DEMO Fall 2014 Conference Wraps Day Two of Launching New Startups -- and Crowned DEMO Gods

DEMO Fall 2014 Conference Wraps Day Two of Launching New Startups -- and Crowned DEMO Gods

DEMO Fall 2014 ( today welcomed the launch of another 20 technology products and services focused on solving real-life problems. The conference showcased a hand-selected group of entrepreneurs demonstrating new technologies in the areas of Bitcoin and personal finance, cloud, messaging and the Internet of Things, and setting the pace for future technology. Executives, founders, engineers and investors all gathered at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose to crown the DEMO Gods.

DEMO God Award™ Winners

The Fall DEMO God Awards are presented to the DEMO Fall companies that exhibit exceptional potential to thrive in the market while inspiring and stimulating the DEMO audience.

Congratulations to the following companies that were honored with Fall DEMO God Awards during DEMO Fall 2014:

The Work Cloud: Student Loans (
Wearables & Hardware: Curb (
Mobile: PathSense (
Smart Data: Celect ( and Ghostery (
Traction Showcase Winner: Templafy (

"We traveled the world, meeting with promising startups to look for solutions that harness emerging technology to tackle big problems," said DEMO executive producer Erick Schonfeld. "The core concept of creativity is looking at problems in new ways, and that is what we celebrated onstage at DEMO Fall."

Speaker highlights of day two included key executives as well as "founder judges" who provided critiques and feedback to each demonstrating company:

  • Scott Robinson, FinTech Director, Plug and Play
  • Rick Yang, Principal, NEA
  • Max Gazor, Venture Capital Investor, CRV
  • John Lilly, Partner, Greylock Partners
  • Angela Yochem, Global CIO, BDP International
  • Kobie Fuller, Principal, Accel Partners
  • Mara Lewis, Managing Director, Start Co.
  • Shanna Tellerman, Partner, Google Ventures
  • Jeremy Conrad, Founding Partner, Lemnos Labs
  • Stephen Plumlee, Global Chief Operating Officer & EVP, R/GA
  • Trae Vasallo, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Matt Rogers, Founder and Engineering, Nest Labs
  • Keith Rabois, Partner, Khosla Ventures
  • Hiten Shah, Co-Founder, KISSMetrics and Crazy Egg
  • Deepak Aher, Head of Global Market Enablement, SAP Startup Focus
  • Kaustav Mitra, Global VP, SAP Startup Focus
  • Bradley Mossman, VP for Convergence CT
  • Angela Yochem, Global CIO, BDP International
  • Linda Kozlowski, VP, World Wide Operations, Evernote
  • Jay Parekh, Director, Business Development, Braintree
  • Emma Sinclair, Serial Entrepreneur and CEO, EnterpriseJungle
  • Alison Berkley Wagonfeld, Operating Partner, Emergence Capital
  • Kathleen Lord, VP, Sales & Customer Success, Relate IQ
  • Peter Weed, General Manager, "Fast Growth Tech" Practice, McKinsey and Company
  • Danielle Morrill, CEO & Cofounder, Mattermark
  • Nir Eyal, Author, "Hooked"; Co-Founder, AdNectar
  • Phillip Kahn, CEO, Fullpower
  • Lior Ron, CVP, Product Management, Motorola Mobility
  • Jeremy Conrad, Founding Partner, Lemnos Labs
  • Dave McClure, Founding Partner, 500 Startups
  • Tomasz Tunguz, Partner, Redpoint Ventures
  • Eric Setton, Co-Founder, Enterprise Jungle
  • Tien Tzuo, Founder and CEO, Zuora
  • Steve Papa, Founder and Venture Capitalist, Parallel Wireless
  • Thomas Debass, Managing Director, U.S. Department of State

DEMO Fall Day Two elite group of demonstrators included:

Bitcoin & Personal Finance

Appzen, an ambient solution for T&E expense compliance and audit.

Draft, a new online portfolio management company targeting Millennial investors.

Hellobit, a money transfer (remittance) solution built on the Bitcoin network., a trustless exchange and automated escrow release mechanism for e-commerce sites.

