SoftBank Corp.

SoftBank Capital is no longer investing. The firm is a venture capital arm of SOFTBANK CORP and specializing in seed, startup, series A, growth capital, early, mid, and late investments. The firm does not invest in PIPE transactions. It specializes in investments in technology-based services with a focus on socially-driven applications, services, and content that is accessible across platforms and devices, digital media, social media, online advertising, financial technology, e-commerce, B2Bcommerce, mobile applications, cloud computing, social platforms, telephone equipment, enterprise software, consumer mobile, consumer Internet, consumer and enterprise gaming, mobile, commerce platforms, mobile enterprise, and local marketplaces, social marketing, and commercially available broadband. The firm seeks to invest in the United States including West Coast and New York and in Indonesia. It primarily invests between $5 million and $15 million. The firm seeks to co-invest and in companies at early revenue or near revenue. It prefers to be a minority investor in each of its portfolio companies with one or more board seat. SoftBank Capital was founded in 1999 and is based in Newton Center, Massachusetts with additional offices in Buffalo, New York; New York, New York; and San Carlos, California.

314 past transactions

Buzzfeed, Inc.

Series C in 2012
BuzzFeed is a news and entertainment company that is redefining online advertising with its social, content-driven publishing technology. BuzzFeed provides the most shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment, and video across the social web to its global audience of more than 200M. It covers breaking news, produces original video, and creates content that people want to share on the web. BuzzFeed was founded in 2006 by Jonah Peretti and John Johnson. It is headquartered in New York, N.Y.

Kolonial.no AS

Venture Round in 2021
Oda is an online grocery retailer that provides door-to-door delivery services. It offers a huge range of fresh produce groceries to millions of doorsteps. Using the data-driven methodology, with a focus on sustainability all the way along the chain, the company aims to build an efficient retail system in the world. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

Intent Media Works

Series B in 2007
Intent Media Works provides technology and services for the distribution of licensed digital media content and advertising via the internet and peer-to-peer file trading systems. The company also provides security and various licensing options for digital media files and allows its clients for territory restrictions, expiration dates, variable pricing, and device output selection.

Domio, Inc.

Private Placement in 2018
We are revolutionizing the group travel experience in order to connect the world through travel. Our curated end-to-end guest experience, driven by technology, data, and human connections every step of the way, is what allows us to craft the most delightful experiences for our guests. Whether it’s in one of our upscale apartment-hotels in New Orleans, penthouses in Nashville, or ocean-side homes in San Diego, guests can expect a distinguished level of style and comfort, round-the-clock concierge services at their disposal, and ample space to connect with friends and family. With Domio, feel at home anywhere in the world.

Yieldify Ltd.

Series A in 2015
Yieldify creates smart and simple marketing technology products that predict customer behaviour to optimize customer experience with brand revenue. Trusted by over 500 brands on more than 1,000 websites globally, Yieldify helps some of the world’s innovative companies drive incremental revenue, including Marks and Spencer, French Connection, Steiner Sports, Omni Hotels and Anthropologie. 3 years ago Yieldify only existed in the minds of its two founders. Fast forward to today and the company holds a position as one of the fastest growing tech startups in UK history with 5 offices spanning 3 continents, over 170 employees, 1000+ customers and 7 digit funding (from Google Ventures and Softbank). Plus a few awards thrown in for good measure.

Cheezburger

Venture Round in 2012
Cheezburger is a Seattle-based company that operates a network of social humor websites, including such as I Can Has Cheezburger, FAIL Blog, Know Your Meme, and Memebase. It enables its website visitors to view, create, or remix themes and share their favorite funny pictures. Cheezburger has published five books: A LOLcat Colleckshun, How to Take Over Teh Wurld, FAIL Nation, GRAPH OUT LOUD, and I HAS A HOTDOG: What Your Dog Is Really Thinking. Cheezburger was founded by Ben Huh and Eric Nakagawa in September 2007 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Shareablee Inc.

Series A in 2014
Launched in 2013, Shareablee Inc (http://www.shareablee.com) is the leading authority on audience intelligence, competitive benchmarking and actionable insights for social media. The official social media analytics partner of comScore, Shareablee measures a census of global properties and collects brand audience and engagement data across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Tumblr, LinkedIn, YouTube and Pinterest.

Airspan Networks

Post in 2021
Airspan Networks is a global provider of 4G broadband wireless systems and solutions that deliver high-speed data, voice and multimedia services. Airspan’s products serve operators and vertical markets such as smart utilities, transportation and public safety around the world in both licensed and unlicensed frequency bands covering from 700MHz up to 6GHz. Its products have been deployed in over 100 countries by 500 operators, 100 of which use Airspan’s 4G products. Airspan has a unique combination of in-house skills addressing the LTE, WiMAX, Wi-Fi and VoIP technologies and develops industry-leading products by combining these technologies in innovative ways in order to deliver new and advanced solutions. Airspan offers a comprehensive range of products to meet the connectivity requirements of a wide variety of applications. With a pioneering suite of 4G radio access network (RAN) products, Airspan delivers first-ever solutions to bridge connectivity gaps, provide improved end-user personal broadband experiences, and connect a myriad of vertical market organizations to reliable, robust 4G broadband.

RedMart

Series B in 2014
RedMart Limited operates an online grocery portal in Singapore. The company allows customers to buy fresh produce, meat and seafood, dairy and chilled, bakery, frozen, beverages, food cupboard, alcohol, health and beauty, household and pet, baby and child, and home and outdoor products online. It also provides home delivery services. RedMart Limited was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Singapore. As per the transaction announced on November 2, 2016, RedMart Limited operates as a subsidiary of Lazada South East Asia Pte. Ltd.

EdCast

Private Placement in 2018
EdCast is an AI-powered knowledge cloud for unified discovery, knowledge management, and personalized learning. EdCast aggregates all learning content including those from LMS, intranet, external providers, subject matter experts, and preferred resources on the web. The company's machine learning curation engine ensures that only the highest quality, most relevant, and contextual content is presented to your team. EdCast’s AI-based targeting engine learns about your team and makes continuous learning recommendations directly to where they are working – including Slack and Salesforce.

