Ascend Ventures

Founded in 2000, Ascend Venture Group is a New York-based private equity firm, targeting early-stage and special situation technology companies across North America. Ascend is in the process of winding down its operations and liquidating its remaining portfolio. The firm made its last investment in April 2012, a follow-on investment to Mogreet, a mobile marketing service provider.
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David Bowen

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Dan Conner

General Partner

Susan Levy

Partner

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David Moon

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Kylie Sachs

Partner

74 past transactions

Sojourn

Convertible Note in 2020
Sojourn, a stealth mode computer vision and supply chain developer, provides an innovative stack to enable precise drone navigation techniques.

Netilla Networks

Series B in 2001
The Netilla® Service Platform is the industry's leading SSL VPN appliance that enables companies to provide secure remote and intranet access to ANY application - Windows®, UNIX®/Linux®, or mainframe - via a standard browser. Their appliance combines thin-client technology, SSL encryption and a flexible, powerful authentication and policy framework. The benefits: rapid deployment, minimized network exposure and lower maintenance costs than traditional VPNs - with unrivaled ease of use.

Arbol Inc.

Convertible Note in 2020
Arbol is launching an insurance marketplace that connects weather exposed agricultural entities with capital providers like insurers and asset managers. Arbol’s parametric insurance platform removes information asymmetry and reduces administrative costs by leveraging objective data from satellites and weather stations.

Send Word Now

Series D in 2008
Send Word Now is the worldwide provider of enterprise communications services. Their easy-to-use, web-based and mobile solutions are deployed by businesses, government agencies, universities and non-profit organizations to ensure fast, effective communication when it is needed the most. Send Word Now was founded in 2001, by a group of individuals who recognized the need for immediate, reliable and multimodal crisis communications after the tragedies of September 11, 2001. Since that time, organizations across the globe have faced a multitude of natural and man-made disruptions, creating a heightened focus on business continuity, regulatory compliance, security and the ability to audit information flow. Further, today’s borderless business environment and increasingly mobile workforce have surfaced new needs for operations-focused communication and collaboration. Send Word Now is successfully transforming the way organizations communicate globally, both for emergency situations, and for every day, time-sensitive interactions. Their enterprise-class emergency notification system is capable of transmitting tens of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes, while providing a full audit trail for after action reporting and follow-up. Their mobile conferencing, collaboration and workflow solutions keep employees informed and connected to the people and information they need. And, everything is backed by their 100% Uptime reliability guarantee, and unmatched 24x7x365 customer support. In emergencies, or every day. When rapid, effective communication is essential for success, rely on Send Word Now for innovative, secure and reliable notification and collaboration solutions.

NextMedium

Series A in 2005
NextMedium, Inc. provides an advertising platform for product placement to the marketers and entertainment content providers. It offers Embed, a management system that enables the buying, selling, and measuring of product placement in television, film, and online video content, as well as allows marketers to access and secure inventory relevant to their campaign objectives, and provides analytics to assist in the pricing and value received from their integration campaigns. NextMedium, Inc. has strategic partnerships with NBC Universal, MTV Networks, and BET Networks. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. NextMedium, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Brand Affinity Technologies, Inc.

B2eMarkets Inc.

Series A in 2000
As of July 19, 2004, B2eMarkets was acquired by BravoSolution US. B2eMarkets, Inc. engages in the development of an eSourcing software suite, which comprises strategy formulation, negotiation management, contract management and compliance, and performance management. The company is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.

Playboox

Series A in 2008
Playboox, Inc. develops and provides cloud and mobile sales playbooks, tools, and training options for clients to capture and standardize their sales organization’s best practices and processes. The company offers native-Force.com, a sales playbook application that enables salespeople to access and apply best practices to advance and close specific deals within Salesforce.com; and Playboox Playmaker, an on-demand sales excellence enablement software to standardize, reinforce, and evolve best sales processes, practices, and tools. It serves customers in the United States and Europe. Playboox, Inc. was formerly known as SalesEdge, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is based in San Francisco, California.

GridApp Systems

Series A in 2005
GridApp Systems, Inc. develops and markets database automation software and solutions for the database automation and management in the United States and internationally. It offers GridApp Clarity, which provides a solution that manages the database infrastructure through various stages of the life cycle, and manages various task automation and arbitrary scripts on hosts and databases in the database environment within a view console; and Patchworks, an automated patch management service to build, certify, and deliver patch bundles. The company also provides database automation and Oracle RAC consulting, and customer installations services. It serves various industries, such as financial services, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, education, eCommerce, and technology. The company has strategic partnerships with IBM Corporation, HP, Intel, and Oracle Corporation. GridApp Systems, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in New York, New York.

