Hearst Ventures

The Hearst Corporation is an American multinational diversified media and information company group that publishes daily and weekly newspapers, and magazines. The company also operates television stations and radio stations, and cable networks; and provides information, insights, analytics, and workflow solutions to finance, healthcare, and transportation markets. Some of its major ownership interests include 15 daily and 36 weekly newspapers and more than 300 magazines worldwide, including Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Elle, and O, The Oprah Magazine; 30 television stations through Hearst Television, Inc., which reach a combined 19% of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including A+E Networks, and ESPN Inc.; as well as business publishing, digital distribution, television production, newspaper features distribution, and real estate ventures. The Hearst Corporation was founded in 1887 and is based in New York City.

Karen Alsup

MD of Institutional Investments

Kenneth A. Bronfin

Senior MD

Gili Canaani

Director and General Manager

Gil Canaani

MD

Scott English

Senior MD

David Famolari

MD

Darcy Frisch

MD

Katie Hu

MD

Megumi Ikeda

MD

Barnabas Kui

VP and Corporate Controller

Roger Paschke

CIO

Barin Nahvi Rovzar

VP of Finance and Corporate Development

Mitchell Scherzer

EVP and CFO

Jeana Stanley

VP of Finance

Steven Swartz

President and CEO

232 past transactions

Pandora Media, Inc.

Series E in 2009
Pandora Media, LLC provides music and podcast discovery platform services in the United States. It offers music streaming services to approximately 70 million users each month with its proprietary Music Genome Project and Podcast Genome Project technology at home or on the go through its mobile app, the web, and integrations with approximately 2,000 connected products. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Oakland, California. Pandora Media, LLC is a subsidiary of Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

Caavo

Series B in 2017
Caavo is an entertainment obsessed hardware and software company. Our mission is to bring the art of TV viewing up to the level of today’s sophisticated audiences by uniting all of their entertainment into a single, elegant, voice controlled experience. Our products allow audiences to seamlessly move between linear TV, streaming services and web content, using voice or a single remote – to control it all.

Duality

Private Placement in 2019
Duality Technologies Inc. provides a secure collaboration platform for organizations. Its platform enables the organization to streamline its digital collaboration processes and implement new collaboration modalities. It offers SecurePlus Data, a secure collaboration platform that enables secure data collaboration at scale between data-owners and analyzing parties; and SecurePlus Insights, which integrates with analytical and Al tools to be securely offered in a hosted environment. It serves healthcare, financial, automotive, insurance, telecommunication, and education industries. Duality Technologies Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Maplewood, New Jersey.
Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group is administered within the umbrella of 1013 Star Communications. Our innovative publications and digital platforms fill a distinct niche in Suburban communities spanning from Texas to Arizona.

FreightWaves

Series B in 2019
FreightWaves is a SaaS provider of data for the North American freight market. FreightWaves was founded to provide transparency and risk-management products to the freight markets. As the leading provider of aggregated data-sets across the North American freight markets, FreightWaves' SaaS platform helps companies take action based on the signals in the market. FreightWaves.com is the highest rank news and commentary site in the industry and the firm is introducing a freight futures product which will help participants derisk their exposure to trucking spot rates.
Tezign (Beijing) Information Technology Co., Ltd. operates Tezign.com, an Internet platform in China that provides design, creativity, marketing, and experience need services. It offers market and design services, including web/app design, graphic design, illustration, photography, creative strategy, brand strategy, e-commerce solution, event planning, and AR and VR. Tezign (Beijing) Information Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in 2014 and is based in Shanghai, China.

LiveSafe, Inc.

Series B in 2018
LiveSafe, Inc. designs and develops a mobile safety communications platform. The company’s safety communications platform combines a mobile application and a cloud-based command dashboard that allows people to send actionable crowd-sourced intelligence to connect people to the help they need. It serves media and technology, property management, retail, entertainment and sports, and financial services enterprises, as well as malls, hospitals, and government contractors. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Arlington, Virginia with an additional office in Clearwater, Florida. As of October 6, 2020, LiveSafe, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Vector Solutions, Inc.

ClaimKit

Private Placement in 2019
ClaimKit LLC develops a cloud-based application to review insurance policies. It offers DocKit, a Web-based software that collects, organizes, reviews, and shares claim documents. The company also deploys claim consultants to collect documents and data; and replicates on-site file organization, collects electronic data, and generates searchable claim files. Its clients and working partners include sureties, claim professionals, attorneys, claim handlers, consultants, and accountants. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Overland Park, Kansas.

