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BBG Ventures

BBG Ventures is a New York-based seed stage venture capital fund investing in women-led technology companies. We back founders who are creating market-defining consumer applications and services that make our lives simpler, better, more delightful. BBG Ventures grew out of AOL's #BUILTBYGIRLS initiative, which aims to inspire and support women and girls to claim their place in the tech-enabled economy by imagining and building the great products of the future or by tapping technology to power their work/play/passions.
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Claire Biernacki

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Nisha Dua

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Susan Lyne

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

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Sugarbreak

Venture Round in 2020
Sugarbreak is an all-natural, complete solution to help promote healthy blood sugar management. The comprehensive system offers proprietary formulations of scientifically-proven, all-natural herbal ingredients backed by over 20 ingredient clinical studies. Sugarbreak's three introductory products, Resist, Stabilize, and Reduce, were created by harnessing the power of plants and nature, with no known side effects based on usage to date. Sugarbreak is a Public Benefit Corporation and was created to help people reduce their sugar consumption and maintain healthy blood sugar as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Seedling

Series A in 2013
Seedling imagines the future of play and brings it to life by uniting modern, scalable technologies and classic materials. Itsr products enable kids 2 to 12 to seamlessly move between the digital and physical worlds they play in, creating a new category of products called reimagined play.

Evvy

Seed Round in 2021
Evvy is for people with vaginas who want to be empowered with information about their microbiome. Their mission is to close the gender health gap by discovering and leveraging overlooked biomarkers in the female body — starting with the vaginal microbiome.

Guildery

Seed Round in 2015
Guildery is an e-commerce startup using pioneering technology to create mass customization for Home products. Home Décor is a $200B industry that is still highly silo-ed, with high-end made-to-order products at one end and mass-produced goods at the other. Guildery aims to bring personalization to home goods without the accompanying high cost and time associated with artisan-produced customization. By leveraging high-quality digital printing techniques that chemically bond ink to fabric, Guildery can offer a limitless range of patterns and fabrics on-demand.

Mighty Networks

Series A in 2019
Mighty Software, Inc. develops an application for social network for deep interests. It offers Mighty Networks, a Web based social software that enables people to define and share an organized series of step-by-step and day-by-day actions grouped as experiences around a topic or goal for others to do. The company’s solutions are used to create real life experiences for friends, fans, and followers. Mighty Software, Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

Anthill AI

Seed Round in 2021
Anthill AI is a software company that offers personal and actionable workforce development. The company was founded by Muriel Clauson and Young-Jae Kim and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Modsy

Series A in 2016
Modsy combines advanced 3D graphics, computer vision, and creative curation to provide its customers with home design guidance and plans. It allows its customers to see inspirational designs and decor within the context of their own home and shows ideas for their space before making any changes. Modsy helps new homeowners, remodelers, and renters create an ideal, personalized design. It was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Planet FWD

Seed Round in 2020
Planet FWD produces snacks from regenerative ingredients to reduce carbon emissions in the food system and promote carbon-capturing farming practices. The company source from farmers whose practices help capture carbon from the atmosphere. Also, the company operates a regenerative food platform that connects brands and consumers who want to create climate-friendly products. Planet FWD is based in San Francisco, California.

Uncharted Play

Seed Round in 2016
Uncharted Play is a the energy firm.

Winnie

Seed Round in 2016
Winnie, Inc. operates an online childcare marketplace for parents to discover local daycares and preschools in the United States. It offers Winnie that is used by parents to learn about programs of daycares and preschools, including detailed descriptions, photos, tuition information, licensing status, availability data, and more. The company’s Winnie is used by childcare providers to fill their open spaces, build their wait lists, and get support and resources to run their business. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, 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.

GLAMSQUAD

Series A in 2014
GLAMSQUAD, Inc., doing business as GLAM Group, provides on-demand beauty services in New York City. It sends trained stylists for offering hair and makeup services in homes, parties, weddings, and offices. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in New York, New York.

