Akkadian Ventures

Akkadian Ventures is a private equity firm based in San Francisco, California, that manages limited partnerships focused exclusively on acquiring small stakes ($250K - $10M) in growing private businesses. The firm specializes in the use of unique structures that lower risk and lower overall tax burdens for start-up employees. Generally acting as a passive investor, Akkadian Ventures centers on providing liquidity to entrepreneurs, founders, early employees and seed investors.
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Ben Black

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DataStax, Inc.

Secondary Market in 2014
DataStax is the company behind the massively scalable, highly available, cloud-native NoSQL data platform built on Apache Cassandra™. DataStax gives users and enterprises the freedom to run data in any cloud on a global scale with zero downtime and zero lock-ins. More than 450 of the world’s leading enterprises including Capital One, Cisco, Comcast, Delta Airlines, eBay, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Safeway, Sony, and Walmart use DataStax to build transformational data architectures for real-world outcomes.

SafeGraph Inc.

Secondary Market in 2021
SafeGraph Inc. collects, stores, and processes information on servers for machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Lime

Secondary Market in 2018
Lime aims to provide a sustainable solution to the first and last mile transportation problem by helping people move around their cities in an affordable and convenient way while eliminating their carbon footprint. The company empowers future generations to change their behavior so we can save this planet together. From the electric scooter to the e-assist and pedal bike, experience the excitement of Lime’s smart mobility fleet.

Lithium Technologies

Secondary Market in 2011
Lithium builds trusted relationships between the world’s best brands and their customers, helping people get answers and share their experiences. Brands like Microsoft, HP, Sephora, Virgin and Barclaycard and customers in more than 34 countries rely on Lithium to help them connect, engage, and understand their total community. With more than 100 million monthly visits over all Lithium communities and 750 million online profiles scored by Klout, Lithium has one of the largest digital footprints in the world. Using that data and the company’s software, Lithium customers boost sales, reduce service costs, spark innovation, and build long-term brand loyalty and advocacy.

MasterClass

Venture Round 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.

Pilot

Secondary Market in 2021
Pilot.com, Inc. provides bookkeeping, tax preparation, and CFO services for startups and small businesses. It offers bookkeeping services that handle customer's books and pairs each of its customers with a dedicated account manager. Its CFO Services include annual budgeting, ongoing financial support, pitch assessment, and fundraising strategy. The company was formerly known as Zapgram, Inc. and changed its name to Pilot.com, Inc. in July 2017. Pilot.com, Inc. was incorporated in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.

ACV Auctions

Secondary Market in 2020
ACV Auctions, Inc., a wholesale automotive auction company, operates a mobile platform that enables used-car dealers to view, bid, and purchase car inventory via online auctions. Its dealer-to-dealer and online automotive marketplace allows used car dealers to select the type of cars they wish to purchase; companies to send an alert to the dealer’s mobile device when vehicles become available; and dealers to follow live auctions. ACV Auctions, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is based in Buffalo, New York.

Reali

Series B in 2021
Reali is on a mission to create a seamless and innovative customer experience during one of the most stressful moments in life: buying and selling a home. Blending high-tech with high-touch, Reali is creating a fundamental shift in real estate to deliver an innovative new model that makes the homeownership journey simple, affordable and stress-free every step of the way. Launched in 2016 and based in San Mateo, California with offices in Tel Aviv, Israel, Reali is a “Best Place to Work” company that operates throughout California and is dedicated to making real estate honest and transparent.

Reputation.com UK Ltd.

Venture Round in 2019
Reputation.com UK Ltd. offer industry leading online reputation management services. Our clients benefit from our range of innovative services. We bury negative online news, forums, blog and customer review site content allowing businesses to regain control of the most valuable asset they have: reputation. Other services: Online Reputation and Brand Monitoring Reputation Management Online PR and PR services. Specialties Reputation Management, Online Defamation, Online Reputation Management, ORM, Hebrew Reputation Management, Swedish Reputation Management, Spanish Reputation Management

Prime Trust

Secondary Market in 2021
PrimeTrust LLC develops software for trust and custodial services. The company is based in Summerlin, Nevada.

Automattic Inc.

