PAX Portfolio Companies in the News

Bloomfield Robotics (Spring 21) placed first in Akamai's Future of Life Online challenge.

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Sesame Solar (Spring 21) rolled out its climate-friendly, portable solar-powered trailers with the US Air Force and Comcast as customers.

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Lillii RNB (Spring 21) received a massive investment from Serena Williams Ventures for its commitment to stymieing retail fraud online.

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Fall 2022

Harvest Thermal

Harvest Thermal, from Kensington, CA integrates electric heat pumps with water storage tanks to deliver home heating and hot water solutions. These heating systems, under the direction of the start-ups’ novel “Harvest Pod,” consume electricity when it is cheapest and cleanest to use. This improvement results in lower expenses for homeowners and, just as importantly, a smaller carbon footprint per household.

Cobalt Water Global

Cobalt Water Global, from New York, NY deploys AI software at wastewater treatment plants to quickly quantify their emissions, optimize their treatment process, and reduce their N2O pollution. N2O is currently responsible for the majority of the greenhouse gas pollution generated by these plants and is 300 times as potent as CO2

Curie

Curie, from Seattle, WA develops virtual 3D renderings of retail products based upon 2D images of them, expediting the process of creating these models at a fraction of the normal price. In doing so, Curie helps retailers improve the experiences and interactions of customers with their platform.

Amplio.ai

Amplio.ai, from Chantilly, VA uses bio- and psychometric data collected from wearables and tests to construct digital twins of employees. Analysis of these twins helps people predict someone’s main stressors and create plans for how to help them before they fall into crisis, reducing turnover costs and employee burnout in the workplace.

Logra

Logra, from Bogotá, Columbia offers small businesses and start-ups in Latin America a platform that provides them with targeted tactics and counsel on how to succeed in today’s competitive environment. This platform in turn gives budding content creators and business experts the ability to share their knowledge with a wide range of young companies.

Wellthi

Wellthi, from Washington DC embeds a social banking application into a financial institution’s existing user interface. This application enables customers to collectively save money with their families and friends, easing the process of raising funds for college, weddings, or other costly endeavors.

OnEx Medical

OnEx Medical, from Abu Dhabi, UAE has made a platform that matches medical manufacturers with distributors across the world. This online platform boasts a number of features that help manufacturers penetrate new countries and markets, aiding them in overcoming regulatory compliance issues, language gaps, and other barriers to entry.

Spring 2022

DrizzleX

DrizzleX, from Montebello, CA has built a pioneering smart water metering solution that provides full transparency about water usage in multifamily buildings. Their highly cost-effective technology alerts building owners of leaks and  identifies water usage patterns. This is a big step forward for meaningful water conservation in multifamily units, allowing building owners to bill individual tenants for their actual water usage.

MyAniML

MyAniML, from Overland Park, KS has created an ingenious AI-based early disease prediction solution for all cattle owners. Using facial recognition and muzzle analysis, the MyAniML algorithm can detect disease in a cow before it becomes contagious, which prevents herd infections and saves cattle owners from significant costs.

Dhakai

Dhakai, from Des Moines, IA is an end-to-end marketplace that enables apparel brands to move from idea to final, delivered products ethically, sustainably, and cost-effectively. Dhakai allows brands to succeed in every part of the process, from designing their product and sourcing a manufacturer, to producing goods and processing payments.

Jottful

Jottful, from Ann Arbor, MI empowers small businesses to better market themselves online. They deliver easy, affordable, and beautiful websites (via a SaaS platform) and they match businesses with digital-marketing vendors (through their 1200+ vendor marketplace).

PPAP Manager

PPAP Manager, from Detroit, MI is a collaborative cloud solution to streamline and automate quality assurance processes on parts for manufacturing companies and their supply chain. The technology enables engineers to easily monitor every quality aspect of the parts’ production, reducing time and resources by digitizing the entire system.

Holisticly

Holisticly, from New York, NY is revolutionizing wellness benefits for companies. They’ve built a simplified benefits marketplace which allows employees to choose the benefits that matter to them and employers to only pay for the benefits that get used.

