Maveron

Maveron was born in January 1998 and within six months, the company raised $75 million. Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, was a Co-Founder of the firm. Maveron's name was coined from the words 'maverick' and 'vision.' Maveron partners with entrepreneurs in the creation of extraordinary companies across what the firm calls the 'Consumer Continuum:' Partners might have only three stores, or a fantastic idea, or a technology that has yet to launch, but Maveron can see that there's tremendous potential for growth. Maveron has nearly $800 million under management. Maveron makes initial investments of $3 to $10 million in its portfolio companies and looks to partner with a small number of new companies each year. The firm raised its fourth fund of $240 million in 2008. Maveron maintains an additional office in San Francisco.

Natalie Dillon

Principal

Elise Hebb

Partner and COO

Dan Levitan

Co-Founder and Partner

Clayton Lewis

General Partner

Jerry Lu

Senior Associate

Pete McCormick

Partner

Veronica Reaves

Senior Associate

Dan Rosenberg

Investment Professional

Jason Stoffer

Partner

Anarghya Vardhana

Partner

Mike Witkowski

VP of Finance

David Wu

Partner

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SAY Media

Venture Round in 2012
Say Media is a digital publishing company. Through its award-winning Tempest publishing platform and media services, Say Media enables its portfolio of independent content creators to build passionate communities around key consumer interest areas such as Style, Living, Food and Tech. The company provides simple and accountable ways for the world’s top brands to engage with these passionate audiences, at scale, with a reach of more than 400 million people around the world. Say Media is headquartered in San Francisco and New York, with offices across North America, in the UK and Australia.

Iodine, Inc.

Venture Round in 2014
Iodine mines clinical data to help consumers make better decisions about drugs. They crunch open government datasets (FDA, CMS, VA) to create targeted, actionable tools that drive better decisions, better adherence, and better outcomes. Iodine addresses a massive need among Internet users: 23% are searching for drug information, and half of these are unsatisfied by what they find. Market incumbents WebMD (150M page views/month) and Drugs.com (50M page views/month) are designed to *not* serve user needs - they're designed to serve ad inventory aniodined hide the info users seek.

CircleUp

Seed Round in 2012
CircleUp is the investment platform providing capital and resources to innovative, early-stage consumer brands with a modern, scalable approach to private markets. CircleUp is comprised of internally-managed equity funds, a credit program, and an Insights & Connections team - all powered by Helio, CircleUp's proprietary machine learning platform. Helio collects and analyzes billions of data points to evaluates 1.3 million consumer businesses and predict future business success.

KidZui

Venture Round in 2008
KidZui provides a browser that appeals to kids and only lets them navigate certain pre-approved areas of the web.

Rep the Squad

Seed Round in 2017
Rep The Squad is a subscription-based club that provides fans the power of choice with access to a wide range of officially licensed professional sports jerseys, making it easier to amplify their fandom. Based in Seattle, Rep The Squad is co-founded and led by veteran e-commerce executive Brian Watkins. The company was developed at Madrona Venture Labs and is backed by notable investors including Madrona Venture Group, Maveron, and Aspect Ventures, as well as champion athletes Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate and Russell Okung. An investment fund associated with the owners and executives of the San Francisco 49ers also join the Rep The Squad team as official partners. Starting at launch, Seattle’s All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman will serve as a brand ambassador.

KidZui

Seed Round in 2007
KidZui provides a browser that appeals to kids and only lets them navigate certain pre-approved areas of the web.

Dia&Co

Seed Round in 2016
Dia&Co sells clothing and accessories to women who wear plus-sized apparel via a try-on-at-home model. Customers take an online survey to explain their tastes and then are shipped a five-item box of clothing and accessories. They buy the pieces they like and ship the rest back for free.Each box comes with a $20 styling fee that can be used as a credit toward a purchase of an item in the box. If a customer buys every item in a box, they receive a 25 percent discount.

Adeze

Series C in 2008
Adeze, Inc provides advertising platform for automotive, entertainment, retail, and real estate sectors. It offers adeze platform that enables advertisers and agencies to create and deliver display, video, and media ad campaigns, as well as deploy those campaigns to reach and convert prospects online. Adeze, Inc. was formerly known as IBloks, Inc. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Handle Financial

Series E in 2014
Handle Financial, Inc. develops a mobile application to conduct financial transactions for businesses to serve consumers. The Prism Money application lets consumers track real-time balances, pay same-day, and view of all accounts. Its product includes PayNearMe, which allows businesses and government agencies to accept cash payments in stores. The company's Handle Platform provides real-time bill presentment and same-day payment capabilities for a variety of financial services products. The company was formerly known as PayNearMe, Inc. changed its name to Handle Financial, Inc. in March 2017. Handle Financial, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in Sunnyvale, California.

