Elevate Capital Newsletter

July 2019

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

Founder Insights Video Series: Ana Andueza, PacLab Analytics

As the CFO of PacLab Analytics, Ana Andueza discovered a new path in an uncharted industry with many uncertainties. Watch and learn from Ana in our Founder Insights video series on the Elevate Capital YouTube Channel, as she discusses how she defined operational processes in the cannabis industry.

"Never quit. Startup life is hard. The ones who survive are the ones who get up every time they’re knocked down."  – Ana Andueza

Watch Ana’s Video

Elevate Welcomes New Portfolio Companies: Bitesize, Madorra and Vectorly

Bitesize: Bitesize's Messaging Platform empowers companies to communicate with consumers one-on-one—turning your database into a goldmine and providing every tool you need to make customer interactions fast and easy. 

"Messaging and appointment tools enable companies to batch responses and reply via a human assist AI system, which superpowers your sales team to talk to thousands of people at once," says Jessica Lee, Bitesize Founder and CEO. 

Learn More about Bitesize

Madorra: Madorra is a non-hormonal solution for vaginal atrophy, providing a medical device solution that has previously only been served by pharmaceuticals.

"We wanted to find a way to treat vaginal atrophy without hormones to improve female sexual function. When we told women we were working on this, many would say, 'Oh my gosh, it's such a huge problem for me,'" says Holy Rockweiler, Co-Founder and CEO. 

Learn More about Madorra

Vectorly: Vectorly’s online video platform enables content creators to upload, compress, host, and deliver videos quickly, using minimal bandwidth and buffering to their audiences. 

"Leveraging patented video compression technology, Vectorly reduces video file-size and bandwidth usage by up to 90% without reducing video quality," says Sam Bhattacharyya, Vectorly Co-Founder and CEO.

Learn More about Vectorly

The Next Big Thing is Coming to Healthcare Research, and You Can Be a Part of It: Invio is Hiring 

Invio was founded by experts in research and health IT to modernize an archaic clinical trial process. Their proprietary data aggregation and automation platform enables pharma companies to complete clinical trials faster and with better data quality.

If you’re looking for work or know someone who is, contact Invio and apply for the Account Executive position that is based in Seattle, WA.

Portfolio Companies in the News: Goodwell, Hubb and The Wild 

Goodwell: "Patrick Triato Decided to Build a Better Toothbrush. Here’s How He Did It." Read Willamette Week Article
Hubb: "Faces of Marketing Podcast: Allie Magyar, founder of Hubb." Read Medium Article

The Wild: "The Wild VR/AR Tool for Designers Unleashes the Power of Collaboration and Creativity." Read ARPost Article

The Wild: "The Wild Adds New Features to Improve Collaboration." Read AEC Magazine Article

Portfolio Blog Series: Ana Chaud, Garden Bar

In our founder series on The Elevate Capital Blog, entrepreneurs have come together to share their venture capital experience. Ana Chaud, Founder and CEO of Garden Bar discusses her venture capital experience. Ana’s passion paved her path as a CEO. Get inspired by her story.

"Everything seemed impossible when I started, because I didn’t even know where to start. All it took was the first step. When I took the first step toward that idea, the next steps started to unfold." – Ana Chaud

Read Ana's Story

Curadite Hits a Home Run at Epilepsy Foundation Competition

On May 23, 2019, at the Epilepsy Foundation Shark Tank Competition in Aventura, Florida, Curadite co-founders Jody and Dennis McNannay successfully pitched their epilepsy Medication Management Platform (MMP) at the National Antiepileptic Drug and Device Trials

As the saying goes: "A picture is worth 50,000 words," but for Curadite it was worth $50,000 as a Shark Tank winner. 

Jody accepting the $50,000 check at the Shark Tank Competition. Photo provided by Curadite

The Shark Tank Competition identified the "most innovative new ideas in epilepsy treatment" and awarded up to $200,000 to various companies "to support the development and commercialization of an important new product, technology, or therapeutic concept to help people with epilepsy." 

Jody and Dennis developed the MMP to address their daughter’s struggle with medication adherence for epilepsy. "Non-adherence is a key factor in controlling epileptic seizures for the 65 million people worldwide to deal with epilepsy every day," said Jody.

Learn More About Curadite

Upcoming 2019 Events

7/16: 9:00 am to Noon
TiE Oregon After Hours (Pearl)
1355 NW Everett St, Portland

7/17: 9:00 am to Noon
TiE Oregon After Hours (Eastside)
329 NE Couch Street, Portland

7/18: 9:00 am to Noon
TiE Oregon After Hours (Downtown)
1155 SW Morrison St, Portland

8/5: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Workshop: Problem Solving & Invention Through Entrepreneurship
Accredited Teacher Training (earn up to 6 PDUs)

8/15: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Workshop” Problem Solving & Invention Through Entrepreneurship
Accredited Teacher Training (earn up to 6 PDUs)

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