Beereaders

Beereaders, from Austin, TX is a digital platform that promotes literacy skills among K-12 Spanish-speaking students. The Beereaders curriculum is redefining academic possibilities for 200K+ Spanish-speaking students through thousands of texts, books, and assessments in a gamified, customized digital reading environment.

EcoMap

EcoMap, from Baltimore, MD uses automation to create data-driven platforms that enable people to navigate ecosystems, spanning entrepreneurial communities, industry groups, corporate networks, and beyond. Our software quickly aggregates information enabling our community platforms to be real-time reflections of what’s going on in any given ecosystem.

Fall 2021

Retrolux

Retrolux, from Boise, ID has built a software platform for upgrading commercial building energy systems and has a mission to make existing buildings smart and efficient. It allows energy contractors to develop, design, sell, install, and maintain building energy system upgrades, including smart grid services.

Sensegrass

Sensegrass, from Fremont, CA is a soil intelligence platform for fertilizer management. They use a combination of AI-based recommendations and IOT soil sensors to deliver real-time soil health analyses and targeted nutrient management. They help farmers and companies reduce chemical fertilizer use, increase crop yields, and grow more sustainably.

Chainparency

Chainparency, from Houston, TX provides a turnkey solution for the recording, tracking, and tracing of physical items on the blockchain. This enables customers to authenticate products,  verify product claims,  and record chain of custody and more on an immutable blockchain ledger. This SaaS solution will help businesses of all sizes handle sustainability and ESG concerns.

Steamchain

Steamchain, from Beaverton, OR has created a user controlled platform that simplifies global B2B payments for international commerce using cryptocurrency and blockchain. The platform saves money on currency conversion fees, manages currency fluctuation risk, and reduces the time to complete international payments.

Paperstac

Paperstac, from Orlando, FL is changing the way mortgage notes are bought and sold through an automated retail marketplace. Their tool enables automation, synchronized communication, integrated escrow and audit services, and more. This will revolutionize the way investors handle mortgage debt.

Junction AI

Junction AI, from Dallas, TX has developed a product that takes unstructured data, analyzes it and then returns insights and recommendations, specifically for advertising and marketing. The product integrates into existing platforms and looks at the data surrounding advertising and marketing campaigns and then makes recommendations, such as word choice, color, and location.

Personify XP

Personify XP, from London, UK is the world’s first anonymous real-time analytics and personalization platform. They empower retailers to react in real-time to changes in an anonymous consumer’s digital journey by automating the types of content and products that consumers see to match their preferences.

Immersed Games

Immersed Games, from Buffalo, NY is using an online video game to drive a disruptive shift in learning to combat scientific illiteracy and disinterest. The platform enables teachers and parents to engage students in actively doing science by providing a video game that empowers students to directly explore science phenomena and solve authentic problems.

Jdoe

JDoe, from Washington, DC is an anonymous platform for victims to report misconduct, including sexual assault, police misconduct, asian hate, and more. Law firms, large organizations, and universities subscribe to the platform to identify and prosecute offenders, especially repeat offenders. With their secure platform, JDoe can link mutual survivors together, allowing for an increased chance of successful legal or other disciplinary action.

Spring 2021

Bloomfield Robotics

Bloomfield Robotics, from Pittsburgh, PA assesses the health and performance of crops using specialized cameras and AI, and provides recommendations to optimize plant health and yield, making farming more precise and efficient.

Freeing Returns

Freeing Returns by Lillii RNB, from Atlanta, GA, is a B2B marketplace for store returns. They are the ‘middleware’ that connects point-of-sale systems to return management applications, allowing retailers to reduce the frequency of return fraud, as well as increase brand loyalty with facilitated interactions.

Just Vertical

Just Vertical, from Toronto, Canada is an indoor vertical hydroponic company that creates “furniture that feeds you” — easy-to-use vertical gardens made for homes, businesses, and schools. In addition to their beautifully designed indoor gardens, they offer over 200 varieties of seed pods and custom-blended nutrient kits.