Bluefin Labs

Series B in 2012
Bluefin Labs is a social TV analytics company providing solutions to brand advertisers, advertising agencies and TV networks. Bluefin Labs’ technology, data and professional services enable clients to tap into data at scale that links people’s social media commentary to the shows and commercials they watch on TV. Grounded in 15 years of cognitive science and machine learning research at the MIT Media Lab, Bluefin Labs was founded in 2008 and has offices in Cambridge, MA and New York, NY. Bluefin Labs was acquired by Twitter on February 5, 2013. For more about Bluefin Labs, visit www.bluefinlabs.com.

Zynga Inc.

Series B in 2010
Zynga develops, markets, and operates social games as live services played on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms in the United States and internationally. It offers its online social games primarily under the Slots, Words With Friends, Zynga Poker, and FarmVille franchises. The company’s games are accessible on mobile platforms, Facebook, and other social networks. It also provides advertising services to advertising agencies and brokers. Zynga was established in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Reonomy

Series C in 2018
Reonomy leverages big data, partnerships, and machine learning to connect the fragmented world of commercial real estate. Reonomy products empower individuals, teams, and companies to unlock insights and discover new opportunities by providing unparalleled access to property intelligence.

NetEase

Series A in 1999
NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) is a leading internet technology company dedicated to providing premium online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce. NetEase develops and operates some of the most popular PC-client and mobile games. Also, we operate Yanxuan, an e-commerce platform that caters to the rising middle-class consumer market in China as well as offering advertising, e-mail and other innovative services including music and online education.

SnapPea

Series B in 2014
SnapPea is desktop software that enables users to manage their Android and iOS downloads from their PC. Users can also browse through and download applications, Mp3 files, YouTube videos, and more. SnapPea was launched by Junyu Wang in June 2012 and is based in Beijing, China.

Reonomy

Series B in 2015
Reonomy leverages big data, partnerships, and machine learning to connect the fragmented world of commercial real estate. Reonomy products empower individuals, teams, and companies to unlock insights and discover new opportunities by providing unparalleled access to property intelligence.

NeuroSky

Venture Round in 2013
The NeuroSky MindWave is exercise equipment for children's minds. It safely monitors electrical EEG brainwave impulses from the forehead, which pass through mathematical algorithms determining mental states such as attention and relaxation. Ten neuroscience apps, featuring BrainCubed mental scoring, are bundled, including intelligence, mental fitness and game applications. NeuroSky technology is found in more EEG devices than any company. NeuroSky MindWave headset is our first product available for the consumer market.

Piictu

Seed Round in 2011
[Piictu](http://piictu.com) is a powerful, fun and simple way to **talk and play with your friends from your mobile phone using pictures**. You simply snap a piic, post it to Piictu and your social networks, and watch it get live picture responses from your friends and community at large. [In other words](http://piictu.com/faq), Piictu is an influence-based photo gaming tool and community. Another way to look at it is as a powerful“interactive social picture-stream generator. As a game Piictu is an awesome tool for brands to engage with their customers. As an application it is the easiest, funnest way to play, share and interact through pictures with the world, from your mobile phone.

Gilt Groupe, Inc.

Series E in 2011
Gilt Groupe retails luxury goods online in the United States. It provides its members access to a range of merchandise that includes fashion for women, men, and children; home decor and unique activities in select cities and destinations. Gilt Groupe offers clothing, shoes, and accessories for men; and clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, jewelry and watches, health and beauty products, and maternity wear for women. It also provides gear and equipment, feeding products, toys, games and books, furniture and decor, bedding and bath products, and maternity wear as well as clothing, shoes, and accessories for babies and kids. Moreover, Gilt Groupe offers furniture, bedding and bath products, rugs, lighting, decor and accessories, kitchen and dining products, luggage, gear and gadgets, pet accessories, and candles and holders for home. Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Alexis Maybank, Dwight Merriman, Jason Binn, Kevin Ryan, and Michael Bryzek founded First Look in 2007 that later became Gilt Groupe. Gilt Groupe has its headquarters in New York City. It operates as a subsidiary of Hudson's Bay Company as of February 1, 2016.

Fitbit

Series D in 2013
Fitbit inspires people to exercise more, eat better and live healthier lifestyles. The company is developing an ultra-compact wireless wearable sensor, called the Fitbit Tracker, that automatically tracks data about a person's activities, such as calories burned, sleep quality, steps and distance. The Fitbit Tracker collects activity data automatically while it is worn by the user all day. The collected data is wirelessly uploaded to a website where the wearer can see their data and track their progress toward personal goals. The website provides a motivational interface where users can share their progress, compare themselves against similar people and work toward virtual goals with their friends, family and co-workers. At the website, users can also manually log nutrition, weight and other health information in order to gain a complete picture of their health. Fitbit makes it easy to achieve a healthy lifestyle by automating the collection of health data and providing a motivating and entertaining user interface.

Alchip

Series C in 2004
Alchip Technologies, Inc. offers silicone design and manufacturing services for complex and high-volume system-on-chip (SoC) designs. With the increase of the complexity of IC design technology and the demand of pushing products into the market, Alchip is dedicated to provide resolution schemes with the highest cost-benefit ratio for clients, making sure that clients can tape out successfully once and push their products into the market quickly, and it is committed to transcending clients' expectation of product quality, reliable service, and timely production in large numbers, becoming the best silicon design service partner of clients.

Ola Cafe

Series D in 2014
Ola operates a mobile technology platform that integrates city transportation for customers and driver partners in India. Its mobile application allows its customers to book a range of cabs, auto-rickshaws, bikes, and shuttle buses. Ola's mobile application allows customers to book city taxi, outstation travel, car rental, and corporate travel services. Its mobile application is available on Windows, Android, and iOS platforms. Ankit Bhati and Bhavish Aggarwal founded Ola on December 1, 2010. It has its headquarters with additional offices in Bengaluru in India.

