SVForum Names Launch: Silicon Valley 2013 Top Award Winners

Startups, Bugcrowd, E3 Clean Technologies, FLASHiZ, OnFarm, and WHILL Voted Highest Honors by SVForum’s Launch: Silicon Valley Expert VC-Angel Panel and Audience

Launch: Silicon Valley 2013

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--()--SVForum ( today announced that Launch: Silicon Valley 2013, the annual high profile product launch platform for startups, has announced the selection of the Launch: Silicon Valley 2013 ( startup companies awarded “Most Likely to Succeed” honors in categories including: information technology, mobility, digital media, next generation internet, life sciences and clean energy.

The six winners were chosen from 30 new companies from Silicon Valley and around the world, and presented to the audience and a panel of Silicon Valley VCs and Angels, whose combined votes determined the winners. Over 300 companies applied to present at Launch: Silicon Valley 2013.

Video b-roll of Launch: Silicon Valley 2013 and ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ company winners are available at

“At a time when everyone is asking ‘what next’, this year’s finalists and ‘most likely to proceed’ awardees from around the world demonstrated the innovation and promise that such great new startups bring to the market,” said Chris Gill, CEO of SVForum. “As SVForum’s Launch: Silicon Valley continues to expand its global reach, the incredible success of this year’s event once again demonstrates that the emerging technology companies view Silicon Valley as the place to pitch their products and network with the SVForum community of top VCs, Angels, corporate executives, prospective customers and partners to help launch their next stage of success.”

During the past 7 years, appbackr, BLADE, Data Robotics, Dayak,, fix8, Industrial Origami, Intelen, Jaxtr, JungleCents, Kongregate (acquired by GameStop), Mobisant, MyShape, Skyline Solar, Smaato, Steelhouse, tenCube (acquired by McAfee), Triggit, Trooval, Truemors (acquired by NowPublic), uTest, Vizibility, Yodio, Zuora, and over 100 other startups leveraged SVForum’s annual Launch: Silicon Valley event, to launch their products, raising over $145MM in venture capital, securing customers and partners along the way.

Launch: Silicon Valley 2013 award recipients by presenting category are:

Next Generation Internet 1 category:, predictive analytics algorithms, Mountain View, CA,
A local Bay Area company, leveraging the latest in cloud computing and open source software along with proprietary technology to deliver predictive analytics as a service.

Next Generation Internet 2 category:
Bugcrowd, crowdsourced bug identification, Santa Clara, CA,
Crowdsourced security for web and mobile applications, matching the crowd of bad guys with a crowd of curated good guys.

Mobile category:
FLASHiZ, mobile payments, Luxembourg,
The first mobile payment solutions in Europe using both NFC and QR codes. It enables one to pay in shops, online, using paper invoices and even making peer-to-peer payments.

Life Science category:
WHILL, next generation personal mobility, Menlo Park, CA,
Relocated from Japan this week, designs and creates new generation of personal mobility, sidewalk EV (Electric Vehicle), with unmatched design and functions.

Clean Tech category:
E3 Clean Technologies, Nox scrubber technology, Athens, OH,
Provides devices that cost effectively clean up smog forming Nox emissions in diesel and power plant exhaust and contamination in wastewater while producing clean hydrogen fuel as a free by-product.

Technology category:
OnFarm, farm decision support, Fresno, CA,
Integrates agriculture information in a cloud based decision and management system that enables farmers to increase yield and quality while reducing fertilizer, water, labor, and energy.

For more information about the event, and an overview of all the companies that presented at “Launch: Silicon Valley 2013,” please visit the following URL:

Sponsors providing support to help the winning companies launch, as follows:

Band of Angels: The opportunity to present for funding from the Band of Angels

Cooley LLP: Up to $5,000 of in-kind legal services

Garage Technology Ventures: Advice and feedback session with Managing Partner, Bill Reichert

Global Media Strategy Communications: Strategic communications session with CEO, Jeff Lettes

LeadFormix: Free subscription to LeadFormix cloud-based B2B marketing automation platform

Sand Hill Angels: The opportunity to pitch to Sand Hill Angels members

The Angels’ Forum: Mentor Session with Carol Sands, Managing Member, The Angels’ Forum

VentureDeal: Access to the database of venture-backed tech companies, VC firms and transactions

About Launch: Silicon Valley

In its 8th year, Launch: Silicon Valley is now firmly established as the premier product launch platform for Technology startups. The event, co-presented by SVForum, Garage Technology Ventures and Microsoft, provides the next generation of emerging technology companies with the opportunity to pitch their products to, and network with, an audience of Silicon Valley’s top VCs, Angels, corporate business development executives, prospective customers and partners, bloggers and media.

Launch: Silicon Valley is co-presented by SVForum, early stage venture capital firm Garage Technology Ventures and Microsoft, which will host the event at the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View. Additional sponsors include Accenture, Cooley LLP, Silicon Beat, IBM, Bridge Bank, Callidus Cloud, CitizenTekk, Deloitte, Global Media Strategy Communications LLC, Halosys Technologies, Hummer Winblad, Life Science Angels, the Band of Angels, NephoScale, Sand Hill Angels, The Angels Forum, The Kauffman Fellows Program, and VentureDeal.

About SVForum

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, SVForum is a leading Silicon Valley not-for-profit organization. SVForum provides an unbiased source of information and insight to the technology community. SVForum engages the community by creating connections and community, providing education and access to resource and linking the global business community to Silicon Valley. SVForum provides the latest insights on emerging technology trends and best business practices through events, specialized services and resources. SVForum reaches 15,000 technology professionals annually through more than 20 events each month. SVForum partners include global leaders Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, Microsoft, Nokia, Qualcomm and SAP, as well as leading venture capital firms, service providers and the Sobrato Family Foundation.

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About Garage Technology Ventures

Garage Technology Ventures is a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with investors that include Thomas Weisel Partners and CalPERS, the California Public Employees Retirement System. Garage is focused on investing in emerging technology startups in the Western U.S. For more information about Garage, visit


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Launch: Silicon Valley 2013 Top Award Winners!


Global Media Strategy Communications
Jeff Lettes, 408-406-1161