IDEA Fund Portfolio

IDEA Fund Portfolio Companies

Accuronix Therapeutics

Accuronix Therapeutics is a biotech company developing breakthrough treatments for the most difficult types of cancer. Accuronix was established based on technologies developed at Washington University in St. Louis by Dr. William Hawkins, Professor of Surgery, and his collaborator, Dr. Robert Mach, Professor of Radiology at University of Pennsylvania. With a particular focus in pancreatic cancer, the company’s mission is to develop novel oncology therapies founded on technology that selectively targets overexpressed receptors on cancer cells.


AdSwapper runs transparently on the users’ phone, allowing them to control what data is exposed to advertisers and which ads are being shown on the phone in apps and on websites. This enables advertisers to directly bid on the users’ ad spaces based on first-party user data, thereby creating a direct channel between advertisers and users. In return the users get paid a share of the ad revenue for every ad that is shown on their mobile phones.


Advocado is a data-as-a-service platform that helps brands, ad agencies and media organizations better understand consumer behaviors wherever they are—online, offline and everywhere in between.

Aegis Digital Health

Aegis delivers digital technology solutions that improve the quality, access, cost, and efficiency of health care. Aegis develops technologies but also partners with entrepreneurs to bring products to market. Their first product, SweetSpot, is a platform technology for diabetes patient management.

AEsir Technologies

Æsir Technologies, Inc. specializes in the development and commercialization of next-generation Nickel-Zinc (Ni-Zn) battery technologies that utilize sustainable, non-toxic materials that can be safely and easily recycled. Main industries of focus include aerospace, defense, and critical infrastructure.


Appbase offers a hosted streaming database service for building rich analytics and real-time applications. The company is building a query engine for subscribing to real-time events in the database and changing the fundamental nature of querying from request / response to subscribe / notify.Appbase is aiming to be at the forefront of the real-time web phenomenon by empowering developers to easily add real-time functionality to their apps, and solving the scaling challenges in real-time deployments for the larger enterprises.

Aptimmune Biologics

Aptimmune Biologics specializes in developing revolutionary mucosal vaccines that provide unsurpassed efficacy against the viral diseases most costly to the swine industry. We focus solely on swine vaccines and the prevention of two major diseases – Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSV) and influenza.


Babyation is passionate about bringing innovative, tech-driven solutions to parents. First up, a discreet, quiet breast pump that fits under your shirt so you can finally pump on your terms.


backstitch is a complete platform for better employee communication and engagement. The company's goal is to deliver more relevant, accessible, and measurable content and communications to employees and partners.


BacterioScan is a development-stage company which has developed, patented, and clinically validated a unique electro-optic technology and instrument for rapidly detecting and quantifying bacterial infections in bodily fluids.  The company is initially targeting the rapid screening of urine to detect Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), an illness that afflicts over 100 million patients annually, and is the most common bacterial infection in humans.


BenchmarkONE is sales and marketing software for small businesses and marketing agencies. We help agencies and small business owners propel relationships into sales with all-in-one CRM and marketing automation. Cut through the clutter and complexity of bulky tools with a simple, affordable platform made for you.

Benson Hill Biosystems

Benson Hill Biosystems is an agricultural biotechnology company dedicated to delivering substantial production gains to the agriculture sector by advancing biotech-based traits to increase intrinsic yield. Boosting crop yields on existing acreage and with limited inputs is the foremost challenge in sustainable production agriculture. One contributing factor to the decline in crop development is that nearly all commercial biotech traits are single-gene approaches to protecting yield. But to realize step changes and avoid a yield plateau, there must be innovation beyond single-gene approaches to protecting yield, and realization of step wise gains by increasing intrinsic yield.


BodiTrak is a combination of an elastic, breathable pressure mapping sensor that is very easy to use and is also conveniently designed to make integration into surfaces practical and affordable. The next generation in pressure mapping.


Bonfyre is a free mobile app available on iPhone and Android that answers the question: how can I share better with the people that matter? The company's mission is to redefine sharing to better reflect real life. Bonfyre has created a mobile app built around your experiences with the people that matter instead of newsfeeds and static circles. With experiences as its core, Bonfyre is a dynamic social app rather than an accumulation of connections that become less relevant over time. As the company grows, their top priority is developing relevant technologies that deliver visibility into real social life, bridging the gap between on and offline.

