Leaders From the Start

Our companies benefit from the expertise of our advisors and the UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator’s resources to make their pursuits a success. UCLA Anderson’s faculty, along with our considerable alumni base, know how to ensure these early-stage startups can play the long game.


Consumer Digital


81 Cents

81cents helps women and underrepresented minorities understand if they’re being paid fairly. We crowdsource personalized negotiation advice, salary data, and feedback on compensation packages and new offers from relevant professionals, hiring managers, and recruiters. All insights go into a custom report that 81cents users can leverage for their negotiations.


Bluprint is a web-based application that makes the process of creating an organized, engaging and visually appealing presentation effortless. The company’s subscription-based software leverages a data-driven content organization and design techniques to “automagically” create professional-quality presentations.   


FinDIY helps college students and parents tackle money as a team. With easy-to-use tools and the ability to seamlessly collaborate with parents, students are empowered to take charge of their college financial life and carry newfound confidence with money into adulthood.


Hedges is a company providing algorithmic trading tools to retail investors and traders. The problem we are solving is that only ultra-wealthy investors have access to the quantitative tools needed to set-up algorithmic strategies. Currently, there is no company that provides retail investors with highly customizable code-enabled trading strategies AND a clean, intuitive user interface. Hedges brings those tools in a simple and clean visual interface, making them accessible to anyone with an idea.


Jumanji will be a SaaS platform that allows employers to help their employees pay off student loans. Similar to a 401K, the employee would contribute to repay their student loan debt and their employer would then match up to a certain percentage, or a fixed amount to expedite the payoff time period. This benefit will help attract, retain, and motivate top talent, currently the number one concern across all of workforce management.


Motek will offer a community-driven, managed marketplace for second-hand durable baby products. Parents will be able to join Motek through either our website or mobile application and easily list and buy baby durable baby products. Our ultimate purpose is to make parenting easier and less stressful.


Pillar is a mobile application that offers parental behavioral modification coaching, along with emotional and educational support, for parents of children with autism. Pillar will have a two-tier subscription model. The base subscription will include functionality for parents to digitally track their child’s behavior and triggers along with a resource library and evidence-based guidance for mitigating unwanted behaviors.


Rest. is an online platform that alleviates the social and diplomatic burden for executors of estates. We are an after-death estate execution software service for the family, emphasizing communication, transparency, and collaboration. We offer executors of estates step-by-step, prescribed guidance. Finally, we provide lawyers and financial advisors targeted referrals within Rest.’s network based on our user’s needs.


Revest aims to bring transparency, liquidity, and transparency to the market for the purchase and sale of small businesses through a modern, intuitive, and informative online platform backed by the latest technology. The intended benefits for all parties will be lower transaction costs, a more streamlined and automated workflow, and a new way of operating in a marketplace that has remained stagnant for decades.


Rooo is a fitness app that helps people move more and better. We curate playfully themed workouts that are highly specific to your goals, moods, and preferences, such as “Lazy Sunday Morning Workout”, “Run Faster”, or “My Back Hurts Workout”.


Transform aims to be the premier at-home workout solution that offers visual recognition and real-time active fitness coaching at an affordable price point. Transform is an app that runs on any smart device (smartphones, tablets, laptops) the user prefers. Based on the user's fitness goals and available equipment, Transform creates a custom workout plan tailored to the user needs. Transform then guides the users through the workout sessions via a virtual physical trainer who provides real-time feedback on the user’s form.


“Mom, I’m calling from the ambulance” are words no parent ever wants to hear. Umergency prepares and empowers students and their families by giving them the tools they need to navigate any emergency, health or safety situation. Providing peace of mind to millions of college families and customized for over 1,200 schools, we’re just getting started.


Motek will offer a community-driven, managed marketplace for second-hand durable baby products. Parents will be able to join Motek through either our website or mobile application and easily list and buy baby durable baby products. Our ultimate purpose is to make parenting easier and less stressful.


AI & Machine Learning


InnoDT Inc.

InnoDT is a real-time blockchain data and insights platform that empowers exchanges and investors with behavioral tools to research the activity behind any address and transactions. Our team has a combined 30 years of experience in financial fraud detection and delivering full-stack products to the market.

Lanikai Labs

Lanikai Labs is building a platform for the simple and secure application of machine learning modules to images, video and audio streams for the IoT, manufacturing and robotics verticals.





For high-rise buildings, Gleam is the exterior window cleaning service that delivers a safe, hassle-free, and more frequent clean by using a spray-cleaning drone solution that provides time and cost efficiencies not achievable by traditional window cleaning services. By using remote-operated drone technology, Gleam eliminates the safety risk of human window washers working at high elevation. The service solution is portable and requires no installation and hassle-free operations.

Voice Life Inc.

is a development-stage technology company leading the next generation of wireless charging for the 21st century. Our patent pending technology focuses on the creation, development and application of wireless charging with artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to deliver wireless power to mobile devices, power sensors and IoT devices.


Consumer Packaged Goods


AVA Carrington

Ava Carrington is an e-commerce fashion business focusing on producing high-quality and eco-friendly vegan leather handbags at an affordable price.


Elenita is America’s first mezcal ready-to-drink cocktail in a can, giving consumers an accessible retail entry point into the world of mezcal. It is made with artisanal mezcal made from 100 percent agave, natural flavors and juices, and carbonated water.


Eliqs enables the creation of personalized craft beer for events. Customers create a custom label design, then choose a craft beer from our curated selections. Eliqs delivers your order directly to your event venue cold and ready to drink, all for the same price as off-the-shelf craft beer.


Evoke seeks to build a truly responsible business driven by triple bottom lines of people, planet, and profit to tackle the pressing challenge of global poverty. Through the sale of hand-crafted, responsibly-sourced, environmentally-friendly, and high-quality candles, Evoke will develop a premium product to better serve consumers while creating jobs to empower communities living in extreme poverty around the world.

Habit Nest

Habit Nest helps users implement healthy habits, based on scientific research, which can lead to an improved quality of life. Our first product, the Morning Sidekick Journal, helps users get laser-focused to conquer their morning routines. Our second product, The Gratitude Journal, launches in November on Amazon.


Leef is a cleantech mobility and fintech startup making freedom accessible through affordable scooter subscription.


Robynro is a direct-to-consumer, e-commerce, subscription optional panty company. Robynro will be the next generation of everyday sexy underwear for the modern woman.


Veloscite is a science-first sports technology company focused on exercise training and sports nutrition. Veloscite’s first product is a University-backed sports drink that improves endurance performance by 11%.


Willow is a restorative beverage company that uses terpenes, nootropics, and activated charcoal to minimize the negative effects of indulgent consumption while promoting mental clarity, digestive health, and mood enhancement. Our line of beverages is primed to complement vivacious lifestyles everywhere, bringing balance to those who love to live life to the fullest.




Nutopia Foundation Limited

NUTOPIA is the first public blockchain designed to reorganize the entertainment industry around blockchain technology. Similar to the concept of an operating system, NUTOPIA is a platform that enables interaction between traditional industry roles, developers and content consumers to create a more transparent, more open industry.


PetPOP is a ticketed location-based entertainment concept delivering an immersive art experience themed after our favorite furry companions. We also facilitate product discovery for our pet parents through on-site retail and brand partnerships. Core to PetPOP is our commitment to support rescue and adoption organizations, who we invite to bring their animals on-site to our “Adoption Alley” and in turn, donate a portion of our net proceeds.