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AppNexus

https://www.appnexus.com/en

AppNexus is a technology company whose cloud-based software platform powers and optimizes the programmatic sale and purchase of digital advertising. Because our platform is open, customers are able to build and differentiate their technology on top of ours, making AppNexus the infrastructure through which a substantial portion of the world’s internet advertising flows. As an independent, pure-technology provider, we are fully aligned with our customers’ interests. Our core mission is to help our customers deliver the right ads at the right time to the right audience.

Invested in:

JANUARY 15, 2013

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES D

Sector:

AI & Machine Learning

Martech

Founders

Partners

News

ACV Auctions

https://www.acvauctions.com/

ACV Auctions is a mobile app for car dealers to facilitate wholesale vehicle auctions.

Invested in:

JANUARY 12, 2016

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

Marketplaces

SaaS

Founders

Partners

News

AiCure

https://aicure.com/

AiCure's patented artificial intelligence technology visually confirms medication ingestion.

Invested in:

JUNE 15, 2015

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

AI & Machine Learning

Healthcare IT

Founders

Partners

News

AlphaSense

https://www.alpha-sense.com/

AlphaSense provides a revolutionary search engine for knowledge professionals. Their clients include many of the world’s largest investment and advisory firms, global banks and corporations. The AlphaSense subscription service makes their clients dramatically more productive and allows them to discover critical data points and trends that others miss, providing them with an information edge. AlphaSense users can rapidly search and discover key data points, while also tracking impactful new information with intelligent alerts.

Invested in:

FEBRUARY 1, 2016

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

AI & Machine Learning

Fintech

Founders

Partners

News

Backtrace

https://backtrace.io/

Backtrace, located in New York City, is dedicated to building the best debugging technology for today's native applications. Our flagship product is an advanced post-mortem debugging platform. Our team consists of a diverse group of engineers that have worked on all kinds of interesting problems.

Invested in:

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SEED

Sector:

Security

Founders

Partners

News

  • "Backtrace is the data management system used by developers to make their data actionable." Great to see… https://t.co/be3YZ9xdyw
    @0xCD03

  • RT @Work_Bench: Kicking off our November #NYETM with exciting demos from @algorithmia & @0xCD03, plus a panel on the Industrial State of Io…
    @0xCD03

  • Thanks for hosting another wonderful #Friendsgiving @Work_Bench! So happy to be in this community. https://t.co/VBiKpD7f1S
    @0xCD03

BetterCloud

https://www.bettercloud.com/

BetterCloud is the first unified SaaS management platform, empowering organizations to securely adopt and manage best-in-breed SaaS applications. Every day, thousands of customers rely on BetterCloud to centralize SaaS management, automate workflows and compliance policies, and surface relevant insights across SaaS applications. BetterCloud is headquartered in New York City with engineering offices in Atlanta, GA.

Invested in:

DECEMBER 1, 2012

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

SaaS

Founders

Partners

News

Clypd

https://http://clypd.com/

Clypd is the advertising technology platform built exclusively for the television industry, empowering media owners with programmatic ad solutions. Founded in 2012, the company’s TV sales platform delivers workflow automation, data-enhanced decisioning and provides media partners with tools to manage their sales efforts. clypd’s innovations around programmatic television is opening doors for incremental digital budgets currently not available to the TV media owners. The clypd team is comprised of both TV and digital advertising experts, which uniquely positions the company to understand and meet the needs of the television industry while leveraging the best programmatic strategies from the digital world.

Invested in:

FEBRUARY 28, 2013

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

Martech

Founders

Partners

News

  • The advantages of #programmaticTV - insights by @doubleclick's Rany Ng and a quote from @clypd's @kmurphyrobledo: https://t.co/zoFFaCy5Vg
    @clypd

  • RT @BostInno: Congrats to #50onFireBos Marketing & Advertising winners: @clypd, @hercampus, @kimdarling of @INBOUND, @pixability, @Promobox…
    @clypd

  • Winners #50onFireBos! Thanks @BostInno #winners https://t.co/k7z4Asg2oE
    @clypd

Cognical

https://www.zibby.com

Cognical uses world-class technology to build and deliver life-changing payment products at the point of need to help 65 million nonprime consumers acquire important goods in a convenient and cost-effective way. Cognical’s consumer product, Zibby, offers consumers a lease-purchase payment option in-store and as a payment button in the shopping carts of their favorite online stores. Zibby leverages its proprietary underwriting technology to boast the industry’s fastest application process, highest approval rates, and lowest loss rates.