Highrise

Seed Round in 2018
Highrise is a creative mobile community where people create avatars, express themselves, and make friends. Its platform includes built-in user-generated avatars that let its users engage in real-time virtual chats, read reviews, surf across the latest news feed and keep in touch with their friends to customize and self-designed games, enabling users to make new friends, host real-time games and create fun contents for publicizing. It was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Flywire develops a vertical payments platform designed to simplify the global payment and receivables process. Its platform utilizes vertical-specific insight and technology to optimize the payment experience while eliminating operational challenges from invoicing to payment reconciliation, enabling organizations to improve operational efficiency and protect their customers from fraudulent activity. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Lightforge Games

Seed Round in 2021
Lightforge Games is a new, all-remote studio of industry veterans on a quest to change how the world plays RPGs. They building a studio for the long haul, rooted in a culture of empathy, honesty, and growth. We're looking for wild dreamers and renaissance thinkers from all walks of life.

Flooz

Venture Round in 2000
Flooz.com is an online gift giving platform to send electronic greeting cards and online gift currency to anyone with an e-mail address.

Genies

Seed Round in 2014
Genies is a mobile app company that allows users to clone themselves. Through their Avatar Agency, consumer product, and SDK, Genies has set the foundation for swift, widespread adaptation of avatars in society, business, and culture. With over a million clothing and facial options provided, users can create their Genie to represent themself however they’d like. Genies was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Venice, California, United States.

Vacatia, Inc.

Seed Round in 2013
Vacatia, Inc. owns and operates an online resort rental marketplace for vacationing families. It provides search results and booking for resort residences, fully managed and professionally serviced timeshare properties, and resort-condominium complexes. The company was formerly known as Vacation Listing Service, Inc. and changed its name to Vacatia, Inc. in June, 2013. Vacatia, Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Imperfect Produce

Series B in 2018
Imperfect Foods provides grocery delivery service rescuing and redistributing food across multiple grocery categories – including produce, shelf-stable goods, dairy, meat and seafood. Imperfect Foods has remained hyper focused on eliminating food waste and supporting farmers and producers when it comes to excess and imperfect products. The company now rescues and redistributes food across multiple grocery categories - including produce, shelf-stable goods, dairy, meat and seafood. Its performance and agility during the COVID-19 pandemic illustrates that this mission-driven model is poised for success in the long term. -

Free Agency, Inc.

Series A in 2022
Free Agency, Inc., a talent agency, provides traditional recruiting services. It serves employers and job seekers. Free Agency, Inc. was founded in 2019 and is based in New York, New York.

BookClub

Seed Round in 2020
BookClub Inc. owns and operates BookClub.com, an author-led virtual book club. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Alpine, Utah.

Booster Fuels, Inc.

Series D in 2022
Booster Fuels, Inc. provides on-demand fuel delivery services. It offers a mobile application that enables users to order fuel. The company also provides corporate programs for employees. It delivers fuel in Austin, Fort Worth, the Los Angeles Area, Nashville, Orange County, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle. Booster Fuels, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is based in San Mateo, California.

Weave Innovations

Seed Round in 2000
Founded in 1998, Weave Innovations designs products and services that leverage the Internet to enhance the way people communicate with one another. Combining the StoryBox Connected Picture Frame and the simple-to-use StoryBox Network(SM), the company’s StoryBox platform delivers an entirely new consumer experience for picture viewing and sharing and for receiving personalized information. The company’s core philosophy is that quality of life matters, not technology — technology is merely a means to an end.

Two Chairs

Series B in 2019
Two Chairs provides high-quality, in-person psychotherapy at thoughtfully-designed clinics. The company tailors care to peoples unique needs, goals, and preferences through personalized matching and concierge insurance support. Two Chairs creates space for conversation about mental health for clients and for themselves. They also prioritize self-care and learning, growing, and supporting the community they create, together. Two Chairs is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Neighborhood Goods Inc.

Seed Round in 2019
Neighborhood Goods is a department store that features the landscape of the world’s brands, products, and concepts. More than that, Neighborhood Goods is a community, bringing thoughtful people together to shop, eat, and learn in our vibrant physical spaces, through their immersive editorial content, and more. Founded in 2017, Neighborhood Goods is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Illumix

Seed Round in 2018
Illumix develops augmented reality games. Kirin Sinha, Marianne Dang, and Alex Fu founded it in 2017, with its headquarters in Redwood City in California.

Allconnect, Inc.

