i-Hatch Ventures

i-Hatch Ventures LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, start-up, and early stage technology investments. It also provides mezzanine financing. The firm prefers to invest in mobile data services, communications, enabling technology and applications providers, wireless and cellular infrastructure, and broadband digital convergence sectors. Within mobile and wireless and cellular, it also focuses on infrastructure, software and applications. In communications, the firm focuses on wireline telecom, and networking technology. In broadband digital convergence software, investments include new media and video technologies. Within the enabling technology and applications providers, it focuses on front and back end enablers and eCommerce. The firm seeks to invest in Northeastern United States. i-Hatch Ventures LLC was founded in February 1999 and is based in New York, New York.

Chip Austin

Partner

RL

Randolph L. Austin

General Partner and Co-Founder

Bradford (Brad) Farkas

General Partner and Co-Founder

BF

Brad Farkas

Partner

25 past transactions

ThumbPlay Ringtones, LLC

Series C in 2006
ThumbPlay Ringtones, LLC develops and offers ringtones, wallpapers, games, and text-based services for mobile phones. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in San Francisco, California.

AtHoc, Inc.

Venture Round in 2005
AtHoc, a division of BlackBerry Limited, is the pioneer and recognized leader in networked crisis communication, protecting millions of people and thousands of organizations around the world. AtHoc provides a seamless and reliable exchange of critical information among organizations, their people and devices. A trusted partner to the world’s most demanding customers, AtHoc is the leading provider to the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and safeguards numerous other government agencies and leading commercial enterprises. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the company operates around the globe. AtHoc was acquired by BlackBerry in 2015 for $250M.

Metaresolver

Seed Round in 2012
Metaresolver powers smarter media buying on mobile platforms through tighter targeting using proprietary data. 

ThumbPlay Ringtones, LLC

Series F in 2010
ThumbPlay Ringtones, LLC develops and offers ringtones, wallpapers, games, and text-based services for mobile phones. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in San Francisco, California.

The FeedRoom

Series B in 2000
The FeedRoom is a pioneer in online video communications, and a market leader in live video and digital asset management. With an unparalleled commitment to customer service, The FeedRoom provides flexible online solutions that optimize business and marketing communications for the enterprise, government and media. Industry-leading organizations, such as Autodesk, Barnes & Noble, Boeing, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hewlett-Packard, MetLife and The Pentagon rely on The FeedRoom's expertise to help engage audiences, build brands, monetize content and manage digital media assets more efficiently.

Reaxion Corporation

Series A in 2007
Reaxion Corporation engages in developing and publishing community platform tools and multiplayer mobile games. It serves entertainment companies and mobile operators in the United States. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with additional offices in Moscow, Russia; and Minsk, Belarus. As of September 10, 2008, Reaxion Corporation operates as a subsidiary of PressOK Entertainment.
BLADE is a technology-powered, short-distance aviation company committed to reducing travel friction by enabling cost-effective air transportation alternatives. They leverage their technology to enable travelers to utilize and enjoy air travel. BLADE arranges on-demand charter and scheduled flights across a diverse accessible fleet of helicopters, jets, turboprops, and seaplanes. BLADE operates in New York City, Long Island and the Hamptons, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, and many other locations.

AtHoc, Inc.

Venture Round in 2012
AtHoc, a division of BlackBerry Limited, is the pioneer and recognized leader in networked crisis communication, protecting millions of people and thousands of organizations around the world. AtHoc provides a seamless and reliable exchange of critical information among organizations, their people and devices. A trusted partner to the world’s most demanding customers, AtHoc is the leading provider to the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and safeguards numerous other government agencies and leading commercial enterprises. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the company operates around the globe. AtHoc was acquired by BlackBerry in 2015 for $250M.

Vindigo

Series C in 2002
Vindigo is one of the industry's leading mobile media companies. The company publishes and distributes mobile media through a network of partnerships that includes all tier-one U.S. wireless carriers, with combined reach of more than 140 million mobile subscribers. Vindigo sells mobile content including wallpaper, ringtones, local information, maps, news, entertainment and sports. Vindigo also provides a full suite of mobile marketing solutions to more than 100 advertisers including Cadillac and MasterCard. Vindigo is a wholly owned subsidiary of For-Side.com, one of the largest mobile media companies in the world. Vindigo understands the mobile user—and consumers love our products. Since 1999, millions of subscribers have downloaded our content, and Vindigo continues to deliver fun and easy-to-use mobile media services to consumers today. To learn more about how to add life to your phone, or how to extend your brand to mobile media, contact us today.

Datasnap.io

Angel Round in 2014
Datasnap.io was acquired by Neustar in Oct. 2015. Its platform combines technology to measure, monitor and report on user data generated by iBeacon, and other handset-originated proximity technology. Datasnap.io reports are enriched by linking to contextual location, first party transaction, and third party sources of consumer and media consumption data. The platform is distinguished by engaging visualization and verifiable metrics that are based on the founding team’s experience building market defining products in financial industry reporting, mobile advertising, and mobile media measurement.

