Pesto is an intensive training program to help software engineers in India break into international tech careers via full-time remote jobs.
Co-founders Ayush Jaiswal and Andrew Linfoot originally met in a co-working space and realised the disparity between software engineer remuneration in India and the US.
Now they are on a mission to give everyone equal access to opportunity, regardless of where they were born.
Today we are focusing on upskilling India’s 5 million software engineers and pairing them with the worlds top tech companies.
Pesto works by providing training with zero upfront cost to students. Once the students complete the training and get hired, they pay a portion of their income to Pesto under an Income Share Agreement.
After gaining initial traction and focusing on the quality of business, the team is now focused on increasing the frequency of batches to help more students.
Zillionize was lucky to get the opportunity to invest in Pesto and we look forward to helping them on their mission. For more details, check out https://www.pesto.tech/.
Vitau are an intelligent pharmacy that takes care of patients suffering from chronic illnesses by sending their medications monthly. They also help with insurance reimbursements so that customers do not need to waste time at the pharmacy or doing paperwork.
Zillionize recently invested in the startup after they launched in Mexico and recently participated in YCombinator S19.
Co-founder and CEO, Tuto Assad, knows the pain and requirements of receiving regular medication after being diagnosed with diabetes from a long age. Vitau’s easy to use subscription service helps simplify the process.
For more information and to check out the fast growing online pharmacy visit https://vitau.mx/.
Blair allows students to finance their tuition or costs of living. After they graduate, they pay back a percentage of their income for a fixed period of time.
Zillionize has recently invested in Blair and looks forward to seeing the team provide flexibility to college students through their Income Share Agreements.
Blair was founded by a strong team with personal experience with Income Share Agreements and well aware of the rising student debt crisis.
The team compared the options available in the US to the options available in Germany, where Income Share Agreements are common, and could see a gap in the market.
They launched out of YCombinator S19 and since the launch have been featured on TechCrunch, Forbes and many other media sites.
In addition to providing finance for college students, Blair provides an investment opportunity for accredited investors seeking to combine social impact and financial returns:
Blair offers an opportunity to invest in selected university students on basis of a fair, proven and frequently requested business model.
For more information check out https://joinblair.com/.
Founded by PhDs Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin and Tak-Sing Wong in May 2018 spotLESS Materials provides easy to use surface coating products.
Our coatings stand out in their ease of application and in sludge repellency, but are also highly effective at repelling water and other substances as well.
Zillionize is a proud investor of this startup aiming to leverage their mechanical and materials expertise to address sticky problems.
Currently they are doing this by commercialising their super slippery, liquid-,sludge-, and bacteria-repellent bio-inspired self-healing surface coating.
The team initially targeted sanitation and have expanded beyond that to a product suitable for outdoor studios, the automotive industry and at home. They have received a number of grants, awards and also completed YC S19.
We are looking forward to seeing spotLESS Materials address sticky problems with their slippery solutions. For more details check out https://www.spotlessmaterials.com/.
Zippi is an online lending startup revolutionising financial services for gig workers.
After recently graduating from YC S19 the fully compliant neobank has started providing finance to drivers in Brazil.
Unlike traditional loans, repayments are flexible and based on the recipients income with affordable interest.
The strong team hope to help Latin America’s 30M+ gig workers.
Zillionize is delighted to have invested in Zippi and looks forward to see them disrupt traditional lending with tailored solutions for an under-served market.
For more details check out https://www.zippi.com.br/
Zillionize is thrilled to be supporting health care for children through its recent investment in Brave Care.
Brave Care is a pediatric focused urgent care clinic which provides a service in between a child’s regular doctor and emergency situations.
The YC backed startup’s first flagship clinic is on Sandy Blvd NE Portland and is open 7 days a week. It is capable of treating a wide range of common and no so common illnesses. They offer onsite x-ray, fracture care, mild nasal sedation for uncomfortable procedures, stitches, and tissue glue for minor wounds.
Brave Care was founded by a strong team of Corey Fish (CMO) , Darius Monsef (CEO), Maryam Taheri (COO) and Asa Miller (CTO) after a personal experience of pediatric urgent care brought them together:
BraveCare have recently closed a $5 million seed round of funding and Zillionize was proud to be apart of this round.
The funding will allow Brave Care to open new lightweight facilities in the Portland area that can help provide support to the main facility. It will also allow improvements to their electronic health records system.
For more details on Brave Care, head to https://www.bravecare.com/.
Taskade is a next generation team productivity and workflow management tool. It provides a unified workspace and allows team members to chat, write and get work done.
Founders John Xie, Dionis Liore and Stan Chang recently announced that they have raised $5m on the back of graduating from YC S19.
Zillionize is thrilled to have invested in Taskade’s raise and look forward to being apart of their journey to revolutionize team productivity.
Taskade helps teams stay competitive in this modern environment by cutting down the friction in planning, decision making, so teams can focus on doing.
Taskade allows you to keep track of tasks within each project and switch task list views between list, board, action and mindmap to find the perfect view for your project. It also includes built in real time communication including chat and video conferencing. The team calendar and road map allows teams to keep track of tasks, plan, manage and visualise projects.
Currently offering a free and paid tier for users, we recommend you give it a try. Check out https://www.taskade.com to learn more.