Balyasny Asset Management

Founded in 2001, Balyasny Asset Management (BAM) is a global asset management firm dedicated to delivering consistent, uncorrelated absolute returns in all market environments. BAM's disciplined investment approach focuses on true alpha generation by combining a deep fundamental research team with an active risk management culture. The firm has offices in the United States, London & Hong Kong with more than 500 employees representing greater than 45 countries.

David Shaw

Senior Equity Analyst

Aditya Sivaraman

Private Markets Technology Investor

20 past transactions

Amount

Series A in 2015
Amount, Inc. designs and develops mobile banking solutions for financial institutions. The company offers Amount 360, a cloud-based solution that provides full-stack solutions, omnichannel integration, mitigation strategies, integration hubs, and a proprietary fraud model. The company also offers solutions for personal loans, credit cards, deposit accounts, and point-of-sale. Amount, Inc. was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Spotify

Funding Round in 2015
Spotify AB provides a digital music-streaming service that gives on-demand access of songs on devices, computers, mobiles, tablets, and home entertainment systems. Its services allow subscribers to search and discover music collections of friends, artists, and celebrities; build a personal collection playlist; and share music on Spotify, Facebook, Twitter, blog, and via email with friends. It also offers research and development services in Sweden. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Spotify AB operates as a subsidiary of Spotify Technology S.A.

Spotify

Series A in 2014
Spotify AB provides a digital music-streaming service that gives on-demand access of songs on devices, computers, mobiles, tablets, and home entertainment systems. Its services allow subscribers to search and discover music collections of friends, artists, and celebrities; build a personal collection playlist; and share music on Spotify, Facebook, Twitter, blog, and via email with friends. It also offers research and development services in Sweden. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Spotify AB operates as a subsidiary of Spotify Technology S.A.

Acorns Grow, Inc.

Series A in 2017
Acorns is a finance company that allows individuals to round up purchases and automatically invest the change. It allows customers to automatically invest in a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some asset managers including Vanguard and BlackRock. Acorns was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Zola

Series D in 2018
Zola is the wedding company that will do anything for love. We're reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience to make the happiest moment in our couples' lives even happier. From engagement to wedding and decorating your first home, Zola is there, combining compassionate customer service with modern tools and technology. All in the service of love.

Intercept Pharmaceuticals

Venture Round in 2006
Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovering and developing small molecule drugs and therapeutics for the treatment of chronic fibrotic and metabolic diseases. It offers INT-747, a FXR modulating agent that treats patients with chronic autoimmune liver diseases. The company's drug development programs also focus on modulating bile acid receptors, and amelioration of metabolic and hepatic functions in chronic liver diseases. Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in New York, New York.

FlyHomes, Inc.

Series C in 2021
Flyhomes is an end-to-end real estate brokerage and technology company that empowers home buyers, sellers, and agents to win. We are transforming the home buying experience through comprehensive consumer education, segmented expertise, financial innovation, and on-demand technology.

Zola

Series D in 2018
Zola is the wedding company that will do anything for love. We're reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience to make the happiest moment in our couples' lives even happier. From engagement to wedding and decorating your first home, Zola is there, combining compassionate customer service with modern tools and technology. All in the service of love.

AutoLab AI

Series A in 2018
Bright Machines is a manufacturing startup that aims to eliminate manual labor from manufacturing electronic devices by combining robots and new software. Its software-defined manufacturing platform helps customers innovate faster to meet the growing demands of a new era of manufacturing. The company was founded by former Autodesk executive, Armar Hanspal, in 2018.

Sustainable Bioproducts

Series C in 2021
Nature’s Fynd is a food company producing a protein from a microbe discovered in the geothermal springs. The company's mission is to create foods that both nourish people and the planet. Its revolutionary fermentation technology grows protein using a fraction of the land and water resources required by traditional agriculture. Nature’s Fynd was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Acorns Grow, Inc.

Series D in 2017
Acorns is a finance company that allows individuals to round up purchases and automatically invest the change. It allows customers to automatically invest in a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some asset managers including Vanguard and BlackRock. Acorns was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

AutoLab AI

Series A in 2018
Bright Machines is a manufacturing startup that aims to eliminate manual labor from manufacturing electronic devices by combining robots and new software. Its software-defined manufacturing platform helps customers innovate faster to meet the growing demands of a new era of manufacturing. The company was founded by former Autodesk executive, Armar Hanspal, in 2018.

