A-LIST is designed to recognize homegrown companies in various growth stages. These companies are developing new ways to connect with customers while transforming their industries and creating a robust culture for their employees. See this year's finalists below!
AffiniPay helps professionals in all industries get paid faster so they can focus on what is important - their business and helping their clients with the issues they’re facing. They've taken the friction out of a key piece to running their business effectively so they can do what they are good at! Their proprietary payment technology has built industry-specific online payment solutions for the legal, accounting, design, and association industries that allow professionals to easily accept client payments and securely.Learn more
Afia is a story of perseverance and rebirth. Using a recipe book passed through generations that survived war in Syria. The Mediterranean food company is a mission-driven organization dedicated to authentic, diverse cuisine and giving back to its community. Founded in 2017 by Farrah Moussallati Sibai, Afia was an opportunity for Farrah to introduce the American grocery shopper to popular flavors from her home and also give her fellow Middle Easterners a sense of place on the grocery shelves that she missed when she first came to the United States.Learn more
AlertMedia's fully integrated threat intelligence system and two-way multichannel emergency communication software help thousands of organizations globally keep their people safe, informed, and connected during any emergency or critical incident. Every day, news headlines remind us of the number and severity of critical events organizations face that threaten employee safety or business continuity. As the world continues to experience an increase in emergency events, organizations are constantly forced to monitor disparate sources of information in search of useful intelligence about emerging risks.Learn more
ATX Venture Partners
ATX diversifies across a number of targeted industries. These are transformative, large markets, where a team has an innovative solution ready to take off. ATX considers market timing and commercial scalability as important criteria. They carefully analyze the company’s business model and competitive landscape for fit. Shifting market dynamics and trends in automation often create overlooked solutions.Learn more
Boutiq feels traveler's pain in low confidence in listing accuracy, inconsistent cleanliness, amenities, & guest experience, soulless & uninspired furnishings & décor, and unprofessional hospitality. They also know the Owner's and Investor's surgeon: buying & financing is complex & cost-prohibitive, management is time-consuming, and hospitality is difficult & frustratingLearn more
Clusiv is the world's first accessible e-learning platform built for & by the blind and visually impaired. They solve the global problem of blind inclusion in the workforce and society as a whole. Currently, 76% of blind Americans are unemployed. Those that are employed are almost entirely relegated to menial labor for menial wages with an average salary of $27k. This has gone on so long that our society views these statistics of a capabilities issue, it isn't. Their platform provides job-track-specific, remote, vocational training that gives agency and opportunity back to blind and partially sighted people.Learn more
Digital iTechnology undertakes next-generation IT projects from its clients and make it happen with their people. Digital iTechnology helps realize the impossible by making your software needs happen, but with a unique twist that sets them apart from their competition. They believe every client, big or small, has unique software needs and they specialize in solving these in the most agnostic way by providing you consulting and execution services.Learn more
Electra Beverages makes better beverages for your sports and hydration -- less sugar, fewer calories and greater functionality than head-to-head competition in the category -- Gatorade, Body Armor, Powerade.Learn more
ESO was founded on the premise that the smarter use of data to provide clinical and operational insights will improve community health and safety by helping agencies and departments either get access to the information they need in real time, as well as helping organizations identify gaps in training, documentation, procedures, etc. When the company was founded in 2004, many departments and agencies were using paper solutions to capture critical patient information in the prehospital setting. Through acquisitions over the last few years, they are now in a position to track data across the entire patient journey -- from 911 call to hospital outcome. The only company in the world that can do this.Learn more
Consumer demand for sustainability, coupled with a strained supply chain and growing inflation, has pushed recommerce and resale to the forefront of retail. Couple that with the traditionally challenging and costly work of managing oversized item returns that push many retailers to tell their customers "just keep it and deal with it" or to send them to the landfill along with 9 million other pounds of furniture alone. FloorFound's solution cuts through these complexities that have made resale prohibitively difficult for oversized items and allows brands to quickly launch robust, full-scale recommerce programs that meet and exceed consumer expectations.
Recommerce offers a sustainable alternative to new item manufacturing and shipping, with lower cost items and faster availability for shoppers. More than 90 percent of U.S. consumers reported buying resale items in a 2021 FloorFound survey, and research from First Insights and the Wharton School indicates 83 percent of consumers across all generations who have purchased secondhand products will continue to do so compared to only 17 percent in 2019. This broad consumer support has led to projections that U.S. resale is set to grow more than 150 percent to top $330 billion by 2030, according to Mercari and GlobalData.
