Nautilus Venture Partners

Nautilus Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, start-up, early venture, mid venture, late venture, and emerging growth investments. The firm seeks to invest in technology sector with a focus on mobile, internet of things, and artificial intelligence. It prefers to invest in the United States. Nautilus Venture Partners was founded in 2015 and is based in the Cupertino, California.

George R. Chen


Brian Kang

Co-Founder and MD

Sungwon Lim

MD and Partner

Connie Sheng

Co-Founder and MD

Isabella Zhou


23 past transactions

Ayar Labs

Series C in 2022
Ayar Labs, Inc. develops optical interconnect chiplets and lasers. It offers TeraPHY, a high-density electronic-photonic chiplet and monolithic in-package optical I/O (MIPO I/O) solution. The company also provides SuperNova, a multiwavelength, multi-port light source that supplies the continuous wave (CW) light that powers TeraPHY. Its products are used in various industry verticals, such as artificial intelligence and high performance computing, cloud computing and telecommunications, aerospace and military, and light detection and ranging. Ayar Labs, Inc. was formerly known as OptiBit Inc. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Emeryville, California with an additional office in Santa Clara, California.

CallSign Ltd.

Venture Round in 2020
Callsign has built a secure mobile multi-factor authentication and authorisation engine, through the introduction of patented machine-learning biometric, behavioural, geo-location and identity analysis, combined with traditional methods. Designed for the Financial Services and IOT markets, Callsign’s crypto-engine provides unparalleled security across the enterprise, retail and consumer sectors to enable secure access, and to combat real-time phishing, Man-in-the-Middle and malware threats. Their pre-defined API connectors simplify integration into existing directory and fraud solutions, enabling highly configurable, seamless and secure access that replaces costly and unpopular device-based solutions.


Series B in 2017
DigiLens is an innovator in holographic waveguide display technology for extended reality (XR).DigiLens has developed a patented optical platform and photopolymer technology that delivers best-in-class solutions using a unique, low-cost contact-copy manufacturing process. DigiLens enables OEM partners to design and build XR-enabled devices for the global automobile, enterprise, consumer, avionics, and military industries.


Venture Round in 2020
Rainus Co., Ltd. provides electronic shelf labels (ESLs) and related accessories in South Korea. It also offers software that includes features, such as GEO location, manage location of product on shelves; Network Management System(NMS), monitor status of store’s circumstances; Layout designer, design tool for ESLs display. It products includes R1330, R750, R565, R420, R310, R290, R266, R213, and R154. The company is headquartered in Suwon, South Korea.

DriveScale Inc.

Series A in 2016
DriveScale instantly turns any data center into an elastic bare-metal cloud with on-demand instances of compute, GPU and storage, including NVMe over Fabrics, to deliver the exact resources a workload needs, and to expand, reduce or replace resources on the fly. With DriveScale, high-performance, Kubernetes clusters deploy in seconds for machine learning, advanced analytics and cloud-native applications at a fraction of the cost of the public cloud. Visit or follow us on Twitter at @DriveScale_Inc.

FarmX Inc.

Seed Round in 2017
FarmX helps farmers save time and resources while increasing productivity. FarmX’s FarmMap alerts growers about critical field available water content, plant stress indicators and environmental pest/ disease pressure with FarmMap Sensors. FarmMap Sensors push field data to the FarmMap cloud which provides real time analytics based on state-of-the-art machine learning processes. The FarmMap cloud leverages multiple data sources to drive precise recommendations that drive productivity gains while reducing costs.

Balbix, Inc.

Series C in 2022
Balbix provides comprehensive and continuous measurement of enterprise breach risk and resilience, on premise and in the cloud, across hundreds of attack methods. Balbix uses self-learning AI algorithms to predict how attacks can happen and propagate, providing actionable insights and mitigating the risk of breach. We empower security teams to prioritize initiatives, optimize security spending and ensure compliance. With Balbix, you can transform your security practice from being reactive to predictive.


Venture Round in 2020
It was developed as free and open-source software based on the official releases of Android by Google, with added original and third-party code, and based on a rolling release development model. Although only a subset of total CyanogenMod users elected to report their use of the firmware,[8] on 23 March 2015, some reports indicated that over 50 million people ran CyanogenMod on their phones.[9][10] It was also frequently used as a starting point by developers of other ROMs.


Series A in 2017
Founded in 2008, TetraVue’s Smart Vision products takes an entirely new approach to Time of Flight (TOF) technology and is the successful result of several years of experimental research. It’s designed to optimally perform in a wide array of industries, ranging from autonomous vehicles, to manufacturing, engineering, robotics, as well as for Virtual and Augmented reality applications in gaming and filming. As the visualization needs of businesses and consumers become more sophisticated, increasingly complex machines require intelligent 3D vision for maximal efficiency. TetraVue’s technology captures high definition images, in three dimensions, indoor or outdoor, and at long range with less power than a night light.

Nod, Inc.

