ADARA

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Mountain View, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones/David Marquardt

ADARA: The ADARA Magellan platform transforms real-time loyalty, booking and search data from customers and prospects into powerful advertising solutions, delivering on performance and branding campaign objectives.

Adchemy

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Foster City

Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

Adchemy (acquired by Walmart Labs): Adchemy is a product search company and a leader in e-commerce technology.

AirPhrame

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Airphrame: provides geospatial data and aerial imagery solutions on demand. The company offers AirPhrame, a turnkey data service that allows users to obtain aerial data without having to be concerned about vehicle specifications or operations. It controls a network of remote sensing devices that are able to operate over developed rural and urban land in the U.S. The company services engineering, insurance, geospatial, volumetric, agriculture, urban planning, infrastructure, catastrophe response, appraisal, inspection and modeling industries.

Aisle50

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Chicago, IL

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Aisle50: Aisle50 has built the best technology for connecting consumers outside the grocery store to great offers inside the store—a function that makes consumers happy and sends them to stores more often. We work with companies like Kellogg’s, Unilever, Pepsico and General Mills to deliver rich grocery offers to consumers through the web, mobile and social media.

Alta Devices

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: Sunnyvale, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

Alta Devices (exited): Alta Devices is (em)Powering the Unplugged World™ by delivering the world’s most efficient, thin and flexible mobile power technology. Converting light into electricity, Alta’s technology extends the energy source of a system, and in many cases, completely cuts the traditional power cord. The solution can be completely integrated into the final system, and is ideal for use in unmanned systems, consumer electronics, automotive, remote exploration, or anywhere size, weight, and mobility matter.

AppFormix

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Headquartered: San Jose, CA

Appformix (acquired by Juniper Networks): Appformix bridges the gap between applications and infrastructure. Operators and developers can use our software to:  Collect data across servers, storage, and networking in a single dashboard; Identify and eliminate resource contention bottlenecks; Set policy-based controls for how applications consume resources. AppFormix helps you manage the ever growing complexity of cloud infrastructure. The right data is collected and presented in real time for collaboration across administration groups.

Architizer

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: New York, NY

Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

Architizer: Software platform for connecting architects and building products manufacturers, enabling efficient product specification fulfillment for commercial development projects.

Avant

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Chicago, IL

Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg/John Johnston

AvantCredit: Avant is a fast-growing marketplace lending platform that is lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for consumers. Utilizing big data and machine-learning algorithms, the company offers a unique and highly customized approach to streamlined credit options.

Bark & Co. (BarkBox)

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: New York, NY

Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

Bark & Co. (BarkBox): Barkbox is a subscription-based e-commerce and content company for dog lovers.

Beckon

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Mateo, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

Beckon: Beckon is performance management for marketing in all its modern complexity. Only Beckon brings together data management, planning, reporting and analytics in a simple, powerful, SaaS platform built by marketers, for marketers. It aggregates, normalizes, categorizes and analyzes all the data that matters to marketers and gives the world’s best brands rich dashboards for insight into what’s working best across it all.

Bill.com

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Palo Alto, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Bill.com: Bill.com is the leading digital business payments company creating magically simple A/P and A/R solutions. We are uniquely positioned at the center of business payments, uniting banks, accountants, and businesses on the fastest growing payments network. Bill.com helps over 600,000 network members process over $19 billion in payments per year and saves companies up to 50 percent of the time typically spent on financial back-office operations by securely automating their end-to-end processes.

Bubbli (Aria Glassworks)

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Palo Alto, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum/David Marquardt

Bubbli (Aria Glassworks) (Acquired by DropBox): Terrence invented the first seamless digital spherical photo in 1991, three years before the release of QTVR. In 2009, Ben created Yelp Monocle, the first Augmented Reality (AR) app to launch on the US App Store. After meeting at Stanford, Terrence proposed combining AR with spherical photographs to create an immersive ‘bubble’ viewer on the soon to be launched iPad.

Callisto Media

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Berkely, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

Callisto Media: Callisto Media represents a new publishing paradigm: one which combines rich data analysis with deep publishing expertise. Callisto has worldwide distribution under its subsidiary Arcas Publishing and a family of imprints that includes Rockridge Press, Garamond Press, Salinas Press, Healdsburg Press, Althea Press, and others.

Carlypso

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: San Carlos, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

Carlypso: Carlypso helps people get the best car, at the best price, in a really simple way.

Celect

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Cambridge, MA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Celect: With technology developed out of MIT, Celect builds on a fundamental advance in customer choice modeling. The Celect Choice Engine enables retail buyers, merchandisers, planners and inventory analysts to increase sales, margins, and reduce markdowns by placing the right product, in the right place, at the right time – across all channels.

CommonBond

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: New York, NY

Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

CommonBond: In 2011, David Klein, Mike Taormina, and Jessup Shean met as Wharton MBA students and set out to tackle one of the most frustrating areas of consumer finance: the student lending industry. Since then, the company has grown, but what has remained consistent is the mission to deliver competitive pricing, a simple, tech-enabled experience, and exceptional customer service.

Compology

Industry Sector: Enterprise Software

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

Compology: Compology has developed a software and hardware platform for solid waste management logistics.

Conexant

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: Irvine, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

Conexant: At Conexant, we make new ideas possible through technology advances and our application expertise. We combine our significant IP portfolio in DSP, analog and mixed signal technology to deliver silicon and software-based solutions that enhance, enrich and expand the user experience for both audio and imaging applications.

CSR (SiRF/Enuvis)

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: San Jose, CA

Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

CSR (SiRF/Enuvis) (acquired by BlackStone Group/CSR): Silicon GPS chip technologies.

DataTorrent

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Santa Clara, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

DataTorrent:

DataTorrent empowers today’s enterprises to experience the full potential – and business impact – of big data, by enabling them to process, analyze, make decisions and take action on data in real-time.

DeviceScape

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Bruno, CA

Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

Devicescape: Devicescape keeps end users Always Best Connected by integrating cellular connectivity with public, private and carrier Wi-Fi to create a seamless, quality-controlled mobile data experience.

 

DITTO

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

Ditto: DITTO makes buying glasses online fun and easy by giving you the best selection of designer glasses and using our patent-pending proprietary technology to let you create a DITTO, a video of your face we take from your webcam, to virtually try on glasses in 180 degree views and see which pair looks best on you.

DNN

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Mateo, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

DNN Software: DNN (formerly DotNetNuke) provides a suite of solutions for creating rich, rewarding online experiences for customers, partners and employees. DNN products and technology are the foundation for 750,000+ websites worldwide. In addition to our commercial CMS and social community solutions, DNN is the steward of the DotNetNuke Open Source Project.

DocSend

Industry Sector: Enterprise Software

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

DocSend: DocSend is a free service that makes documents a more effective communication tool by telling you what happens after you hit send. DocSend was founded in 2013 by Tony Cassanego, Russ Heddleston, and Dave Koslow after they realized documents could be so much more effective if they were combined with the power of the internet.

EatClub

Industry Sector: Enterprise Services and Logistics

Headquartered: Palo Alto, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

EatClub: EAT Club is the largest business-focused online lunch delivery company in the US. We currently serve the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. We collaborate with the best local restaurants to provide quality and affordable meals that are prepared fresh daily. We also prepare healthy and tasty food in EAT Club’s own kitchens.

 

eBates

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

eBates (acquired by Rakuten): Ebates is the pioneer and leader of online Cash Back Shopping.

Embrace Networks

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

Embrace Networks (exited): Web appliance infrastructure.

Encentuate

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Redwood City, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Encentuate (acquired by IBM): Identity and access management software product focused on enterprise single sign-on and integration of strong authentication technology.

Fastly

Industry Sector: Data Communications

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Fastly: Fastly is redefining content delivery. Our mission is to help businesses operate in real time and increase their speed of innovation. With Fastly, you can manage traffic spikes and mitigate security threats all while improving the performance of your website and mobile application.

 

Gigwalk

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

Gigwalk: Gigwalk was founded in 2010 with the goal of reinventing work in a mobile world. Today, we make work better by developing mobile applications that transform and improve the nature of work and the relationship between employers and employees. We help businesses more efficiently manage distributed workforces to achieve better business outcomes and we give workers greater control and flexibility, so everyone can get work done.

GitLab, Inc.

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Distributed Worldwide Team

Lead Investment Professional: Villi Iltchev

GitLab: GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is an application to code, test, and deploy code together. It provides Git repository management with fine grained access controls, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds, wikis, and continuous integration.

Gravity

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Santa Monica, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Gravity (acquired by AOL): When we founded Gravity the vision was simple – “Let’s Personalize the Internet.” The foundation of our personalization engine is a framework we call the Interest Graph, which is the set of things you care about and how much you care about them. We generate interest graphs and apply them for personalization throughout our growing network of sites and apps. Our goal is nothing less than creating magical personalized experiences for you across the entire web.

Handle Financial (fka PayNearMe)

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Sunnyvale, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Handle Financial (fka PayNearMe): The Handle Financial family is led by a team of experts from the payments, mobile and retail IT worlds. We exist to build affordably-priced, innovative products that make it easier for consumers to conduct financial transactions and for businesses to serve those consumers. The PayNearMe transaction network allows businesses and government agencies to accept cash payments in 28,000 stores nationwide, including CVS Pharmacy, 7-Eleven, Family Dollar and more. Handle Platform provides real-time bill presentment and same-day payment capabilities for a variety of financial services products. The Prism Money app empowers consumers to manage their financial lives more efficiently, giving them visibility into the money they have and tracking and same-day payments for the bills they need to pay.

Hipcamp

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

HipCamp: Find yourself outside. Hipcamp is everywhere you want to camp. Search, discover and book ranches,
farms, vineyards, nature preserves & public sites for camping across the U.S.

Housecall (Codefied)

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: San Diego, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

Housecall (Codefied): The HouseCall team came together after working for many years on contextual software for smartphones at world-leading wireless company Qualcomm. We are out to change the $500B+ home services industry by rethinking how things should work in a mobile-centric world.

INRIX

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Kirkland, WA

Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

INRIX: INRIX has the world’s largest driver network with more than 175 million real-time vehicles and devices from 100’s of distinct sources around the world to then analyze through our traffic intelligence platform. Our comprehensive approach allows you to provide your customers with unparalleled insight, setting your products and services apart from the competition.

