The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its annual A-List, which spotlights 17 local startup companies that the chamber says have breakout potential.
This year, 176 companies were nominated, and the winners were announced Thursday night at an event at ACL Live at the Moody Theater.
Any stage startup in any industry was eligible to apply. A panel of independent judges evaluated the businesses in three investment categories: early-stage, mid-stage and later-stage.
Now in its seventh year, the list is intended to increase the visibility of Austin’s most fundable, scalable and innovative startups and attract more venture capital funding and top talent to Central Texas.
This year’s list includes startups in sectors including software, big data, consumer packaged goods and video game development.
Since the A-List’s launch, past winners have received more than $1 billion in funding and exit proceeds, according to the chamber.
Here is the 2017 A-List:
Early stage/seed stage companies
· Banyan Water, a water conservation company that deals with commercial properties.
· Convey, software that lets online retailers tracks sales and communicate with customers.
· data.world, a social network that lets data scientists connect and share datasets.
· Everlywell, offers at-home diagnostic tests including thyroid, metabolism and cholesterol.
· Maggie Louise Confections, hand-crafted chocolates and other confections.
· OrcaConfig, software configuration management solutions.
· Aceable, mobile and online courses in driver's ed and defensive driving in states including Texas, California and Florida.
· Digital Pharmacist, digital health company connecting pharmacies and patients.
· Dropoff, same-day delivery services for businesses using online tools for ordering and tracking.
· High Brew Coffee, sells cold-brew coffee.
· Opcity, platform that connects real estate agents with pre-screened home buyers.
· Tenfold, sales performance software platform.
· Certain Affinity, video game development studio
· Drillinginfo, energy software company.
· FloSports, provides online sites for sports that don’t typically get network coverage.
· Pivot3, server and storage virtualization software and hardware.
· Tiff’s Treats, cookie delivery service.
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