Examples of KY Start Up Companies Receiving Angel Investment
The following are examples of Kentucky companies that have received investments from angel investors
Allylix is focused on the production of natural products called terpenes for the flavor & fragrance and insect repellent markets. Allylix's proprietary technology platform uses the most advanced tools in molecular genetics, biochemistry and structural biology, and fermentation to produce valuable natural products cost effectively.
Equinext (EQX) was formed to develop, manufacture, and sell an injectable reagent for the treatment of equine ligament and tendon tissue damage (lesions) occurring in working and competitive horses, livestock, pleasure horses and comfort animals. Simply stated, our NEXT technology chemically stabilizes the tendon or ligament by using the existing, diseased tissue and reattaches, via covalent bonds, the damaged tissue's long protein chains resulting in a mechanically strengthened, healed tissue.
Therix Medical Development, LLC. is a Lexington-based company that has been founded to commercialize medical device and diagnostic technologies emerging from the University of Kentucky Medical Center and other medical centers and practices in the region.
ApoVax, Inc. is a biotechnology company developing novel immunotherapies, which are treatments based on the concept of regulating the immune system. The Company's lead immunotherapy is ApoVax104, a novel, flexible, vaccine platform technology being applied to cancer and infectious diseases.
AllTranz is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing a unique set of dermal delivery products utilizing two proprietary technology platforms consisting of prodrug development and microneedle formulations. AllTranz will be a leader in the development of innovative drug design strategies delivered via unique dermal product solutions to treat neurological and a variety of other disorders.
Intrepid Bioinformatics offers a repository that supports NGS, SNP and genotype data in order to reduce the amount of time you spend querying and analyzing data, maintaining complex data management systems, integrating analytical programs and sharing data with collaborators.
NX PharmaGen’s groundbreaking technologies are paving the way for patients to realize the promise of personalized medicine in cancer, prenatal care, and other conditions. The next generation of medical care is dawning, and the tools that NX PharmaGen is developing may play a key role in solving the rate-limiting step: the ability to provide the actionable, disease-specific molecular data in a repeatable, cost-effective, and non-invasive manner.
RhinoCyte™ Inc. is an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative treatments using stem cells taken from the nose lining of adults. The company’s goal is to extend and enhance patients’ quality of life through regenerative medicine treatments, which are those that replace or regenerate human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function.
The SimPad manufacturing process allows for custom sizing of pads to fit most traditional pack-out requirements. In addition to minimizing the total costs (both material and labor) of packaging, the SimPad’s flexible construction allows for changes and modifications to product sizes and configurations. This is done without the need to redesign or re-manufacture the product packaging material or order expensive mold changes.
Gun is a group of people that share the idea that game development is more than the creation of a product, it is the culmination of something that every single one of us would want to play and enjoy.
Float is as an alternative to the traditional consumer loan system. We are not a bank. We are a new type of company that is both a lender and a shopping club. We can make loans without interest or fees because we get paid by the stores when you shop. Our mission is simple - to improve the financial health of all of our members.
Ouibox is a website that features a social network aggregator, a writing tool called OuiWrite which auto-cites sources, a charitable search engine called OuiLove, and an affiliate shopping tool called OuiShop which generates donations to charities without affecting a user's purchase price.
Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., is a privately held biotechnology company that is dedicated to providing unique animal models, cell lines, stem cells and cutting-edge research tools and technologies to improve drug discovery and development research. Transposagen has provided off-the-shelf and custom genetically modified rat models to over 50 companies and institutions around the world.
uHAPS Media is a hyper-local event and social media firm that takes a multi-step approach to helping our clients achieve their marketing objectives on both a LOCAL and SOCIAL level. We work with a variety of clients, including national brands, franchises, co-ops, dealerships, distributors and more. Regardless of with whom we work, uHAPS Media maintains a very high-touch relationship with all of them.
Flyvax is a revolutionary veterinary vaccine that is expected to inhibit the horn fly's ability to effectively feed on cattle. FlyVax counteracts the horn fly's anti-clotting agent, Thrombostasin, by triggering an immune response that clots the blood at the point of the wound. The horn fly's inability to feed thus directly affects reproduction capabilities, leading to the potential systematic eradication of horn fly populations. Smaller horn fly populations can directly translate into lower infestations per cow which leads to less stress, more weight, and more milk yield.
Capture increases the size of your accepted applicant population while ensuring the best fit possible. It’s that simple. With over 20 years experience in college admissions, we have perfected the art of delivering viable students to our client’s campuses. Our proven approach utilizes a proprietary search strategy and predictive modeling process that is unique in our industry. Whether you are looking to shape a new class, boost an underperforming major, or increase your institutional enrollment overall, Capture can deliver viable prospective students to fit your growth strategy.