Schoolnet

Series D in 2009
Schoolnet offers instructional improvement education software to increase student achievement, teacher quality and operational efficiency.

Emoshape Inc.

Pre Seed Round in 2018
Emoshape Inc. provides cloud computing solutions, such as Internet of things, artificial intelligence and chatbots, game and virtual reality, self driving car, personal robotics, and healthcare. It develops emoshape emotion synthesis chip, cloud solution, exocar, exolife, aRadar, and music4book. The company is based in New York, New York.

Producers Market

Seed Round in 2021
The future of agriculture is transparent. We envision a thriving agricultural system where Producers earn a living income, which empowers resilient communities and ecosystems. Buyers can connect directly with producers, bridging the gap between source and consumer. Consumers know producers' stories, and make informed choices about purchases. We give consumers full transparency into the agricultural value chain by working closely with our producer members to tell their story and that of their products, utilizing blockchain traceability and high quality digital media.

Cased

Seed Round in 2021
Cased is an early-stage startup that has come up with a solution to provide a way to work safely with the live application.

Insurdata Corporation

Convertible Note in 2020
Insurdata provides insurance and reinsurance underwriters property-specific data to support their pricing, underwriting and portfolio management decisions. The firm specializes in high-resolution, peril-specific exposures and building-level risk data, using technology that includes mobile augmented reality and 3-D model creation, providing both desktop and mobile products.

ITM Software

Venture Round in 2007
ITM Software delivers the only truly integrated approach to IT Business Management - one solution and one system of record for comprehensive visibility, coordination and control across IT functions. Serving as the glue connecting the traditional silos of IT information, ITM enables increased transparency, better decisions, more effective spending, and improved business alignment. The company has a single focus on serving the business management needs of IT organizations. Lead by former CIOs and IT leaders, ITM Software brings a unique perspective to the management challenges facing IT today. This experience base, combined with a world-class software development team, translates into products and best-practice expertise that bring a business-centric approach to managing IT. At the core of the ITM offering is the ITM Business Suite, an integrated solution comprised of six components addressing the most critical areas of IT Business Management including people, processes, vendors, assets, financials, projects, and regulatory compliance. Coupled with the ITM Business Suite, the company provides best practice expertise and a proven methodology for helping clients define business objectives and develop and execute on a plan to achieve them. This unique combination of software products and management expertise enables CIOs to drive down IT costs, and increase the bottom line through improved alignment with the business objectives of the enterprise. Founded in 2001 by former CIOs, the Company serves IT organizations within Fortune 2000 corporations, government agencies and universities. ITM Software is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

FreightWaves

Funding Round in 2020
FreightWaves is a SaaS provider of data for the North American freight market. FreightWaves was founded to provide transparency and risk-management products to the freight markets. As the leading provider of aggregated data-sets across the North American freight markets, FreightWaves' SaaS platform helps companies take action based on the signals in the market. FreightWaves.com is the highest rank news and commentary site in the industry and the firm is introducing a freight futures product which will help participants derisk their exposure to trucking spot rates.

Sojourn

Pre Seed Round in 2021
Sojourn, a stealth mode computer vision and supply chain developer, provides an innovative stack to enable precise drone navigation techniques.

Optate

Venture Round in 2002
Optate is the next generation in employee benefits management, offering true decision support for employees making difficult benefit decisions. They are an entrusted intermediary whose solution enhances the user's ability to make shared and informed decisions. Each solution is tailored to create a virtual community consisting of employers, employees, health plans, and other benefit providers. Their people-centric decision support tool is easily accessed online, allowing employees access to vital information in a secure environment anytime, anywhere. Using the Optate BENEFITcompanion™ solution increases employee satisfaction, motivation, and productivity while reducing benefit administration costs.

Sojourn

Pre Seed Round in 2021
Sojourn, a stealth mode computer vision and supply chain developer, provides an innovative stack to enable precise drone navigation techniques.

OXIO

Seed Round in 2019
OXIO is a carrier-as-a-service platform designed for brands and enterprises. The company has built the modern overlay network entirely as a 100% cloud-based solution, blending the wireless connectivity of many providers. OXIO's B2B SaaS solution unlocks the full and uncompromising control of the wireless experience for brands, including actionable intelligence that drives clear value and results. OXIO was founded in 2018 and based in New York City, New York.

