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Carrot: Video Calls That Monitor a Prospect’s Mood

You’re on a call
Giving your sales pitch
The line is quiet
Time for a topic switch

We all change gears
Based on body language
To be better listeners
And relationships manage

But on the computer
It’s so hard to gauge
How users feel
Or if they are engaged

We can check bounce rates
And the buttons they click
But we really don’t know
Beyond simple metrics

Carrot will read
With their video calls
How a user feels
If they’re bored or enthralled

A simple chart
Will show you your score
Did they check out
Or do they want to hear more

Reading people
Is how you succeed
Carrot’s video calls
Is the tool that you need

Carrot, found at https://carrot.live/, is a groundbreaking Emotional Intelligence platform that helps sales professionals close more deals. As the world’s first mental state analysis tool, it tells you in real-time how a person is feeling during a video call based on their facial expressions. Sales reps can then quickly adjust their conversations with the feedback Carrot reports. During a call, you’ll see a continuously updated percentage of how interested they are in your conversation. To help the entire team grow and improve, its reporting features give sales managers the ability to quickly review the engagement levels of their staff’s sales calls.

Built upon their GraphEQ platform, Carrot represents the next generation of computers simulating human behavior. Artificial Intelligence is getting machines to simulate learning and then change their behavior as new information arrives. Carrot takes this to the next level picking up on social cues and tying them to emotional states. Are their pupils dilated or constricted? Did they furrow their brow? Are they smiling, fake smiling, or making another expression. Carrot takes numerous data points during video calls and tells you the scientific analysis of their current disposition. Their emotional analysis platform distills this information down to a single metric of how positive or negative they’re feeling. You can see when your prospect checks out, or when they’re warming up to you.

The Carrot team is a unique band of intellectuals. Founders Christopher Shrader and Zachary Nevin have known each other since childhood. The rest joined in at various points and became part of their highly cohesive team. They’re like a tight-knit family living in multiple places together throughout the world including Hong Kong, the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and currently, reside in Ontario Canada. Their travels follow business objectives, Visa availability, and preference. They enjoy a lifestyle together united by a single goal- to develop artificial intelligence to the point where it can emulate human empathy. Their love is the science, research, and development of emotionally intelligent machines and Carrot is their first tangible application of their collective work.

As we delve deeper into the world of making computers simulate human behavior Carrot is on the frontlines. Cognitive states are nuanced and complex communications. Carrot’s state-of-the-art video conferencing sales tool gives sales professionals valuable insight, and is the earliest precursor to machines emulating empathy.

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Eristica: Take A Dare To Win Cryptocoins

We’ve all dared a friend
To take a plunge
Climb up tall buildings
Or any challenge

We egg them on
Taunt them as cowards
Tell them to go for it
Until their courage is stirred

So they’ll sneak into buildings
Or eat something strange
Run wild and naked
Or have a funny exchange

Wear something silly
Say something odd
To earn friends’ respect
Gain approving nods

Eristica’s network
Is where this takes place
Challenge someone
To fears they should face

The winners will earn
A new currency
Eristica tokens
Fund this economy

It’s silly it’s fun
To make video proof
Of your daring adventures
And social goofs

Eristica is a peer to peer mobile app that encourages people to dare each other to do silly, crazy, and fun things. Example dares range from eating something you might not normally, to running through a street tunnel, or jumping into ice cold water. Popular among teens, university students, and the young at heart, Eristica connects friends and people around the world as they egg each other on.

Winners of challenges are awarded Eristica’s blockchain based cryptocurrency Eristica tokens (ERT). Like any other alternative currency, ERT’s value is subject to fluctuations of the cryptocurrency markets. Currently, they’re in the middle of their ICO which will run through early February. For those who would like to take a gander at the high-risk high reward field of purchasing cryptocurrency, Eristica has a ton of momentum due to its high profile videos its users are producing. It’s not uncommon for them to reach millions of views while people do ridiculous or dangerous feats. Beyond being a platform for youth to share dares, and a place for ICO investors to buy currency, Eristica is fundamentally a video content provider.

