SGInnovate: Venture catalysts for deep tech, research based start-ups in Singapore

Founded in 2009, DataXu is a leading data analytics company that provides the tools to programmatic trading - Demand Side Platform and Data Management Platform. DataXu’s holistic solutions help brands and agencies efficiently identify, understand and engage the audience – the cornerstone of smarter advertising.
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Hydroleap offers an economical way to treat industrial wastewater using electro-coagulation instead of chemicals.
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An enterprise search solution that connects data from various sources - email accounts, corporate intranet, personal storage devices and cloud services. Robust and quick to deploy, the search engine is competitively priced in the market of enterprise solution providers.
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Tabsquare provides an on-premise restaurant customer engagement system. This system allows diners at a restaurant to view menus, place orders, and receive promotions and recommendations. Data analytics enable dynamic recommendations for cross-selling and upselling items during meal ordering; it also provides restaurant management with a data-driven approach to run operations.
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Taiger is an international software vendor headquartered in Singapore that is leading the next generation of Artificial Intelligence solutions in the fields of information access and retrieval for the finance, insurance and government sectors. Currently present in 5 countries across 3 continents, Taiger helps firms automate cognitive complex tasks until now reserved to humans.
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Treebox Solutions provides multiple mobile security solutions across enterprises and government agencies. Its key product is OnTalk®, a military-grade encrypted “Whatsapp” mobile application that is deployed through on-premise servers.
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Entrepreneur First (EF) was founded by Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck to help top technical talent build world-class tech startups. It is the only pre-seed investment programme in the world to accept candidates’ pre-team, pre-idea with individuals selected purely on the basis of their technical ability or domain expertise.

As well as pre-seed funding, the full-time, six month programme provides individuals with mentoring and advice from the EF team and some of the world’s top entrepreneurs, as well as office space and legal and administrative support, so that each cohort has the best possible environment to meet potential co-founders and launch their startups.

The programme has so far supported over 200 entrepreneurs build over 70 companies who have been funded by some of the world’s leading venture investors, including Balderton Capital, Index Ventures; Notion Capital, Octopus Investments and Y Combinator.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) is a major research enterprise established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in partnership with the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF) since 2007. It is the first entity in the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) developed by NRF.

SMART serves as an intellectual hub for research interactions between MIT and Singapore. Cutting-edge research projects in areas of interest to both Singapore and MIT are undertaken at SMART. SMART comprises an Innovation Centre and five Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs): BioSystems and Micromechanics (BioSyM), Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM), Infectious Diseases (ID), Future Urban Mobility (FM) and Low Energy Electronic Systems (LEES).

The Ethereum Foundation aims to promote and support research, development and education to bring decentralized protocols and tools to the world that empower developers to produce next generation decentralized applications (dapps), and together build a more globally accessible, more free and more trustworthy Internet.

Developed by the Ethereum Foundation, a Swiss non-profit, with contributions from great minds across the globe, Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.

These apps run on a custom built blockchain, an enormously powerful shared global infrastructure that can move value around and represent the ownership of property. This enables developers to create markets, store registries of debts or promises, move funds in accordance with instructions given and many other things that have not been invented yet, all without a middle man or counterparty risk. The project was bootstrapped via an ether pre-sale during August 2014 by fans all around the world.