Yactraq declared WBT Finalist for two consecutive years

Competing amongst hundreds of the worlds most innovative technology startups Yactraq has been declared a WBT finalist in 2013 for a second consecutive year.

About WBT

Over 10 years of research shows that one in three WBT presenters goes on to license, secure venture funding, or sell their IP outright.

  • The most diversified pipeline of market ready innovations
  • Hands on, deal driven
  • Access to global innovation leaders

What began as an idea in early 2002, the WBT Innovation Marketplace has emerged as the nation’s premier event showcasing the largest collection of vetted and mentored companies and technologies emanating from top universities, labs, research institutions, and the private sector from across the country and around the globe.

The WBT Innovation Marketplace (WBT) represents the collaborative, year-long effort of investors, licensees, and tech commercialization professionals. The WBT is deal-focused and diverse, showcasing companies and technologies that vary by geography, funding source, and type of research institution. Participating technologies, each supported by private funding, federal R&D grants or both. technologies are selected by – and presented to – over 100 seasoned venture investors and Fortune 500 licensing scouts representing a variety of industries.

Yactraq featured in Mark Evans Hot 108 List

The list was created by scraping the portfolios of the leading VCs and accelerators, lists created by Red Herring, Deloitte, CIX and PWC, and some personal selections by Mark.  To see the full list go to:


Yactraq Founder & CEO Jeh Daruvala interviewed at the TiECon 2013 Media Lounge

Yactraq Founder & CEO Jeh Daruvala Tie50 2013 winner interviewed at the TiECon 2013 Media Lounge:


Yactraq presents at SV Forum’s Launch Showcase

Yesterday, Yactraq presented at the prestigious SVForum’s Launch: Silicon Valley 2013 (http://www.launchsiliconvalley.org), Silicon Valley’s high visibility platform for emerging technology. The event, featured products from the most exciting of the newest startups in information technology, mobility, digital media, next generation internet, life sciences and clean technology. SVForum’s Launch program featured Ray Kurzweil and Guy Kawasaki as keynote speakers.

As an artificial intelligence entrepreneur, Yactraq Founder/CEO Jeh Daruvala felt it was particularly cool to be presenting on the same stage as AI pioneer and technology legend Ray Kurzweil !

The related Yactraq press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10757165.htm

Yactraq Named Winner of 2013 TiE50 “Top Startup” at TiEcon

Yactraq Founder & CEO Jeh Daruvala receiving the TiE50 Winner award from Brocade Co-Founder and Fibre Channel / SAN pioneer, Kumar Malavalli while Vish Mishra, former president of TiE Silicon Valley and Trustee of TiE Global Board looks on.
The Yactraq press release can be viewed at:

Yactraq Founder and CEO, Jeh Daruvala said, “Back to back achievements like this are a tremendous validation of our video content monetization technology, and a great way to recognize the hard work of our team. Our goal is to set new standards in making audiovisual content more searchable and usable. Winning TiE50 and being selected for SVForum’s Launch in the face of such intense competition tells us that our approach is relevant, valuable, and has huge potential in a rapidly emerging market sector.”

Speaking to a global audience at the awards ceremony during TiEcon 2013, the conference Chairman and President of TiE Silicon Valley, Mr. Venkatesh Shukla said that “the TiE50 program screened 1142 companies from 24 countries and 50 best-of-breed companies were announced winners.”

“Over the past four years, the TiE50 program gained global acclaim attracting startups from all over the world. TiE50 as a brand has gained much recognition amongst the VC and Angel communities – particularly in the Silicon Valley. About 110 finalists and winners had successful exits,” said Program Chair Ram K. Reddy.

About Yactraq
Yactraq was founded in 2010 by veterans with collectively over 40 years of experience in telecom, video, broadcast, and pattern recognition technologies. Yactraq makes it easier than ever before to index and monetize audiovisual content. The company’s patent-pending Speech2Topics cloud-based solution significantly enhances video content discovery (search, navigation and recommendation), targeted advertising, and content analytics. Speech2Topics has been deployed with live production customers such as DAR.FM. Yactraq was named a CIX Top 20 Winner in 2012 as one of ‘Canada’s hottest innovative companies’. Yactraq is based in British Columbia with offices in Silicon Valley. For more information visit http://www.yactraq.com.

About TiE50
TiE50 is TiE Silicon Valley’s premier annual awards program keenly contested by thousands of technology startups worldwide. Awards are announced at TiEcon, the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs. TiE is a global, not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship. TiE provides a platform for mentoring, networking and education for technology entrepreneurs worldwide. Our global network of 54 chapters located in most major North American, Asian and European countries and cities with more than 14,000 members across 13 countries. For more information visithttp://www.tie50.net/TiE50Awards/.

Yactraq interviewed by Mulesoft / ProgrammableWeb

The interview covers details about Yactraq Speech2Topics API, Speech2Ads and related topics including the evolving video ecosystem.

The full interview is available at http://blog.programmableweb.com/2013/05/13/pw-interview-jeh-daruwala-ceo-yactraq-api-behavorial-targeting-for-videos/

Congratulations to Ronaldo Barbachano for winning the Mashape April API Hack using Yactraq’s Speech2Topics API

Ronaldo was also the winner of the Yactraq prize at Mashape’s April Hack.  For more details see:


Yactraq selected TiE50 Finalist for second consecutive year!

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