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.

NaviNet

Venture Round in 2000
NaviNet, Inc. operates a healthcare collaboration network to connect health plans and physicians in the United States. The company offers NaviNet Open, a payer-provider collaboration solution that consists of a platform, a set of network services, a suite of applications, and a set of tools. Its NaviNet Open platform is also used for developing network-based applications; and handles basic HIPAA transactions, such as eligibility, claims management, referrals, and authorizations to deliver value-based care. NaviNet, Inc. was formerly known as NaviMedix, Inc. and changed its name to NaviNet, Inc. in May 2009. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. As of January 5, 2016, NaviNet, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Nanthealth, LLC and NantWorks, LLC.

Via

Series E in 2020
Via is a re-engineering public transit company that develops and provides on-demand public mobility solutions for commuters. The company transforms public transit, from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network. Via's mobile app connects passengers who are headed the same way, allowing riders to seamlessly share a premium vehicle. The platform operates in the United States and in Europe through its joint venture with Mercedes-Benz Vans, ViaVan. Via's technology is deployed worldwide through partner projects with public transportation agencies, private transit operators, taxi fleets, private companies, and universities, integrating with public transit infrastructure to power cutting-edge on-demand mobility. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, United States.

Gazillion, Inc.

Venture Round in 2010
Gazillion Entertainment, we develop, publish and operate diverse games on many platforms. Our goal: To build breakthrough experiences featuring world-class brands and original franchises, superior production quality and unmatched gameplay. Gazillion is headquartered in Foster City, CA.

Scene7

Series B in 2001
Adobe [acquired](http://www.crunchbase.com/acquisition/8df47bafeccc8db6c9830dc69df1e5a3) Scene7 in May 2007 and now offers Scene7 as one of its products. Scene7 – provider of the leading on-demand rich media platform – enables companies to grow revenues, enhance customer experience and cut production costs. With Scene7, businesses can improve the entire selling and marketing cycle – from attracting customers, to guiding them to the right products and services, to successfully converting them into loyal buyers. The company offers rich media solutions built on a robust, integrated technology platform – for unrivaled breadth, depth, scalability and ease of ongoing rich media use. Adobe acquired Scene7 in May 2007.
Huboo Technologies Limited operates as a multi-channel fulfillment service provider for e-commerce business. The company delivers vitamins, CBD oils, headphones, bingo tickets, electronic bagpipes, antiques, coffee, electronics, clothes, and beauty products. It serves startups, subscription businesses, and individuals selling niche and boutique products. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Bath, United Kingdom.

Applied XL

Seed Round in 2022
Applied XL develops real-time information systems to track the health of people, places, and planet to help accelerate the path to sustainable growth. AppliedXL combines pioneering computational journalism techniques and expert networks to power intuitive intelligence products for professionals in specialized industries.

Via Transportation Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
Via Transportation Inc. develops public mobility solutions for the on-demand and pre-scheduled transit. It serves public transit agencies and cities, universities and corporations, school districts, and bus and rail operators worldwide. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in New York, New York.
Stylus Stylus provides business intelligence to consumer companies in order to inspire new ideas and improve profitability. An online business resource, Stylus (Stylus.com) is used by nearly 250 leading companies in the automotive, fashion & beauty, electronics, home & industrial design, media & technology, hospitality, architecture and advertising industries. Users across 52 countries rely on the Stylus editorial content to learn about consumer behaviour, global industry events and new ideas for product design and consumer services. Stylus is headquartered in London and has offices in New York and Los Angeles.
Tezign (Beijing) Information Technology Co., Ltd. operates Tezign.com, an Internet platform in China that provides design, creativity, marketing, and experience need services. It offers market and design services, including web/app design, graphic design, illustration, photography, creative strategy, brand strategy, e-commerce solution, event planning, and AR and VR. Tezign (Beijing) Information Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in 2014 and is based in Shanghai, China.

Hootsuite

Series A in 2010
Hootsuite is the world's most widely used platform for managing social media. More than 15 million users, including 800+ of the Fortune 1000 companies, trust Hootsuite to manage their social media programs across multiple social networks from one integrated dashboard.

Wellthy

Series B in 2021
Wellthy, Inc. provides a concierge service that helps individuals and families to manage and coordinate care for chronically ill, aging, or disabled loved ones using its platform in the United States. It operates a network of family caregivers to help individuals and families find, vet, and coordinate care, as well as provides assistance in the areas of legal, medical, financial, and housing-related issues. The company serves people with aging-related complications, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease, spinal injuries, and cancer. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

TurnHere, Inc.