Rivermine Software

Series D in 2009
Rivermine Software, Inc. provides software solutions to automate the telecommunications expense management lifecycle to enterprises and government agencies. The company offers Telecom Expense Management (TEM) solutions to automate procurement and order provisioning, invoice processing and auditing, inventory and asset management, and network optimization. Its products include Inventory Engine, which builds and maintains a current repository of users’ wired, wireless, and data networking assets; Rivermine Service Order Manager that creates, validates, and tracks telecom orders ranging from request through approval and provisioning; Rivermine Finance Manager, which enables automated invoice processing, bill validation, cost allocation, and auditing; and Rivermine Clarity that provides visibility into and control over telecom spend through packaged dashboards, reports, and drill-down analytics. The company also provides managed services, including telecom contract analysis, rate benchmarking, and negotiation; historic and ongoing audit, and carrier dispute/collection; and circuits, equipment, services, and electronic and paper invoices handling. In addition, its services comprise hardware, network access, application and database back-up and restore procedures, system security, and monitoring for the TEM software, as well as software implementation, management consulting, training, and product support. Rivermine Software, formerly known as Telco Exchange, was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia

PayPay

Venture Round in 2017
PayPay is an online payment app.This benefit is not applicable when paying with PayPay online payment service. * 2 For PayPay, per person, the “granting limit for one payment” is equivalent to 15,000 yen, and the “total granting limit for one month” is equivalent to 30,000 yen. If you pay by credit card other than Yahoo! Card, the grant rate is 0.5%. * 3 If you pay with a credit card other than Yahoo!

IgnitionOne

Series B in 2014
IgnitionOne is a marketing technology and services that offers cloud-based customer intelligence solutions to enterprise marketers. It provides a customer intelligence platform that empowers marketers to find and engage their most valuable customers across channels to maximize overall results. Its solution also provides a single platform to leverage customer data from a range of systems to power effective omnichannel targeting and personalization. IgnitionOne was founded in 2004 and is based in New York, United States.

PureVideo Networks

Series A in 2005
PureVideo is a online video portal where users can upload and browse videos by category.

Lover.ly

Series A in 2014
Lover.y is the wedding inspiration and content site helping savvy couples plan their weddings online. From thousands of helpful wedding planning articles to their weekly free wedding planning newsletter, couples turn to Loverly as their trusted source for planning their dream wedding.

PayPay

Venture Round in 2017
PayPay is an online payment app.This benefit is not applicable when paying with PayPay online payment service. * 2 For PayPay, per person, the “granting limit for one payment” is equivalent to 15,000 yen, and the “total granting limit for one month” is equivalent to 30,000 yen. If you pay by credit card other than Yahoo! Card, the grant rate is 0.5%. * 3 If you pay with a credit card other than Yahoo!

Dialpad, Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
Dialpad, Inc. designs and develops a cloud-based platform for enterprise communications. The company provides voice; video; group messaging; SMS; MMS; conferencing; screen and document sharing services. Its customers include Motorola Solutions, ClassPass, Warby Parker, Vivint, and Hillary Clinton. It has strategic alliances with SoftBank Corp. Dialpad, Inc. was formerly known as Switch Communications, Inc. and changed its name to Dialpad, Inc. in February 2016. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is based in San Francisco, California.

SyncVoice Communications

Series B in 2007
SyncVoice Communications offers true lifecycle management solutions regardless of convergence level, vendor device or network topology. The company is based in Costa Mesa, California.

Mobile Posse

Private Placement in 2018
Mobile Posse, Inc. provides mobile content discovery solutions that help wireless carriers and device manufacturers capitalize on the mobile advertising economy. It offers First Feed, a mobile content discovery platform on handsets that allows carriers’ customers to opt in to receive engaging daily content; a CRM solution that enables direct customer outreach to resolve issues; and a web portal, which provides engaging default home pages that turn cost centers into profit centers. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Arlington, Virginia with an additional office in New York, New York. As of February 28, 2020, Mobile Posse, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Digital Turbine Media, Inc.

Hyperpublic

Seed Round in 2010
Hyperpublic is an open database of people, places, and things tied to a specific location. Anyone can add objects to the database and developers will be able to build applications on top of the data.

Wildcard

Series A in 2013
Wildcard is a seamless replacement for the Internet on your phone. Wildcard's vast library of cards delivers the mobile web faster than any browser, and in a fraction of the time it takes to download native apps.

Buzzfeed, Inc.

Series A in 2008
BuzzFeed is a news and entertainment company that is redefining online advertising with its social, content-driven publishing technology. BuzzFeed provides the most shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment, and video across the social web to its global audience of more than 200M. It covers breaking news, produces original video, and creates content that people want to share on the web. BuzzFeed was founded in 2006 by Jonah Peretti and John Johnson. It is headquartered in New York, N.Y.

Grab Media

Private Equity Round in 2009
Grab Media (formerly Grab Networks) is a leading premium video distribution company that connects premium video content from a wide collection of professional sources and brand-name advertisers to ideal viewers. Marketers rely on Grab Media to position their message in front of large-scale, engaged audiences, so they can focus on brand promotion.

Interactions LLC

Venture Round in 2013
Interactions LLC provides a hosted interactive voice response (IVR) service that enables companies to interact with their customers. Its solutions include HumanTouch, a platform for automated voice and other interactive systems that engages customers in a conversation; Curo Speech, an automatic speech recognition and text to speech application to modernize customer care interactions; and voice, mobile, Web, and consumer electronic interactions. The company serves various financial services and technology industries. Interactions LLC was founded in 2004 and is based in Franklin, Massachusetts with a technology center in Carmel, Indiana. It has additional offices in Austin, Texas; and Franklin, Massachusetts.