CMSText is the leader in Mobile Marketing. Our innovative solutions allow businesses to create and implement marketing and promotional campaigns in minutes as opposed to weeks and months. CMSText provides the ability to send appointment reminders and capture prospects. Simply said, we put your message in the palm of customers' hands.
Seikowave, Inc. was founded to commercialize new technologies that can make high speed 3D measurements at reasonable costs suitable for diverse markets. Seikowave scanners can acquire 3D point clouds with 250,000 points per point cloud at rates up to 1000 points clouds per second. The key technologies are in the areas of digital signal processing, image processing, optical systems, and the interactions among these technologies. Seikowave offers a wide range of scanners to meet specific measurement demands.
Summit Biosciences Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and manufacturing prescription (RX) generic and novel over-the-counter (OTC) nasally delivered pharmaceutical products.
Advanced Cancer Therapeutics (ACT) is leading innovation within the biotechnology industry. Founded in January 2007, the company is focused on the discovery and early development of novel cancer therapeutics as well as selection for partnership, commercialization and manufacture of the most promising discoveries.
IF Technologies, based in Lexington, KY, is a healthcare technology company and the developers of HealtheReports.com. The company serves insurers, PPO/networks, and large self-insured employers in providing their members with cost transparency for healthcare services and consumer focused information.
More than just a simple linear motor or conveyance system, iTRAK™ is designed to provide independent control of multiple movers (carriages/pallets) on straight, curved and curvilinear paths. Each system is custom configured and oriented per application to complement a new machine or retrofit an existing one. Jacobs Automation’s patented variable pitch technology pairs simple sections with targeted intelligent sections, allowing iTRAK™ to be the most economical option in intelligence for the automation industry.
Orthodata is developing a breakthrough implantable spine fusion sensor, the IntelliRod system. This innovative diagnostic system will enable spine surgeons to accurately assess the success of spinal fusion and eliminate the need for unnecessary exploratory surgery while accelerating patients’ return to work after surgery.
Vivorte's mission is to identify, develop, commercialize & out-license orthopedic devices which address a clear unmet need in markets exceeding $1Billion. We currently have 2 products: a minimally invasive implantable device designed to reduce hip fractures and save lives, and a synthetic/biologic bone void filler which is both strong and remodels quickly. We are currently negotiating a licensing deal on the later with an established company.
Bluegrass Vascular Technologies is in the business of innovating lifesaving devices and methods that address shortcomings in vascular access procedures. We have developed a unique lifesaving device that redefines the standard of care for central venous access procedures.
Earthineer is a free social site for sustainable living. It allows people to connect with others who share their interests via friends, wall posts, blogs, and photos.It's for people looking for tips on living more in tune with nature, creating a healthier home environment and creating less waste.Much of the site's content centers on food: preparing it, growing it and storing it.
Frogdice is an independent game developer of online role playing games, virtual worlds, and downloadable games. Founded in 1996, Frogdice is a market leader in developing fun, immersive games with extreme replayability and wonderful communities. Our motto is “Our Worlds, Your Imagination.” We strive to create deep, engaging worlds that give you the tools to explore and express your own creativity and imagination.
Solidagex’s customers determine the desired end uses for the ingredients produced from our proprietary goldenrod extract. To-date, customers have been attracted to the multi-functional aspect of the ingredients, and the novelty of a standardized goldenrod extract with such distinctive and sought-after properties. Identified prospective customers include multinationals in the food, feed and personal care products industries.
We empower your employees with the personalized guidance and face-to-face care they need to successfully manage their chronic illnesses. Edumedics’ high-touch, interactive care management solutions shift the way programs are delivered to participants, leading to higher ROIs than those reported by other care management companies. By following proven care principles, employees positively impact their behavior to stay healthier. That means happier, more productive employees—and measurable savings straight to your bottom line.
Apellis is an early stage biotechnology company focused on developing innovative therapeutics, primarily in the area of severe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It has a second program aimed at protecting red blood cells against immune destruction. Apellis assembled its pipeline of anti-inflammatory products through a combination of in-licensing of preclinical compounds and in-house research and development.
For generations, South African families have known red tea made from the rooibos bush to be high in antioxidants and naturally caffeine-free. They’ve also enjoyed the tea for its medicinal uses, including its calming and rejuvenating properties. Rooibee Red Tea, made from the South African rooibos bush and USDA-certified organic, offers all the benefits of red tea in five delicious flavors that can be enjoyed by the entire family – at home or on the go.