- About Us
Astia has supported over 300 companies since being founded. Below is a partial list. Companies in bold are since 2003, the date from which Astia tracks its client success rate.
AgentArts, Inc. (acquired by FAST Search, July 2007, then Microsoft April 25, 2008)
Past Astia Clients
We fuel performance of ad through social media by efficiently analyzing, tuning and optimizing social media applications, widgets and mobile widget.
The key to our success lies in both the way we collect data and how we interpret it. Affect Labs tells you who’s talking about you, what they are saying, and most important, what it means.
Aracari Biotech is developing curative vaccines for chronic autoimmune diseases—such as Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease—by more specifically targeting the cells responsible for inducing tolerance to antigens. This paradigm-changing platform can be extended to vaccines to treat chronic infectious diseases, such as HCV. Aracari seeks $5M to advance its first vaccine, to treat Type 1 Diabetes, to IND readiness. The experienced management team previously created and sold an immunology company to Alexion, generating 10X return to investors.
AraVasc is developing a drug-eluting stent to treat airway obstruction in lung cancer. Longer term, we will leverage our technology to treat nonvascular lumen (passageway) obstructions due to malignant or benign disease elsewhere in the body: esophagus, colon, liver, lung (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Argos Tech Inc.
Argos Tech, LLC enables new sensing technologies for process control, environmental monitoring, security, and healthcare by developing and manufacturing innovative quantum cascade lasers.
B! is helping to transform women’s health in the 21st century by reinventing the women’s health club as a core institution in women’s everyday lives.
Balance Point Divorce Funding, LP
Balance Point,the only provider of financial and professional resources to those with large asset divorce claims but limited finances.
Barefoot & Pregnant
Barefoot & Pregnant connects expecting mothers and parents in a community center that provides information, education and nurturing experiences. Peers, publishers and top online communities already recognize Stacy Denney, CEO, founder, and author as an expert resource. The company is ready to extend the brand and increase reach by building an online social community.
BrandHabit is a destination site for women, looking to find high end designer brands of fashion and accessories in local stores.
Caveo Therapeutics is an early stage biotechnology company creating innovative therapies for blood cancers and other blood disorders based on proprietary receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) technologies. Our lead drug candidate represents a novel approach to the treatment of leukemias & lymphomas; A second candidate could significantly improve prevention of blood clots, a serious condition for which hundreds of thousands of hospitalized patients are at risk.
ChorusWare is an integration software suite that addresses communication gaps within the healthcare industry.
Culture Café is a social media website that helps connect people around their cultural heritage and interests within their current location.
DeedQuest brings together – for the first time, and in one place – the relevant data, easy-to-use analysis tools, and supportive community that small investors need to make sound real estate investing decisions.
DNA Direct brings the power of personalized medicine to healthcare by helping patients and their providers make better healthcare choices based on genetic information. DNA Direct offers confidential access to genetic testing and a suite of web-based tools that improve test-based results interpretation and decision-making.
We are launching stylish, sophisticated and inspiring retail stores and an engaging e-commerce website to provide environmentally friendly and design-savvy apparel and home furnishings to the rapidly growing “eco-chic” customer:
Elephant Pharmacy, Inc.
Elephant Pharm is the drug store for the 21st century. Unlike a typical pharmacy, Elephant offers an integrative approach to wellness, with an emphasis on education, information and choice. The breadth of products, programs and practitioners provide a bridge between conventional and alternative remedies, empowering customers to take charge of their well-being.
EraGen BioSciences is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of next-generation molecular diagnostic genetic testing products for the early, accurate diagnosis of critical diseases. EraGen’s strategy is founded on three fundamental value drivers: its patented MultiCodeÂ® DNA and RNA platform chemistry; its menu and pipeline of easy-to-use, accurate products for a high-value, high-growth market, and; demonstrated excellence in business and product performance with market-leading customers and partners.
Finesse Solutions, LLC
Finesse was founded in June 2005 with the goal of providing next generation measurement and control solutions to biotechnology companies. Finesse has developed a successful control product that is rapidly gaining market share, and will introduce the first true single-use sensor solutions in 2008.
As a financial services company, FundWise extends personalized funds controls to existing debit and credit cards and enables centralized management of variety of funds. The end result is one card for gift funds, rewards, merchant incentives. Consumers receive a truly ‘thin wallet’. Merchants receive a new and direct way to reach consumers using FundWise’s ‘restricted’ cash.