The NewsMarket

Series A in 2002
The NewsMarket, Inc. operates a Web-based video marketing and distribution platform. The company's platform enables corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations to market and share their video content with media, blogs, consumers, and online communities. It offers stories, videos, audios, and stills in the categories of aerospace and defense, agriculture, automotive and transportation, business and industry, charities and non-profits, countries-cities, education, energy, entertainment, environment, climate change, fashion, government and international affairs, green, health care, human interests, public service announcements, science, sports, technology, Internet, telecommunications, trade shows, and travel and leisure. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in New York, New York with additional offices in Beijing, Delhi, Dubai, London, San Francisco, Munich, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Mumbai. After acquiring MediaLink in 2009, The NewsMarket rebranded as [Synaptic Digital](/organization/synaptic-digital).

DimensionU, Inc.

Series B in 2008
DimensionU (formerly Tabula Digita) represents a universe of educational video games and rewards where students practice core K-12 subjects including math, literacy, and science. Students in more than 70 school districts across the country are currently using DimensionU games including New York City Public Schools, Chicago Public Schools, Miami-Dade and Broward County Public Schools in Florida, and Dallas, Austin and Ft. Worth Independent School Districts in Texas. For more information go to http://corp.dimensionu.com

Wimba

Series B in 2007
Wimba is a provider of collaborative learning software solutions and services to the Further/Higher Education and K-12 markets, as well as Publishing Services and Solutions that are widely adopted in academic publishing.

Platform Learning

Series A in 2003
Headquartered in New York, NY, Platform Learning is a provider of comprehensive supplemental educational services that delivers after-school, weekend and summer tutoring programs to students attending public schools that have been identified as "in need of improvement." Platform Learning works together with parents, schools, community organizations, and local educators to implement its research-based Learn-to-Succeed(SM) program, which ensures that all children can become successful students by providing appropriate support, motivation and curriculum tailored to their individual needs.

Garuda Networks

Series B in 2002
Garuda Networks provides broadband access equipment.

Journey Foods

Seed Round in 2021
Journey Foods is a bold, machine learning-powered software platform for food companies. The company builds enterprise technology that improves product monitoring and development for CPG companies, ingredient suppliers, and manufacturers. With a focus on saving companies money and time, Journey Foods' tools accelerate innovation to improve their decision-making and operations with AI nutrition and supply chain insights embedded in integrative software. Journey Foods IO software enables food companies to quickly grow from new ideas, or new improvement, to commercialization by configuring desired consumer preferences, generating improved product formulations through ingredient tagging, receiving automated compliance and supply chain insights on nutrition and sustainability indicators, and seamless integrations to global ERP tools. The JourneyAI industry 4.0 solution gives management teams significantly faster data to make better strategic decisions and increase the ease of monitoring products for the 3 trillion dollar packaged foods market. The Journey Foods database retains an extensive and standardized database to extract data from millions of ingredients for algorithms to dynamically analyze and methodically recommended optimized portfolio recommendations based on pricing, supply chain, and nutrition parameters. To date, the company has established a database comprised of over 1 billion ingredient insights and learnings from our in-house prototyping product ‘Journey Bites’.

Journey Foods

Seed Round in 2021
Journey Foods is a bold, machine learning-powered software platform for food companies. The company builds enterprise technology that improves product monitoring and development for CPG companies, ingredient suppliers, and manufacturers. With a focus on saving companies money and time, Journey Foods' tools accelerate innovation to improve their decision-making and operations with AI nutrition and supply chain insights embedded in integrative software. Journey Foods IO software enables food companies to quickly grow from new ideas, or new improvement, to commercialization by configuring desired consumer preferences, generating improved product formulations through ingredient tagging, receiving automated compliance and supply chain insights on nutrition and sustainability indicators, and seamless integrations to global ERP tools. The JourneyAI industry 4.0 solution gives management teams significantly faster data to make better strategic decisions and increase the ease of monitoring products for the 3 trillion dollar packaged foods market. The Journey Foods database retains an extensive and standardized database to extract data from millions of ingredients for algorithms to dynamically analyze and methodically recommended optimized portfolio recommendations based on pricing, supply chain, and nutrition parameters. To date, the company has established a database comprised of over 1 billion ingredient insights and learnings from our in-house prototyping product ‘Journey Bites’.

Mogreet

Series B in 2008
Founded in 2006 and acquired by payvia in 2013, Mogreet is the leading text message marketing platform focusing on the delivery of fully branded, rich media to mobile devices via MMS. The company works with leading marketers in entertainment, media, retail, consumer products, health care and real estate. Currently supported in over 175 countries, Mogreet's messaging platform can reach 2 billion consumers globally. In 2013, Mogreet launched Mogreet Express, the first self-service MMS text messaging platform, allowing small businesses to engage with customers and increase sales by sending multimedia rich messages. Mogreet's newly released APIs let developers quickly send SMS or MMS messaging ($0.01 each per send) and add MMS, SMS, video, rich media messaging to apps. This Venice, California based company started as a mobile greetings company and went on to develop a mobile messaging platform with the capability to send MMS messages with high quality and optimized video, images, audio, and social media integration. Mogreet was acquired in 2013 by the mobile payments industry leader, payvia to build a single solution that allows brands of all sizes to target, transact and engage with customers.

