The modern world is full of individuals with innovative ideas about how to develop game-changing technologies for the future. With more efficient and cheaper solutions being offered for problems, the present methods are likely to become obsolete soon, leaving no room for companies that struggle to adapt to faster ways to survive in the market.
In 2019, the race for expanding the horizons of technological progress is faster than ever. This list showcases 10 companies that are using technology to make their mark on the fields of investment, employment, transportation, construction, and more.
Co-founded by Artem Popov, Roobee is a smart investment platform that guides potential investors in looking at products with a high threshold with the help of AI, which includes crypto projects, stocks, loans, new startups, real estate and others. The platform is blockchain based and as of now, the community has expanded to more than 300,000 potential users. After raising $1 million and closing its first IEO instantly in May 2019, Roobee has cumulatively raised $5.5 million in Bitcoin and Ethereum through private financing. As of now, Roobee’s test system has distributed $15 million worth of cryptocurrency in its business model, earned the recognition of more than 100 media outlets around the globe, and made itself available for closed testing. Through Roobee, digital brokerage, advisory, and asset management can all be found on one platform.
2. NFQ Asia
NFQ is a business accelerator that helps companies scale to new heights through the provision of Top Tech Talents, which serves as the key to success for any establishment in this age of Industry 4.0 and Digitalization. It assists companies in the development of strategy, business, and products, coupled with state of the art Information Technology. NFQ also offers to grow the teams of their clients offshore which can later be insourced. In 2019 NFQ Asia was rated as the top tech company to work for in Vietnam based on reviews from 8000+ individuals in the field of IT. As of now, NFQ has over 20 years of experience in strategy and software development, a team of over 500 professionals, and continuous operations in Vietnam, Germany, Lithuania, and Singapore. They assist their scaling mechanism further by allocating funds (themselves or through their extensive network) to the products they see the potential of substantial growth in.
ILCoin is a unique data storage system that is based on a decentralized blockchain system. It is known for developing a 51% quantum proof system that saves it from obsoletion by quantum technologies in the future. It’s Command Chain Protocol (C2P) is often referred to as a defensive blockchain system. Compared to other cryptos in the market, it has offered a greater capacity of resisting malicious attempts to users, which explains how it’s market cap reached $13.94 million near the end of July 2019. Certified by Palo Alto Networks Partner, the ILCoin is an easily transferable currency from native, cloud-based wallets, and the off-chain storage it provides includes backing up videos, files, and images.
ByCoi is opting to become a fully functional currency rather than just an ostentatious crypto-currency which is secured in a wallet and grows in value intangibly. ByCoi boasts an asset value of 120 billion coins with a fully registered company set up in the United Kingdom and also has its own EU licensed exchange platform through bcbexchange.com, making it a tradable commodity for other cryptocurrencies as well as fiat money. Dantir Dilela, the Irish entity which founded ByCoi, also owns OVID.ie, an e-commerce platform that will allow users to trade ByCoi as well as other cryptocurrencies and fiat. The platform already has a notable number of 3000 registered merchants, and being present on UK’s registry stabilizes the currency’s fluctuations and makes it a credible medium of exchange.
5. The Parallel
The power of Virtual Reality in corporate training was never explored as prominently as The Parallel was able to explore it. The vision of the startup is to provide projects with a visual program immersing the end-user in health and safety precautions, risk assessment, operations management, and training in both soft and hard skills. So far, 40 such projects have reached completion, helping The Parallel’s clients increase their employee engagement and knowledge retention, significantly reducing training costs as a result. Automating business processes and giving immersive VR training to employees through the Parallel can improve business operations. In collaboration with Brain Computer Interface (BCI) technology, the originators of The Parallel indulged in R&D and developed CleverPoint, an analytical biofeedback tool for VR end users. It will be justified to state that The Parallel offers unparalleled corporate training solutions.
CAR:GO is a daily transport solution from Serbia. The App plays a dual role of solving the inconvenience caused by public transport alongside providing the traveler with a way to network with people all around their city. The platform is currently expanding its services to Vienna, Zurich and St.Tropez. The car owners are entrepreneurs, white collar workers, smart thinkers, and individuals who can provide a comfortable ride with appreciable intellectual engagement at times. As of now, the company has over 600,000 registered users and over 3,000 partners willing to provide roadside services. This was done without any institutional investment, and in the beginning of 2019 CAR:GO became a profitable startup. CAR:GO is currently making its own ecosystem including food delivery and payment app. The cost estimation, ride rating and efficient customer service places CAR:GO right at the top among similar service providers.
7. Mythical Games
Founded in 2018 when it acquired Arcuity, Mythical Games is a studio which is aiming to integrate distributed ledger systems into games to improve the overall gaming experience it offers. At present, the company has a funding amount of $17 million and their advisory panel contains big names such as Adam Bain (former President of Twitter) and Adam Struck (Managing General Partner of Struck Capital). The focus is on player-owned economies through blockchain gaming, which is described by John Linden (founder of Mythical Games) as a technology which can change the future of games forever. Player driven game worlds are the new trend, and the system can be used to establish a strong network of players from all around the world.
AdQuick is a first-of-its-kind outdoor advertising agency which has made inventory management, planning, and purchasing of advertising material simple for companies throughout Europe. The technology they bring forth has erased the need for the months it takes before new campaigns are purchased, and they can bring effective outdoor marketing in a matter of days. Presently valued at $3.2 million, the aim of the company is to revamp the importance of outdoor advertising which seems to be taken over by social media marketing. With over 1000 media owners deploying their service and technology, the end goal is to improve the out-of-house experience for shoppers. In addition to finding the best areas for advertising, the team provides experts in price negotiations and effective marketing monitoring strategies.
This company aims to bring updated cybersecurity features into the latest models of medical devices that are transported around the globe. Since 2016, the company has been working on internet technologies and how to integrate them into medical devices right after manufacture. Standing at a value of $8.4 million at present, their aim is to write device-specific code which is very precise in implementing what it is instructed to. Under the leadership of Mike Kijewski, MedCrypt was able to raise $5.3 million in a round of funding in May 2019 owing to the demand of machines secured at source required in the market. Not only are these devices free from cybersecurity threats, but they can also ensure that patient data is secured safely.
10. The Mom Project
The Mom Project has recognized that in the United States, 43% of skilled women tend to leave work after becoming mothers and are likely not to enter the market again. The process of hiring is rather straight-forward, with employers being connected to individuals with the required skillsets for the job proposed. The company is valued at $10.6 million presently and has 150,000 registered women ready for employment and over 1000 companies to connect them to. 94% of the registered individuals have a bachelor’s degree, and on average around 8-10 years of work experience. The Mom Project claims that companies with a better gender ratio have a 15% greater chance of better financial returns. Owing to how easy the registration process is, The Mom Project continues to influence lives around the USA.