Washington’s Finest – 25 February
Washington’s Finest is a newsletter, provided by Virtus Groups, which profiles the best of Washington State’s emerging startups. Most of the companies we profile are early-stage technology companies that are currently raising funds. Should you want to reach out to any of the companies featured in the newsletter please let us know and Virtus Groups will be happy to make the introduction!
The three companies we feature in this edition are developing platforms which will democratize access to services and industries which have not necessarily been open to the public at large. Aventure Trading, CHICanny, and Kadama are leveraging the advantages that innovative tech brings to create access points to services which their users would not have been able to enjoy previously.
Aventure Trading is a bond trading platform that simplifies the bond market for the new age investor. It aims to make saving for your future as easy as picking a song on Spotify or creating a Twitter account. The Aventure platform also provides an educational tool to decrease information asymmetry, which is prevalent in the private investment space, and an advanced recommendation service that tailors investing to a user’s particular needs. The Aventure team are currently working on the first iteration of their platform. They are actively working with experienced professionals in the fixed-income industry to build out their platform, adding features and service offerings based on the input of these industry experts.
CHICanny has engineered a reliable online platform that creates a live ecosystem to provide an affordable interior design service and professionally curated décor and furniture. CHICanny’s platform is a combination of e-service by professional interior designers, e-commerce of brand new, pre-owned, and consigned décor and furniture, and a live hub for space owners, interior designers/architects, décor retailers, and individual sellers. It is powered by real-time project monitoring tools and delivery tracking, which makes it a one-stop, all-in platform solution for online interior design for home, office, and business.
Kadama makes it easy for parents and students to instantly connect with expert tutors for in-person and online lessons. Kadama differs from their competitors as they only charge customers for the hours they need and allow them to choose their budget with the convenience of getting tutored anytime and anywhere. It’s the fast, easy, and affordable way to connect with qualified tutors.