Change the World: Leveraging Location Data for Good

Wednesday, August 26th, 3:00 PM EST

Hosted by: Castor Ventures Partner, Cainon Coates
Guest: X-Mode CEO, Joshua Anton

Please join us for a discussion with Joshua Anton, Founder and CEO of X-Mode. This Castor Ventures’ portfolio company is a pioneer in the location data industry and is setting the standard for location data quality and user privacy as seen on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.

X-Mode’s proprietary SDK technology is embedded in 300+ location-centric apps where users opt-in to sharing location with X-Mode. This anonymized panel of 50M+ users globally enables X-Mode to provide one of the largest, most exclusive, highest quality, and privacy-conscious location data panels to 100+ enterprise clients.

X-Mode’s panel is the backbone of numerous location-based solutions, including:

  • Powering cybersecurity technology to help prevent cyber attacks
  • Enabling trading decisions for financial markets
  • The Data For Good Initiative providing free data to activists and researchers as well as supporting universities and anti-human trafficking organizations
  • Tracking and combating the spread of COVID-19 as seen on CNN, The New York Times, Newsweek, and this viral Tweet with over 7M views

X-Mode is currently raising their Series B to continue scaling their business and bringing potentially life-saving insights to the forefront.

About Your Presenters

Cainon Coates, Partner - Castor Ventures

Cainon Coates, Partner - Castor Ventures

Cainon has a background in finance and entrepreneurship. At Boston Consulting Group, he conducted due diligence across the semiconductor, transportation, and medical device industries. At PBM, a $500M healthcare-focused VC firm, he led the due diligence process and worked as an operating partner within portfolio companies. He is also an active angel investor in several MIT startups. In addition, Cainon co-founded University Laundry, which was acquired by a national operator and would be sold to Proctor & Gamble’s marquee Tide brand. He has an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and a BS from the University of Virginia in Systems and Information Engineering.

Joshua Anton, CEO - X-Mode

Joshua Anton, CEO - X-Mode

Josh graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and founded X-Mode Social, Inc. in 2015. Josh’s previous successful ventures include mobile app company Drunk Mode LLC and consulting firm yOptimize. As CEO, Josh directs all final decisions for every facet of the organization. He develops high-quality business strategies and plans, which ensure the organization’s alignment with short-term and long-term business objectives. Overseeing all operations and business activities, Josh ensures that each department is consistent with the overall strategy and mission of the company. He makes high-quality investing decisions to advance the business and increase profits, and he enforces adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics. Josh builds trust relations with key partners and stakeholders and ultimately serves as the point of contact for important shareholders.

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