Series G in 2005
Allconnect offers customers a convenient single source to compare and connect integrated media, broadband, home protection, energy and green products. Allconnect’s services are available at allconnect.com, through utility and energy companies representing over 50 million households, and via affiliates. Through more than 20 million annual consumer touchpoints, the company acquires customers, increases revenue and generates higher customer satisfaction for its partners. Allconnect’s customer satisfaction ranks in the top 10 percent of companies nationwide based on its American Customer Satisfaction Index score. Founded in 1998, Allconnect is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with offices in Houston, Texas; Lexington, Kentucky; and St. George, Utah. For more information, visit allconnect.com or follow the company on twitter.com/allconnect and facebook.com/allconnect.

Knowledge Networks

Series C in 2001
Knowledge Networks, Inc., a consumer information company, delivers consumer insights and research to researchers and marketers. It offers Knowledge Networks/SRI, which provides media research; and Knowledge Networks/PDI, which provides promotion research. The company also provides practices in media, marketing, advertising, and government and academic studies. In addition, it involves in study designs, analytics, and custom panel creation. Further, the company delivers online research through Internet panel. It serves consumer packaged goods and retail, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, government and academic research, media, yellow pages research, and financial services industries. Knowledge Networks was formerly known as InterSurvey, Inc. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

OnRequest Images

Series A in 2004
OnRequest Images, Inc. provides photography production services and software. It offers ImageScore that helps users to better understand whether photography collections are building-or diminishing-brand value by evaluating and rating current photography; and ImageScan editors review photographs to highlight any duplicate use and recommend changes to photograph library. The company also provides Photography StyleGuide, which illustrates on-brand and off-brand photography examples with clear concise directives to capture the attributes; Image Manager, an asset management solution that delivers the brand-building power of custom photography creation; and OnSet, which enables clients to review and manage the composition and direction of images from their photo shoots internationally in real-time, without leaving the office. Its services and software simplifies the creation and management of brand-aligned photography enabled through workflow platform. The company’s solutions also manages various phases of shooting and production from planning shot lists to model casting and location scouting, as well as from photographer selection through critical production and post-production processing like image editing, retouching, and licensing. OnRequest Images, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Seattle, Washington with additional offices in the United States & Europe.

Leaftail Labs Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
Leaftail Labs is a creative entertainment team obsessed with making content using bleeding edge innovation and distinct style. They believe the most exciting opportunities are found in the overlap between great, approachable content and emerging technology. Leaftail’s founders have spent their careers exploring this space and have been exceedingly lucky to work with some of the industry's most successful and innovative entertainment companies and talent.

Haute Hijab, Inc.

Seed Round in 2019
Haute HIjab is the leading US hijab brand that operates at the intersection of fashion, technology, and retail. We’re are a global community that celebrates and empowers the hijab-wearing woman by designing innovative products fueled by an obsession with superior service and craftsmanship. Our goal is to create a world where every woman feels comfortable and confident.

Lucy

Series C in 2000
Lucy are women who love to move. Just like you. They design high performance workout wear that focuses on a woman's strengths and lets her shine. Whether you're a practiced yogi, happy bootcamper or your life is a constant sprint, they're right there with you.

Renkoo

Series B in 2008
As of 6/17/09, renkoo.com is down and the company closed its doors. Renkoo created applications for social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. In 2009, Renkoo was developing a social application based on the principle that [everyone can serve](http://renkoo.wordpress.com/2009/01/09/everybody-can-serve/), working with many good people, including [ServiceNation](http://servicenation.org/), [AmeriCorps](http://cns.gov/), and the Obama team's new [USA Service dot org](http://www.USAservice.org/content/home/). In 2007 and 2008, Renkoo released popular applications such as [Haikoo Zoo](http://apps.facebook.com/haikoo-zoo/), [Car Show](http://carshow.renkoo.com/myspace/), and [Booze Mail](http://apps.facebook.com/booze-mail/), that collectively have been used by more than 36 million people over half a billion times. Renkoo started out in 2005 and 2006 building Renkoo Social Planner, an event planning service that aims to allow users to connect to their friends via email, SMS, or IM. Users start by inviting friends to participate in planning a given event, and then use the site to coordinate.

OnRequest Images

Series C in 2007
OnRequest Images, Inc. provides photography production services and software. It offers ImageScore that helps users to better understand whether photography collections are building-or diminishing-brand value by evaluating and rating current photography; and ImageScan editors review photographs to highlight any duplicate use and recommend changes to photograph library. The company also provides Photography StyleGuide, which illustrates on-brand and off-brand photography examples with clear concise directives to capture the attributes; Image Manager, an asset management solution that delivers the brand-building power of custom photography creation; and OnSet, which enables clients to review and manage the composition and direction of images from their photo shoots internationally in real-time, without leaving the office. Its services and software simplifies the creation and management of brand-aligned photography enabled through workflow platform. The company’s solutions also manages various phases of shooting and production from planning shot lists to model casting and location scouting, as well as from photographer selection through critical production and post-production processing like image editing, retouching, and licensing. OnRequest Images, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Seattle, Washington with additional offices in the United States & Europe.

