PACT Announces Demo Pit Finalists for Phorum 2020

Eight startups will vie for the Phorum Phorward and People’s Choice Award

Philadelphia, PA, June 25, 2020 – PACT, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies, today

announced the eight finalists for the popular Demo Pit at Phorum 2020. Since the inaugural event, past winners have gone on to raise more than $65M in capital, and one third of the honorees have successfully completed exits to strategic acquirers. At Phorum 2019, Crossbeam took home the Phorum Phorward award for Best in Show.

The Demo Pit was created to allow startups to connect with C-level enterprise decision makers attending Phorum. As Phorum moves to a virtual format in 2020, the Demo Pit finalists will be highlighted throughout the Phorum Summer Series. In October, during the Phorum Keynote Series, the finalists will have four minutes to pitch their companies. The judges vote combined with the registrants’ vote will determine this year’s winner. The Phorum 2020 Demo Pit Judging panel consists of:

  • Bharat Santhanam, Associate, NewSpring Capital
  • Bob Moul, CEO, Circonus
  • Daniel Koval, Corporate Initiatives Manager, Bentley Systems
  • Jennifer Ciotti, Program Manager, SEI Ventures
  • Russ Kliman, Global Leader, SEI Ventures

Phorum 2020 Demo Pit Finalists

Alternative Investment Exchange

Alternative Investment Exchange (AIX) is an enterprise financial technology platform designed to transform the business model of investing in alternatives (any investment other than stocks, bonds, cash and mutual funds). Designed to remove friction across the previously opaque and manual clearing and settlement process, only AIX’s leading-edge technology provides full data connectivity across the entire lifecycle of buying, owning and selling.

Cassian Solutions

Cassian provides best in class patient engagement for specialty therapies through its two unique products, Cassian Flex and Cassian MediTrak. Its core software system, Cassian Flex, is designed to reduce the time and the cost of patient outreach for specialty pharmacies, hubs, and pharma brands while providing improved data granularity. Its hardware product MediTrak, is a discrete phone case medication dispenser that dispenses targeted specialty medications providing unparalleled insights into the patient journey and their medication-taking habits by combining data collection with medication dispensing.


IKE is a post-revenue software company augmenting its current platform with advanced, patented natural language understanding and causal reasoning capabilities to provide speech-based dialog capabilities to translate patient needs into recommendations. IKE mobile app puts the best health outcomes in your pocket. Connecting patients with medical professionals of all specialties using natural language understanding, all consumers have to do is describe what they feel in their own words. IKE engages with users to let them explain what they need, dynamically asking clarifying questions where ambiguity exists. Leaving the diagnosis to the trained professional, IKE asks all the right questions dynamically based on patients’ input and “deep knowledge” of health conditions and pathways. Then, in coordination with primary care physicians or other healthcare advisors, recommends the right next steps such as telemedecine, home health, clinic visit, lab tests, specialist, or, for minor matters, diet or physical regimen changes.


Interseller helps recruiters reduce the time it takes to source talent and make offers to candidates. Sourcing is the most tedious process in recruiting today and Interseller hopes to build the best and most effective process in the market.

Neura Health

Neura Health is a Digital Health Startup working on making Medical Imaging AI more accessible to Healthcare practitioners. Its goal is to build innovative AI products using the latest IT tools available and augment Medical Professionals, Clinicians and Radiologists with AI capability to increase their productivity and reduce time and cost for the patients.


Pulsedive is a cybersecurity threat intelligence startup founded in 2017 delivering high-fidelity cyber threat intelligence to help organizations proactively improve their security posture. Pulsedive’s threat intelligence offerings support organizations at every level of security maturity. Intuitive search and risk scoring paired with enriched, contextual data keeps busy teams prioritized – helping to prevent wasteful false-positive investigations. With the ability to seamlessly integrate with internal and third-party systems, teams can flexibly leverage Pulsedive’s one-stop-shop platform and data.


StaffGeek helps companies hire smarter. Companies powered by StaffGeek have been able to reduce time to hire, onboarding and turnover. Through proprietary DNA Sequencing (Distinct Native Attributes), StaffGeek is able to quantify a company’s culture, then create a customized company assessment so companies can evaluate which candidates are the right fit for their company culture. is an emerging leader in nonprofit impact software. The world and the living creatures that call it home face unprecedented crisis like never before. They can’t wait for incremental change. Technology’s role in this story is just beginning, and believes it will be a major part of the solution. They are 100% focused on improving the world by AI-enabling nonprofits to improve outcomes for their beneficiaries with technology built on Microsoft.

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About Phorum 

Phorum is an annual technology strategy conference that gathers the Nation’s leading minds and most innovative solutions around a single, trending topic. Traditionally, hosted in Philadelphia, this intensive, one-day event includes insights from the Nation’s most authoritative experts; up-close interaction with relevant technological solutions and learnings from business leaders with first-hand experience capitalizing on what is new.  For more on Phorum or to register for tickets for Phorum 2020, visit the Phorum website:

About Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) 

PACT’s vision is to be the go-to resource for fast growing companies, and a driver of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Philadelphia region. PACT provides its members with valuable content and connections to capital, coaching, and customers that will accelerate their growth and success, and to collaborate with other organizations to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.


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