Deconstructing the Accelerator: Meet the Startups Accepted into Seattle’s Second Cohort

In December, we opened applications for our Seattle Accelerator and startups responded by the hundreds. Since then, our team has traveled to several major tech hubs across the U.S. in search of entrepreneurs building awesome startups in the Digital Work space. We’ve met hundreds of inspiring innovators and spent hours assessing applicants to find the best startups for our program.

Just over two weeks ago, U.S. Startup Programs Lead at Microsoft, Sonal Mane, took you through our startup discovery and selection process in further detail, followed by my post a week later, where I broke down some of our application data.

And today, at last, we are thrilled to announce the 14 startups selected to be part of our 4-month accelerator program in Seattle!

In a mobile-first, cloud-first world, startups have an incredible opportunity to revolutionize the workplace with smart, powerful and connected productivity solutions—and our new batch will help ignite this new wave of services. We’ll help these 14 startups bring their ideas to market by providing mentorship, technology, access to capital and niche expertise.

The Digital Work Accelerator runs from March through July and is hosted in our South Lake Union building. Over the next few months, we’ll keep you updated on the new cohort’s journey—here on the Microsoft Ventures blog and on Twitter, so make sure to follow along.

You’ll get a chance to meet these startups in person at our Demo Day in July, but until then, you can learn more about them below. Join me in congratulating and welcoming Seattle’s second accelerator class! For more information on timelines, mentors and more, visit the Microsoft Ventures Seattle Accelerator page.


Filmmaker Live from Accelerated Pictures is a fast, easy, visual film planning app to discover your shots and build your film with your team before production, to save time on set and share your vision. Contact: |
Adhusky is an automated Facebook ad solution for financial service firms. Contact: | @AdHusky |
Beagle is an advanced intelligent system for reading contracts, regardless of the length or complexity. Contact:   | @BeagleInc
ClearContract is securely bringing contract negotiation to the cloud. Contact: | @clearcontract |
CloudCoreo allows the user to launch complete and reliable application infrastructures using their appstack technology. Contact: | @CloudCoreo |
CreativeWorx is a behavioral analytics firm whose TimeTracker software automatically captures and generates accurate timesheets.Contact: | @CreativeWorxCo | Contact Box
GeoSafe is a communications platform and GPS tracking system for first-responders working in the field. Contact: | @geosafe |
Skip is a complete mobile checkout solution. Contact:
LionHeart Innovations is a mobile medical platform for caregiver coordination. Contact: | @lionheartinno | Contact Box
Outleads enables advertisers to track offline conversations and segment offline activity inside their online advertising accounts. Contact: | @outleads |
Parknav is an on-street parking solution, using data and predictive analytics. Contact: | @parknav |
RallyTeam is a collaboration platform for empowering employees to do more and learn more. Contact: | @RallyteamApp |
Rexter is real-time contact and relationship management. Contact: | @RexterPRM  |
Slope is a platform for marketing and creative teams to store, organize, and collaborate on media content. Contact: | @GoSlope