Founded by an award-winning team of startup mavens Nikita Akimov and Andrey Sheludchenko have put together a dynamic product, active userbase, well-staffed investment and advisor team, and a roadmap to success. Check out Eristica today. I dare you to.

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Viu More: Augmented Support for Your Industrial Workplace

You’re at the plant
just an every day clerk
And wouldn’t you know it
The machine don’t work

You need an expert
To be on site
To fix and repair it
So it functions right

Downtime and lost wages
Add up real fast
You want it fixed quickly
With inspections passed

Viu More gives you
Insight from afar
With its augmented reality
You can get a technical star

With its video app
The team can advise
How to fix it
With their remote eyes

Viu More keeps crews working
Steady and strong
It helps you resolve
When machines go wrong

When industrial machines break down it can take a real toll on productivity. While crews wait around for a specialist to arrive on site money just flows out the door. Many have tried to fix this problem by having repair specialists walk the crew through the repairs on the phone or with a video call. But these have their limitations and often fall short of getting the system up and running again.

Viu More developed an Augmented Support tool to get things done right. It lets you add virtual elements in real time to the conversation by drawing them on the screen. They are shown on both sides so everyone can see what needs to be done. For instance, you can draw arrows on what needs to be unscrewed and replaced, which direction to move the throttle or any other directive. This, complemented with voice and video gives you all the tools you need to fix your machine remotely.

Some of the most helpful features are:

  • Live annotation on video
  • Document sharing so you can mark up a PDF or image from your documentation while on the call with the team on site.
  • Remote expert hands which allow you to preview an action within the user’s situation. Experts can provide assistance worldwide.
  • Integrated chat

Viu More’s Augmented Support tool is a cloud-based SaaS solution that uses a pay per minute pricing model. It’s so easy there’s no training necessary as it works exactly as you would expect. Studies show it has a 30% higher first-time fix rate and an efficiency gain up to 45% saving you both time and money.

Teams that benefit it are large plants, mining sites, or any industrial operation that doesn’t keep highly paid experts on site. Viu More is improving the workflow of the industrial sectors by giving them to the tools to keep their machines running smoothly.

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botkeeper: The AI Bookkeeper With Human Support

You have a business
And cash flows in and out
It’s hard to keep track
Where it all routes

You need someone
To keep track
For expenses and payrole
Both red and black

A full time accountant
Can be easily hired
But they cost you money
To be acquired

Bookkeeping is
Often mundane
It has many actions
That are quite the same

Perhaps a bot
Could quickly perform
The daily chores
That follow consistent norms

For the one-off cases
You could call support
For the finer details
They were quickly sort

botkeeper is
All this indeed
It’s an AI accountant
With support when you need

At a fraction the cost
Of a real life person
Hire them now
To get bookkeeping done

botkeeper is the new way to run bookkeeping. Instead of hiring a bookkeeper you can hire botkeeper to handle all the financial tasks of your company. It takes the repetitive tasks in accounting and automates them. You can interact with your bot the same as you would a real-life bookkeeper. It uses machine learning to adapt to your company’s specific needs and within a short period of time, your workflow will be automated. For occasions where you need to speak with a real life bookkeeper, a dedicated accountant will resolve issues and continue teaching the bot how to handle new types of requests.

Interacting with botkeeper is as simple as forwarding invoices to them, asking them to prepare payroll or logging receipts. They track everything, and perhaps with a bit less of an edge than their human counterparts. It’s available 24×7, as is customer support for times you need a human accountant. It handles everything from revenue, expenses, payroll, and benefits. It does all this while reducing your accounting expenses by 50-75%.

Moreover, botkeeper integrates with your existing accounting software systems such as Quickbooks or Xero so you don’t need to change your infrastructure. Further, if you don’t have accounting systems set up yet the botkeeper team will help you as part of their onboarding process. When you work with botkeeper you’re getting exactly what you would by hiring an expert bookkeeper.

botkeeper not only represents a new and innovative service, but also the new direction of the economy. Accountants and other bookkeepers are even choosing to use botkeeper to scale their business and automate the time consuming data entry. Like all progress, people will adapt and progress to a higher plane because of it. And we all benefit from less billing errors and more reliable service.

