Forerunner Ventures

Forerunner Ventures invests in high-growth, privately-held, branded consumer companies. Within this category, the firm's primary focus is on the following segments: 1) Off-line meets On-Line Commerce; 2) E/Social/Mobile Commerce; 3) Internet Marketplaces/Communities; and 4) Tools/Services that propel #1, #2 and #3. The firm focuses on investing in seed stage and Series A offerings. The firm's typical initial investment in a company is $250-500K, with the goal to increase its position in top performing companies through follow on rounds. Forerunner's preference is to partner with companies based in the Bay Area. The firm also considers New York and Los Angeles. When the company is not based in the Bay Area, Forerunner much prefers to invest alongside an active local investor.

Jason Bornstein

Principal

Alex Brussell

Investor

Kirsten Green

Partner

Fawzi Itani

Investor

Nicole Johnson

Partner

Eurie Kim

Partner

Jennifer Mariska

Partner, Operations

Brian O'Malley

Partner

KJ Sidberry

Principal

Priyanka Suri

Investor

256 past transactions

Soma

Series A in 2014
Soma Water, Inc. manufactures water filtration products for customers around the world. The company offers glass carafe products, pitchers, and filters. It offers its products through retailers. Soma Water, Inc. was formerly known as Miko, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California. As of November 28, 2017, Soma Water, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Full Circle Home LLC.

HotelTonight

Series A in 2011
HotelTonight, Inc. provides mobile applications for booking same-day unsold hotel deals. It offers a marketplace for hotels to fill tonight only and last-minute rooms that would otherwise remain empty; and enables guests to book the deals using their smartphones and tablets. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in San Francisco, California. As of April 15, 2019, HotelTonight, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Airbnb, Inc.

Hollar Inc.

Seed Round in 2015
Hollar is an online dollar store that features toys, apparel, electronics, beauty, accessories, party supplies, to home essentials. Its products include unique curated gift and party collections. It was founded in 2015 and headquartered in California, United States.

CoProcure

Series A in 2022
CoProcure, Inc. develops a cooperative purchasing platform that allows governments to find and participate in cooperative purchasing. It offers CoProcure, a platform that allows public servants, technologists, and local government buyers to search for relevant contracts from local agencies, states, and regional and national purchasing cooperatives. CoProcure, Inc. was incorporated in 2018 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Homeroom

Seed Round in 2019
Homeroom is an all encompassing after school enrichment platform that allows school organizers, parents and vendors to organize, book and manage classes happening on their school site. From simplified registration, to tools that support your management all season long, Homeroom is the administrative assistant you've always dreamed of.

Around

Series A in 2021
Around provides an AI-based camera framing designed for high-impact video calls. It helps users take video meetings less intrusive and less clunky. Around gives users a clear view of their teammates while making space for work.

Cleo Labs, Inc.

Series A in 2018
Cleo Labs, Inc. provides pregnancy consultancy and parenthood guidance services. The company provides consultation services in areas of lactation, birth preparation, child wellness, immediate post-birth support, career coaching, gear and safety, sleep consulting, and baby love. The company offers its services to employers and families through its mobile application. Cleo Labs, Inc. was formerly known as Instacare Group, Inc. and changed its name to Cleo Labs, Inc. in July 2018. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Zyper

Seed Round in 2017
Zyper is a machine learning-led community marketing software that helps brands connect with their fans, and fans connect with each other. The platform wants to re-create social networks for brands by connecting them to their top fans to drive engagement, insights, and sales. It enables brands to identify and engage with their top 1% of fans and build a community of active brand advocates. Zyper was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.

Arrived Homes, LLC

Series A in 2022
Arrived Homes, LLC offers services for investing in residential real estate. Its services enable investors to browse homes; invest in rental homes; and pay rent and earn money. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Birchbox, Inc.

Series A in 2011
Launched in 2010, Birchbox is the discovery commerce platform redefining the retail process by offering consumers a personalized way to discover, sample, shop, and learn about the best products and brands available. Birchbox members have first-touch experiences with products each month and access to educational content to help them get the most out of their products. Top brands like Kiehl’s, Benefit, Deborah Lippmann, and Stila have partnered with Birchbox.

