Advancit Capital

Advancit Capital is an early stage investment firm focused on media, entertainment and technology companies. The firm seeks the opportunity to form long-term partnerships with talented, focused and driven entrepreneurs. With its strategic and industry expertise, Advancit Capital provides value-added resources at the critical growth stages of companies.

Jason Ostheimer

Co-Founder and Partner

Shari Redstone

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

133 past transactions

Creatively

Venture Round in 2020
Creatively champions and connects the world’s most valued creative community through best-in-class portfolios, collaborative features, and opportunities around the globe. Designed by creatives and for creatives, Creatively is an active space for creators to showcase their work, and for companies and brands to discover amazing talent.

Wondery

Series B in 2019
Wondery Inc., a content producer and publisher, specializes in mobile and on-demand audio storytelling solutions. The company focuses on creating and curating audiotape original, scripted, and real-life programs focusing on crime, love, mystery, and conspiracy. It creates and curates podcasts to connect wonderers and brands to a world of entertainment. The company also provides a mobile application to follow favorite podcasts, discover new ones, and organize them by channels. Wondery Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in West Hollywood, California.

Sanctuary Ventures, Inc.

Seed Round in 2021
Sanctuary is a mystical products and services company offering illuminating experiences to millennial audiences. Sanctuary’s daily horoscopes, planetary transits and real-time chart readings are written and performed by professional astrologers. Sanctuary’s offerings provide members with a full spectrum of cosmic insights.

Pragma

Series A in 2021
Pragma provides a “backend as a service” solution for multiplayer and social games. Our core feature set includes: accounts, player data, lobbies, matchmaking, social systems, telemetry, and store fulfillment.

FULLFILL

Seed Round in 2019
FULLFILL is a behavioral health company that offers weight loss training programs and services. The combines face-to-face virtual coaching, the best-proven weight loss techniques tailored to personal preferences, and a high-engagement empowerment program that surprises, provokes, delights, and challenges participants to awaken, be present, and create the change they want to see in themselves. FULLFILL was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Volley

Series B in 2021
Volley builds voice-controlled games for Amazon Alexa and Google Home. We made the two best-reviewed games on Alexa! Check them out: Yes Sire (yessire.com) - A choose-your-own-adventure story-driven game set in a medieval castle. Song Quiz (thesongquiz.com) - A name-that-tune music trivia game in which you must correctly identify the title and artist of popular songs.

Fitplan

Venture Round in 2018
Fitplan Technologies Inc. designs and develops a mobile application for fitness. It offers one-on-one access to the fitness personalities and their methods. The company also provides curated fitness plans and routines for each day. Fitplan Technologies Inc. was formerly known as Total Fitness and Nutrition Inc. and changed its name to Fitplan Technologies Inc. in February 2015. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Oyster

Series A in 2014
Oyster is a subscription service for ebooks and ebook retailer. Oyster also publishes the Oyster Review, an editorial magazine. Oyster was founded by Eric Stromberg, Andrew Brown, and Willem Van Lancker in 2012 and is based in New York, the United States.

HypeVR

Seed Round in 2017
HypeVR is a computer vision technology company focused on developing ultra-high-resolution live-action VR capture and playback with six degrees of freedom. HypeVR’s next-generation technology stack includes proprietary volumetric VR capture, reconstruction, compression codec, custom graphics engine for playback, and volumetric streaming. The company's current offering includes a full capture, rendering, compression, and streaming suite, along with creative production and post-production services. HypeVR was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
The Religion of Sports Media, Inc., a media production company, produces sports video and audio content. The company produces sports documentaries on famous athletes and the impact of sports on fans and culture across various mediums. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Santa Monica, California.

STRIVR

Venture Round in 2017
STRIVR is an information technology company that specializes in virtual reality, customer experience, and athlete performance. It transforms the way companies train and develop their employees by using virtual reality to simulate real-world and on-the-job situations designed for enhanced learning to help companies grow.

Distractify.com, LLC

Series A in 2014
Distractify uniquely creates and covers what’s trending on the Internet. With an audience of 15.7M monthly unique visitors, we tell the stories that matter to us, create the videos that we want to watch and bring brands to life across relevant content experiences.