Producers Market

Seed Round in 2021
The future of agriculture is transparent. We envision a thriving agricultural system where Producers earn a living income, which empowers resilient communities and ecosystems. Buyers can connect directly with producers, bridging the gap between source and consumer. Consumers know producers' stories, and make informed choices about purchases. We give consumers full transparency into the agricultural value chain by working closely with our producer members to tell their story and that of their products, utilizing blockchain traceability and high quality digital media.

OXIO

Series B in 2022
OXIO is a carrier-as-a-service platform designed for brands and enterprises. The company has built the modern overlay network entirely as a 100% cloud-based solution, blending the wireless connectivity of many providers. OXIO's B2B SaaS solution unlocks the full and uncompromising control of the wireless experience for brands, including actionable intelligence that drives clear value and results. OXIO was founded in 2018 and based in New York City, New York.

ITM Software

Series B in 2003
ITM Software delivers the only truly integrated approach to IT Business Management - one solution and one system of record for comprehensive visibility, coordination and control across IT functions. Serving as the glue connecting the traditional silos of IT information, ITM enables increased transparency, better decisions, more effective spending, and improved business alignment. The company has a single focus on serving the business management needs of IT organizations. Lead by former CIOs and IT leaders, ITM Software brings a unique perspective to the management challenges facing IT today. This experience base, combined with a world-class software development team, translates into products and best-practice expertise that bring a business-centric approach to managing IT. At the core of the ITM offering is the ITM Business Suite, an integrated solution comprised of six components addressing the most critical areas of IT Business Management including people, processes, vendors, assets, financials, projects, and regulatory compliance. Coupled with the ITM Business Suite, the company provides best practice expertise and a proven methodology for helping clients define business objectives and develop and execute on a plan to achieve them. This unique combination of software products and management expertise enables CIOs to drive down IT costs, and increase the bottom line through improved alignment with the business objectives of the enterprise. Founded in 2001 by former CIOs, the Company serves IT organizations within Fortune 2000 corporations, government agencies and universities. ITM Software is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

FreightWaves

Convertible Note in 2017
FreightWaves is a SaaS provider of data for the North American freight market. FreightWaves was founded to provide transparency and risk-management products to the freight markets. As the leading provider of aggregated data-sets across the North American freight markets, FreightWaves' SaaS platform helps companies take action based on the signals in the market. FreightWaves.com is the highest rank news and commentary site in the industry and the firm is introducing a freight futures product which will help participants derisk their exposure to trucking spot rates.

Send Word Now

Series B in 2006
Send Word Now is the worldwide provider of enterprise communications services. Their easy-to-use, web-based and mobile solutions are deployed by businesses, government agencies, universities and non-profit organizations to ensure fast, effective communication when it is needed the most. Send Word Now was founded in 2001, by a group of individuals who recognized the need for immediate, reliable and multimodal crisis communications after the tragedies of September 11, 2001. Since that time, organizations across the globe have faced a multitude of natural and man-made disruptions, creating a heightened focus on business continuity, regulatory compliance, security and the ability to audit information flow. Further, today’s borderless business environment and increasingly mobile workforce have surfaced new needs for operations-focused communication and collaboration. Send Word Now is successfully transforming the way organizations communicate globally, both for emergency situations, and for every day, time-sensitive interactions. Their enterprise-class emergency notification system is capable of transmitting tens of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes, while providing a full audit trail for after action reporting and follow-up. Their mobile conferencing, collaboration and workflow solutions keep employees informed and connected to the people and information they need. And, everything is backed by their 100% Uptime reliability guarantee, and unmatched 24x7x365 customer support. In emergencies, or every day. When rapid, effective communication is essential for success, rely on Send Word Now for innovative, secure and reliable notification and collaboration solutions.

