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Start-ups receive $100,000 investment cash

New Hampshire Union Leader

May 23. 2017 8:50PM
Terren Klein, founder of Pulse, is shown during the Accelerate NH Cohort held during the Startup Shindig held at Oracle Dyn in Manchester on Tuesday. The Millworks Fund II will invest $300,000 tonight in the finalists of the Accelerate Program. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)

MANCHESTER — Three startups in the Accelerate NH 17 incubator program were awarded $100,000 each in investment capital Tuesday after presenting their business plans at Demo Day, an event featured at Alpha Loft’s Startup Shindig at Oracle + Dyn in the Millyard.

The following three companies will receive funding from Millworks II, a venture fund that plans to invest $600,000 a year in local startups:

• addapptation — a software-as-a-service web and mobile application builder and workflow engine. Founders: Sumner Vanderhoof and Carla Vanderhoof. ( The company also will be receiving $120,000 in cloud services from Microsoft through a separate program for startups.

• Thunderbolt Pipeline — A construction customer relationship management tool that provides end-to-end bid and project management designed to help decision makers make better workforce and project decisions that keep the bottom line growing. A product of Portsmouth-based Thunderbolt Innovation LLC. Founders: Sean Hussey and Kevin Allen. (

• Pulse — A community-based survey platform designed to collect and share opinion within large organizations, starting with college campuses. Founded in Hanover by Terren Klein and Robin Jayaswal. (

Five other companies also presented during the program:

• Aisling Organic Cosmetics — A makeup line produced with natural and organic ingredients. ( Founded by Krysta Lewis.

• Hidden Collective — An online marketplace designed to change the way outdoor goods are discovered and sold. Founded by Tyler Matzke. Co-founders: Todd Boucher, Nate Kirshner and David Glasier. (

• EDACS — A cloud-based application designed to improve the ability of schools, from K-12 to higher education — to manage learning accommodations and increase student retention. Founded by Angela Addison and Stephanie Sisson. (

• Refly — A smart editor for content marketers, bloggers and authors. A content marketer can use the editor to optimize for search engines and publish it to their publishing platform. ( A product of Portsmouth-based Perleybrook Labs LLC. Founders: Ranjith Antony and Melson Zacharias.

• ViewJoin — A cloud-based application for designing and producing interactive live-streaming broadcasts. Founders: Paul Waksmonksi, Mark Aquilino, Justin Martin and Alex Deyeso.(

ViewJoin also will be receiving $120,000 in services from Microsoft.

About 300 people attended the event, which also included a keynote address from John Considine, general manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM.

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