Series B in 2010
SmartShoot gets customers high-quality video & photos by connecting them with trusted professional filmmakers & photographers.

Welltok

Series D in 2015
Welltok is a data-driven, enterprise SaaS company that delivers the healthcare industry’s leading consumer activation platform. Welltok’s solutions empower health plans, employers, providers, and public entities to connect consumers with personalized health improvement resources, making it easy and rewarding for consumers to complete actions that optimize their health and wellbeing. The company was founded in 2009 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

FreightWaves

Private Equity Round in 2021
FreightWaves is a SaaS provider of data for the North American freight market. FreightWaves was founded to provide transparency and risk-management products to the freight markets. As the leading provider of aggregated data-sets across the North American freight markets, FreightWaves' SaaS platform helps companies take action based on the signals in the market. FreightWaves.com is the highest rank news and commentary site in the industry and the firm is introducing a freight futures product which will help participants derisk their exposure to trucking spot rates.

Cymfony

Series B in 2000
Cymfony, a Kantar Media company, provides market influence analytics by scanning and interpreting the millions of voices at the intersection of social and traditional media. Their third generation listening and influence platform, Maestro, integrates innovative technology with expert analysis to identify the people, issues, and trends impacting your business - at the speed of the market.

Inrupt

Series A in 2021
Inrupt is an open-source platform that uses a set of modular requirements to decentralize the web. The platform allows consumers and organizations to distinguish their information from the apps using it. It enables clients to develop, handle and safeguard their internet personal online data store (POD) while using the same information to simultaneously search for distinct apps. The company is founded in 2017 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Insurify, Inc.

Series A in 2020
Insurify is an internet company that features a software platform that specializes in car insurance. Its software platform utilizes artificial intelligence, language processing, and chatbots it provides personalized recommendations that help its users to decide about their car insurance. It was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Fitch Ratings

Corporate Round in 2006
Fitch Ratings is a global rating agency committed to providing the world’s credit markets with independent and prospective credit opinions, research, and data. With 50 offices worldwide, Fitch Ratings’ global expertise, built on a foundation of local market experience, spans across capital markets in over 150 countries. Fitch Ratings is widely recognized by investors, issuers, and bankers for its credible, transparent, and timely coverage.

Journal-Courier

Acquisition in 2017
The Journal-Courier is an American daily newspaper published in Jacksonville, Illinois.

DroneBase, Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
DroneBase is a aerial data analytics company, which provides businesses with a platform to leverage the world’s largest Pilot Network to make better decisions about their most critical assets. Based in Los Angeles, the company is the trusted, go-to software platform for worldwide enterprise clients spanning industries such as renewable energy, insurance, telecommunications, construction, real estate, and media. DroneBase has completed over 100,000 commercial missions flown in over 70 countries and in all 50 states.

Signal Media

Series D in 2021
Signal AI is an AI-powered business intelligence and media monitoring company that aggregates, analyses, and provides business leaders with insights into digital, print and broadcast media, news, and regulatory data. Signal AI’s machine learning enables businesses to track their competitive landscape, changes to regulation, and monitor their reputation—empowering them to make smarter, faster business decisions. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in London, England, United Kingdom.

Systum Inc.

Series A in 2018
Systum Inc. provides a wholesale inventory management software for distributors. Its software integrates marketing, customer relationship management (CRM), wholesale and distribution business, streamlining internal processes from sales and order management to inventory and shipping; omni channel e-commerce, manages inventory, customers, and reporting; inventory and order management, automates order management processes; and marketing and lead generation, customize marketing campaigns by targeting segments of customers. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Plano, Texas.

Science, Inc.

Venture Round in 2013
Science Media LLC is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in incubation, seed/startup, early stage and later stage investments in fintech. The firm typically invests in technology, blockchain, internet, mobile media, Internet of Things, gaming, and mobile phone applications building companies. It considers investment specifically in India. The firm prefers to take minority interest in its portfolio companies. Science Media LLC is based in the Santa Monica, California, with additional offices in Karnataka, India and Yerevan, Armenia.

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.

Buzzfeed, Inc.

Series B in 2010
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.

Roku

Series F in 2013
Roku pioneered streaming for the TV, and we aspire to power every TV in the world. We developed a streaming platform that delivers a best-in-class user experience. At the heart of the Roku platform is our proprietary operating system, the Roku OS, which we built from the ground up. Roku is recognized for streaming innovation. This is demonstrated by our growing, passionate and highly engaged customer base who love Roku streaming devices because of our coveted content selection, ease of use, and value.

