Automated Insights and Windsor Circle will head to California next month seeking gold – and with all expenses paid.

The two Durham startups prevailed in a recent 50-team Triangle shootout to win the right to present to potential investors at a Google for Entrepreneurs “Demo Day” event in Silicon Valley on April 2.

More than 100 investors are expected to attend.

Google will face off against eight other startups from around the country. (ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman reports on the competition for the Durham ventures.)

Google is paying the bills for the companies and also will be awarding a variety of participants, who were selected from Google for Entrepreneur Hubs around the country.

The American Underground, which operates two locations in Durham and another in Raleigh, is a Google hub.

“It’s quite an honor that our singular focus on helping marketers leverage data to drive more value from their existing customers has gained Google’s attention,” says Matt Williamson, CEO and co-founder of Windsor Circle. “We’re excited about this opportunity to share our vision with some of the world’s most dynamic venture firms, learn from Google’s visionary approach to creating amazing products, and help retailers the world over use data-driven marketing to delight their customers.”

Robbie Allen, CEO and founder of Automated Insights, concurred with Williamson.

“It’s an honor to be selected,” he said. “Not only to pitch top-tier VCs, but also talk to various Google product teams about our award-winning platform is an exciting opportunity.”

The Demo day will take place in Mountain View, Calif., where Google operates its global headquarters.

“We worked with partners at CED, Duke University, Groundwork Labs, NC IDEA, RTP, the Durham Chamber of Commerce and The Startup Factory to identify the top companies in the area that could not only hold their own at this event but earn substantial investments,” said Adam Klein, who oversees The Underground. “We like our chances.”

Automated Insights, which has developed an artificial intelligence platform to turn raw data into narrative content, is soon relocating to space at the American Tobacco Historic District.

Windsor Circle analyzes transaction data to help marketers invest dollars more wisely. It is located in the Underground @Main facility in Durham.

Both companies are backed by IDEA Fund Partners.

(Note: Capitol Broadcasting, the parent company of WRALTechWire, also operates the American Tobacco Historic District and the Underground.)