Insight Engines

Industry Sector: SAAS

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Insight Engines: Insight Engines enables organizations to unlock the value of machine data so it becomes accessible and actionable to anyone in an organization, from an analyst to an executive. Its unique and powerful natural language search technology enables everyone to ask the questions that matter in plain English and generates highly optimized queries against their data in real time, eliminating the need to spend years becoming an expert in complex search languages and days crafting queries. Customers include the Fortune 500 as well as major government organizations. Insight Engines is backed by August Capital, Splunk, Real Ventures and Data Collective and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit https://www.insight-engines.com or follow the company on Twitter @InsightEngines.

Integral Ad Science

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: New York, NY

Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

Integral Ad Science: We are a global media valuation platform that enables digital buyers and sellers to assess the value of every ad opportunity across channels and screens, and make informed decisions that maximize ROI. Through constant technological innovation, key partnerships, and strong client relationships, we’re driving the industry toward realizing the full potential of online advertising.

Iridigm Display Corp

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Iridigm Display Corp (acquired by Qualcomm): Mirasol display technology. Meeting the needs of the new mobile consumer demands new ways of thinking. Creating a color screen that uses reflected light and something called interferometric modulation.

Kentik

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Kentik: Kentik is a big data-based SaaS for network visibility, DDoS detection, and infrastructure optimization. We scale to any volume of traffic, catch issues in moments, and inform your response with data-driven insights. Ready for network intelligence at Terabit scale? Kentik is your visibility solution.

Launch Kids (dba Rockets of Awesome)

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: New York, NY

Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

Launch Kids (dba Rockets of Awesome): We are reimagining how parents shop for kids. And it’s basically the future. No, we don’t use hoverboards, but we do use algorithms which are just as cool. Based on what your kids like and don’t like, we design and hand-pick high quality clothes and send them to you free of charge four times a year. If there’s something you don’t like, it’s okay! Tell us. There’s no such thing as TMI. The more feedback you give us, the more personalized your experience becomes. We’re here to make your life easier. And we mean it. That’s our idea of awesome.

Livemocha

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Arlington, VA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

Livemocha (acquired by Rosetta Stone): Livemocha is committed to creating a world in which every human being is fluent in multiple languages. As the world’s largest online language learning community, Livemocha fuses traditional learning methods with online practice and interaction with native language speakers from around the world. Livemocha delivers an unparalleled learning experience that promises conversational fluency. Since launching in 2007, the Livemocha community has grown to over 16 million members from over 195 countries, highlighting the international demand for an engaging and collaborative approach to language learning.

LiveOps

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Redwood City, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

LiveOps: In a world of piece-meal solutions, LiveOps set out to “answer the call” of modern day customer engagement. We cracked the code for enabling fast, smart communication – regardless of the incoming channel. Gone are the siloed channels of phone, email, chat, and social media. Gone is the church and state line between marketing and customer service. With LiveOps, brands have a 24/7, 360-degree ability to connect with consumers faster, better and cost-effectively. Customers and brands finally have a two-way, real-time interaction on the consumer’s channel of choice whether it be traditional voice, email, chat, SMS, social or mobile.

Luminate (Pixazza)

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Mountain View, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

Luminate (acquired by Yahoo!): Luminate, Inc. is the leading image advertising and related content network, serving more than 180 million users and over 6 billion image views each month. Founded in 2008 by technologists from Netscape and LiveOps, Luminate’s platform combines computer vision, machine learning, and crowdsourcing technology to deliver the optimal Visually Targeted ads and content to images.

Luxtera

Industry Sector: Semiconductors

Headquartered: Carlsbad, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

Luxtera: Luxtera, Inc., is the world leader in Silicon Photonics. It is the first company to overcome the complex technical obstacles involved with integrating high performance optics directly with silicon electronics on a mainstream CMOS chip, bringing direct “fiber to the chip” connectivity to market. Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Luxtera is a fabless semiconductor company that was founded in 2001 by a team of industry-renowned researchers and technology managers drawn from the communications and semiconductor industries. Luxtera has received funding from leading venture capitalists including August Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Sevin Rosen Funds and Lux Capital.

Magnum Semiconductor

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: Milpitas, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

Magnum Semiconductor: Magnum Semiconductor is a leading provider of silicon, modules, software and IP for the professional broadcast infrastructure market. Magnum provides top of the line products, tools and technologies for the entire video content creation and distribution chain, from contribution and production through distribution over cable, satellite and IPTV to Over-the-Top video streaming. Magnum Semiconductor is headquartered in Milpitas, California, with sales and engineering offices in Canada, Europe, China and Korea.

MassDrop

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

MassDrop: Massdrop is an online community for enthusiasts that provides people across several communities — from audio and electronics to quilting and cooking — a place to connect, discuss their favorite products and activities, and buy those products together.

Mavenir (Mitel)

Industry Sector: Data Communications

Headquartered: Richardson, TX

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Mavenir (MVNR, acquired by MITL): Mavenir is a leading provider of software-based networking solutions that enable mobile service providers to deliver high-quality internet protocol (IP)-based voice, video, rich communications and enhanced messaging services to their subscribers globally. Our solutions deliver next-generation services such as Rich Communication Services (RCS), Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) over existing 2G/3G networks and next-generation 4G LTE networks.

Mechanical Zoo (Aardark)

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Mechanical Zoo (Aardvark) (acquired by Google): Aardvark is a social search engine that allows users to ask questions and receive answers from their extended network.

Memolane

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

Memolane (acquired by HP): Memolane is your digital memory – your tool to rediscover your social life on the Internet. Memolane is a digital platform collecting and connecting your thoughts, pictures, messages and music yesterday, today and tomorrow.

MetroFi

Industry Sector: Networking and Communications

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

MetroFi (exited): Municipal wireless mesh networking platform.

MicroDisplay Corp.

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

MicroDisplay Corp (exited): LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) display technology.

Mimosa Systems

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra and David Marquardt

Mimosa Systems (acquired by Iron Mountain): Mimosa Systems, Inc. provides content archiving solutions for information immediacy, discovery, and continuity. It offers Mimosa NearPoint, an integrated unstructured information management software for emails, files, and instant messages that enables email and file system archiving, e-discovery, recovery, disaster recovery, and storage management.

Mirantis

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Mountain View, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Mirantis: Mirantis is the pure play OpenStack company, providing all the software, services, training and support you need to run a production deployment of OpenStack at scale. We deliver all the technology, integration, training and support required for companies to succeed with production-grade open source cloud. More customers rely on Mirantis than any other company to scale out OpenStack without the compromises of vendor lock-in.

MyFlickList (dba Reelgood)

Industry Sector: Media

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

MyFlickList (dba Reelgood): Reelgood is the complete guide to online streaming content, with the ability to track and play content across 250+ streaming source..

NeoPath Networks

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Neopath Networks (acquired by Cisco): NeoPath Networks, Inc. provides file storage management solutions. It provides File Director, a network appliance that resides in-band between file servers and clients, and provides file storage management capabilities, including namespace virtualization and globalization, safe and non-disruptive file migrations, real-time file characterization and analysis, and policy-based file management; and SMARTtouch, a file storage software solution that allows its clients to balance and utilize existing file storage capacity.

NetCell

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: David Marquardt

NetCell (exited): Creating Revolutionary Storage Processing Solutions That Are Accessible To Everyone Netcell® develops highly intelligent, plug-and-play storage solutions for the professional content creator, small-to-medium sized businesses as well as the consumer market. Users who adopt Netcell technology can increase their overall PC performance through application accelerators and plug ins, seamlessly grow their storage capacity, and most important, practically eliminate the chance of losing data from a malfunctioning disk drive — all with simple push button auto-configuration technology.

NetPulse

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Marquardt

NetPulse: FITNESS IS GOING MOBILE. Members aren’t just going to the gym to get fit— they’re downloading apps, they’re tracking everything with internet-connected gear, and it’s all in the cloud. Thousands of health clubs have launched custom-branded mobile apps by Netpulse, and the results are in: engaged members and increased club revenue.

New Engen

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Seattle, WA

Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

New Engen: New Engen was started by Dave Atchison who was the 4th employee at Zulily and ran marketing at Zulily until earlier this year. New Engen is a technology enabled marketing company that is building a platform to massively expand advertising campaigns (millions of keywords at a time) for Google Adwords and manage those campaigns with real-time bidding and with very few dollars at risk. While the company is still at a very early stage, we know Dave well and believe that he is an extraordinary talent and are pleased to partner with him again. .

Nomis Solutions

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Bruno, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Nomis Solutions: Nomis Solutions is a fast-growth software company that combines cutting-edge Silicon Valley approaches to big data, advanced modeling, and deep analytics to help large and medium-sized retail banks better understand their customers.

Notiva

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: New York, NY

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Notiva (acquired by Performance Retail): Notiva Corporation is a service provider of transaction and financial settlement solutions for purchasers and suppliers. Its e-finance product leverages transaction data in a manner in which sellers are paid within three to seven days of shipment.

Ohai

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Ohai (acquired by Electronic Arts): Social gaming platform.

OpenGarden

Industry Sector: Data Communications

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

Open Garden: We’re dedicated to connecting the next 5 billion mobile devices with peer-to-peer connections. Many call us the pioneers of peer-to peer mesh networking. We created FireChat, the first off-the-grid messaging app to enable people to communicate even without any Internet or cellular connection.

 

OPENLANE

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: David Marquardt

OPENLANE (acquired by KAR): OPENLANE, Inc. is a leading online auction company in North America for automotive dealers to buy and sell wholesale vehicles. The company offers end-to-end auto remarketing solutions to auto manufacturers, captive finance companies, lease and daily rental companies, financial institutions and wholesale auto auctions throughout the United States and Canada.

OrderAhead (Kinetic Farm)

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

OrderAhead (Kinetic Farm) (acquired by Square): At OrderAhead, we are rethinking the way the world shops. We believe in empowering customers and business owners through the power of high-quality software. We believe in crafting a meaningful product.

PacketTrap Networks

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

PacketTrap Networks (acquired by Quest and then Dell): Powerful remote network monitoring and management for the entire IT infrastructure. See all your customers’ network traffic, application performance, and device events, in one central view. Accessible Fast and easy anytime, anywhere access to any device. No more truck roll outs to site to fix problems.

