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AdAdapted

AdAdapted is a mobile advertising platform that allows brands to connect with grocery shoppers while they’re planning and shopping in-store.

Funding: MAF invested in the $2 million A round in April 2020

AgentJet is the most powerful real estate lead platform on the planet.

Our agents experience the Agentjet difference everyday. Unlike other systems, the Agentjet real estate lead generation platform was birthed by veteran agents actively working in the trenches. Through years of real-world development and innovation, the Agentjet platform has evolved into a system with effective proprietary functionality that can’t be found elsewhere.

Funding: Acquired by Elm Street Technology in March 2018.

Akadeum was established to create the simplest bioseparation products and to fundamentally change the way that isolating cells and other biological targets is approached. Akadeum currently uses microbubbles for applications in cell separation and other related areas.

Funding: Company closed a $2.1 million A round. MAF participated in initial close November 2019

Avegant’s new platform will allow you to interact with your media and data in new ways, and allow for new forms of storytelling.  This platform revolves around Avegant’s revolutionary virtual retinal display technology that interacts with your eyes in the way that they naturally function. By reflecting light into your eyes you’ll see your media and data the way they’re supposed to be experienced: lifelike and vividly. Built and patented on cutting edge micromirror technology, this platform is a revolution in the way in which you’ll consume media.

Funding: MAF led the Seed round in 2013.  Company raised a $10 million C round in March 2018.

Arborlight is an integrator of LED components, optics, and embedded systems to achieve complex illumination solutions in a wide variety of applications ranging from architectural and medical lighting to automotive displays and scientific apparatus. Arborlight brings the entrepreneurial edge when collaborating with clients to engineer innovative solutions.

Funding: MAF led the Seed round in April 2015. Company assets sold in November 2018

BioPhotonic Solutions Inc. (BSI), is a Michigan State University spin-out venture founded in 2003 by University Distinguished Professor Dr. Marcos Dantus.  The BSI intellectual property allows ultrashort (femtosecond) laser users to not only measure pulses but shape and compress them as well, a dramatic step forward given that shorter pulses improve the utility of ultrafast lasers materially. BSI has been the recipient of several awards and honors, including the PhAST/Laser Focus Innovation Award in 2009 (along with honorable mention in 2007 for this award), and was also a finalist for the 2008 Prism Award for Photonic Innovations.

Funding: MAF led the Seed round in December 2012. Assets sold to IPG Photonics in December 2016.

BoostUp is a first of its kind social savings platform. We help people save for the down payment on their next car or home by offering a dollar-for-dollar match on their savings from brand partners, family, and friends. Consumers create a free BoostUp account, set a savings goal, and then can automate deposits to reach that goal through responsible savings. Brand partners such as Quicken Loans and Hyundai offer customers a dollar-for-dollar matching incentive (“Boost”), which rewards their savings and helps them buy their next car or home faster.

Funding: MAF led an A round in December 2015. Company sold in December 2018.

ChangeDynamix next-generation Threat Detection and Response Platform provides the most accurate and cost-effective way to empower security teams with a new level of security efficiency. Now any size organization can achieve premium security across diverse infrastructure, networks, application, and the cloud without the need for heavy investments or sophisticated expertise.  While other security and risk analytics companies rely on traditional data and SIEM requirements Change Dynamix allows for a change in the approach with better visibility and outcomes.

Funding: MAF participated in a $2.1 million Seed round led by Grand Angels in October 2017.

Circadian Risk provides software and services that enable risk analysis professionals and corporations to better assess, analyze, monitor, and manage their risk profile.

Funding: MAF invested in a $2 million Seed round in July 2020.

ContentOro delivers the largest volume of unique, professionally written and edited content available today; written by real authors, with real expertise, and covering nearly any subject that is important to your business. Let us help you find, engage, entertain and enlighten your clients with better content. Be found by search engines, create unique one-of-a-kind integrated marketing campaigns by having more complete information than your competition. Empower Social Media Campaigns. Quality content is critical to making any of these things happen and ContentOro can deliver unique content, relevant to your customers and in a way that can improve your business today.

Funding: MAF led a small Seed in June 2015. Company closed a bridge round of $750,000 in November, 2016. Wound down the company in January 2018.