Avant

Series E in 2015
Avant operates an online marketplace that provides users with access to personal loans to consolidate debt, pay unexpected medical expenses, and for family vacations. Through the use of big data and machine-learning algorithms, the company offers a customized approach to streamline credit options. The company caters to consumers in the United States and the United Kingdom. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Avant was founded in November 2012.

Pharmacopeia

Venture Round in 2005
Pharmacopeia, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery and development of therapeutics to address significant medical needs. Its internal program portfolio comprises PS433540, a dual-acting angiotensin and endothelin receptor antagonist, which is in phase II clinical development for the treatment of cardiovascular and renal diseases, including hypertension and diabetic nephropathy; and PS178990, a muscle selective SARM agonists that is in phase I clinical development. The company's products also include PS031291, a preclinical development product for the treatment of multiple myeloma and various inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis; and JAK3 inhibitors for T-cell and cytokine mediated dermatologic and ocular diseases, such as psoriasis and dry eye. Pharmacopeia has strategic alliances with Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Cephalon, GlaxoSmithKline, Schering-Plough, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. The company was founded in 1993. It was formerly known as Pharmacopeia Drug Discovery, Inc. and changed its name to Pharmacopeia, Inc. in May 2007. Pharmacopeia is based in Cranbury, New Jersey. As of December 23, 2008, Pharmacopeia, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Avant

Series D in 2014
Avant operates an online marketplace that provides users with access to personal loans to consolidate debt, pay unexpected medical expenses, and for family vacations. Through the use of big data and machine-learning algorithms, the company offers a customized approach to streamline credit options. The company caters to consumers in the United States and the United Kingdom. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Avant was founded in November 2012.

Cuebiq

Series A in 2017
Cuebiq Inc. develops and operates a location and data intelligence platform, AudienceQ that provides the advertisers with the facility of offline location analytics of geo-behavioral audiences for cross-platform advertisement targeting, and footfall attribution analysis by observing and analyzing time spent by users at points of interest across the globe. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in New York, New York.

Peloton Interactive, Inc.

Series E in 2017
Peloton is revolutionizing the fitness industry by merging high-design with modern technology to provide access to live and on-demand fitness group classes led by elite NYC instructors. With instant access to classes, performance tracking metrics and a motivating real-time leaderboard, Peloton is changing the way people get fit through a comprehensive and socially connected-experience that makes every workout both efficient and addicting. By merging hardware, software, and content, Peloton creates the most unique, efficient and addicting workout experience on the market. Peloton is sold online and in their growing number of showrooms across the country.

Tencent Music

Series A in 2014
Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) is the largest online music entertainment platform in China, operating the top four music mobile apps in terms of mobile MAUs. Our platform comprises our online music, online karaoke and music-centric live streaming services, supported by our content offerings, technology and data. Our platform is an all-in-one music entertainment destination that allows users to seamlessly engage with music in many ways, including discovering, listening, singing, watching and socializing. On our platform, social interactions, such as sharing, liking, commenting, following and virtual gifting, are deeply integrated in our products and highly complementary to the core music experience, thereby enhancing our user experience, engagement and retention. We had over 800 million total unique MAUs in the second quarter of 2018, covering the full spectrum of user demographics in China.

Latch

Series B in 2018
Latch makes access easier for everyone at a modern building. The company specializes in manufacturing keyless entry security system giving property owners the ability to manage every door in a multi-family building. Moreover, residents can also give access to guests as well as service providers through time-limited access codes. Latch is headquartered in New York, New York, United States.

Orbital Insight

Series C in 2017
Orbital Insight is a geospatial analytics company, used by data-driven organizations that need to understand the changing physical world. Our SaaS technology unlocks global insights, anywhere and anytime, revealing hidden infrastructure, supply chain, socio-economic and geopolitical trends. That’s because our cloud solutions use AI, computer vision and data science to ingest, analyze and transform billions of geospatial data points (including satellite, cell phone “pings”, AIS, SAR, aerial, connected devices, etc) into actionable intelligence used to make superior business and policy decisions. Orbital Insight was established in 2013 and is based in Palo Alto, California.