Norby

Seed Round in 2021
Norby is an audience relationship toolkit built for creators and brands.

Canela Media

Seed Round in 2020
Canela Media, Inc. operates as a digital media company. The company offers brand to connect with multicultural audiences with its free streaming service. It offers Canela.TV, video and display solutions, branded content, and influencers marketing. The company performs a comprehensive analysis for brands to understand their position on social media and identifies influencers to improve position. Canela Media, Inc. was incorporated in 2019 and is based in New York, New York.

treet

Seed Round in 2021
Treet helps apparel brands become more circular and control their secondhand market by launching a peer-to-peer resale marketplace. Treet Marketplaces operate as second sites where their customers can buy and sell used items from each other in exchange for cash or credit back to the brand. Treet handles all of the logistics and support while brands share in the profit.

Rocksbox

Seed Round in 2014
Rocksbox is transforming the way women discover and buy jewelry. We are a fast-growing, venture-backed jewelry eCommerce business building the destination retail brand for jewelry and accessories. We’re passionate about delivering products our customers love, leveraging technology and data to do so.Our team is cross-functional, collaborative, and positive. People come first, and we love working with smart, passionate, creative people every day.

Planet FWD

Series A in 2022
Planet FWD produces snacks from regenerative ingredients to reduce carbon emissions in the food system and promote carbon-capturing farming practices. The company source from farmers whose practices help capture carbon from the atmosphere. Also, the company operates a regenerative food platform that connects brands and consumers who want to create climate-friendly products. Planet FWD is based in San Francisco, California.

Handwriting.io

Series A in 2015
Handwriting.io, offers a patented API that enables brands to easily incorporate the company’s proprietary digital handwriting technology into existing mobile apps and websites to deliver personalized communications to customers in a scalable, affordable way. To enhance consumer messaging solutions with a personal touch, Handwriting.io launched its new iOS app, ScribbleChat, an advanced messaging platform to distinguish “handwritten” text, emojis, and interactive animations to more accurately convey emotion in conversations. The company is headquartered in New York. Learn more at handwriting.io and getscribblechat.com.

Swaypay

Seed Round in 2022

Future Family, Inc.

Series A in 2018
Future Family, Inc. offers subscription plans which cover all healthcare costs and include guided care through concierge service. The company's features include, personal fertility planning, clinic matching, dedicated nurse concierge, 24/7 access to care team, digital health platform, clinic visits and procedures, labs, and medications. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Pymetrics, Inc.

Series A in 2016
Pymetrics develops neuroscience-based assessment and prediction technology to transform the way companies hire, retain, and develop their employees. It offers cognitive and emotional assessment solutions; and a personalized and dynamic recommendation engine for recruiting/hiring, retaining, and developing talent. Frida E. Polli and Julie Yoo founded Pymetrics in September 2013. Its headquarters is in New York City.

OOVA Inc.

Seed Round in 2021
OOVA is a fertility diagnostic company that spun out from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Using patent pending biochemistry and artificial intelligence, OOVA learns a woman’s fertility profile by accurately measuring key hormones over time through daily urine samples. By monitoring this critical balance of hormones, OOVA can help a woman get pregnant, identify reasons she is having trouble getting pregnant, and even expose reproductive health issues like PCOS.

Canela Media

Series A in 2022
Canela Media, Inc. operates as a digital media company. The company offers brand to connect with multicultural audiences with its free streaming service. It offers Canela.TV, video and display solutions, branded content, and influencers marketing. The company performs a comprehensive analysis for brands to understand their position on social media and identifies influencers to improve position. Canela Media, Inc. was incorporated in 2019 and is based in New York, New York.

Betaworks Studios

Pre Seed Round in 2018
Betaworks Studios is a new membership club for individuals looking to make a dent in the universe. Studios is your space to meet, scheme, get advice, collaborate, do a little bit of work, attend events, and host events. For 10 years betaworks has been working and networking—building companies, running accelerators, investing in talent—and now we've opened our doors and invite you to join us.

