Early-stage VC fund 500 Startups today held the first of several demo day events for the fifth batch of startups graduating from its accelerator program. It was a fun event, with 32 high-energy founders pitching their companies to a room full of investors and tech press.
All of the companies were compelling in their own ways, covering a wide range of technologies, geographies, and sectors — you can check out the full list right here. It was tough, but we narrowed down a list of some of our favorites.
Ten standouts were named by TechCrunch, including DreamIt Ventures Alumn:
SupplyHog aims to reduce the amount of time that local contractors spend running around trying to source supplies for projects that they’re working on. Not only does the startup ensure that it can provide the supplies that are needed, without having to run around to various different home-improvement stores, but it can guarantee lower prices than those outlets. It does that by working with thousands of different local manufacturers and distributors around the country to find the lowest price while also ensuring that the materials needed are in stock. With a limited beta trial, the company has also had $130,000 in revenues, but more importantly — 100 percent of all the contractors who have used the site have come back to use it again so far.