Palerra

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Santa Clara, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Palerra (acquired by Oracle): Founded in 2013, Palerra believes in automating the entire security lifecycle, from threat detection to remediation, in order to effectively combat cyber crime and keep enterprises secure.

Paperless Post

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: New York, NY

Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

Paperless Post: Our Vision — Communication is an extension of personal style. Paperless Post is innovating on tradition and redefining the way you connect with people both online and off. Beautiful design meets seamless technology. Our Product — Paperless Post helps you create online and paper stationery that reflects your individual aesthetic.

PayCycle

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Cupertino, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

PayCycle (acquired by Intuit): SMB Online Payroll Application Service Provider.

Perform Local (Lending Tree)

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Perform Local (assets acquired by Lending Tree): Lead generation platform.

PIXELPIPE

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Pixelpipe (exited): Pixelpipe is a media distribution gateway that allows users to publish text, photo, video, audio & documents through Pixelpipe and have the content distributed across over 75 social networks, photo/video sites and blogs, and online storage services.

Pubmatic

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Redwood City, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

PubMatic: PubMatic is the leading marketing automation software platform for publishers. Through real-time analytics, yield management, and workflow automation, PubMatic enables publishers to make smarter inventory decisions and improve revenue performance. Focused on serving the needs of premium publishers, PubMatic inspires buyer confidence by providing flexibility in audience discovery and planning media campaigns through its Media Buyer Console and APIs.

PulseCore

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

PulseCore (acquired by ON Semiconductor): ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) is a premier supplier of high performance, silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics. The company’s broad portfolio of power and signal management, logic, discrete and custom devices helps customers effectively solve their design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, LED lighting, medical, military/aerospace and power applications. ON Semiconductor operates a world-class, value-added supply chain and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions.

ON Semiconductor Corporation has recently completed the acquisition of privately-held PulseCore Holdings (Cayman) Inc. The acquisition of PulseCore expands ON Semiconductor’s high gross margin clock and circuit protection offerings for the consumer, wireless and computing end-market customers. PulseCore’s capabilities in standard and custom high-speed and low power analog and mixed signal solutions for EMI (electromagnetic interference) reduction also enhance ON Semiconductor’s overall EMI filtering and circuit protection portfolios. In addition, PulseCore’s strong design capabilities and history in India represents ON Semiconductor’s first foray into design activity in that country.

Quandl

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Toronto, Canada

Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

Quandl: Quandl is a Data Platform. We host data from hundreds of publishers on a single easy-to-use website. We help data analysts save time, effort and money, by delivering financial and economic data in the format they want: via our website, our API, or directly into dozens of tools.

RADLAN

Industry Sector: Data Communications

Headquartered: Tel Aviv, Israel

Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

RADLAN (acquired by Marvell): Design, development and manufacturing of advanced routing and switching systems and technologies. More than 70 percent of the Company’s employees are engineers with expertise in silicon-based Layer 2/3/4 switching, routing software and network management applications. RADLAN offers system vendors a technology that fills the gap between the applications and the hardware components-to create a complete carrier-class system in the fastest time.

Reconnex

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: Mountain View, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Reconnex (acquired by McAfee): Reconnex provides purpose-built appliance solutions that protect all information assets of organizations.

RedSwoosh

Industry Sector: Data Communications

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Red Swoosh (acquired by Akamai): Red Swoosh is a peer-to-peer content delivery company that develops client-side technology to support, manage and distribute media files.

Reputation.com

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Redwood City, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

Reputation.com: Reputation.com is the world’s leading provider of online reputation products and services.

We believe that controlling your online reputation and private data is key to success in our digital world. Let us help you take control.

RetailNext

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Jose, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

RetailNext: RetailNext is the market leader in Big Data solutions for brick-and-mortar challenges. Our patented technology delivers comprehensive, real-time analytics that empowers worldwide retailers, shopping centers, and manufacturers to collect, analyze, and visualize in-store data. For years, we have partnered with global retail brands to help them measure store performance, identify opportunities for growth, implement strategies that drive results, increase capital savings, and boost bottom-line sales.

RJMetrics

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Philadelphia, PA

Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

RJ Metrics (acquired by Magento Commerce, RJ Metrics Pipeline spun out into Stitch Data): In 2009 Robert Moore and Jake Stein founded RJMetrics. They thought every company, regardless of size, should be able to use their data to make better decisions. Today RJMetrics powers online businesses obsessed with growth. Clients include Formstack, Hootsuite, Choxi, and many more. With RJMetrics, any company can be a data-driven company.

RocketLawyer

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Palo Alto, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

RocketLawyer: Helping 20 million people.  Just like you. Our laws were created to protect and empower us — as individuals, families and business owners — but many people don’t get the help they need because of costly legal fees and complexity.

At Rocket Lawyer, we want to change things by making legal services affordable, simple and available to more people than ever before. I’m proud to say that we’ve been able to build a service that millions of people rely upon. Every day we spend our time and resources making it easier for people to get the legal help they need, so they can focus on what’s really important — taking care of their families and building strong businesses.

We combine free legal documents and free legal information with access to affordable representation by licensed attorneys. With Rocket Lawyer On Call, you can create a Will for your family for free or incorporate a business free from legal fees. Then, because we know there’s no replacement for qualified counsel, local attorneys are here to help when you need more guidance. With Rocket Lawyer you never have to go it alone.

Our commitment to affordable and accessible legal services is at the heart of everything we do. Most attorneys and bar associations agree that much can and should be done to improve access to the law by reducing cost and complexity. We invite you to try our service and see why customers like Sean Reid say they’re glad to have Rocket Lawyer On Call®.

Together, we’ll make the law work for you.

RocketMiles

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Chicago, IL

Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

Rocket Travel (RocketMiles) acquired by Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN): We’ve done extensive research on where and how people want to travel. Some of them save up miles and points with a specific personal goal in mind. They want to learn to play guitar in Andalusia, bring their daughter to Yellowstone, or take their boyfriend on a trip to Lahaina. Others are enablers: they fuel the adventures of their college-bound sons, or donate their miles to charity.

 

SabSe

Industry Sector: Data Communications

Headquartered: Mountain View

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

SabSe (jaxter): Sabse Technologies Inc. was founded by Yogesh Patel and Sabeer Bhatia in January 2008. Sabse’s first product is Sabsebolo – a cloud-based voice conferencing and fax-to-email service. Since its launch, Sabsebolo has attracted over 500,000 small businesses who use the service for hosting conference calls and receive faxes through their email. Sabse Technologies has acquired 3 companies with promising technologies. – Jaxtr Inc., Mobivox and Vysr. Jaxtr is an IP Messaging platform with APPs for Text, Voice and Video, Mobivoxis a Cloud based PBX. Vysr is a scalable presence engine in the cloud. Why Sabse? Sabse has built a scaleable Cloud Communications Platform which providers developers a robust infrastructure to develop Voice and Text applications on. Sabse has built 3 apps of its own on this platform – PBX, Voice Conferencing and IVR.

Samba TV

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum/David Marquardt

Samba TV: Samba TV is a leading provider of television analytics and cross screen advertising. We make TV better.

We started Samba TV in 2008 with one goal: To improve the TV experience for the people who watch, broadcast and advertise on TV.

Our team has deep experience in digital media, algorithms, large-scale Web engineering, big data & design.

At Samba TV, we work together to make television the best it can be.

SAY Media

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

SAY Media (exited):We work with advertisers to create authentic campaigns that are aligned with editorial and designed to captivate readers. We also do in-depth research and create beautiful media experiences for publishers. Tempest is our next-generation publishing platform that caters to the needs of storytellers, marketers, and readers.

Scintera

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: San Jose, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

Scintera (acquired by Maxim Integrated): Scintera’s programmable analog signal processing architecture effectively combines digital programmability with the simplicity, small size and low power consumption of analog circuit design.

Seagate

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: Cupertino, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Marquardt

Seagate Technology (STX): Founded in 1979, Seagate is a world leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions.

Second Spectrum

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Los Angeles, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Second Spectrum: Second Spectrum was founded in 2013 by Rajiv Maheswaran, Yu-Han Chang, and Jeff Su. Rajiv and Yu-Han were faculty in USC’s Computer Science Department and Jeff was a software engineer at Factual, a leading big data company. In their spare time, Rajiv and Yu-Han began a project analyzing NBA player tracking data, working with a few talented USC undergrads (who later joined the Second Spectrum team). Their work was awarded with the Best Research Paper at the 2012 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, garnering the attention of professional sports leagues and teams. They won a second Best Research Paper at Sloan two years later. Today, we have over 40 full-time employees, including former professors, big data startup veterans, talented undergraduates, incredible designers and professional athletes. Together, we are transforming sports through technology.

Six Apart

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Six Apart (merged with VideoEgg into SAY Media): Formed in 2001 as a blog solution provider in the US, Six Apart provides award-winning blogging software and services that change the way millions of individuals, organizations, and corporations connect and communicate around the world every day.

SkyPilot

Industry Sector: Data Communications

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: David Marquardt

SkyPilot Networks (acquired by Trilliant): SkyPilot’s leading-edge broadband wireless products offer a total solution for service providers and municipalities who are ready to deploy broadband services. From versatile, long-range wireless infrastructure to cost-effective CPE and management software, SkyPilot supports more applications over a common network to lower total cost of ownership and optimize revenue opportunities.

snagajob

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Richmond, VA

Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

snagajob.com: Since 2000, we’ve made it our mission to help hourly workers find jobs they love–and help hourly employers find the best people for their jobs. We continually develop innovative tools to help hourly workers and employers simplify their jobs and start living their dreams.  America’s largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers. The #1 Source of Hourly Employment ®

Splunk

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Splunk (SPLK): It enables the curious to look closely at what others ignore—machine data—and find what others never see: insights that can help make your company more productive, profitable, competitive and secure. What can you do with Splunk?

Just ask. We see data—everywhere. Splunk® offers the leading platform for Operational Intelligence.

STANCE

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: San Clemente, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

STANCE: Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance has ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the brand – a group called the Punks & Poets. And by underpinning its creative roots with a relentless focus on technical innovation, Stance is now found in over 40 countries on the feet of those who dare to be different.

Stitch Data

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Philadelphia, PA

Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

Stitch Data: Stitch evolved out of RJMetrics, a widely used business intelligence platform. Data consolidation was always central to the RJMetrics product, and the team repeatedly heard requests from customers looking for ETL as a standalone service. We listened. When RJMetrics was acquired by Magento in 2016, Stitch was launched as its own company.

