Announcing the Class of Techstars LA 2021

Jul 18, 2021

By Matt Kozlov, Managing Director of Techstars Los Angeles Accelerator

We’re excited to announce the twelve (yes, twelve!) companies that make up the 2021 class of the Techstars Los Angeles Accelerator, which kicks off today in our new offices in Culver City.  After an incredibly challenging year, we’re so excited to be back in person.  Our applicant pool was remarkably strong this year, and the selected companies, chosen from nearly a thousand who applied, will be joining us from both near (LA, SF) and far (Toronto, Hyderabad, Kiev).

Our 2021 class includes companies led by intensely passionate, mission-driven, and experienced founders who are laser-focused on solving societal challenges, making our communities healthier, happier, and more equitable.  We leaned in heavily where we know LA’s mentor pool and industrial base can help these 12 companies thrive, especially in the areas of  healthcare, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, retail, proptech, SMB SaaS, and consumer tech.  

The Techstars Los Angeles class of 2021 also represents our ongoing commitment to investing in diverse teams. Of the 12 companies, 6 are led by women CEOs, 2 are led by veterans, and 9 out of the 12 companies are led by CEOs that identify as being racially or ethnically diverse.  We are proud to have 10 of the 12 companies led by underrepresented CEOs. And 2 of the companies are led by husband/wife teams!  Thank you to our sponsors, partners, mentors, and Techstars alumni who help to make Techstars LA successful. Please join me in welcoming the Techstars LA Class of 2021!


Alva Health

New Haven, CT

Wearable neuromonitoring platform with the first indication in real-time stroke detection, for individuals living with high stroke risk.

Butterfly Labs

Los Angeles, CA

Butterfly Labs provides an end-to-end service for health and wellness companies to do white-labeled, at-home lab testing, including lab services, test kit fulfillment, and doctors.


New York, NY

Cheres is making investing social: A place where friends can connect, see what each other is investing in, and get financially fit together.


San Francisco, CA

Communikind is your family’s holistic health guide: curating clean products, integrative resources and personalized care communities to support every family’s unique journey to better health.


Los Angeles, CA

TaxTech for entrepreneurs that provides a simple, accurate way to follow tax deadlines, save for upcoming bills, and file and pay all returns for every tax type.

Erdos Ventures

Toronto, Canada

Erdos leverages technology to evaluate, acquire, and operate a portfolio of highly valuable niche e-commerce brands at scale.


Hyderabad, India

Eunimart's SaaS platform simplifies omnichannel and global commerce for small to medium global retail brands.


Los Angeles, CA

Lightbox helps retailers create a digitally connected storefront - making it seamless for customers to discover, search, sign up & purchase through interactive panels - bringing the best of e-commerce to physical retail.


Los Angeles, CA

People Clerk helps you navigate small claims which are disputes under $10,000 (security deposits, property damage, and contracts).


Los Angeles, CA

Renno is a home design & renovation platform that streamlines the remodeling process for homeowners.


Kiev, Ukraine

SanityDesk provides entrepreneurs the tools, support, education, and people they need to grow their business online.


Menlo Park, CA

ViralMoment harnesses image, video and audio conversations on social media using AI and computer vision - adding the color of the internet to social analytics and helping brands, agencies and cultural leaders to connect with their audiences.