Calii

Series A in 2022
Calii Inc designs and develops marketplace software solutions that connects consumers directly to producers. The company aggregates consumers in large batches using group-buying and matches them with producers. It offers its products to customers in Monterrey, Mexico. Calii Inc was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Fabric

Series C in 2022
Fabric is a headless commerce platform helping direct-to-consumer and B2B brands utilize an eCommerce platform designed for their needs. The platform is geared towards providing intuitive business applications for retail buyers, planners, and marketers. Customers like BuildDirect, ABC Home & Carpet, GNC, and Universal Lacrosse trust Fabric for its open and modular design that allows them to be live in weeks, replacing expensive, complex legacy platforms that hold back performance and growth.

Bonobos

Venture Round in 2012
Bonobos, Inc. offers pants and shorts, shirts, suiting, sweaters and outwears, shoes, and accessories for men. It provides sport shirts; pants and shorts in various categories, such as washed chinos, non-iron, game day chinos, bull denim, stretch cotton, dress cotton, corduroy, wool, shorts, and swim; wrinkle-free, dress, oxford, polo, and T shirts; summer suiting, suits, blazers, ties, and black ties; sweaters and outwears; and shoes in various categories, such as dress, casual, boots, slip-ons, stormy skies, flip flops, and boat shoes. The company also provides sunglasses, umbrellas, belts, bags, neckwear, underwear, socks, watches, and wallets. It sells its products online. Bonobos, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in New York, New York with a store in Seattle. As of June 30, 2017, Bonobos, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Walmart Inc.

Outdoor Voices

Series A in 2015
Outdoor Voices, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells athletic apparel. It offers sports bras, tops, sweatshirts, jackets, leggings, pants, and tonal sets for women; and tees, sweatshirts, jackets, shorts, pants, objects, and tonal sets for men. The company sells its apparel through its retail shops, as well as online in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Outdoor Voices, Inc. was formerly known as T.Haney Active Inc. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Austin, Texas.

Glossier

Series E in 2021
Glossier, Inc. manufactures and sells beauty products. It enables customers to interact with and understand beauty. The company operates a website that offers readers with interviews from models, advices, and information about beauty products. Its blog offers interviews from models, makeup artists, and the strong women about what they used and why; beauty advices in the areas of hair, skin, nails, makeup, health, eyes, lips, and scent; and other information about beauty products for readers around the world. The company sells its products online. Glossier, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in New York, New York.

Alchemy 43

Seed Round in 2015
Alchemy 43 provides beautification services. Its services include wrinkle relaxing, fill, sculpting, and lash enhancement services. The company also provides compounds and treatments. Alchemy 43 is based in Beverly Hills, California.

Dutch

Series A in 2022
At Dutch, we’re on a mission to treat the curable ailments that keep our pets from living their best lives. Many of our pets suffer from chronic conditions such as allergies and anxiety. Sadly, many also go untreated. Traditional vet appointments are inconvenient, expensive and often stressful for our best friends. This leads to putting off wellness visits until a pain point is unignorable and frequently pushing quality-of-life issues under the rug. This is the reality of pet healthcare in the U.S. — but we know we can do better. By using telehealth solutions to connect pet parents with licensed veterinarians, Dutch makes veterinary visits convenient and practical. Dutch-affiliated vets work with your pet over time, whenever they need it, allowing our veterinarians to go beyond the symptoms and identify the root cause of your pet’s chronic suffering. We prescribe treatments and prescriptions that are medically-backed, specialized to individual cases and delivered directly to your door. Dutch currently operates in the following eight states: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, South Dakota, Virginia, Idaho and Indiana. We're continuing to add more states rapidly, so stay tuned! Pet parents can visit dutch.com to begin a virtual consultation.

Reachify Inc.

Venture Round in 2017
Reachify Inc. operates a software buying platform that enables enterprise brands to invest in software solutions, such as website platforms, mobile apps, and web analytics. The company provides intelligence to empower enterprise brands to learn, understand, and engage with technology providers. Its platform enables brands to get a list of vetted technology solutions in various categories, discover what their competitors are using, learn about their suite of offerings and see who are their customers, compare to similar vendors, and get category reports of vendors and market intelligence that helps to understand how to invest. The company also enables technology vendors to update their customer listings, suggest categories as needed, and update general company information. Reachify Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is based in New York, New York.

Glossier

Series A in 2014
Glossier, Inc. manufactures and sells beauty products. It enables customers to interact with and understand beauty. The company operates a website that offers readers with interviews from models, advices, and information about beauty products. Its blog offers interviews from models, makeup artists, and the strong women about what they used and why; beauty advices in the areas of hair, skin, nails, makeup, health, eyes, lips, and scent; and other information about beauty products for readers around the world. The company sells its products online. Glossier, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in New York, New York.