Invested in:

JUNE 1, 2014

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

AI & Machine Learning

Fintech

Founders

Partners

News

  • Cognical raises 12.5 million in Series B funding! https://t.co/Q0ch5TpZct @ZibbyLease
    @cognical

  • In Vegas this week? So is Zibby…Come check us out at the Nationwide Primetime Conference #booth4313 @nationwidemg #primetime
    @cognical

  • RT @GregoryFCA: Future of Retail panel @ #CEWeek ft. @h_posner @cognical @glassesdotcom & @daveskaff mod. by @FierceRetail http://t.co/rTL4
    @cognical

Coinsetter

https://www.kraken.com/

Coinsetter is a NYC-based levered forex trading platform for bitcoin. We allow you to leverage your trades and short the market with our professional, transparent and secure platform.

Invested in:

APRIL 11, 2013

Status:

EXITED

Series:

SEED

Sector:

Fintech

Founders

Partners

News

CommonBond

https://commonbond.co/

CommonBond is a leading marketplace lender that lowers the cost of student loans for borrowers and provides financial returns to investors. Started by three Wharton MBAs with backgrounds in financial services, CommonBond delivers best-in-class student loan options with competitive pricing, a simple tech-enabled experience and exceptional customer service that is empowered to help borrowers. The company saves borrowers more than $14,000 on average, over the life of the loan. CommonBond is the first company to bring the "one-for-one" social model to finance: For every degree fully funded on the company's platform, CommonBond funds the education of a student in need for a full year, through a partnership with Pencils of Promise.

Invested in:

AUGUST 1, 2013

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

Fintech

Founders

Partners

News

Crossboard Mobile

Crossboard Mobile (formerly Pontiflex, Inc.) is the global pioneer of mobile and web "signup" ads that help marketers and businesses easily acquire and retain new local customers with a hyper-targeted ad solution. The Crossboard platform only charges for new leads acquired rather than clicks or impressions -- making it the most cost-effective, ROI-driven mobile ad network in the market. Additionally, the Crossboard platform seamlessly integrates with ESPs, CRM tools and other marketing automation solutions through a brand-able API.

Status:

EXITED

Sector:

AI & Machine Learning

Crowdtap

Crowdtap, the People-Powered Marketing Platform, is a new operating system for brands powered by the people who love them. Our platform makes it easy for brands to put consumers at the heart of their marketing to drive product ideation, inform marketing strategy and create authentic content that fuels earned media. In 2014, Crowdtap was named one of the 100 Most Promising Companies in America by Forbes and the No. 54 fastest-growing private company in the Inc. 500 List. The company has been ranked as the No. 3 Best Place to Work in New York by Crain’s, and the No. 6 Best Tech Company to Work For by Mashable. With a growing community of passionate members, Crowdtap works with leading brands including General Mills, Heineken, Kraft Foods, P&G, Verizon, Walmart and Yum Brands. Headquartered in New York, Crowdtap has raised $15 million through the Foundry Group, Tribeca Venture Partners, Alta Communications and The Mustang Group.

Status:

ACTIVE

Sector:

AI & Machine Learning

Partners

Eponym

https://www.eponymous.co/

Eponym is an online platform enabling brands to create and distribute prescription eyewear and sunglasses through their own stores. The company designs and builds high quality prescription eyewear in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Invested in:

AUGUST 16, 2016

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A-1

Sector:

Retail

Partners

News

Flat World Education

Flat World is an education technology company that partners with colleges and universities to improve learning outcomes through personalized educational experiences. Led by education and technology veterans, Flat World’s services and products include digital learning content, adaptive and personalized courseware, and a comprehensive cloud-based SaaS platform for competency-based education. Across its business, Flat World focuses on enabling its partners to offer flexible and measurable tools that are centered on the needs of students. Flat World works with over 2,200 colleges and universities and serves over 250,000 students annually.