InterSurvey

Series D in 2002
InterSurvey.com, create and match great domain platforms like the survey platform with talented people, applications and resources to build successful, value driven, web-based businesses quickly.

Valence Community

Series A in 2020
Valence Enterprises, Inc. operates an online community platform that connects, showcases, and empowers the global black professional community. It offers Valence, a platform that helps users to establish connections with companies and capital to create career opportunities and new ventures. The company’s platform also provides a mentor option that allows members to volunteer as a coach for other Valence users. Valence Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 2019 and is based in Santa Monica, California.

Eargo, Inc.

Series D in 2019
Eargo, Inc., a consumer-focused medical device company, develops and sells hearing aids to assist people with hearing loss in the United States. It sells its products through online stores. The company was formerly known as Aria Innovations, Inc. and changed its name to Eargo, Inc. in November 2014. Eargo, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

drugstore.com

Private Equity Round in 2001
Drugstore.com is an online provider of health, beauty, vision, and pharmacy products. Their portfolio of brands includes drugstore.com™, Beauty.com™, and VisionDirect.com™. They provide a convenient, private, and informative shopping experience while offering a wide assortment of more than 45,000 products at competitive prices.

Trupanion

Venture Round in 2011
Trupanion, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides medical insurance for cats and dogs on monthly subscription basis in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company operates through Subscription Business and Other Business segments. It serves pet owners and veterinarians through third-party referrals and online member acquisition channels. The company was formerly known as Vetinsurance International, Inc. changed its name to Trupanion, Inc. in 2013. Trupanion, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Adeze

Series B in 2006
Adeze, Inc provides advertising platform for automotive, entertainment, retail, and real estate sectors. It offers adeze platform that enables advertisers and agencies to create and deliver display, video, and media ad campaigns, as well as deploy those campaigns to reach and convert prospects online. Adeze, Inc. was formerly known as IBloks, Inc. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Keeps

Series B in 2020
2 out of 3 men will start to lose their hair by the age of 35 - but the earlier you take action, the more hair you keep. Keeps is a full-service healthcare company focused exclusively on helping men keep their hair. From expert diagnosis to affordable treatment, patient support to education, Keeps provides a regimen specific to each customer's condition through a seamless digital experience, allowing men to manage hair loss from start to finish. Keeps’ licensed physicians review each customer's information in order to identify and prescribe a unique treatment plan of FDA-approved products, and we sell them at half the price customers would pay at their local pharmacy. With Keeps, customers receive exactly what they need, and nothing they don’t. Keeps is the first brand from Thirty Madison, which is rebuilding the healthcare experience for the modern consumer.

Common Living

Series B in 2016
Common Living is a community-driven residential company that brings community, convenience, and flexibility to housing. The company's homes give people all parts of coliving, affordable rent, beautiful spaces, friendly people, reducing the hassle. The company operates collaboratively and values self-starters to ensure the work is done well. Common Living was founded in October 2015 and is headquartered in New York.

Jott

Venture Round in 2015
Seattle based Jott offers a novel and convenient service that lets users speak messages; those can be sent to themselves or others as transcribed emails or voice messages. Jott has also begun to offer a new service called Jott links. Jott Links are Web pages that receive HTTP posts and write out a text response. They are called Jott Links because they are used to “link” Jott with other services, such as blogging and social networking sites. Jaiku, Blogger, Twitter, Zillow, tumblr, and Amazon.com are some of the Jott Links available. For example, you can call Jott, say the name of the link (“Twitter!”), speak out loud your blog post, and have the message sent to Twitter. Jott can also read back any responses and send them to you via email or text message. Companies offering similar services include SpinVox and SimulScribe.

Engageli, Inc.

Series A in 2021
Engageli operates as an inclusive digital learning platform optimized for student success and that delivers engaging teaching and learning experiences across a broad spectrum of needs for higher education.

Tile, Inc.

Series A in 2015
Tile gives everything the power of smart location, locating more than six million unique items every day. Leveraging its vast community that spans 195 countries, Tile’s cloud-based finding platform helps people find the things that matter to them most. The company is based in San Mateo, CA and is backed by Francisco Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and GGV Capital. For more information, please visit Tile.com.