Percolate

Series A in 2012
Percolate's complete web and mobile marketing software increases productivity, elevates your brand and helps you generate more sales. From governance, planning and content creation to audience acquisition, customer management and analytics, Percolate unites your brand, your data and your stories across every team, location, integrated system and customer interaction.

Blitz App

Seed Round in 2015
Blitz Esports is a tech and media startup focused on bridging the gap between esports fandom and personal gameplay. We're one of the premier media publications in esports, specializing in educational video content for League of Legends, CS:GO and Overwatch. We've also developed the first fully automatic League of Legends coaching app, which uses computer vision and data-driven insights to proactively help gamers make better decisions at each step of their gameplay experience. A month into open beta, the Blitz app is now used in over a million games each week.

Moat, Inc.

Series B in 2012
Moat is a free search engine for display ads. Moat also offers heatmap analytics and resources for creative. Online ads tend to be transient: visible one second and gone the next. Whether you want to see the ads from a particular brand, discover new advertisers, or get inspiration from innovative creative campaigns, the need for a centralized ad search is evident. Enter: Moat. Moat Ad Search is a search engine that focuses entirely on ads instead of other kinds of online content. Similar to traditional search engines, its results are compiled using a web crawler that is specifically tuned to look for ads on the web and index them for later retrieval. Moat also accepts submissions from advertisers and agencies that wish to have their ads included.

NewsCred

Series D in 2015
NewsCred, the global leader in enterprise content marketing, empowers the world’s most ambitious brands with powerful technology, the largest and most diverse content offerings, and proven, unrivaled expertise. Through its complete solution, NewsCred offers a repeatable methodology that guarantees ROI for the world’s leading CMOs and marketing leaders from companies including Barclays, Cox Communications, Fidelity, HPE, USAA, Virgin Media, and more. Founded in 2008, NewsCred serves hundreds of customers in over 70 countries from seven global offices. Learn more at NewsCred.com, join our community at NewsCred Insights and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Niche

Seed Round in 2014
They're a community of relevant and influential social media creators, prominent on rising platforms like Vine, Instagram and Tumblr. With both software and services, they help creators engage, thrive and monetize. Their partners — leading brands, studios, start-ups, and agencies — look to Niche to supercharge their social presences. Alongside their creators, they help partners acquire new users, develop audience, generate buzz and solicit engagement.

The Noun Project

Seed Round in 2014
Creating, Sharing and Celebrating the World's Visual Language

MasterClass

Seed Round in 2013
Founded in 2015, MasterClass is the platform that makes it possible for anyone to learn from the best. With MasterClass, step into Anna Wintour’s office, Timbaland’s recording studio, and Neil Gaiman’s writing retreat. Improve your serve with Serena Williams, perfect your pitch with Shonda Rhimes, and leave the atmosphere with Chris Hadfield. Hundreds of video lessons from 85+ of today’s most brilliant minds are available anytime, anywhere with the All-Access Pass ($180 per year). Subscribe to greatness with MasterClass.

SocialRank

Convertible Note in 2015
SocialRank is an online service that enables users to identify, organize, and manage their followers on Twitter and Instagram. SocialRank's product empowers their users to segment and filter their followers based on location, interests, bio keywords, hashtags, influence, engagement, and more. Fortune 500 brands have used SocialRank to mobilize marketing campaigns ranging from local events and prize giveaways to targeted advertising and competitive analysis. SocialRank was launched by Alexander Taub and Michael Schonfeld in February 2014.

Epoxy

Seed Round in 2013
Epoxy Inc. operates an online video creation and sharing platform. The company’s platform enables creators to make clips, GIFs, images, and memes from their videos; share YouTube videos natively across social networks; and reply to comments and connect with fans. Its platform is also used by media enterprises and networks. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Venice, California. As of October 17, 2016, Epoxy Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Vemba Corp.

Sanctuary Ventures, Inc.

Seed Round in 2017
Sanctuary is a mystical products and services company offering illuminating experiences to millennial audiences. Sanctuary’s daily horoscopes, planetary transits and real-time chart readings are written and performed by professional astrologers. Sanctuary’s offerings provide members with a full spectrum of cosmic insights.

