Please Vote for Entrepreneur’s Choice of #StartupOfYear 2013


Its time for you to voice!  Please vote for your Startup of Year 2014 -Entrepreneur’s Choice

60% of those startups had raised some level of funding!  You can you find list of startups here:

You also find full list of startups, founder profiles  down bellow.

List of Startup of Year 2013 candidates (Startup of the Monday select at each Pitch and Demo Day)


#  Winner Time Startup Name What type of investment you are looking for URL of Angellist profile /executive summary /CruchBase Funding history
1 12-Nov Nudge Technology Seed, Angel first round

Closed first Angel Round
2 12-Dec NinjaMyApp Angel first round
3 13-Jan invi. Inc

 NA. Raised 3m
4 13-Feb referralMD Seed

 Raised 250K
5 13-Mar Nimbler Angel first round!
6 13-Apr Clef

7 13-May Friend Trusted Seed

8 13-Jul Muzi (Opportunes) Seed Less than 100k
9 13-Aug Instabug Seed, Angel first round

Less than 500k
10 13-Sep Oculii  Raised 1M
11 13-Nov Boombotix

 Raising 2.5M
12 13-Dec AnswerTo

 Self funded
# Startup Intro
1 18Nudge Technology Inc is developing a unique technology platform, with a data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence components, that mines data and delivers users unique recommendations that enrich their lives.Early beta version can be found on:
Angel list:
2 16NinjaMyApp is a Mobile Backend-as-a-Service; Think “WordPress for Apps”
3 13invi is the next generation of texting. No more tiny thumbnails and dull links. Share pictures, YouTube videos and so much more within your text conversations, as beautiful and interactive content.You can read more about us here on our press release, Techcrunch , TheNextWeb,  AndroidSpin,  Applatter, keithwkoch,  VentureBeat,  Talk Android and Drippler.
4 11ReferralMD is a collaborative health care startup focused on getting rid of paper based communication once and for all. (ie. Fax and triplicate forms) Their software connects primary care physicians and specialist providers in a network that makes it easier for the two groups to work as a team while reducing each others liability and improving the bottom line in the process.  Http://
5 logoNimbler SF gets you from point A to B efficiently whether by BART, Muni, AC/Transit, Caltrain, walking, bicycling, or combinations of the above.  Nimbler provides full point-to-point routing, real-time updates and advisories together in one app.  Nimbler will make you faster, more efficient, and more flexible in your daily travels in and around the city.
6 header_logo  clefClef is a replacement for usernames and passwords online that uses your smartphone to log you in. By moving authentication out of our heads, and in to our phones, we’re able to use state of the art cryptography to keep your identity safe. The trend in this industry, though, has been to make things safer, bu
t harder to use. Clef actually makes logging in easier because users don’t have to remember passwords, and Clef is a single-sign-on solution, so logging in once logs you in everywhere.
7 04Friend Trusted offers homeowners a free price comparison and booking engine for their home improvement projects with the most convenient delivery method possible, their smartphone.

8 93336Opportunes allows artists and fans to start movements to help an artists career. The site also allows artists to upload media content and sell merchandise. Our backend aloows us to make sure the delivery process of the funded goods and services is delivered.
9 54Instant bug reporting tool for mobile apps
10 43Oculii designs and manufactures high performance 3D tracking radar sensor modules for automotive, traffic, airborne, and security applications
11 boombotixBoombotix is the leader in ultraportable audio technology. The Company started in 2009 with a vision to create an alternative to headphones. Since then, Boombotix has built out a full line of bundled hardware and software to drive the future of the music listening experience. Their product line incorporates wearable technologies and mobile audio software. Walden Venture Capital and David Dolby currently back the Company.
12 answertoWe have built a custom online question and answer marketplace for software developers that enables them to buy, sell
, earn, win, and reward with a points currency for the best answer to a member’s question.