Chief

Seed Round in 2018
Chief is a private network built to drive more women into positions of power and keep them there. It is the only organization specifically designed for senior women leaders — rising VP level through CEO — to strengthen their journey into the C-suite, cross-pollinate power across industries, and effect change from the top-down.

Shine

Venture Round in 2018
Shine is an award-winning self-care app and community for people with anxiety & depression. Our approach to wellness: It isn’t pricey, preachy, or privileged. We pride ourselves on being accessible, actionable, and non-shamey—we believe personal growth starts with accepting who you are today. Our members take care of their mental and emotional health daily with the freemium Shine app. It delivers a new motivational message and meditation each day, plus features a library of 500+ meditations to help them cope with specific feelings and situations. Our premium members also get real-time advice from other Shine members in our private Shine Squad digital community—it’s peer-to-peer support that reminds them they don’t have to go it alone. In just two years since launching, our app already has over 10,000 5-star reviews (1 in 3 call Shine “life-changing”), we were named one of the best self-care apps of 2018 by Apple, and we’ve seen that increased use of Shine is correlated with decreases in both anxiety and depression by up to 35%. Our team is awesome. Our community is incredible. Our movement is massive. And this is just the beginning.

Spring Health

Seed Round in 2018
Spring Health provides employers with a comprehensive and effective solution for employee mental well-being. It uses a proprietary assessment and machine-learning technology to understand all of the conditions a person may be experiencing, and use those results to match them to a care plan personalized to their needs. Each member has access to a Care Navigator to help guide them through their options, assist in booking appointments with therapists, and connect them to domain experts across work-life, legal, or financial services. It was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in New York, United States.

Winky Lux

Series A in 2018
Winky Lux is a line of color cosmetics made from the highest quality ingredients known to woman-kind. All of our products are cruelty free, paraben free, phthalate free, non-toxic and heavily pigmented. We don't test on animals and we insist that our suppliers don't either. They're sustainably made and we strive to create beautiful and unusual colors to stop you in your tracks. Since we sell online, we're able to pass significant savings on to our customers. This allows us to offer a luxury product at a drug store price.

Flox

Seed Round in 2021
Flox is an app to help friend groups meet each other.

Uncharted Play Inc.

Series A in 2016
OUR MISSION: TO DEMOCRATIZE ENERGY ACCESS WORLDWIDE. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in New York City, Uncharted Power is an award-winning power company. With our proprietary MORE technology, we design kinetic (motion) energy harvesting solutions for infrastructure and smart applications. Hailing from firms like Intel, Smart Design, IBM, Belkin, Siemens and more, our team brings together several decades of valuable experience from world-class leaders in the product development, construction, and electrification industries.

CoEdition

Seed Round in 2018
CoEdition, Inc. operates as an online retailer of women’s clothing items, shoes, and jewelry. It offers dresses, swimwear, footwear, clothing, lingerie, and accessories. CoEdition, Inc. was formerly known as Frigg, Inc. and changed its name to CoEdition, Inc. in November 2017. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Real

Series B in 2022
Real is making mental wellness an essential part of wellbeing. It made its mission to develop a new therapy model based on member-centered care that is affordable and effective.

Pymetrics, Inc.

Series A in 2017
Pymetrics develops neuroscience-based assessment and prediction technology to transform the way companies hire, retain, and develop their employees. It offers cognitive and emotional assessment solutions; and a personalized and dynamic recommendation engine for recruiting/hiring, retaining, and developing talent. Frida E. Polli and Julie Yoo founded Pymetrics in September 2013. Its headquarters is in New York City.

The Swell

Seed Round in 2020

OOVA Inc.

Seed Round in 2021
OOVA is a fertility diagnostic company that spun out from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Using patent pending biochemistry and artificial intelligence, OOVA learns a woman’s fertility profile by accurately measuring key hormones over time through daily urine samples. By monitoring this critical balance of hormones, OOVA can help a woman get pregnant, identify reasons she is having trouble getting pregnant, and even expose reproductive health issues like PCOS.

goTenna, Inc.

