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!
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CEO: Sabina Khilnani
Location: Miami, Florida
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
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
Wireless Sensor Networks detect wildfires and more quickly and accurately, bringing massive monetary savings to forest landowners.
CEO: Ashwin Datta
Location: Portland, Oregon
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
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.
The Techstars worldwide network helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas—entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to, and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in more than 3,700 companies with a combined market cap of $98.6B. www.techstars.com