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New Crop Of Tech Wildcatters In Dallas

Feb 28, 2014

A select group of fourteen startups will work, sleep, eat, and breath together in Dallas for the next three months. Tech Wildcatters, a seed accelerator that started in 2010, has announced its newest, and largest, class of startups from across the world. Of the fourteen companies, five are from Texas.

The Lone Star State is home to more than 50 Fortune 500 corporate headquarters. Part of what Tech Wildcatters offers startups is direct access to these well-established companies.

“Texas is garnering a lot of attention these days from tech companies large and small due to its business friendly culture, density of high tech firms and number of highly qualified job candidates,” says Gabriella Draney, CEO and C-Founder of Tech Wildcatters.

Each startup gets up to $25,000 in seed funding, and Tech Wildcatters takes up to 10 percent equity in each company.

Companies selected for the program include:

Corretores—Brazil’s largest network for real estate agents.

Guideally—The “ebay of Travel”, connects travelers to locals, bringing them authentic, verifiable, on-demand experiences around the world.

Upswing—An online marketplace for tutors that utilizes data and live coaches to help colleges increase retention.

GruupMeet—An event planning and shared communication platform for seamless group airport arrival meet and greet experiences.

SearchTower— Archive and index documents through a comprehensive API or user interface, and then search in real-time – even within archive files and email attachments.

Akros Techlabs, LLC—AkrosMFA extends VPN-like secure access to cloud and mobile     environments.

Instant API—We make it easy too create, host and publish APIs.

YourSigma— YourSigma is a learning platform for online study groups of working professionals. YourSigma is attempting to build the most effective platform for social learning.

My Dealer Service— Our service will give customers real-time updates on the status of their vehicle while it is at a service department for repair via texts and/or emails.

ICcode— ICcode enables advertisers to provide additional content to television audiences without delay.

Yoolod—A software platform that enables users to voice control live people through a one-way video live stream of their POV and a two-way audio communication.

Nexiden Inc.—Next generation multifactor authentication and authorization solutions which is also a mobile payment system.

WhichBox Media— The whichbox platform helps organizations tell their story and leverage user generated content to build community around their brand.

PledgeCents—The global crowdfunding platform for all K-12 schools and teachers to raise funds for any school or classroom need.