SmartContract, contract management that automatically verifies and executes itself, written as code into the blockchain and cryptographically signed.

Obsidian, a digital currency trading platform with a US-banking partner.

The Work Cloud

AccuSure solves the challenging process of buying business insurance with a service that is free to businesses.

Opstarts, an application for business forecasting, projections and scenario planning without spreadsheets.

Student Loan Benefits has invented the 401(k) for student loans. It's a unique benefit that helps growing companies stand out and retain critical talent.

Survmetrics Inc, an online survey platform.

Venture360, a complete fund management platform to screen, close and track private investments.


GlanceAt, Inc., a smart mobile email assistant that uses natural language processing.

Kandid, a spontaneous photo-sharing app.

Klink, a sales productivity solution that provides real-time customer intelligence.

Lifebox, a Web and Android app that uses Q&A to stimulate personal storytelling and connect people in a richer way using digital technologies.

MeshMe Inc., a peer-to-peer mobile messaging and location sharing application.

Internet of Things

BluVision Inc., a BluFi Bluetooth-to-WiFi gateway to power Internet of Things connectivity with built-in WiFi bridging iBeacon sensors to the Internet.

The Iotera equipment tracker, the smallest, most efficient tracker designed to run on a new crowd-sourced wireless network.

Measurence Inc, a SaaS, cloud-based dashboard that allows retailers A/B to test store window conversions, measure store traffic funnels and analyze retention rates.

Seed, technology using Bluetooth Smart, a rapid prototyping kit that allows users to build connected products fast and easily.

Yonomi, an app that quietly and automatically coordinates your Internet of Things at home.

DEMO Global Launch Platform - DEMO Global Showcase

DEMO gives both emerging and established companies from around the world the opportunity to showcase technologies in front of an audience that can expertly evaluate the potential of groundbreaking business plans poised to take enterprise solutions to the next level.

DEMO Africa Winners: Chura, Jifunza, Nerve, PaySail Limited and SpacePointe Limited.
DEMO Brasil Winners: Atmmos, Beats Brasil, Ez-Parking, Timokids, Lotebox and Softex.

Wearable World Pavilion

In partnership with Wearable World, DEMO Fall hosted a special pavilion exclusively to showcase wearable tech. Attendees voted for a "Wearable World Pavilion People's Choice" winner who delivered a 90 second pitch from the DEMO stage. The winner is in Home (

DEMO Fall 2014 Sponsors

The DEMO Fall 2014 sponsors included:

Platinum Sponsors: Dell, McKinsey & Company, PayPal, Primary Data, SAP, SocialRadius, Sumo Logic, Toyota Financial Services and Zebra Technologies.

Traction Showcase Sponsors: AutoBrain; CareLink360; CirrusPath; CloudLogix; Core Mobile, Inc.; CUBE; CultureSphere, Inc.; GreneRobotics; Ice-Breakrr; KoolTechs; Krystallize Technologies; Lineapple; PowWow, Inc.; PracTech; Sanovi; ScriptRock; Socure; SoftPlus (Momenteur); Templafy; VoxyPAD, Inc; and You Are A CEO.

Gold Sponsors: Innovation Center Denmark, the CUBE at SiliconANGLE and Tivi.

For the full list of sponsoring companies, please see the DEMO Sponsor page.

Wearable World Inc. Partners: Ambit Networks, CreoPop, Tappio, Grush, InHome, Interface, Jabil, Jon Lou, Loopd, Playtabase,, Sensilk, Viawear and WIACTS.

About the DEMO Conferences

Produced by IDG, the DEMO conferences in the United States, China, Brazil, Russia and Vietnam focus on emerging technologies and new product innovations. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launchpad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Salesforce, WebEx, TiVo, VMware, Fusion-io and thousands of others, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters.

The DEMO Scholarship Partner Program, subsidized by corporate sponsorships, offers multiple scholarship opportunities to ensure that deserving entrepreneurs have the chance to introduce cutting-edge technological products at DEMO that might have otherwise gone undiscovered.

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