Cymfony

Series C in 2003
Cymfony, a Kantar Media company, provides market influence analytics by scanning and interpreting the millions of voices at the intersection of social and traditional media. Their third generation listening and influence platform, Maestro, integrates innovative technology with expert analysis to identify the people, issues, and trends impacting your business - at the speed of the market.

Cortera

Private Placement in 2018
Cortera is a provider of comprehensive business-to-business payment and purchase behavior data and insights on public and private companies. The company tracks $1.6 trillion in business-to-business purchases across 45 spend categories to deliver insights on 20 million U.S. business locations. Cortera's solutions enable companies of all sizes to better understand their customers, suppliers and business partners by gaining visibility into what they purchase, how they pay and how their purchase and payment behavior changes over time. Thousands of companies across diverse industries use Cortera solutions to increase revenue, improve sales and marketing effectiveness, and reduce risk. Cortera is privately held with offices in Boca Raton, Florida; Boston and Quincy, Massachusetts and Bangalore, India.

Acrobatiq, Inc.

Series A in 2015
Acrobatiq, backed by Carnegie Mellon is scaling the pioneering research in online learning from CMU's Open Learning Initiative (OLI) and enabling educational institutions to improve learning outcomes at reduced costs through data-driven, personalized learning solutions. Our learning-science based approach to course design, and breakthrough analysis and modeling of learning data enables adaptive instruction for students, and gives faculty visibility into who is learning, who’s not, and where help is needed. Together, this convergence of learning science, technology, and data is empowering more students to succeed at a time when post-secondary credentials are more in demand than ever.

Diversion

Series B in 2011
Diversion was formed in early 2010 with a clear goal to provide a necessary fusion between the entertainment industry and the current social gaming renaissance. The founders are all highly seasoned experts in gaming, web development, digital marketing and entertainment and are setting out in this space with two key differentiators: Provide users with real-world entertainment tie-in opportunities and experiences. Use of gaming expertise to create a more enjoyable and fulfilling social gaming experience. Diversion, Inc. is currently developing a game called FameTown, which is modeled after games like FarmVille and Mafia Wars and will be released Nov. 1, 2010.
Kujiale Ltd. owns and operates a home decoration and furnishing online information and design platform. The company is based in Hangzhou, China.

Atzuche

Series C in 2017
Atzuche is a peer-to-peer car rental start-up. Founded in 2014, Atzuche operates an app, which customers can use to rent cars from car owners. After the customer orders a car, Atzuche staff will pick up the car from the owner and drive it to the customer. The platform is expanding fast. It claims to have three million registered users, and 100, 000 registered cars in 14 Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. Half of of its users rent cars for day trips, 20% for taking test drives, and 20% for their daily commute.

3D Hubs

Private Placement in 2019
3D Hubs is an online manufacturing platform that provides engineers with on-demand access to a global network of manufacturing partners. Users can easily upload their design, instantly receive a quote, and start production at the click of a button. Founded in Amsterdam in 2013, 3D Hubs has raised over US$30 million and produced more than 5 million parts, using various manufacturing technologies, including CNC Machining, 3D Printing, Injection Molding and Sheet Metal Fabrication.

Brightcove

Series C in 2007
Powerful cloud solutions for delivering and monetizing video across every connected device

Snappy Gifts

Private Placement in 2018
Snappy App provides Snappy Gifts, an all-in-one enterprise gifting platform that uses the power of experience and delight to connect people around the world. It sources products and experiences from various brands and retailers. Dvir Cohen and Hani Goldstein founded Snappy App in 2015. Its headquarters is in New York City.

8i

Series B in 2017
8i is building consumer media platform that lets users create, experience, and share the most immersive 3D video of real people, for virtual reality, augmented reality, and the web. The company’s mission is to enable everyone to connect with each other in the closest way to real-life. 8i enables true 3D (fully volumetric) capture of people, allowing viewers to walk around real humans in VR. Founded in May 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand, 8i has since expanded to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Pandora Media, Inc.

Series F in 2009
Pandora Media, LLC provides music and podcast discovery platform services in the United States. It offers music streaming services to approximately 70 million users each month with its proprietary Music Genome Project and Podcast Genome Project technology at home or on the go through its mobile app, the web, and integrations with approximately 2,000 connected products. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Oakland, California. Pandora Media, LLC is a subsidiary of Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

Hire.com

Venture Round in 2000
The online marketplace for outdoor activities. Providing the consumer with a single platform to research, book, and review outfitters and guides. GuideHire creates an informed buyer in a centralized marketplace.

