Check out the 7 startups presenting at this month’s LA Tech Summit

by Hannah Levy
February 14, 2019

It’s been a shockingly cold couple of weeks here in LA. Why not warm up with a couple hundred of your closest tech acquaintances?

This year’s LA Tech Summit will be held Thursday, February 21 in Downtown LA. The schedule includes keynotes from industry insiders and city officials, a panel discussion moderated by the editor of TechCrunch, Jonathan Shieber, and includes presentations from some of the city’s hottest startups. Past years’ events have included long-form drone discussions, VR teasers, industry predictions and more. Big stuff.

Now that it’s decided you’ll go, check out this quick pre-read on seven of the startups presenting this year.

 

Team in office!
photo via shutterstock

Year founded: 2017  

HQ: Marina del Rey

Industry: Artificial intelligence

Headcount: 8
Retina uses artificial intelligence to help companies market their products to the people most likely to want them. They specialize in the measurement of one metric in particular: customer lifetime value. Though relatively young, the company is already used by Shave Club, Madison Reed and other e-commerce leaders.

 

Ordermark's POS machine
photo via ordermark

Year founded: 2017

HQ: Culver City

Industry: Foodtech

Headcount: 51-100

Ordermark is an online ordering management platform for restaurants. The company, which was founded by fourth generation Canter’s Deli heir Alex Canter, helps restaurants manage one of the fastest-growing and most complex parts of their business: online ordering. Ordermark’s blend of hardware and software helps these restaurants stay on top of their delivery processes, while cutting costs on the custom technology and human capital they’d otherwise need.

 

Robot machinery
photo via shutterstock

Year founded: 2017

HQ: Pasadena

Industry: Robotics

Headcount: 2-10

Elementary Robotics is a stealth mode startup that builds affordable, human-safe robot assistants using machine learning and computer vision. Their team includes pros from Caltech, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories and Qualcomm.

 

Warehouse full of boxes
photo via shutterstock

Year founded: 2017

HQ: Venice

Industry: Logistics

Headcount: 2-10

Shipsi is working to make online shopping that much more fun (and lucrative) by enabling retailers to offer customers instant shipping on their purchases. The company’s delivery network leverages existing shipping infrastructure (via partnerships with Postmates, Uber and more) to get packages out same-day, while owning support and logistics.

 

Smart door lock in use
photo via shipsi

Year founded: 2016

HQ: Culver City

Industry: Cloud security

Headcount: 11-50

If Openpath succeeds, office key cards will soon be a thing of the past. The company provides smart security solutions for office and retail spaces, including smartphone-powered keys. With encryption and user-level permissions, Openpath is a more dynamic approach to office security. The company has been profiled by Business Insider and TechCrunch, and was one of Built In LA’s 50 Startups to Watch in 2019.

 

Airplane parts engineering
photo via shutterstock

Year founded: 2018

HQ: DTLA  

Industry: Aerospace

Headcount: 5

First Resonance is a manufacturer for the aerospace industry. The company had created industry-specific solutions to replace old methods of tracking and shipping rocketship parts — namely, Excel spreadsheets and long email chains. Their first product is a hardware testing platform that allows companies to manage and execute tests on hardware parts. The company is backed by Village Global, a VC firm which itself is backed by the founders of LinkedIn, Amazon, Microsoft and more.

 

Real estate
photo via shutterstock

Year founded: 2015

HQ: Orange   

Industry: Real estate

Headcount: 2-10

ListReports is a real estate tech tool that helps realtors easily craft the marketing materials they need to win a listing or sell a home. Available both online and via a mobile app, the platform is used by more than 100,00 real estate agents across the United States. According to their website, the company has produced 1,626,539 of their highly-stylized “list reports” to date — and more than 28,000 in the last week alone.

 

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