Pegasi

Pegasi, from Santiago, Chile makes healthcare information accessible, clear, and secure for the developing world, facilitating information management, televisits, and more. They also aggregate non-sensitive Big Data into Healthcare Business Intelligence (BI) as a tool for accelerating regional development.

Protosure

Protosure, from New York, NY offers a no-code insurance product development and distribution platform that allows users to rapidly develop, distribute, and embed complex insurance products on the cloud. Their low-barrier platform  allows users to prototype and launch insurance products in a matter of days.

Rallybright

Rallybright, from Bethesda, MD provides a behavioral science-based performance assessment and management platform, designed to improve team performance by enabling team leaders to pinpoint the areas where they can make high-impact improvements.

Sesame Solar

Sesame Solar, from Ann Arbor, MI creates modular solar nanogrid solutions that can provide instant mobile power for a wide range of applications, including communications, medical care, refrigeration, disaster response, and more.

Storybolt

Storybolt, from Chicago, IL is a platform for promoting employee engagement and sense of belonging. The company aims to inspire sustainable organizational change by helping their clients unpack difficult topics like implicit bias, gender equity, mental health, and more through curated selections from their collection of award-winning documentaries.

Sweft

Sweft, from Philadelphia, PA provides a platform that helps large e-commerce retailers profitably scale by automating the process of launching products online. They are an end-to-end solution that streamlines the product workflow across teams, from selection to launch.

Fall 2020

Adskate

Adskate, from Pittsburgh, PA, is an advertising technology firm that builds innovative solutions for targeting and brand safety. Their platform uses machine learning for sentiment analysis, video analytics and contextual targeting, to allow brands to make data-driven decisions about content creation and brand strategy.

Adstash

Adstash, from Toronto, Canada, provides a platform for connecting online ad exchanges with digital signage operators, using their integrated platform and AI algorithms to automate transactions. Their streamlined interface offers revenue reports, content schedules, and multi-user management, while the platform is conveniently integrated with TransferWise.

Change: Water Labs

Change: Water Labs, from Boston, MA, has invented a waterless, market-disruptive, sustainable toilet that rapidly evaporates 95% of sewage without using any energy. Their envisioned implementation will help expand access to clean water and sanitation around the world.

Employee Cycle

Employee Cycle, from Philadelphia, PA, provides a real-time HR analytics dashboard which aggregates disparate employee platforms and empowers enterprises to make data-driven workforce decisions. It allows companies to integrate their HRIS, ATS, and Engagement & Performance systems for integrated and comprehensive report building.

Fonbnk

Fonbnk, from Washington, DC, has built a system that allows users to buy, share, and redeem mobile airtime credit, turning mobile sim cards into bank accounts for people in the developing world. Minutes can be shared across 600 service providers, reducing financial barriers to staying in touch.

HyperBorean

HyperBorean, from Wichita, KS, has developed an off-grid energy technology that uses waste heat and solar to power refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. In use with equipment shelters, HyperBorean offers a cut in energy consumption and added resiliency to heat-induced downtime threats.

Resultid

Resultid, from Raleigh, NC, has developed a SAAS platform that assists in the market assessment of new technologies by providing instant access to patents, market data, grants, research, trials, and regulatory, product and company information. They have partnered with leading research institutions in their quest to provide rapid access to comprehensive market assessments.

RoundlyX

RoundlyX, from Richmond, VA, allows crypto-currency investors to round their daily purchases (to the nearest dollar) and apply that rounded amount to their cryptocurrency investments. Users can link their round-ups to multiple currencies in multiple exchange accounts for a comprehensive portfolio, all toggleable in an easy-to-use dashboard.

Wearwell

Wearwell, from Philadelphia, PA, is an online eCommerce business where consumers can purchase clothing that is sustainably made and sourced. While the fashion industry at large is responsible for 10% of all global carbon emissions, Wearwell makes it easy for you to choose climate-conscious brands.

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