Tech Startups Make San Diego Venture Group Cool Companies List

SHADOWBOX named a 2019 “Cool Company” by the San Diego Venture Group

More than 250 tech startups applied; and Shadowbox emerged as one of thirty three considered by the panel of expert judges to be “Investor Ready”.

Shadowbox co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer Jack Samatov said, “This is a tremendous honor for Shadowbox. I’m especially proud of the team who delivered our tech to provide such value to our first customers, and more broadly a platform that will ultimately be used to solve a near infinite number of web application interoperability use cases.  The SD Venture Group’s recognition of the ‘big idea’ behind Shadowbox is an important milestone as we grow the company.”

From Xconomy, March 29, 2019:

Mike Krenn, president of SDVG, says the quality of applicants made it difficult to narrow down the submissions.

“We believe there are easily another 30 companies that will be of interest to VCs, and at least another 50 that have a visible path to success—without raising venture,” he said in a statement.

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SHADOWBOX is “Keeping Kids Safe” on April 6, 2019

SHADOWBOX is proud to join Supervisor Gaspar, Sheriff Gore, American Medical Response, the San Diego Medical Association, San Diego and Imperial Hospital Association, and 100’s of San Diego REALTORS in a first-of-its kind county-wide educational program to educate families and kids about the Safe Use, Safe Storage, and Safe Disposal of Prescriptions in the home!

More than 73,000 people died of an accidental drug overdose in 2017.  Many of these deaths were a result of misuse or abuse of prescription drugs – especially prescription opiates.

On Saturday, April 06, 2019, more than 200 volunteers will gather in one of the largest mobilizations of it’s kind to educate families about the need to protect their children by properly disposing of unused, unwanted, or expired medications.  According to national statistics, 4 in 10 teens think that prescription drugs are safer than street drugs, and 70% of misused or abused medications come from a medicine cabinet.

SHADOWBOX not only provides support to laboratories and clinicians on the front line of treating patients who access these powerful medications, or are in treatment to overcome addiction, but we also are part of the effort to go directly to the community to help prevent inappropriate access – and save lives.

Shadowbox CEO Greg Stein, a co-founder of the Safe Homes Coalition, said, “The Safe Homes Coalition mission is to protect children from accidental prescription overdose and inappropriate exposure to powerful medications.  Although the opioid epidemic is such a complex and overwhelming challenge, this county-wide education program gives individuals like you and me the opportunity to play a small role and ‘do something’ to help save lives.  The entire Shadowbox team is excited and proud to be a part of this effort.”

MISSION: Protect children from accidental prescription overdoses

Keep Kids Safe San Diego 2019

  • Supervisor Kristin Gaspar 
  • Sheriff Bill Gore
  • District Attorney Summer Stephan

HOW: Join the 100’s of volunteers walking neighborhoods to clear medicine cabinets of unused/expired prescriptions.


Shadowbox CEO Stein speaks at SHC Kick-off with Sheriff Gore and Supervisor Gaspar
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

Henry Ford

Software Start-Up Taps Gregory A. Stein for CEO

Stein recently helped scale start-up to 1,500 employees and $1.8 billion, and will utilize this experience to commercialize the [shadowbox] software platform. [shadowbox] connects unconnected systems, automates processes, and defeats monotony.

San Diego, CA, February 15, 2017 –(– Relier Technologies, LLC dba “[shadowbox]®” announced today the appointment of Gregory “Greg” A. Stein as managing member and Chief Executive Officer charged with commercializing and scaling the proprietary [shadowbox]® software environment for light top-down system integrations and workflow automation.

Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and primary inventor of [shadowbox]®, Jack Samatov said, “I have searched a long time to find a business partner who is passionate about this opportunity, has the necessary start-up experience across multiple industries and products, can build and lead a team to accomplish objectives, and most importantly an impeccable reputation for trust and integrity. In Greg, we found exactly this.”

Most recently, Mr. Stein was an original investor and Vice President of Strategic and Community Affairs for Millennium Health, where his major accomplishments included identifying billing efficiencies producing more than $30 million in additional profit, leading the project team in a ground-up build out and opening of the company’s first extra-campus full service laboratory, establishing a new product opportunity assessment process, and creating a comprehensive software interface for Sales and other stakeholders to identify opportunities for new products, maximize sales conversions, and support for third parties such as health plans and government healthcare agencies.

“Greg’s prior work was particularly relevant to our objectives at [shadowbox],” said David Veillon, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, “the healthcare vertical in particular is ripe for exploiting the connection and automation technology that is now possible as a result of [shadowbox] capabilities. I’ve known Greg for a long time, and have always appreciated his professionalism, ability to see over the horizon, and for taking opportunities from concept to reality.”

“[shadowbox] is a solution that allows companies in many instances to avoid massive investment into static back-end API integrations, and instead focus on providing products and services to their customers. I have personally dealt with countless situations where my systems didn’t talk to each other, the cost of API was prohibitive, and instead relied on complex import/export functions or cutting and pasting data from one system to another,” said Mr. Stein. “I am thrilled to have this opportunity to build and lead a team to commercialize and scale such an important product.”

About [shadowbox]®
[shadowbox]® is a proprietary software environment providing for simple combination, display, and contextual interaction between different media types, websites, files and applications in a single customizable interactive multiview display. This light top end integration allows for disconnected systems to connect, workflow processes to be automated, and thus reduce errors and increase efficiency. For more information, see, or contact us at 323.596.0999.

Our advisor, David J Veillon, has always grown the Industry.

As Director of Technology and Business Development for Rotor Communications, David innovated new delivery methods for Internet-based, live interactive media, paving the way for the current range of products on the market today.

He helped the industry reach new heights utilizing new platforms, hardware, and Open Source Operating systems, like Linux.

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