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PeopleMaven: Finding the Top Leaders in Their Field

When looking for experts
To meet or to hire
Or maybe you want
Someone to admire

You can go to LinkedIn
Or AngelList too
They feature many noteworthy
People to sift through

But amid all the chaos
And updates and noise
Are those that excel
With skill and with poise

PeopleMaven is
The new place to find
Those secret talents
Who truly do shine

They may not have a platform
Of which they promote
Nor be constantly presenting
As the keynotes

But excel they do
It’s quite clear to see
Rising above
In their work’s quality

To find them is easy
It’s really a snap
Just select who you want
With PeopleMaven’s app

PeopleMaven allows you to save, share, and discover amazing people. Wherever you live, you can readily use PeopleMaven to discover who’s the best plumber, designer, hair stylist, or any profession you care to explore. You can’t easily find leaders in their fields by searching on Google or LinkedIn, so PeopleMaven is the site to turn to.

Founded by Lewis Lin ex-Google and Microsoft executive, Lewis has worked on recruiting problems, products, and services for more than a decade.. A previous startup was an early predecessor to Glassdoor, the popular company review website. Matching the right people to the right companies has long been his area of expertise. Having not worked at large companies for a number of years he noticed his professional circles and accompanying network of contacts had grown smaller. PeopleMaven is his answer to that in that anyone can use it to quickly gain insight into the broader network of their professional peers.

Their team includes talented developers and machine learning experts who will implement complex algorithms to sift through large data sets, as PeopleMaven grows. This will make it easy to find exactly the best candidates for the role you’re looking for.

Currently, PeopleMaven is a free service. It may explore becoming a premium tool used by top recruiters around the world as it grows and expands. The fully bootstrapped startup has a small team of three full-time people and a few part-time associates.

Using PeopleMaven is easy. You can either navigate to people by category or use their search feature. To contribute your people recommendations, download the PeopleMaven Chrome extension and then add people from popular sites including LinkedIn, Twitter, StackOverflow and Pinterest. Whenever you come across someone you like or find interesting, with just a few clicks, that person will be includedin PeopleMaven’s portfolio of experts.

Check out PeopleMaven if you’re looking to hire for a corporate client or just needing a specialist close to them.

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ShowApp.io: Custom Web Presence for Your Mobile App

Building an app
‎Is a noble quest
‎It takes many skills
To make it the best

Across all devices
Sync with the server
As its users entices

Workflows and interface
Need refinement and care
And once it’s all done
You need a home page to share

It’s just one more task
On a developer’s list
With so much to do
ShowApp can assist

You can select their default
And use templates for all
Even pick custom domain names
So it’s quite personal

For those that need more
Their team is right there
To build a custom design
Of quality rare

Is the new place to host
Your mobile app’s homepage
To make your app the foremost

Founded by ambitious web developer Kevin Mendez ShowApp.io is a website builder and hosting service. It’s intended for mobile app developers who want an easy way to set up a website for their app. ShowApp.io offers generous free packages allowing you to use their hosting service along with your own domain for free. Upgrade and you’ll get the assistance of their design team to build you the home page perfect for your app. They also offer a marketing package upgrade as well.

Although originally intended to be primarily a template based solution, ShowApp.io has found that many customers would like custom designs and consulting, so they’ve continued to cultivate that part of their offering. Kevin, who hails from Chile, is extremely personable and loves connecting with new clients.

The free plan also includes unlimited landing pages, email list builders, social media integration, call to action buttons, easily embeddable YouTube videos, and more. The design team upgrade includes wireframes, UI/UX, and much more personal consultation. The marketing upgrade is geared toward driving users to your website.

ShowApp.io is a recently released platform and is still very much in active development. New features and services are included almost weekly in this must watch custom website solution.

