For immediate release
12 April, 2021
C-shark Tank Sustainability Season 4 raised more than $650,000
Ran totally online, C-shark Tank, just wrapped its 4th season after the 1st held on Feb 20, 2020 awards funding to 5 SUSTAINABILITY startups.
April 12, 2021, Singapore – Touted the world’s first global corporate executive angel syndicate with 80% female representation, she1K announced Top 3 startups that tapped into an investment pool by 39 executives who participated as C-sharks. With Season 4, more than 80 executives would have participated at least once as angel investors. C-sharks, who are corporate executives with more than 15 years industry experience at global MNCs, commit cash upfront without knowing which startups would be pitching to them. They would then top up further within a week after the final 3 were selected.
Season 4 is all about sustainability
Season 4 Results – Top 3 winners
WAVESCAN – Singapore
WaveScan is an A*STAR spin-off company specializing in the R&D of disruptive beam-forming electromagnetics based smart sensor systems and advanced AI algorithms. Our proprietary technology builds upon nearly a decade-long R&D on microwave & millimeter-wave wireless sensors and is capable of high-resolution 4D sensing for non-destructive testing (NDT) applications. Smart sensor systems, integrable with autonomous vehicles, along with a centralized AI-enabled analytics solution, are the future of active inspection systems for sustaining resilient infrastructure. At WaveScan, we envision safer, productive & livable cities by creating a predictive maintenance ecosystem through data-driven standardization of inspection processes.
NIDO ROBOTICS – Singapore, Spain, Chile
Nido Robotics designs and manufactures underwater drones to perform inspection, maintenance and research more efficiently and affordably, without putting human lives at risk. With a roadmap to full autonomy and AI-powered remote control, Nido Robotics aims to be the uber for underwater works.
GREENPOD LABS – India
Greenpod Labs uses natural plant extracts to activate the inbuilt defense mechanism that slows down the ripening rate, this minimizing microbial growth to extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables. This will save immense food produce wastage throughout the value chain from farm to retailer.
How does C-shark Tank program work?
Each startup pitched for 4 minutes, followed by 10 mins of Q & A. Unlike most other pitch events, Q & A is LIVE and not pre-recorded. The engagement is intense. Additionally, Top 9 startups get coached on their business proposition, model and scalability with deep dive sessions. An evaluation report is compiled about each of the top 9 as material for C-sharks to study before their sessions. Following 2 halfdays of pitching, there were 2 half days of “cluster-dating” with the startups in smaller groups. C-sharks then convene in a war room to make the final TOP 3 choices to fund.
she1K aims at rallying 1000 corporate executives to pool together funds to invest in early startups that are industry and gender agnostic, globally. she1K syndicates angel investments through a structured C-shark Tank program with a clear upfront commitment of funding from C-suite executives who can leverage economies of scale in peer learning and investing, and continuous future support to startups. Effective August 2019, she1K is backed by Enterprise Singapore. she1K.com
Christina Teo | Chief Community Builder, she1K Global
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