Secondary Market in 2011
Automattic is the company behind WordPress.com and WordPress.com VIP, the cloud version of WordPress. Automattic hosts and supports all WordPress.com sites ensuring that there is continuous and strategic development of the software available to its users. Automattic also supports WordPress.com VIP, a premium service designed for large-scale enterprises. WordPress.com VIP combines the benefits of WordPress.com and the ability to run custom code. In addition, WordPress.com VIP offers companies a robust CMS and 24/7 service.

TradingView

Secondary Market in 2020
TradingView is the world’s most popular network of traders and investors – powered by real-time data and market-leading analysis software. It’s a word-of-mouth success story: from TechStars in Chicago in 2013, to over 15 million monthly active site users and over 40,000 publishers, brokerages, and fintechs utilizing its investing tools. TradingView is a global team of over 200+, founded by Stan Bokov, Denis Globa and Constantin Ivanov. In 2018 TradingView completed a $37 million Series B round led by Insight Partners, and in 2019 they acquired TradeIT in order to accelerate the company’s existing vision.

HoneyBook

Secondary Market in 2020
HoneyBook, Inc. provides a business software for wedding planners and related vendors. It offers HoneyBook, a platform that connects clients, vendors, and event planners. The company’s HoneyBook enables vendors to create proposals, get feedback from their clients online, complete business agreements, and receive payments. HoneyBook, Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California.

TransfrVR

Series B in 2022
TRANSFR VR’s core technology is a dialogue system between the trainee and our virtual coach. This unique VR apprenticeship model lets trainees move at their own pace and provides strategic, specific feedback to help them learn from their mistakes and master the skills they need to successfully perform their job.

Reputation.com UK Ltd.

Series C in 2019
Reputation.com UK Ltd. offer industry leading online reputation management services. Our clients benefit from our range of innovative services. We bury negative online news, forums, blog and customer review site content allowing businesses to regain control of the most valuable asset they have: reputation. Other services: Online Reputation and Brand Monitoring Reputation Management Online PR and PR services. Specialties Reputation Management, Online Defamation, Online Reputation Management, ORM, Hebrew Reputation Management, Swedish Reputation Management, Spanish Reputation Management

Placer

Secondary Market in 2021
Placer.ai offers a traffic analytics platform that allows anyone with a stake in the physical world to instantly generate insights into any property for a deeper understanding of the factors that drive success. Its platform also empowers professionals in retail, commercial real estate, hospitality, and economic development. Placer.ai was founded in 2016 and headquartered in Los Altos, California.

Dynamic Signal

Series D in 2016
Dynamic Signal Inc. develops an employee advocacy platform for organizations. Its employee advocacy program help organizes to increase sales and awareness, reduce operational costs, and improve employee engagement. Dynamic Signal Inc. was formerly known as Influentials.net, Inc. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in San Bruno, California.

HONK

Secondary Market in 2015
HONK Technologies, Inc. provides an on-demand mobile application that puts motorists/drivers in touch with towing service companies in the United States. Its application offers service options in the areas of towing, roadside assistance, dead battery, tire change, out of fuel, jump start, stuck in ditch, flatbed towing, car towing, and lock-out aspects via iOS, Android, or Web platforms. HONK Technologies, Inc. was formerly known as roadstruck, Inc. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

FieldIn

Series B in 2021
FieldIn helps farmers and their stakeholders track operational progress and reduce work errors, offering new, previously inaccessible layers of information that support decision makers at every junction. FieldIn combines innovative hardware with an array of sensors, agricultural best-practices, data science analytics and proprietary algorithms into one integrative solution that captures the farm's pulse. They provide farm professionals with visualized insights and practical tools to manage every step of the pest control process, creating a new level of transparency, traceability and collaboration.

BigPanda

Series D in 2022
BigPanda's autonomous operations platform helps IT Ops, NOC and DevOps teams detect, investigate, and resolve IT incidents faster and more easily. Powered by Open Box Machine Learning, BigPanda correlates IT noise into insights, automates incident management, and unifies fragmented IT operations. Customers such as Intel, TiVO, Turner Broadcasting, and Workday rely on BigPanda to reduce their operating costs, improve service availability and performance, and de-risk and accelerate their digital transformation initiatives. Founded in 2012, BigPanda is backed by top-tier investors including Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, and Battery Ventures.

