New Year, New Residents!

Outside, the temperature is sub-zero, but our hearts are warm at Catapult as we welcome four new companies: MonumentPrecognitive, Printavo, and mRelief.

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Monument has created an Artificial Intelligence-powered device to help folks keep their memories stored and organized in one place. Instead of carrying multiple USBs and logging into multiple clouds, their product stores all of your photos and videos, organizing them by date, location, person and more. The company, co-founded by Ercan Erciyes and Semih Hazar, launched in 2016 with one of the most funded Kickstarter projects in the technology category worldwide. Since then, they've gained customers in 94 countries and on-shelf presence at Best Buy. Not only are they startup superstars, they're some of the nicest guys around the Catapult office. 

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Founded in 2016, Precognitive uses a multi-layered approach to proactively identifying fraud before a transaction takes place. CEO Sam Bouso has brought together a team of fraud and risk management professionals to assist ecommerce merchants and financial institutionsin staying ahead of tech-savvy fraudsters. After a $1.25M seed funding round in May of 2017, Precognitive is on track for a great year of growth and we're happy to call them part of the family!

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Also joining the Catapult house is the B2B SaaS company, Printavo! Printavo is a cloud-based online software designed for artisan shops specializing in prints, signage & promotional materials, embroidery and more. Founder Bruce Ackerman was running a printing business on a college campus himself when he discovered the need for a platform to help organize the backend of image based shops. This firsthand experience ensures clients that Printavo understands their needs and are committed to increasing a shop's efficiency and productivity. Printavo is especially cool because they are a startup that encourages other startups with a blog chock-full of tips and strategies on how to develop a small business. We're eager to learn more from Bruce and his team!

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The fourth company to join the Catapult community is mRelief. mRelief is a nonprofit created to address the $13 billion in unclaimed food stamps in America. To this end mRelief has built an easy-to-use platform on web and text messaging for low-income Americans to find out if they qualify and enroll for food stamps. Co-founders Rose Afriyie (who has worked at Google’s Community Partnerships Program and interned with the White House during the passage of healthcare reform) and Genevieve Nielsen (one of Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs) have developed a platform that simplifies the process for low-income Americans to find out if they qualify and apply for food stamps. Already live in 42 states, mRelief has helped over 235,000 families connect to social services. Catapult is proud to have this female-founded, community-driven company in the house.

You thought your house was full over the holidays? You should see ours! No seriously, come on by and say hello to these amazing companies before you read about them on all of the "Best of 2018" lists. Head here to schedule a tour and learn more about how to join our one-of-a-kind community.