LUQOM GROUP is the leading digital platform for lighting fixtures in Europe. Through their online shops as well as their presence in key European marketplaces, they provide more than 500 suppliers with direct access to private and commercial customers across 27 countries. They offer customers more than 50,000 products through LUQOM GROUP’s online shops and channels: from entry-level to premium segment online shops, as well as private label brands to renowned design products. LUQOM GROUP targets both consumers (B2C) and professional clients (B2B). All target groups benefit from their strong customer service which is tailored to local needs. B2B customers also value that they support them with professional lighting planning and other consulting services. LUQOM GROUP aims to create the best journey to individually design living spaces with light.
Gartenhaus is a leading European online platform for home & garden projects and offers garden houses, sheds, carports, terraces, saunas, and other, often bulky, garden and home-related products with garden houses being its core product category.
Manufacturer of wooden houses in the Nordic region. The company offers self-designed attefallshus, sheds, saunas cabins, playhouses and friggebodar, helping customers to choose luxurious and affordable wooden houses as per their requirements.
Christ is a German jeweller based in Hagen. The company is a market leader in jewellery and watches in Germany in the mid-to-upper price segment with over 200 stores and more than 2,400 employees. In addition to its extensive selection of high-quality jewellery and watches, Christ has launched a number of successful exclusive and private label brands. As a multi-channel retailer, Christ focuses on its own specialised stores in high street locations and shopping malls, along with flagship stores at airports and prestigious department stores. Moreover, Christ jewellery is marketed via its constantly expanding e-Commerce channel.
OSARO, a San Francisco-based company focused on AI for industrial automation. They are building technology for the factories, warehouses, and logistics systems of the 21st century. They were founded to build technology and products that make robots smarter. Not only do they lead their peers in practical revenue-generating applications, they also have released 2 products, have deployments on 4 continents, and have relationships with several major global automation suppliers and integrators. As the currently brittle global supply chain is besieged by pandemic, fires, and climate change, e-commerce is exploding and so is the demand for their products. Their customers are investing in smart robotics automation to improve productivity now, to build operational resilience against future shocks, and to create a better and safer workplace for the 21st century.
Robinhood is a stock brokerage that allows customers to buy and sell stocks, options, ETFs, and cryptocurrencies with zero commission. The startup offers equity, cryptocurrency, and options trading, as well as cash management accounts. It also provides a stock brokerage platform that democratizes access to the financial markets and aims to make people comfortable storing money and trading stocks using its application.
givve® is a FinTech company offering benefit solutions for employees and business partners. givve® offers innovative tools for employee motivation solutions.
Palantir Technologies Inc. is a software company that builds enterprise data platforms for use by organizations with complex and sensitive data environments. From building safer cars and planes, to discovering new drugs and combating terrorism, Palantir helps customers across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors transform the way they use their data.
Sava is changing the way people buy, try, and enjoy cannabis. As the leading cannabis ecommerce marketplace - appealing to newcomers and connoisseurs alike - Sava rigorously vets the vast world of cannabis and hand-picks the highest quality products. Their industry-leading ecommerce experience is built to demystify the plant and match you with your perfect products. Sava delivers everything right to your door using a professional employee-driver fleet. They've built a trusted source for cannabis discovery and delivery in the Bay Area, which has led to steady new customer acquisition and extremely high retention rates. By tailoring to scheduled delivery instead of on-demand and utilizing ecommerce best practices to create an enticing shopping experience, their customers make thoughtful, planned purchases of multiple items, giving them an industry-leading average order value. They oversee the delivery experience from order placement to customer receipt, which leads to high margins. They've cracked the code on how to make cannabis ecommerce profitable and are poised for growth.
Bloom Farms is a cannabis company on a mission to bring safe and enjoyable products to consumers who use cannabis as part of a healthy, fulfilling lifestyle. Along the way, they are out to remove the negative social stigmas of cannabis. Sustainably farmed and responsibly made, their products are beautifully designed around the mantra: relaxation, relief, creativity and fun. Bloom Farms grows cannabis in California by responsible family farmers who care about the land, the environment and the patients in need of their products.
For AM GmbH, IT is an ongoing process: IT design and development, sustainable, efficient operation of all solutions with personal 24/7 support, right up to ready-to-use applications from the cloud. AM GmbH is independent of the operating model, because its own cloud architects orchestrate IT operations for customers in their own high-class data centers, in the global clouds and on-premises. For over 10 years, AM GmbH has been looking after satisfied medium-sized and corporate customers from all over Germany from its three locations in Meschede, Dortmund and Hamburg with over 100 committed employees.