MasterClass

Series B in 2016
Founded in 2015, MasterClass is the platform that makes it possible for anyone to learn from the best. With MasterClass, step into Anna Wintour’s office, Timbaland’s recording studio, and Neil Gaiman’s writing retreat. Improve your serve with Serena Williams, perfect your pitch with Shonda Rhimes, and leave the atmosphere with Chris Hadfield. Hundreds of video lessons from 85+ of today’s most brilliant minds are available anytime, anywhere with the All-Access Pass ($180 per year). Subscribe to greatness with MasterClass.

Crypt TV

Seed Round in 2017
Crypt TV is an operator of an online video platform intended to produce and distribute scary video content. The company's platform creates short scary movies that users can see in their phones and tablets, enabling fans to engage themselves in various horror stories.

Fitplan

Venture Round in 2019
Fitplan Technologies Inc. designs and develops a mobile application for fitness. It offers one-on-one access to the fitness personalities and their methods. The company also provides curated fitness plans and routines for each day. Fitplan Technologies Inc. was formerly known as Total Fitness and Nutrition Inc. and changed its name to Fitplan Technologies Inc. in February 2015. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Creatively

Seed Round in 2022
Creatively champions and connects the world’s most valued creative community through best-in-class portfolios, collaborative features, and opportunities around the globe. Designed by creatives and for creatives, Creatively is an active space for creators to showcase their work, and for companies and brands to discover amazing talent.

Nettle

Seed Round in 2011
Nettle was a La Jolla, CA technology company that launched MovieGoer, a social/mobile/local app for moviegoers. The company was founded by Brian Dear (CEO) and Dan O'Neill (CTO) in late 2010. Investors included Google Ventures, Advancit Capital, and 500 Startups.

Pragma

Series B in 2021
Pragma provides a “backend as a service” solution for multiplayer and social games. Our core feature set includes: accounts, player data, lobbies, matchmaking, social systems, telemetry, and store fulfillment.

Epoxy

Series A in 2014
Epoxy Inc. operates an online video creation and sharing platform. The company’s platform enables creators to make clips, GIFs, images, and memes from their videos; share YouTube videos natively across social networks; and reply to comments and connect with fans. Its platform is also used by media enterprises and networks. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Venice, California. As of October 17, 2016, Epoxy Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Vemba Corp.

French Girls

Seed Round in 2015
French Girls, Inc. develops a mobile application that allows users to upload their favorite photos to the iOS application and connect with various artists to commission a drawing. The company operates an artist community that helps artists to connect with clients, create custom drawings based on their photos, and generate revenue. French Girls, Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is based in San Francisco, California.

SocialRank

Seed Round in 2014
SocialRank is an online service that enables users to identify, organize, and manage their followers on Twitter and Instagram. SocialRank's product empowers their users to segment and filter their followers based on location, interests, bio keywords, hashtags, influence, engagement, and more. Fortune 500 brands have used SocialRank to mobilize marketing campaigns ranging from local events and prize giveaways to targeted advertising and competitive analysis. SocialRank was launched by Alexander Taub and Michael Schonfeld in February 2014.

Unikrn, Inc.

Series A in 2015
Unikrn, Inc. operates an online e-sports betting website. Its website allows users to place bets on matches for Unikoins, a virtual currency specific to the platform in the United States; and for real money worldwide. The company’s website enables users to use Unikoins at Unikrn Marketplace, where they can enter raffles to win prizes, such as gaming PCs, headsets, gaming glasses, and other items. Unikrn, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Mic Network

Series B in 2015
Mic is the leading digital news company for society’s changemakers, who most influence and impact the world. The company also offers news on various sections, such as politics, world, business, culture, science, media, national, environment, and economy. Mic reaches a monthly audience of 50 million with original reporting on the most important issues through diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking. It was founded in 2012 and is based in New York, NY, USA.

Baobab Studios Inc.

Series A in 2015
Baobab Studios, headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., is a virtual reality company that creates story and character-driven cinematic experiences. The company was founded by Maureen Fan, who was most recently VP of Games at Zynga; and Eric Darnell, the director of such DreamWorks animated features as the four "Madagascar” franchise films and “Antz.” Baobab is funded by Comcast Ventures, HTC, Samsung, Advancit Capital, The Chernin Group and Freelands Ventures, along with individuals including Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel.

