Each year 4YFN gathers hundreds of startups from around the world to pitch to investors and corporates. The Innovator selected 25 startups we think would be most interesting to big business.
WHAT IT DOES: Developed advanced mobile body scanning that can be used for personalization by apparel retailers and other industries.
FUTURE OF WORK
WHAT IT DOES: Developed a data-driven platform that allows companies to bring greater automation to such tasks as payroll and human resources.
WHAT IT DOES: Security platform, which works with IoT devices and connected automobiles, protects both the firmware of devices as well as data stored on them.
WHAT IT DOES: Self-diagnostic and predictive maintenance platform uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to monitor and analyze data from connected cars.
WHAT IT DOES: Simplifies the process of arranging overseas shipping by digitizing tasks like getting quotes, booking and managing shipments as goods are transported.
WHAT IT DOES: Runs a network of warehouses and delivery vehicles that provide last-mile logistics services to small and medium businesses.
WHAT IT DOES: Online marketplace matches truck drivers with local businesses to transport a wide range of cargo.
WHAT IT DOES: Helps financial institutions comply with Europe’s new open banking PSD2 regulations.
WHAT IT DOES: Provides location features like maps, search and navigation for clients such as Lonely Planet, The Weather Channel and Snapchat.
WHAT IT DOES: Developed technology that allows in-app mobile payments even for customers without data plans as it enables mobile developers to turn an existing communications protocol, known as “unstructured supplementary service data (USSD), into an invisible transport layer.
WHAT IT DOES: A platform that allows companies and researchers to more easily experiment with humanoid robots as they develop products and services.
WHAT IT DOES: A system that makes it easier for physical merchants to accept cryptocurrencies as payment.
WHAT IT DOES: Building tools for software developers to work with quantum computers, a next-generation computing architecture that allows processing on a molecular level.
WHAT IT DOES: Uses AI to give companies a unified view of all their data. Clients include BBVA, Telefonica and Carrefour.
WHAT IT DOES: Uses technology to help gig economy workers and other self-employed people better manage irregular income streams.
WHAT IT DOES: A pay-as-you-go financing system that makes products ranging from household goods to solar panels affordable in emerging economies.
WHAT IT DOES: Using digital identity and smart tokens it offers a way for individuals, businesses and financial institutions to move money around by giving third parties access to their account details in a secure and simple way.
WHAT IT DOES: Public electric scooter and electric bicycle sharing systems for urban areas. It was chosen to be part of San Francisco’s pilot mobility program.
WHAT IT DOES: APIs allow developers and brands to embed real-time voice, video and interactive broadcasting functionality into their services to increase engagement with customers.
DEEP LEARNING ROBOTICS
WHAT IT DOES: Makes a vision-based robotic controller that uses computer vision and machine learning algorithms to allow robots to learn tasks by observing.
KETS QUANTUM SECURITY
WHAT IT DOES: Developed quantum encryption technologies designed to protect systems in the coming era of quantum computing, which could render current security obsolete.
WHAT IT DOES: Makes 3D-depth cameras that enable robots to pick, place and scan objects.
WHAT IT DOES: Makes 3D cameras used in a wide range of devices including drones, robots, mobile phones and security cameras.
WHAT IT DOES: A multi-currency cash management platform designed to help medium-to-large corporates manage currency risk and streamline currency collections and foreign payments.
WHAT IT DOES: A password-free authentication technology that aims to create better security for mobile, desktop and IoT devices.