StumbleUpon

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Calgary, Canada

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

StumbleUpon: StumbleUpon is a giant collection of the best pages on the Internet. You tell us your interests. We recommend great websites, photos and videos. Simple.

SuVolta

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: Los Gatos, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

SuVolta (exited asset sale): A developer of CMOS-based transistor and enabling circuit technologies, SuVolta is making possible straightforward power optimization in integrated circuits (ICs). SuVolta’s Deeply Depleted Channel™ (DDC) technology was invented to create a low-variability, low-power optimized transistor in bulk, planar CMOS.

Swoopo

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Mountain View, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

Swoopo (exited): Swoopo is an online auction site with an alternative bidding system. – See more at: http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/swoopo#sthash.COkrEYIH.dpuf

TalkShow Industries

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Berkeley, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

TalkShow Industries: Talkshow is a simple messaging app that allows you to text these things in public. With Talkshow, individuals, groups of friends, entertainers, creators — anyone! — can have conversations in public, to be viewed by others in real time or after the fact. Every Talkshow can be shared outside the app and embedded into other websites. Talkshows can be about anything: sports, TV, politics, music or what happened last night. It’s as easy as sending messages, pics & GIFs with your friends.

Technorati

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Technorati: Technorati uses technology and real-time market insights to optimize digital advertising interactions across an expanding high-quality publisher network. Since launching, the Technorati has grown into one of the largest digital advertising platforms (thousands of independent sites, blogs, and publishers), boasting an audience of over 138 million US unique visitors per month.

Tegile

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: Newark, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Tegile Systems: Our mission is to accelerate the transformation of enterprise IT by changing the performance and economics of enterprise storage. Our flash storage arrays, with patented IntelliFlash™ architecture, deliver high I/O and low latency for business applications such as databases, server virtualization and virtual desktops. Our Intelligent Flash Arrays enable you to dial up or down the amount of flash storage to meet the specific performance needs of your applications. Get the high performance of flash with the economics of disk storage.

threadsy

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

threadsy (acquired by Facebook): threadsy is an integrated communication client grouping all of a users’ email and social network messages into a single inbox.

ThreatMetrix

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Jose, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

ThreatMetrix: Digital Identities. The New Currency of Cybercrime. At ThreatMetrix®, The Digital Identity Company™ we help business fight back through the power of global shared intelligence. With nearly 95% certainty, ThreatMetrix can recognize a user’s digital identity – or digital persona – somewhere in the 1 billion+ transactions we analyze each and every month. The ThreatMetrix® Digital Identity Network inspects each digital transaction across applications, devices and locations in real time at lightning speed.

Tickle by Emode

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Tickle (acquired by Monster): A media company providing self-discovery and social networking services. Formerly known as Emode.com, Tickle was founded on the idea that personal insight and connections to others can be scientific, fun and profitable. The site also allowed users to create their own tests, which were available for other users to take.

TopHatter

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Palo Alto, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Tophatter (Blippy): Tophatter is a virtual auction house. It also happens to be the world’s most entertaining live marketplace. Tophatter conducts live online auction every day where buyers and sellers can interact, chat and transact in a wide variety of categories.

Townsquared

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

Townsquared: Our mission is to empower local businesses. We believe that when businesses connect to share advice and resources and work together, they strengthen themselves as well as their local economy – creating a better community for everyone. Townsquared encourages the exchange of local knowledge for the benefit of all community members.

 

Trumba

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Seattle, WA

Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

Trumba (exited): Trumba Corporation is a Seattle-based developer of innovative event calendar publishing technology that helps businesses and organizations more effectively publish, promote, and communicate their events online. Trumba enables customers—from small businesses to large organizations—to connect key audiences with their events, transforming those events into unique and highly valued marketing and communication opportunities. The company’s flagship product, Trumba® Connect, increases awareness of important events through web-hosted calendar solutions and a comprehensive suite of event promotion tools. Developed for organizations that need to communicate event information to customers, members, or employees, Trumba Connect is easy to implement and maintain and is fully customizable for seamless brand integration.

Turo (RelayRides)

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

Turo (RelayRides): It’s taken six years, hundreds of thousands of trips, and millions of miles to arrive here at Turo. Our marketplace has blossomed into something truly extraordinary — a vibrant community of car owners and travelers who inspire and fuel us every day.

TZero Technologies

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: Sunnyvale, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

TZero Technologies (acquired by NDS Surgical): TZero Technologies, Inc. designs and develops ultra wideband semiconductors for video distribution. The company offers wirelessly connects devices and ultra wideband chipsets, which connect audiovisual components, such as televisions, set-top boxes, and digital video recorders. It serves consumer electronics, service providers, and computer manufacturers.

Ubicom

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: San Jose, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

Ubicom (acquired by Qualcomm Atheros): Ubicom developed communications and media processor (CMP) and software platforms for real-time interactive applications and multimedia content delivery in the digital home. The company provided optimized system-level solutions to OEMs for a wide range of products including wireless routers, access points, VoIP gateways, streaming media devices, print servers and other network devices.

Unity Semiconductor

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: Sunnyvale, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

Unity Semiconductor Corp (acquired by Rambus): Unity Semiconductor Corp., a memory technology company, is developing an innovative solution for non-volatile solid state memory to replace NAND in the $20 billion and growing market for flash memory in electronic devices. Unity provides its technology and production know-how to memory semiconductor companies as part of a broad licensing program. Unity has been granted more than 147 US patents to date, which span device, process, design and system application inventions.

UpGuard

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

UpGuard (ScriptRock): UpGuard is the first digital resilience platform that evaluates the ongoing configuration state of every server, application, or network device in your complex corporate infrastructure to provide deep visibility and insight into your configuration state. UpGuard is now the only company that provides you with your Cyber Security Threat Assessment Report, or CSTAR, score. The CSTAR score is a single, easy-to-understand value representing an organization’s aptitude in monitoring compliance, tracking unwanted change and detecting vulnerabilities in their infrastructure.

Uplister

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

Uplister (exited):Uplister was a playlist sharing community with several hundred thousand users that operated from 2000-2002. The service allowed music fans from all over the world to create and share annotated playlists of their favorite music and discover new music based on shared personal tastes.

Urban Airship

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

Urban Airship: The Leading Mobile Engagement Platform. Urban Airship helps leading brands engage their mobile users and build high-value relationships from the moment customers download an app. Thousands of companies and some of the most demanding brands in retail, media & entertainment, sports and travel & hospitality, trust Urban Airship to deliver the mobile moments that matter to their customers and to their business.

 

Virsto

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Sunnyvale, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Virsto (acquired by VMWare): Virsto develops a VM-centric storage hypervisor. The company is privately funded and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. On February 11, 2013, VMware announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Virsto.

WattPad

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Toronto, Canada

Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

Wattpad: Wattpad is a place to discover and share stories: a social platform that connects people through words. It is a community that spans borders, interests, languages. With Wattpad, anyone can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer. With thousands of stories added each day, there’s always something you want to read. Whether you’re online or off, use the devices you already own to carry an entire library wherever you go. Join the conversation about the stories you read: message the writer and interact with other people who love the story as much as you.

WePay

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Palo Alto, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

WePay: WePay is built for companies facilitating transactions between merchants and payers on their platform. We understand that these three party transactions (merchants, payers, your platform) have their own unique needs and we’re designed with your needs in mind. The payments API calls are grouped into three categories, based on the key points in the payment user experience. Explore them below and see the flexibility you have in designing your platform’s unique user experience.

Westbridge (Actional/Progress)

Industry Sector: Software and Systems

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: David Marquardt

Westbridge (Actional acquired by Progress Software): In January 2006 Progress Software acquired Mountain View based Actional Corporation, which itself was the merger between Actional Corporation and WestBridge Technologies (an XML Security company). Progress focuses on providing enterprise-class SOA Management, Security, and run-time Governance solutions that cross vendor and protocol boundaries, based upon open standards.

Xirrus

Industry Sector: Data Communications

Headquartered: Thousand Oaks, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Marquardt

Xirrus (acquired by Riverbed): Xirrus delivers the industry’s broadest portfolio of Access Points and Modular Arrays to meet all of your wireless needs for indoor or outdoor uses. Right size your wireless network with choices from 2-radio APs up to 16 radio Array platforms with integrated controllers supporting 802.11a/b/g/n/ac technology on every radio. Deploy 50-75% less equipment to reduce the total cost of ownership of the network.

Yumi

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Los Angeles, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik, Tripp Jones

Yumi: From the Founders — We started this company because Angela is a giant nerd. You see, when she became pregnant with her first child, Elodie, she spent months researching nutrition. She discovered that scientists consider nutrition in the first 1,000 days to be the most important environmental factor in development. Babies’ brains, their senses, their fat cell production, and their proclivity for sweets are all shaped during this time. And yet, despite this overwhelming research, there were no convenient options for parents who wanted fresh, nutritious, and yummy meals for their baby.We got angry. We got inspired. We quit respectable jobs. We founded Yumi. Whether you use us for all or some of your meals, cook, or buy other brands, we hope our content and products inspire and empower you – and somehow make your life a little bit easier.

zulily

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Seattle, WA

Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

zulily (ZU, acquired by Liberty Interactive): zulily is a fabulous new online store offering something special every day. Members can enjoy savings of up to 70% off retail prices; not to mention discover some exciting new brands and products. Only members can shop our sales, but membership is free and to sign up is instant and easy. zulily is a retailer obsessed with bringing moms special finds every day–all at incredible prices. We feature an always-fresh curated collection for the whole family, including clothing, home décor, toys, gifts and more.

  • ADARA

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Mountain View, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones/David Marquardt

    ADARA: The ADARA Magellan platform transforms real-time loyalty, booking and search data from customers and prospects into powerful advertising solutions, delivering on performance and branding campaign objectives.

  • Adchemy

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Foster City

    Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

    Adchemy (acquired by Walmart Labs): Adchemy is a product search company and a leader in e-commerce technology.

  • AirPhrame

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    Airphrame: provides geospatial data and aerial imagery solutions on demand. The company offers AirPhrame, a turnkey data service that allows users to obtain aerial data without having to be concerned about vehicle specifications or operations. It controls a network of remote sensing devices that are able to operate over developed rural and urban land in the U.S. The company services engineering, insurance, geospatial, volumetric, agriculture, urban planning, infrastructure, catastrophe response, appraisal, inspection and modeling industries.

