Twelve new startups joined Brinc’s Spring ’20 Hardware & IoT, Food Technology, and Energy & Industrial IoT accelerator programs in Hong Kong. Brinc is excited to help these game changers solve some of the world’s biggest problems through their technology solutions.
The latest teams to join the Brinc family are representative of our four core investment categories: How We Feel, Where We Live, What We Eat, and How We Move. It’s rewarding to be able to support a new batch of startups in the areas that we’re most passionate about and believe will drive the most sustainable impact to the planet delivering against our thesis of driving profit with purpose.
Here’s a quick rundown of the startups joining the Brinc family:
Laava Tech (USA) — Laava Tech has developed a new lighting solution — a combination of hardware and software to give each plant the optimal growing conditions. Energy consumption can be decreased by up to 90% compared to less advanced systems, and also increase yield by up to 20%. Their technology optimizes growing conditions for each plant, so that no excess energy is used.
Z Imaging (USA) — Z Imaging is developing augmented reality tools for surgical guidance. Their goal is to make minimally invasive techniques more readily available across different surgeries, by developing tools that can navigate surgeons through procedures intuitively, accurately and safely. Their team is partnered with Harvard and has been backed by top investors such as Y Combinator and Plug and Play Ventures.
MyrLabs (Singapore) — MyrLabs is an A*STAR spin-off that creates tech to enable next-gen robots. In 2022, the IFR estimates that 712,000 (+59% YoY growth) of new service robots would be deployed in the logistics industry. With current tech, these robots are likely to remain slow and constrained to purpose-designed areas.Their NaviStar positioning system aims to change that with its centimeter-level accuracy, 20Hz update rate, and server-free operation. With NaviStar, robots are freed from their fixed paths, can move at high speeds, and can operate in complex areas with glass and human+robot crowds. This means that NaviStar-equipped robots will be able to operate in non-traditional areas, unlock new use cases, and achieve higher productivity than their non-NaviStar equipped counterparts.
TROES (Canada) — TROES is developing advanced power energy storage technology and products to help middle market power distributors and power consumers to solve their pain points from conventional energy grid such as high utility bills, unreliable power, or capacity shortages. TROES is a Canada-based fast-growing company in a $170B market. The company owns proprietary design and IP, has technology commercialized, has sold and deployed in three countries and makes positive EBITA.
iMAGsystems (Australia) — iMAGsystems is a PRO AV manufacturer. They facilitate communication using audio visual materials in spaces like corporate meetings, education institutions, entertainment venues, medical facilities and retail spaces. Their AV over IP technology delivers audio and video signals using networking technology to allow organisations to use their existing cabling infrastructure. Our software, Director facilitates quicker deployment, watch dog like monitoring, analytics, automation and a suite of tools to provide a level of insight that keeps the AV working all the time. Additionally they licence their software technology to brand manufacturers to accelerate their entry to market.
STYCKR (France/USA) — STYCKR is an end-to-end risk management solution offering a highly versatile and totally autonomous system that ensures information continuity by collecting and treating big data (geo-positioning, temperature, humidity, shocks, pressure, etc.). The company’s strong algorithm supervises fleets, predicts endogene & exogene risks, and detects malicious and fraudulent networks.
UpperMed (Singapore) — UpperMed is dedicated to improving the quality of life for peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, bringing modern technology and service to all PD patients to automate the setup of the heavy dialysate, data logging, and infection control in one package. Patients can choose to conduct dialysis at any space outside home without external help.
Symphony (Hong Kong) — Symphony provides clients a user-oriented vibration-analysis-based IoT predictive maintenance solution with machine learning and helps clients to eliminate unnecessary downtime of equipment, whilst simultaneously having the capability of avoiding catastrophic events caused by equipment failure.
Fybraworks(USA) — Fybraworks Foods is developing game changing technologies to produce recombinant animal-free muscle proteins and next-gen protein ingredients that mimic the taste and structure of meat through fermentation.
Orbillion Bio (USA) — By applying lab-on-the-chip technology to cultured meat production, Orbillion Bio will create premium cell-based meat products from heritage cell lines directly sourced from farmers, thus providing consumers with healthy and ethical “food with a story” in true farm-to-table fashion.
Shandi Global (Singapore) — Shandi Global is a plant-based functional ingredients innovation and manufacturing company. By naturally modifying plants at a molecular level, they create plant-based meat analogues with similar amino acid and protein profiles as real meat.
Aurora Food (Singapore) — With their glycaemic lowering technology, Aurora Food enables the production of baked goods with slow sugar release. They make sweet indulgences healthier and more diabetic-friendly without using any sugar alternatives.
If you are interested in connecting with our startups or becoming a program partner, please email Guillermo Ginesta (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Brinc is a different breed of venture capital and accelerator platform. Core to our business is the belief that some of the world’s biggest challenges can be solved by entrepreneurs, who we like to call GAME CHANGERS. We believe that deep technology focused startups can fundamentally change how we move, what we eat, how we feel and where we live for the better if they are given the right backing. That’s what we at Brinc believe are here for. To support and mentor founders and their teams from across the world and provide investment to help them grow. We currently operate twelve multi-disciplinary accelerator programs across six countries and have made 131 investments.
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