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Amazing Marvin: Use Psychological Techniques to Get Your To-Do List Done

So much to do
Throughout the day
You need focus
To fight through the fray

Tasks pile up
And can overwhelm
Making us less productive
And feel out of our realm

Task lists
Are a preferred way
To get things done
They are mainstays

It’s a simple concept
And the quickest route
Just write things down
Then cross them out

Traversing the list
Is the key
One by one
To keep your schedule free

Amazing Marvin
Is a new app
That keeps you moving
Makes progress a snap

Set your goals
And pick your method
To stay on track
And finish what you wanted

With a fun interface
So warm and inviting
Making deadlines
Is much more exciting

Designed to keep
You right on track
Making steady leaps

So if you want
More than a to-do list
Amazing Marvin
Helps you persist

From the picturesque town of Zurich, Switzerland Christina Willner has launched multiple companies. Her ambitious drive along with her UI/UX design and development experience gives her the ability to build engaging and interactive applications that users love. When faced with her own goals and aspirations she realized she needed a tool to increase her productivity. Hence she did what she does best: built a beautiful application, and Marvin was born. Beyond being a task manager Marvin harnesses multiple psychologically proven tactics that help you get things done. Separating task lists into sections, identifying bottlenecks (eating one’s frog), and breaking the day down into subtasks are just a few of the tactics people can select to accomplish everything they set out to. Its colorful interface along with audible sounds all come together to make working on your projects fun. Its warm and compelling workflows cultivate an environment of productivity with thoughtful details, culminating with fireworks when your task list is complete. Christina knows the challenge that overcoming procrastination can be and is driven to keep pressing forward. “We have big plans for the future,” she says.

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Young Alfred: Your Personal Butler to Find the Perfect Insurance Plan

Insurance shopping
Can take a lot of work
To read the legal terms
Where clauses lurk

For every state
And type of property
Renters and owners
Have different needs

Earthquakes storms
Floods and theft
Have each in turn
Left owners bereft

And let’s not forget
So we can sleep soundly
To cover members
Of our four pawed families

When legalese
Comes into play
It’s large companies
That win the day

What we need
Is a kind ma’am or sir
To sift through it all
Like a personal butler

His name is Alfred
And there’s nothing more
He likes to do
Than this legal chore

The many terms
And each hidden clause
He knows by heart
For every law

Houses he can
Duly inspect
Using big data
And AI checks

This saves time
And complexity
Just a few questions
Is all he needs

So next time you move
Or buy cars or home
Send Young Alfred
To the details comb

Young Alfred is a new way to shop for insurance. Surprisingly, the insurance industry still has holdouts that rely on manual inspections and personal insurance agents to make a purchase. In an internet age, it’s time to upgrade the process and Young Alfred is leading the way. Named after the butler from Batman, Young Alfred is an independent insurance agency that sells the best plans for your needs. It represents the top providers and is the way millennials and the new generation expected to buy insurance.

The process of buying home, renters, auto, or pet insurance can be an arduous one. Between all the questions, legalese, terminology, and clauses, many buyers end up making their choice primarily based on coverage rates. For instance, if you’re buying a new home you need to consider all the various types of coverage such as flood, earthquake, and theft. Depending on your location different coverages may be higher risk than others and you should purchase a plan accordingly. Buying home insurance, in particular, requires answering numerous questions about the specifics of the house.

But this is an internet age and we can certainly do better than that. Young Alfred uses readily accessible data to determine all the risk factors for your specific location and optimizes its suggested plans accordingly. It does image analysis of your home to evaluate the materials it’s constructed with. It uses publicly accessible weather and crime data to make sure you understand the risk levels. It pulls from large data sets and distills the amount of information you need to provide to just a few questions. What once was an hour long call with an insurance agent becomes a few minutes filling out a form for free. They created a doc on how to use it if you’d like to check it out here. It’s really so simple you can just go through their friendly interface though.

Founded by David Stasie and Jason Christiansen who met at Wharton’s MBA program, they make a powerhouse team with their combined engineering and finance backgrounds. Young Alfred is currently available in PA, NY, and NJ and will soon expand to the rest of the country. Even if you live in a different state, you can get a clear report on all the risk factors local to your area today, and sign up to be notified when coverage is available.

The days of buying insurance with fax machines and phone calls have come to an end. Young Alfred is your personal assistant that does all the legwork for you, making the process of getting home, renters, auto, and pet insurance as easy as buying a plane ticket.

PS: Young Alfred also put together a sick house cleaning playlist.