Engage Announces New 2019 Class
Engage announced the latest crop of technology startups joining their go-to-market and growth platform in Atlanta this fall. Engage is a corporate-backed venture fund established and financed by Cox Enterprises and others to provide innovative new companies with what they need most — distribution, customers and market access.
Here’s the full list of companies in the Fall 2019 cohort:
2ULaundry (Atlanta) — Tech enabled, premium wash and fold laundry and dry cleaning with pickup and one-day turnaround, delivered to your door. This Techstars Atlanta 2018 company has operations in North Carolina and Atlanta and will soon launch in five new markets.
Deep North (San Francisco) — A company helping enterprises understand consumer engagement, behavior and demographics in physical environments with deep learning and artificial intelligence-based video analytics. Deep North supports a new wave of brick-and-mortar experiences and retail-as-a-service business models. The technology currently lives in multiple malls, the Dallas Cowboys stadium, Ikea, AT&T and Home Depot and takes only a few hours to install. The company is experiencing rapid growth, with $40-50 million in recently signed multi-year contracts.
Instant Financial (Atlanta) — An instant pay platform that gives your employees control over their pay, immediately, therefore helping companies retain employees and encourage them to develop positive behaviors. The technology allows companies to instantly pay employees after a shift ends or pay commissions after a sale closes.
MailMosh (Atlanta) — Mailmosh provides services that make email better, safer and more secure. This product is not yet on the market. Engage is getting involved early to help them explore the enterprise product and market fit.
Resilia (New Orleans) — A software designed to increase capacity for nonprofits and enable large foundations to create and measure impact at scale. The founder, Sevetri Wilson, won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Public Service and was named to Pitchbook's 27 Black Founders to Watch, as well as Fortune's 50 Women Transforming Tech. Resilia is also a Venture Beat Top 10 Startup to Watch outside of Silicon Valley. The company has recently landed support from the Gates Foundation, Google and JP Morgan Chase.
Wi-Charge (Tel Aviv) — A wireless power startup that transmits power to charge electronic devices over-the-air. The product uses focused infrared beams to transmit power, is FDA and UL approved, and is eye safe. The team, which includes top scientists and physicists, is backed by Adam Neumann, founder and CEO of WeWork and co-founder of Qualcomm.
Engage is a corporate-backed venture fund. The Engage corporate partners contributing capital and resources include AT&T, Chick-fil-A, Cox Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, Georgia- Pacific, Georgia Power Foundation, Inc., The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Invesco Ltd., Invest Georgia, Tech Square Ventures, The Home Depot and UPS. These corporate partners, along with the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and Tech Square Ventures, provide support and platform resources that help companies scale and open up new markets. Engage is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit engage.vc.
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