Homebound Inc.

Series C in 2022
Homebound Inc. operates as a tech-enabled custom home builder. It engages in building residential homes. The company also provides other support services such as financing and insurance consultancy services, architecture, and design services. Homebound Inc. was founded in 2017 and is based in Santa Rosa, California.

Curated

Series C in 2021
Curated is a provider of collaborative online shopping service intended to assist shoppers with high-consideration purchases. The company's platform matches customers with experts for high-consideration purchases: items that have some degree of complexity, enabling shoppers to get access to unbiased product recommendations and good deals, handpicked by real experts.

This Land, Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
This Land, Inc., doing business as Get Sunday, a subscription-based lawn care start-up, produces and sells lawn-care products. The company offers organic, non-selective weed, grass, and moss spot treatment products that include custom hose attachment, a plastic siphon straw, a soil test kit, soil extraction tool, instruction kit, and two fertilizer packs to cultivate soil for a lawn; kill grass, weeds, algae, and moss; control weed in the lawn; and kill broadleaf weeds. It serves customers through its online store. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

1debit, Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
Chime Financial, Inc. provides digital banking services. It offers Chime, a banking app for providing mobile banking services. It application provides get paid early, online banking, fee-free overdraft, automatic saving, and mobile payments. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Sproutling, Inc.

Venture Round in 2013
Sproutling, Inc. designs and builds smart products for baby monitoring. It offers baby wearable devices that monitor heart rate, motion, and position of babies; and enable users to get insights into the baby’s sleep patterns and environment to learn how to help them sleep better. The company also publishes a magazine. It serves parents and their families. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California. As of January 29, 2016, Sproutling, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc.

ŌURA

Venture Round in 2022
Oura is a pioneering sleep performance platform, focused on improving sleep that leads to a better life. The Oura Ring and app gives users daily feedback to improve their health, allowing users to better understand their body and reach their goals. Oura Health OyLtd. is a health technology company founded in Oulu, Finland in 2013. In 2018, the company received the Red Dot Awards for communications design and product design. Backed by world-class investors, leaders, champions, and creators, Oura Health is based in Oulu & Helsinki, Finland, and San Francisco, California.

Duos

Series A in 2022
Duos forms trusted relationships with older adults using technology and community to support fulfilling lives at home. The company was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in New York.

Thingtesting

Seed Round in 2021
Thingtesting is a review account on Instagram featuring emerging brands and startups. The posts give an honest review from both a consumer and VC perspective.

Alkeme Health

Seed Round in 2021
Alkeme Health is a digital health platform that features content from Black practitioners and experts in wellness, including psychology and mindfulness. Founded by Ryan Mundy in 2020, Alkeme Health’s mission is to become the universal healthcare provider for the Black community - this mission is rooted in mental health under the core belief that “A healthy life starts with a healthy mind.”

ŌURA

Series B in 2019
Oura is a pioneering sleep performance platform, focused on improving sleep that leads to a better life. The Oura Ring and app gives users daily feedback to improve their health, allowing users to better understand their body and reach their goals. Oura Health OyLtd. is a health technology company founded in Oulu, Finland in 2013. In 2018, the company received the Red Dot Awards for communications design and product design. Backed by world-class investors, leaders, champions, and creators, Oura Health is based in Oulu & Helsinki, Finland, and San Francisco, California.

Birchbox, Inc.

Seed Round in 2010
Launched in 2010, Birchbox is the discovery commerce platform redefining the retail process by offering consumers a personalized way to discover, sample, shop, and learn about the best products and brands available. Birchbox members have first-touch experiences with products each month and access to educational content to help them get the most out of their products. Top brands like Kiehl’s, Benefit, Deborah Lippmann, and Stila have partnered with Birchbox.

Calibrate

Series B in 2021
Calibrate is a new telemedicine metabolic health care startup that gives people everywhere control of their health. Their one-year metabolic reset is built on the latest weight health science and is vetted and approved by a world-class clinical advisory board. They are a modern, medical approach that combines medication with one-on-one coaching—all personalized to the individual's biology, their goals, and their life for a 10% weight loss that lasts. It was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in New York.

Cococart

Seed Round in 2022
Cococart is an e-commerce platform for businesses to start an online shop easily and helps local businesses to accept online orders in 1 minute. Cococart empowers small businesses to manage their own sales without apps or marketplaces that charge unsustainable fees and commissions.

