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Join us for an evening with local start-ups and networking! In accordance with TiE's commitment to entrepreneurship, we are inviting 3 companies that could use our members commitment not only to investing but mentoring as well.
Thin Film Targets manufactures and sells equipment that make sputtering targets, a consumable coating material, to the thin film coating industries for a range of surface coating applications including architectural glass, automotive glass, solar panels, electric car batteries and energy efficient flat panel displays. The company’s proprietary technology solves the thin film coating industry’s capital cost, and congested supply chain problems by reducing capital cost by 50%, delivery times by over 60% and reducing materials costs by 50%. The company is raising seed funds via convertible note.
Zapilio: Skills are replacing CVs in the digital world and are fast-becoming the identity of the new-age workforce. To enable unbiased and thorough evaluation of skills in individuals, assessments are becoming an integral part of hiring and upskilling. ZAPILIO.COM is a comprehensive assessment company headquartered in Houston, TX and executed by a 15-member strong team in Bangalore, IN – a platform that has applications in both screening of job applicants and skilling of individuals (and employees) for future-readiness. This is a unique offering in this space as the platform not only hosts a constantly validated library of assessments in niche areas (such as Product Management, Agile, Scrum, Leadership, Behaviors, and Values) authored and curated by industry experts, it also lets users create their own assessments for specialized roles. With over US$20B serviceable available market in sight, ZAPILIO is currently raising pre-seed funds to execute on its Growth Milestone I. The company’s vision will be introduced by fellow TiE CM Nishad Mehta, who is an investor and active board member of the company. Pinkesh Shah, founder and investor of the company, will be presenting the business plan and roadmap.
Graviti Energy is a rapidly growing full-service Electric Vehicle (EV) charger company headquartered in Houston, TX – one of only 3-4 such players in the country. While the company has been building its base of installed locations of high speed chargers, it is also becoming one of the few manufacturers of EV charging equipment in the US with its recent launch of Level 2 chargers, and ongoing development of Level 3 chargers. The company is raising a fresh round of funding to accelerate its growth into a market that has started to receive billions of dollars in federal funding. The company’s business plan will be presented by fellow TIE CM, Hubert Vaz-Nayak, who is an active board member of the company. The company founders will also be on hand to answer your questions.