MV Mail Weekly Recap: October 13, 2020

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Million Marker

Provides personal environmental exposure analysis and tracking to consumers
Key Highlights:
• Graduated from Y Combinator’s Spring 2019 Cohort
• Partnership agreement with the University of California, San Francisco, and support from Stanford University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Active Offerings


B2B SaaS cloud integration software
Key Highlights:
• Raised $1.07M in its first equity round, led by Plug and Play Tech Center and Steelhead Ventures
• Integrates with cloud software such as Intuit Quickbooks, Oracle NetSuite, Vend POS, and more

Hudson Space Systems

Microgravity research services company
Key Highlights:
• Developing reusable space launch vehicles to make microgravity services accessible to a broad spectrum of customers
• Filed a private provisional patent application, “Unibody Liquid Bipropellant Rocket Engine,” in February 2020


Athleisure apparel and audio gear accessories for men and women
Key Highlights:
• Social media followers have grown by 439% from April to July 2020 across Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube
• Uses innovative materials engineered to prolong the charge life and sound quality of its wireless audio accessories

Fog & Tree

Personal products infused with cannabis sold online and in stores
Key Highlights:
• Selected as a finalist out of 300 to participate in Canopy Boulder’s accelerator program for cannabis-related and CBD businesses
• The company’s premier fragrance has been featured in Forbes magazine twice and is participating in the Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference / Forbes fundraising event for COVID-19 relief efforts


Online marketplace connecting investors with students looking for an alternative to student loans
Key Highlights:
• Students represent some of the most successful programs in the country
• Considered a market leader in the ISA market by Credit Karma


Social media app centered around dares
Key Highlights:
• Previous version of social media app achieved over 12k downloads
• Plans to enable users to create custom augmented reality (AR) avatars


Custom shoes on-demand, made locally and sustainably
Key Highlights:
• End-to-end custom manufacturing platform engineered to be scalable across multiple footwear categories and brands
• Portland-made in 72 hours from click-to-ship using 3D printing and digital automation

Line of organic, CBD-infused chocolates, tinctures, body balm, and capsules

Vital Leaf

Key Highlights:
• Products sold in over 300 retail locations across the U.S.
• Retailers include Wegmans, New Seasons Market, New Leaf Community Market, National Co-op Grocers, and Good Earth Natural Foods

Cherry Street Pharmacy

One-stop pharmacy
Key Highlights:
• The company filled 5.8k prescriptions in June 2020, a record high
• Since April 2019, company has filled over 72k prescriptions

IPD Products

Air sterilizer designed to combat airborne pathogens
Key Highlights:
• Plans to launch the Ionic Plague Destroyer in Q4 2020, an air sterilizer designed to combat airborne pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, in indoor environments
• Licensed patent from Drexel University that covers methods for air disinfection and sterilization

Wind craft

Developing a hydrogen-powered eVTOL aircraft
Key Highlights:
• Developing an aircraft powered by a carbon-neutral fuel cell, which can offer greater efficiency than traditional lithium-ion batteries

Lend Grow

Online lending marketplace connecting borrowers with local lenders
Key Highlights:
• Lend Grow currently is operational within 28 states and plans to grow to all 50 in early 2021
• Borrowers were matched with loans totaling over $15M in May 2020 on the Lend-Grow marketplace


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