Outdoor Voices

Series B in 2016
Outdoor Voices, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells athletic apparel. It offers sports bras, tops, sweatshirts, jackets, leggings, pants, and tonal sets for women; and tees, sweatshirts, jackets, shorts, pants, objects, and tonal sets for men. The company sells its apparel through its retail shops, as well as online in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Outdoor Voices, Inc. was formerly known as T.Haney Active Inc. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Austin, Texas.

Faire Wholesale, Inc.

Private Placement in 2018
Faire Wholesale, Inc. develops and operates an online marketplace which connects independent retailers with manufacturers of the products. It offers Indigo Fair, a wholesale marketplace that enables retailers to browse items from various makers, place wholesale orders, and track shipments online. Faire Wholesale, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Kitchener, Canada.

Monthly

Series B in 2022
Monthly is an online training and education platform designed to connect with mentors and develop skills. The platform connects users from various fields and domains seeking specific skill sets with mentors online who guide them through text messaging, enabling students, entrepreneurs, and professionals to gain knowledge and develop themselves.

Eclipse Foods Co

Series A in 2020
Eclipse Foods Co manufactures plant-based dairy products that are indistinguishable from animal dairy products including, ice cream, cream cheese, and sour cream. The company use novel plant-processing technology to give dairy flavor, texture, and functionality without the health, environmental, and welfare issues attached to traditional dairy. Eclipse Foods was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Walnut, California.

Dutch

Seed Round in 2021
At Dutch, we’re on a mission to treat the curable ailments that keep our pets from living their best lives. Many of our pets suffer from chronic conditions such as allergies and anxiety. Sadly, many also go untreated. Traditional vet appointments are inconvenient, expensive and often stressful for our best friends. This leads to putting off wellness visits until a pain point is unignorable and frequently pushing quality-of-life issues under the rug. This is the reality of pet healthcare in the U.S. — but we know we can do better. By using telehealth solutions to connect pet parents with licensed veterinarians, Dutch makes veterinary visits convenient and practical. Dutch-affiliated vets work with your pet over time, whenever they need it, allowing our veterinarians to go beyond the symptoms and identify the root cause of your pet’s chronic suffering. We prescribe treatments and prescriptions that are medically-backed, specialized to individual cases and delivered directly to your door. Dutch currently operates in the following eight states: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, South Dakota, Virginia, Idaho and Indiana. We're continuing to add more states rapidly, so stay tuned! Pet parents can visit dutch.com to begin a virtual consultation.

Zola

Series B in 2015
Zola is the wedding company that will do anything for love. We're reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience to make the happiest moment in our couples' lives even happier. From engagement to wedding and decorating your first home, Zola is there, combining compassionate customer service with modern tools and technology. All in the service of love.

Faire Wholesale, Inc.

Series F in 2021
Faire Wholesale, Inc. develops and operates an online marketplace which connects independent retailers with manufacturers of the products. It offers Indigo Fair, a wholesale marketplace that enables retailers to browse items from various makers, place wholesale orders, and track shipments online. Faire Wholesale, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Kitchener, Canada.

Hollar Inc.

Series B in 2016
Hollar is an online dollar store that features toys, apparel, electronics, beauty, accessories, party supplies, to home essentials. Its products include unique curated gift and party collections. It was founded in 2015 and headquartered in California, United States.

PS DEPT.

Venture Round in 2014
PS Dept. develops a mobile e-commerce application designed to be used for personal shopping services. The application is a platform for direct access to personal shoppers at select retail stores that connect the dots between the convenience of shopping online and the quality of service of shopping with a qualified associate at the shopper's side, allowing users to search and order accessories and apparel based on suggestions from experts in the particular field.

Around

Series A in 2021
Around provides an AI-based camera framing designed for high-impact video calls. It helps users take video meetings less intrusive and less clunky. Around gives users a clear view of their teammates while making space for work.

arfa

Seed Round in 2019
arfa inc., a consumer goods company, develops personal care brands based on close relationships with the people who use them. It offers deodorants, as well as products for multi-symptoms of menopause, such as moisturizers, cooling spray, oil supplements, body creams, face oils, hand & joint creams, and turmeric supplements. The company sells its products online. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in New York, New York.

