Transparent Collective Announces Announces Startups Selected for the Batch 9 Early Stage Program

Transparent Collective
4 min readOct 21, 2022


We are excited to share that on Friday October 21, 2022 @ 12- 1 PM PST, we will be hosting our Early Stage Showcase! If you have a passion for bringing more minority and women entrepreneurs to the table and are looking to diversify your portfolio, we hope you’ll join us by registering here.

7 early stage companies from across the country with promising tech products were selected for Batch 9 and invited to join our intensive week-long program, focused on the fundamentals of building a venture-backed tech business.

With access to investors, mentors, and industry specific speakers, founders will have the opportunity to improve their products, perfect their pitches, connect with potential funding opportunities, and grow their business with the support of the Transparent Collective community.

Industries represented in Batch 9 include blockchain, healthcare, fintech, artificial intelligence, SaaS, media, music, and entertainment.

Meet Batch 9

Buzzzy, Inc, founded by Nina Rodríguez-Quirós, matches companies to expert-level designers & copywriters within 24 hours.

Fleeting, founded by Pierre Laguerre, is an on-demand booking app for the 90% truck drivers who do not own a truck. We are solving the truck driver shortage by equipping the next generation of drivers with gig work opportunities, while filling the capacity issue for shippers and brokers looking to move freight across North America.

Givepact, founded by Alicia Maule and Steven Aguiar, is a crypto fundraising community helping nonprofits access donations from the $1T crypto market.

insytful, inc, founded by Matthew Knight, is building a community of post-production talent, helping them access work opportunities, showcase their portfolios, and drive credibility.

Origin Healthcare, founded by Christine Lum Lung, powers healthcare teams to provide patients with 24/7 hospital-level care at home. Deploying both technology and an in-person expert clinical team, the care is safer, more accessible, and at a significantly lower-cost.

The Chord Companies, founded by ​Olutosin Sonuyi, is a search engine for online communities allowing members to easily find multi-media content, information, and expertise, which is traditionally siloed across multiple applications.

Sotaog’s, founded by Sarah Tamilarasan and Robert Estill, ERP software simultaneously analyzes multiple data sets, then intelligently recommends ways to predict and increase cashflow. Our AI/ML tech allows COO’s in the Energy and Heavy Industries to increase cashflow by up to 20%.

Make sure to RSVP for Batch 9 Showcase and stay updated with Batch 9 next week by following us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

More About Transparent Collective

Batch 9 marks the culmination of six years of Transparent Collective’s Early Stage Program, which provides founders a hyper-personalized playbook that enables them to access the capital, connections, and community they need to succeed.

Transparent Collective is a group of diverse operators increasing the number of Black, Latinx, and womxn entrepreneurs succeeding in venture backed tech. Based on our shared experiences, we provide a hyper-personalized playbook that enables founders to access capital, connections, and community.



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