LAUNCH Accelerator 30 Public Demo Day

LAUNCH Accelerator 30 Public Demo Day

Investor Guest Judges and Their Investment Focus

  • Ben Narasin from Tenas Venture Capital invests $1-3 million in seed and pre-seed rounds, excluding security, MedTech, and crypto.
  • Blaine from Outlander is a generalist fund that leads pre-seed and seed rounds with checks ranging from $500k to $2 million.
  • Minnie from 10110 focuses on seed-stage B2B startups, typically leading priced rounds of $2-4 million.
  • Nicole from Kenoa invests in pre-seed to Series A rounds, usually leading the round, with a focus on B2B SaaS.
  • Stella from Conductive Ventures has a flexible check size ranging from $2 million to $10 million, depending on the round dynamics, and can lead, co-lead, or syndicate with other investors.

Startup Pitches


  • Mango is a platform that helps brands and creators develop, finance, and scale fashion products.
  • Mango automates the tech pack creation process, connects buyers with the right factory partners, and offers embedded lending and net 90 payment terms.
  • Mango has grown to a $366,000 net revenue run rate since launching in June 2022 and has a few million GMV in the funnel.
  • Mango focuses on automating core product categories like hoodies, t-shirts, joggers, and leggings, which use the same materials and patterns.
  • Mango's target customers are brands generating $500,000 to $5 million in revenue and creators with over 100,000 followers.

Podcast AI

  • Podcast AI automates podcast production tasks such as generating descriptions, chapters, ad reads, and social posts.
  • Podcast AI also automatically creates podcast websites, optimizes SEO, identifies speakers and partners, and allows audience interaction with AI versions of hosts.
  • Podcast AI's business model is based on SAS subscriptions with professional, small business, and business plans.
  • Podcast AI's target market includes existing podcasters, businesses starting podcasts for marketing, small businesses, producers, and agencies.


  • Tot helps technology startups launch and grow partnership programs.
  • Tot's platform automates affiliate marketing tasks, providing an intuitive dashboard for both startups and their affiliates.
  • Tot has seen a 7x return on investment for their affiliate marketing efforts and has over 200 paid customers, generating over $120k in annual recurring revenue.
  • Tot's pricing model is based on a percentage of the revenue generated by each startup's affiliate program.
  • Tot plans to reach a $1 million milestone by integrating with more payment providers, launching a referral marketing solution, and becoming a go-to place for partnership programs.


  • River is an in-person event and social platform that turns audiences into communities.
  • River helps orchestrate events at scale with crowdsourced hosts.
  • Creators can use River to host events, meetups, watch parties, product drops, and more.
  • River has seen rapid growth since its launch in November 2022, with over 600 events, 1,200 volunteer hosts, 19,000 users, and 146,000 app visitors.
  • River is backed by Jason Calacanis and Basan from The Network State.


  • Tax GPT is an AI co-pilot for tax professionals and accountants that automates research, question answering, and email generation.
  • Tax GPT also includes a firm management and client management platform where tax professionals can see all their team members, clients, and previous documents.
  • The company has a $2296 pre-annual run rate in February and is targeting Fortune 100 companies and Mom and Pop shops.
  • Tax GPT plans to increase its annual license fee from $1,000 to $5,000 in the future.


  • Fanfare is a platform where creative work gets funded.
  • Creators can use Fanfare to grow their community, raise funds, and sell their products.
  • Fanfare provides creators with community tools, e-commerce tools, and high-quality traffic to their pages.
  • Fanfare is free to use for creators and focuses on the tabletop gaming industry, which is currently a $25 billion industry and is expected to double in the next 6 years.
  • Fanfare plans to expand into anime, manga, and comics, which are hundred billion dollar industries that are growing 10% year-over-year.

Monica AI

  • Monica AI is an adaptive learning environment for exams that helps students create personalized study spaces, turn their own materials into interactive practice, and receive tailored questions based on their learning profile.
  • Since launching last year, over 8

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