HitRecord

Series A in 2019
HitRecord is an online community working together as a production company. Since 2010 it has developed into an innovative community of over 100,000 artists of all disciplines (writers, filmmakers, musicians, etc.) adding 250 new members and 2,500+ new pieces of art every day. It was founded by actor and director Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is headquartered in Glendale, California.

Block Six Analytics

Seed Round in 2016
Block Six Analytics (B6A) has created a suite of web-based applications that enables sports organizations to manage their sponsorship, media, ticketing, event, and billing activities in one platform. The Partnership Scoreboard is their web-based application enables sports organization to quantify the value of sponsorships and demonstrate new engagement opportunities for corporate partners. The application uses a proprietary valuation model and technology to demonstrate how targeted impressions help corporate partners generate new revenue and meet sponsorship goals through a relationship with a sports property.

MasterClass

Series D in 2018
Founded in 2015, MasterClass is the platform that makes it possible for anyone to learn from the best. With MasterClass, step into Anna Wintour’s office, Timbaland’s recording studio, and Neil Gaiman’s writing retreat. Improve your serve with Serena Williams, perfect your pitch with Shonda Rhimes, and leave the atmosphere with Chris Hadfield. Hundreds of video lessons from 85+ of today’s most brilliant minds are available anytime, anywhere with the All-Access Pass ($180 per year). Subscribe to greatness with MasterClass.

Yoni Circle

Pre Seed Round in 2020
Yoni Inc doing business as Yoni Circle, provides an application for women to join live virtual storytelling circles. It offers salons, Yoni notes, shop, and community for women. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Sacramento, California.

MasterClass

Series A in 2015
Founded in 2015, MasterClass is the platform that makes it possible for anyone to learn from the best. With MasterClass, step into Anna Wintour’s office, Timbaland’s recording studio, and Neil Gaiman’s writing retreat. Improve your serve with Serena Williams, perfect your pitch with Shonda Rhimes, and leave the atmosphere with Chris Hadfield. Hundreds of video lessons from 85+ of today’s most brilliant minds are available anytime, anywhere with the All-Access Pass ($180 per year). Subscribe to greatness with MasterClass.

Mic Network

Seed Round in 2013
Mic is the leading digital news company for society’s changemakers, who most influence and impact the world. The company also offers news on various sections, such as politics, world, business, culture, science, media, national, environment, and economy. Mic reaches a monthly audience of 50 million with original reporting on the most important issues through diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking. It was founded in 2012 and is based in New York, NY, USA.

ROAM

Seed Round in 2018
Roam Media Inc. provides an online community for explorers and adventurers. It offers ROAM, an online community that enables members to share their adventure stories, experiences, reports, moments, and interviews; and give ideas for Instagram takeovers, videos, films, and interviews with adventurous souls, photo essays, issue-driven op/eds, and other areas. The company’s community also enables company to share the videos of members. Roam Media Inc. was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

Wondery

Series B in 2019
Wondery Inc., a content producer and publisher, specializes in mobile and on-demand audio storytelling solutions. The company focuses on creating and curating audiotape original, scripted, and real-life programs focusing on crime, love, mystery, and conspiracy. It creates and curates podcasts to connect wonderers and brands to a world of entertainment. The company also provides a mobile application to follow favorite podcasts, discover new ones, and organize them by channels. Wondery Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in West Hollywood, California.

Mic Network

Series B in 2015
Mic is the leading digital news company for society’s changemakers, who most influence and impact the world. The company also offers news on various sections, such as politics, world, business, culture, science, media, national, environment, and economy. Mic reaches a monthly audience of 50 million with original reporting on the most important issues through diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking. It was founded in 2012 and is based in New York, NY, USA.

Pragma

Seed Round in 2020
Pragma provides a “backend as a service” solution for multiplayer and social games. Our core feature set includes: accounts, player data, lobbies, matchmaking, social systems, telemetry, and store fulfillment.

