RESync, a startup that builds intelligent energy management solutions, emerged as the winner of She Loves Tech Singapore 2019.
The panel of judges who presided over the competition included Yiping Goh from Quest Ventures, Michael Lints from Golden Gate Ventures, Lisa Enckell from Antler, Annie Lu from Investible, and Huiting Koh from Credence Partners.
Out of the eight startups who were selected to pitch at this competition last night, Lints explained that RESync’s solution — an intelligent machine learning and data analytics-driven energy cloud platform for smart grids and systems with distributed energy resources — addresses a problem that is very relevant in this moment of time. Its
RESync will be flown to Beijing, China, to pitch for funding from Teja Ventures and partner VCs who will be in attendance. There, they will also get to attend a bootcamp which include office visits to Bytedance, Xiaomi, and Baidu AI. RESync will also receive mentorship from Golden Gate Ventures and gain three months’ access to Block 71’s co-working space.
All eight startups will receive a US$5,000 AWS activate package.
She Loves Tech (SLT) is a global platform committed to building an ecosystem for technology, entrepreneurship and innovation that creates opportunities for women.
In her opening to address a 300-strong crowd, Leanne Robers, Co-founder at She Loves Tech, stated that only 14 per cent of tech founders are women, and only 2 per cent of funds invested have been allocated to women-led/women-impact initiatives. As there are already enough obstacles for women to step up and be given an equal opportunity, She Loves Tech will continue to operate as a non-profit and have plans to start an accelerator programme in the near future.
While the pitching events are largely similar, Robers shared that she is always invigorated by the excitement and the stories that come out of each country, as She Loves Tech continues to expand their competition platform globally.
Most recently, in Pakistan, She Loves Tech was featured on national television, where it was able to inspire females in the country to take up tech and entrepreneurship. For this year’s competition in Singapore, She Loves Tech secured a partnership with Zalora for a pre-event styling workshop and pitch training programme with the startups.
It was close to 10 pm when the winner was announced and the event drew to a close, but the venue was still packed and brimming with energy from start to finish. This is a testament to the quality and diversity of the startups, investors and community in-attendance at She Loves Tech Singapore 2019.
Here a summary of the other seven startups that pitched at She Loves Tech Singapore 2019.
X0PA.ai (1st Runner Up)
X0PA’s AI matching recruitment SaaS platform aims to enable the fastest match between employer and job seeker by two-sided matching algorithms. It will receive mentorship from Golden Gate Ventures and three months’ access to Block 71’s co-working space.
42Lab (2nd Runner Up)
42Lab envisions to develop future leaders in the field of BioScience by providing students with an early and better understanding of Biotechnology during their middle to high school years. It will receive three months’ access to Block 71’s co-working space.
Notarum is automating corporate due diligence. Their modern due diligence workflow tool designed to reduce busywork—so you can focus on the bigger picture.
Meiro collects, cleanses, automatically consolidates and prepares all of your customer data into a persistent profile combining behavioural attributes from many touchpoints.
A tech start-up focusing on robotic process automation (RPA) and AI. RPA utilises software robots which perform tasks by mimicking the way humans use software applications, such as clicking the mouse and entering data via the keyboard.
KaBu & Co
KaBu & Co is a global coffee bean marketplace for farmers and roasters.
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