Startups of California

Continuing to travel the globe 🌎  in search of extraordinary startups that ordinary people could benefit from.

The next stop is beautiful California, USA, that is notorious for it’s Silicon Valley region, the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area, the home of innovative minds and the world center of high tech startups.

Here is my list of the top 15 startups of California.

Rethink Robotics “SMARTER, COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS”, offering Sawyer and Baxter bots. Sawyer is “high performance collaborative robot for tasks requiring greater precision and payload, is now available for machine tending, electronic component manufacturing, packaging, and much more”. Baxter is “The world’s first dual arm collaborative robot, Baxter is simple to train for repetitive production tasks such as discrete part handling, line loading, packing and unpacking, and many more applications.”

Cushion “Our bot has a black belt in fee negotiation. Expect refunds on fees like… ATM fees, credit card interest charges, monthly service fees, late fees, overdraft fees, account maintenance fees, minimum balance fees, wire transfer fees”. Get your money back by visiting this site and leaving your email in order to request invite and claim your spot on the waiting list.
SafeGraph is a data company. Here is a brief overview from CEO Auren Hoffman:
“Information should not be hoarded so that only a few can innovate. We need as many organizations as possible working to solve the challenges facing humanity. SafeGraph’s mission is to make the world’s data open for innovation while protecting individuals privacy. To provide truth sets to the world’s innovators, we need to meticulously record and archive the world’s facts and events. Our job is to find out what happened, when it happened, and where it happened. Data that isn’t true has little use. SafeGraph needs to independently verify the veracity of every data element. Of course, data can never be 100% true … but we should strive to make it 100% true.” I can think of many applications for this startup. Practically every startup I mentioned in this or previous publication could use and benefit from the information that is meticulously gathered and provided by SafeGraph. There are many applications for accurate data from SafeGraph, one of them is determining trend direction and another is creating one.
Occamzrazor funded by Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
“OccamzRazor is an AI-driven neuroscience therapeutics startup. Our product RAZOR consumes and analyzes a variety of biomedical datasets, constructing an exhaustive knowledge graph representing all known information about Parkinson’s disease. This graph is used to drive downstream therapeutic insight and strategic drug development.” With today’s technology I hope we find cure for Parkinson’s disease.

Tetra App that could be downloaded on the App store. “Tetra uses AI to take notes on phone calls, to help you focus, remember the details, and keep your team in sync.
$9 per month for 5 hours call time per month, other plans available.

Marble “Your Friendly Neighborhood Robot” so simple yet so impactful. About the company “We’re a fast-moving team based in San Francisco solving the enormous challenge of automating the transportation of goods. Our robots use a hybrid-autonomy system with people at the core of their operations. They use advanced sensors and high-resolution 3D city maps to efficiently and politely navigate busy urban environments. Our robots have swappable cargo bays to transport various types of goods – the best way to transport warm meals isn’t necessarily the best way to transport medicine.” Truly is “paradigm shift of our generation”.

The tech startup Bodega
“At Bodega, we’re combining the convenience of online ordering with the instant gratification of real world retail. We’re building hardware, software and supply chain operations to create delightful automated stores that are only a few feet away and always stocked with what you need.”
“A tech startup called Bodega that hopes to replace mom-and-pop shops with unmanned boxes that rely on an app and artificial intelligence is facing a massive backlash from immigrant business owners and skeptics across Sillicon Valley.’s executives have been widely mocked, and criticized for explicitly stating that their mission is to displace neighborhood corner stores and put family-owned shops out of business.” (source Great startup concept of the future, whereas mom-and-pop shops is today and not going anywhere for the next few decades at least, also cater to a different generation and certainly not under a threat of this new emerging startup.

The Grid AI web designer

For starters $96 yearly.

Luminance is London based startup that gave rise to many new revolutionary startups sharing the same concept of artificial intelligence platform for the legal profession. LegalRobot AI for Law startup that helps you understand legal language. The software reads the legal document and offers advice on how to approach any given situation.

“5G, WiGig, IoT, 4K video will drive the massive wireless data consumption of tomorrow. Carbonics is grasping the future and creating RF semiconductor solutions with higher frequency, more efficiency and greater linearity attributes for smarter mobile and wireless solutions. Our solution embraces 100% CMOS compatibility towards a CMOS plus Carbon single wireless chip solution.”

MAX BioPharma “MAX BioPharma is a California-based biotechnology firm developing novel small molecule lipids, referred to as oxysterols, as candidates for therapeutic drugs for debilitating and fatal human diseases. These oxysterol molecules belong to the family of sterols that have the ability to stimulate bone growth, block the growth of cancer cells, and inhibit their ability to metastasize. The company is a pioneer in this new field of Oxysterol Therapeutics® and focused on translating our key science into use for two large unmet medical needs: bone formation (in fracture repair, bone tissue engineering, and osteoporosis) and cancer.”

C3J Therapeutic

“A disrupted or imbalanced microbial ecology due to disease or broad-spectrum antibiotic use can result in negative clinical consequences and prolonged debilitating infections. Recent understandings of the human microbiome have illustrated the importance of a healthy and balanced microbial ecosystem and the link to improvements in human disease outcomes and disease risk. Specifically Targeted Antimicrobial Peptides, or STAMPs, are designed by first identifying targeting domains in bacterial genomes using genomic mining techniques. An antimicrobial peptide is then linked to the targeting domain allowing us to specifically direct the antimicrobial activity to a pathogen or group of pathogens of choice within a microbial community. The proprietary platform technology allows the STAMP to effectively reengineer the microbiota by selectively killing the targeted pathogen while sparing the remaining healthy microorganisms within the indigenous microflora. This targeted approach represents an enormous improvement over broad-spectrum antibiotics that indiscriminately kill both beneficial and pathogenic bacteria. Treatment with STAMPs results in biofilm communities that remain intact and “healthier” after treatment, and serve as a barrier to prevent reinfection.”

Rocco “Rocco learns the ins-and-outs of your business and brand voice. Rocco will suggest fresh content that your followers are likely to engage with. Spend less time coming up with content strategies and crafting social-media posts. Sit back and watch your engagement skyrocket. :)”
Rocco will analyze which campaigns have the best reach, engagement and shares. Check out their monthly plans.

Nanotech Energy
“Imagine a world where charging your smart phone, laptop, power tools, medical devices or even electric cars happened in just a few minutes with an energy storage system that runs three times longer than traditional batteries on a single charge. Hyped as the material of tomorrow, Graphene is the future of today in all of Nanotech Energy products. We are leading the charge to turn graphene and other nano materials into safer and more powerful products with our Graphene, Graphene Oxide and Graphene SUPERbattery solutions.”

Calimmune “Calimmune is accelerating the promise of gene therapy to liberate patients from chronic and currently incurable diseases.” About gene therapy: “Our gene therapy process works by genetically modifying patients’ own cells to shield and strengthen their immune system. The promise of this approach is to create enduring and perhaps life-long protection for individuals living with a broad range of debilitating and currently incurable diseases.”

This sums it up for my list of top 15 California startups.

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