Our Clients

Firebrand provides PR, content and digital marketing for tech and healthtech startups, primarily in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

We have experience across a wide range of sectors including

security, analytics, enterprise software/cloud, AI, networking, telecom, mobile and digital entertainment. In healthcare, we’re focused on digital health, specifically neurotech, connected devices and digital therapeutics.


Avi Networks delivers Multi-Cloud Application Services including a Software Load Balancer, Intelligent Web Application Firewall, and Universal Service Mesh. The Avi Vantage Platform ensures a fast, scalable, and secure application experience – delivered with SaaS or customer-managed options. Customers including 25% of Fortune 50 companies enjoy consistency across data centers and clouds, 90% faster provisioning, and 50% lower total cost of ownership. Avi is backed by leading investors including Cisco Investments, DAG Ventures, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Menlo Ventures.

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Baracoda is a global leader in Daily Healthtech. Baracoda believes that health is a daily practice, and infuses connected tech into everyday routines to empower people to take control of their health. Its suite of IoT-connected products also leverages AI, data analysis, machine learning, app development, gamification, and more to encourage preventive health practices. Baracoda launches products and scales its business alongside global brands, market leaders, relying on a B2B2C business model. Its CES-awarded innovation model is developed in-house to recognize daily habits that improve health and wellness.

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Based in Palo, Alto, CA, Bearing brings operational efficiencies to the maritime shipping industry. Through the use of artificial intelligence (AI), Bearing aggregates and analyzes data from multiple sources to provide actionable insights for fuel efficiency, optimal routing and vessel performance. Backed by AI experts and partnerships with leading global shipping companies like IINO Lines, K Line and MOL, Bearing is helping its customers increase their profit margins and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Copper Banking was founded with the mission to help teens gain real-world experience with money by giving them access in a way that traditional banks aren’t able to do. The Copper app and debit card teach teens how to make smart financial decisions by creating a platform for parents and teens to connect.

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Cyral is the last line of defense for your data by preventing data breaches from your mission critical data stores. Cyral protects sensitive data, ensures data compliance, and drives secure data democratization by applying consistent authentication, authorization, and auditing controls to all data stores across your cloud and on-prem environments.

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Deposits is a cloud fintech platform that offers banks, brands, and communities an easy-to-use, turnkey solution for engagement, modernization and best-in-class financial services such as payments, mobile apps and lending. Deposits partners with networks and regulated financial institutions to simplify the building blocks for modernizing financial experiences and empowers community banks, credit unions, insurers, employment services, retailers, and others to deliver engagement, financial innovation and inclusion. Current customers include FRSH, AiBUY, IFEB, Moniwave and Ujamaa, among others. Funded by ATX Ventures, Cabal Fund, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and others. Deposits is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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Emburse humanizes work by empowering business travelers, finance professionals and CFOs to eliminate manual, time-consuming tasks so they can focus on what matters most. Emburse brings together some of the world’s most powerful and trusted expense and AP automation solutions, including Abacus, Captio, Certify, Chrome River, Nexonia and Tallie. The company’s innovative offerings, which are uniquely tailored for specific industries, company sizes, and geographies, are trusted by more than 4.5 million users in more than 120 countries.

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EMOTIV is a bioinformatics company advancing understanding of the human brain using electroencephalography (EEG). Its mission is to empower individuals to understand their own brain and accelerate brain research globally. Founded in 2011 by tech entrepreneurs Tan Le (CEO) and Dr. Geoff Mackellar (CTO), the company is headquartered in San Francisco, U.S.A. with facilities in Sydney, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Applications for the EMOTIV technology and interface span an amazing variety of potential industries and applications – from gaming to interactive television, everyday computer interactions, hands-free control system, smart adaptive environments, art, accessibility design, market research, psychology, learning, medicine, robotics, automotive, transport safety, defense and security. Its products have won numerous international awards including the Red Dot Award, AutoVision Innovations Award, Australian International Design Awards, Australian Engineering Excellence Awards and Edison Awards.