Status:

EXITED

Sector:

Robotics

SaaS

Partners

Forever

https://www.forever.com/

Forever™ is the world’s first permanent digital storage and sharing service. It’s the place where people privately save, organize, and share their photos and precious memories for generations. Thanks to the Forever Guarantee Fund, a conservatively managed fund designed to generate income and grow over time (like an endowment), Permanent Members can rest easy knowing their memories are preserved for their lifetime plus 100 years, guaranteed. Forever’s storage is triple backed-up. It also features bank-level encryption and an ironclad privacy policy. Driven by the belief that family stories should never be lost, Forever helps people connect and share in a secure, private environment.

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

Content and media

Founders

Partners

News

FTrans

FTRANS allows B2B companies to outsource their Accounts Receivable (A/R) functions, collections, and credit risk to financial institutions. With FTRANS, businesses can receive a loan against A/R to shorten cash collections. FTRANS’ product is delivered through a web-based platform that integrates and processes transactions between B2B sellers, buyers, and banks.

Status:

ACTIVE

Sector:

Fintech

Partners

Hive

https://www.hive.com

Hive provides powerful team workflow software that brings actions, messages and file sharing onto one powerful dashboard. Integrating with over 100 popular SaaS tools, including Google Apps, Salesforce, Office 365 and WordPress, Hive allows teams to establish consistent automated processes. Hive works with leading brands including Pinterest, Deloitte, PwC, Uber, and HBO. Based in New York City and led by experts in collaboration software, Hive is transforming teamwork in the enterprise.

Invested in:

JANUARY 12, 2016

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SEED

Sector:

SaaS

Founders

Partners

News

HomeSphere

HomeSphere is the construction industry’s only direct channel to the largest community of home builders in the United States. Builders use HomeSphere’s tools and services to discover the right products and materials for the homes they build, earn incentives on over 1,500 building products from foundation to finish, and develop long-lasting relationships with building product manufacturers. HomeSphere’s 2,000+ builder members constructed and closed 15 percent of all homes built last year.

Status:

ACTIVE

Sector:

AI & Machine Learning

Partners

Just Sing It

Just Sing It is a mobile game that allows consumers to sing songs karaoke style and share them with friends and strangers.

Invested in:

APRIL 22, 2013

Status:

EXITED

Series:

SEED

Sector:

Content and media

Partners

News

Jornaya

Jornaya (fka LeadID) is the consumer journey insight platform that provides marketers with the highest-resolution view of the consumer buying journey. It is the only technology platform that witnesses both the first- and third-party consumer interactions and enables marketers to shorten the distance between data and decision making. Jornaya seamlessly integrates with any consumer journey decisioning process, and its comprehensive AppMarketplace offers plug-and-play solutions for TCPA compliance, fraud detection, data validation, scoring, and more.

Invested in:

APRIL 1, 2014

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

Martech

Founders

Partners

Lendio

Lendio is a free online service that helps business owners find the right small business loans within minutes. The center of small business lending, our passion is fueling the American Dream by uniting the small business loan industry and bringing all options together in one place, from short-term specialty financing to long-term low-interest traditional loans. Our technology makes small business lending simple, decreasing the amount of time and effort it takes to secure funding.

Status:

ACTIVE

Sector:

Fintech

Founders

Partners

Emergent Payments

Emergent Payments is the world’s first combined e-commerce and advertising platform, providing an advanced microtransaction engine, global payment gateways and engagement advertising platform to the world’s top entertainment companies.

Status:

ACTIVE

Sector:

AI & Machine Learning

Partners

LoftSmart

https://loftsmart.com/

LoftSmart is the most trustworthy, efficient way for college students to find and lease local rentals. Our mission is simple: A perfect place for every student.

Invested in:

JUNE 26, 2017

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SEED-1

Sector:

Marketplaces

Founders

Partners

Makers Kit

https://makerskit.com/

MakersKit is giving everyone a shot at joining the maker movement, by pairing do-it-yourself kits with fun instructional videos.

