The Leadsbrew Intel: Issue 8
This week's suspects for your agency
Welcome to the Leadsbrew Intel Newsletter - Your marketing agency’s weekly dose of curated opportunities from emerging startup brands. This week’s edition features 21 companies. Please click on the 'View entire message' link at the bottom to view the whole list.
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Industry: Cloud computing
News: Evrocorps unveils plan for hyperscale cloud to rival Amazon and Microsoft
Insights: Evroc, a new hyperscale cloud provider, plans to offer a unique service that combines the benefits of public and private clouds. It is evident from the headline that they possess ambitious goals. However, according to the CEO, their current priority lies in targeting local authorities and companies in the EU that are establishing their own in-house servers. This emphasis stems from their inability to utilize US-based cloud providers due to GDPR regulations. The CEO emphasizes that such organizations are at a greater risk of experiencing data breaches and cybersecurity threats. If you're a European agency with compelling ideas, consider approaching them.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/evroc
2. Relo Metrics
California, United States
Industry: Market research and analytics
News: Relo Metrics Names Nielsen Executive to Leadership Team
Insights: Relo Metrics, a company that provides data-driven solutions for companies to optimize their relocation programs, has named a former Nielsen executive as their new CRO. As CRO, he will play a role in enhancing international growth by developing new partnerships. Also, he will supervise the company's go-to-market team, which will be expanded with new hires in Los Angeles, New York, and London. The marketing team is usually tasked with supporting these ambitious goals and might benefit from external assistance.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/relo-metrics
3. Gow Companies
Texas, United States
Industry: Sports and entertainment
News: Houston Sports Festival & Expo Pokatok 2024
Insights: It seems like Gow Companies (a technology, sports-tech, and entertainment holding company) views its new ‘PokaTok’ event as a strategic initiative for branding and community building. Anticipated to attract a significant audience, the event will offer a platform for companies to exhibit their products and services. While they already have a website in place, assistance in areas such as social media marketing could be needed.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gow-media
London, United Kingdom
Industry: Travel and Tourism
News: Travel Startup Yovivo Expands Core Team With New Staff Members
Insights: Yovivo, a travel startup, has recently bolstered its core team by bringing in new members. Among them is Karen Kochmann, the Strategic Growth Manager, who aims to cultivate strategic partnerships that will fuel Yovivo's growth and establish it as a prominent brand in the extended stay market. Additionally, she will concentrate on forging direct partnerships with hotels, fostering long-term strategies, and reducing dependence on third-party platforms.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/yovivo/
London, United Kingdom
News: UK Paytech Startup ATOA Bags £65m to Challenge Visa and Mastercard High Street Dominance
Insights: UK paytech startup ATOA has secured £6.5m in funding to challenge the dominance of Visa and Mastercard on the high street. The company's technology allows retailers to accept payments directly from customer's bank accounts, bypassing the need for traditional card networks. Atoa has witnessed an impressive 60% month-on-month growth in processed payments and intends to sustain this momentum by focusing on in-person payments for SMEs. Expert in the SME niche? You may want to reach out.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/paywithatoa
Surry Hills, Australia
News: Canva Launches New Canva for Districts Product as Education Usage Surges
Insights: While Canva is already a behemoth rather than an emerging startup, those in the edtech sector may still find this interesting. They have introduced a new product called Canva for Districts to address the growing need for online education tools. This product provides educators with a variety of features to create captivating and visually appealing content for their students. Having conducted successful pilot programs, Canva could be seeking additional institutional partnerships in the near future.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/canva
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Industry: Food and Biotechnology
News: Higher Steaks rebrands as Uncommon and nabs $30M
Insights: Uncommon, formerly known as Higher Steaks, is a company that specializes in creating lab-grown meat. It appears that they have thoroughly planned the rebranding and migration from highersteaks.com to uncommonbio.co. However, there may still be opportunities to provide assistance to this ambitious startup backed by Sam Altman.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uncommonbio
Industry: Insurance tech
News: Insify Raises Another $10.7 Million to Expand Its AI-Powered Insurance Platform
Insights: Insify, a startup that uses artificial intelligence to help insurance companies automate their claims process, has raised $10.7 million in funding. The company's technology can analyze claims data and make decisions on whether to approve or deny a claim, reducing the need for human intervention.
What's noteworthy is that they have openly articulated their growth objectives: “The fresh injection of funds will be used to bolster Insify’s digital-friendly insurance solutions for SMEs. The company uses an online form and advanced analytics to gather detailed information about potential customers. The goal is to reduce customer acquisition costs and make business insurance more attractive and accessible for this underserved market segment.”