Brickwork

Series A in 2016
Brickwork powers the new Pre-Visit Experience for customers of the world’s leading brands and retailers. Brickwork’s SaaS platform delivers a better pre-visit experience: providing their customers more accurate store information, more access to events and promotions, more personal assistance when they arrive in-store, and more confidence that products are available near them. Brickwork opens a new world of actionable data for marketers and store teams, starting with its unique measure of Digital-to-Store Conversion, to drive traffic, engagement, conversion, and basket size. It was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

MakerSights

Series A in 2019
MakerSights is a leading provider of product development software for consumer brands. Through the company platform, MakerSights enables brand partners to rapidly measure customer demand for their future products and concepts. By identifying the styles, colors and product attributes that appeal most of the customers, you’ll be able to invest your team’s time, efforts and capital more efficiently.

Faire Wholesale, Inc.

Series D in 2019
Faire Wholesale, Inc. develops and operates an online marketplace which connects independent retailers with manufacturers of the products. It offers Indigo Fair, a wholesale marketplace that enables retailers to browse items from various makers, place wholesale orders, and track shipments online. Faire Wholesale, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Kitchener, Canada.

The Farmer's Dog

Series A in 2017
The Farmer's Dog delivers balanced and freshly made pet food, tested on humans, using human-grade USDA production facilities and ingredients. Meal plans are customized according to its users’ dogs’ profile and the meals are pre-made and pre-portioned. The food is delivered to its users within days of cooking. The vet-developed are complimented with timely deliveries to make sure that their users never run out of food. The Farmer's Dog is a U.S.-based company that was founded in 2014 by Jonathan Regev and Brett Podolsky.

Faire Wholesale, Inc.

Series A in 2018
Faire Wholesale, Inc. develops and operates an online marketplace which connects independent retailers with manufacturers of the products. It offers Indigo Fair, a wholesale marketplace that enables retailers to browse items from various makers, place wholesale orders, and track shipments online. Faire Wholesale, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Kitchener, Canada.

Ritual

Series B in 2019
Based in sunny Los Angeles, Ritual is a direct-to-consumer health brand that believes it’s crucial to know not just what you’re putting into your body, but why you need it in the first place. We’re transparent about our ingredients, where they're sourced from, and have spent years conducting extensive research behind each of the premium nutrient forms we use. Our products are simple, effective, and backed by science. Our mission is simple: to empower people to feel their best by turning healthy habits into a ritual. We have built a team of curious skeptics, world-class scientists, unconventional artists, expert marketers and analytical strategists that are on a mission to reinvent an entire industry. We’re well-funded, growing quickly, and committed to our mission. If you’re a team player who refuses to settle for the status quo, we want you. Welcome to your new daily Ritual.

Chloe + Isabel

Series A in 2011
Chloe and Isabel, Inc manufactures and markets hand-crafted jewelry for women. It offers necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, charms and chains, hair products, pins, beauty and home products, bags, and accessories. The company sells its products through merchandisers in the United States, as well as online. Chloe and Isabel, Inc was incorporated in 2010 and is based in New York, New York.

ShopShops

Series B in 2021
ShopShops is a livestream, interactive global shopping marketplace that connects brick and mortar retailers with consumers on their mobile devices. The new digital shopping channel breaks down geographical boundaries for fashion-savvy consumers, enabling them to shop from stores around the world from the palm of their hand. ShopShops was founded by Liyia Wu in 2016 and has headquarters in New York City and Beijing. To learn more, visit www.shopshops.com.cn.

Sunday

Series A in 2019
Sunday is a subscription lawn care service startup that provides nutrient and soil health plans for garden and lawn care. It incorporates the use of customized planning using climate, soil, and satellite data to deliver gardening and lawn maintenance-related products and services, allowing gardening enthusiasts and lawn owners to design and maintain their lawns in a convenient and hassle-free manner. In 2019, Coulter and Trent Lewis founded Sunday in Boulder, Colorado.

Juni Learning, Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
Juni Learning, Inc. provides an online learning platform that offers private coding courses for children. Its courses include juni jr and scratch: game superstar for beginners; core curriculum courses, such as graphics superstar, problem solver, and data and algorithms master; web programming, which includes web superstar and app master; and advanced students, including AP computer science A and USA Computing Olympiad (USACO) training program. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Farmer's Dog

Series B in 2019
The Farmer's Dog delivers balanced and freshly made pet food, tested on humans, using human-grade USDA production facilities and ingredients. Meal plans are customized according to its users’ dogs’ profile and the meals are pre-made and pre-portioned. The food is delivered to its users within days of cooking. The vet-developed are complimented with timely deliveries to make sure that their users never run out of food. The Farmer's Dog is a U.S.-based company that was founded in 2014 by Jonathan Regev and Brett Podolsky.

