Electronic Gaming Federation (StartFast '15) to Partner with ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex!
Electronic Gaming Federation (StartFast ‘15) announced last week that the team will host the national high school esports championship with ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, one of the premier sites for amateur sports in the nation.
This event will feature the best high school esports teams in the U.S and will take place from June 12-14, 2020. This new esports event will be one of the 100+ sports and entertainment events that take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The venue has accommodated 70 different sports featuring athletes from 70 different countries in the past.
Automation Intellect (StartFast '18) closes global sale!
Automation Intellect (StartFast ‘18) recently announced the team closed a Master Services Agreement with Mann + Hummel, the world's largest manufacturer of filter products. Automation Intellect will be providing performance analytics on Mann + Hummel's manufacturing machines across 2 plants. The company has 19 plants in North America, and 63 plants worldwide. Headquartered in Ludwigsburg, Germany, Mann + Hummel delivers almost $4B in sales annually.
StartFast Closes Follow-on Investment in Designer Inc!!
Based in San Francisco CA Designer Inc. is the leading high-end interior design marketplace in North America.
The company offers interior designers a single place to browse, get quotes and purchase from over 1,000 different trade-only manufacturers. The team participated in StartFast's 2018 accelerator program in Syracuse NY and has since continued to grow their month over month revenues by double digits!
Announcing StartFast Investments In 3DUsher And RepHike!
StartFast is very excited to announce follow-on investments in 3DUsher and RepHike! The companies are 2018 and 2017 graduates of our accelerator respectively.
3DUsher is the leading platform for on-demand low-volume manufacturing. The platform helps customers design products for manufacturing, determine the best manufacturing method, and get connected to the right machine shop to process the order. Since launching in early 2018 the company has created an international network of top machine shops with an unparalleled portfolio of manufacturing technologies. Co-investors include the TC Growth Fund managed by CenterState CEO and the Syracuse Technology Garden. 3DUsher has offices in Hyderabad India and Syracuse NY.
RepHike helps brands and agencies find the best Instagram micro-influencers and run influencer campaigns that drive real results. The company is addressing a growing trend in digital marketing, the use of micro-influencers (social media followings < 50,000) to create more authentic branding. Also participating in the round is notable early-stage investor Paul Singh. RepHike is headquartered in Buffalo NY.
StartFast closes follow-on investment in LotMonkey Inc.!
StartFast is very excited to announce our investment in LotMonkey Inc.! The company participated in StartFast's 2018 summer accelerator program and has continued to grow their month over month revenues by double digits!
LotMonkey offers an automative merchandising system for car dealerships to help them sell more cars faster. Dealerships using LotMonkey sell cars on average 12% faster and can save $100,000's in inventory costs each year. Their SaaS product provides design templates, OEM created designs, and the ability to create custom designs of various dealership merchandise such as hang tags, banners, car decals, window stickers, etc. Dealers using LotMonkey are then connected to local printing partners who can deliver the materials in 1-2 days from the order being placed.
SpinCar Receives $22 million Investment!!
StartFast 2013 company SpinCar announced today that it has closed a $22 million financing round led by Wavecrest Growth Partners, with participation from auto and tech industry veterans David Metter and Harpreet Grewal. The investment represents one of the largest in recent history for a Central New York based company. SpinCar has achieved tremendous growth in recent years and currently employs over 60 people in its headquarters in Icon Tower in downtown Syracuse and an office in New York City. To date, more than 140 million virtual SpinCar 360 WalkArounds have been experienced by car shoppers across 14 countries!