Goodmail Systems

Series B in 2006
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GroundTruth

Series D in 2014
GroundTruth is a global location technology company that drives results with real data. They believe in the power of place. Build your brand, increase sales and more by building off what real people are doing in the real world, mapped using their proprietary Blueprints technology. GroundTruth delivers superior consumer insights by seeing more people and places than anyone else, with an unrivaled first-party database of 95 million active monthly users and 17 million active daily users, across 100 million places and points of interest. GroundTruth currently serves 21 countries globally.

Grab

Series D in 2014
Grab operates a mobile technology platform that integrates city transportation for driver-partners and customers in South East Asia. It offers services like GrabTaxi, GrabCar, GrabHitch, GrabShare, GrabCoach, GrabShuttle, GrabShuttle Plus, GrabFamily, JustGrab, GrabNow, and GrabRental. Grab offers services in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Anthony Tan and Tan Hooi Lng founded it in 2012 and is headquartered in Singapore. It has additional offices in Seattle, Beijing, Bangalore, Jakarta, and Vietnam.

LRN

Venture Round in 2000
LRN Corporation provides ethics and compliance (E&C) knowledge solutions to companies worldwide. It offers ethics and compliance education solutions that include online courses on universally relevant topics ranging from anti-bribery to trade controls; custom courses; online E&C and compliance materials through mobile devices; and vignettes that capture and present the essence of an ethical principle or compliance challenge. The company also provides E&C advisory services, such as services in the areas of code of conduct; model code system that allows constructing model code of conduct courses; and code of conduct mobile application. In addition, it offers gamification, mobility and adaptive learning, program effectiveness index, and metrics and data solutions; and catalyst AR, an augmented reality application for businesses to enhance compliance programs. LRN Corporation has a strategic partnership with Leeds Equity Partners, LLC. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Los Angeles, New York, Montreal, Paris, London, Santiago, Mumbai, and Australia.

Jump Ramp

Series B in 2013
Considered one of New York City’s fastest growing mobile-first companies, Jump Ramp is the leader in delivering innovative promotions, rewards and instant winning experiences through free mobile casual gaming. Connecting consumers with our top partners in mobile gaming, commerce, branding and product discovery. We are backed by premiere VCs including SoftBank Capital, Bullpen Capital. Founders Collective and LeadEdge Capital. Our flagship app Lucktastic launched on Android in 2014 and has quickly built an engaged, enthusiastic and loyal customer base attracting nearly 10 million installs in the US on Android and iOS. Lucktastic is consistently ranked in the top 3 within the lifestyle category on the Google Play Store alongside brands like Tinder, Zillow, and Starbucks as well as top 10 respectively in the Apple Store. With a dominant social footprint that includes nearly 2 million Facebook fans, the Lucktastic brand has a reach that extends 12 million weekly unique American consumers. We have a strong focus on extending our brand and becoming a household name in the US. Jump Ramp looks to grow a network of apps and innovative content beyond our flagship app with an eye on expanding to Asia and other International markets. Jump Ramp prides itself on being a close knit team with nearly 40 employees, and looking to double in the next 18 months. We look for talent that thrives in an innovative entrepreneurial environment, is excited about consumer products that touch millions of Americans and who embrace our exciting diverse NYC culture. We’re not afraid to move fast and break things as we release, launch, iterate, update and announce - sometimes all in the same day! So if you thrive on solving problems in the mobile space that have never been tackled before, come join our team!

WorkMarket

Series B in 2013
WorkMarket, backed by Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures, is the world's leading enterprise-class platform and marketplace for managing contractors and freelance labor. It was founded in 2010 with a simple yet ambitious vision: to power the future of work. WorkMarket helps some of the biggest companies in the world unlock new levels of productivity, engagement and growth.

ACV Auctions

Private Placement in 2018
ACV Auctions, Inc., a wholesale automotive auction company, operates a mobile platform that enables used-car dealers to view, bid, and purchase car inventory via online auctions. Its dealer-to-dealer and online automotive marketplace allows used car dealers to select the type of cars they wish to purchase; companies to send an alert to the dealer’s mobile device when vehicles become available; and dealers to follow live auctions. ACV Auctions, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is based in Buffalo, New York.

Jump Ramp

Series A in 2011
Considered one of New York City’s fastest growing mobile-first companies, Jump Ramp is the leader in delivering innovative promotions, rewards and instant winning experiences through free mobile casual gaming. Connecting consumers with our top partners in mobile gaming, commerce, branding and product discovery. We are backed by premiere VCs including SoftBank Capital, Bullpen Capital. Founders Collective and LeadEdge Capital. Our flagship app Lucktastic launched on Android in 2014 and has quickly built an engaged, enthusiastic and loyal customer base attracting nearly 10 million installs in the US on Android and iOS. Lucktastic is consistently ranked in the top 3 within the lifestyle category on the Google Play Store alongside brands like Tinder, Zillow, and Starbucks as well as top 10 respectively in the Apple Store. With a dominant social footprint that includes nearly 2 million Facebook fans, the Lucktastic brand has a reach that extends 12 million weekly unique American consumers. We have a strong focus on extending our brand and becoming a household name in the US. Jump Ramp looks to grow a network of apps and innovative content beyond our flagship app with an eye on expanding to Asia and other International markets. Jump Ramp prides itself on being a close knit team with nearly 40 employees, and looking to double in the next 18 months. We look for talent that thrives in an innovative entrepreneurial environment, is excited about consumer products that touch millions of Americans and who embrace our exciting diverse NYC culture. We’re not afraid to move fast and break things as we release, launch, iterate, update and announce - sometimes all in the same day! So if you thrive on solving problems in the mobile space that have never been tackled before, come join our team!

Techstars Kansas City Accelerator

Venture Round in 2011
The Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with GINCO is expanding Techstars’ presence in the Middle East. GINCO is a full service general contracting firm, covering the full lifecycle of the construction process from concept to execution and supervision. Dubai is known for their leadership in technology innovation. Pioneering entrepreneurs leading innovative companies solving challenges in transportation, construction, wellness, IoT, robotics, & beyond should apply, no matter your location.

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.

Surface Travel, Inc.