PhatNoise

Venture Round in 2002
PhatNoise provides digital media solutions that enable individuals to introduce digital content into automobiles to enhance the consumer entertainment experience. It was founded in 1999 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Journey Foods

Venture Round in 2020
Journey Foods is a bold, machine learning-powered software platform for food companies. The company builds enterprise technology that improves product monitoring and development for CPG companies, ingredient suppliers, and manufacturers. With a focus on saving companies money and time, Journey Foods' tools accelerate innovation to improve their decision-making and operations with AI nutrition and supply chain insights embedded in integrative software. Journey Foods IO software enables food companies to quickly grow from new ideas, or new improvement, to commercialization by configuring desired consumer preferences, generating improved product formulations through ingredient tagging, receiving automated compliance and supply chain insights on nutrition and sustainability indicators, and seamless integrations to global ERP tools. The JourneyAI industry 4.0 solution gives management teams significantly faster data to make better strategic decisions and increase the ease of monitoring products for the 3 trillion dollar packaged foods market. The Journey Foods database retains an extensive and standardized database to extract data from millions of ingredients for algorithms to dynamically analyze and methodically recommended optimized portfolio recommendations based on pricing, supply chain, and nutrition parameters. To date, the company has established a database comprised of over 1 billion ingredient insights and learnings from our in-house prototyping product ‘Journey Bites’.

Insurdata Corporation

Seed Round in 2019
Insurdata provides insurance and reinsurance underwriters property-specific data to support their pricing, underwriting and portfolio management decisions. The firm specializes in high-resolution, peril-specific exposures and building-level risk data, using technology that includes mobile augmented reality and 3-D model creation, providing both desktop and mobile products.

LiveMind

Series B in 2000
LiveMind is a marketplace where anyone can profit from sharing their wisdom, talent and expertise during live learning events. Events are hosted in online meeting rooms that are best alternative to in-person training. LiveMind handles all of the tasks required to deliver the course except your expertise. Registration, billing, hosting, and providing the virtual tools are all taken care of. The teacher can concentrate on creating great content, and the student can attend class with minimal effort.

StoryFit

Series A in 2019
StoryFit Inc. offers artificial intelligence insights and machine learning solutions for the book publishing, movie, and television production industries. The company’s products include StoryFit Metadata and StoryFit Analytics, which enables the publisher to analyze the metadata using artificial intelligence and provide insights related to audience targeting, reader personas, writing evaluation, faceted comps, and informed marketing intelligence. StoryFit Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Channel M

Series C in 2008
[Channel M](http://www.channelm.com) is a provider of content and advertising for out-of-home video in North America. The Company produces video content that engages and entertains each demographic specific to its retail and lifestyle venues. The Company's network of channels provides marketers the ability to reach a variety of demographics with television advertising, in-store signage, product integration and national promotions. As of April 2008, Channel M's network includes 20,000 locations and Channel M is offering marketers access to 7,500 locations with monthly traffic of over 100 million. The Company's clients include national retailers such as Macy's, Ashley Furniture, Homestores and Blockbuster. Source:[Channel M](http://www.channelm.com)

SageMetrics

Series B in 2002
SageMetrics is an outsourced behavioral targeting and web analytics solution provider that invests in hardware, research and development, and in capacity building of human resources. Some of its Infrastructure facilities consist of in-house development systems that include specialty equipment for data mining, software design and development, with dedicated data communication links, email, internet access, and conferencing facilities for multi-national collaboration. SageMetrics' customers include some of the leading names in the world, including the United States government, Nigeria government, [United Nations](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/united-nations), [BBC](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/bbc), [L'Oreal](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/loreal), Neutrogena, United Media, and Virgin. In 2004 and 2005, SageMetrics was named to Deloitte's prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for Los Angeles, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the area by Deloitte & Touche. In 2005, SageMetrics was named a finalist in the prestigious 2005 American Business Awards in two categories. SageMetrics is chaired by [Ken Nwabueze](https://www.crunchbase.com/person/ken-nwabueze), Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SageMetrics Corporation and former President G. W. Bush Council Advisor on Science and Technology.  It was founded in 1997 and is based in Abuja.

ClassLink, Inc.

Series A in 2005
ClassLink, Inc. designs and develops application server and solutions for K-12 school districts. The company offers student administration and curriculum management, classroom management, and software and hardware utilization report generation tools. Additionally, it provides an information portal. The company markets its products under LaunchPad, OnTrack, Inquiry, and ClassSync brand names. Its clientele include Clyde Consolidated Independent School District, Hudson Falls School District, Wall Township School District, Clyde Consolidated Independent School District, and Queensbury School District. ClassLink, Inc. was formerly known as ClassLink Technologies, LLC. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Clifton, New Jersey.

Schoolnet

Series B in 2001
Schoolnet offers instructional improvement education software to increase student achievement, teacher quality and operational efficiency.

Platform Learning

Series B in 2003
Headquartered in New York, NY, Platform Learning is a provider of comprehensive supplemental educational services that delivers after-school, weekend and summer tutoring programs to students attending public schools that have been identified as "in need of improvement." Platform Learning works together with parents, schools, community organizations, and local educators to implement its research-based Learn-to-Succeed(SM) program, which ensures that all children can become successful students by providing appropriate support, motivation and curriculum tailored to their individual needs.