ŌURA

Series B in 2020
Oura is a pioneering sleep performance platform, focused on improving sleep that leads to a better life. The Oura Ring and app gives users daily feedback to improve their health, allowing users to better understand their body and reach their goals. Oura Health OyLtd. is a health technology company founded in Oulu, Finland in 2013. In 2018, the company received the Red Dot Awards for communications design and product design. Backed by world-class investors, leaders, champions, and creators, Oura Health is based in Oulu & Helsinki, Finland, and San Francisco, California.

Curology, Inc.

Series B in 2016
Curology, Inc. produces and ships prescription skincare products for acne and anti-aging. It offers medications for various treatments that include acne, clogged pores, dark spots, skin firmness, texture, and wrinkles. The company also provides consultation services through its partner medical service providers. Curology, Inc. was formerly known as PocketDerm, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in San Diego, California.

Chime

Series B in 2017
Chime, the leader in the U.S. challenger banking segment, helps members avoid bank fees, save money automatically, and lead healthier financial lives. Based in San Francisco, California, Chime offers a modern, mobile and connected approach to banking that gives members complete control of their finances. Chime members receive a Chime debit card, a Spending Account, a Savings Account, and a powerful mobile app that keeps members in control. The Chime mobile app is available for iPhone and Android devices and has been featured as one of the best Money Management apps in the App Store.

Juni Learning, Inc.

Series A in 2020
Juni Learning, Inc. provides an online learning platform that offers private coding courses for children. Its courses include juni jr and scratch: game superstar for beginners; core curriculum courses, such as graphics superstar, problem solver, and data and algorithms master; web programming, which includes web superstar and app master; and advanced students, including AP computer science A and USA Computing Olympiad (USACO) training program. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Boston, Massachusetts.

Birdies, Inc.

Private Placement in 2018
Founded in 2015 by Bianca Gates and Marisa Sharkey, Birdies is a female-founded footwear brand that was born out of a need for stylish, comfortable shoes to wear inside the home. The brand has evolved for versatile everyday use, offering a range of signature styles that combine the support of a sneaker, the softness of a slipper, and the style of a designer flat, all featuring the company’s exclusive 7-layer comfort technology.

BloomThat

Series A in 2015
BloomThat offers next and same day flower delivery service. Founded in 2013 in San Francisco by friends David Bladow, Matthew Schwab and Chad Powell, the on-demand feel-good service celebrates life’s many milestones (and all the little moments in between). With products ranging from handcrafted bouquets to other curated goods starting around $32, BloomThat is a fun and easy way to brighten anyone’s day. Currently available within an hour or so in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and LA; BloomThat also offers next-day delivery throughout The U.S. For more information, please visit BloomThat.com, download our iOS app, or check us out on social media: instagram.com/bloomthat, twitter.com/bloomthat, facebook.com/bloomthat.

Into The Gloss

Seed Round in 2013
Into The Gloss is a web-based platform that features insights, trade secrets, and inspiration shared by stylists, models, editors, and other specialists. It specializes in the fields of fashion, lifestyle, and retail. Into The Gloss was founded in 2010 and headquartered in New York, United States

Birdies, Inc.

Seed Round in 2017
Founded in 2015 by Bianca Gates and Marisa Sharkey, Birdies is a female-founded footwear brand that was born out of a need for stylish, comfortable shoes to wear inside the home. The brand has evolved for versatile everyday use, offering a range of signature styles that combine the support of a sneaker, the softness of a slipper, and the style of a designer flat, all featuring the company’s exclusive 7-layer comfort technology.

Nomi

Series A in 2013
Nomi's Marketing Platform helps businesses optimize their brick and mortar stores just like their website.

Real

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

Rockets of Awesome

Series C in 2019
Rockets of Awesome is a direct-to-consumer kids' apparel brand, designing and selling over-the-top clothes. Rockets of Awesome is reinventing the way parents shop for kids by leveraging technology, data, brand, personalization, and exceptional merchandise.

M.Gemi

Series C in 2017
M.Gemi is a new kind of luxury brand handcrafting shoes in the most well-regarded, family-owned artisan factories across Italy. M.Gemi introduces new, limited edition styles every week, and sells directly to consumers, which allows us to offer our shoes at surprisingly attainable prices. They believe that old-world luxury craftsmanship is perfect. But they also believe a revolution is in order. It’s why they’re doing things differently – starting with shoes.