Private Placement in 2015
Surface Hotels is simple: They bring you the world’s best-designed hotels at the best available rates, and then give you upgrades and benefits—for free. They are constantly exploring new territories and writing about them. Most of all, They care about the hotels They stay in--, because they’re where design and travel meet. When They visit one, They consider everything individually and holistically: the bedrooms, the halls, the restaurants, the roof decks, the gardens, the spas. And then They share what They find, with you. There are incredible hotels all over the world, and behind them are fascinating stories and amazing people. Let us connect you.

Poptip

Seed Round in 2012
Poptip is a conversation analysis platform that helps brands and media fully understand public opinion in real-time and make decisions quickly based on that opinion. The platform simultaneously empowers the public’s voice and turns their opinions into actionable data. Poptip’s clients include L’Oreal, NBA, ESPN, NFL, Spotify, Budweiser and Yoplait. The New York-based company was founded in 2012 by Kelsey Falter. Poptip has raised $2.4 million to date in funding notably from Lerer Ventures, SoftBank Capital and RSE Ventures. For more information, please visit www.poptip.com.

Humane Inc

Series B in 2021
Humane Inc is a technology company that creates and sells consumer hardware, software, and services. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.
States Title Holding, Inc. offers real estate settlement and closing services for residential and commercial transactions in the United States. It offers instant underwriting services for title and escrow transactions. The company also provides digital closings, such as hybrid closings States Title Holding, Inc. was formerly known as Spear Holding Inc. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Blackstone Technology Group provides software and services that create high throughput computing environments. Blackstone helps customers speed time-to-market by designing and optimizing infrastructures for high user productivity, low administrative burden, and low ownership cost. Blackstone accomplishes these goals with Consultants who have expertise in the applications and process methodologies, as well as in the design and optimization of large-scale, high-throughput computing environments; and Software products that simplify usage and administration of the environment, as well as maximize computing throughput and architecture scalability.

Energy Vault SA

Post in 2022
Energy Vault SA offers an energy storage technology utilizing fundamental principles of science to deliver a storage solution that's as compassionate to the planet as it is efficient to build and operate. The Energy Vault solution utilizes the same fundamentals of physics and kinetic energy as pumped hydro but replaces the water with custom made cylindrical blocks utilizing an extremely innovative use of low-cost materials. The system is modular and can be designed with a capacity of between 10 and 35MWh and a power output of up to 5MW. The system has been designed for a 30+ year life with no degradation in storage capacity.

Morningstar

Private Equity Round in 1999
Morningstar provides independent investment research to investors worldwide. It offers internet, software, and print-based products for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. It also supplies asset-management services to advisors, institutions, and retirement-plan participants. Morningstar was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Hotvoice.com

Venture Round in 2000
Hotvoice.com is a telecommunications technology services company. The company offers subscription-based unified messaging services in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America. It provides carrier communications solutions integrating wireless email and instant messaging, presence-based call control, and outlook integration for wireless and WAP-enabled devices. The company’s solutions include enterprise-instant communication solutions such as one-to-one and one-to-many; communication services based on individual presence detection and device availability; integration and management of enterprise communication resources such as PBX, wireless devices, corporate messaging, and desktop productivity tools; event- and user preference-driven communications routing; and user-defined update of communication availability and call control via multiple devices. Hotvoice.com was founded in 1997 and is based in Mountain View, California, United States.

Mobile Posse

Series C in 2012
Mobile Posse, Inc. provides mobile content discovery solutions that help wireless carriers and device manufacturers capitalize on the mobile advertising economy. It offers First Feed, a mobile content discovery platform on handsets that allows carriers’ customers to opt in to receive engaging daily content; a CRM solution that enables direct customer outreach to resolve issues; and a web portal, which provides engaging default home pages that turn cost centers into profit centers. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Arlington, Virginia with an additional office in New York, New York. As of February 28, 2020, Mobile Posse, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Digital Turbine Media, Inc.

Sherpaa, Inc.

Venture Round in 2015
Sherpaa was co-founded by Dr. Jay Parkinson MD, MPH, trained in pediatrics and preventive medicine at St. Vincent’s and Johns Hopkins. He’s given talks for TED and The Clinton Global Initiative. He’s been referred to as “The Doctor of the Future”. Cheryl Swirnow, Sherpaa’s co-founder, graduated from Cornell’s Hotel School with a concentration in HR. With fifteen years' experience in Human Resources, she has worked for the likes of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Quintessentially, Nike, The Barbarian Group and Rent the Runway.
LiteScape Technologies, Inc. provides unified communications software solutions in the United States. Its products include OnCast, which simplifies and automates collaboration, as well as extends the power of enterprise infrastructure directories, Web conferencing, customer relationship management, office applications, e-mail, and PBXs; CallTrack Pro, which allows legal and professional services firms to automatically associate client–matters and project codes to inbound and outbound phone calls; Secure Profile Management, which provides personalized access to communications applications and corporate data on Internet protocol phones; and LiteScape SDK, which brings write once and run anywhere to Internet protocol telephony. The company also offers professional and installation services, training, and technical support services. LiteScape Technologies, Inc. has strategic alliances with Cisco, Microsoft, and WebEx. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Redwood Shores, California.

Birdie

Seed Round in 2022
Birdie helps consumer brands increase customer conversion and engagement with real-time product insights built from semantic analysis of reviews from shoppers and experts. Our team has carefully designed powerful AI engines that extract, clean and structure relevant data from sources that drive your sales and influence brand perception - product reviews, news, influencers, videos, social media, experts, etc.

Talkspace

Seed Round in 2012
Talkspace Network LLC, provide with the mental health care therapy via text, audio, and video messaging. The company provides services of unlimited messaging therapy, teens therapy, couple therapy, therapy for business, and social media therapy. Talkspace Network LLC, was founded in 2012 and is based in New York, The United States.

Accelergy

Series A in 2004
Accelergy is a global leader in producing a direct replacement, low carbon, synthetic distillate liquids, and transportation fuels at a lower cost to both the environment and to the consumer. Accelergy uses domestic, carbon-based resources such as natural gas and biomass to produce cost-competitive liquids with a reduced CO2 footprint compared to traditional petroleum-based products. They do this without the expensive infrastructure required by many other alternative synthetics technologies. The company was founded in 2003 and headquartered in Houston, Texas.