DimensionU, Inc.

Series A in 2005
DimensionU (formerly Tabula Digita) represents a universe of educational video games and rewards where students practice core K-12 subjects including math, literacy, and science. Students in more than 70 school districts across the country are currently using DimensionU games including New York City Public Schools, Chicago Public Schools, Miami-Dade and Broward County Public Schools in Florida, and Dallas, Austin and Ft. Worth Independent School Districts in Texas. For more information go to http://corp.dimensionu.com

Mogreet

Venture Round in 2012
Founded in 2006 and acquired by payvia in 2013, Mogreet is the leading text message marketing platform focusing on the delivery of fully branded, rich media to mobile devices via MMS. The company works with leading marketers in entertainment, media, retail, consumer products, health care and real estate. Currently supported in over 175 countries, Mogreet's messaging platform can reach 2 billion consumers globally. In 2013, Mogreet launched Mogreet Express, the first self-service MMS text messaging platform, allowing small businesses to engage with customers and increase sales by sending multimedia rich messages. Mogreet's newly released APIs let developers quickly send SMS or MMS messaging ($0.01 each per send) and add MMS, SMS, video, rich media messaging to apps. This Venice, California based company started as a mobile greetings company and went on to develop a mobile messaging platform with the capability to send MMS messages with high quality and optimized video, images, audio, and social media integration. Mogreet was acquired in 2013 by the mobile payments industry leader, payvia to build a single solution that allows brands of all sizes to target, transact and engage with customers.

ITM Software

Venture Round in 2005
ITM Software delivers the only truly integrated approach to IT Business Management - one solution and one system of record for comprehensive visibility, coordination and control across IT functions. Serving as the glue connecting the traditional silos of IT information, ITM enables increased transparency, better decisions, more effective spending, and improved business alignment. The company has a single focus on serving the business management needs of IT organizations. Lead by former CIOs and IT leaders, ITM Software brings a unique perspective to the management challenges facing IT today. This experience base, combined with a world-class software development team, translates into products and best-practice expertise that bring a business-centric approach to managing IT. At the core of the ITM offering is the ITM Business Suite, an integrated solution comprised of six components addressing the most critical areas of IT Business Management including people, processes, vendors, assets, financials, projects, and regulatory compliance. Coupled with the ITM Business Suite, the company provides best practice expertise and a proven methodology for helping clients define business objectives and develop and execute on a plan to achieve them. This unique combination of software products and management expertise enables CIOs to drive down IT costs, and increase the bottom line through improved alignment with the business objectives of the enterprise. Founded in 2001 by former CIOs, the Company serves IT organizations within Fortune 2000 corporations, government agencies and universities. ITM Software is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Astrapi Corporation

Convertible Note in 2018
Astrapi Corporation designs and implements spiral-based signal modulation communication systems. The company provides engineering services, which includes spiral-based waveform design, simulation modeling, and engineering support services to integrate spiral signals into users system design. It also provides intellectual property (IP) licensing, research and development, and commercial licensing services. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Lumate

Convertible Note in 2015
Lumate is a developer of a technology platform used for programmatic buying of mobile advertising. The company offers products that fill voids in the mobile advertising supply chain by providing advertisers and ad networks with data-rich audience targeting capabilities. It was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Emoshape Inc.

Pre Seed Round in 2019
Emoshape Inc. provides cloud computing solutions, such as Internet of things, artificial intelligence and chatbots, game and virtual reality, self driving car, personal robotics, and healthcare. It develops emoshape emotion synthesis chip, cloud solution, exocar, exolife, aRadar, and music4book. The company is based in New York, New York.

Tripology

Series A in 2007
Tripology is an interactive travel referral service focused on connecting travelers with qualified and customerrated travel specialists. Available at no cost to consumers, Tripology utilizes proprietary technology to match traveler requests with travel professionals. The company has received and processed more than 65,000 consumer trip requests since www.Tripology.com launched in June 2007. Based in New York, NY, Tripology offers travelers the best of both worlds, combining a content-rich online experience with access to knowledgeable travel specialists in their desired destination or type of travel for the personal attention and service they seek. Tripology is a privately held corporation based in New York, NY. Its principal investor is Ascend Venture Group. For more information, visit www.Tripology.com.

Arbol Inc.

Series A in 2021
Arbol is launching an insurance marketplace that connects weather exposed agricultural entities with capital providers like insurers and asset managers. Arbol’s parametric insurance platform removes information asymmetry and reduces administrative costs by leveraging objective data from satellites and weather stations.