Seed Round in 2013
goTenna, Inc. develops a communications device that enables users to use smartphones to send and receive messages and share GPS location with others even there’s no central connectivity. It offers goTenna, a cognitive digital radio combined with an app that generates its own signal and automatically coordinates with other units within range. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Brooklyn, New York.

The Mom Project, Inc.

Series A in 2018
The Mom Project, Inc. provides a digital marketplace and community that connects women with companies for rewarding employment opportunities. Its platform offers work types, such as marketing, human resources, finance, technology, project management, creative, research, and sales. The company’s platform also enables companies to analyze their benefits and how they treat women in the workplace; and provides recommendations and give them a plan to make the workplace better for moms and their employees. It serves companies and jobseekers. The Mom Project, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Fiveable

Venture Round in 2020
Fiveable, Inc., an educational technology company, provides education services through its platform. It offers Fiveable, an interactive social learning platform for AP students and teachers. The company’s platform provides services in the areas of history and social science, STEM, languages, and others. Fiveable, Inc. was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

RadSwan

Seed Round in 2019
RadSwan is a consumer goods company that specializes in providing hair fashion design for black women. The company features a is a socially conscious brand targeting the hair care and protective styling needs of black women with natural hair.

goTenna, Inc.

Series A in 2016
goTenna, Inc. develops a communications device that enables users to use smartphones to send and receive messages and share GPS location with others even there’s no central connectivity. It offers goTenna, a cognitive digital radio combined with an app that generates its own signal and automatically coordinates with other units within range. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Brooklyn, New York.

Real

Seed Round in 2020
Real is making mental wellness an essential part of wellbeing. It made its mission to develop a new therapy model based on member-centered care that is affordable and effective.

Grayce

Seed Round in 2020
Grayce, Inc. operates as a health care agency for families and employees in San Francisco. The company provides personalized guidance, assistance, and support for aging adults and children. Grayce, Inc. offers assisted services, which include insurance, finances, legal plans, medical care, home care, housing, daily need, and well-being. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Modsy

Series B in 2017
Modsy combines advanced 3D graphics, computer vision, and creative curation to provide its customers with home design guidance and plans. It allows its customers to see inspirational designs and decor within the context of their own home and shows ideas for their space before making any changes. Modsy helps new homeowners, remodelers, and renters create an ideal, personalized design. It was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Luther.ai

Seed Round in 2020
Creation is limited to the memories that you remember. Consumption is limited to the memories you remember to act on. Our goal is to unlock the value captured in the forgotten memories for everyone. We unlock this by creating a Personal AI that is trained entirely on top of your own individual memory so it is authentic to you, your Personal AI is the new medium to create and consume.

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.

Betaworks Studios

Seed Round in 2019
Betaworks Studios is a new membership club for individuals looking to make a dent in the universe. Studios is your space to meet, scheme, get advice, collaborate, do a little bit of work, attend events, and host events. For 10 years betaworks has been working and networking—building companies, running accelerators, investing in talent—and now we've opened our doors and invite you to join us.
Full Harvest helps growers get the most out of a harvest and food companies save money by bringing farm excess to market. We are a B2B platform connecting large farms to food businesses to sell significantly discounted, yet perfectly good surplus and imperfectly shaped produce that would have otherwise gone to waste. Approx. 20 billion pounds of produce go to waste in the U.S. annually simply because they are not perfectly shaped for strict retailer standards. We aim to solve this problem by creating a marketplace for this unutilized edible and delicious produce. Our vision is three-fold: bring an additional revenue stream to farmers, lower the cost of healthy food production, while significantly reducing wasted food and resources. A win-win for everyone.

Goby

Seed Round in 2016
BGLG, Inc., doing business as Goby, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of electronic toothbrushes. It sells its products online.

Reaction Commerce, Inc.