FooPets

Series A in 2008
FooPets are the world's most realistic virtual puppies and kittens. They get hungry and thirsty, enjoy playing with toys, crave attention, and love being spoiled by their owners. FooPets provide true companionship, and remind people of all ages of the commitment and joy of pet ownership. When you subscribe, you have access to all of our features. You can adopt up to 50 FooPets, breed baby FooPets, decorate scenes for your pet, and earn daily and monthly allowances of virtual currency to care for your pet.

DoveBid

Venture Round in 2003
DoveBid, Inc. provides capital asset auction, valuation, redeployment, and management services for corporations, government agencies, and financial institutions worldwide. It offers a portfolio of asset disposition solutions that includes live Webcast auctions, online auctions, sealed bid Internet sales, and private treaty Internet sales. The company also provides appraisal and surplus asset management services, as well as leasing, shipping, and transaction support services. It serves various clients, including biotech, medical, pharmaceutical, chemical and petroleum, computers, peripherals, data processing, construction, mining, farming, consumer electronics, consumer goods and inventory, defense and aerospace, food and beverage, iron and steel, office furnishings and equipment, packaging and converting, plastics and rubber, power and electric, printing, semiconductor fabrication, telecommunications, textile and apparel manufacturing, and woodworking and mills, as well as vehicles, boats, and commercial transportation clients. DoveBid, Inc. was founded in 1937 as Dove Mercantile Co. and changed its name to Ross-Dove Co. Further, Ross-Dove Co. was renamed to DoveBid, Inc. The company is based in Culver City, California.

PayPay

Venture Round in 2016
PayPay is an online payment app.This benefit is not applicable when paying with PayPay online payment service. * 2 For PayPay, per person, the “granting limit for one payment” is equivalent to 15,000 yen, and the “total granting limit for one month” is equivalent to 30,000 yen. If you pay by credit card other than Yahoo! Card, the grant rate is 0.5%. * 3 If you pay with a credit card other than Yahoo!

InMobi

Venture Round in 2014
InMobi provides mobile advertising services in Asia and Africa. It develops an advertisement serving algorithm that helps in optimizing the ranking of the advertisements served on mobile phones. InMobi also provides campaign management services, such as strategy, designing, executing, managing, and optimizing campaigns, and advertisement creation, format, and targeting services for advertisers. Moreover, it offers monetization strategies to monetize site traffic by using a combination of performance and branding advertisements, and an advertisement serving algorithm to rank the advertisements available based on user targeting and past performance for publishers. Further, InMobi provides advertisers and publishers with access to near real-time reports to monitor the performance of advertisement campaigns and the status of site monetization. Furthermore, it offers InMobi Ad Tracker, a mobile campaign conversion tracking solution; and Lifetime Value Platform, a platform that identifies in-application user groups and provides behavior insight to publishers or application developers. InMobi has a strategic partnership with TalkingData. Naveen Tewari, Mohit Saxena, Amit Gupta, and Abhay Singhal founded mKhoj Solutions Private Limited in 2006 that became InMobi Technologies in August 2009, with its headquarters in Bengaluru in India and additional offices in New Delhi and Mumbai in India.

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.

Dering Hall, Inc.

Series A in 2015
Dering Hall is an online marketplace for the finest interior designers, architects, artisans, and design galleries to showcase their work and sell new, high-end home furnishings and accessories. At Dering Hall we are passionate about design and broadening the audience for the best the industry has to offer. Our ongoing mission is to assemble a community of the world’s leading creators in one place and to connect them with other designers and savvy, sophisticated consumers. We provide our roster of top talent with permanent storefronts, where they present a curated assortment of products to highly engaged shoppers. These customers, in turn, gain access to unique pieces previously available only to select designer clients. It’s an entirely new approach to furnishing a home—and one that makes hunting for that perfect bespoke sideboard a dynamic and enjoyable experience. Buyers can effortlessly browse Dering Hall’s storefronts, search product listings, or keep up to date on favorite designers with our innovative "Follow" function. We also offer special Featured Sales as well as a range of compelling and inspiring design content. Welcome to Dering Hall, from the best designers in the world!

Popdust

Series A in 2011
Popdust Inc. owns and operates an online platform that provides source for pop music fun. Its platform connects fans with today’s pop, R&B, hip-hop, country, and K-pop stars via massive voting competitions and revealing interviews, as well as shareable photos, lists, and bulletins from the Web. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in New York, New York.

PogoPlug

Series B in 2012
Pogoplug is an unlimited online storage service designed for the mobile era. It allows users to store everything, share anything and play anywhere, effectively extending the storage capacity of their mobile devices. Users have a choice of paying $4.95/month for unlimited hosted storage, or purchasing a $49 in-home storage appliance for an unlimited private cloud. Pogoplug's distribution strategy revolves around partnerships with key mobile carriers and leading retailers to drive awareness and reach consumers in an efficient manner.

Quova

Series A in 2001
Neustar's IP Intelligence, formerly Quova, enables businesses to accurately identify where their Website visitors are geographically, by country, state or city. Neustar's high-quality, IP intelligence and geolocation data gives advertising agencies, publishers, and web design firms the tools develop applications, and deliver content that is customized for a distinct locale and end-user. www.quova.com

Legendary Entertainment

Private Equity Round in 2014
Legendary Entertainment offers film, television, and comics media services. It owns, produces, and distributes box-office movies and films, television shows, and comic story lines. Legendary Entertainment serves and markets motion pictures and media services to mass-audiences and fandom customers around the world. Thomas Tull founded it in 2004, with its headquarters in Burbank in California.

