MEET THE FLEET
The Refiners is a boutique accelerator that identifies top entrepreneurs from the European ecosystem and bring them to Silicon Valley. Our portfolio includes 37 companies from a wide variety of industries. We run two programs a year with up to 15 tech startups in each fleet. We're a family of cross-cultured founders and entrepreneurs.
arise | fleet #3
Arise is an open decentralized network for hotel room inventory and rates. Our network, built on blockchain technology, lowers the barriers to entry for new players to innovate in the travel space. Hotels currently pay $25B a year in commissions to online travel agencies to fill their hotels. We give hotels more options to distribute and sell their room inventory at a lower commission rate.
BluPods | fleet #1
Classroom Coordination Solved BluPods' classroom assistant reduces by 90% the time that teachers spend coordinating activities. That's 10M hours per week that are given back to teaching accross the US.
Cloudscreener | fleet #2
CloudScreener empowers businesses to regain control of cloud computing by ensuring that your cloud infrastructure always matches business and technical needs. Our Cloud Decision Engine makes real-time and automated recommendations based on price, performance, and enterprise policies through a web interface or APIs.
daylighted | fleet #1
Daylighted is changing the art world with an AI art software to curate and distribute art on screens, like Spotify but for art. Daylighted’s technology 1/ transforms any screen into a digital, on-demand art gallery 2/ connects the screens to a curated portfolio of 20,000 original artworks from artists and art galleries 3/ curates the best art collections depending on your taste or mood 4/ lets viewers connect with the artists or purchase the art displayed on the other side.
dresslife | fleet #3
dresslife makes shopping for fashion easy like having your own personal shopper. Today, finding the perfect outfit is hard because there are so many choices, we don’t know what fits and few like to spend time following the upcoming trends. dresslife has built a platform that uses AI to find clothing based on your body, personality and trends that you love.
GABSEE | fleet #2
We want to unleash people’s craziness! Each of us is awesomely crazy, but we can’t fully express it because of social and physical barriers.
Gabsee is a mobile app that breaks the boundaries of self-expression by letting you fully express yourself through your own avatar in Augmented Reality.
GLO | fleet #3
Glo provides personalized makeup inspiration, empowering people to feel beautiful every day. Our live video education platform connects women to professional makeup artists who personally advise them on what to wear and how to apply it.
imuze | fleet #2
Experiment the power of music on your own video. Make it a thriller, comedy, romance, or drama, by swiping through different music genres, instantly.
By analyzing your video, iMuze is able to match its length and rhythm to quickly create several soundtracks for it. You can preview your video with each of the soundtracks in-real-time, like an Instagram filter.
Inmemori | fleet #2
Inmemori is a safe space to gather, celebrate and remember together. We enable communities to easily communicate and pay their respects through sharing memories, messages, pictures and donations.
Jogabo | fleet #2
Jogabo is a mobile application for the soccer playing community that makes the world around you easy to play soccer in and more fun to explore. Think "Strava meets Foursquare" for the world's most popular game.
The app let’s you organize and simply keep track of your upcoming games, shows you when your friends are playing, and notifies you of opportunities nearby.
LOVEBOX | fleet #3
We are building The Internet of Feelings, a network of communication devices that transmit emotion, not data. The first product of this new class of communication devices is the Lovebox, a modern day love note messenger to gift your loved one (significant other, child, parent, grandparent, friend, etc.). We launched last month and already sold $350,000.
merito | fleet #3
Because of employee instability and high staff turnover rate, Merito reinvents how to recruit.
Thanks to their expertise in HR (ex-Headhunter at Hays) and Retail (ex-Retail Manager at the 4th worldwide DIY company), Merito has built their first SaaS platform dedicated to the Retail sector (12B$ in the US). They reference all retail employees and automatically matches them with store managers (with 95% of accuracy).
NeuralCat | fleet #2
NeuralCat turns Artificial Intelligence into a universal and collaborative good. Our purpose is to release the first existing AI social network.
AI is on the rise, but we keep relying on handmade data when it comes to conversational agents. With NeuralCat, you can create your own AI without having any data.
Phantombuster | fleet #2
Phantombuster is a platform that you need to collect your data and make every website an API. Our mission is to transform the web into a queryable database. To API-fy the web.
We’ve created an all-in-one service to automate website browsing. It gives you access to complete, structured, and categorized data so you can easily integrate it in your technological stack.
see fashion | fleet #3
Retailers lose $227 billion annually because few know how to collect, sort and action the right data. See Fashion leverages AI and machine vision to unlock hidden untapped data sources such as emotion and voice. We give retailers the tools and insights to deliver 1 to 1 personalisation and inventory planning that works.
shone | fleet #3
Shone is bringing autonomous cargo ships to market. The trillion maritime shipping will lack 20% of its workforce by 2025. Shone retrofits existing cargo ships with autonomous and remote control technologies. The three founders have extensive experience in the self driving and drone industry.
Talkus | fleet #2
Talkus is a conversational engagement solution for marketing teams
Engage with your customers with our multi-channel messaging platform and boost your conversion with Talkus real-time website content personalization.
Tempow | fleet #1
Using patented software technology, Tempow upgrades Bluetooth protocol to allow multiple devices to connect to a single source. Tempow first targets the audio industry and is currently talking to hardware manufacturers to license its tech. Soon, it'll be easy to create a sound system Sonos-like out of multiple Bluetooth speakers simply with a smartphone.
The Beans | fleet #2
We’re a financial wellness company. Our users effortlessly make and keep financial plans with proactive support, visual planning tools, and aligned advice. Our solution is based on groundbreaking evidence of what works to take stress out of finances.
tuti | fleet #3
Video will be used anywhere people interact. But, making quality videos of yourself is hard. Tuti provides you with scripted steps to build the perfect video clip for you to use in less than 20 seconds. The prototype is ready to be launched. Tuti is our second start-up. We proved the concept of scripted videos in dating with 60 000 users in France. We now believe that the market is much bigger than dating only.
WEZR | fleet #2
WEZR is an IoT device with a 20 mile radius coverage that turns people into weather stations. It’s also a sophisticated algorithm that computes weather data in seconds instead of hours. Thanks to our WEZR IoT device, open source weather data, and powerful algorithm, weather forecasts have never been so accurate.
WINGiT | fleet #2
WINGiT is a local event discovery company that focuses on AI to generate content and provide recommendations for you.
We have an extensive algorithm that pulls events from social media and presents them via publisher apps to consumers. WINGiT produces 5,000+ event recommendations a day in 170 cities viewed over 10M times.
wisebatt | fleet #3
We make hardware design as easy as software development.
Designing hardware requires between 6 to 48 month before the first prototype and a minimum investment of $1m. We provide engineers with a virtual prototyping SaaS platform. It leverages 15+ years of academic research and allows engineers to overview all the characteristics of the device they are building in a few minutes, right from the beginning of the design cycle. As a result, our first customers were able to save $200k on each project and get their product to market 3 months faster.