics has developed a proprietary genetic engineering model that can produce high performing crops through editing the chloroplast.

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Established: 2014
Location: Columbus, OH
Prior Round Funding: Seed

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ProteoSense is building a biosensing platform for rapid, cheap and highly sensitive food safety testing.

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Established: 2014
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Prior Round Funding: Series C

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Sentera is a UAV and crop analytics company delivering the most comprehensive suite of value-added hardware and software solutions available today to growers & agronomists.

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Established: 2014
Location: Springfield, TN
Prior Round Funding: Series C

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Stony Creek Colors, Inc. produces eco-friendly, bio-based dyes for sale to premium denim and garment brands, as well as other consumer goods, to allow them to sell traceable and environmentally friendly products.

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Established: 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
Prior Round Funding: Series A

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Tillable, Inc. is a digital agriculture real estate platform that allows farmers, landowners, sellers, and buyers to buy, sell, rent, manage, or finance farmland.

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Established: 2016
Location: San Diego, CA
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Vence is a livestock data management and technology company that enables the scaling of the sustainable production of nutritious grass fed and pasture raised livestock. Its initial offering is solving the labor and capital intensive problem of fencing in pastured livestock management. The benefits to livestock management include improved control of animal movement, enhanced nutritional quality of animal products, reduced land degradation, improved soil health and sequestration of carbon in the soil.

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Established: 2005
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Prior Round Funding: Series C

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Vestaron is developing new products in the crop protection industry that address the growing concerns of resistance, high costs of R&D, and safety/environmental externalities.

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Healthcare

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Established: 2019
Location: Davis, CA
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BCD Bioscience discovers, develops and understands naturally occurring carbohydrate based prebiotics that enable unprecedented control of the microbiome for beneficial health and nutritional outcomes.

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Established: 2013
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Cocoon Biotech is a biomaterials company that uses fibroin, a protein derived from the cocoon of the silkworm, to both replace unsustainable ingredients and provide the foundation for a new generation of innovative products.

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Established: 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Cofactor Genomics is a precision medicine company that focuses on RNA for its understanding of disease – initially cancer but with applicability across many diseases.

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Established: 2014
Location: Seattle, WA
Prior Round Funding: Series B

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Cyrus Biotechnology is a drug discovery company that has developed and is employing innovative protein design software to make highly differentiated therapeutics. The company is building both internal and partnered protein biologics that are engineered to be safer, longer lived, more efficacious and more readily manufactured than those currently available.

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Established: 2015
Location: Germantown, TN
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Entac Medical is developing noninvasive devices for predictive and diagnostic medicine based on a novel, patented, platform technology, Previs Audio Spectral Analysis. Their first product is used to predict post operative ileus after GI surgeries.

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Established: 2012
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Euclises Pharmaceuticals is developing novel enzyme (COX-2) inhibitors designed to increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy safely

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Established: 2012
Location: Davis, CA
Prior Round Funding: Series D

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Evolve Biosystems is an infant nutrition that develops microbial products that are key to the development of gut & immune health.

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Established: 2012
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Prior Round Funding: Series C

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Flywheel offers a SaaS platform that provides cloud-scale data management and computational analysis.

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Established: 2015
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Geneoscopy is developing next generation diganostics that use stool-derived RNA to prevent, detect, and guide treatment for gastrointestinal diseases.

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Established: 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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GeneMatters is a digital health platform that provides scalable, on-demand genetic counseling to meet the rapidly growing demand for genetic services.

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Established: 2014
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Gila Therapeutics is developing a treatment for obesity using naturally occurring hormones known to induce satiety, leading to weight loss.

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Established: 2007
Location: Seattle, WA
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Healionics, Inc. has developed a novel bio-material called STAR, that features strong anti-infective properties and significant reduction in the formation of scar tissue around implanted medical devices coated with the material.

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Established: 2015
Location: Palo Alto, CA
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HepaTx is a cell therapy company developing stem cell technologies to produce low-cost and scalable sources of liver cells that can be used to preserve or regenerate liver function in patients with liver failure.

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Established: 2015
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Holobiome is developing a platform for microbiome-based therapeutics to treat diseases of the central and enteric nervous systems.

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Established: 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Immunophotonics has developed a novel polymer that retains cancer antigens after an ablation procedure. Injected into the tumor site after the procedure, it primes the immune system for a systemic wide response to the tumor and its metastases.

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Established: 2015
Location: Exton, PA
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MOBILion Systems is an analytical instrumentation company using ion mobility to substantially improve the ability to see and identify previously undetectable, clinically significant molecules in minutes.

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Established: 2013
Location: San Diego, CA
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Molecular Assemblies is developing an enzymatic DNA synthesis platform technology. Molecular Assemblies’ novel enzymatic DNA synthesis platform has the potential to fundamentally transform how we write genetic building blocks with applications across food, healthcare, energy, and beyond.

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Established: 2008
Location: Willoughby Hills, OH
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Neuros Medical, a medical device company, develops an electrical nerve block to treat chronic pain for conditions including neuroma/residual limb pain and chronic post-surgical pain.

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Established: 2015
Location: Boston, MA
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Nix Biosensors is developing a wearable device and biosensor system platform that monitors hydration in real-time, helping reduce health incidents associated with dehydration while improving performance for athletes, laborers, military personnel and the elderly.

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Established: 2018
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Readout (or The Company) has developed a low-cost breath-analysis device with clinical grade accuracy for measuring blood-ketone levels, an important indicator of a patient’s metabolism.

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Established: 2015
Location: Burlingame, CA
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SciBac is developing a platform technology called MERGE that enables the Company to efficiently combine desired traits of two microbes into one stable hybrid organism through lab-induced directed evolution.

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Resource Efficiency

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Established: 2012
Location: Austin, TX
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Bractlet forecasts and verifies energy savings for retrofits of energy consuming equipment in commercial buildings, enabling significant energy saving and cost reduction.

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Established: 2012
Location: Boulder, CO
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Rebound Technologies builds IcePoint, a novel cooling technology that delivers unmatched control and efficiency to industrial freezers.

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B2B Technology

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Location: Columbia, MO
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AdKiosks is a digital ad platform that enables advertisers to display unlimited products from a single ad space.

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Established: 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
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CrazyForEducation provides an online database of educational and tutoring programs in which lecturing occurs primarily outside the classroom while tutoring (homework) is done inside the classroom.

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Established: 2011
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Denim Social, Inc. (fka Gremlin Social) is secure social media software for regulated industries such as financial services and healthcare. A full marketing and analysis suite wrapped in a security layer to maintain compliance.

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Established: 2014
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Honcho monitors and archives all digital employee communications on authorized company devices using artificial intelligence (AI) to ensure compliance in regulated industries.

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Established: 2011
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Mentor Spaces (fka The Whether), provides a job-matching platform that helps employers hire better-qualified candidates based on individual skills and business culture fit.

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Established: 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
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BenchmarkONE provides all-in-one sales and marketing software designed especially for small to mid-sized businesses

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Established: 2015
Location: Kansas City, MO
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PopBookings develops software that streamlines the temporary employment market, with an initial focus on the event-staffing segment.

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Established: 2009
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Rewards Caterings (Time to Cater) is a web-based full service national catering concierge service used to manage catered events of any scale.

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Established: 2007
Location: Cleveland, OH
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StreamLink sells grant and board of Director management software to public sector and nonprofit institutions. StreamLink helps these grant recipients comply with new Federal and state transparency and accountability laws – in so doing, increasing grant effectiveness, transparency, and compliance.

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