GoGreen is the premier one-stop portal that bridges environmentally friendly 'green' products and services to consumers.
Goodwood® Firelogs are made from woody biomass diverted from landfills and are for use in fireplaces, woodstoves and campfires. Our patent-protected, easy-lighting, all-natural fuel burns with half the emissions of firewood while providing real wood-fire ambience. Manufacturing from pilot plant in Watsonville, CA since 2005.
‘Day Spas for the Mass Market’ – first-ever branded spa business for the broad market of consumers. Company has 9 stores operating successfully in Seattle and San Jose markets, establishing the breadth and depth of the demand in this new category in the wellness space.
Kudos4 is an internet services that provides referrals for local service providers from people you know. Unlike existing search and recommendation-site options, Kudos4 provides personal, relevant, and trusted results.
Lipomics Technologies, Inc.
Lipomics is the world leader in lipid metabolite analysis. Strategic collaborations with pharmaceutical companies and academic medical centers produced an unparalleled knowledge of lipids and a pipeline of diagnostic product opportunities. Lipomics is uniquely positioned to deliver critical diagnostic content to the personalized medicine market.
Maatiam is a for-profit company that aims at turning consumption into philanthropy. We provide services and platforms that first enable retailers to effectively target, acquire, and retain the large and growing group of socially conscious consumers, while building a better brand. Second, consumers can support any nonprofit through their purchases. Lastly nonprofits can benefit from a new way to raise funds.
Mixercast is a widget syndication and distribution platform enabling distribution of branded content, advertising and 3rd party apps to websites and social networks. Mixercast is live on www.mixercast.com, Facebook and Myspace. The explosion of user-generated content (“UGC”) created a worldwide widget marketplace. Every social net relies on widgets to improve its user engagement and retention. Mixercast allows UGC producers to incorporate pictures, video, music, VOIP, RSS feeds, blogs, maps, branded content and advertisements. Cross source media can be combined for the first time into a single player and published anywhere on the web.
Mobius Photonics, Inc.
Mobius Photonics, Inc. (“Mobius”) designs, builds, and manufactures rugged and reliable industrial
light sources based on a modular, configurable and scalable architecture.
MovieSet™ is an online platform that creates social networks around movies in production. Through its
proprietary software tools, MovieSet™ enables filmmakers to manage production online while simultaneously delivering unique content
to target audiences sooner. MovieSet™ monetizes this unique value proposition through advertising and ancillary ecommerce revenue
streams. The MovieSet platform can be applied to other entertainment productions, including television, online games, music and
MyLawsuit.com, a web 2.0 co, efficiently connects individuals with lawyers who will take their cases on a contingency fee thus empowering the consumer.
Navitas Cancer Rehabilitation Centers
Navitas is a health care services company focused on rehabilitation and supportive services
specifically for cancer patients and survivors.
NeoAcademy.tv is an online edutainment program for entrepreneurs, teaching them how to *think* about marketing and branding for their business.
New Progressive Coalition
New Progressive Coalition (NPC) is engaging and growing the next generation of progressive political investors. Like a financial services firm, NPC provides its customers with products and services to target their political and charitable money and time more effectively.
NuVista Software, Inc.
NuVista’s software empowers global consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies to better leverage the vast investment in data (such as consumer, sales, promotion), in real time, in order to produce successful new revenue streams and gain competitive advantage.
A leading integrated genomics company providing comprehensive Genomic Reference Databases, Life-Science Lab Information Management Solutions, GLP compliant Microarray Services and essential research consumables. Over 2/3rd of the top 25 Pharma companies, leading research institutes and emerging biotech companies worldwide have chosen us as their preferred outsourcing partner and utilize our expertise for understanding underlying mechanisms of diseases, discovery and prioritization of gene targets & biomarkers.
Omicia was formed to capture the rapidly emerging market opportunities in personalized medicine. We are pioneering the use of DNA based individual genetic signatures for early risk assessment and treatment—particularly for complex diseases such as those likely to affect the cardiovascular system— to improve patient outcome.
PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics is the first cosmetics company to give its after-tax distributable profits to women’s health advocacy and urgent human rights issues while providing eco-green, hip cosmetics for empowered women.