Caeli Vascular

Caeli Vascular, Inc. is addressing the significant unmet clinical and economic needs associated with treating large-volume deep vein thrombosis (DVT).


CellARide® uses text message technology, incorporating an interactive experience never seen before in private party automotive sales.

Denim Social

Connect and Convert on Social—successfully scale conversion-optimized campaigns across all social media channels with built-in compliance, publishing tools and more. Trusted by more than 250 institutions in banking, insurance, mortgage and wealth management.

Edison Agrosciences

Edison Agrosciences is an agricultural biotechnology company dedicated to developing and commercializing innovative solutions for the production of plant-based industrial materials, with a primary focus on the development of alternative rubber crops. We are engineering yield improvements and the novel production of industrial materials in suitable plant systems. Edison has an emerging IP portfolio covering multiple technical strategies and we are developing strategic partnerships to mitigate the risk of pilot scale crop and product validation. Edison’s strong leadership team has a track record of success in industry.


Electrochaea is commercializing a disruptive and scalable technology to convert stranded electric power into renewable natural gas for direct injection into the existing gas grid. The company provides a commercially viable solution for utility-scale energy storage, carbon abatement, and grid stabilization.

Elira Therapeutics

Elira is developing a low-frequency electronic treatment device for providing transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.

Euclises Pharmaceuticals

Euclises Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a drug discovery and development company advancing Euclicoxibs®, novel cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors with superior efficacy for cancer therapy. The company's mission is to harness the clinical power of this validated oncology target to offer new treatment options to cancer patients. They have assembled a team of pharmaceutical veterans with deep expertise in oncology drug development and a management team with extensive experience in the discovery and development of several COX-2 inhibitors, including the blockbuster celecoxib.

Euphrates Vascular

Euphrates Vascular has developed the Pulse NanoMED™ System, a nanoscale interventional tool to help diagnose and treat complex vascular occlusions unreachable with existing treatments.


Excite Pharma is a full-service analytical testing laboratory, managed by a team of professionals with 40 years combined analytical chemistry experience and 15 years of environmental Department of Defense project management.


FinLocker is a consumer-enabled financial technology platform that gives lenders access to critical borrower information via a trusted 3rd party that can be used to streamline the lending processes for mortgages and other financial products.

Forrest Innovations

Forrest Innovations is a global company leveraging its advanced Ribonucleic Acid Interference (RNAi) technology to address two major challenges facing humanity: 1. Dramatically reduce the burden of mosquito borne diseases which kill more children than any other cause. 2. Provide a solution for Citrus Greening, a devastating bacterial disease that is wreaking havoc in major citrus producing geographies including Florida. Led by the veteran scientific management of Beeologics which was acquired by Monsanto in 2011, Forrest is focusing on the non GM, RNAi technology thus meeting the urgent need for sustainable, non-toxic and safe solutions for Plant & Environmental Protection.


Geneoscopy is a life sciences company focused on the development of diagnostic tests for gastrointestinal health using a novel methodology to reliably and consistently extract human RNA transcripts from stool samples. Their primary product is a diagnostic test for the prevention of colorectal cancer.


GirlsAskGuys is a social community where girls and guys share their opinions and life experiences, to help better understand each other on topics ranging from dating to fashion.


Graematter is an early-stage company that has developed a patented regulatory intelligence system. The system extracts medical regulatory data from many public sources and integrates it into a common database. The system provides unique search capabilities and comprehensive regulatory intelligence as compared to the fragmented information which is currently available through manual searches of each database.


Healium is a mental fitness tool that offers you a new, active approach to meditation that is powered by your body’s electricity . Utilize real-time data to train your brain so you can self-manage your anxiety, focus more intently, and sleep better.

Healthy Hip Hop

Healthy Hip Hop is an online platform powered by the arts and social interaction. Our website allows educators and parents access to live stream our music and video content for curriculum support. The Healthy Hip Hop mobile application empowers children to create custom videos, similar to TikTok, yet in a safer environment for kids.

Hire Henry

Hire Henry is developing autonomous mobile robots.


Immunophotonics  is a biotech company whose main objective is to develop and introduce inCVAX, a therapeutic cancer vaccine for the treatment of solid tumor cancers. First-in-man offshore trials yielded promising results, with tumor shrinkage of both treated local tumors and distant metastases, leading in some cases to a complete resolution of all tumors. inCVAX is practical to administer and has shown no evidence of toxicity.