Pioneer Square Labs

Series A in 2015
PSL is a startup studio and venture capital fund. PSL exists to champion the next generation of founders by bringing together world-class talent, big ideas, and investment capital. Building a great startup is hard. Really hard. It requires domain expertise, uncommon talent, great execution, perfect timing, and a little luck. We work with the best entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest to turn the best ideas into fully-funded companies with rapid customer adoption. If you are an experienced execution-oriented business person or technologist looking to run and build a startup that is ready to take off, come talk with us.

Co–Star

Seed Round in 2019
Co–Star is powered by AI that merges NASA data with the insight of human astrologers.Co–Star facilitates new ways to relate to others. It’s a filter to express what can be hard to say of emotions and reactions, strengths and weaknesses, pasts and futures. It’s a tool to connect meaningfully with friends and lovers or to tread lightly with strangers and enemies.

Iodine, Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
Iodine mines clinical data to help consumers make better decisions about drugs. They crunch open government datasets (FDA, CMS, VA) to create targeted, actionable tools that drive better decisions, better adherence, and better outcomes. Iodine addresses a massive need among Internet users: 23% are searching for drug information, and half of these are unsatisfied by what they find. Market incumbents WebMD (150M page views/month) and Drugs.com (50M page views/month) are designed to *not* serve user needs - they're designed to serve ad inventory aniodined hide the info users seek.

PetCoach, Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
PetCoach is a mobile app that allows you to access instant advice from verified vets, trainers and other pet experts. PetCoach helps you become the ultimate pet parent by asking those who know best. Obtain timely advice from vets, behaviorists and other pet experts about health concerns, behavioral issues, grooming tips and much more.

NovoEd

Seed Round in 2013
NovoEd’s collaborative learning platform enables organizations to design and deliver experiential learning that drives business performance. Since the company’s founding at Stanford’s social algorithm laboratory in 2012, global corporations, executive education providers, and training firms have relied on NovoEd to develop high-value capabilities through purposeful practice and application, coaching and mentorship, and group collaboration. NovoEd’s proven approach to learning connects diverse groups of learners, mentors, and leaders in a high-impact online environment, unlocking your organization’s collective knowledge and driving measurable outcomes.

VIVE Style

Seed Round in 2016
Vive is the modern beauty concierge for the modern woman. Vive gets you a convenient, top salon appointment in just two taps. Gone are the days of searching, Yelping and calling for an appointment. Vive members can enjoy unlimited blowouts to use at salons in the Vive network.

Pinkberry

Series A in 2007
Pinkberry, Inc., owns, operates, and franchises yogurt stores in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. It offers frozen yogurt, toppings, smoothies, fruit parfaits, fruit bowls, cones, and waffle cookies. The company also provides catering services. Pinkberry, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Los Angeles, California.As of December 14, 2015, Pinkberry, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Kahala Corp.

WayUp, Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
WayUp connects students with jobs during and after college -- from summer internships to part-time gigs to full-time jobs after graduation. Businesses post a job to a targeted audience of students at any US college, and students can browse through jobs and apply for free. It was created in 2014 and is headquartered in New York, United States.

Brave Care, Inc.

Seed Round in 2019
Brave Care, Inc. offers urgent pediatric health care services. It provides treatment for allergies, asthma, cough and whooping cough, ear pain, eye problems, fever, light sedation for painful procedures, minor fracture care, minor head trauma, pediatric specific laboratory services, pediatric specific on-site x-ray, rashes, stitches, sore throats, sports physicals, stomach aches, strains and sprains, tissue glue wound closure, and urinary tract infection. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Portland, Oregon.

Eargo, Inc.

Series B in 2015
Eargo, Inc., a consumer-focused medical device company, develops and sells hearing aids to assist people with hearing loss in the United States. It sells its products through online stores. The company was formerly known as Aria Innovations, Inc. and changed its name to Eargo, Inc. in November 2014. Eargo, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Decide

Series B in 2011
Backed by early investors in Amazon, Google and eBay, Decide is a team of Seattle data scientists committed to helping consumers easily find the highest rated products and the best times to buy based on billions of data points from across the Web. Decide's price predictions have been 80 percent accurate and have helped uncover $200 million in savings. The company was co-founded by Internet search pioneer Prof. Oren Etzioni, founder of Farecast, the travel price predictor, and Netbot, the web's first comparison-shopping engine. The Seattle-based company has raised $17M in venture capital from Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital, Maveron and Madrona Venture Group as well as a handful of angel investors.

Alife

Series A in 2022
Alife develops artificial intelligence tools to assist physicians in increasing a patient's chances of pregnancy success. The company has a mission of helping people have healthy children and connects fertility specialists to patients to assists with IVF. Alife Health was founded in 2020 by Paxton Maeder-York and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.

