Elevate Capital Newsletter

June 2022

At Elevate Capital, we believe there is a tremendous opportunity to invest early and offer mentorship to underserved entrepreneurs. We provide the inclusive venture capital and guidance they need to turn their startups into great companies.

Elevate Capital Leads Seed Funding for Two Women-Led Startups

Elevate Capital welcomes two new women-led startups to its portfolio investments: SkySquad and Choix. Nitin Rai, Elevate Capital Founder and Managing Director will join the board of directors for both companies. Recently, both companies received $1 million in seed funding. 

SkySquad: SkySquad is a technology-enabled travel startup on a mission to shift the travel industry's focus to improving the customer experience. SkySquad's team of assistants allows travelers to focus on the fun of traveling and leave the stress at home. Read SkySquad News Release

Choix (pronounced “Choice”): Choix is a telehealth clinic focused on abortion, sexual and productive healthcare. Choix was the first telemedicine abortion clinic to offer an asynchronous model of care. Read Choix News Release

Nurturing Resilience and Pushing Forward: Taking The Wild's Success to the Next Level

“In 2018, Elevate Capital invested in The Wild’s immersive collaborative platform, and we were proud to be part of The Wild’s entrepreneur journey, accomplishments, and successes throughout the years," said Nitin Rai, Elevate Capital Founder and Managing Partner. 

Nitin recently sat down with Gabe to discuss how The Wild overcame challenges, sought out support, and empowered the team to bring The Wild to the next level. 

Pictured Above: Nitin Rai and Gabe Paez at the 2018 Elevate Capital Inclusion Summit in Portland, Oregon.

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Revry TV Celebrates Pride Month

“Pride Month is here, and Revry is streaming amazing movies, documentaries, stand-up comedies, series and short films this month,” says Alia Daniels, Co-Founder and COO of Revry. 

Revry, an Elevate Capital portfolio company since December 2020, is a global streaming network that focuses on queer content and creators. Watch live and on-demand LGBTQ+ movies, shows, news, music, podcasts, and originals 24/7.

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RFPIO and Brandlive Receive Technology Association of the Year Awards

Congratulations to RFPIO and Brandlive for winning the Technology Company of the Year Award at the 2022 Technology Association of the Year (TAO) celebration. RFPIO won in the Growth category and Brandlive won in the Accelerate category.  

“These awards celebrate excellence and achievement within the region’s vibrant technology community,” reports TAO. Both RFPIO and Brandlive are two of Elevate Capital’s exited portfolio companies. 

Pictured Above: Ganesh Shankar, AJ Sunder and Sankar Laguda (RFPIO), and Sam Kolbert-Hyle (Brandlive).

The Dyrt Featured on Today on Today

Last month, The Dyrt, the number one camping app in the Apple and Google Play App Stores, was featured on NBC’s Today on Today. NBC’s senior consumer investigative correspondent Vicky Nguyen shared a shortlist of recommendations for getting the most out of your vacation using popular travel apps.  

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Hemex Health Announces Breakthrough Measurement Capability

On May 7, in honor of World Thalassemia Day, Hemex Health announced a breakthrough measurement capability for the company’s Gazelle Diagnostic Device for clinicians monitoring sickle cell disease therapy. 

“The new solution offers an advance in disease management, allowing clinicians to monitor hydroxyurea therapy at the point of care. Today, and every day, it is critical we advocate for serious blood disorders,” reports Patti White, Founder and CEO. 

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Kishau Rogers Nominated for Women of Excellence Award

Congratulations to Kishau Rogers, Founder and CEO of Time Study, for being nominated for the NAWBO Richmond “Women in Stem” Award. Kishau is an award-winning technology entrepreneur and computer scientist with over 25 years of experience delivering software solutions to enterprises across the globe.  

Time Study is a technology firm that powers its Time Intelligence platform using machine intelligence to activate and transform enterprise data into real-time insights on how time is spent (at work). The platform impacts workforce effectiveness, operational efficiency, and compliance.

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Sentry AI Receives Monitoring Technology Marvel Award

Congratulations to Sentry AI for receiving the 2022 Monitoring Technology Marvel Award on April 25. This prestigious award is given by The Monitoring Association (TMA) and Security Sales & Integration (SSI) for outstanding innovations in monitoring technology.

Sentry AI is a leader in computer vision and video analytics. Sentry AI applies artificial intelligence (AI) advances to make fixed or moving cameras more intelligent and effective. The company provides AI-powered video analytics solutions for public safety and physical security and is trusted by businesses and enterprises worldwide.

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Intelligent Food Lockers: The Best Commercial Building Amenity for Hybrid Work Schedules

“The impact of recent shifts in work habits—especially the shift in where we work because of the COVID pandemic—has significantly altered the way employees engage with the physical spaces where business takes place,” says Christopher Stanvick, VP of Brand and Marketing at Minnow. “One major area where this has made an impact: food delivery.” 

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