Impetus Agriculture

Impetus Agriculture is developing novel customized control for emerging pests, enhancing the durability of products already in the development pipeline and reviving efficacy for products that have less than ideal efficacy and/or pest spectrum.

iShare Medical

iShare Medical is a trusted online platform for securing, sending, and sharing medical information among patients, providers, and payers.

iSite Media

iSite Media's HD video network & signage provides advertisers with an affordable solution to get brand exposure inside professional and collegiate sports venues; and provides venues with a digital experience that modernizes and monetizes their restrooms.

Journeys Metabolic

Journeys Metabolic is a comprehensive solution for health systems, providers, and patients. By incorporating our interoperable patient experience into a health system’s digital presence the care gap for metabolic disease can close through more proactive, more personalized, and more responsive care.


Using cutting-edge technology, Juristat transforms public patent data into actionable analytics to help law firms and corporations predict the future behavior of actors in the patent system and optimize patent-prosecution strategies. Juristat uses U.S. Patent Office data to create patent analytics reports that improve allowance rate, expedite the patent review process, and maximize patent scope with the aim of making the patent system more transparent, predictable, and prosperous.


Kiosite  is a technology-focused company, providing an innovative suite of services to match talented individuals to the right career and public service opportunities. Through its products, the company improves employee and volunteer sourcing, screening, selection, and development for a variety of firms, non-profit organizations, and government.

Kremenak NanoTech

Kremanak NanoTech is a manufacturer of antimicrobial products that physically shred bacteria and fungi thereby immobilizing viruses. Allowing the technology to be used in applications ranging from food production, healthcare, and environmental control. Its reusable nano-spiky surface coating physically kills bacteria.


Kultevat  has an aggressive program of breeding, crop improvements, and strain selection for industrially relevant dandelion varieties.  Kultevat’s crop system serves agricultural markets in a number of ways, primarily by the production of rubber and mixed sugar feedstocks for the production of biofuels with the aim to build profitable, integrated businesses based upon the cultivation of Russian Dandelion.


Kypha  is a St. Louis-based bioscience company developing diagnostic technologies to improve the way autoimmune, inflammatory and immunologic disorders are monitored and treated. The company is currently advancing its lead product, the Comp ActTM Test, toward regulatory clearance and market launch. Comp Act is a rapid, point-of-care test designed to accurately measure immune activity and inflammation in real time, thereby enabling clinicians to make earlier, more objective treatment decisions.

Lean Media

Lean Media is an audience-first programmatic online media solution specializing in reaching niche audiences with greater frequency and control.

Little Hoots

The Little Hoots app allows parents to beautifully capture family one-liners, conversations, stories, photos and videos all in one place. It makes printing books and personalized gifts a snap.


MagBiosense (LLC) is a private medical device company focused on the development of breakthrough diagnostic device & assays, offering laboratory-quality sensitivity and the rapid results and ease of use of a point-of-care system. The company’s core technology eliminates the need for additional steps in the detection process, thereby allowing a simple, one-step process in a point-of-care setting. Using high sensitivity detection of cardiac biomarkers, MagBiosense is initially focusing its development on rapid diagnosis and rule out of heart attack at the Emergency Department.

MedAware Solutions

MedAware empowers patient-centric collaboration by transforming the healthcare communication experience to create value across settings of care.


MediBeacon's  mission is to commercialize biocompatible optical diagnostic agents for physiological monitoring, surgical guidance, and imaging of pathological disease in the human population. MediBeacon's optical renal function monitor (ORFM) represents the first real-time point-of-care measurement of renal function targeted at broad adoption in the clinical setting. This noninvasive ORFM system is currently in clinical trials. MediBeacon's extensive Intellectual Property portfolio enables a range of important medical innovations. In addition, MediBeacon has specifically identified fluorescent agents for anatomical visualization in surgery as well as optical dyes with unique characteristics that can prove to be valuable as research tools in the scientific community.

Mentor Spaces

At Mentor Spaces, we lift as we climb. Nobody succeeds alone. We help businesses build more inclusive environments by advancing careers through mentorship.

Mingo Smart Factory

Mingo produces a suite of manufacturing analytics tools that make manufacturing data simple, accessible, and cost-effective. The company's platform automatically collects data in real-time from equipment and displays actionable data to help increase machine availability, productivity, and quality, enabling manufacturers to improve process efficiency and quality as well as profitability.