Venture Round in 2016
Reaction Commerce is a modern and open commerce platform built for the scale and simplicity required by today’s business owners, designers, and developers. Reaction is the first intelligent and easily customizable cloud solution to provide real-time merchandising, pricing and promotions, and live monitoring of conversions. The full-stack platform is internationalized and localized, architected for shops and marketplaces, and is the largest JavaScript commerce project on GitHub, with developer interest growing more than 232 percent year over year. Their managed cloud solution has now seen over 14,000 signups. Reaction Commerce is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

Shine

Series A in 2018
Shine is an award-winning self-care app and community for people with anxiety & depression. Our approach to wellness: It isn’t pricey, preachy, or privileged. We pride ourselves on being accessible, actionable, and non-shamey—we believe personal growth starts with accepting who you are today. Our members take care of their mental and emotional health daily with the freemium Shine app. It delivers a new motivational message and meditation each day, plus features a library of 500+ meditations to help them cope with specific feelings and situations. Our premium members also get real-time advice from other Shine members in our private Shine Squad digital community—it’s peer-to-peer support that reminds them they don’t have to go it alone. In just two years since launching, our app already has over 10,000 5-star reviews (1 in 3 call Shine “life-changing”), we were named one of the best self-care apps of 2018 by Apple, and we’ve seen that increased use of Shine is correlated with decreases in both anxiety and depression by up to 35%. Our team is awesome. Our community is incredible. Our movement is massive. And this is just the beginning.

Shine

Seed Round in 2016
Shine is an award-winning self-care app and community for people with anxiety & depression. Our approach to wellness: It isn’t pricey, preachy, or privileged. We pride ourselves on being accessible, actionable, and non-shamey—we believe personal growth starts with accepting who you are today. Our members take care of their mental and emotional health daily with the freemium Shine app. It delivers a new motivational message and meditation each day, plus features a library of 500+ meditations to help them cope with specific feelings and situations. Our premium members also get real-time advice from other Shine members in our private Shine Squad digital community—it’s peer-to-peer support that reminds them they don’t have to go it alone. In just two years since launching, our app already has over 10,000 5-star reviews (1 in 3 call Shine “life-changing”), we were named one of the best self-care apps of 2018 by Apple, and we’ve seen that increased use of Shine is correlated with decreases in both anxiety and depression by up to 35%. Our team is awesome. Our community is incredible. Our movement is massive. And this is just the beginning.

The Mom Project, Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
The Mom Project, Inc. provides a digital marketplace and community that connects women with companies for rewarding employment opportunities. Its platform offers work types, such as marketing, human resources, finance, technology, project management, creative, research, and sales. The company’s platform also enables companies to analyze their benefits and how they treat women in the workplace; and provides recommendations and give them a plan to make the workplace better for moms and their employees. It serves companies and jobseekers. The Mom Project, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Collective Retreats

Seed Round in 2017
Collective Hotels & Retreats, Inc. owns and operates hotels and retreats in Colorado. It offers luxury tent accommodations and cabins. The company also provides on and off property dining options, such as meals, snacks, beverages, and treats. In addition, it offers various activities, including winery trips, fly fishing excursions, horseback riding and cattle roundups, jeep and ATV tours, zip adventures and zip line tours, white water rafting, and other activities. Collective Hotels & Retreats, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

BeautyCon

Series A in 2017
BeautyCon, LLC operates as a beauty and fashion conference and content portal for the Internet's beauty and fashion icons. Its portal acts as a place where fans get to meet their online influencers at marquis events, as well as learn the latest trends, advice, and more through content. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Modsy

Seed Round in 2015
Modsy combines advanced 3D graphics, computer vision, and creative curation to provide its customers with home design guidance and plans. It allows its customers to see inspirational designs and decor within the context of their own home and shows ideas for their space before making any changes. Modsy helps new homeowners, remodelers, and renters create an ideal, personalized design. It was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Cricket's Circle

Seed Round in 2015
Cricket's Circle is a retail company that offers a shoppable solution for mothers. It uses personalized content and data The company specializes in the fields of content, E-commerce, and personalization. It was founded in 2014 and headquartered in New York, United States.

