Announcing the Techstars Los Angeles Accelerator Fall Class of 2023

Sep 11, 2023

LOS ANGELES (September 11, 2023) – Techstars Los Angeles Accelerator powered by J.P. Morgan is proud to announce the 12 startups selected for the Fall Class of 2023. These promising, early-stage companies are addressing challenges in categories such as Augmented Reality (AR), B2B SaaS, FinTech, DTC/Retail, Healthcare, and more.

Taking place in the thriving tech ecosystem of Los Angeles, the three month mentorship-driven program is bringing together founders from across the globe, along with a heavy US presence including 3 local SoCal companies. The 2023 class was chosen for innovative products and solutions in areas that will revolutionize how we live and work.  

This class also continues to build on our commitment to investing in diverse and underrepresented teams. Of the 12 companies, 9 are led by founders that identify as underrepresented. Thank you to our sponsors, partners, mentors, and Techstars alumni who help to make Techstars LA successful.

Demo Day is scheduled for a special in-person event on December 6th, 2023! Founders will have an opportunity to pitch their businesses to a community of investors and mentors.

Introducing our Fall 2023 class for the Techstars LA Accelerator Powered by J.P. Morgan!

An AI-powered retail insights platform for brand growth and product discovery. Cohere connects retailers with the latest consumer brands through authentic buyer reviews and insights.

For manufacturers that need manufacturing equipment, Diagon offers a robust marketplace to discover and procure manufacturing equipment at discounted pricing.

A B2B BNPL solution that lets companies pay suppliers on their own terms without the need for a corporate credit card.

inlike enables SMB real estate developers to manage projects on a single cost-effective platform.

  • IONA (London, United Kingdom)

IONA develops zero-emission autonomous drone solutions for sustainable and efficient logistics in low population density areas.

Kilsar provides a suite of software and hardware solutions that enable real-time intelligence, multi-channel communication, augmented reality (AR), and digital tooling capabilities for teams and workforces.

For hospitals that struggle to identify patients at risk for hospital acquired conditions, Kinometrix provides a patient safety platform that uses electronic health record data and machine learning to predict patient harm accurately and in real-time.

Linker Finance is a cost-effective turnkey solution and low-code platform that enables brands to launch their custom FinTech app in weeks.

Moya develops high-capacity, all-electric, autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles with vertical take-off capabilities (eVTOL) for cargo transport and crop dusting.

For health-conscious consumers, families, and fitness enthusiasts seeking a delicious and healthy dessert option, Sweetkiwi offers whipped frozen greek yogurt that's tasty and packed with protein, probiotics, and superfoods to support well-being.

Textual builds Text-to-Buy programs that allow customers to buy their favorite products via text message without entering a credit card. This enables Fortune 1000 brands to sell more inventory DTC, increase customer retention, and expand their share of mobile commerce.

A subscription-based and device-agnostic voice AI software for patient monitoring and patient screening to help telehealth Primary Care Physicians to assess severity of atrial fibrillation and heart failure remotely to reduce 10% readmissions rates.

Meet the Managing Director
Matt Kozlov

Matt is the Managing Director of Techstars Los Angeles powered by J.P. Morgan, Techstars Los Angeles Accelerator, and Techstars Healthcare sponsored by Cedars-Sinai, Point32Health, UCI Health and UnitedHealthcare. Prior to joining Techstars Matt was the Head of Corporate Development at Telesign, a leading antifraud firm and one of LA’s fastest growing technology companies (acquired by BICS). Previously he was CEO of Moonshark, a venture backed by Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Qualcomm bringing to market original mobile entertainment. He has also worked at Sony Music Entertainment (VP, Web & Mobile Products), Yahoo! (corporate strategy, product development) and Bain and Company (management consulting). He graduated from Harvard, where he studied economics.