EcoFueling

Eco-Fueling is a combustion optimization company, focused on delivering groundbreaking improvements in fuel consumption and emissions for diesel engines. Eco-Fueling products have demonstrated the ability to make improvements to the global consumption of fossil fuel used for transportation. The ECO Injection System (ECOIS) uses E85, a renewable fuel already in distribution. ECOIS injects E85 directly into the intake manifold airflow of any diesel engine. The slower burning ethanol in E85 allows for a more homogeneous burn of the diesel fuel. The process is called Reactive Charge Compression Ignition (RCCI).

Funding: MAF led the Series Seed round in November 2014. The company closed it’s $1 million extended Seed round in February 2017. Wound down the company in August 2018.

As a provider of workflow enhancing solutions for cardiology, Epsilon Imaging is transforming cardiac diagnostic workflow with a vendor neutral suite of software applications designed for echocardiography. EchoInsight provides a suite of clinical applications for enhanced visualization and analysis using practical strain imaging. Applications assist clinicians to enhance, standardize, and streamline interpretation and reporting of echo studies, ultimately assisting clinicians to improve patient care and management. Initial applications include cardio oncology, stress echo and RV.

Funding: MAF led the B round in 2014.  Company currently raising a C round.

Facility Health transparently documents the true status of an aging infrastructure
with objective data, expertise and technology so customers can have
confidence in the prioritization of capital investments.

Funding: MAF IV invested in the $1.3m Seed Round Jan 30, 2020

foodjunky a Yelp channel partner is a third party online ordering service for restaurants. It makes the process of ordering from your favorite restaurant easy for individuals, groups, and catering. The company is growing by over 30% month-over-month since May 2016. Acquired by delivery.com in March, 2018.

Funding: MAF participated in a Seed round in 2016. Acquired by delivery.com in March 2018.

GeoTix is a network of Media Companies consisting of daily newspapers, magazines, radio, tv and alternative weeklies as partners disrupting the $6.5B ticket fee market.  This event ticketing platform provides local event organizers access to large, engaged audiences, local support and service and a partner as committed as they are to the success of events in their communities.

Funding: MAF participated in the $1.8 million A round in August 2018.

GENOMENON develops software tools to rapidly and autonomously prioritize data points for decision-making, revolutionizing the way genetic diagnoses and discoveries are made. Our company’s suite of diagnostic and discovery tools enable physicians and researchers to quickly and accurately identify disease-causing variants from genomic-sequencing datasets. GENOMENON software speeds discovery work and diagnosis by allowing rapid, automated, and accurate analysis of next-generation sequencing data.

Funding: MAF led Seed round of $800,000 in August 2015. Company extended round and raised $900,000 more in August 2016. Company received in Q1, 2017 a $1.5 million NIH  3 year grants for product development. MAF participated in the Series A extension of $3 million in October 2018.

Give and Take software platform transforms workplaces into communities of collaborative generosity. Givitas empowers a workforce to ask for advice, recommendations, introductions, and help instead of wasting time and “toughing it out.” Generosity at work may sound radical, but it’s a principle that will help your team achieve nothing less than greatness.

Funding: MAF participated in Seed round of $2 million in March 2019.

Groundspeed Analytics helps brokers identify underwriting profit pools, carrier loss ratios, significant claims and more. Groundspeed helps carriers process and analyze competitor claim trends.

Funding: MAF participated in a $2 million Series A round led by ManchesterStory in March 2017. MAF investment was over $300,000. MAF sold interest to Oak HC/FT Partners in July 2018.

Kumanu fuses advances in AI and machine learning, the latest behavior change and habit forming models, cutting-edge digital experience design, and real-time predictive decision support to create positive change in a way that’s both scalable and enduring. Kumanu helps organizations build resilience, mindfulness, enduring engagement, and better business performance by developing and activating an authentic purpose. JOOL Health relaunched as Kumanu, signifying the next phase in the company’s development and its strategic intent to help thousands of organizations globally ground their corporate, people, and wellbeing strategies in an authentic, people-centered purpose.

Funding: MAF participated in the $4.5 million Seed round. MAF participated in a $2 million extension in October 2018.

Larky is a web and mobile service that helps people get all the discounts they deserve at the right time and place. Larky’s customized “perks dashboard” shows customers all of the perks across all their memberships and makes it easy to find and use relevant discounts. Larky’s iPhone app (Android coming soon) sends customers alerts whenever they’re eligible for a nearby discount and uncovers hidden ways to save. And Larky’s forthcoming browser plug-in will tell customers about their discounts when they’re searching or buying online.

