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Check out Temnos's presentation at Splash SF Oct 2013
Splash SF Oct 2013 finalist Temnos offers scalable content intelligence services on a PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) model. In essence, you send content (documents or URL’s) to our API and we give you back metadata or metacontent for each item of content that was processed by our platform. Armed with this information, you will gain insight into what your pages are about, which pieces of content are most relevant to each other (and why), and the various ways that pages can be characterized or re-packaged to your benefit. Here's a video of Tim Musgrove presenting at Vator Splash SF.
Among the judges were Rob Coneybeer, (Shasta Ventures), Tony Conrad (True Ventures), Jenny Fielding, (BBC Worldwide), Howard Hartenbaum (August Capital), Charles Hudson (SoftTech VC), Jed Katz, (Javelin Venture Partners), Lars Leckie, (Hummer Winblad), Charles Moldow, (Foundation Capital), Rick Moss, (Hub Ventures), Ted G. Wang (Fenwick).
Even though success is not defined by how much money a company has raised, past Vator winners, such as Thumbtack, Getable, Grovo, Astrid, Udemy, and Geeklist have gone on to raise millions of dollars collectively from venerable VCs, soon after presenting.
Here's some other testimonials:
"The process of inviting everyone one we knew to vote for us, even before the event, was a fantastic way to build support for our company. Then presenting at Vator Splash was a blast. The short presentation style ensured the audience was engaged and the follow-up questions from the judges were on-point and constructive. At Vator Splash, I made great connections with a number of investors and had a number of follow-up meetings. We were able to raise our last round entirely from investors who discovered us from the publicity we generated from Vator Splash," said Jon Paris, CEO and founder of Astrid.
"Working with Vator, and Bambi, is a pleasure. She's really passionate about uniting great ideas with the right people. We actually tied for first in last years Vator Splash SF and as a direct result raised $150,000 from an investor who saw us pitch. TEEC Angels approached us right at the event and invested soon thereafter. Reuben Katz, CEO and founder of Geeklist.
"Vator has acted as a launchpad for my startup in terms of awareness and exposure. As a winner of a Vator competition, my startup enjoyed early traction and buzz. Vator has kept my business relevant in the minds of investors, entrepreneurs and potential employees. I've made many invaluable connections to the investor and entrepreneur community." Tim Hyer, founder and CEO, Getable.
"DogVacay.com won Vator Splash LA in June 2012. The competition allowed us an opportunity to meet and pitch against some of the great Los Angeles startups and further foster our entrepreneurial community. There was such a positive energy with so many great minds providing insightful feedback throughout the night. Two paws up, Vator!" Aaron Hirschhorn, founder & Top Dog, Dog Vacay
"Events like Vator Splash are critical for startups to generate awareness. We were a top 10 finalist for Splash LA. It provided us with an amazing opportunity to network and gain exposure to a whole community of investors and VCs. Soon after, we raised $3M as a result of the momentum/exposure from the event and the platform in general," Peter Vogel, founder and CEO, Plink.
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Temnos offers scalable content intelligence services on a PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) model. In essence, you send content (documents or URL’s) to our API and we give you back metadata or metacontent for each item of content that was processed by our platform. Armed with this information, you will gain insight into what your pages are about, which pieces of content are most relevant to each other (and why), and the various ways that pages can be characterized or re-packaged to your benefit.
- Temnos Brand Safety — detect and filter spam and potentially unsafe or objectionable content
- Temnos Categories — organize content into major categories based on a standard or custom taxonomy
- Temnos Elements — identify the elemental components and characteristics of a document such as the title, author, publication date, language, and reading level
- Temnos MetaTopics — create customizable collections of related content whether that content exists within or across categories and topics
- Temnos Tags & Topics — extract concept words, phrases, and entities that identify the subject matter contained in a body of text
- Temnos Headlines — generate new, compelling, alternative titles for documents
- Temnos Summaries — auto-create abstracts of varying lengths that encapsulate the essence of an article
The Temnos technology stack has been field-proven with major technology, industry and media companies including CNET, About.com, IDG, General Motors, Federated Media, Disqus, and Metaweb. Blending several methodologies together from semantics, AI and other diverse fields of knowledge, the Temnos platform enables developers of document-centric applications to optimize the value of their content and make their products richer and smarter.
Drawn from Discussion: Smarter Promoted Discovery (Temnos & Disqus, PPT)