# Founder Founder’s Bio
1 nudge-founder-alAl-Hassan Hleileh
Founder & CEO at Nudge Technology
Al-Hassan Hleileh, Founder & CEO from Nudge Technology Stanford MBA, founder of Nudge Technology, which graduated from Steve Blank’s Lean Startup course at Stanford, and was featured by him at SXSW He also was a co-founder at, which is a VC backed regional hotel booking portal.
2 5Fred Radford
Founder at NinjaMyApp
Serial Entrepreneur with expertise in networking, software, security, messaging and mobile domains. Product Manager for large, complicated cross functional projects with startups through Fortune 50 companies.
3 1a577dfIddo Tal
Founder at invi. Inc
I’m an entrepreneur. I make things happen. I find an idea I like, talk with the target audience, learn the market and design a product they need. Build a team, develop strategic partnerships and raise funds. Get into the garage with a few talented developers and bring it to life.
4 4Jonathan Govette
CEO of referralMD
Jonathan Govette is the CEO of referralMD – As referralMD’s strategic leader, Jonathan is responsible for developing key relationships with healthcare organizations, online positioning, branding, product design, and team development.Prior to referralMD, Jonathan has sold innovative products and professional services in the enterprise online and print marketing / web development / software space . Jonathan holds a B.S. in Entrepreneurial Finance from California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo.
3John Canfield
Founder at Nimbler
John is passionate about solving difficult problems and improving people’s lives. John previously was Senior Director, Global Fraud & Risk Management at eBay where he delivered major reductions in fraud through account security, verification, detection, and business process innovations. Prior to eBay, he held senior product management and marketing roles for web and VXML products at Zip2 and iHello. John was a principal software engineer at DEC and a researcher at Toshiba’s lab in Kawasaki, Japan. He holds a Masters and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and an MBA from Stanford.
6 2Brennen Byrne
CEO & Co-founder at Clef
My name is Brennen Byrne, I’m the CEO and co-founder of Clef. I’m a recent graduate of Pomona College who’s previously spent time working at Adobe and H.Bloom. I’m a long time mobile developer who has taken an interest in the ways our mobile devices can solve problems in fundamentally new and different ways.
After seeing several internet giants (LinkedIn, Yahoo) lose their passwords to attackers, I became interested in online security. It quickly became obvious that the status quo was absurdly outdated and that a better solution existed by using our phones to do the heavy lifting.
7 222Brenton Marrelli
Founder & CEO at Friend Trusted
Founder and CEO of Friend Trusted. Entrepreneur and aspiring philanthropist. Strong both technically and in business with over 10 years as a Software Engineer and launched previous products on my own.
I have my BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of San Francisco (’02) and MS in Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University (’07).
8 rbsRobson Ribeiro
Co-Founder at Opportunes
First startup in 1986. Started one of the first ISPs in Brazil in 1996. Participated in 8 digital music projects in the USA, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Chile. Multi cultural entrepreneur with strong business development background.
9 201af04Moataz Soliman
CTO at Instabug
Founder of Instabug, a bug reporting tool for mobile apps.
ex-Software Testing Engineer at Microsoft.
Computer Engineer from Cairo, Egypt.
10 photoSteven Hong
COO, Co-Founder at Oculii
Steven is one of the co-founders and current Director of Product @ Kumu Networks, an NEA/KV backed startup that has raised over $25MM to commercialize full duplex wireless technology. The technology was developed while Steven was a graduate student at Stanford University, where he completed his PhD in EE at the age of 24. Prior to his time at Stanford, Steven spent time as a consultant at McKinsey and Company and a research engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory, where he worked in the Sensors Directorate of the Air Force Material Command.
11 0fe4428Lief Storer
CEO/Founder at Boombotix
From the very start, I was fortunate enough to land an engineering position that incorporated technology with art and design. At DiCon Lighting, I pioneered a line of ultra high power fiberoptic illuminators used for ultra efficient architectural systems. I seized the opportunity to learn everything I could about product design. In my nights I would transform from engineer to artist working on a variety of mediums from sneakers, headphones, skate decks and toys. As fate would have it, my technical background was fused into my art which put me in position to launch BoomBotix mobile audio.
My primary focus is around technologies that will enhance the user experience for mobile audio. Music is the most valuable social currency, and I plan to make sharing it simple and fun with technology.
12 photo (1)Alan Gunshor
Founder at AnswerTo
Global Business Executive with proven success building new businesses from idea to launch in two start-ups (one venture funded, and one bootstrapped to profitability), as well as Fortune 100 tech companies, and Inc 500 fastest growing companies list.Extremely versatile and fast-moving leader who masters new concepts quickly and can foresee and bypass roadblocks in new product strategies.A thought leader with a deep entrepreneurial mindset, able to communicate concisely and cut through complexity to drive results across small and large teams and organizations.Specialties:Startup Entrepreneur & Inventor,
Business Planning & Models,
Mobile & Local Advertising,
Verticals, SMBs, ISVs, Resellers and Agencies,
Product Planning,
Channel Partnerships & Initiatives,
Sales Training & Enablement,
Systems Integration, CRM, & Customer Lifecycle Solutions,
Product Marketing & Launches,
Content Aggregation & Distribution,
Location Based Services (LBS),
Ad/Content Monetization

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