LimeLife

Series B in 2006
LimeLife is a digital media company based in the San Francisco Bay area. LimeLife publishes a women's lifestyle site aimed at the young, 25-44 year old "super communicator" generation. It can be accessed on the web at www.LimeLife.com and mobile at m.LimeLife.com. The content is timely and life-relevant, covering the following topics: - Latest celebrity news - Life: politics, world news, green living and the economy - Entertainment news: music, TV, film & video - Fashion trends and shopping deals - Beauty trends - Love & Sex tips - Social shopping functionality LimeLife's editorial is written in a voice that is fresh, smart, sassy and fun. With its history in mobile, LimeLife continues to deliver premium content that includes games, applications, fashion wallpapers and Daily Dose text alerts that are distributed through the major U.S. carriers.

ThumbPlay Ringtones, LLC

Series D in 2007
ThumbPlay Ringtones, LLC develops and offers ringtones, wallpapers, games, and text-based services for mobile phones. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in San Francisco, California.

OpenAir

Venture Round in 2000
[OpenAir](http://www.openair.com) sells Web-based software aimed at professional services firms, including timesheets, expense reports and project management.

The FeedRoom

Series A in 2000
The FeedRoom is a pioneer in online video communications, and a market leader in live video and digital asset management. With an unparalleled commitment to customer service, The FeedRoom provides flexible online solutions that optimize business and marketing communications for the enterprise, government and media. Industry-leading organizations, such as Autodesk, Barnes & Noble, Boeing, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hewlett-Packard, MetLife and The Pentagon rely on The FeedRoom's expertise to help engage audiences, build brands, monetize content and manage digital media assets more efficiently.

Concrete Media

Venture Round in 2000
Concrete Media is a cross-team planning platform that manages projects, plans, people, and content all from one place in the cloud. It is used by brands like Kate Spade New York, M&S, Gap, and American Eagle. Concrete Media was founded in 2003 and is based in London and New York City.

ThumbPlay Ringtones, LLC

Series A in 2004
ThumbPlay Ringtones, LLC develops and offers ringtones, wallpapers, games, and text-based services for mobile phones. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Equator Technologies, Inc.

Venture Round in 2003
Equator Technologies, Inc. is a provider of system-on-a-chip processors for video streaming and image processing applications.

AtHoc, Inc.

Series B in 2000
AtHoc, a division of BlackBerry Limited, is the pioneer and recognized leader in networked crisis communication, protecting millions of people and thousands of organizations around the world. AtHoc provides a seamless and reliable exchange of critical information among organizations, their people and devices. A trusted partner to the world’s most demanding customers, AtHoc is the leading provider to the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and safeguards numerous other government agencies and leading commercial enterprises. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the company operates around the globe. AtHoc was acquired by BlackBerry in 2015 for $250M.

ThumbPlay Ringtones, LLC

Series B in 2005
ThumbPlay Ringtones, LLC develops and offers ringtones, wallpapers, games, and text-based services for mobile phones. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in San Francisco, California.

OpenAir

Venture Round in 2000
[OpenAir](http://www.openair.com) sells Web-based software aimed at professional services firms, including timesheets, expense reports and project management.

MobileSpring

Venture Round in 2000
MobileSpring is a communication solutions company. It develops messaging services that enable wireless carriers and other companies to profit from mobile messaging. The company's lead product- Metcalf Global Messaging- provides connectivity between disparate technologies and allows wireless carriers to capture the full revenue potential of mobile messaging. MobileSpring was founded by Anders Evju in 2000 and is headquartered in New York.

M:Metrics

Series B in 2005
M:Metrics develops and provides marketing and media intelligence software solutions for the mobile medium. Its products suite connects mobile consumer behavior, content merchandising, and device capabilities to provide mobile market intelligence.

The FeedRoom

Series C in 2002
The FeedRoom is a pioneer in online video communications, and a market leader in live video and digital asset management. With an unparalleled commitment to customer service, The FeedRoom provides flexible online solutions that optimize business and marketing communications for the enterprise, government and media. Industry-leading organizations, such as Autodesk, Barnes & Noble, Boeing, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hewlett-Packard, MetLife and The Pentagon rely on The FeedRoom's expertise to help engage audiences, build brands, monetize content and manage digital media assets more efficiently.

LimeLife

Series A in 2005
LimeLife is a digital media company based in the San Francisco Bay area. LimeLife publishes a women's lifestyle site aimed at the young, 25-44 year old "super communicator" generation. It can be accessed on the web at www.LimeLife.com and mobile at m.LimeLife.com. The content is timely and life-relevant, covering the following topics: - Latest celebrity news - Life: politics, world news, green living and the economy - Entertainment news: music, TV, film & video - Fashion trends and shopping deals - Beauty trends - Love & Sex tips - Social shopping functionality LimeLife's editorial is written in a voice that is fresh, smart, sassy and fun. With its history in mobile, LimeLife continues to deliver premium content that includes games, applications, fashion wallpapers and Daily Dose text alerts that are distributed through the major U.S. carriers.