The Cantourage GmbH is a Berlin-based cannabis company that has already established itself as one of the leading European companies in the medical cannabis sector. Founded in 2019, the company enables producers from across the world to bring their product into the European market more quickly and cheaply, without having to deal with complex and lengthy regulatory processes. Cantourage is run by industry experts and pioneers of the European medical cannabis sector. Cantourage offers products in all relevant market segments: dried flowers, extracts and Dronabinol. Through its platform, Cantourage helps non-EU producers to tackle the complexity of adhering to EU-GMP guidelines, by easing market access and offering a completely new and enhanced way of distributing their products. Cantourage offers services and support to its platform partners from product imports and transformation to warehousing and logistics to Sales and Marketing.
REBELLE is the leading German online marketplace for designer second-hand fashion and offers fashion and accessories from the luxury and high-end sectors. Sellers can list and sell their used designer items. With the concierge service, Rebelle also offers sellers an all-inclusive service and takes over the entire sales process: from the creation of professional text and image material to packaging and shipping.
KitchenAdvisor is a referral platform for kitchens. They connect the customer with the perfect kitchen studio. They support the whole thing with 2 algorithms: The Price Predictor, which is able to give the customer a price for the kitchen within 10 minutes, and the Store Matcher, which uses machine learning to find the best studios in the region.
Mondosano is a patient-centric digital recruitment provider based in Hamburg, Germany. Mondosano is specialized in data-driven patient recruitment, as well as patient engagement and patients insight campaigns.
Art 19 is a company created to raise money for human rights causes from the sale of artworks by the world’s leading contemporary artists. The name “Art 19” is an abbreviation of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provides: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression”. Art 19 is an initiative founded by managers with lifetimes of experience in the worlds of art and human rights.
Staages is a music company which believes in the highest standards and greatest traditions of first-class music production. Through their expertise and strategic service resources, STAAGES has access to the whole spectrum of music production. From the creation of the first song notes to international touring, they pass by mastered recording, professional publishing, artist management, album launching and video production.
Rademacher is a leading manufacturer of proprietary smart home systems. With Rademacher products, shutters, blinds, awnings, lights, and other electrical devices can be operated from anywhere in the world via the internet using a smartphone or tablet computer. In addition to its HomePilot home automation systems, the company's product range includes innovative belt winders, tubular motors, control mechanisms, actuators, and garage door openers. Radermacher products meet its customers' needs thanks to their excellent design and high level of functionality. They are also quick and easy to install.
Dornbracht is a leading specialist for superior designer fittings and accessories for bathrooms, spas and kitchens. The company, with headquarter in Iserlohn, Germany, was founded in 1950 and today is internationally active with its product portfolio in more than 125 markets. As a premium brand, Dornbracht stands for innovative technology and high-quality standards at manufactory level, "Made in Germany" with highly qualified employees and state-of-the-art production technologies.
Since 1896, Alape has been manufacturing washbasins and washstands made from glazed steel with the highest demands on material, form and function. In their manufactory, they create products which meet the fundamental needs for cleaning and aesthetics in equal measure and which blend into differing living environments. For more than 120 years, glazed steel has thereby not only simply been a material but also the strongest source of inspiration. Working with the composite material comprised of titanium steel and enamel glaze spurs us on to achieve maximum creative performance. Masterful craftsmanship, made in Germany.
IFASEC is an IT security company that develops security softwares and performs automated penetration testing of web pages and provides services in the static and dynamic code-analysis of software and apps. IFASEC provides security teams with end-to-end solutions to tackle modern threats.
Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Boston, MA, Life Biosciences is pursuing therapies targeting three molecular pathways that regulate the biology of aging: mitochondrial uncoupling, chaperone-mediated autophagy, and epigenetic reprogramming. Their platform approach enables them to develop pharmaceutical treatments with the potential to prevent, treat, and/or reverse multiple aging-related diseases, each with critical unmet needs.
Roadsurfer is a leading platform for outdoor travel. On the rental side, Roadsurfer is characterized by a first-class service and thus logically also by a high level of customer satisfaction. Roadsurfer rents out Bullis, as the newer VW buses are now blasphemously called, so campers, just a “real” motor home. Most use such vehicles, which are built for the road rather than for self-sufficient life, for short trips. Roadsurfer has increased the demand for such buses to become Europe's largest campervan rental company - in just a few years.
Formlogic is reinventing Precision Part Manufacturing. Formlogic’s autonomous manufacturing technology uses machine learning and physics simulation to provide fast delivery of precision parts.
SmithRx is the next-generation pharmacy benefit partner built on a modern technology platform that creates new levels of flexibility, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. It’s a new path forward that aligns incentives and harnesses data analytics to deliver an exceptional pharmacy benefit product. A San Francisco based technology company, SmithRx was founded in 2016 to create a cost-competitive PBM that offers clients a proven pass-through model, a single technology platform, concierge level service, and strong drug cost, rebate, and service level guarantees.