  • Aisle50

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Chicago, IL

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Aisle50: Aisle50 has built the best technology for connecting consumers outside the grocery store to great offers inside the store—a function that makes consumers happy and sends them to stores more often. We work with companies like Kellogg’s, Unilever, Pepsico and General Mills to deliver rich grocery offers to consumers through the web, mobile and social media.

  • Alta Devices

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: Sunnyvale, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

    Alta Devices (exited): Alta Devices is (em)Powering the Unplugged World™ by delivering the world’s most efficient, thin and flexible mobile power technology. Converting light into electricity, Alta’s technology extends the energy source of a system, and in many cases, completely cuts the traditional power cord. The solution can be completely integrated into the final system, and is ideal for use in unmanned systems, consumer electronics, automotive, remote exploration, or anywhere size, weight, and mobility matter.

  • AppFormix

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    Headquartered: San Jose, CA

    Appformix (acquired by Juniper Networks): Appformix bridges the gap between applications and infrastructure. Operators and developers can use our software to:  Collect data across servers, storage, and networking in a single dashboard; Identify and eliminate resource contention bottlenecks; Set policy-based controls for how applications consume resources. AppFormix helps you manage the ever growing complexity of cloud infrastructure. The right data is collected and presented in real time for collaboration across administration groups.

  • Architizer

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: New York, NY

    Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

    Architizer: Software platform for connecting architects and building products manufacturers, enabling efficient product specification fulfillment for commercial development projects.

  • Avant

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Chicago, IL

    Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg/John Johnston

    AvantCredit: Avant is a fast-growing marketplace lending platform that is lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for consumers. Utilizing big data and machine-learning algorithms, the company offers a unique and highly customized approach to streamlined credit options.

  • Bark & Co. (BarkBox)

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: New York, NY

    Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

    Bark & Co. (BarkBox): Barkbox is a subscription-based e-commerce and content company for dog lovers.

  • Beckon

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Mateo, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

    Beckon: Beckon is performance management for marketing in all its modern complexity. Only Beckon brings together data management, planning, reporting and analytics in a simple, powerful, SaaS platform built by marketers, for marketers. It aggregates, normalizes, categorizes and analyzes all the data that matters to marketers and gives the world’s best brands rich dashboards for insight into what’s working best across it all.

  • Bill.com

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Palo Alto, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Bill.com: Bill.com is the leading digital business payments company creating magically simple A/P and A/R solutions. We are uniquely positioned at the center of business payments, uniting banks, accountants, and businesses on the fastest growing payments network. Bill.com helps over 600,000 network members process over $19 billion in payments per year and saves companies up to 50 percent of the time typically spent on financial back-office operations by securely automating their end-to-end processes.

  • Bubbli (Aria Glassworks)

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Palo Alto, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum/David Marquardt

    Bubbli (Aria Glassworks) (Acquired by DropBox): Terrence invented the first seamless digital spherical photo in 1991, three years before the release of QTVR. In 2009, Ben created Yelp Monocle, the first Augmented Reality (AR) app to launch on the US App Store. After meeting at Stanford, Terrence proposed combining AR with spherical photographs to create an immersive ‘bubble’ viewer on the soon to be launched iPad.

  • Callisto Media

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Berkely, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

    Callisto Media: Callisto Media represents a new publishing paradigm: one which combines rich data analysis with deep publishing expertise. Callisto has worldwide distribution under its subsidiary Arcas Publishing and a family of imprints that includes Rockridge Press, Garamond Press, Salinas Press, Healdsburg Press, Althea Press, and others.

  • Carlypso

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: San Carlos, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

    Carlypso: Carlypso helps people get the best car, at the best price, in a really simple way.

  • Celect

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Cambridge, MA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    Celect: With technology developed out of MIT, Celect builds on a fundamental advance in customer choice modeling. The Celect Choice Engine enables retail buyers, merchandisers, planners and inventory analysts to increase sales, margins, and reduce markdowns by placing the right product, in the right place, at the right time – across all channels.

  • CommonBond

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: New York, NY

    Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

    CommonBond: In 2011, David Klein, Mike Taormina, and Jessup Shean met as Wharton MBA students and set out to tackle one of the most frustrating areas of consumer finance: the student lending industry. Since then, the company has grown, but what has remained consistent is the mission to deliver competitive pricing, a simple, tech-enabled experience, and exceptional customer service.

  • Compology

    Industry Sector: Enterprise Software

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

    Compology: Compology has developed a software and hardware platform for solid waste management logistics.

  • Conexant

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: Irvine, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

    Conexant: At Conexant, we make new ideas possible through technology advances and our application expertise. We combine our significant IP portfolio in DSP, analog and mixed signal technology to deliver silicon and software-based solutions that enhance, enrich and expand the user experience for both audio and imaging applications.

  • CSR (SiRF/Enuvis)

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: San Jose, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

    CSR (SiRF/Enuvis) (acquired by BlackStone Group/CSR): Silicon GPS chip technologies.

  • DataTorrent

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Santa Clara, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    DataTorrent:

    DataTorrent empowers today’s enterprises to experience the full potential – and business impact – of big data, by enabling them to process, analyze, make decisions and take action on data in real-time.

  • DeviceScape

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Bruno, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

    Devicescape: Devicescape keeps end users Always Best Connected by integrating cellular connectivity with public, private and carrier Wi-Fi to create a seamless, quality-controlled mobile data experience.

     

  • DITTO

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

    Ditto: DITTO makes buying glasses online fun and easy by giving you the best selection of designer glasses and using our patent-pending proprietary technology to let you create a DITTO, a video of your face we take from your webcam, to virtually try on glasses in 180 degree views and see which pair looks best on you.

  • DNN

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Mateo, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    DNN Software: DNN (formerly DotNetNuke) provides a suite of solutions for creating rich, rewarding online experiences for customers, partners and employees. DNN products and technology are the foundation for 750,000+ websites worldwide. In addition to our commercial CMS and social community solutions, DNN is the steward of the DotNetNuke Open Source Project.

  • DocSend

    Industry Sector: Enterprise Software

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

    DocSend: DocSend is a free service that makes documents a more effective communication tool by telling you what happens after you hit send. DocSend was founded in 2013 by Tony Cassanego, Russ Heddleston, and Dave Koslow after they realized documents could be so much more effective if they were combined with the power of the internet.

  • EatClub

    Industry Sector: Enterprise Services and Logistics

    Headquartered: Palo Alto, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

    EatClub: EAT Club is the largest business-focused online lunch delivery company in the US. We currently serve the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. We collaborate with the best local restaurants to provide quality and affordable meals that are prepared fresh daily. We also prepare healthy and tasty food in EAT Club’s own kitchens.

     

  • eBates

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    eBates (acquired by Rakuten): Ebates is the pioneer and leader of online Cash Back Shopping.

  • Embrace Networks

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: NA

    Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

    Embrace Networks (exited): Web appliance infrastructure.

  • Encentuate

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Redwood City, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    Encentuate (acquired by IBM): Identity and access management software product focused on enterprise single sign-on and integration of strong authentication technology.

  • Fastly

    Industry Sector: Data Communications

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Fastly: Fastly is redefining content delivery. Our mission is to help businesses operate in real time and increase their speed of innovation. With Fastly, you can manage traffic spikes and mitigate security threats all while improving the performance of your website and mobile application.

     

  • Gigwalk

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

    Gigwalk: Gigwalk was founded in 2010 with the goal of reinventing work in a mobile world. Today, we make work better by developing mobile applications that transform and improve the nature of work and the relationship between employers and employees. We help businesses more efficiently manage distributed workforces to achieve better business outcomes and we give workers greater control and flexibility, so everyone can get work done.

  • GitLab, Inc.

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Distributed Worldwide Team

    Lead Investment Professional: Villi Iltchev

    GitLab: GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is an application to code, test, and deploy code together. It provides Git repository management with fine grained access controls, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds, wikis, and continuous integration.

  • Gravity

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Santa Monica, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Gravity (acquired by AOL): When we founded Gravity the vision was simple – “Let’s Personalize the Internet.” The foundation of our personalization engine is a framework we call the Interest Graph, which is the set of things you care about and how much you care about them. We generate interest graphs and apply them for personalization throughout our growing network of sites and apps. Our goal is nothing less than creating magical personalized experiences for you across the entire web.

  • Handle Financial (fka PayNearMe)

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Sunnyvale, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Handle Financial (fka PayNearMe): The Handle Financial family is led by a team of experts from the payments, mobile and retail IT worlds. We exist to build affordably-priced, innovative products that make it easier for consumers to conduct financial transactions and for businesses to serve those consumers. The PayNearMe transaction network allows businesses and government agencies to accept cash payments in 28,000 stores nationwide, including CVS Pharmacy, 7-Eleven, Family Dollar and more. Handle Platform provides real-time bill presentment and same-day payment capabilities for a variety of financial services products. The Prism Money app empowers consumers to manage their financial lives more efficiently, giving them visibility into the money they have and tracking and same-day payments for the bills they need to pay.

  • Hipcamp

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

    HipCamp: Find yourself outside. Hipcamp is everywhere you want to camp. Search, discover and book ranches,
    farms, vineyards, nature preserves & public sites for camping across the U.S.

  • Housecall (Codefied)

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: San Diego, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

    Housecall (Codefied): The HouseCall team came together after working for many years on contextual software for smartphones at world-leading wireless company Qualcomm. We are out to change the $500B+ home services industry by rethinking how things should work in a mobile-centric world.

  • INRIX

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Kirkland, WA

    Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

    INRIX: INRIX has the world’s largest driver network with more than 175 million real-time vehicles and devices from 100’s of distinct sources around the world to then analyze through our traffic intelligence platform. Our comprehensive approach allows you to provide your customers with unparalleled insight, setting your products and services apart from the competition.

  • Insight Engines

    Industry Sector: SAAS

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Insight Engines: Insight Engines enables organizations to unlock the value of machine data so it becomes accessible and actionable to anyone in an organization, from an analyst to an executive. Its unique and powerful natural language search technology enables everyone to ask the questions that matter in plain English and generates highly optimized queries against their data in real time, eliminating the need to spend years becoming an expert in complex search languages and days crafting queries. Customers include the Fortune 500 as well as major government organizations. Insight Engines is backed by August Capital, Splunk, Real Ventures and Data Collective and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit https://www.insight-engines.com or follow the company on Twitter @InsightEngines.