HopSkipDrive, Inc.

Series A in 2016
HopSkipDrive, Inc. provides ridesharing services for children aging five years and above. The company develops HopSkipDrive, a ride service for kids to help users in their busy schedule. The company provides transportation for schools, districts, government agencies, and families. It serves customers in the Los Angeles area. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

CaptureProof

Seed Round in 2013
CaptureProof, Inc. provides a platform to share medically relevant photos and video with a care team. It offers CaptureProof, a tool to facilitate visual asynchronous communication between a medical patient and his or her existing care team. The company’s solution is used by practitioners, patients, and hospitals. CaptureProof, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California.

goTenna, Inc.

Series A in 2016
goTenna, Inc. develops a communications device that enables users to use smartphones to send and receive messages and share GPS location with others even there’s no central connectivity. It offers goTenna, a cognitive digital radio combined with an app that generates its own signal and automatically coordinates with other units within range. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Brooklyn, New York.

Breen Technologies

Seed Round in 2020
The Perygee platform brings in the appropriate context of every asset on the network alongside a toolkit for IT teams to build custom views and automations so that enterprises can adopt and scale security best practices to all assets.

Spring Health

Seed Round in 2018
Spring Health provides employers with a comprehensive and effective solution for employee mental well-being. It uses a proprietary assessment and machine-learning technology to understand all of the conditions a person may be experiencing, and use those results to match them to a care plan personalized to their needs. Each member has access to a Care Navigator to help guide them through their options, assist in booking appointments with therapists, and connect them to domain experts across work-life, legal, or financial services. It was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in New York, United States.

Zola

Series B in 2015
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.

Canela Media

Seed Round in 2020
Canela Media, Inc. operates as a digital media company. The company offers brand to connect with multicultural audiences with its free streaming service. It offers Canela.TV, video and display solutions, branded content, and influencers marketing. The company performs a comprehensive analysis for brands to understand their position on social media and identifies influencers to improve position. Canela Media, Inc. was incorporated in 2019 and is based in New York, New York.

ShooWin

Seed Round in 2017
ShooWin's proprietary platform allows Real Fans (TM) to buy and trade reservations ("options") on tickets to high demand events like sports playoffs and championships. ShooWin provides a win-win solution to pain points for both passionate fans and rights holders; simultaneously creating fun and affordable access for fans and new revenue streams for teams, leagues and event creators. Built by fans, for fans, ShooWin is based in New York City.

The Wing

Seed Round in 2015
The Wing is a network of work and community spaces designed for women with locations in New York, California, and Washington, D.C. The Wing’s mission is the professional, civic, social, and economic advancement of women through the community.

FINERY

Seed Round in 2018
They are a Fashion/Technology startup that is busy making an OS that will revolutionize the way you interact with your wardrobe.

Ringly, Inc.

Series A in 2015
Ringly designs and develops wearable technology solutions that are compact in size, but powerful in functionality. It is our belief that technology can blend more seamlessly into our lives and provide frictionless interactions with our environment, our devices and our selves. We get excited about pushing boundaries and solving big problems that will make our world a more enjoyable place to live. In 2015, we began shipping our first product and became an industry leader in fashionable wearable technology. We’ve built a specialized and integrated team that controls every aspect of the business including design, brand, software, hardware and manufacturing.

Toymail Co.

Seed Round in 2015
Toymail Co. LLC creates technology toys for kids. Its toys deliver voice messaging for kids using iPhone or Android app. The company also offers app for messaging, social issues, two-way talk, daily toymailer, and voice filters. It sells its products online. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in New York, New York.