Brickwork

Series A in 2016
Brickwork powers the new Pre-Visit Experience for customers of the world’s leading brands and retailers. Brickwork’s SaaS platform delivers a better pre-visit experience: providing their customers more accurate store information, more access to events and promotions, more personal assistance when they arrive in-store, and more confidence that products are available near them. Brickwork opens a new world of actionable data for marketers and store teams, starting with its unique measure of Digital-to-Store Conversion, to drive traffic, engagement, conversion, and basket size. It was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Uproxx Media Group Inc.

Series A in 2014
UPROXX is a digital media company and blog network focused on linking web culture and traditional entertainment. It operates an online community for discussions and offers editorial, video content, and more. The company also operates a platform for celebs and content creators to engage in live Q&A discussions to share their latest projects, films, and TV shows. Uproxx was founded in 2008 and is based in the United States.

Mobcrush

Series A in 2015
Mobcrush, Inc., a technology and entertainment company, develops a live streaming application and community for gamers. It offers Mobcrush, a mobile application that connects gamers worldwide. The company’s application enables users to create and broadcast the gameplay live from the phone or tablet; watch and hang out with creators and tune in for epic events and eSports competitions; and connect and chat with a community of players that love the same games. Mobcrush, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Santa Monica, California.

Speakaboos

Series B in 2014
BEGiN is the award-winning education technology company that creates engaging and effective learning products to bring the highest quality education to young children everywhere. Their library of interactive stories helps their child fall in love with reading while building critical skills. BEGiN’s investors and partners include some of the most recognized and well-loved children’s brands including Sesame Workshop, LEGO Ventures, Gymboree Play and Music, and Fisher-Price. BEGiN was co-founded by Neal Shenoy, Noelle Millholt, and Stephanie Dua and is one of Crain’s 100 Best Places to Work in New York City.

Victorious

Seed Round in 2013
Victorious empowers creators to distribute all of their multimedia content in their own apps, interact more deeply and directly with their fan communities, and unlock new revenue streams. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Santa Monica, California.

Mic Network

Series C in 2017
Mic is the leading digital news company for society’s changemakers, who most influence and impact the world. The company also offers news on various sections, such as politics, world, business, culture, science, media, national, environment, and economy. Mic reaches a monthly audience of 50 million with original reporting on the most important issues through diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking. It was founded in 2012 and is based in New York, NY, USA.

Splash

Venture Round in 2016
Splash health is a one-stop shop that can be when you get solutions for all kinds of health issues.

Gamer Sensei

Series A in 2017
Gamer Sensei is the first mastery platform for competitive gamers who want to win more. Through its patent pending technology that connects players with the world’s largest collection of professional, certified sensei across all major eSports titles, the company provides personalized coaching and skills development to help all gamers reach their next level.

Yoni Circle

Venture Round in 2021
Yoni Inc doing business as Yoni Circle, provides an application for women to join live virtual storytelling circles. It offers salons, Yoni notes, shop, and community for women. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Sacramento, California.

Hyper

Seed Round in 2015
Hyper is a new video magazine for iPad with a clear less is more approach. With daily editions of only 6 to 12 hand-picked videos and a beautiful, minimalist design, Hyper simply provides the best of the newest every day.

KUDO

Seed Round in 2020
KUDO, Inc., doing business as Kudo Technologies, develops a language as a service (LaaS) based multilingual online meetings platform. The company offers a software as a service (SaaS) and cloud based platform, KUDO, which provides video chatting and conferencing tools with built-in support for translators and multiple audio streams. It also provides multilingual live events, web conferencing, language-ready rooms and embedded multilingual widget tools. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in New York, New York.
The Business of Fashion Ltd. provides an online daily resource for fashion creatives, executives, and entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom and internationally. It offers fashion business intelligence on emerging designers, disruptive technologies, and global brands. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Clique

Series A in 2014
Recently named to Fast Company’s list for the World's Most Innovative Companies in 2017, Clique is a global media, marketing, and consumer brands company. Through its brands—Who What Wear, MyDomaine, Byrdie, CollegeFashionista, and Obsessee—CMG combines the power of data science with its expert editorial team to create content and products that millennial women and Gen Z girls crave. CMG’s two key marketing offerings, CMG Studios (an in-house creative agency) and INF Network (representing 55+ top bloggers and influencers), deliver integrated and native advertising programs, all while inspiring consumers to discover and shop. In early 2016, CMG launched its first clothing, shoes, and accessories line exclusively with Target under the Who What Wear brand, and it continues to be a top performer for the mega-retailer.