Otis Wealth, Inc.

Series A in 2019
Otis Wealth, Inc. provides s a marketplace for alternative assets, such as collectibles, fine art, and physical spaces. It acquires high-quality assets, fractionalize them into smaller shares, and offer them as equity investments. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in New York, New York.

Pro.com

Series A in 2014
Pro.com is a full-service remodeling general contractor in Seattle, Portland, the San Francisco Bay Area, Denver, and Phoenix. Pro.com is streamlining the residential construction experience with a team of construction experts and its own technology — such as a pricing engine that makes sure bids are accurate, detailed and mobile-friendly estimates, and project management tools that give both Pro.com staff homeowners a window into their projects.

Co–Star

Series A in 2021
Co–Star is powered by AI that merges NASA data with the insight of human astrologers.Co–Star facilitates new ways to relate to others. It’s a filter to express what can be hard to say of emotions and reactions, strengths and weaknesses, pasts and futures. It’s a tool to connect meaningfully with friends and lovers or to tread lightly with strangers and enemies.

Latimer Education

Venture Round in 2010
Latimer Education is a for-profit education company that is developing an online university for African-Americans. Latimer Education is focused on developing culturally relevant, quality post-secondary online education for African-Americans.

BookClub

Series A in 2021
BookClub Inc. owns and operates BookClub.com, an author-led virtual book club. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Alpine, Utah.

Domain Money

Venture Round in 2022
A seamless and secure platform to invest in both stocks and cryptocurrencies. Earn interest on your assets, borrow against them and spend with a cryptocurrency rewards credit card - all in one place.
Flywire develops a vertical payments platform designed to simplify the global payment and receivables process. Its platform utilizes vertical-specific insight and technology to optimize the payment experience while eliminating operational challenges from invoicing to payment reconciliation, enabling organizations to improve operational efficiency and protect their customers from fraudulent activity. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Allbirds, Inc.

Series A in 2016
Allbirds, Inc. manufactures and sells footwear. It offers wool runners, tree runners, tree loungers, tree skippers, and wool loungers, and insoles for men and women; and kid’s footwear. The company sells its products through its stores and retail stores in the United States and internationally, as well as online. Allbirds, Inc. was formerly known as Bozz, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in San Francisco, California.

PayNearMe

Venture Round in 2013
PayNearMe is a provider of web and mobile-based cash payments platform designed to facilitate online purchases and bill payments. The company's platform helps users to pay with cash for a range of goods and services from companies in e-commerce, property management, consumer finance, and transportation, enabling businesses, government agencies, and retail stores to digitize their cash collection process, reduce the headache of traditional cash and money order acceptance. PayNearMe's technology provides a simple way for lenders to collect payments through an intuitive, consistent experience for their customers. In addition, payment reminders and mobile wallet integration drive more on-time payments. PayNearMe was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, USA.

Revel

Seed Round in 2021
Revel is a marketplace for women over 50 to host and attend small, local gatherings on topics of their choice. Its membership is free. It allows its members to search, discover, and sign up for nearby gatherings. And as a member, they could sign up to host gatherings on any topic they like and make a little money doing so. It was founded in 2019 by Lisa and Alexa and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Boon + Gable

Seed Round in 2016
Boon + Gable develops and delivers a personal shopping application that brings a personal stylist to the user’s home with specifically chosen items. Its mobile application changes the way men and women shop for clothes enabling users to try various items, such as shoes, jeans, pants, shirts, etc. at their home along with a stylist and return the rest. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Splash

Series A in 2015
Billions of dollars are spent on worldwide events each year, making them one of the most expensive aspects of the marketing budget. Splash is the world's first tool that optimizes and validates that spend - featuring a fully integrated platform that empowers event producers to design beautiful event pages, own every lead, sell tickets and seamlessly manage communications to deliver maximum ROI.

RDMD

Series B in 2021
AllStripes is a healthcare technology company dedicated to unlocking new treatments for people with rare disease. AllStripes has developed a two-sided platform that empowers patients to access and benefit from their own medical records and generates regulatory-ready evidence for life sciences companies.

Splash

Seed Round in 2014
Billions of dollars are spent on worldwide events each year, making them one of the most expensive aspects of the marketing budget. Splash is the world's first tool that optimizes and validates that spend - featuring a fully integrated platform that empowers event producers to design beautiful event pages, own every lead, sell tickets and seamlessly manage communications to deliver maximum ROI.