However, without reverse logistics processes to handle the return and resale of large items, recommerce programs have historically been out of reach and unavailable for oversized products, until now.Learn more
IREP Junk Removal
IREP Junk Removal removes unwanted items from both residential and commercial properties.Learn more
KUNGFU.AI helps companies adopt and transform around AI. By 2025 if companies are not leaning into AI, they will be behind.Learn more
Live Oak Venture Partners
LiveOak Venture Partners is an Austin-based, early-stage venture capital firm that partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build world class, category dominating companies. They focus on providing first institutional capital for tech and tech-enabled services companies based in Texas. They are entrepreneur-first, multi-segment, and full life-cycle investors.Learn more
Living Security was founded to revolutionize the world of human risk management around the idea that with the right engagement and training, along with the data to identify the riskiest people, employees can be transformed from a company’s greatest security risk to its greatest defense. The company’s state-of-the-art, role-based training solution creates immersive learning experiences that mitigate risk by truly changing employee behavior. The platform is proven to be 16 times more effective than traditional cybersecurity programs, and 100% of employees who’ve completed Living Security training say they feel more confident recognizing and reacting to cybersecurity threats.Learn more
Lontra Ventures is an Austin, Texas-based entrepreneurial consultancy with two core specialties:
Life Science Consulting: Specialty Drug Commercialization & Selling Value Added Services to Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
Technology: Business Development & Strategic Sales for High-Growth CompaniesLearn more
Lumaegis is specifically addressing the HAI transmission issue in the healthcare environment. CDC estimates HAIs cost the US >$30B and take the lives of over 100,000 people annually. Our innovation provides a chemical-free, reusable, flexible disinfection device that is fast (<<30 seconds), thorough, and is used in a multitude of high-touch, high-transmission surfaces seen in everyday healthcare situations. This device is used as a final step in infection control for the environmental health and safety staff to fight against pathogens and save lives.Learn more
L7 Informatics, Inc.
L7 Informatics brings your data to life by unlocking insights and intelligence at the intersections of people and process. Legacy data and silos permeate the life science industry reducing innovation and efficiency while increasing business risks. L7 breaks down data and process silos to integrate data across the enterprise increasing innovation, efficiency, and data quality across the organization.Learn more
Midnight Venture Partners
As dream chasers themselves, they can relate to the sleepless nights. Their team members have started & scaled dozens of businesses. They have overhauled supply chains & created sales strategies.Learn more
Great leaders are hard to come by. Moonshots Capital believes the best ones are military-trained or trial-by-fire entrepreneurs who have the ability to motivate others to action, inspire trust, and plan heuristically. They invest with conviction when those attributes are present. Moonshots Capital, with offices in Los Angeles and Austin, was founded by a team of veterans in 2017. They have collectively founded and operated 14 companies, and have personally invested in over 80 ventures. Beyond capital, we deploy their military and entrepreneurial experience and network to help world-changing companies grow.Learn more
Pinwheel recognizes that kids and teens often use devices designed for adults. With guidance from a board of therapists, they created a smartphone operating system that supports kids and teens in their everyday lives. Caregivers remotely customize and monitor their child’s device to guide them into adulthood.Learn more
Talroo is innovating the way that businesses find and hire their essential workforces. Their pay-for-performance model enables customers to maximize efficiency, not waste spending and hire employees faster than they could with any of their competitors. Talroo leverages a search-and-match algorithm powered by state-of-the-art AI technologies. Their deep-learning processes analyze billions of signals daily, assessing the job seeker-employer relationship in real-time. This produces significantly better search results for the job seekers, and higher quality applicant matches for the employer. Finding the right people is difficult, but with Talroo, it doesn't have to be.Learn more
TrustRadius help technology buyers make confident decisions based upon authentic and robust insights from their peers. They help them identify which products they should evaluate, to understand the differences, to select the best product for their use case, and enter a partnership with their eyes wide open. Over 1 million business technology buyers use our platform every month. They help technology companies how to activate their customers to create influential customer reviews that both serve to educate and inform the active buyers on TrustRadius, but also become powerful social proof that they can use in their own sales and marketing channels.Learn more