NEWS: Expert Dojo Accelerator in LA Announces Startups it Accepted and Invested $100,000 In Collectively, as Part of Its First Cohort of 2020. And, Takes This Cohort Virtual Based on Concerns About Coronavirus…

Below are the companies Expert Dojo accepted and invested in as part of its first 2020 cohort. Written by Expert Dojo staff…

Rad Intelligence is a new advertising technology channel that drives the discovery and distribution of digital content.  Brands invest 50B annually into blogs, videos and articles that never get seen.  Rad solves this problem for brands by putting their content in front of the perfect audience to drive website visits, sales & awareness. Check them out HERE.

Elefend fights scammers who target vulnerable populations such as older adults. Phone calls are known to be the primary channel where the ruthless perpetrators operate. Elefend’s solution monitors calls from strangers and provides real-time (in-call) detection and prevention of scam & identity theft (both from humans and robocalls), allowing  Americans to live their lives safely, without the fear of being scammed. Check them out HERE.

Over $100 million is wasted every week with manual meeting processes, according to Pulse 360. Agendas, meeting notes and follow-ups are all done manually with no automation. With Pulse 360, financial advisors can save $80 million a week and keep the compliance team happy to boot. Our initial target are the small fee-only financial advisor practices that are CFP certificants. “Check them out HERE. 

Over 50% of dogs suffer in silence due to joint discomfort! Happy Again Pet is delivering a scientific collagen based solution to prolong your best friends life and turn back the time to happiness. Happy Again launched as our first product with brand partner Cesar Millan to fight first signs of joint issues. We are the new age of Pet Wellness.  Check them out HERE.
Supply chains for the six billion and growing consumers in emerging markets are broken and unsustainable.  LiberT fixes these supply chains by using data science insights to increase sales, get the right goods to the right place at the right time, and speed up payments to suppliers and merchants through lower cost financing.  Our unique combination of AI products for billion dollar supply chains will generate half a percent or more ot topline revenue from leading multi-national brands and local retailers. Check them out HERE.

Sensate taps directly into the primal stress response by toning the vagus nerve, which relaxes you in real time and increases your long-term stress resilience. Using a groundbreaking hardware device, audible content and an integrated app, the immersive resonance sessions help relax, improve health and increase wellbeing. Check them out HERE.

Munily is redefining how people live in Latin America’s residential communities. With its central communication platform, Munily connects residents with administration, security access control, and neighbors.Check them out HERE.

Glammly is a beauty app that gives users 20% off treatments at their favorite salons in Santa Monica.  Check them out HERE. 

Qurate empowers online retailers to remain relevant with their customers through shoppable recipes and cooking videos. As a white-label service, we proactively serve curated recipes and cooking videos to consumers during their online shopping journey. We help grocers grow average order value while instilling the confidence to cook in their customers.  Check them out HERE.

Expert Dojo moved the cohort virtual last week and “it was pretty seamless,” said Brian Mac Mahon, head of Expert Dojo, who goes by the title “sensei.” 

“We are being very careful and the Dojo is closed as a physical location,” Mac Mahon said. ” What’s interesting though is that we have not missed a beat.  Each training is still happening and our startups are pushing forward hard.  What is also interesting is that the focus of the startup has moved from raising investment to driving users with urgency.  We will see how things progress, but for now things are all different but the same.”

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Deirdre Newman is a long-time journalist, who's covered OC startups for a few years.

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