Prevendia has a simple diagnostic tool for insulin resistance-the "largest unmet medical need in western civilization". (Dr. Q, Stanford Cardiologist)
QT-Travel is an aggregator of hotels, travel services and an online travel portal serving travelers to, from and within Vietnam/Southeast Asia, a $10 Billion market and projected to double by 2010. Through its portal, www.goQTT.com, and call center, QT-Travel offers secure online and offline reservation services for hotels, airlines, tours packages, as well as a vast database of travel information. The Company makes travel to and within Vietnam easy, convenient and stress free for leisure and business travelers, adopting the proven and successful model of Expedia or CTRIP (leading China online travel portal with revenue around $100M and market cap nearly $3 Billion)
Reality Digital is a San Francisco-based company that provides software products and a hosted service platform for storing sharing, managing, and monetizing user generated content (video, photos, games, text and more).
An “eBay of referrals," ReferQuest's online hub brokers rewards to those who successfully refer their contacts for jobs, rentals and purchases.
Senior marketing executives and brand managers need to know what customers are saying in order to make better, customer-centric decisions. Scout Labs is a web-based platform that distills the online cacophony of consumer voices into high-quality insight, facilitates customer engagement, and drives product and marketing innovation. Scout Labs is currently in closed beta with more than two dozen top brands and marketing agencies, including Nike, Jamba Juice, CBS, eBay and Visa.
Select Genomics, Inc.
Select Genomics (SelGen) is a molecular diagnostics company developing clinically validated tests specifically for disorders of the central nervous system: multiple sclerosis (MS), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and dementia (Alzheimer’s).
Shasta Crystals produces best quality and most affordable crystal components for display markets that include laser televisions and cell phones.
Solidware Technologies, Inc.
Solidware Technologies® has developed a software project audit platform, which focuses development, qualityassurance and M&A technical due diligence teams on failure-prone code, automating intelligence to support collaborative decisionmaking at all levels of software organizations, enabling improved quality/predictability while saving time/cost, and minimizing risk. Pain: The cost of software defects will exceed $400B this year and is trending upwards. Fueled by an aging installed base, increasing
application size, new architectures (SOA, multi-core CPUs), outsourcing and open source - software complexity is exploding. Current test approaches do not scale to solve these issues.
ThreeFold Sensors’ (TFS) is a medical diagnostics company. whose unique patented technologies measure biomarker levels in body fluids. Our management team is supplemented by world class advisory boards, including a former Nichols/Quest COO and the author of the accepted diagnostic guidelines for heart attack diagnosis.
TrafficCast International, Inc. seeks to become the gold standard for traffic information. TrafficCast has developed patented software and a market-leading content database that aggregates, processes and analyses traffic data to support a range of applications in the emerging navigation and logistics markets, delivering actionable travel information via Web, mobile phone, PDAs, GPS and other wireless devices. Premier customers include Yahoo, Google, CBS/Westwood One, Choice Logistics, Weather.com/mobile, and the Department of Defense.
UniversalGiving is a social entrepreneurship non-profit dedicated to making giving and volunteering a natural part of everyday life. Our web-based service connects donors and volunteers with exceptional organizations all over the world. We have the only international service that promotes both giving and volunteering.Â
UrbanXplorer is a local decision-making portal to the Google Map. It features National datasets and will be distributed via LinkedIn & Salesforce.com.
VirtualFabrix Integrator provides the ability to reduce manual processes, integrate and coordinate change across best in class management tools and systems.
WeMeUs provides a powerful "personal Salesforce.com" for professionals that makes it easy to turn contacts into relationships and business success.
Xulu is a developing a next-generation highest fidelity platform and destination for virtual worlds and gaming.
Yaso is dedicated to the discovery and development of products to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections and sexually transmitted HIV.
Yojo Mobile offers a woman-focused publishing & ad platform (mobile and web) that combines time & location; creating compelling, relevant services.
ZexSports, the premier action sports network, "Connecting What Matters" to the culture of action sports via blogs, news, nightlife, pictures, video.
Zoomy Communications delivers a suite of high bandwidth communications, entertainment, and lifestyle technology services to new Master Planned Communities using its fiber to the home (FTTH) networks. For four years, Zoomy has partnered with real estate developers and service providers to become a national leader.
Zweave provides on demand design automation software solutions to consumer products organizations managing complex design and sourcing activities.