Techstars Is Making an Impact: Meet the 2019 Techstars Impact Class

We are excited to announce the ten companies joining the Techstars Impact 2019 class!

We kick off today in Austin, TX with teams joining us from around the world with operations spanning the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Ghana, and Nigeria.

Over the next three months, these teams will work intensively with a deep bench of Techstars mentors to pressure-test their business models, while designing for market-driven impact at scale.

At Techstars Impact we have a core belief that our deepest problem sets represent our greatest opportunities, and over the years we’ve watched this story play out in our portfolio. In an analysis of our wider portfolio looking at the multiple on invested capital for our historical investments in impact companies compared with our general portfolio, we found that impact is outperforming.

Today, these teams join the 44 companies in our Techstars Impact portfolio, which have collectively impacted 3.7M people around the globe, reduced over 14,000 tons of CO2 emissions, and enabled over $6.2B in second-tier diversity spend.

Please meet the newest members of Techstars Impact, our 2019 summer class:

AgHelp

Belding, MI

A platform to solve the acute agricultural labor shortage by connecting agricultural employers, farm workers, and worker support agencies.

www.aghelpusa.com

Creation Crate

Ontario, Canada

Creation Crate is a subscription-based STEM box for in-demand coding and engineering skills.

http://creationcrate.com

Cowtribe

Accra, Ghana

While 70% of Africans are reliant on livestock for food, 25% of livestock is lost to disease each year. Cowtribe is a last-mile vaccine delivery and payment solution for smallholder farmers in Africa.

http://cowtribe.com

Don’t Get Mad Get Paid

New Orleans, LA

Don’t Get Mad Get Paid enables parents to collect overdue child support payments from the $117B currently in arrears.

http://dontgetmadgetpaid.com

Drugviu

Chicago, IL

With only 6% of participants in clinical pharmaceutical trials coming from communities of color, DrugViu is the first population health platform for communities of color to find relevant medication data, reviews and experiences.

http://drugviu.com

MR Presta

Austin, TX

A LATAM-focused lending platform leveraging varied data sources and proprietary algorithms to service the $2.6T credit gap faced by the 70% of small businesses in emerging markets that are unable to access affordable credit.

https://www.mrpresta.com/

Omaiven Health

Austin, TX

Omaiven Health’s conversational AI bridges the $150B barrier to care access problems faced by vulnerable populations through simplified, data-driven NLP patient engagement.

www.omaiven.com

R3 Score

Baltimore, MD

For the 1 in 3 Americans with a criminal record that will be flagged on a background check when applying for a job or loan, R3 Score’s proprietary risk-scoring algorithm enables financial institutions and employers to more accurately evaluate individuals with criminal histories.

www.R3Score.com

VitalFlo Health

Raleigh, NC

VitalFlo makes it easy to manage asthma, empowering patients to take back control over their lung health and take corrective action to prevent asthma attacks before they land someone in a hospital.

www.vitalflohealth.com

Wella Health

Lagos, Nigeria

With generalized health insurance penetration in Africa currently reaching only 8%, Wella Health provides affordable, micro-health insurance options targeted at high-occurrence diseases such as malaria.

www.wellahealth.com