Introducing the Technology Pioneers Cohort of 2018

Introducing the Technology Pioneers Cohort of 2018

The Technology Pioneers cohort of 2018 brings together 61 early-stage companies from around the world that are pioneering new technologies and innovations ranging from the use of artificial intelligence in drug discovery, the development of autonomous vehicles, advancing cybersecurity and reducing food waste, to applying blockchain to a decentralized engagement platform.

In joining this community and the two-year journey where they become part of the Forum’s initiatives, activities and events, they bring cutting-edge insights and novel perspectives to world-critical discussions.

Meet the Technology Pioneers

1928 Diagnostics (Sweden)

An online platform providing bioinformatic analysis of genome sequencing

Agrosmart (Brazil)

Agronomic models based on seed genetics, soil type, microclimate data

Apeel Sciences (USA)

Plant-derived technologies to reduce food waste and increase food access

Applied Brain Research (Canada)

Compiler, operating system and applications for next-generation computer chips

Aqua Security (Israel)

Automated full-stack security for platforms and clouds

Armis (USA)

Agentless internet of things (IoT) security platform for enterprises

BenevolentAI (United Kingdom)

Development and application of artificial intelligence (AI) for scientific innovation

Bestmile (Switzerland)

Cloud platform to optimize autonomous vehicle fleets

BitPesa (Kenya)

Digital financial solutions from and for emerging markets

Blue Vision Labs (United Kingdom)

Cloud technology for various augmented reality (AR) industry applications

Cadenza Innovation (USA)

Low-cost, high-capacity cell design for lithium-ion energy storage systems

CarePay (Kenya)

Platform for health financing and delivery in Africa

Casetext (USA)

Artificial intelligence (AI) for context-aware legal research (USA)

Expanding access to computer science in schools

CognitiveScale (USA)

Augmented intelligence software to extend human cognitive function

Cohesity (USA)

Platform for hyperconverged secondary storage solutions

Color Genomics (USA)

Democratizing access to high-quality genetic information


Software and firmware solutions for gateway and cloud infrastructure

Delair (France)

Commercial drone solutions to digitize physical assets into business insights (USA)

Artificial intelligence (AI) software for autonomous vehicles using deep learning

Everledger (United Kingdom)

Digital ledger that tracks and protects valuable assets

EVRYTHNG (United Kingdom)

Digital identity and data management for consumer products

Fetch Robotics (USA)

Collaborative autonomous mobile robots for commercial and industrial environments

Gamalon (USA)

Next generation artificial intelligence for natural language

Grid Singularity (Germany)

Open, decentralized energy data exchange platform

H55 (Switzerland)

Electric propulsion systems for efficient and affordable aviation technology

Horizon State (Australia)

A decentralized engagement and decision-making platform

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (USA)

A global crowd-powered organization developing Hyperloop technologies

Innoviz Technologies (Israel)

High-resolution, solid-state light detection and ranging solutions for autonomous vehicles

Juvo (USA)

Mobile identity scoring for financial and digital access

Malong Technologies (China)

Artificial intelligence for product recognition

ME SOLshare (Bangladesh)

Decentralized peer-to-peer microgrids

Melonport (Switzerland)

Open-source blockchain software for digital asset managers

Modern Meadow (USA)

Biofabrication to develop new leather materials

My Crop Technologies (India)

A machine learning-based collaborative platform to support farmers

Narrativ (USA)

Building renewable link technology to democratize commerce

Narrative Science (USA)

An intent-driven system automatically transforming data into intelligent narratives

OnlinePajak (Indonesia)

An application to handle corporate taxes and administration faster

Ovamba Solutions (USA)

Funding trade and commodities in emerging markets, including Africa

Peloton Technology (USA)

Driver-assistive truck platooning technology

Petuum (USA)

A software infrastructure provider enabling artificial intelligence (AI) for enterprises

Plataforma Verde (Brazil)

Software as a service for online solid waste management

Plenty (USA)

Indoor vertical farming using optimized resources

Precognize (Israel)

A predictive maintenance software for the process industry

Primer (USA)

Machines that can read and write

Pymetrics (USA)

Gamified recruiting tool powered by artificial intelligence (AI)

QuintessenceLabs (Australia)

Quantum-based cybersecurity solutions

Raycatch (Israel)

A software application to maximize energy productivity

Seismic (USA)

Powering clothing through the integration of apparel and robotics

SocialCops (India)

Data intelligence to clean up unorganized data

Soft Robotics (USA)

Robotic technology to mimic the dexterity of the human hand

Soul Machines (New Zealand)

Humanizing computing through the use of artificial intelligence (AI)

Suade Labs (United Kingdom)

Regulation-as-a-service on a software platform for financial institutions

ThoughtSpot (USA)

A search and artificial intelligence (AI)-driven analytics platform

Tulip Interfaces (USA)

Digital manufacturing enhanced with work instruction apps

uBiome (USA)

Transforming the microbiome into services to improve people's lives

Utilis (Israel)

Identifying water by analysing satellite imagery

Vayyar (Israel)

Safe, low-cost 3D imaging sensors used in various applications

Watergen (Israel)

Pulling clean and safe drinking water from the air

WaystoCap (Morocco)

Marketplace for businesses to trade goods in Africa

XM Cyber (Israel)

A cybersecurity platform to identify all attack vectors