Take the concept of "Shark Tank," localize it to Atlanta, restrict it to emerging technology companies only and you've basically got the Atlanta Startup Battle.
Cinchapi, a platform built to simplify data preparation, exploration and development, won $100,000 in investments at the competition Thursday.
The young company beat out four other finalists chosen from more than 400 entries. The founders pitched their ideas to a panel of judges made up of active venture capitalists with investment portfolios including Facebook and Dropbox, according to a news release.
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The finalists, selected by investors Allen Nance and Paul Judge, received a year-long membership to TechSquare Labs, a coworking and office space. The other four finalists were Cytilife, Drofika, FitSpot and TCPoly.
The 2016 winner was Fraudscope.
The competition is a partnership with TechSquare Labs, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Technology Association of Georgia and Morehouse College Entrepreneurship Center.
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