Industrial/Organic

Seed Round in 2017
Industrial/Organic is an organic waste solutions provider that offers infrastructure-as-a-service to waste industry. The company converts food scraps into high-value resources in a distributed facility model.
Full Harvest helps growers get the most out of a harvest and food companies save money by bringing farm excess to market. We are a B2B platform connecting large farms to food businesses to sell significantly discounted, yet perfectly good surplus and imperfectly shaped produce that would have otherwise gone to waste. Approx. 20 billion pounds of produce go to waste in the U.S. annually simply because they are not perfectly shaped for strict retailer standards. We aim to solve this problem by creating a marketplace for this unutilized edible and delicious produce. Our vision is three-fold: bring an additional revenue stream to farmers, lower the cost of healthy food production, while significantly reducing wasted food and resources. A win-win for everyone.

Mented Cosmetics, Inc.

Seed Round in 2017
Mented is a luxury beauty company targeted to women of color. It is a premium beauty line that believes every woman should be able to find herself in the world of beauty. Offering nude lipstick and nail polish shades made especially for Black and Brown beauties, Mented Cosmetics believes that when it comes to beauty, no one deserves to be an afterthought.

ShooWin

Seed Round in 2015
ShooWin's proprietary platform allows Real Fans (TM) to buy and trade reservations ("options") on tickets to high demand events like sports playoffs and championships. ShooWin provides a win-win solution to pain points for both passionate fans and rights holders; simultaneously creating fun and affordable access for fans and new revenue streams for teams, leagues and event creators. Built by fans, for fans, ShooWin is based in New York City.

HopSkipDrive, Inc.

Seed Round in 2015
HopSkipDrive, Inc. provides ridesharing services for children aging five years and above. The company develops HopSkipDrive, a ride service for kids to help users in their busy schedule. The company provides transportation for schools, districts, government agencies, and families. It serves customers in the Los Angeles area. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Winnie

Seed Round in 2018
Winnie, Inc. operates an online childcare marketplace for parents to discover local daycares and preschools in the United States. It offers Winnie that is used by parents to learn about programs of daycares and preschools, including detailed descriptions, photos, tuition information, licensing status, availability data, and more. The company’s Winnie is used by childcare providers to fill their open spaces, build their wait lists, and get support and resources to run their business. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Be Maverick Co.

Seed Round in 2018
Be Maverick Co. develops Maverick, a social-networking app and website aimed at young girls and women. It is a social network that provides opportunities for Gen Z girls and young women to exercise and share their creative powers whilst connecting with fellow budding leaders, innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

WinTaxi

Seed Round in 2015
WinTaxi provides taxi cab services.

Noken

Seed Round in 2018
Noken curates trips to introduce people to a new country. Travelers adapt a Noken Travel Blueprint based on their budgets and timelines and book their accommodations, experiences and transportation. These Travel Blueprints balance helpful guidance with the ability to create your own adventure, introducing travelers to the country’s iconic landmarks as well as local gems. Once on the trip, travelers can find everything they need in the App Guide and chat with the Experience Team for real-time support. Noken gives travelers the best of both worlds: the liberation from countless hours of planning and the guidance on the ground to meet a new country.

ScribbleChat

Venture Round in 2017
ScribbleChat is a mobile messaging application.

Planet FWD

Seed Round in 2020
Planet FWD produces snacks from regenerative ingredients to reduce carbon emissions in the food system and promote carbon-capturing farming practices. The company source from farmers whose practices help capture carbon from the atmosphere. Also, the company operates a regenerative food platform that connects brands and consumers who want to create climate-friendly products. Planet FWD is based in San Francisco, California.

Sunshine

Seed Round in 2015
Sunshine develops a mobile application that enables smartphone users to share and update weather information and forecasts to neighborhood peers and communities. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Mighty Networks

Series A in 2016
Mighty Software, Inc. develops an application for social network for deep interests. It offers Mighty Networks, a Web based social software that enables people to define and share an organized series of step-by-step and day-by-day actions grouped as experiences around a topic or goal for others to do. The company’s solutions are used to create real life experiences for friends, fans, and followers. Mighty Software, Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

GLAMSQUAD

Series B in 2015
GLAMSQUAD, Inc., doing business as GLAM Group, provides on-demand beauty services in New York City. It sends trained stylists for offering hair and makeup services in homes, parties, weddings, and offices. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in New York, New York.

goTenna, Inc.