Desktone

Series A in 2007
Desktone, Inc. provides the industry's first virtual desktop hosting platform, enabling desktops to be delivered as an outsourced subscription service. The Desktone Virtual-D Platform integrates all required technologies into a single, automated, self-service platform. By enabling desktops as a service, Desktone simplifies large-scale desktop provisioning and management, transforms virtual desktop infrastructure costs from CAPEX to OPEX, provides greater protection of physical resources and corporate information, and increases business agility - all of which reduces desktop total cost of ownership.

GeoCities

Series D in 1998
Yahoo! GeoCities was a free web hosting provider that launched in 1994. GeoCities offered a free website and all the tools required to build a hosted, dynamic personal site, and it was one of the most popular websites on the Internet. Yahoo! officially shut down GeoCities on October 26, 2009.

Taykey

Series B in 2011
Taykey empowers Fortune 500 brands to act on what’s trending, delivering real-time advertising solutions that drive relevance and results. Taykey mines data from thousands of online sources, discovers what is trending for specific audiences and automates the media buying process. Ultimately, Taykey’s real-time advertising solution helps brands like American Express, BestBuy, General Electric, Paramount and Volkswagen transform unique insights into audiences, trending conversations and consumer sentiment. For more information, visit: www.taykey.com.

Kabbage

Series D in 2014
Kabbage, Inc. provides small businesses access to automated funding through its financial services data and technology platform. It operates Kabbage, an automated and online lending platform to provide automated funding to businesses and support customer data monitoring. The company’s platform enables users to apply for the loan, submit data in real time, get the approval, and provides funding. It also offers The Kabbage card that allows customers to withdraw from their lines of credit for the amount of a purchase at any point-of-sale (POS) checkout; and The Kabbage Mobile App, an application which provides customers on-the-go access to their account and line of credit. Kabbage, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia with additional offices in New York, New York; San Francisco, California; Denver, Colorado; and Bengaluru, India.

Picaboo

Venture Round in 2009
Picaboo is a web-based image publishing and printing service based in Redwood City, California. Customers can upload their digital photos through Picaboo's in-browser application and create a variety of personalized photo products such as photo books, cards, calendars, canvas prints and more. Picaboo is best known for its line of photo books. Picaboo was founded in 2002 by longtime friends, and Babson College classmates, Howard Field and Kevin McCurdy. The first version of its photo editor was lanched in 2005. The name Picaboo was derived from the phrase "peekaboo," a common expression that brings smiles to people’s faces. Originally available as a downloadable desktop application, Picaboo has since retired its desktop application for an exclusively browser-based flash application. In December 2012, The Wall Street Journal rated Picaboo the top photo book creator in terms of finished product quality. In June of 2014 Picaboo claims to have printed its 2 millionth photo book.

Anystream

Series C in 2007
Grab Networks, Inc. provides digital media production and workflow solutions. Its on-demand platform extracts, produces, manages, indexes, publishes, and syndicates video content for content holders, publishers, and advertisers. Grab Networks, Inc. was formerly known as AnyStream, Inc. and changed its name to Grab Networks, Inc. in September 2008. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Dulles, Virginia.

Taykey

Series D in 2015
Taykey empowers Fortune 500 brands to act on what’s trending, delivering real-time advertising solutions that drive relevance and results. Taykey mines data from thousands of online sources, discovers what is trending for specific audiences and automates the media buying process. Ultimately, Taykey’s real-time advertising solution helps brands like American Express, BestBuy, General Electric, Paramount and Volkswagen transform unique insights into audiences, trending conversations and consumer sentiment. For more information, visit: www.taykey.com.

Visual Revenue

Series A in 2012
Founded in 2010, Visual Revenue, Inc. builds a real-time predictive analytics platform that makes human editors the most powerful force in today’s data-driven newsrooms. This helps media organizations to distinguish their brands. The Visual Revenue Platform is the only real-time analytics solution that is designed specifically to enhance the hand of editors in data driven newsrooms. It enables editorial judgment and decision-making to be enhanced (not replaced) by a suite of tools that provide real-time decision support for editors and producers of content. Each feature is specially tailored to reduce the complexity of managing content and increase audience engagement across a publisher’s web properties, while maintaining their distinctive editorial voice. On March 7, 2013, the company was acquired by Outbrain.

PPTV

Series D in 2011
PPTV is a Chinese online video network technology platform that offers TV shows, news, and other content for entertainment.

Echo360

Series B in 2008
Echo360 combines all of the video capabilities into a single, smart solution that is so easy to manage. It aims to transform teaching and learning through active learning technology. Echo360 was formed as a subsidiary of Anystream, the world leader in digital media production and workflow management solutions for major media companies. Drawing on a proven track record and history as a technology innovator combined with a clear vision of how technology could better serve education institutions and students around the world, Echo360 has emerged as the global leader in active learning technology. It was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Dulles, Virginia.

Alibaba Group

Series D in 2004
China-based Alibaba Group was founded in 1999 by 18 founders, led by Jack Ma. In addition to Alibaba.com, the company owns a wide range of assets across the e-commerce, online payment and cloud computing spaces, including online shopping sites Taobao and Tmall, and electronic payment channel Alipay. Jonathan Lu, the former Taobao head will replace Jack Ma as CEO in May 2013.

Ustream, Inc.

Series B in 2010
Ustream, Inc. provides cloud-based end-to-end video solutions for media and enterprises. It offers Ustream Pro Broadcasting that provides live video streaming at scale; Ustream Align, which enables secure internal employee communications; and Ustream Demand that enables marketers to collect and automate leads into marketing workflows, and manage live and on-demand videos from a single dashboard. The company also enables users to broadcast from Web, mobile, desktop, and Ustream certified devices; and provides LiveAd, a live video advertising platform. In addition, it offers event production and management services, such as video production, live video encoding, event management, and distribution and promotion services; and developer APIs and SDKs for live streaming. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Mountain View, California. As of January 21, 2016, Ustream, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of International Business Machines Corporation.
LiteScape Technologies, Inc. provides unified communications software solutions in the United States. Its products include OnCast, which simplifies and automates collaboration, as well as extends the power of enterprise infrastructure directories, Web conferencing, customer relationship management, office applications, e-mail, and PBXs; CallTrack Pro, which allows legal and professional services firms to automatically associate client–matters and project codes to inbound and outbound phone calls; Secure Profile Management, which provides personalized access to communications applications and corporate data on Internet protocol phones; and LiteScape SDK, which brings write once and run anywhere to Internet protocol telephony. The company also offers professional and installation services, training, and technical support services. LiteScape Technologies, Inc. has strategic alliances with Cisco, Microsoft, and WebEx. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Redwood Shores, California.