  • Integral Ad Science

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: New York, NY

    Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

    Integral Ad Science: We are a global media valuation platform that enables digital buyers and sellers to assess the value of every ad opportunity across channels and screens, and make informed decisions that maximize ROI. Through constant technological innovation, key partnerships, and strong client relationships, we’re driving the industry toward realizing the full potential of online advertising.

  • Iridigm Display Corp

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: NA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    Iridigm Display Corp (acquired by Qualcomm): Mirasol display technology. Meeting the needs of the new mobile consumer demands new ways of thinking. Creating a color screen that uses reflected light and something called interferometric modulation.

  • Kentik

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    Kentik: Kentik is a big data-based SaaS for network visibility, DDoS detection, and infrastructure optimization. We scale to any volume of traffic, catch issues in moments, and inform your response with data-driven insights. Ready for network intelligence at Terabit scale? Kentik is your visibility solution.

  • Launch Kids (dba Rockets of Awesome)

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: New York, NY

    Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

    Launch Kids (dba Rockets of Awesome): We are reimagining how parents shop for kids. And it’s basically the future. No, we don’t use hoverboards, but we do use algorithms which are just as cool. Based on what your kids like and don’t like, we design and hand-pick high quality clothes and send them to you free of charge four times a year. If there’s something you don’t like, it’s okay! Tell us. There’s no such thing as TMI. The more feedback you give us, the more personalized your experience becomes. We’re here to make your life easier. And we mean it. That’s our idea of awesome.

  • Livemocha

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Arlington, VA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

    Livemocha (acquired by Rosetta Stone): Livemocha is committed to creating a world in which every human being is fluent in multiple languages. As the world’s largest online language learning community, Livemocha fuses traditional learning methods with online practice and interaction with native language speakers from around the world. Livemocha delivers an unparalleled learning experience that promises conversational fluency. Since launching in 2007, the Livemocha community has grown to over 16 million members from over 195 countries, highlighting the international demand for an engaging and collaborative approach to language learning.

  • LiveOps

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Redwood City, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    LiveOps: In a world of piece-meal solutions, LiveOps set out to “answer the call” of modern day customer engagement. We cracked the code for enabling fast, smart communication – regardless of the incoming channel. Gone are the siloed channels of phone, email, chat, and social media. Gone is the church and state line between marketing and customer service. With LiveOps, brands have a 24/7, 360-degree ability to connect with consumers faster, better and cost-effectively. Customers and brands finally have a two-way, real-time interaction on the consumer’s channel of choice whether it be traditional voice, email, chat, SMS, social or mobile.

  • Luminate (Pixazza)

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Mountain View, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

    Luminate (acquired by Yahoo!): Luminate, Inc. is the leading image advertising and related content network, serving more than 180 million users and over 6 billion image views each month. Founded in 2008 by technologists from Netscape and LiveOps, Luminate’s platform combines computer vision, machine learning, and crowdsourcing technology to deliver the optimal Visually Targeted ads and content to images.

  • Luxtera

    Industry Sector: Semiconductors

    Headquartered: Carlsbad, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

    Luxtera: Luxtera, Inc., is the world leader in Silicon Photonics. It is the first company to overcome the complex technical obstacles involved with integrating high performance optics directly with silicon electronics on a mainstream CMOS chip, bringing direct “fiber to the chip” connectivity to market. Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Luxtera is a fabless semiconductor company that was founded in 2001 by a team of industry-renowned researchers and technology managers drawn from the communications and semiconductor industries. Luxtera has received funding from leading venture capitalists including August Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Sevin Rosen Funds and Lux Capital.

  • Magnum Semiconductor

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: Milpitas, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

    Magnum Semiconductor: Magnum Semiconductor is a leading provider of silicon, modules, software and IP for the professional broadcast infrastructure market. Magnum provides top of the line products, tools and technologies for the entire video content creation and distribution chain, from contribution and production through distribution over cable, satellite and IPTV to Over-the-Top video streaming. Magnum Semiconductor is headquartered in Milpitas, California, with sales and engineering offices in Canada, Europe, China and Korea.

  • MassDrop

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    MassDrop: Massdrop is an online community for enthusiasts that provides people across several communities — from audio and electronics to quilting and cooking — a place to connect, discuss their favorite products and activities, and buy those products together.

  • Mavenir (Mitel)

    Industry Sector: Data Communications

    Headquartered: Richardson, TX

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    Mavenir (MVNR, acquired by MITL): Mavenir is a leading provider of software-based networking solutions that enable mobile service providers to deliver high-quality internet protocol (IP)-based voice, video, rich communications and enhanced messaging services to their subscribers globally. Our solutions deliver next-generation services such as Rich Communication Services (RCS), Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) over existing 2G/3G networks and next-generation 4G LTE networks.

  • Mechanical Zoo (Aardark)

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Mechanical Zoo (Aardvark) (acquired by Google): Aardvark is a social search engine that allows users to ask questions and receive answers from their extended network.

  • Memolane

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

    Memolane (acquired by HP): Memolane is your digital memory – your tool to rediscover your social life on the Internet. Memolane is a digital platform collecting and connecting your thoughts, pictures, messages and music yesterday, today and tomorrow.

  • MetroFi

    Industry Sector: Networking and Communications

    Headquartered: NA

    Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

    MetroFi (exited): Municipal wireless mesh networking platform.

  • MicroDisplay Corp.

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: NA

    Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

    MicroDisplay Corp (exited): LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) display technology.

  • Mimosa Systems

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: NA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra and David Marquardt

    Mimosa Systems (acquired by Iron Mountain): Mimosa Systems, Inc. provides content archiving solutions for information immediacy, discovery, and continuity. It offers Mimosa NearPoint, an integrated unstructured information management software for emails, files, and instant messages that enables email and file system archiving, e-discovery, recovery, disaster recovery, and storage management.

  • Mirantis

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Mountain View, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    Mirantis: Mirantis is the pure play OpenStack company, providing all the software, services, training and support you need to run a production deployment of OpenStack at scale. We deliver all the technology, integration, training and support required for companies to succeed with production-grade open source cloud. More customers rely on Mirantis than any other company to scale out OpenStack without the compromises of vendor lock-in.

  • MyFlickList (dba Reelgood)

    Industry Sector: Media

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

    MyFlickList (dba Reelgood): Reelgood is the complete guide to online streaming content, with the ability to track and play content across 250+ streaming source..

  • NeoPath Networks

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: NA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    Neopath Networks (acquired by Cisco): NeoPath Networks, Inc. provides file storage management solutions. It provides File Director, a network appliance that resides in-band between file servers and clients, and provides file storage management capabilities, including namespace virtualization and globalization, safe and non-disruptive file migrations, real-time file characterization and analysis, and policy-based file management; and SMARTtouch, a file storage software solution that allows its clients to balance and utilize existing file storage capacity.

  • NetCell

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: NA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Marquardt

    NetCell (exited): Creating Revolutionary Storage Processing Solutions That Are Accessible To Everyone Netcell® develops highly intelligent, plug-and-play storage solutions for the professional content creator, small-to-medium sized businesses as well as the consumer market. Users who adopt Netcell technology can increase their overall PC performance through application accelerators and plug ins, seamlessly grow their storage capacity, and most important, practically eliminate the chance of losing data from a malfunctioning disk drive — all with simple push button auto-configuration technology.

  • NetPulse

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Marquardt

    NetPulse: FITNESS IS GOING MOBILE. Members aren’t just going to the gym to get fit— they’re downloading apps, they’re tracking everything with internet-connected gear, and it’s all in the cloud. Thousands of health clubs have launched custom-branded mobile apps by Netpulse, and the results are in: engaged members and increased club revenue.

  • New Engen

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Seattle, WA

    Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

    New Engen: New Engen was started by Dave Atchison who was the 4th employee at Zulily and ran marketing at Zulily until earlier this year. New Engen is a technology enabled marketing company that is building a platform to massively expand advertising campaigns (millions of keywords at a time) for Google Adwords and manage those campaigns with real-time bidding and with very few dollars at risk. While the company is still at a very early stage, we know Dave well and believe that he is an extraordinary talent and are pleased to partner with him again. .

  • Nomis Solutions

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Bruno, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Nomis Solutions: Nomis Solutions is a fast-growth software company that combines cutting-edge Silicon Valley approaches to big data, advanced modeling, and deep analytics to help large and medium-sized retail banks better understand their customers.

  • Notiva

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: New York, NY

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Notiva (acquired by Performance Retail): Notiva Corporation is a service provider of transaction and financial settlement solutions for purchasers and suppliers. Its e-finance product leverages transaction data in a manner in which sellers are paid within three to seven days of shipment.

  • Ohai

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Ohai (acquired by Electronic Arts): Social gaming platform.

  • OpenGarden

    Industry Sector: Data Communications

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

    Open Garden: We’re dedicated to connecting the next 5 billion mobile devices with peer-to-peer connections. Many call us the pioneers of peer-to peer mesh networking. We created FireChat, the first off-the-grid messaging app to enable people to communicate even without any Internet or cellular connection.

     

  • OPENLANE

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: NA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Marquardt

    OPENLANE (acquired by KAR): OPENLANE, Inc. is a leading online auction company in North America for automotive dealers to buy and sell wholesale vehicles. The company offers end-to-end auto remarketing solutions to auto manufacturers, captive finance companies, lease and daily rental companies, financial institutions and wholesale auto auctions throughout the United States and Canada.

  • OrderAhead (Kinetic Farm)

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

    OrderAhead (Kinetic Farm) (acquired by Square): At OrderAhead, we are rethinking the way the world shops. We believe in empowering customers and business owners through the power of high-quality software. We believe in crafting a meaningful product.

  • PacketTrap Networks

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: NA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    PacketTrap Networks (acquired by Quest and then Dell): Powerful remote network monitoring and management for the entire IT infrastructure. See all your customers’ network traffic, application performance, and device events, in one central view. Accessible Fast and easy anytime, anywhere access to any device. No more truck roll outs to site to fix problems.

  • Palerra

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Santa Clara, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    Palerra (acquired by Oracle): Founded in 2013, Palerra believes in automating the entire security lifecycle, from threat detection to remediation, in order to effectively combat cyber crime and keep enterprises secure.