Qsent

Series B in 2002
Qsent offers contact and identity management services for various businesses. Its contact identity services source updated contact data from publicly available Telco-based contact listing records to provide contact information used in the resolution and verification of identity. The company is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

Daring Foods

Series B in 2021
Daring Foods is a startup company that produces plant-based chicken aimed to provide a healthy food alternative. The company's products include vegan meat products that are dairy and egg-free as well as contain no palm oil, genetically modified organisms, hormones, or antibiotics, thereby creating a sustainable, delicious and nutritious plant-based option for an audience that consumes chicken multiple times a week. Ross Mackay and Eliott Kessas co-founded the company in Los Angeles, California in 2018.

Madison Reed, Inc.

Series C in 2016
Madison Reed, Inc. manufactures hair care products. It offers permanent hair colors, light works products, root reboot products, root touch up products, color reviving gloss products, treatment products, shampoos and conditioners, styling products, and hair tools. The company also provides accessories, such as color bowls and brushes, coloring accessory kits, combs, hair clips, professional comb and clip kits, and professional color tool kits. In addition, it operates hair color salons in San Francisco, Corte Madera, and Walnut Creek, California; and provides franchising opportunities. The company sells its products online. Madison Reed, Inc. was formerly known as Madison Color, Inc. and changed its name to Madison Reed, Inc. in August 2013. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Masse

Seed Round in 2018
Masse is a mobile app which recommends products from people you trust.

Parlay App Inc.

Seed Round in 2020
We believe the ways companies build their products and interact with their users are fundamentally broken. Rather than speaking with users, we stare at analytics platforms. Rather than proactively seeking out their needs, we triage their complaints to support chat bots. The result is undeniable: A whole lot of companies building a whole lot of software that nobody wants. So, we built Parlor. More than just software, Parlor transforms the relationship between humans on both sides of a product – those building it & those using it.

Julep Beauty, Inc.

Series C in 2014
Julep is the world’s first full-stack beauty brand, controlling every aspect of product development – from concept and testing, to rapid manufacturing and distribution. Julep is the only beauty company that leverages crowdsourced feedback gathered via social channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to create over 300 new products a year. Julep brings products to market 10X faster than traditional beauty brands, launching products first via its Mavens online subscription community, and then expanding distribution to Julep.com, Sephora, QVC, and Nordstrom.

Elpha, Inc.

Seed Round in 2019
Elpha, Inc. provides an online private community that helps women to discuss technology related topics. It offers a daily feed of member-generated conversations on personal and professional topics and allows women to discuss and collaborate on projects and help each other to find new career opportunities. Elpha, Inc. was incorporated in 2019 and is based in Oakland, California.

TrueFacet, Inc.

Series A in 2016
TrueFacet, Inc. operates an online marketplace for buying and selling jewelry and watches. The company offers new and pre-owned rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, cufflinks, and brooches; and watches for men and women. It serves buyers and sellers. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in New York, New York.

CircleUp

Series A in 2013
CircleUp is the investment platform providing capital and resources to innovative, early-stage consumer brands with a modern, scalable approach to private markets. CircleUp is comprised of internally-managed equity funds, a credit program, and an Insights & Connections team - all powered by Helio, CircleUp's proprietary machine learning platform. Helio collects and analyzes billions of data points to evaluates 1.3 million consumer businesses and predict future business success.

Allbirds, Inc.

Series B in 2017
Allbirds, Inc. manufactures and sells footwear. It offers wool runners, tree runners, tree loungers, tree skippers, and wool loungers, and insoles for men and women; and kid’s footwear. The company sells its products through its stores and retail stores in the United States and internationally, as well as online. Allbirds, Inc. was formerly known as Bozz, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Happy Returns, Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
Happy Returns, Inc. provides in-person returns for online shoppers. It develops a network of Return Bars, kiosks, that enables shoppers to return items in-person and get an immediate refund. The company then ships the item back to the e-commerce companies. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Santa Monica, California.

General Assembly

Series B in 2012
General Assembly provides education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love. It was founded in 2011 and headquartered in New York, United States.

Bold

Seed Round in 2021
Bold is an at-home digital fitness program designed to help older adults live their strongest, happiest, and healthiest lives. As a member, you’ll enjoy instant access to expert trainers, scientific assessments, and personalized workout plans to help you improve your strength, flexibility, and balance — so you can chase the life you want, at any age.

Visor

Seed Round in 2017
Visor Inc., an online tax filing and advisory solution, specializes in advising urban professionals. It prepares annual returns and provides year-round tax advice. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California with locations in Miami, Florida; Marietta, Georgia; New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; Seattle, Washington; Washington, DC; Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Denver, Colorado; and Los Angeles, California.