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Explorium offers the industry’s first automated External Data Platform for Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning — the single source for all organizational external data needs. Explorium’s all-in-one platform automatically matches internal enterprise data with thousands of relevant external data signals to improve ML models and accelerate ROI. With Explorium, data scientists, risk and fraud leaders, digital marketers and business analysts have instant access to all the relevant external data sources they need to make fast, informed decisions.

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Established in 2014, FigBytes helps companies and governments plan, track and fulfill goals along their environmental, social, governance (ESG) journey. Their platform helps integrate strategy, align data, and report on progress while engaging stakeholders.

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Gridtential’s cutting-edge Silicon Joule™ battery architecture combines the traditional benefits of lead batteries—low cost, near 100% recyclability, and safety—with the performance and lifecycle usually associated with lithium batteries. Industries from motive power to grid energy storage are searching for lower-cost, sustainable solutions to meet diverse energy needs. Gridtential Energy provides Silicon Joule reference batteries, development kits, bipolar materials and non-exclusive licenses, enabling manufacturing partners to easily adapt their factories to provide high-performing, higher voltage 24V & 48V batteries to their customers for the hybrid-automotive, Low-Speed EV (LSEV), energy storage system (ESS) & telecom backup markets, all without gigascale capital investments.

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HEAVY.AI provides advanced analytics that empower businesses and the government to visualize high-value opportunities and risks hidden in their big location and time data. HEAVY.AI supports high-impact decisions in previously unimaginable timelines by harnessing the massive parallelism of modern GPU and CPU hardware. The analytics technology unifies today’s exploding data volumes from multiple sources for a better immersive and real-time, interactive visual experience. It is available in the cloud and on-premises. HEAVY.AI originated from research at Harvard and MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), and is funded by GV, In-Q-Tel, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), NVIDIA, Tiger Global Management, Vanedge Capital, and Verizon Ventures.

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Human Interest is an affordable, full-service 401(k) provider that makes it easy for small- and medium-sized businesses to help their employees save for retirement. The company was founded in 2015 to ensure that people in all lines of work have access to retirement benefits and a path to financial independence. Headquartered in San Francisco, Human Interest has helped more than 60,000 employees working at 2,000+ businesses across America.

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With Lingo Live’s customized Skills-Based Coaching program, you can empower your leaders to contribute their unique potential and drive performance through the power of one-on-one coaching. Our expert coaches place learning in a real-world context, empowering emerging leaders at multinational companies such as NBC Universal and Slack to achieve career milestones – from running an agile stand-up meeting to nailing a performance review.

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Nexient is the largest domestic pure-play technology services provider, with core strength in Agile software development and transformation at scale. With four delivery centers in the US, it architects and builds solutions that combine Agile expertise with Silicon Valley innovation to help clients be more responsive to their market.

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Nuheara is an innovative audio wearables company that has developed proprietary and multi-functional intelligent hearing technology that augments a person’s hearing and facilitates cable free connection to smart devices. It is based in Perth, Australia and has offices in San Francisco and New York, USA. Nuheara was the first wearables technology company to be listed on the ASX (Australian Stock Exchange).

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Named the top industry innovator in the Frost Radar™: Digital Intelligence Solutions, 2021, Ontic is the first protective intelligence software company to transform how Fortune 500 and emerging enterprises address physical threat management to protect employees, customers and assets. Ontic’s SaaS-based platform collects and connects threat indicators to provide a comprehensive view of potential threats while surfacing critical knowledge so companies can assess and action more to maintain business continuity and reduce financial impact. Ontic provides strategic consulting, multidimensional services, education and thought leadership for safety and security professionals through its Center for Protective Intelligence and Center of Excellence, the latter of which also offers program development and training services in behavioral threat assessment, threat management, and violence prevention for major corporations, educational institutions and government agencies.

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Powered by AI and leveraging the latest advances in deep learning, Paravision’s industry-leading computer vision software is trusted globally by security device manufacturers, solution providers, systems integrators, and financial services firms to deliver frictionless experiences and comprehensive safety and security. From the latest in Edge AI platforms to cloud-ready solutions, Paravision powers computer vision-centric solutions with modular, highly scalable toolsets that deliver breakthrough capabilities in the most challenging conditions.