  • Paperless Post

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: New York, NY

    Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

    Paperless Post: Our Vision — Communication is an extension of personal style. Paperless Post is innovating on tradition and redefining the way you connect with people both online and off. Beautiful design meets seamless technology. Our Product — Paperless Post helps you create online and paper stationery that reflects your individual aesthetic.

  • PayCycle

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Cupertino, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    PayCycle (acquired by Intuit): SMB Online Payroll Application Service Provider.

  • Perform Local (Lending Tree)

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: NA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Perform Local (assets acquired by Lending Tree): Lead generation platform.

  • PIXELPIPE

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Pixelpipe (exited): Pixelpipe is a media distribution gateway that allows users to publish text, photo, video, audio & documents through Pixelpipe and have the content distributed across over 75 social networks, photo/video sites and blogs, and online storage services.

  • Pubmatic

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Redwood City, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

    PubMatic: PubMatic is the leading marketing automation software platform for publishers. Through real-time analytics, yield management, and workflow automation, PubMatic enables publishers to make smarter inventory decisions and improve revenue performance. Focused on serving the needs of premium publishers, PubMatic inspires buyer confidence by providing flexibility in audience discovery and planning media campaigns through its Media Buyer Console and APIs.

  • PulseCore

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: NA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    PulseCore (acquired by ON Semiconductor): ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) is a premier supplier of high performance, silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics. The company’s broad portfolio of power and signal management, logic, discrete and custom devices helps customers effectively solve their design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, LED lighting, medical, military/aerospace and power applications. ON Semiconductor operates a world-class, value-added supply chain and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions.

    ON Semiconductor Corporation has recently completed the acquisition of privately-held PulseCore Holdings (Cayman) Inc. The acquisition of PulseCore expands ON Semiconductor’s high gross margin clock and circuit protection offerings for the consumer, wireless and computing end-market customers. PulseCore’s capabilities in standard and custom high-speed and low power analog and mixed signal solutions for EMI (electromagnetic interference) reduction also enhance ON Semiconductor’s overall EMI filtering and circuit protection portfolios. In addition, PulseCore’s strong design capabilities and history in India represents ON Semiconductor’s first foray into design activity in that country.

  • Quandl

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Toronto, Canada

    Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

    Quandl: Quandl is a Data Platform. We host data from hundreds of publishers on a single easy-to-use website. We help data analysts save time, effort and money, by delivering financial and economic data in the format they want: via our website, our API, or directly into dozens of tools.

  • RADLAN

    Industry Sector: Data Communications

    Headquartered: Tel Aviv, Israel

    Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

    RADLAN (acquired by Marvell): Design, development and manufacturing of advanced routing and switching systems and technologies. More than 70 percent of the Company’s employees are engineers with expertise in silicon-based Layer 2/3/4 switching, routing software and network management applications. RADLAN offers system vendors a technology that fills the gap between the applications and the hardware components-to create a complete carrier-class system in the fastest time.

  • Reconnex

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: Mountain View, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    Reconnex (acquired by McAfee): Reconnex provides purpose-built appliance solutions that protect all information assets of organizations.

  • RedSwoosh

    Industry Sector: Data Communications

    Headquartered: NA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Red Swoosh (acquired by Akamai): Red Swoosh is a peer-to-peer content delivery company that develops client-side technology to support, manage and distribute media files.

  • Reputation.com

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Redwood City, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

    Reputation.com: Reputation.com is the world’s leading provider of online reputation products and services.

    We believe that controlling your online reputation and private data is key to success in our digital world. Let us help you take control.

  • RetailNext

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Jose, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    RetailNext: RetailNext is the market leader in Big Data solutions for brick-and-mortar challenges. Our patented technology delivers comprehensive, real-time analytics that empowers worldwide retailers, shopping centers, and manufacturers to collect, analyze, and visualize in-store data. For years, we have partnered with global retail brands to help them measure store performance, identify opportunities for growth, implement strategies that drive results, increase capital savings, and boost bottom-line sales.

  • RJMetrics

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Philadelphia, PA

    Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

    RJ Metrics (acquired by Magento Commerce, RJ Metrics Pipeline spun out into Stitch Data): In 2009 Robert Moore and Jake Stein founded RJMetrics. They thought every company, regardless of size, should be able to use their data to make better decisions. Today RJMetrics powers online businesses obsessed with growth. Clients include Formstack, Hootsuite, Choxi, and many more. With RJMetrics, any company can be a data-driven company.

  • RocketLawyer

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Palo Alto, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    RocketLawyer: Helping 20 million people.  Just like you. Our laws were created to protect and empower us — as individuals, families and business owners — but many people don’t get the help they need because of costly legal fees and complexity.

    At Rocket Lawyer, we want to change things by making legal services affordable, simple and available to more people than ever before. I’m proud to say that we’ve been able to build a service that millions of people rely upon. Every day we spend our time and resources making it easier for people to get the legal help they need, so they can focus on what’s really important — taking care of their families and building strong businesses.

    We combine free legal documents and free legal information with access to affordable representation by licensed attorneys. With Rocket Lawyer On Call, you can create a Will for your family for free or incorporate a business free from legal fees. Then, because we know there’s no replacement for qualified counsel, local attorneys are here to help when you need more guidance. With Rocket Lawyer you never have to go it alone.

    Our commitment to affordable and accessible legal services is at the heart of everything we do. Most attorneys and bar associations agree that much can and should be done to improve access to the law by reducing cost and complexity. We invite you to try our service and see why customers like Sean Reid say they’re glad to have Rocket Lawyer On Call®.

    Together, we’ll make the law work for you.

  • RocketMiles

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Chicago, IL

    Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

    Rocket Travel (RocketMiles) acquired by Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN): We’ve done extensive research on where and how people want to travel. Some of them save up miles and points with a specific personal goal in mind. They want to learn to play guitar in Andalusia, bring their daughter to Yellowstone, or take their boyfriend on a trip to Lahaina. Others are enablers: they fuel the adventures of their college-bound sons, or donate their miles to charity.

     

  • SabSe

    Industry Sector: Data Communications

    Headquartered: Mountain View

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    SabSe (jaxter): Sabse Technologies Inc. was founded by Yogesh Patel and Sabeer Bhatia in January 2008. Sabse’s first product is Sabsebolo – a cloud-based voice conferencing and fax-to-email service. Since its launch, Sabsebolo has attracted over 500,000 small businesses who use the service for hosting conference calls and receive faxes through their email. Sabse Technologies has acquired 3 companies with promising technologies. – Jaxtr Inc., Mobivox and Vysr. Jaxtr is an IP Messaging platform with APPs for Text, Voice and Video, Mobivoxis a Cloud based PBX. Vysr is a scalable presence engine in the cloud. Why Sabse? Sabse has built a scaleable Cloud Communications Platform which providers developers a robust infrastructure to develop Voice and Text applications on. Sabse has built 3 apps of its own on this platform – PBX, Voice Conferencing and IVR.

  • Samba TV

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum/David Marquardt

    Samba TV: Samba TV is a leading provider of television analytics and cross screen advertising. We make TV better.

    We started Samba TV in 2008 with one goal: To improve the TV experience for the people who watch, broadcast and advertise on TV.

    Our team has deep experience in digital media, algorithms, large-scale Web engineering, big data & design.

    At Samba TV, we work together to make television the best it can be.

  • SAY Media

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    SAY Media (exited):We work with advertisers to create authentic campaigns that are aligned with editorial and designed to captivate readers. We also do in-depth research and create beautiful media experiences for publishers. Tempest is our next-generation publishing platform that caters to the needs of storytellers, marketers, and readers.

  • Scintera

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: San Jose, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

    Scintera (acquired by Maxim Integrated): Scintera’s programmable analog signal processing architecture effectively combines digital programmability with the simplicity, small size and low power consumption of analog circuit design.

  • Seagate

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: Cupertino, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Marquardt

    Seagate Technology (STX): Founded in 1979, Seagate is a world leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions.

  • Second Spectrum

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Los Angeles, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Second Spectrum: Second Spectrum was founded in 2013 by Rajiv Maheswaran, Yu-Han Chang, and Jeff Su. Rajiv and Yu-Han were faculty in USC’s Computer Science Department and Jeff was a software engineer at Factual, a leading big data company. In their spare time, Rajiv and Yu-Han began a project analyzing NBA player tracking data, working with a few talented USC undergrads (who later joined the Second Spectrum team). Their work was awarded with the Best Research Paper at the 2012 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, garnering the attention of professional sports leagues and teams. They won a second Best Research Paper at Sloan two years later. Today, we have over 40 full-time employees, including former professors, big data startup veterans, talented undergraduates, incredible designers and professional athletes. Together, we are transforming sports through technology.

  • Six Apart

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Six Apart (merged with VideoEgg into SAY Media): Formed in 2001 as a blog solution provider in the US, Six Apart provides award-winning blogging software and services that change the way millions of individuals, organizations, and corporations connect and communicate around the world every day.

  • SkyPilot

    Industry Sector: Data Communications

    Headquartered: NA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Marquardt

    SkyPilot Networks (acquired by Trilliant): SkyPilot’s leading-edge broadband wireless products offer a total solution for service providers and municipalities who are ready to deploy broadband services. From versatile, long-range wireless infrastructure to cost-effective CPE and management software, SkyPilot supports more applications over a common network to lower total cost of ownership and optimize revenue opportunities.

  • snagajob

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Richmond, VA

    Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

    snagajob.com: Since 2000, we’ve made it our mission to help hourly workers find jobs they love–and help hourly employers find the best people for their jobs. We continually develop innovative tools to help hourly workers and employers simplify their jobs and start living their dreams.  America’s largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers. The #1 Source of Hourly Employment ®

  • Splunk

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Splunk (SPLK): It enables the curious to look closely at what others ignore—machine data—and find what others never see: insights that can help make your company more productive, profitable, competitive and secure. What can you do with Splunk?

    Just ask. We see data—everywhere. Splunk® offers the leading platform for Operational Intelligence.

  • STANCE

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: San Clemente, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

    STANCE: Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance has ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the brand – a group called the Punks & Poets. And by underpinning its creative roots with a relentless focus on technical innovation, Stance is now found in over 40 countries on the feet of those who dare to be different.

