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Techstars Oakland Announces Spring 2024 Class


Techstars Oakland powered by J.P. Morgan announced its latest cohort of 24 startups.

The program provides funding, aand offers mentorship, resources, and support, with the goal of accelerating startups’ growth, and contributing to Oakland’s economic and social progress.

The class includes:

  • Afford Health (San Francisco, CA), which helps ìpatients plan, track, and manage out-of-pocket medical bills.
  • Alibi (Toronto, Canada), a CRM and booking platform for nightclubs.
  • AWEAR Technologies (San Francisco, CA), building a wearable health tracker for mental wellness – measuring brain waves through a strip/patch attachable to glasses and other headwear.
  • Cicada (Los Angeles, CA), which helps live musicians earn more money by selling directly to audiences + real-time broadcasted interactives (like singalong lyrics and CTAs).
  • Circle+ (Wilmington, DE), a due diligence, investment analytics, and fundraising platform for startup ecosystem in Africa – built around a Crunchbase-esque database of startups, founders, and VCs.
  • ClubReq (Phoenix, AZ), a hiring platform with a focus on speedy turnaround from application to interview.
  • DubPrime (San Jose, CA), an Inclusive & explainable AI underwriting platform.
  • Goohaus (Santiago, Chile), which turns home layout + decorative style into shopping carts of furniture and home goods by connecting with retailers’ APIs.
  • GyftGram (New York City, NY), which provides digital gift cards and loyalty programs for restaurants and identity verification system for guests to eliminate fraud.
  • Korzo Inc (Palo Alto, CA), an AI financial advisor for individuals.
  • LexIQ (Washington, DC), which helps legal departments process, review, and understand details on commercial real estate agreements using generative AI.
  • Lexir (Lisbon, Portugal), a direct to consumer distribution and sales platform for independent alcohol brands.
  • LocumDoc (London, UK), which connects hospitals with temporary doctors to ensure adequate and consistent staffing.
  • Paayj (Los Angeles, CA), an AI wearable that intelligently sends money, tracks purchases, gamifies financial behavior, and removes money as a friction factor in human relationships.
  • Pair Anything Inc (Davis, CA), which increases retail wine sales by providing a digital assistant for their shoppers with wine pairing.
  • Positive Finance (San Francisco, CA), a platform for employees to save and invest in sustainability and impact programs; selling via ESG consulting firms and impact networks.
  • Regfyl (Lagos, Nigeria), a compliance software platform for financial institutions in Africa to combat crime.
  • Runbear (Seoul, South Korea), a low-code builder (= Zapier) for developers working with LLMs to integrate with Slack, Zendesk, email, etc.
  • ThryftShip (Athens, GA), a commercial shipping platform for Instagram second-hand sellers and small businesses.
  • Travaras (San Jose, CA), a marketplace for ecotourism, connecting conscious consumers to sustainable travel operators with a primary focus on the Hawaii islands.
  • Trinium Labs (San Jose, CA), which simplifies complex financial indicators to make trading decisions easier for novice and pro investors.
  • TUX  (New York City, NY), which offers protection for RSU compensation.
  • Webvizio (Pittsburgh, PA), which helps web design studios cut client revision and communication time with AI-powered workflows.
  • Xsauce (Atlanta, GA), which gives retail investors the opportunity to invest in sneakers.

The deamo day will be held on May 30th, 2024.