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Since its founding in 2003, Perceptyx has been redefining the employee insights industry, delivering enterprise-level employee listening and people analytics to more than 400 clients, including nearly a third of the Fortune 100. With an unrivaled technology platform and a tailor-made, flexible approach, the Perceptyx platform makes it easy for managers, HR executives and business leaders to discover insights deep within large and complex organizations, driving meaningful action to improve business outcomes. Driven by a deep intellectual curiosity and a culture of innovation, Perceptyx is challenging the status quo — to help people and organizations “see the way forward.

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Planful (formerly Host Analytics) is the pioneer of Continuous Planning with its cloud platform for financial planning and analysis (FP&A). Planful delivers on the vision of Continuous Planning by accelerating the end-to-end FP&A process and fostering business-wide participation in agile planning and decision-making. More than 800 customers, including the Boston Red Sox, Del Monte, TGI Friday’s, and 23andMe, rely on Planful for financial planning and budgeting, dynamic operational planning, financial consolidations, reporting, and visual analytics. Planful is a private company backed by Vector Capital, a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses.

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Rapid Robotics is the creator of the first affordable robotic machine operator designed for simple machine tasks. Available for just $25K a year and requiring absolutely no programming, systems integration, specialized hardware or robotics skills, the Rapid Machine Operator enables manufacturers to easily deploy a pretrained cobot in hours, moving it between tasks as needed and seeing ROI in months. Rapid Robotics’ founding team combines robotics and manufacturing expertise with a SaaS business model to deliver affordable solutions to real-world industry problems. Investors include Greycroft and Bee Partners. The company is based in San Francisco, California.

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Redpanda (formerly Vectorized.io) is the modern streaming data platform for developers. API-compatible with Apache Kafka, Redpanda introduces a breakthrough architecture and disruptive capabilities that make it a simple, fast, reliable, and unified engine of record for both real-time and historical enterprise data. Trailblazers like Cisco, Laceworks, Mr Yum, JumpTrading, and Alpaca rely on Redpanda to push hundreds of terabytes of streaming data a day through their streaming applications and services.

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Scylla is the real-time big data NoSQL database. Fully compatible with Apache Cassandra, Scylla embraces a shared-nothing approach that increases throughput and storage capacity as much as 10X that of Cassandra. AdGear, AppNexus, CERN, Comcast, Grab, IBM Compose, Intel, Investing.com, MediaMath, Ola Cabs, Samsung, SAS, and many more leading companies have adopted Scylla to realize order-of-magnitude performance improvements and reduce hardware costs. Scylla is available in Open Source, Enterprise and Cloud editions. ScyllaDB was founded by the team responsible for the KVM hypervisor and is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Innovation Endeavors, Magma Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, Samsung Ventures, TLV Partners, Western Digital Capital, and Wing Venture Capital.

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Ushur’s Intelligent Automation platform uniquely combines conversational AI and process automation to transform digital journeys for employees, partners and customers. Ushur believes the experiences of customers, employees and partners will be transformed when we remove friction and tedium from everyday tasks.

Using artificial intelligence and bots, Ushur’s visual, drag and drop tools automate front and back-office work across virtually any channel; text, web, voice, social, email and machine-to-machine. Working with existing backend systems, these end-user driven, intelligent automations augment your existing workforce, reduce process times from weeks to hours and elevate the customer experience.

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Yubico sets new global standards for simple and secure access to computers, mobile devices, servers, and internet accounts. The company’s core invention, the YubiKey, delivers strong hardware protection, with a simple touch, across any number of IT systems and online services. The YubiHSM, Yubico’s ultra-portable hardware security module, protects sensitive data stored in servers. Yubico is a leading contributor to the FIDO2, WebAuthn, and FIDO Universal 2nd Factor open authentication standards, and the company’s technology is deployed and loved by 9 of the top 10 internet brands and by millions of users in 160 countries. Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held, with offices in Sweden, UK, Germany, USA, Australia, and Singapore.

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