  • Stitch Data

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Philadelphia, PA

    Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

    Stitch Data: Stitch evolved out of RJMetrics, a widely used business intelligence platform. Data consolidation was always central to the RJMetrics product, and the team repeatedly heard requests from customers looking for ETL as a standalone service. We listened. When RJMetrics was acquired by Magento in 2016, Stitch was launched as its own company.

  • StumbleUpon

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Calgary, Canada

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    StumbleUpon: StumbleUpon is a giant collection of the best pages on the Internet. You tell us your interests. We recommend great websites, photos and videos. Simple.

  • SuVolta

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: Los Gatos, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

    SuVolta (exited asset sale): A developer of CMOS-based transistor and enabling circuit technologies, SuVolta is making possible straightforward power optimization in integrated circuits (ICs). SuVolta’s Deeply Depleted Channel™ (DDC) technology was invented to create a low-variability, low-power optimized transistor in bulk, planar CMOS.

  • Swoopo

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Mountain View, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

    Swoopo (exited): Swoopo is an online auction site with an alternative bidding system. – See more at: http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/swoopo#sthash.COkrEYIH.dpuf

  • TalkShow Industries

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Berkeley, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    TalkShow Industries: Talkshow is a simple messaging app that allows you to text these things in public. With Talkshow, individuals, groups of friends, entertainers, creators — anyone! — can have conversations in public, to be viewed by others in real time or after the fact. Every Talkshow can be shared outside the app and embedded into other websites. Talkshows can be about anything: sports, TV, politics, music or what happened last night. It’s as easy as sending messages, pics & GIFs with your friends.

  • Technorati

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Technorati: Technorati uses technology and real-time market insights to optimize digital advertising interactions across an expanding high-quality publisher network. Since launching, the Technorati has grown into one of the largest digital advertising platforms (thousands of independent sites, blogs, and publishers), boasting an audience of over 138 million US unique visitors per month.

  • Tegile

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: Newark, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    Tegile Systems: Our mission is to accelerate the transformation of enterprise IT by changing the performance and economics of enterprise storage. Our flash storage arrays, with patented IntelliFlash™ architecture, deliver high I/O and low latency for business applications such as databases, server virtualization and virtual desktops. Our Intelligent Flash Arrays enable you to dial up or down the amount of flash storage to meet the specific performance needs of your applications. Get the high performance of flash with the economics of disk storage.

  • threadsy

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: NA

    Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

    threadsy (acquired by Facebook): threadsy is an integrated communication client grouping all of a users’ email and social network messages into a single inbox.

  • ThreatMetrix

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Jose, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    ThreatMetrix: Digital Identities. The New Currency of Cybercrime. At ThreatMetrix®, The Digital Identity Company™ we help business fight back through the power of global shared intelligence. With nearly 95% certainty, ThreatMetrix can recognize a user’s digital identity – or digital persona – somewhere in the 1 billion+ transactions we analyze each and every month. The ThreatMetrix® Digital Identity Network inspects each digital transaction across applications, devices and locations in real time at lightning speed.

  • Tickle by Emode

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: NA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Tickle (acquired by Monster): A media company providing self-discovery and social networking services. Formerly known as Emode.com, Tickle was founded on the idea that personal insight and connections to others can be scientific, fun and profitable. The site also allowed users to create their own tests, which were available for other users to take.

  • TopHatter

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Palo Alto, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Tophatter (Blippy): Tophatter is a virtual auction house. It also happens to be the world’s most entertaining live marketplace. Tophatter conducts live online auction every day where buyers and sellers can interact, chat and transact in a wide variety of categories.

  • Townsquared

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    Townsquared: Our mission is to empower local businesses. We believe that when businesses connect to share advice and resources and work together, they strengthen themselves as well as their local economy – creating a better community for everyone. Townsquared encourages the exchange of local knowledge for the benefit of all community members.

     

  • Trumba

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Seattle, WA

    Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

    Trumba (exited): Trumba Corporation is a Seattle-based developer of innovative event calendar publishing technology that helps businesses and organizations more effectively publish, promote, and communicate their events online. Trumba enables customers—from small businesses to large organizations—to connect key audiences with their events, transforming those events into unique and highly valued marketing and communication opportunities. The company’s flagship product, Trumba® Connect, increases awareness of important events through web-hosted calendar solutions and a comprehensive suite of event promotion tools. Developed for organizations that need to communicate event information to customers, members, or employees, Trumba Connect is easy to implement and maintain and is fully customizable for seamless brand integration.

  • Turo (RelayRides)

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Howard Hartenbaum

    Turo (RelayRides): It’s taken six years, hundreds of thousands of trips, and millions of miles to arrive here at Turo. Our marketplace has blossomed into something truly extraordinary — a vibrant community of car owners and travelers who inspire and fuel us every day.

  • TZero Technologies

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: Sunnyvale, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

    TZero Technologies (acquired by NDS Surgical): TZero Technologies, Inc. designs and develops ultra wideband semiconductors for video distribution. The company offers wirelessly connects devices and ultra wideband chipsets, which connect audiovisual components, such as televisions, set-top boxes, and digital video recorders. It serves consumer electronics, service providers, and computer manufacturers.

  • Ubicom

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: San Jose, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

    Ubicom (acquired by Qualcomm Atheros): Ubicom developed communications and media processor (CMP) and software platforms for real-time interactive applications and multimedia content delivery in the digital home. The company provided optimized system-level solutions to OEMs for a wide range of products including wireless routers, access points, VoIP gateways, streaming media devices, print servers and other network devices.

  • Unity Semiconductor

    Industry Sector: Hardware

    Headquartered: Sunnyvale, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

    Unity Semiconductor Corp (acquired by Rambus): Unity Semiconductor Corp., a memory technology company, is developing an innovative solution for non-volatile solid state memory to replace NAND in the $20 billion and growing market for flash memory in electronic devices. Unity provides its technology and production know-how to memory semiconductor companies as part of a broad licensing program. Unity has been granted more than 147 US patents to date, which span device, process, design and system application inventions.

  • UpGuard

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    UpGuard (ScriptRock): UpGuard is the first digital resilience platform that evaluates the ongoing configuration state of every server, application, or network device in your complex corporate infrastructure to provide deep visibility and insight into your configuration state. UpGuard is now the only company that provides you with your Cyber Security Threat Assessment Report, or CSTAR, score. The CSTAR score is a single, easy-to-understand value representing an organization’s aptitude in monitoring compliance, tracking unwanted change and detecting vulnerabilities in their infrastructure.

  • Uplister

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: NA

    Lead Investment Professional: Andy Rappaport

    Uplister (exited):Uplister was a playlist sharing community with several hundred thousand users that operated from 2000-2002. The service allowed music fans from all over the world to create and share annotated playlists of their favorite music and discover new music based on shared personal tastes.

  • Urban Airship

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: John Johnston

    Urban Airship: The Leading Mobile Engagement Platform. Urban Airship helps leading brands engage their mobile users and build high-value relationships from the moment customers download an app. Thousands of companies and some of the most demanding brands in retail, media & entertainment, sports and travel & hospitality, trust Urban Airship to deliver the mobile moments that matter to their customers and to their business.

     

  • Virsto

    Industry Sector: Software and Services

    Headquartered: Sunnyvale, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

    Virsto (acquired by VMWare): Virsto develops a VM-centric storage hypervisor. The company is privately funded and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. On February 11, 2013, VMware announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Virsto.

  • WattPad

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Toronto, Canada

    Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

    Wattpad: Wattpad is a place to discover and share stories: a social platform that connects people through words. It is a community that spans borders, interests, languages. With Wattpad, anyone can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer. With thousands of stories added each day, there’s always something you want to read. Whether you’re online or off, use the devices you already own to carry an entire library wherever you go. Join the conversation about the stories you read: message the writer and interact with other people who love the story as much as you.

  • WePay

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Palo Alto, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik

    WePay: WePay is built for companies facilitating transactions between merchants and payers on their platform. We understand that these three party transactions (merchants, payers, your platform) have their own unique needs and we’re designed with your needs in mind. The payments API calls are grouped into three categories, based on the key points in the payment user experience. Explore them below and see the flexibility you have in designing your platform’s unique user experience.

  • Westbridge (Actional/Progress)

    Industry Sector: Software and Systems

    Headquartered: NA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Marquardt

    Westbridge (Actional acquired by Progress Software): In January 2006 Progress Software acquired Mountain View based Actional Corporation, which itself was the merger between Actional Corporation and WestBridge Technologies (an XML Security company). Progress focuses on providing enterprise-class SOA Management, Security, and run-time Governance solutions that cross vendor and protocol boundaries, based upon open standards.

  • Xirrus

    Industry Sector: Data Communications

    Headquartered: Thousand Oaks, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Marquardt

    Xirrus (acquired by Riverbed): Xirrus delivers the industry’s broadest portfolio of Access Points and Modular Arrays to meet all of your wireless needs for indoor or outdoor uses. Right size your wireless network with choices from 2-radio APs up to 16 radio Array platforms with integrated controllers supporting 802.11a/b/g/n/ac technology on every radio. Deploy 50-75% less equipment to reduce the total cost of ownership of the network.

  • Yumi

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Los Angeles, CA

    Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik, Tripp Jones

    Yumi: From the Founders — We started this company because Angela is a giant nerd. You see, when she became pregnant with her first child, Elodie, she spent months researching nutrition. She discovered that scientists consider nutrition in the first 1,000 days to be the most important environmental factor in development. Babies’ brains, their senses, their fat cell production, and their proclivity for sweets are all shaped during this time. And yet, despite this overwhelming research, there were no convenient options for parents who wanted fresh, nutritious, and yummy meals for their baby.We got angry. We got inspired. We quit respectable jobs. We founded Yumi. Whether you use us for all or some of your meals, cook, or buy other brands, we hope our content and products inspire and empower you – and somehow make your life a little bit easier.

  • zulily

    Industry Sector: eCommerce

    Headquartered: Seattle, WA

    Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

    zulily (ZU, acquired by Liberty Interactive): zulily is a fabulous new online store offering something special every day. Members can enjoy savings of up to 70% off retail prices; not to mention discover some exciting new brands and products. Only members can shop our sales, but membership is free and to sign up is instant and easy. zulily is a retailer obsessed with bringing moms special finds every day–all at incredible prices. We feature an always-fresh curated collection for the whole family, including clothing, home décor, toys, gifts and more.