LO3 Energy

Venture Round in 2019
LO3 Energy, Inc. owns and operates Pando, a marketplace solution that connects energy suppliers to customers. The company’s services help clients to create, deploy, and monetize energy products and customer services. It serves retail customers in utility and energy sectors. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Portland, Oregon.

NextMedium

Series B in 2006
NextMedium, Inc. provides an advertising platform for product placement to the marketers and entertainment content providers. It offers Embed, a management system that enables the buying, selling, and measuring of product placement in television, film, and online video content, as well as allows marketers to access and secure inventory relevant to their campaign objectives, and provides analytics to assist in the pricing and value received from their integration campaigns. NextMedium, Inc. has strategic partnerships with NBC Universal, MTV Networks, and BET Networks. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. NextMedium, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Brand Affinity Technologies, Inc.

Emoshape Inc.

Convertible Note in 2020
Emoshape Inc. provides cloud computing solutions, such as Internet of things, artificial intelligence and chatbots, game and virtual reality, self driving car, personal robotics, and healthcare. It develops emoshape emotion synthesis chip, cloud solution, exocar, exolife, aRadar, and music4book. The company is based in New York, New York.

infinite io, Inc.

Convertible Note in 2019
infinite io, Inc. provides NSC-110, a network-based storage controller. It develops software that sends inactive data to cloud storage systems while keeping frequently used data onsite, as well as enables users to access data in the cloud. The company’s solution automatically and transparently migrates inactive data to the cloud and converts file storage applications into cloud enabled. infinite io, Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Platform Learning

Series C in 2005
Headquartered in New York, NY, Platform Learning is a provider of comprehensive supplemental educational services that delivers after-school, weekend and summer tutoring programs to students attending public schools that have been identified as "in need of improvement." Platform Learning works together with parents, schools, community organizations, and local educators to implement its research-based Learn-to-Succeed(SM) program, which ensures that all children can become successful students by providing appropriate support, motivation and curriculum tailored to their individual needs.

Keepe Up, Inc.

Angel Round in 2017
Keepe is a B2B marketplace for Home Repairs. For property and appliances repairs, there are few speedy and efficient solutions to get the job done. Keepe is revolutionizing the way enterprises such as Property Management companies, Home Warranty companies, REITs find qualified technicians, obtain estimates, get the work done and pay for services. Keepe is currently available in multiple cities in the United States.

Netilla Networks

Series C in 2003
The Netilla® Service Platform is the industry's leading SSL VPN appliance that enables companies to provide secure remote and intranet access to ANY application - Windows®, UNIX®/Linux®, or mainframe - via a standard browser. Their appliance combines thin-client technology, SSL encryption and a flexible, powerful authentication and policy framework. The benefits: rapid deployment, minimized network exposure and lower maintenance costs than traditional VPNs - with unrivaled ease of use.

infinite io, Inc.

Venture Round in 2015
infinite io, Inc. provides NSC-110, a network-based storage controller. It develops software that sends inactive data to cloud storage systems while keeping frequently used data onsite, as well as enables users to access data in the cloud. The company’s solution automatically and transparently migrates inactive data to the cloud and converts file storage applications into cloud enabled. infinite io, Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Platform Learning

Series C in 2004
Headquartered in New York, NY, Platform Learning is a provider of comprehensive supplemental educational services that delivers after-school, weekend and summer tutoring programs to students attending public schools that have been identified as "in need of improvement." Platform Learning works together with parents, schools, community organizations, and local educators to implement its research-based Learn-to-Succeed(SM) program, which ensures that all children can become successful students by providing appropriate support, motivation and curriculum tailored to their individual needs.

Emoshape Inc.

Convertible Note in 2020
Emoshape Inc. provides cloud computing solutions, such as Internet of things, artificial intelligence and chatbots, game and virtual reality, self driving car, personal robotics, and healthcare. It develops emoshape emotion synthesis chip, cloud solution, exocar, exolife, aRadar, and music4book. The company is based in New York, New York.

CoreLogic

Series C in 2001
CoreLogic is a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. The company combines public, contributory and proprietary data to develop predictive decision analytics and provide business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves. CoreLogic has built the largest and most comprehensive U.S. real estate, mortgage application, fraud, and loan performance databases and is a recognized leading provider of mortgage and automotive credit reporting, property tax, valuation, flood determination, and geospatial analytics and services. More than one million users rely on CoreLogic to assess risk, support underwriting, investment and marketing decisions, prevent fraud, and improve business performance in their daily operations. Formerly, the information solutions group of The First American Corporation, CoreLogic began trading under the ticker CLGX on the NYSE on June 2, 2010. The company, headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., has more than 10,000 employees globally with 2010 revenues of $1.6 billion.

