Founder Showcase Hall of Fame Inducts Nine New Companies

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in News | 12,734 comments

Founder Showcase Hall of Fame

    With the Application Deadline for the 12th Founder Showcase coming up in just a few weeks, we wanted to pay homage to our past competition alumni and induct the newest members to the Founder Showcase Hall of Fame.

    These nine great companies have gone on achieve significant business milestones after the event; whether by raising funding, building a great business, or disrupting an industry.

    And without further ado…

    Newest Hall of Fame Inductees


    This innovative, real-time location-based marketing and analytics platform was acquired by social media giant, Hootsuite.

    Breakthrough, a platform that connects people with mental health providers anywhere, raised a $900,000 round from Keith Rabois and other top angels.

    This innovative opinions database and automated market research platform has raised $1 million from a group of private investors.

    Fashioning Change has received widespread recognition for providing eco-friendly alternatives to people’s favorite brands – including on Fast Company, Fox, NBC, and more.

    The crowdsourced content platform raised $250,000 from two of Denver’s top entrepreneurs: Jon Nordmark, and Jim Franklin.

    Nexercise’s fitness apps are among the highest rated across several app stores, garnering recognition from Reuters, Fox, The Washington Post, and more.

    In addition to raising funding from Kima Ventures, and more, I-Dispo’s reservation and personal assistant platform now powers all reservations for Bing in France.

    Spinnakr won the 9th Founder Showcase and closed a seed round consisting of top angel investors (including Dave McClure’s 500 Startups).

    PetHub, a company that allows you to utilize technology to track and care for your pets, closed a $1.3 million seed round in June of 2012.



    See the full list of Founder Showcase Hall of Famers here.

    To apply to the 12th Founder Showcase Pitch Competition, click here. The competition is 100% free, and any company less than 2 years old with less than $250,000 in funding can apply.

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