The Intuit Prosperity Accelerator: AI powered by Highline Beta announces the second cohort of North American startups

Seven AI-focused North American startups to join effort to inspire innovations that power prosperity for consumers and small businesses 

Highline Beta and Intuit, the global technology platform that makes TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, and Credit Karma  are proud to present its second cohort of the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator: AI. The new edition expands to North America and facilitates startup-corporate collaboration by bringing together the most promising AI-driven early stage startups with purpose-driven corporate innovators, technologists and investors. 

The second cohort is comprised of seven early-stage startups from top technology hubs including San Francisco, New York, Toronto and Montreal. These companies were selected based on their ability to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to create solutions that help consumers and small businesses overcome financial challenges. Like the startups from the inaugural program in 2020, these companies share Intuit’s value of being mission-driven. Additionally, they focus on customer obsession to deliver innovative products, ideas, and results. 

“The rise of AI is fundamentally reshaping our world and as global economies continue to reopen, Intuit is committed to accelerating industry innovation,” said David Marquis, Country Manager at Intuit Canada and executive sponsor of the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator. “It takes a community to tackle a big problem, which is why we’re excited to bring together this promising group of AI innovators who share Intuit’s mission of powering prosperity around the world.”

“We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Intuit to welcome these seven innovative founders and startups to this year’s program,” said Hussam Ayyad, Chief Accelerator Officer at Highline Beta. “The cohort addresses a wide variety of pressing challenges related to marketing, customer engagement, financial audit, consumer credit building and more. We’re ready to help accelerate their growth and amplify their impact.“

Meet the 2021 Cohort

Adaptive Pulse (Waterloo, ON)  helps businesses keep a pulse on every customer while predicting and prioritizing their retention efforts, reducing churn and increasing revenues. 

Aphrodite (San Francisco, CA) is a plug-n-play data analytics platform intended to help users drive revenue by providing financial clarity and data driven insights to small businesses.

Bankuish (New York, NY) is a marketplace that provides gig workers and freelancers a simple way to access affordable banking. Inc (Toronto, ON) is an advertising automation platform that helps businesses optimize their performance and skyrocket profits automatically. 

Boom  (New York, NY) is on a mission to level the playing field for the 110 million renters in the US by making housing more flexible, affordable, and attainable.    

QuoteMachine (Montreal, QC)  is a software that brings humans back to digital commerce by helping independent retailers close more deals through simplified and personalized sales processes.

Stamped AI (Quebec City, QC) is an AI platform that streamlines and automates accounting data certification, making SMBs’ year-end ready, all year round.  

“For a small team of 5 to be able to work with such a big company is a dream come true! We’ll get to explore new ways of providing valuable insights to our customers that we never thought possible. We’re very much looking forward to working with Highline Beta and Intuit teams.” –  Daniel Dietzel, Founder and CEO of Aphrodite 

The Intuit Prosperity Accelerator: AI is a five-month-long initiative, in which the selected  startups will work with Intuit and Highline Beta teams to identify and test growth opportunities using Intuit’s design thinking methodology, Design for Delight (D4D). The cohort will also have access to an exclusive network of mentors, investors and founders as well as the opportunity for follow-on investment from Highline Beta. 

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