Funding: MAF participated in the A round in February 2015 led by North Coast Technology Investors. MAF participated with its pro rata share of a bridge round of $500,000.

Court Innovations, allows courts to handle many high-volume infractions completely online, saving citizens and courts time and money. Rather than limiting judicial or law enforcement discretion, Matterhorn enables decision-makers to resolve cases more efficiently and equitably.

Funding: Court Innovations was acquired by Government Brands in February 2019.

Mi Padrino is a bilingual, online, mobile application that makes planning and paying for Hispanic celebrations easy and effective, saving users significant time and money. With Mi Padrino’s crowd-gifting and event-planning platform, event organizers can share their events with guests, and buy and accept gifts/funds from their loved ones all around the globe within minutes.

Funding: MAF participated in the $1.5 million Seed round led by Astia Angels in August 2018.

Levanto is a spend management solution for people who want freedom from mundane personal finance tasks. We will build your budget, monitor your cash flow, and pay your bills for a monthly fee.

Funding: MAF led the Seed round of $1.5 million in 2015.

Naveego is a next-generation, hybrid and multi-cloud data accuracy platform that proactively manages, detects and eliminates data accuracy issues across all of your enterprise data sources.

Funding: MAF participated in Seed round of $2.5 million in February 2019.

Ocuphire is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to the development and commercialization of therapies to treat patients with a variety of ophthalmic disorders, currently focused on providing a novel once-daily eye drop treatment option, Nyxol, to treat multiple front-of-the-eye disorders, including night vision disturbances, glaucoma, pharmacologically-induced mydriasis, and presbyopia.

Funding: MAF participated in a Mezzanine financing of $2 million in June 2019.

Plinqit (the HTMA product) is a SaaS platform that enables banks and credit unions to reach and engage millennials, providing them with the tools to save through a fun, rewarding, mobile-first social experience. A plinqit savings account rewards higher balances and offers banks tools to educate and cross-sell their end users.

Funding: MAF participated in the first close of the $1.7 million Seed round in September 2018.

Ripple is revolutionizing clinical research by addressing patient enrollment and retention challenges, the leading reason clinical trials fail. We provide a secure cloud platform for research teams, study participants and sponsors to connect in order to recruit, register and retain study participants, connect and collaborate among teams, and monitor and measure performance in an AI capable environment.

Funding: MAF IV invested in the $5.2mm Preferred Seed round led by Dundee Ventures.

Shoptelligence is the first and only Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Style Discovery Platform for retailers. It allows retailers to merchandise their full assortment to shoppers, resulting in increased revenue per session of 2-5% by increasing Average Order Value (AOV) of consumers by 30-80%

Funding: MAF led a $1.5 million Seed round in October 2018.

Shoulder Innovations Shoulder Innovations develops and commercializes innovative shoulder replacement implants that yield superior clinical outcomes for patients, simplified surgical technique for the surgeon and lower total cost for the hospital.

Funding: MAF led a $1.5 million Seed round in February 2017. MAF did it’s pro-rata investment in an extension of the A round in November 2017.

SkySpecs deploys autonomous drones as an aerial workforce to conduct safe, affordable, and automated infrastructure inspections.

Critical infrastructure requires periodic inspections that are dull, dirty, and dangerous. Drones are ideal tools to improve safety and reduce the cost for these inspections. However, drones have yet to significantly impact these inspection markets due to the high-skill required to pilot such collision-prone flights. SkySpecs’ allows inspectors to fly with confidence in close-proximity to these assets.

Funding: MAF participated in the A round of $3 million in November 2015.

stkr.it is the revolutionary new way to connect your digital memories to your scrapbook pages, greeting cards and more.

stkr.it transforms gifts, cards and craft projects into digital delights.  Bring the surprise and joy that comes from incorporating a loved one’s voice or a treasured family memory into your keepsakes – today, tomorrow, and for a lifetime. Company is now out of business.

Funding: MAF led a small Seed round in August 2013.

VNN’s platform enables high school Athletic Directors to manage critical communication, and creates media coverage for athletics in the process. This platform aggregates local high school audiences across one system for all their sports information, creating a single channel through which brands, vendors, and products reach individual scholastic communities, at scale.

Funding: MAF first invested as part of the B round in February 2014 led by Arsenal Ventures and North Coast.  MAF participated in the extended B round in 2015, and bridge round in 2016. Participated in pro-rata investment $6 million round in January 2018.