Series A in 2015
Nod is a product of Nod, Inc. a small company based in Mountain View, CA. Nod is created by a team of engineers, scientists, and product managers who have worked on consumer electronics, hardware, and software at some of world’s most innovative places like Amazon (Lab126), Apple, Google, Facebook, Jawbone, Samsung, NASA, Zee Aero, and HP Labs. They are lucky to work with a brilliant research team that boasts Ph.D. and Masters recipients in the fields ranging from Math to Physics and Computer Science from institutions like Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, MIT and USC.

VOKE, Inc.

Series A in 2016
As of November 3, 2016, VOKE, Inc. was acquired by Intel Corporation. VOKE, Inc. develops and delivers a virtual-reality solution for live actions and events, such as sports, concerts, and fashion shows. It offers VOKE TrueVR, a real time technology platform that delivers captured, encoded, and synced content with scores, metadata, and audio. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

Hiya Inc.

Series A in 2017
Hiya is a developer of a caller identification application designed to offer a better phone experience to mobile users worldwide. The company's services identify unknown numbers and automatically blocks scam and spam threats across the globe, enabling users to stay protected and block unwanted calls.

Volta Charging

Series C in 2018
Volta Charging is a marketing and advertising company that designs, installs, and maintains a network of electric vehicle charging stations funded by sponsor brands. The company provides a valuable community amenity in markets across the U.S. helping brands meet consumers at the optimal moment of the purchase decision. It was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

eXo Systems

Series B in 2019
Exo is a medical device startup handheld ultrasound platform and AI for imaging and therapeutic applications. The company is committed to delivering affordable and easy-to-use medical imaging to healthcare professionals around the world. By delivering easy-to-use, high-quality medical imaging. Exo empowers healthcare professionals to make critical, real-time decisions that improve patient outcomes. The Exo ultrasound platform combines advances in nano-materials, novel sensor technologies, advanced signal processing, and computation with the economies of scale of semiconductor manufacturing to dramatically reduce the cost of imaging. It also represents a giant leap in imaging and therapeutics technology one that will drive the development of high-performance products that are accessible, easy-to-use, and available at a price point never before possible.


Seed Round in 2017
AIRY:3D is a startup based in Montreal bent on answering one question: our world has three dimensions, so why can’t our pictures? Our suite of passive light-field recovery technologies ensures that AIRY:3D powered cameras aren’t held hostage by auto-focus, all without sacrificing battery life or image quality. We deliver depth, simply.


Series A in 2016
Maluuba Inc designs and delivers deep learning mobile applications for natural language processing. The company offers its applications to search for weather, events, and stores; organize alarms, calendars, and calendar events; and connect with friends. It enables machines to read like a human brain by applying deep learning algorithms and reinforcement learning techniques for artificial intelligence. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Waterloo, Canada. As of January 13, 2017, Maluuba Inc operates as a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation.


Series A in 2018
AIRY:3D is a startup based in Montreal bent on answering one question: our world has three dimensions, so why can’t our pictures? Our suite of passive light-field recovery technologies ensures that AIRY:3D powered cameras aren’t held hostage by auto-focus, all without sacrificing battery life or image quality. We deliver depth, simply.


Series C in 2021
Rescale offers a software platform and hardware infrastructure for companies to perform scientific and engineering simulations. Their mission is to provide a highly powerful simulation platform that empowers the world's engineers and scientists to develop the most innovative products and perform groundbreaking research and development. It has grown rapidly to become a leading cloud simulation provider. Rescale brings the latest Silicon Valley technologies to its customers around the world. Rescale's team consists of industry thought leaders, computer scientists, and domain experts in the industries it serves. Rescale was founded in early 2011 by Joris Poort and Adam McKenzie and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Skulpt, Inc.

Series A in 2015
Skulpt was founded in 2009 by Dr. Seward Rutkove, Neurology Professor of Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Jose Bohorquez, Electrical Engineering PhD from MIT. The company develops hardware and software to help athletes and fitness enthusiasts understand their body composition and give them the intelligence to help optimize their training and reach their peak performance. The patented technology, Composition Myography (CM), measures muscle quality and fat content of each major muscle group, giving an unprecedented level of insight into an athlete's body. The Skulpt Muscle Scanner is the world's first and only handheld consumer device that measures individual muscle quality (MQ) and total body fat percentage. The Skulpt app delivers training programs tailored to the unique physique of each user, providing targeted training for optimal results. Initially a medical company, Skulpt has been awarded numerous grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health to develop CM and validate it through various clinical research trials. Composition Myography has been adopted by dozens of US hospitals and pharmaceutical companies to track the progression of patients with neuromuscular disorders. In 2013, Skulpt began to develop consumer products based on CM technology. Skulpt’s first consumer product, the Aim, was the first-ever electronic to measure muscle quality and the fat content of individual body areas. In March 2016, the company launched the next generation of the Aim, the Chisel Muscle Scanner and an accompanying iOS and Android app.