People.ai

Series D in 2021
People.ai operates a predictive platform that automates rep training, coaching, and Salesforce sync. The company is based in San Francisco, California.

Apptio

Secondary Market in 2013
SaaS-based Technology Business Management solutions for managing IT businesses

RiskIQ

Secondary Market in 2017
RiskIQ provides organizations the visibility and intelligence they need to secure their Enterprise Digital Footprint and map their Adversaries’ infrastructure. RiskIQ products, powered by a proprietary virtual-user technology, threat analysis engine, and global proxy network, enable an organization to defend against threats targeting its websites, mobile applications, brands, customers, and employees. RiskIQ is used by eight of the 10 largest financial institutions in the U.S. and five of the nine leading Internet companies in the world. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by Battery Ventures and Summit Partners. For more, visit www.riskiq.com.

Wag

Secondary Market in 2018
Wag is a mobile application used to instantly find trusted and certified dog walkers. You’ll receive a push notification when the walk starts, followed by real-time GPS tracking of the walk. Once the walk is complete, you’ll receive a report card with a photo, notes, the distance traveled, and a pee/poop report.

OfferUp, Inc.

Secondary Market in 2015
OfferUp provides an online and mobile C2C marketplace app for people to buy and sell electronics, furniture, and cars. It enables users to post items for sale to friends, followers, people nearby, people of similar interests, moms groups, and craigslist using phones or tablets, browse local items with new postings daily; and message buyers and sellers. Arean Van Veelen and Nick Huzar founded it in 2011, with its headquarters in Bellevue in Washington.

Skycatch, Inc.

Secondary Market in 2017
Skycatch builds technology to autonomously capture, process, and analyze 3D drone data to provide companies with an accurate visualization of the physical world. It is the leading industrial data collection and analytics company, focused on indexing and extracting critical information from the physical world. They use a combination of hardware, software, and artificial intelligence to deliver high precision data at unprecedented speed and ease of use. It was incorporated in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.

RingCentral, Inc.

Secondary Market in 2012
RingCentral's cloud-based communication and collaboration platform offers a comprehensive set of capabilities that unify voice, business messaging, team collaboration, video conferencing, and online meetings. RingCentral revolutionizes the power of the cloud to help companies across the globe work smarter, radically improving the way businesses partner with customers and co-workers. We offer nimble business communication solutions, used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide, that rapidly scale as enterprises grow. It’s a capable platform that offers more than VoIP phone service or cloud PBX. We deliver complete unified communications as a service (UCaaS)—the kind of solutions that integrate seamlessly within your current application and framework, without expensive on-premise hardware or hassles. Bridging the divide across multiple devices—including smartphones, tablets, computers, and desk phones—RingCentral solutions provide today’s mobile workforce with the flexible communication tools needed to get the job done right. RingCentral helps small businesses manage mobile, fax and e-mail communications. Its core product offering includes RingCentral Office, RingCentral Professional and RingCentral Internet Fax, with services provided in the US, Canada and the UK. RingCentral, headquartered in Belmont, CA, is funded by [Sequoia Capital](/financial-organization/sequoia-capital), [Khosla Ventures](/financial-organization/khosla-ventures) and [DAG](/financial-organization/dag-ventures) and was founded in 2003 by [Vlad Shmunis](/person/vlad-shmunis). Products RingCentral Office is a comprehensive Voice over Internet Protocol phone service for small businesses and enterprise companies. This allows customers to connect teams in different locations. RingCentral Office combines a hosted multi-extension business phone system with voice and fax functionality, unlimited calling and pre-configured phones. This allows businesses to connect teams in different locations. RingCentral Glip provides a single, unified team workspace that empowers customers to work, communicate, and collaborate faster and more effectively than ever before. Emails, scattered discussions, and disjointed resources are drastically reduced as teams share conversations, files, tasks, and calendars. Teams, whether internal or external, can collaborate using their favorite devices anytime, anyplace—all within the Glip team workspace. RingCentral Contact Center is an omnichannel, hosted contact center solution that’s easy to deploy, integrate, and scale. This cloud-based contact center solution connects your business to your customers like never before. Your agents get the data and features needed to deliver professional, effective service, while your customers enjoy better communication and faster response times. RingCentral Professional provides customers with a single local or toll free number that connects their existing phone lines as virtual extensions. It is equipped with advanced call forwarding and answering rules. Users can also receive calls, transmit faxes and listen to voicemail online through their RingCentral account. RingCentral Fax is an internet fax product that gives users the ability to send and receive faxes through the Internet, replacing the fax machine. Aside from the ability to transmit documents online, users can also sign and edit their faxes digitally, eliminating the need to print and scan faxes. Users also receive a text and an email message every time a new fax arrives

