Meet the 11 Startups Making Up Seattle’s Fall Cohort

This week, we’re proud to announce the latest batch of startups joining our Seattle Accelerator’s Fall cohort. With a combined funding of over $140 million, these 11 startups span AI, cloud, and IoT spaces.

Group photo of accelerator fall cohort

This week, we’re proud to announce the latest batch of startups joining our Seattle Accelerator’s Fall cohort. With a combined funding of over $140 million, these 11 startups span AI, cloud, and IoT spaces.

Globally, Microsoft has selected 87 companies into our immersive accelerator program for Fall 2017, which helps late-stage startups scale their businesses to become enterprise-ready. Over the next 4-6 months, startup founders will receive hands-on business training and technical guidance from industry leaders, technology experts, and more.

Please join us in welcoming Seattle’s sixth batch!


Algorithmia helps developers and data scientists in companies large and small build, scale and productionize AI systems whether in the cloud or on-premise. Developers can turn algorithms into scalable web services with a single click. Companies and application developers can integrate algorithms into their own applications with under 10 lines of code by accessing a simple universal API. the company's cloud-based product supports over 51,000 developers and hosts, runs and scales over 3,800 algorithms on-demand. Algorithmia Enterprise is used by Fortune 500 companies and government agencies on-premise and in private clouds to move their algorithms, functions, and models from the lab to production in every corner of the organization.

Algorithmia has raised $13.5 million to date from top investors Gradient Ventures, Madrona Venture Capital, Rakuten Ventures and Work-Bench. Headquarters are in Seattle, WA.


Baffle makes data breaches irrelevant by keeping data encrypted from production through processing. Unlike other solutions that only encrypt data at-rest and in-flight, Baffle’s solution keeps data encrypted while it is being processed by databases and applications. At the core of Baffle’s encryption solution is Baffle’s groundbreaking patent-pending technology that enables arbitrary computation on encrypted data.  Baffle was founded in 2015 and has raised $3.5M from True Ventures and Engineering Capital.


LiveStories drives outreach and better decisions using civic data—how communities live, work, and play. Our all-in-one data platform makes it easy to analyze local data, get benchmarks, and create interactive stories.

The company, headquartered in Seattle, was founded in 2013 and has raised $13.9 million in funding, including a $10M Series A. Customers span government, public health, and business, including the Department of Defense, Gates Foundation, California Health and Human Services Agency, Maricopa County, and many local health departments. Learn more and get your free community report at

Midfin Systems

Midfin Systems makes it crazy simple for enterprise customers to implement a hybrid cloud strategy. Its hybrid cloud solution eliminates 6-12 months of planning cycle and millions of dollars for organizations looking to start or expand their hybrid infrastructure. According to Gartner, 90% of the organizations will have a hybrid infrastructure by 2020. A jury of 39 eminent technologists empaneled by CNBC ranked Midfin Systems among the top 25 startups in the world in March 2017. The company has raised $4.7 million and is growing triple digits in revenue year over year and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.


Mnubo helps connected product manufacturers monetize their Internet of Things data.  Its SmartObjects IoT analytics SaaS platform enables product manufacturers to ingest, enrich and analyze their equipment data, and delivers out-of-the-box insights, visualizations and advanced IoT data science predictions. Mnubo’s IoT machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions are used by equipment manufacturers in various sectors including buildings, HVAC, Agriculture, Smart Home, Appliances, Energy and Transport. Rooted in the heart of Montreal’s AI ecosystem, mnubo’s team is composed of the best IoT experts, Big Data engineers and AI scientists. The company has raised $6 million to date.


Nimble is the pioneering, award-winning, and highly rated social sales and marketing CRM designed for Small Businesses and Enterprise Work-groups. The company empowers business people to intelligently nurture relationships everywhere they engage, including in email and on social networks allowing them to sell more, get organized, and "Turn Relationships into Revenue". To date, the company has raised $9 Million to fund product and business development as the company continues to build a far-reaching collaboration/integration with Microsoft and its channel partners.


NMLStream is an AI solution for real-time systems management that bridges the gap between monitoring and automation tools to optimize performance and maximize application uptime. To date, the company has raised $3M.


Rockerbox is the pioneer of Recency based customer analytics. By focusing on a user's most recent browsing -- as opposed to where they browsed days, weeks or months ago -- Rockerbox enables companies to better understand and acquire customers. Over 150 companies have worked with Rockerbox and leveraged Recency to improve their marketing and customer intelligence. Rockerbox was founded by two AppNexus alumnus, has raised $1 million to date and has grown to a team of 18.


UnifyID is leading the development of an implicit authentication platform that requires zero conscious user actions. The company has developed the first implicit authentication platform designed for online and physical world use. Named RSA's Unanimous Winner for 2017, UnifyID utilizes sensor data from everyday devices and machine learning to authenticate you based on unique factors like the way you walk, type, and sit. The UnifyID solution combines over 100 different attributes to achieve 99.999% accuracy without users changing their behavior or needing specific training. The key is the proliferation of sensors combined with innovations in machine learning. UnifyID has raised $23.4 million to date from NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, Stanford-StartX, and Accomplice Ventures. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


Virtru eliminates the tradeoff between data protection and ease of use. More than 7,000 organizations trust Virtru’s data protection platform to easily protect and control sensitive information—such as regulated content and intellectual property—regardless of where it’s been created, stored or shared. Based on open standards, the Virtru platform allows users anywhere, on any device, to work the way they do today—without requiring a separate log-in, user interface, download, or application. Virtru is offered as a SaaS platform for access control, policy enforcement, and key management. Data protection policies are enforced through seamless integrations with applications including Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Exchange email, and SaaS business applications. Data protection policies are configured and enforced centrally, with optional warnings and on-demand controls for end-users. The company has raised $35 million in funding.


Wysdom empowers the enterprise to increase customer satisfaction while reducing customer care expenses by using AI to power digital customer care. To date, Wysdom has raised $10.54 million.