Invested in:

JUNE 1, 2014

Status:

EXITED

Series:

SEED

Sector:

Retail

Founders

Partners

News

Maxwell Health

https://maxwellhealth.com/

Maxwell Health is a technology platform and innovative marketplace solution that makes benefits and HR simple. Maxwell automates benefits, human resources, and payroll for HR administrators, and its beautiful, modern experience makes it easy for employees to choose and use their benefits, helping them achieve better health and financial security. Leading benefits advisors and insurance carriers partner with Maxwell to deliver a state-of-the-art benefits and HR experience for small-to-mid-size employers and their employees.

Invested in:

JULY 1, 2013

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

Healthcare IT

Founders

Partners

News

Mighty

https://www.mighty.com/

Mighty connects plaintiffs awaiting a fair legal settlement with the financing they need to continue living their lives.

Invested in:

FEBRUARY 5, 2015

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

Fintech

Founders

Partners

News

  • RT @kennethpolite: “Damaged courtrooms. Delays in trials. Backlog of cases. A lack of jurors.” This is a potential CJ crisis. https://t.
    @mighty

  • RT @CourthouseNews: Lawmaker Eyes Ending Secret Settlements of Sexual Assault and Harassment Claims https://t.co/vYtFmJ35Xk via @NickCahill…
    @mighty

  • 'Protect Eminem' Rap reacts to Shady smacking his Stans who support Trump ... https://t.co/PAg75lLDUl
    @mighty

Mobile Commons

Mobile Commons is a mobile strategy and software company that is the technology behind today’s most effective mobile messaging campaigns. Mobile Commons works with some of the biggest brands, government agencies, healthcare groups, and nonprofit organizations in the country, transforming the way that our society uses mobile to communicate. Mobile Commons platform is a self-service, out-of-the-box solution for managing mobile and text messaging campaigns. Mobile Commons’ web-based dashboard makes it easy to get started with text messaging, while our feature list scales to meet the needs of the most sophisticated mobile marketers. Our customizable backend database integrates with the most popular 3rd-party CRM & email providers and can be easily extended with our API. Acquired by Upland Software.

Status:

EXITED

Sector:

Edtech

Nifty Thrifty

NiftyThrifty is disrupting the $18B used clothing industry by delivering brilliantly curated collections of pre-owned and vintage clothing, at irresistible prices, to it’s members everyday.

Invested in:

AUGUST 1, 2012

Status:

EXITED

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

Retail

Partners

Nimble TV

https://www.synacor.com/

A new, pioneering cloud-based TV platform, is well positioned to become a game changer that redefines the TV viewing experience. It enables users for the first time to easily play their TV anywhere they choose and on any device. Nimble TV makes ‘choice’ and ‘television’ synonymous for the first time, putting the medium squarely among emerging technological advancements that are increasingly giving consumers more and easier access to a broad range of content – in this case, content they are paying for. Exited.

Invested in:

OCTOBER 10, 2011

Status:

EXITED

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

Content and media

Partners

Opternative

https://www.opternative.com/

The first online eye exam. Opternative's refractive eye exam delivers a prescription, signed by an ophthalmologist, for glasses and contacts. The exam takes 15 minutes and can be completed on any computer or tablet without the need for a web camera. This service will be offered globally at a fraction of the cost and without the hassles of traditional eye exams.

Invested in:

JANUARY 1, 2014

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SEED

Sector:

Healthcare IT

Partners

News

Ozobot

http://ozobot.com/

Ozobot provides kids and techies an expressive way to learn and play with robotics in a variety of social and interactive settings through their Ozobot robot. Ozobot teaches users code language, robotic behavior and deductive reasoning through play with their robot.

Invested in:

OCTOBER 31, 2016

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

Retail

Founders

Partners

News

PebblePost

http://pebblepost.com/

PebblePost invented Programmatic Direct Mail® to transform real-time online activity into personalized, dynamically rendered tangible media that’s delivered into postal hubs within 12-24 hours, every day. Our patent-pending digital platform integrates segmentation, campaign management, production, analytics, and optimization. PebblePost combines the power of intent data with the effectiveness of in-home to achieve far higher conversion rates and ROAS.

