500 Startups next batch of accelerator companies is launching now that its previous demo day has wrapped up, this time seemingly having a bit of a wider focus than were accustomed to seeing coming out of the firm.
This batch, which contains 31 companies, focuses on a range of topics, like VR, healthcare, financial technology and even drones. Around 43 percent ofthe founders in the program come from international regions, something that tends to be a bigger focus for 500 Startups as it picks its startups to go through its accelerator.
As these companies go through the program, 500 Startups tends to help its companies with growth and marketing which it uses to differentiate itself among other programs. Theres also an automotive track this year, hosted by General Motors.
Heres a rundown of the next batch of 500 Startups companies. You can find the startups we think were the most interesting in the previous batch here.
AA Audience Helping the finance industry get customers on mobile devices.
Adventure Bucket ListA platform that streamlines tour and activity bookings for destinations.
Avision RoboticsAir traffic control solution for commercial drone applications.
BillTrimUpload your monthly bills to try to find savings.
Chatter ResearchReal-time customer feedback solution for retail and hospitality.
ContactOut Find personal emails for 65 percent of people in the western world.
Croma Acontent distribution analytics platform for news organizations.
ElleBox An organic feminine hygiene subscription box service.
FactoryFourEnabling automated manufacturing, at scale, and anywhere in the world.
Folia Water Consumer goods water filter for the 4 billion who make less than $10 a day.
Georama Alive mobile video platform that provides an alternative to travel.
GlobeKeeperSecure collaboration platform for law enforcement and security personnel.
Improvado.ioAggregate advertising data in any visualization tool in minutes.
Lumotune Changingphysical spaces with see-through, connected digital displays.
MedStackAccelerate the development, adoption and integration of apps in healthcare.
Meya.aiA platform to build, train and deploy bots.
MuzzleyA B2B platform-as-a-service for consumer IoT monetization and meaningful use cases.
OurHealthMate Allows users to find, book and pay for healthcare services at hospitals in India, and exchange medical records.
Pellego A research platform for house investors.
PlumaA mobile professional development and executive coaching platform for working millennials.
Prolaera Modernizes continuing education to help professionals stay licensed andlevel up.
RadiomazeTurning Wi-Fi into a motion sensor leveraging the existing hardware at home.
rakam Afull-stack analytics platform that allows companies to create analytics services based on their needs.
RealAtomA marketplace for commercialreal estate loans, connecting borrowers directly with relevant lenders.
Resonance Aggregate data from connected devices, smartphones and apps to understand and predict human behaviors.
Swept Helpsjanitorial companies increase profits and cleaner retention.
Tripplus Amiles and points-based airfare and hotel metasearch and award travel concierge platform.
Vacayo Transforms long-term rentals into beautiful, short-term group vacation homes available online.
VR Motion Corp Creating foundational tools for virtual reality in the transportation marketplace.
WeFitterHealth platform that helps companies engage with employees and reduce healthcare costs.
WeTipp Helps communities engage their members through their passions and skills, and automizetheir back office.