SCRA Announces New Member Companies and Grant Funding

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Summerville, S.C. – Imagine Home Digital Inc. and Treblehook were accepted as South Carolina Research Authority Member Companies. FRD Accel and ThreatCaptain received new grant funding.

All SCRA Member Companies receive coaching and access to SCRA’s Member Benefits, Startup Resources, can apply for grant funding, and have the potential to be considered for investment from SCRA’s investment affiliate, SC Launch Inc.

FRD Accel LLC received a $25,000 Academic Startup Grant. The Charleston-based life science company was formed by the Medical University of South Carolina’s Zucker Institute for Innovation Commercialization. Their technology, BabyStrong, consisting of an earpiece and controller, uses vagus nerve stimulation to promote feeding in newborns, especially premature babies, who are having feeding difficulties. The BabyStrong system can eliminate the need for a gastric tube, resulting in earlier discharge from the hospital and reduced stress for the baby and family.

Imagine Home Digital Inc. has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Johns Island-based information technology startup is a digital home interior design solution that uses light detection and ranging (LIDAR) and AI-powered mobile experience to unlock remote design services. Their technology allows customers to make better choices and fewer mistakes and eliminates the waste in the current marketplace.

ThreatCaptain LLC received a $50,000 Acceleration Grant. The Greenville-based information technology startup is a financial cyber risk tool tailored specifically for managed service providers. ThreatCaptain is dedicated to bridging the gap between executive leadership and security teams, enhancing cybersecurity through strategic alignment and informed decision-making.

Treblehook LLC has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Greenville-based information technology startup is an Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) CRM platform purpose-built for project lifecycle and pursuit management. By leveraging the power of Salesforce, TrebleHook offers a comprehensive solution that integrates seamlessly into your workflow.

SCRA welcomes these new Member Companies and congratulates those that received funding.

Grant funding is made possible, in part, by SCRA’s tax credit program, the Industry Partnership Fund, and its contributions that fuel the state’s innovation economy. Contributors to the IPF receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit, making it an easy and effective way to help one of the fastest-growing segments of the South Carolina economy. Grant funding for Member Companies creates a direct, positive economic effect and job creation.




About SCRA

Chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina as a public, nonprofit corporation, South Carolina Research Authority fuels the state’s innovation economy through the impact of its comprehensive services to technology-based startups, academia, and industry. SCRA provides funding and support to accelerate the growth of academic startups; high-quality lab and administrative workspaces; facilitation and funding for partnerships between and among industry, startups, and academic institutions; assistance and funding for the relocation of technology-based companies to South Carolina; and coaching and funding for startups that may also receive investments from its affiliate, SC Launch Inc.

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