Neighborhood Goods Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
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.

Pickwick & Weller

Seed Round in 2012
With sharp designs, meticulous fit and a commitment to developing beautifully crafted basics in California, we’re refining the notion of modern workwear, one t-shirt at a time

Launch Kids, Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
Launch Kids, Inc. operates online apparel retailing platform for men and women. It offers tees and shirts, sweatshirts and sweaters, pants and shorts, outerwear, swimwear, and accessories for men and women. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Chime

Series A in 2014
Chime, the leader in the U.S. challenger banking segment, helps members avoid bank fees, save money automatically, and lead healthier financial lives. Based in San Francisco, California, Chime offers a modern, mobile and connected approach to banking that gives members complete control of their finances. Chime members receive a Chime debit card, a Spending Account, a Savings Account, and a powerful mobile app that keeps members in control. The Chime mobile app is available for iPhone and Android devices and has been featured as one of the best Money Management apps in the App Store.

HENRY The Dentist

Series A in 2019
HENRY rolls up to corporate offices with a state-of-the-art mobile dental practice and has a brick-and-mortar facility in New Providence, New Jersey. They deliver in-network dental services at your company site through a high-end, technology enabled mobile practice. We charge your company's insurance, not your employees. It's a win-win.

HENRY The Dentist, Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
HENRY The Dentist, Inc. operates in healthcare industry. It was founded in 2017 and is based in Jersey City, New Jersey.

ATTAbotics

Private Placement in 2019
ATTABotics Inc. designs and manufactures robotics automated storage and retrieval system used to store, access and move goods around a facility, these robotic systems can be used in sectors such as e-commerce, logistics, retail, grocery and advanced manufacturing. ATTAbotics Inc. was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Calgary , Alberta, Canada.

Darby Smart

Series A in 2014
Darby Smart is a video commerce platform where 5 million people watch and shop their favorite brands and products. On Darby, our users create videos in beauty, DIY and home decor so you can watch products come to life and see how real people use them. Founded and headquartered in San Francisco, Darby Smart is pioneering Video Commerce and making video shopping a reality. To watch what we're up to, download the Darby app: http://apple.co/29y6j97

Brickwork

Seed Round in 2014
Brickwork powers the new Pre-Visit Experience for customers of the world’s leading brands and retailers. Brickwork’s SaaS platform delivers a better pre-visit experience: providing their customers more accurate store information, more access to events and promotions, more personal assistance when they arrive in-store, and more confidence that products are available near them. Brickwork opens a new world of actionable data for marketers and store teams, starting with its unique measure of Digital-to-Store Conversion, to drive traffic, engagement, conversion, and basket size. It was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Packagd Corp.

Series A in 2017
Packagd is a series of app that offers new mobile shopping experience. The app curates a wide array of unboxing and product review videos that creators have uploaded to YouTube and puts them together in a way that simulates the same type of live video programming pioneered by the likes of QVC in the ’80s. Packagd was founded by KPCB general partner Eric Feng, a serial entrepreneur who has also served as CTO of companies like Hulu and Flipboard.

The Farmer's Dog

Private Placement in 2019
The Farmer's Dog delivers balanced and freshly made pet food, tested on humans, using human-grade USDA production facilities and ingredients. Meal plans are customized according to its users’ dogs’ profile and the meals are pre-made and pre-portioned. The food is delivered to its users within days of cooking. The vet-developed are complimented with timely deliveries to make sure that their users never run out of food. The Farmer's Dog is a U.S.-based company that was founded in 2014 by Jonathan Regev and Brett Podolsky.

Hims, Inc.

Series B in 2018
Hims, Inc. manufactures men's wellness products. It offers products, including hair loss prevention medicines, sexual wellness products, skincare products, and oral care products. The company also provides sweaters, jackets, corduroy, sport coats, wool overcoat, leather boots, flannel, shirts, caps, and candles. It sells its products online. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Hamlet

Convertible Note in 2015
Looking for an apartment friendly sofa or the dream bar cart you never found? Let's chat. We'll find and order the best options, so you don't have to. We work directly with the best manufacturers and retailers. We'll order—and manage delivery—at no additional cost above retail.

Lolli, Inc.