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/insify
9. Carta Healthcare
Portland, Oregon, United States
News: AI-powered health care startup Carta raises $10M in funding
Insights: Carta, an AI-powered healthcare company, has raised $45 million in funding to expand its services. The company's technology uses machine learning to analyze patient data and provide personalized treatment plans. CEO Matt Hollingsworth said Carta will use the Series B round to fuel even more growth, both through sales and improvements to the AI.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cartahealthcare
California, United States
Industry: Legal technology
News: Personal Injury Startup EvenUp Announces $50.5 Million Investment, Launches Gen AI Assistant 'Litty'
Insights: EvenUp, a personal injury startup, has announced a $50.5 million investment and the launch of their Gen AI assistant, Litty. The article highlights the potential benefits of Litty, including its ability to streamline the claims process and provide personalized assistance to clients. They have recently advertised a content marketing position where they explicitly stated their plans to handle a volume ten times larger than the current capacity(traffic, leads maybe?). Sounds like they’d be open to ideas.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/evenup
Georgia, United States
Industry: Enterprise communication platform
News: French startup Ringover raises €20 million for enterprise communication platform, sets sights on US expansion
Insights: French startup Ringover has secured €20 million in funding for its enterprise communication platform, making it an intriguing lead for US-based agencies. While the company has achieved notable success across Europe, especially in France, Spain, and the UK, it has recently shifted its attention towards the US market. This expansion includes the establishment of an office in Atlanta, led by co-founder Renaud Charvet.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ringover
Industry: Legal Tech
News: Legal Tech Startup Advokatguiden Expands to Denmark
Insights: Advokatguiden, a legal tech startup, has expanded its services to Denmark, offering a platform that connects clients with lawyers. The platform provides a convenient and efficient way for clients to find legal services, while also allowing lawyers to expand their client base.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/advokatguiden
News: SK Networks Invests $2M in AI Farming Startup SourceAg
Insights: SourceAg, an AI farming startup, has received a $2 million investment from SK Networks, a South Korean marketing company. The investment aims to enhance agricultural efficiency and productivity through the implementation of AI technology. In the latter half of 2023, SourceAg plans to introduce its groundbreaking 'Source Cultivate' module. To support this initiative, the company has begun hiring marketers and salespeople.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/source-ag
14. Eagle Eye Networks
Texas, United States
Industry: Security and surveillance
News: Eagle Eye Networks Secures $100M Investment from Secom
Insights: Eagle Eye Networks, a cloud-based video surveillance company, recently received a $100 million investment from SECOM, a Japanese security company. This investment will allow Eagle Eye Networks to expand its global reach and continue to innovate its technology. The company plans to expand its global operations in Japan, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/eagleeyenetworks
Industry: Health and wellness
News: Online health brand startup Eucalyptus picks the online meat off the bones of Jenny Craig collapse
Insights: Eucalyptus, an online health brands company, has allocated the $50 million it recently raised to acquire the online assets of the Australian Jenny Craig brand from its administrators. Meanwhile, the remaining parts of the weight loss business are expected to undergo liquidation. Acquiring and integrating “online assets” calls for specialized expertise and may be of interest to certain readers.
Company Linkedin: https://au.linkedin.com/company/eucalyptusvc
16. Deep Cognition
Texas, United States
Industry: Software development
News: Software Developer Deep Cognition Looks to Bolster Its B2B Sales After Snagging $1.25 Million
Insights: With a recent funding round of $1.25 million, software developer Deep Cognition intends to allocate a significant portion of the raised capital toward expanding its go-to-market strategy for B2B sales. The company's AI platform, Deep Learning Studio, allows businesses to easily create and deploy AI models without requiring extensive technical knowledge.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/deep-cognition
Ohio, United States
Industry: Health Tech
News: Health tech startup Axuall raised $20M in Series B round
Insights: Axuall, a health tech startup, has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round. The company offers a digital platform that verifies healthcare credentials and licenses in real-time, which can help reduce administrative burdens and improve patient safety. They intend to use the funds to grow their product, sales, and marketing teams.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/axuall
New York, United States
Industry: Enterprise conversational AI
News: Enterprise Conversational AI Startup Hyro Raises $20M
Insights: Hyro, an enterprise conversational AI startup, has raised $20 million in funding. The company's technology allows for personalized and natural language interactions between businesses and their customers. They are looking to expand their strategic partnerships and use cases. This makes them an intriguing prospect, particularly for those operating within the healthcare niche.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hyroai
Alabama, United States
News: Birmingham startup TabX expanding into new markets
Insights: TabX, a Birmingham-based startup, is expanding into new markets. The company's platform allows users to easily search and compare prices for various products and services, which can help businesses reach a wider audience and increase their sales. Co-founder Josh Taylor said by the end of June, he expects TabX to have 10-15 locations in Denver and 15-20 in Austin. TabX has locations in Athens, Georgia, and St. Petersburg, Florida as well. According to him, TabX is designed for high-volume bars and venues.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tabxapp
20. Myles Comfort Foods
California, United States
News: Frozen food startup rebrands, expands
Insights: The rebranding and expansion of a frozen food startup Myles Comfort Foods(previously 8 miles) presents opportunities for targeted marketing campaigns. They’re expanding into new product categories and are rolling out to 1,200 retail stores across the country. $1.05 million in seed funding to expand operations and hire a full-time sales and marketing manager.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mylescomfortfoods
New York, United States
Industry: Legal tech
News: Spellbook, An ‘AI Copilot’ for Contract Drafting in Word, Raises $10.9M from Moxxie, Thomson Reuters, Others
Insights: Spellbook, a legal tech startup, has raised $10.9 million in funding with Thomson Reuters investing. The company offers a platform that uses artificial intelligence to analyze legal documents and provide insights to lawyers. The company said that Spellbook is currently being used by more than 600 legal teams, and another 53,000 potential customers have signed up for the waitlist. Seems like an opportunity to contribute in areas like onboarding, and email marketing, among others.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/spellbookai
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