Uber Technologies, Inc.

Secondary Market in 2015
Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our app, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 300 cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.

DocuSign

Secondary Market in 2011
DocuSign, Inc. provides cloud based transaction products and services in the United States. The company offers e-signature solution that enables businesses to digitally prepare, execute, and act on agreements. It serves large enterprises, sole proprietorships, small- to medium-sized businesses, professionals, and individuals. The company was 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Prosper

Secondary Market in 2015
Prosper is an online lending platform that connects people who want to borrow money with individuals and institutions. Its platform provides lists of loan requests with low, fixed-rate loans and no hidden fees or prepayment penalties, enabling clients to easily gain access to affordable personal loans and investors to earn solid returns via a data-driven underwriting model. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Liftoff

Series A in 2015
Liftoff Mobile, Inc. designs and provides optimized mobile acquisition and retention platform for non-gaming applications. The company offers mobile application marketing and retargeting platform for running true CPA-optimized mobile application install campaigns. Its clients include Harmony, Orbitz, OpenTable, and HBO. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Rocket Fuel

Secondary Market in 2012
Rocket Fuel is a programmatic media-buying platform developing artificial intelligence to improve marketing ROI in digital media across web, mobile, video, and social channels. It combines the science of artificial intelligence with the scale of big data to improve the effectiveness of programmatic marketing. The platform can be used to achieve brand and direct-response objectives in diverse industries across North America, Europe, and APAC. Rocket Fuel currently offers a complete digital marketing hub that includes data management, programmatic media-buying, site optimization, and predictive analytics capabilities that extend across a marketer's paid and owned channels, and personalize every customer interaction. Rocket Fuel was launched in 2008 by Abhinav Gupta, Richard Frankel, and George John. It is based in Redwood City, C.A.

Gusto

Secondary Market in 2018
Gusto develops web-based payroll solution for small- and medium-sized businesses. It operates an online platform that provides payroll, benefits, human resource, and integration services for employers and employees in the United States. Gusto offers health benefits and workers’ compensation benefits that include medical insurance, commuter benefits, and 401(k) contributions as well as workers’ compensation insurance plans, time tracking and integration services, and access to employees for processing payroll from web-enabled devices such as smartphones and tablets. It also provides access to employees and contractors to browse their previous pay stubs, review their payroll forms, verify their personal details, and statistics about their pay, tax payments and federal forms filing services, and security and support services. Gusto serves startups, coffee shops, doctors, creative agencies, lawyers, and boutiques. Edward Kim, Joshua Reeves, and Tomer London founded ZenPayRoll in 2011 that became Gusto, with its headquarters in San Francisco in California with an additional office in Denver in Colorado.

DwellConnect

Secondary Market in 2017
Roofstock is an online marketplace for investing in leased single-family rental homes in a transparent and low-friction way. The company provides its clients with research, analytics, and insights to evaluate and purchase independently certified properties at set prices. It enables its investors to treat their real estate investments more like stock portfolios, focusing on asset allocation, rather than researching, and buying vacant homes that need to be repaired and leased. Founded in 2015, Roofstock gets its funding from Bain Capital, Ron Conway, Khosla Ventures, Marc Benioff, and other investment companies. It is headquartered in Oakland, California.

Palantir Technologies

Secondary Market in 2012
Palantir Technologies offers a suite of software applications for integrating, visualizing, fighting fraud, and analyzing information. The software allows analysts within and between government organizations to collaborate and to analyze large quantities of data. Stephen Cohen, Alexander Karp, Garry Tan, Nathan Gettings, and Peter Thiel established the company in Denver, Colorado in 2003.