Private Placement in 2018
Lolli is a rewards application that allows users to earn bitcoin when shopping online. The company has partnered with 1,000+ top brands to give people the ability to easily earn bitcoin rewards when they shop. When users shop on one of the partner sites, Lolli gets a percentage of each sale. The company then splits that percent with users, sending bitcoin to users' Lolli wallet. Lolli was founded in 2018 by Alex Adelman and Matt Senter and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Guildery

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

dumpling, Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
dumpling, Inc. develops an application for individuals to launch, run, and grow independent grocery shopping and delivery businesses. It offers Dumpling, an application that provides grocery shopping and delivery business owners in the United States with the tools, technology, and business support. The company application also helps clients to place orders. dumpling, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Seattle, Washington with an additional office in Berkeley, California.

CUUP

Series A in 2020
CUUP is a direct to consumer startup focused on providing the essential bra for women. The company's vision is to have a collection of flattering, comfortable, and unrestrictive bras built for all women that don’t compromise comfort, fit, or aesthetic. Founded by Kearnon O'Molony and Abby Morgan, CUUP is headquartered in New York.

Glossier

Series D in 2019
Glossier, Inc. manufactures and sells beauty products. It enables customers to interact with and understand beauty. The company operates a website that offers readers with interviews from models, advices, and information about beauty products. Its blog offers interviews from models, makeup artists, and the strong women about what they used and why; beauty advices in the areas of hair, skin, nails, makeup, health, eyes, lips, and scent; and other information about beauty products for readers around the world. The company sells its products online. Glossier, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in New York, New York.

Away

Series C in 2018
Away is a modern travel and lifestyle brand. The company is a vertically-integrated company offering beautiful, high-quality luggage at an affordable price point. Away designs special objects for modern travel. It started with luggage, designed with thoughtful features that solve real travel problems—for life. Now all that’s left is the world in front of you and the people you share it with. Because getting Away means getting more out of every trip to come.

Faire Wholesale, Inc.

Series C in 2018
Faire Wholesale, Inc. develops and operates an online marketplace which connects independent retailers with manufacturers of the products. It offers Indigo Fair, a wholesale marketplace that enables retailers to browse items from various makers, place wholesale orders, and track shipments online. Faire Wholesale, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Kitchener, Canada.

Stockwell AI, Inc

Seed Round in 2017
Stockwell AI, Inc retails everyday essentials through automated stores placed in offices, apartments, gyms, and college campuses. The company uses Bodega application to link user’s card and access the items inside the store. It uses computer vision systems and machine learning to recognize the items one takes. Stockwell AI, Inc was formerly known as Bodega AI, Inc. and changed its name to Stockwell AI, Inc in July 2018. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Oakland, California. As of August 13, 2020, Stockwell AI, Inc operates as a subsidiary of 365 Retail Markets, LLC.

Chime

Series C in 2018
Chime, the leader in the U.S. challenger banking segment, helps members avoid bank fees, save money automatically, and lead healthier financial lives. Based in San Francisco, California, Chime offers a modern, mobile and connected approach to banking that gives members complete control of their finances. Chime members receive a Chime debit card, a Spending Account, a Savings Account, and a powerful mobile app that keeps members in control. The Chime mobile app is available for iPhone and Android devices and has been featured as one of the best Money Management apps in the App Store.

Faire Wholesale, Inc.

Series B in 2018
Faire Wholesale, Inc. develops and operates an online marketplace which connects independent retailers with manufacturers of the products. It offers Indigo Fair, a wholesale marketplace that enables retailers to browse items from various makers, place wholesale orders, and track shipments online. Faire Wholesale, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Kitchener, Canada.

Cotopaxi

Series A in 2015
Cotopaxi is a direct-to-consumer, outdoor gear, and apparel company with a social-focused mission of eradicating extreme poverty. Every piece of gear is tied to a humanitarian cause in the world’s poorest countries. Every pack provides between one and three weeks of education to a child, the sale of a water bottle provides six months of clean water and all apparel is tied to health related projects. Cotopaxi's aim is to help the world's poorest of the poor and to provide transparency by showing the exact impact of donations. It was founded in 2014 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Soma

Seed Round in 2013
Soma Water, Inc. manufactures water filtration products for customers around the world. The company offers glass carafe products, pitchers, and filters. It offers its products through retailers. Soma Water, Inc. was formerly known as Miko, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California. As of November 28, 2017, Soma Water, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Full Circle Home LLC.

Brand Fan Girl Ltd

Private Placement in 2019
Brand Fan Girl Ltd offers marketing services through digital networks. The company also provides marketing consultancy and marketing research and analysis sevices. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in London, United Kingdom.