REDEF

Seed Round in 2014
The REDEF Group, Inc. offers multimedia content and interest remixes. The company provides daily remix contents of fashion, sports, technology, music, and media and entertainment businesses. It offers its services through website, mobile application, daily newsletters, and social feeds. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in New York, New York.

Skubana

Series A in 2019
Skubana is a distributed order management platform powering fulfillment, inventory, and business intelligence for brands looking to achieve multi-channel profitability. Skubana synchronizes data from sales channels, warehouses, 3PLs, POS systems and more so merchants can stay focused on providing the best customer experience.

Scout FM

Seed Round in 2018
Scout FM is a hand-curated podcast radio stations personalized with the power of data and artificial intelligence. They create talk radio stations with the latest, highest quality radio shows, and podcasts, and then personalize these stations for each listener. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, the company was founded in 2017 by Cara Meverden, Saul Carlin, and Dan McCartney.
Backed by Precursor Ventures, Y Combinator and other early-stage investors, The Athletic is a subscription-based, local-focused sports media brand targeting the premium fan segment. The Company aspires to be the most credible voice in sports media by combining privileged locker room access with a deep reliance on analytics and led by an experienced staff of professional sportswriters. The company is currently live in two markets, Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area, and was founded in 2016.

Circa

Convertible Note in 2013
More and more people are relying on mobile as their primary source of news yet the content itself continues to be produced in a format that translates very poorly to mobile devices. Rather than trying to shoehorn existing content into a new environment, Circa is creating the first born-on-mobile news experience. It will deliver news in a unique format – native to mobile devices with an experience intuitive to mobile users. Through comprehensive yet to-the-point news updates paired with an engrossing mobile experience, Circa redefines how news is produced, delivered and consumed. Circa is news reimagined. Circa was founded by [Matt Galligan](/person/matt-galligan), [Ben Huh](/person/ben-huh) and [Arsenio Santos](/person/arsenio-santos) in 2011.

SOLVE

Venture Round in 2019
Solve HQ, Inc., an interactive content company, produces Solve, a murder-mystery show that details a crime inspired by real events and then asks viewers to sort through potential suspects. Its Solve show is telecasted as weekly episodes on Snapchat and Instagram, as well as available on Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and others. Solve HQ, Inc. was founded in 2018 and is based in Venice, California.

All Def Digital

Series B in 2016
All Def Digital, Inc. operates as a multi platform media company that engages in finding, producing, distributing and marketing hip-hop culture in all its forms. It also manages social video stars, writers, actors, and hip hop artists. The company also produces and distributes its own original content through its own media properties, as well as TV, movies, social channels, live events and, via brand partnerships. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Los Angeles, California. As of December 19, 2019, All Def Digital, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Culture Genesis Inc.

Cocoon

Seed Round in 2019
They work from a small studio space in the Mission District in San Francisco. Their office overlooks a serene garden courtyard that overflows into their space and changes throughout the seasons. Since they're constantly thinking about how to design amazing digital spaces for small groups, they take a lot of pride in their small physical space, too!
The Religion of Sports Media, Inc., a media production company, produces sports video and audio content. The company produces sports documentaries on famous athletes and the impact of sports on fans and culture across various mediums. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Santa Monica, California.

Mic Network

Series A in 2014
Mic is the leading digital news company for society’s changemakers, who most influence and impact the world. The company also offers news on various sections, such as politics, world, business, culture, science, media, national, environment, and economy. Mic reaches a monthly audience of 50 million with original reporting on the most important issues through diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking. It was founded in 2012 and is based in New York, NY, USA.

Sanctuary Ventures, Inc.

Seed Round in 2019
Sanctuary is a mystical products and services company offering illuminating experiences to millennial audiences. Sanctuary’s daily horoscopes, planetary transits and real-time chart readings are written and performed by professional astrologers. Sanctuary’s offerings provide members with a full spectrum of cosmic insights.