SERMO, Inc.

Series C in 2007
SERMO, Inc. provides a social network for doctors in the United States and internationally. It provides SERMO, a virtual doctors’ lounge, teaching university, and international medical conference all rolled into one that facilitates authentic discussions, online learning, and medical crowdsourcing. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices around the world. As of July 19, 2012, SERMO, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of WorldOne Interactive.

Popdust

Series A in 2012
Popdust Inc. owns and operates an online platform that provides source for pop music fun. Its platform connects fans with today’s pop, R&B, hip-hop, country, and K-pop stars via massive voting competitions and revealing interviews, as well as shareable photos, lists, and bulletins from the Web. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in New York, New York.

The Dodo

Series B in 2015
The Dodo.com, Inc. develops an application that provides news, stories, and videos about animals. It also offers merchandise, such as outwears and accessories, including sock, hats, and bags. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in New York, New York.

Associated Content

Series A in 2006
Associated Content was an open content platform which enabled anyone to participate in the new content economy by publishing content on any topic, in any format (text, video, audio and images), and connected that content to consumers, partners and advertisers. Uploaded content could be easily found on the site's home page in broad categories like education, automotive, technology etc, or directly on each content producer's page. AC's content was viewed by millions of people each and every month. Associated Content was acquired by Yahoo in 2010.

DanceJam

Series B in 2008
DanceJam is a social media destination where users hang out and watch people dance, learn how to dance, or show off their moves online. DanceJam provides a community where users can watch and rate videos of people dancing, promote their profiles, compete in head-to-head dance-offs and competitions, register and get matched with people who share similar interests, and learn about local dance-related events. DanceJam is founded by Geoffrey Arone, Anthony Young, and MC Hammer.

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.

Support.com, Inc.

Series B in 1999
Support.com Cloud is designed to function like a GPS for customer support. Their Support.com Agent Support application offers an easy-to-use interface that makes it simple for support agents to launch Guided Paths® that walk them through the exact steps they need to solve even the knottiest end-user technical problems. Full-feature remote access to the user’s connected technology is built right in, and detailed data is gathered throughout the entire interaction, providing valuable insights to support center management and a feedback loop for the continual improvement of Guided Paths.

BestVendor

Seed Round in 2011
BestVendor is a free online resource that helps professionals quickly find the best software, apps, and services based on the recommendations of people like them. The company's vision is to provide a Yelp-like "social discovery" resource for all business tools and services, and bring a lot more sharing and openness to the business purchasing process. Beta signup is available at http://www.bestvendor.com

CrowdTwist

Series A in 2011
CrowdTwist is an industry-leading provider of comprehensive multichannel loyalty and analytics solutions that drive engagement and incremental spend, leading to better customer data, stronger insight, and more personalized experiences. We are revolutionizing loyalty, helping top brands including Pepsi, Nestlé Purina, L'Oreal, and Zumiez develop a deeper understanding of customers. For more information visit: www.crowdtwist.com.

PeoplePC

Venture Round in 1999
PeoplePC, Inc. provides dial up Internet connectivity services to corporations, membership organizations, portals, and online content and Internet service providers. The company offers pop up blocker, Web mail with spam control, email virus protection, Internet call waiting, email support, customer service, and technical support services. Additionally, it provides PC anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, and phisher protection featuring scam guard solutions. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. As of July 30, 2002, PeoplePC, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of EarthLink Inc.

Echo360

Venture Round in 2010
Echo360 combines all of the video capabilities into a single, smart solution that is so easy to manage. It aims to transform teaching and learning through active learning technology. Echo360 was formed as a subsidiary of Anystream, the world leader in digital media production and workflow management solutions for major media companies. Drawing on a proven track record and history as a technology innovator combined with a clear vision of how technology could better serve education institutions and students around the world, Echo360 has emerged as the global leader in active learning technology. It was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Dulles, Virginia.

Law.com Inc.

Venture Round in 1999
Law provides an online source that delivers legal news and analysis for attorneys and other legal professionals. It is the web's leading legal news and information network for attorneys and other legal professionals. Law.com Inc. is handled by [American Lawyer Media](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/american-lawyer-media). Subscribers to the website can access stories from across [American Lawyer Media’s](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/american-lawyer-media) national and regional publications with the opportunity to view news by practice area. Each practice area offers a selection of articles curated by [American Lawyer Media’s](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/american-lawyer-media) editorial team. Through Law.com Contributor Network, it features views from important voices in the legal field. Viewers have the ability to access its award-winning content on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. Law.com app is also available for use on iPad and iPhone. It enables users to improve their reading experience by personalizing how the news is presented, and creating searches by practice areas, people, and firms for the news that matters to them.

ActionX

Series A in 2013
The ActionX platform connects the dots between mobile customer acquisition and mobile retargeting to drive transactions and maximize customer lifetime value.

Voxant

Series B in 2006
Voxant is a new media company based in Herndon, Virginia in the United States. Voxant is a privately held company which was founded in 2004. In April 2006, Voxant launched its new media network, syndicating fully-licensed news and information content to Web publishers and bloggers. Today over 35,000 Web publishers and bloggers are members of the network. Content distributed by Voxant includes news clips, stories, and images from about 250 sources including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, MTV News, Reuters, The Associated Press, Agence France Presse and New York Financial Press.

Wildcard

Series A in 2014
Wildcard is a seamless replacement for the Internet on your phone. Wildcard's vast library of cards delivers the mobile web faster than any browser, and in a fraction of the time it takes to download native apps.