The 4YFN Awards are the highlight of every 4YFN event and the awards in LA are quickly becoming a force for recognising some of the brightest rising stars in the startup ecosystem.
Five finalists pitch it out on stage to a panel of judges who want to see a proven business model, scalability and a plan for growth and success. This year’s winners Dashmote achieved did just that and more.
Dashmote’s Dennis Tan wowed the judges with his AI platform that turns images into actionable insights. Aimed largely at marketers, Dashmote helps companies like Coca-Cola and Heineken understand trends and their brand presence through the analysis of visual data. It was a very short deliberation for the panel to select Dashmote as the winner.
Speaking to Mobile World Live after the ceremony, Dennis said: “It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase to a different audience what we are doing. It was a moment to shine and tell our story. It’s exciting and it’s a moment of recognition, mostly for the team. It shows a certain ‘click’ or connection with the market here because we’re looking potentially to expand to LA.”
Winning the 4YFN Award lends a certain Midas Touch to burgeoning startups. The winner of last year’s 4YFN Los Angeles Awards, Open as App, has just announced the completion of its Series A funding round. Open as App has raised €5.2 million for its no code app platform that takes your structured data (Excel, SQL, etc.), adds calculation and logic features which can be integrated into existing business systems without the need to code or know how to. It is a field tipped to grow 65% in the next five years by Gartner.
“4YFN has provided us with a powerful international platform. We gained access to investors and met pilot clients with an obvious thirst for innovative solutions to current problems,” says Stephan Methner, CEO, Open as App. “Winning the 4YFN Award in LA provided us with great visibility and was very well received by investors and customers alike. It certainly added to the momentum during our Series A fundraising.”
Good luck to this year’s winners Dashmote and congratulations to last year’s winners Open as App!
Entries for the 4YFN Barcelona 2020 Awards close on 20 November and this year, there is a €25,000 cash prize for the winner, courtesy of Mobile World Capital.