Percolate

Series B in 2014
Percolate's complete web and mobile marketing software increases productivity, elevates your brand and helps you generate more sales. From governance, planning and content creation to audience acquisition, customer management and analytics, Percolate unites your brand, your data and your stories across every team, location, integrated system and customer interaction.

The Outline

Venture Round in 2016
The Outline is focused on the development of a digital publication that publishes contents about power, culture, and more. The Outline was founded by Joshua Topolsky in 2016.

Hoteles y Clubs de Vacaciones SA

Venture Round in 2013
Hoteles Y Clubs De Vacaciones S.A. owns and operates hotels and a golf club. The company is based in Palma, Spain. As of July 27, 2012, Hoteles Y Clubs De Vacaciones S.A. operates as a subsidiary of Iberostar Hoteles Y Apartamentos S.L.

Molio Inc.

Debt Financing in 2015
Molio is a full-digital brand building agency that specializes in launching brands with an online video at the core. Molio has recently launched an innovation partnership with Astro Studios called AM:LABS to originate, co-create and validate new brands. It was founded in 2014 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Amper Music, Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
Amper is an artificial intelligence composer, performer, and producer that creates unique music, tailored to any content, instantly. Using its proprietary sample library and datasets, their technology is built from the ground up with an emphasis on high-quality music through the fusion of music theory and AI innovation. The Amper Score enables enterprise teams to compose custom music in seconds and reclaim the time spent searching through stock music. Amper’s mission is to enable anyone to express themselves creatively through music regardless of their musical background or expertise. Amper builds tools powered by their Creative AI to help people create and customize original music.
The Religion of Sports Media, Inc., a media production company, produces sports video and audio content. The company produces sports documentaries on famous athletes and the impact of sports on fans and culture across various mediums. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Santa Monica, California.

Meet Cute

Seed Round in 2020
Meet Cute is a podcast company that focuses on romantic comedies. Meet Cute produces and distributes original romantic comedies in podcast form that focus on “providing the happiness and hope that have become synonymous with the timeless genre. The company was launched in December 2019 and based in New York City, New York.

Matador Trading LLC

Series C in 2020
Public.com is a social investing network company that allows companies and individuals to buy public stock with any amount of money and around that, can participate in social communities. It features a software platform that Public makes the stock market social. The company was founded in 2018 and headquartered in New York, United States.

mitú

Series A in 2012
mitú connect brands, content buyers, and creators to Latino youth in America. It is a home away from home for Latinos in the U.S. They are young, edgy, smart, loud, funny, relevant, proud, and united.They are what it means to be Latino.

Netomi

Series A in 2019
Netomi develops an conversational artificial intelligence platform for commerce that enables brands and business on mobile messaging applications to make product recommendations, field questions about product availability, and provide assistance with purchases. Netomi was formerly known as msg.ai. The company is based in San Francisco, California.

Blitz App

Seed Round in 2018
Blitz Esports is a tech and media startup focused on bridging the gap between esports fandom and personal gameplay. We're one of the premier media publications in esports, specializing in educational video content for League of Legends, CS:GO and Overwatch. We've also developed the first fully automatic League of Legends coaching app, which uses computer vision and data-driven insights to proactively help gamers make better decisions at each step of their gameplay experience. A month into open beta, the Blitz app is now used in over a million games each week.

Air

Seed Round in 2019
Air brings your content and collaborators together in a space designed for visual work. By giving your team back those hours previously lost each day on menial tasks, Air not only fundamentally changes team efficiency, but also enables more moments of creativity. Air was designed by creators for creators with the hopes of getting more people involved in your brand experience.

MiTu Network

Series A in 2012
MiTú is a Latino lifestyle network focused on health, beauty, food, family, home, and pop culture. It aggregates videos 1,200 partners and attracts an audience that is generating 400 million views a month. MiTú is a division of Latido Networks which is the Hispanic targeted networks division of GoDigital Media Group.

Speakaboos

Series A in 2013
BEGiN is the award-winning education technology company that creates engaging and effective learning products to bring the highest quality education to young children everywhere. Their library of interactive stories helps their child fall in love with reading while building critical skills. BEGiN’s investors and partners include some of the most recognized and well-loved children’s brands including Sesame Workshop, LEGO Ventures, Gymboree Play and Music, and Fisher-Price. BEGiN was co-founded by Neal Shenoy, Noelle Millholt, and Stephanie Dua and is one of Crain’s 100 Best Places to Work in New York City.