Series B in 2017
goTenna, Inc. develops a communications device that enables users to use smartphones to send and receive messages and share GPS location with others even there’s no central connectivity. It offers goTenna, a cognitive digital radio combined with an app that generates its own signal and automatically coordinates with other units within range. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Brooklyn, New York.

Molly

Seed Round in 2018
Molly develops a web based platform that makes information accessible, by cross-pollinating information posted on users various online profiles and making it available in one central location. The platform's AMA (ask me anything) feature where audiences can find answers about a certain person, with those answers being aggregated from sources, such as Medium, Twitter, and Instagram. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Alula

Seed Round in 2021
One in four Americans will get cancer in their lifetime. Alula is the place where cancer patients and their loved ones discover the things they need to feel better and get through treatment and recovery. We do this with a marketplace of products curated by other patients and oncologists, radically honest content, facilitating patient connections, and shareable treatment calendars to pick up where the hospital leaves off.

Starface

Seed Round in 2020
Starface World, Inc. discovers and sells vegan cosmetics. It offers cleansers, blackhead removers, and hydrating creams. The company sells its products through wholesalers and online. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is based in New York, New York with a location in Wallingford, Connecticut.

Flip

Angel Round in 2016
Flip is a marketplace for rental housing. Small and medium-sized landlords use Flip to find tenants and manage their properties. Renters use Flip to get out of unwanted lease contracts and into new places.

Carbon38, Inc.

Seed Round in 2015
Carbon38, Inc. owns and operates an e-commerce destination for active and performance wear for women. The company offers its own proprietary label along with curated selection of contemporary brands. It offers bodysuits, sweaters, sweatshirts, crop tops, leggings, pants, capris, and shoes. The company was formerly known as KCR Ventures, Inc. Carbon38, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Winky Lux

Seed Round in 2017
Winky Lux is a line of color cosmetics made from the highest quality ingredients known to woman-kind. All of our products are cruelty free, paraben free, phthalate free, non-toxic and heavily pigmented. We don't test on animals and we insist that our suppliers don't either. They're sustainably made and we strive to create beautiful and unusual colors to stop you in your tracks. Since we sell online, we're able to pass significant savings on to our customers. This allows us to offer a luxury product at a drug store price.

Project September

Seed Round in 2016
Project September Inc. operates an online platform for style leaders to extend their personal brands and their projects to know and new audiences. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in New York, New York.

Planet FWD

Seed Round in 2020
Planet FWD produces snacks from regenerative ingredients to reduce carbon emissions in the food system and promote carbon-capturing farming practices. The company source from farmers whose practices help capture carbon from the atmosphere. Also, the company operates a regenerative food platform that connects brands and consumers who want to create climate-friendly products. Planet FWD is based in San Francisco, California.

Thesis Couture, Inc.

Seed Round in 2015
Thesis Couture is a global fashion footwear company that focuses on reinventing the stiletto. The company uses structural engineering principles, advanced material science, and a keen focus on human factors in creating internal architecture of its products. Thesis Couture’s team includes professionals and luminaries across fashion, technology, and anatomy to create new standards in women’s high heels. The design and materials used in its products improve load distribution across the foot, impact shock, and kinematics. Thesis Couture was founded in 2013 by Dolly Singh and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

The Sill

Seed Round in 2017
The Sill offers ceramic planters potted with houseplants. It was created with a simple ambition, to inspire people to bring more of the outdoors in. Their mission is to make the experience of discovering the perfect potted plants as wonderful as the plants themselves. The Sill is the source that bridges the gap between plants and people - offering products and services that fit with your personal style, your lifestyle, and your budget.

LOLA

Series A in 2016
LOLA is the first lifelong brand for a woman’s body, providing the transparency and candor women deserve when it comes to products and content for their reproductive health.