Invested in:

AUGUST 1, 2015

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SEED

Sector:

Martech

Founders

Partners

News

Penrose Hill

http://www.penrosehill.com/
Invested in:

FEBRUARY 24, 2017

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

Retail

Founders

Partners

News

Pronoun

Pronoun is a digital publishing platform that brings together everything authors need to publish their books – including ebook creation, global distribution, data-driven marketing, and a network of publishing specialists. Pronoun is based in New York City. It is backed by several leading venture capital firms, including Avalon Ventures, Floodgate, Tribeca Venture Partners, VantagePoint Capital Partners, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Founder Collective, Felicis Ventures, Baseline Ventures, and SV Angel.

Status:

ACTIVE

Sector:

Content and media

Partners

Real Direct

RealDirect is the first and only New York City real estate brokerage to combine local real estate expertise with a powerful web based platform that puts consumers in control of their real estate transaction. Buyers benefit from working with RealDirect's expert brokers using an online Listing Manager and receive a cash rebate on the purchase price of their new home. For sellers, RealDirect's dynamic set of online tools provide a highly effective platform to list and market their property with the help of our licensed professionals. Currently operating in the NYC boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, the average RealDirect client saves $8,000-$24,000 in closing costs.

Status:

ACTIVE

Sector:

Marketplaces

Partners

Shopkeep

https://www.shopkeep.com/

Everything ShopKeep does supports growing and independent businesses. Founded by a successful business owner, ShopKeep provides an intuitive, secure, iPad point-of-sale system with POS software that empowers merchants to run smarter businesses by optimizing staffing, regulating inventory and accessing sales reports and customer information on one seamless, cloud-based platform. With more than 20,000 customers, ShopKeep’s award-winning customer care team is available to help 24/7 and provide a robust support network for growing business owners. A member of Apple’s Mobile Partnership Program, ShopKeep is headquartered in New York, with offices in Portland, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Belfast.

Invested in:

DECEMBER 1, 2011

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

Fintech

Founders

Partners

News

Spanfeller Media Group

Spanfeller Media Group (SMG) is a digital content company that aims to disrupt how premium content is created, delivered, packaged, and monetized online. SMG is led by Jim Spanfeller, former CEO of Forbes.com.

Status:

EXITED

Sector:

Content and media

Partners

Tentrr

https://www.tentrr.com/

Tentrr is an online marketplace that connects local landowners with anyone seeking to explore the great outdoors. Through a streamlined search and booking system, people with extra space can share their land and create remarkable experiences for a growing network of happy campers. Tentrr eliminates the stress of planning and executing a camping trip by providing insurance, customer support, and top quality equipment -- including the tent.

Invested in:

MARCH 20, 2015

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SEED

Sector:

Marketplaces

Partners

News

Truveris

Truveris makes software to drive efficiency, transparency and cost containment in the prescriptions claims process. Truveris helps payers of pharmacy benefits negotiate agreements with Prescription Benefit Managers (PBMs), validate claim payment accuracy, ensure regulatory compliance, and manage pharmacy spend.

Status:

ACTIVE

Sector:

Healthcare IT

Partners

Virsec

https://virsec.com/

Continued advancements in malicious cyber threats demand a radical new approach to data protection. Virsec Systems is combining deep expertise and breakthrough new capability to protect high-value data sets.

Invested in:

JUNE 1, 2014

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SEED

Sector:

Security

Founders

Partners

News

Wonder

https://askwonder.com/

Wonder is your personal research assistant. We've built a community of expert researchers who are here to help you find the best resources fast. Turn to Wonder for your next assignment, in prep for a meeting, or when you're just feeling curious. We'll take care of your research for you, so you can spend less time digging, and more time learning. Ask Wonder a question and move on with your day.

Invested in:

JULY 1, 2013

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SEED

Sector:

Marketplaces

SaaS

Founders

Partners

News

YellowJacket

YellowJacket modernizes OTC markets by providing customizable software to simplify the communication of vital market information. YellowJacket is the industry's most recognized and utilized off-exchange trading network and platform. YellowJacket provides solutions for the Natural Gas, Power, Crude, Crude Products and Weather OTC markets. Acquired by IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE).

Status:

EXITED

Sector:

Fintech