OXIO

Series A in 2020
OXIO is a carrier-as-a-service platform designed for brands and enterprises. The company has built the modern overlay network entirely as a 100% cloud-based solution, blending the wireless connectivity of many providers. OXIO's B2B SaaS solution unlocks the full and uncompromising control of the wireless experience for brands, including actionable intelligence that drives clear value and results. OXIO was founded in 2018 and based in New York City, New York.

Platform Learning

Venture Round in 2005
Headquartered in New York, NY, Platform Learning is a provider of comprehensive supplemental educational services that delivers after-school, weekend and summer tutoring programs to students attending public schools that have been identified as "in need of improvement." Platform Learning works together with parents, schools, community organizations, and local educators to implement its research-based Learn-to-Succeed(SM) program, which ensures that all children can become successful students by providing appropriate support, motivation and curriculum tailored to their individual needs.

Boxxet

Series A in 2007
Boxxet, Inc. offers news, blogs, videos, photos, and gears on favorite subjects. It offers information on automobiles, books, celebrities, celebrity chefs, combat sports, comics, education, fashion, gadgets, games, kids, major league baseball, movies, music, National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, politics, technology, television, hobbies, interests, schools, and towns. The company is based in the United States.

Emoshape Inc.

Pre Seed Round in 2018
Emoshape Inc. provides cloud computing solutions, such as Internet of things, artificial intelligence and chatbots, game and virtual reality, self driving car, personal robotics, and healthcare. It develops emoshape emotion synthesis chip, cloud solution, exocar, exolife, aRadar, and music4book. The company is based in New York, New York.

Arbol Inc.

Seed Round in 2019
Arbol is launching an insurance marketplace that connects weather exposed agricultural entities with capital providers like insurers and asset managers. Arbol’s parametric insurance platform removes information asymmetry and reduces administrative costs by leveraging objective data from satellites and weather stations.

Send Word Now

Series C in 2007
Send Word Now is the worldwide provider of enterprise communications services. Their easy-to-use, web-based and mobile solutions are deployed by businesses, government agencies, universities and non-profit organizations to ensure fast, effective communication when it is needed the most. Send Word Now was founded in 2001, by a group of individuals who recognized the need for immediate, reliable and multimodal crisis communications after the tragedies of September 11, 2001. Since that time, organizations across the globe have faced a multitude of natural and man-made disruptions, creating a heightened focus on business continuity, regulatory compliance, security and the ability to audit information flow. Further, today’s borderless business environment and increasingly mobile workforce have surfaced new needs for operations-focused communication and collaboration. Send Word Now is successfully transforming the way organizations communicate globally, both for emergency situations, and for every day, time-sensitive interactions. Their enterprise-class emergency notification system is capable of transmitting tens of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes, while providing a full audit trail for after action reporting and follow-up. Their mobile conferencing, collaboration and workflow solutions keep employees informed and connected to the people and information they need. And, everything is backed by their 100% Uptime reliability guarantee, and unmatched 24x7x365 customer support. In emergencies, or every day. When rapid, effective communication is essential for success, rely on Send Word Now for innovative, secure and reliable notification and collaboration solutions.

Astrapi Corporation

Convertible Note in 2020
Astrapi Corporation designs and implements spiral-based signal modulation communication systems. The company provides engineering services, which includes spiral-based waveform design, simulation modeling, and engineering support services to integrate spiral signals into users system design. It also provides intellectual property (IP) licensing, research and development, and commercial licensing services. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

StrikeIron

Series D in 2009
StrikeIron is the leader in Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), delivering data quality and communications solutions via our cloud platform IronCloud. We provide address verification, email verification, phone validation, phone append, SMS text messaging, and sales tax solutions to customers in a variety of markets. Our solutions are delivered as Web services that can be easily integrated into any application or system. Additionally, our solutions are pre-integrated into leading platforms like: Salesforce.com, Magento, Informatica, Oracle CRM On-Demand, and more. Visit us on the web at http://www.strikeiron.com or follow us on Twitter @StrikeIron.

Optate

Series B in 2001
Optate is the next generation in employee benefits management, offering true decision support for employees making difficult benefit decisions. They are an entrusted intermediary whose solution enhances the user's ability to make shared and informed decisions. Each solution is tailored to create a virtual community consisting of employers, employees, health plans, and other benefit providers. Their people-centric decision support tool is easily accessed online, allowing employees access to vital information in a secure environment anytime, anywhere. Using the Optate BENEFITcompanion™ solution increases employee satisfaction, motivation, and productivity while reducing benefit administration costs.

PhatNoise

Series A in 2003
PhatNoise provides digital media solutions that enable individuals to introduce digital content into automobiles to enhance the consumer entertainment experience. It was founded in 1999 and is based in Los Angeles, California.