Carnegie Mellon University

Olympus Notable numbers*


(of 560+ exploratory projects) have excelled past the exploration stages.


companies have been formed.

$324+ Million

in follow-on funding has been awarded directly to the companies (does not include acquisitions).


have graduated to AlphaLab/Gear.


graduated into other accelerator programs, e.g., Plug & Play, LaunchHouse, Kaplan Ed Tech, DreamIt Ventures, Accelprise, YCombinator (nationwide programs).


acquisitions total; see below.

*since Olympus started in January 2007

Traansmission was acquired by ShipLync: April 2017.

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FacioMetrics was acquired by Facebook: November 16, 2016.

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Activaided was acquired by Elizur Corporation: September 15, 2016.
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ConnectWith was acquired by Newton Consulting: May, 2016.
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Safaba was acquired by Amazon: September 25, 2015.
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Tunessence was acquired by Hal Leonard: May 1, 2015.

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Lightside Labs was acquired by Turnitin: October 7, 2014.
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LearnBop was acquired by K12: August 4, 2014.
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CareerImp was acquired by PDN: July 17, 2012.
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Black Locus was acquired by Home Depot: December 17, 2012.

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ReCaptcha was acquired by Google: September 9, 2009.
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