Announcing the January Class of Techstars Anywhere 2022

Jan 24, 2022

By Ryan Kuder, Managing Director of Techstars Anywhere

January 24, 2022

We’re excited to announce the twelve (yes, twelve!) companies that make up the first 2022 class of the Techstars Anywhere Accelerator, which kicks off today in person in San Diego, California! After an all virtual 2021 year, we’re so excited to be back together with founders. Today we’re welcoming founders from the United States, France, UK, Colombia, Chile, and Mexico to Techstars.

It takes a great team to support these great founders and I’d love to take a minute to introduce a few new faces on the Techstars Anywhere team. Joining us as Investment Principal is Melani Gordon, a former CEO, angel investor, and startup coach who will be helping the founders build great companies through the accelerator program and the Techstars network. Leading operations is our new Program Manager Carly Forcade who joins us from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst. And Ileana Gonzalez, our Venture Associate based in San Antonio, TX, who is constantly on the lookout for great founders building great companies. Together, we’re welcoming these twelve new companies to Techstars Anywhere today.

The Techstars Anywhere January Class of 2022 represents our ongoing commitment to investing in diverse teams. Of the 12 companies, three are led by women CEOs, two are led by veterans, and 9 out of the 12 companies are led by CEOs that identify as racially or ethnically diverse. We are proud to have 10 of the 12 companies led by underrepresented CEOs. Thank you to our sponsors, partners, mentors, and Techstars alumni who help make Techstars Anywhere successful.

Please join me in welcoming the Techstars Anywhere January Class of 2022!

Elo Audio

An audio cms that helps your team save time and learn together.

CEO: Sabina Khilnani

Location: Miami, Florida

Freeman Capital

Freeman Capital helps everyday people with financial planning, investment management and education no matter how small the initial investment.

CEO: Calvin Williams

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

From Wolf

Wolf is building the infrastructure for work marketplaces. Wolf helps communities get back to work by launching niche marketplaces.

CEO: Ash Barot

Location: New York City, New York

Instinct Environmental

Wireless Sensor Networks detect wildfires and more quickly and accurately, bringing massive monetary savings to forest landowners.

CEO: Ashwin Datta

Location: Portland, Oregon

Joint Homes

Joint is the first Housing-as-a-Service platform combining the best aspects of renting and buying for the military community.

CEO: Rich Halverson

Location: Alexandria, Virginia


Mattoboard is Canva for 3D design.

CEO: Guy Ailion

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada


Metavent is a virtual events software platform, built by event professionals, for event professionals, that delivers an unconventional, cinematic, branded audience experience and powerful, real-time data and analytics.

CEO: Anna Rembold

Location: San Francisco, California


Virtual currency that allows business travelers to buy unused inventory at hotels and short term rentals.

CEO: Roberto Tame

Location: Mexico City, Mexico


Shaka is a virtual team bonding platform. We help reduce employee turnover and increase culture by boosting employee engagement through each of Shaka’s features!

CEO: Melanie Wertzberger

Location: Irvine, California


Soko is a social talent marketplace that connects tech startups to talent through personal and social networks. We turn the average person into a paid micro-recruiter.

CEO: Martel Metellus

Location: Lehi, Utah


Stereotheque is the end-to-end collaboration tool where anyone can build and manage on-demand creative teams

CEO: Tomas Uribe

Location: New York City, New York


A platform where any individual investor, regardless of account size or background, can automate their investments through ML, algotrading, and/or copy trading!

CEO: Logan Weaver

Location: Havre de Grace, Maryland

We’re not stopping here. Applications are currently open for our next Techstars Anywhere class that will kick off in July 2022. If you think you might be a great fit, you can learn more here, apply here, and follow Techstars Anywhere on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date.

About Techstars

Techstars is the most active pre-seed investor in the world having invested through its accelerators in more than 4,000 companies. Founded in 2006, Techstars believes that entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to invest in an unprecedented number of startups per year enabling more capital to flow to more entrepreneurs around the world. We do this by operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, as well as by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities.

About the Author
Ryan Kuder

Ryan Kuder is the Managing Director of the Techstars Anywhere Accelerator, Techstars’ only remote accelerator. He has also managed Techstars accelerators in San Diego and London.