Service

Seed Round in 2015
Service gets you paid when your flight is delayed or cancelled.

smartbargains.com

Venture Round in 2002
SmartBargains.com is an e-commerce platform that enables users to find and purchase products. The platform’s product categories include bedding and bath, home décor, watches, jewelry, eyewear, handbags, eyewear, and more. SmartBargains.com was launched by Michael Schreck and is based in Aventura, Florida.

eStyle

Series C in 2000
eStyle operates BabyStyle, a platform that provides online and offline retail locations for baby products.

Earnest Operations LLC

Series A in 2015
Earnest Operations LLC provides student loan refinancing, private student loans, and personal loans. Its private student loans include undergraduate private student loans, graduate private student loans, cosigned private student loans, business school loans, medical school loans, and law school loans. Its personal loans include credit card consolidation, engagement ring, home improvement, moving and relocation, vacation, and wedding loans. It serves clients in the United States through its platform. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California. As of November 3, 2017, Earnest Operations LLC operates as a subsidiary of Navient Corporation.

Parade

Series A in 2021
Parade is an underwear company that creates designer and eco-friendly fabrics undergarments. Their product is made of 85% recycled polyamide and all materials are Oeko-Tex certified, meaning they're free from harmful chemicals that pollute skin and environment, enabling users with all-day comfort. The company is based in Brooklyn, New York.

LOOM

Seed Round in 2020
LOOM is a wellbeing platform empowering women through reproductive and sexual health education. Weaving together inclusivity, empathy and science, LOOM is an entirely new approach to health education that helps women thrive in their bodies at every stage. Founded in 2016 by Erica Chidi and Quinn Lundberg, LOOM is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Hammerhead Navigation

Seed Round in 2019
Hammerhead Navigation provides a smartphone based bike navigation device that guides racecar drivers or fighter pilots to and through the safest and enjoyable bike routes with turn-by-turn instructions. The company’s system allows its users to discover a ride based on their preferences, including hills, distance, scenery, or difficulty; and share them with the community. It serves customers through its online store in the United States and internationally. The company is based in New York City, New York.

Juxta Labs

Convertible Note in 2015
Juxta Labs Inc. is a mobile startup that develops and launches a peer-to-peer messaging application that connects people without Internet access. It offers Jott Messenger, a text and photo messaging application to connect friends from school, work, and Instagram. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Waeve

Seed Round in 2021
Waeve Inc. is an eCommerce company that sells limited drop ready-to-wear wigs to millennial and Gen Z black women. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Virtuix

Seed Round in 2014
Virtuix Inc. manufactures virtual reality (VR) gaming products. It offers products, such as Omni shoes, Virtuix Omni tracking pods that attach to the Omni shoes and track the movement of each foot at all times, Omni Harness, Omni Controller Mount, Virtuix VR boom, VR rack, VR stands, VR blinder, Omni kids kit, XS harness Insert, Omni base, Omni soap, Retractable banner, and Standee. The company also develops Omniverse ESPORTS, a virtual reality motion platform for gaming applications; Omniverse, a content distribution and arcade management platform; and Omniverse VR ARENA, a virtual reality attraction that lets players run inside video games. Virtuix Inc. sells its products online and through distributors. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Austin, Texas with additional offices in Zhuhai and Shanghai, China. Virtuix Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Virtuix Holdings Inc.

Gallant Pet, Inc.

Series A in 2019
Gallant Pet, Inc. offers stem cells preservation services for pets in the United States. It collects and banks stem cells from the tissue during a routine spay/neuter. It sends a platelet rich plasma (PRP) kit for use on patient dogs that have osteoarthritis or other musculoskeletal ailments. It also engages in clinical research of effective stem cell therapies. Gallant Pet, Inc. was formerly known as Pet Labs Inc. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

JetClosing, Inc.

Series A in 2018
JetClosing is the digital title and escrow company for real estate transactions. Through its platform, JetClosing provides unprecedented transparency, security, and efficiency throughout the home closing process. With a presence in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington, JetClosing's team of veteran title professionals and technology leaders is expanding nationwide to provide digital title and escrow services to buyers, sellers, agents, lenders, and borrowers. The company was founded in 2016 by Daniel Greenshields and is based in Seattle, Washington, United States.

Thirty Madison, Inc.

Series A in 2018
Thirty Madison, Inc., a digital health company, owns and operates web-based platforms for patients with hair loss, migraines, and other chronic conditions. It offers Keeps, a subscription-based online marketplace for over-the-counter medications for men’s hair loss prevention. The company also provides Cove, an online doctor visit and prescription service to treat migraine. In addition, it offers Evens that helps to treat acid reflux. Thirty Madison, Inc. was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Astoria, New York.