Maker Studios

Series B in 2011
Maker Studios, Inc. operates as a media company that enables artists to create, distribute, and monetize their original content on YouTube. It also provides development, production, promotion, distribution, sales, marketing, and merchandise services to partners; and develops and distributes an array of consumer facing verticals. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Los Angeles, California. Maker Studios, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

Oyster

Seed Round in 2012
Oyster is a subscription service for ebooks and ebook retailer. Oyster also publishes the Oyster Review, an editorial magazine. Oyster was founded by Eric Stromberg, Andrew Brown, and Willem Van Lancker in 2012 and is based in New York, the United States.

DRAFT

Series A in 2015
DRAFT is a daily fantasy sports company (DFS). On DRAFT, players do simple drafts (unlike the salary cap format) just like the ones they do at the beginning of their season long leagues, but lasting one day or week, and taking only minutes to complete. DRAFT brings DFS back to what it should have been, a simple, fair and fun game, that was designed for this regulatory environment -- with player's chances of winning on DRAFT being almost 3X better than on FanDuel or DraftKings. DRAFT is backed by Upfront Ventures, The Chernin Group and more.

Percolate

Seed Round in 2011
Percolate's complete web and mobile marketing software increases productivity, elevates your brand and helps you generate more sales. From governance, planning and content creation to audience acquisition, customer management and analytics, Percolate unites your brand, your data and your stories across every team, location, integrated system and customer interaction.

The Business of Fashion Ltd.

Seed Round in 2013
The Business of Fashion Ltd. provides an online daily resource for fashion creatives, executives, and entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom and internationally. It offers fashion business intelligence on emerging designers, disruptive technologies, and global brands. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Wavedash Games, Inc.

Series A in 2017
Wavedash Games is an independent game publisher based out of Oakland, California, founded with the express goal of combining seasoned game development talent with grassroots community passion. Their team comes from across the industry: Riot and Blizzard, Bioware and Kixeye, Sony and Twitch, and more.

Brickwork

Seed Round in 2014
Brickwork powers the new Pre-Visit Experience for customers of the world’s leading brands and retailers. Brickwork’s SaaS platform delivers a better pre-visit experience: providing their customers more accurate store information, more access to events and promotions, more personal assistance when they arrive in-store, and more confidence that products are available near them. Brickwork opens a new world of actionable data for marketers and store teams, starting with its unique measure of Digital-to-Store Conversion, to drive traffic, engagement, conversion, and basket size. It was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Percolate

Series C in 2015
Percolate's complete web and mobile marketing software increases productivity, elevates your brand and helps you generate more sales. From governance, planning and content creation to audience acquisition, customer management and analytics, Percolate unites your brand, your data and your stories across every team, location, integrated system and customer interaction.

Headspace, Inc.

Series C in 2020
Headspace is a digital health platform that provides guided meditation sessions and mindfulness training. With hundreds of hours of content, it is acknowledged as one of the most comprehensive secular programs for meditation and mindfulness. Its health application can be downloaded in mobiles and tablets that provide mindfulness and mental training through health videos and chat options, enabling users and companies to access free meditation sessions and mindfulness training. It was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

Headspace, Inc.

Series C in 2020
Headspace is a digital health platform that provides guided meditation sessions and mindfulness training. With hundreds of hours of content, it is acknowledged as one of the most comprehensive secular programs for meditation and mindfulness. Its health application can be downloaded in mobiles and tablets that provide mindfulness and mental training through health videos and chat options, enabling users and companies to access free meditation sessions and mindfulness training. It was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

Molio Inc.

Series A in 2015
Molio is a full-digital brand building agency that specializes in launching brands with an online video at the core. Molio has recently launched an innovation partnership with Astro Studios called AM:LABS to originate, co-create and validate new brands. It was founded in 2014 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

mitú

Series B in 2014
mitú connect brands, content buyers, and creators to Latino youth in America. It is a home away from home for Latinos in the U.S. They are young, edgy, smart, loud, funny, relevant, proud, and united.They are what it means to be Latino.