Freeform is a stealth-mode metal 3D printing startup backed by Silicon Valley’s top venture capital firms. Founded by experienced entrepreneurs from several of the world’s most innovative companies, they believe that transforming the way things are made is essential to making the world a better place. Their advanced technology stack lies at the intersection of hardware, software, and data science, creating the foundation for the world’s first fully autonomous manufacturing factory.
World class innovators are creating novel laser-based hardware systems for materials fabrication that help manufacturers drastically reduce waste, improve quality, and enable next generation technologies.
AnyMove is the platform for P2P (person-to-person) car sharing. At AnyMove, as a car owner, you can easily and securely rent a car to other private individuals. During the rental period, the car is covered by your insurance partner. As a tenant, AnyMove gives you access to a large number of different cars from private individuals. The keys are handed over between the car owner and the tenant digitally via the AnyMove app.
Carbon Health is a modern, tech-enabled healthcare company transforming the primary care, urgent care, and virtual care experience. With a team of expert physicians, engineers, and designers, Carbon Health pushes the boundaries of medicine to deliver personal, accessible, and high-quality care. Carbon health aims to give patients connection to their medical records, quick access for immediate and ongoing healthcare needs, and a network of healthcare experts. Carbon health wants patients to feel as though they have an advocate - like a doctor in their family. With a growing network of trusted clinics, and an end-to-end platform that supports ongoing care management and virtual appointments, Carbon Health ensures world-class care is affordable and always in reach.
The company FoundersLane builds digital business models together with established corporations. Behind this is a mixture of digital strategy consulting, company builder and private equity. Under the name FoundersLane, more than 100 tech entrepreneurs and tech experts who are familiar with founding, building, and scaling business models come together. FoundersLane blends entrepreneurial flair with corporate assets to create and grow strategically significant digital ventures, even in regulated sectors like healthcare.
Unioncrate is an integrated business planning platform that unites artificial and human intelligence so CPG brands can plan, execute, and pivot supply chain strategies at the click of a button. Unioncrate unifies supply chain, financial, and operational data, eliminating blind spots from forecasts and slashing hours out of the demand planning process - creating a digital brain for business.
Deel is a developer of a payroll platform used to re-imagine payouts for businesses working with remote contractors. The platform is used by remote teams that connect localized compliance and automates payments in one system of record, as well as provides contracts and templates to be used for tax forms and localized contracts, automated payment,invoicing and receipts, and customer support. It aims to offer to every company that hires remote talents a one-stop-shop that makes onboarding, global compliance, and payments easier.
Founded in 2006 and based in Mid Wales, Outdoor Toys is among the largest outdoor garden toys specialists in the UK. The company offers over 1,000 products and specialises in Modular Toys, including swing sets, slides and climbing frames, as well as ride-on toys, trampolines, sandpits and accessories. The company operates a vertically integrated value chain with its own product design, UK manufacturing, customer service, dedicated logistics fleet and direct online sales to customers through its own website as well as online marketplaces.
Heavn is a leading pioneer company with groundbreaking signature products with propietary technology in the field of Human Centric Lighting, a dynamic lighting concept to enhance health and performance.
Klaviyo is a leading customer data and marketing automation platform dedicated to accelerating revenue and customer connection for online businesses. Klaviyo makes it easy to store, access, analyze and use transactional and behavioral data to power highly-targeted customer and prospect communications. The company's hybrid customer-data and marketing-platform model allows companies to grow by fostering direct relationships with customers, without giving up their valuable data to popular big-tech ad platforms. Over 275,000 innovative companies like Unilever, Custom Ink, Living Proof and Huckberry sell more with Klaviyo.
Gordian Biotechnology is a therapeutics company focused on diseases of aging, the major unmet medical need of our generation. Age-related diseases have complex causes that include interactions with the aged environment, and traditional ex vivo screening methods have failed to produce effective treatments.To address this problem, Gordian’s platform combines gene therapy with single-cell sequencing to test hundreds of therapies in individual animals, the only model that captures the full complexity of age-related disease.We thus scale in vivo efficacy testing to cover every therapeutic target at the very beginning of the drug discovery process. This lets us choose targets that really impact disease biology, to develop and commercialize therapies for the world’s deadliest diseases, and eventually for the processes of aging itself.
ABOUT YOU digitises the classic shopping stroll by creating an inspiring and personalised shopping experience on the smartphone. At ABOUT YOU, the focus is on the customers, who are supported in expressing themselves individually through fashion. On the website aboutyou.com and the multi-award winning ABOUT YOU app, customers find versatile inspiration and more than 400,000 items from over 2,000 brands. ABOUT YOU is one of the largest fashion and lifestyle platforms in Europe.
Serving enterprise customers globally, Noibu is the industry leader in eCommerce error monitoring and lost revenue prevention. Noibu's software platform monitors your eCommerce site and flags and prioritizes errors that prevent real customers from checking out, while collecting all the information required to quickly resolve them.
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