OOYALA

Secondary Market in 2012
Ooyala Flex Media Platform Business of Ooyala Group comprises the business of a software as a service (SaaS) based digital platform for servicing OTT and digital media distribution workflows. The asset is located in the United States.

Reputation.com UK Ltd.

Secondary Market in 2019
Reputation.com UK Ltd. offer industry leading online reputation management services. Our clients benefit from our range of innovative services. We bury negative online news, forums, blog and customer review site content allowing businesses to regain control of the most valuable asset they have: reputation. Other services: Online Reputation and Brand Monitoring Reputation Management Online PR and PR services. Specialties Reputation Management, Online Defamation, Online Reputation Management, ORM, Hebrew Reputation Management, Swedish Reputation Management, Spanish Reputation Management

Tintri

Secondary Market in 2015
Tintri’s all-flash architecture uses building blocks similar to the public cloud to simply manage enterprise and cloud-native applications. Customers guarantee the performance of their applications, automate common IT tasks via Open APIs, troubleshoot across their infrastructure, and predict an organization’s needs to scale the underpinnings of a modern data center. That’s why leading cloud service providers and enterprises, including Comcast, Chevron, NASA, Toyota, and United Healthcare trust Tintri with enterprise cloud.

HouseCall

Secondary Market in 2020
Housecall Pro is a developer of a mobile software platform used to connect back-end business operations and homeowners. It is a full-service tool that enables service professionals to run their entire business on their smartphone and complimentary web portal. The tool is offered at a competitive low cost and supports service professionals with all aspects of their workflow, including job scheduling, customer database, invoicing and payment processing, and technician dispatch. Housecall Pro was established in 2013 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

TripActions, Inc.

Secondary Market in 2020
TripActions, Inc. develops an online platform to manage corporate travel operations. It offers TripActions, a solution that enables users to build, manage, and scale a corporate travel management program that give their travelers the booking experience, access to inventory, and personalized support. The company serves finance, human resources, travel managers, inventory, and other markets. TripActions, Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Palo Alto, California. It has additional offices in San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington; New York, New York; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; London; United Kingdom; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Sydney, Australia; and Tel Aviv, Israel.

Splunk

Secondary Market in 2011
Splunk is the market leader in analyzing machine data to deliver Operational Intelligence for security, IT and the business. Splunk® software provides the enterprise machine data fabric that drives digital transformation. More than 12,000 customers in over 110 countries use Splunk solutions in the cloud and on-premises.

OPOWER, Inc.

Secondary Market in 2011
Working with more than 85 utility partners and serving more than 18 million consumers across seven countries, Opower is the world’s leading provider of customer engagement solutions for the utility industry. By providing the tools, information and incentives consumers need to make smarter decisions about their energy use, Opower’s engagement platform and solution suite enables utilities to involve their customers in programs that support, energy efficiency goals, smart grid and new rate structures, brand loyalty and lowering the cost of service. Proven to drive behavioral change at scale, Opower has helped its utility partners achieve more than 2.5 TWHs of their energy efficiency goals, and drive significant increases in customer program participation and overall customer satisfaction. Opower is a leader in using standing desks according to an article the 5/21/2014 Washington Post. in Founded in 2007 and privately held, Opower is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in San Francisco, London and Singapore.

Dynamic Signal

Series E in 2018
Dynamic Signal Inc. develops an employee advocacy platform for organizations. Its employee advocacy program help organizes to increase sales and awareness, reduce operational costs, and improve employee engagement. Dynamic Signal Inc. was formerly known as Influentials.net, Inc. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in San Bruno, California.

Structure Capital

Venture Round in 2014
Structure Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in seed-stage capital, early venture, and Series A financing. It prefers to invest in financial technology companies and companies that create a new market or new set of buyers by exploiting, capitalizing and profiting on under-utilized assets and excess capacity. It also seeks to invest in service and solutions companies that support these types of companies. It also follows on to the next round of financing; typically Series A. Structure Capital was founded in June 2013 and is based in the San Francisco, California.