Moblico  has created a mobile engagement platform uniquely combining cloud-based backend services for app developers together with content, communication and loyalty management tools for application marketers.

Navigate Oncology

Navigate Oncology products are designed to digitize and automate the radiation oncology workflow from consultation to treatment delivery by reducing costs, treatment delays, physician burden, and improving patient quality of care.


Today’s all-mobile all-the-time consumers expect every transaction—even with the government—to be quick, easy, personalized and all possible with a few clicks and swipes of their smartphones. Only PayIt makes it possible. The PayIt team has a shared passion for bringing the power of innovative business technology to the public sector via our patent-pending mobile payment platform.


PopBookings is a cloud-based software that automates the hiring process for event and promotional staffing companies.

Proviera Biotech

Proviera Biotech was formed with the goal of commercializing advanced probiotic and biochemical products to replace traditional chemicals used in the global leather tannery industry. Tannery processes have remained unchanged for many years; Proviera's products provide innovative solutions to reduce pollution and operating costs while also improving leather quality and yield. Proviera is posed to launch new product solutions to take advantage of the $4.4 billion global tannery chemicals industry.

Recursive Labs

Recursive Labs, Inc. is a web-based, SaaS ap­pli­ca­tion com­pany that has cre­ated a dis­rup­tive, patent-pend­ing prod­uct for every­day In­ter­net users to in­stantly share their cur­rent web ses­sion with the friends, fam­ily mem­bers or ad­vi­sors they trust—us­ing a 1-click, no-down­load, no-cost so­lu­tion.

Rezilient Health

Rezilient helps employers reduce healthcare costs by providing same day access to high quality care through its in-person CloudClinics, where devices live stream the patient's physical exam to doctors remotely.


Pronounced “Renaissance” | Our RNAi biopesticide solutions and manufacturing are driving a revolution in sustainable agriculture.


RoverTown is the newest and easiest way to access your student discount program. The company partners with universities across the U.S. to provide the entire campus one place to find and use their student discount at local businesses--all you need is your smartphone.

SCD Probiotics

SCD Probiotics  is a global provider of probiotic products, manufactured using the principals of effective and beneficial microorganism applied science.


We're here to transform how America cares for seniors, that's our purpose. We believe better technology creates a better journey. Built by a coalition of senior living providers committed to changing the industry, the VIA platform manages the entire lead and applicant journey.


Using mobile sensors, artificial intelligence and advanced data science, sfara provides 4D situational awareness to smart devices.

Solis Agrosciences

The pipeline for plant innovation, Solis can design, produce and analyze gene-edited and transgenic plants quickly and cost-effectively helping scientists and startups accelerate agricultural innovation to solve global food & climate challenges.


SquareOffs is a social opinion network that is changing the way publishers, advertisers, and influencers engage with their audiences. A SquareOff is an easy-to-create, contagious content format that spurs meaningful conversations through voting, commenting, and creating debates. SquareOffs can be embedded into stories and articles, featured on, and incorporated into live tv broadcasts.


Tallyfy is a next-generation cloud app for client onboarding, customer success, business process management, workflow, process improvement and compliance.

ThermaVant Technologies

ThermAvant Technologies manufactures heat transfer products intended to improve the size, weight, performance, and costs of advanced energy and technology platforms, including oscillating heat pipes, liquid cold plates, and ejector refrigeration.

Think Playful

ThinkPlayful is a mobile application that engages, encourages, and empowers parents as they help their children gain essential early learning skills. Its innovative guided play approach offers activities that the parent and child do together both on- and off-screen.


Venku’s person-to-person marketplace connects adventure providers and private landowners with outdoor enthusiasts through online listings for adventure and recreation opportunities, enabling users to discover and book outdoor experiences.


Venture 360 is a private equity portfolio management tool for individuals, Angel groups and venture capital organizations. Launched in 2012, Venture360 was developed in cooperation with several Angel group managers in order to provide transparency, streamlined communications, and simplified capitalization table management to the growing number of Angel groups struggling to maintain a 360° view of their portfolio performance post-funding.


Video Fizz is a mobile application that lets you easily bring your friends together to create a one of a kind celebration for any occasion. Pick your theme, easily invite friends from your contacts through an automated text, they record and submit their video greetings and Video Fizz will create the final compilation set to music with a custom animation.