Quake Capital Launches its First Accelerator Program in Austin with 15 companies

Quake Capital this week officially launched its first Austin accelerator aimed at early stage ventures in a wide range of industries.

Quake Capital also has programs in New York and Los Angeles.

Fifteen companies are participating in the 12-week program. Each company receives an investment of $150,000.

The companies include (Descriptions provided by Quake Capital):

Aimsteady: the world’s first wearable marksmanship coach that features a ring worn during handgun training to provide adjustable training levels and data-feedback.

Aquasprouts: which designs and manufactures gardening appliances that bring the principles of aquaponics and hydroponic farming to your home, office or classroom.

Brobe: is the world’s first bra and robe combination designed to provide comfort, dignity and style for pregnant mothers or women recovering from breast surgery.

CarServ: is the machine-learning based operating system for the automotive repair industry that helps auto repair facilities increase revenue and profitability while providing a high-quality customer experience.

Citysmart: is a community-focused mobile application that helps small businesses save over 50% on digital marketing and advertising, while providing instant engagement with local customers.

Doctours: is an online healthcare platform that connects local patients with internationally based, US-educated doctors and offers a customer savings of 30-80% on costs associated with procedures.

Family Plan: is a SaaS platform that securely manages communications, schedule and payments for the 35 million divorced parents that have the challenge of coordinating between two households by creating authenticated records that are admissible in court.

Locus: uses proprietary eye tracking software to gather and analyze data on where a user is looking at their phone screen, in real-time, which helps companies optimize their user experience.

Man Outfitters: is an ecommerce destination featuring men’s apparel and accessories from premium brands.

Marqii: automates hospitality groups’ digital representation of crucial information, such as hours, seasonal menus and specials, straight from a POS system or through a mobile app or desktop dashboard.

Partify: is an online one-stop-shop for millennial parents that provides customizable birthday bundles and experiences driven by proprietary artificial intelligence.

PathwayAI: manufactures a device that evaluates a user’s driving habits by visually analyzing multiple facets of the driver’s performance in real-time in order to prevent accidents.

SolePower: is a self-powered, connected “SmartBoot” platform that helps workers in dangerous and dynamic environments by quantifying safety risks and reducing insurance rates.

Trend: is the most efficient and scalable platform for brands to acquire professional content and authentic product recommendations from talented influencers, for a fraction of costs.

Walletcard: is a SaaS platform that creates digital certification records and eliminates manual tracking of paper records for safety professionals, so they can effectively manage the full certification and retraining life cycle.

“We believe Austin is an underserved market for seed round investments, and Quake is proud to be expanding our accelerator program in the city,” Chad Burgess, founding partner at Quake Capital, said in a news release.

The program concludes on Nov. 15th with a Demo Day featuring company pitches.

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