The Plum Guide Limited

Private Placement in 2019
The Plum Guide Limited operates as vacation rental company providing spaces and hosts to tourists. It offers homes, apartments, and lofts on rent. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Recurrent Motors, Inc.

Venture Round in 2022
Recurrent Motors, Inc. engages in analyzing and providing reports for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. It offers car dealers and private party buyers with vehicle reports to buy used electric cars; and owners with personalized monthly battery analysis of their EVs. The company was founded in 2020 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

The Plum Guide Limited

Venture Round in 2021
The Plum Guide Limited operates as vacation rental company providing spaces and hosts to tourists. It offers homes, apartments, and lofts on rent. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Otonomo

Post in 2021
otonomo Technologies Ltd. develops and operates a cloud marketplace that connects cars to services and application for collecting car data and delivering safety services. Its technology allows car manufacturers, drivers, and commercial service providers to adopt an ecosystem and market for in-car services and applications. otonomo Technologies Ltd. was founded in 2015 and is based in Herzliya, Israel. It has additional offices in Redwood City, California; and Frankfurt, Germany.
Huboo Technologies Limited operates as a multi-channel fulfillment service provider for e-commerce business. The company delivers vitamins, CBD oils, headphones, bingo tickets, electronic bagpipes, antiques, coffee, electronics, clothes, and beauty products. It serves startups, subscription businesses, and individuals selling niche and boutique products. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Bath, United Kingdom.

Signal Media

Series A in 2016
Signal AI is an AI-powered business intelligence and media monitoring company that aggregates, analyses, and provides business leaders with insights into digital, print and broadcast media, news, and regulatory data. Signal AI’s machine learning enables businesses to track their competitive landscape, changes to regulation, and monitor their reputation—empowering them to make smarter, faster business decisions. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in London, England, United Kingdom.

Brightcove

Series B in 2005
Powerful cloud solutions for delivering and monetizing video across every connected device

PowerToFly Inc.

Series A in 2015
PowerToFly is a global platform dedicated to more diversity, inclusion, and transparency at work via virtual events and remote jobs. It propels companies to meet mandated diversity hiring goals and connect diverse candidates to companies that care. The platform is connecting women with companies that value work-life integration, female-friendly benefits, equal pay for equal work and environments where they thrive. PowerToFly optimized search and sourcing tools, targeted job promotions, and high visibility employer branding services reduce the time to hire hard to reach talent tools of underrepresented female engineers at a centralized and lower cost. It was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in New York, NY, USA.

Pandora Media, Inc.

Series C in 2006
Pandora Media, LLC provides music and podcast discovery platform services in the United States. It offers music streaming services to approximately 70 million users each month with its proprietary Music Genome Project and Podcast Genome Project technology at home or on the go through its mobile app, the web, and integrations with approximately 2,000 connected products. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Oakland, California. Pandora Media, LLC is a subsidiary of Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

Share2

Series B in 2019
Share2 is a female second-hand idle genuine trading APP, providing users with convenient and fast idle goods trading services.

Yieldex

Series C in 2011
Yieldex is the leading provider of digital ad forecasting, analytic pricing and marketplace tools for publishers and advertisers. The world’s most successful publishers rely on Yieldex Analytics for forward-looking insights that help them save time, close more deals and increase revenue. Both advertisers and publishers use Yieldex’s programmatic marketplace, YieldexDirect, to buy and sell targeted, guaranteed inventory in one convenient location. Leading media companies such as The New York Times, Scripps, CBS, Comcast, Viacom, ESPN, Fox, The Wall Street Journal, Pandora, The Weather Channel, and dozens of others use Yieldex to get more value from their digital advertising strategies.

Circles

Series C in 2002
Circles is an innovative personal services provider that reliably completes simple, complex and unique tasks by integrating leading edge technology and proprietary knowledge with high touch assistance. Founded in 1997 by Kathy Sherbrooke and Janet Kraus, graduates of Stanford Business School, Circles revolutionizes how corporations build life-long relationships with their employees and customers by offering end-user members comprehensive and simplified personal assistance for doing anything from completing household chores to events planning to tracking down the hard-to-find. Circles' clients are progressive organizations that have partnered with Circles to attract, retain and build loyalty with customers and employees.

Kaboodle

Acquisition in 2007
Kaboodle offers an easy way to collect information from the web and also search for things you may be interested in. Kaboodle can be used to collect and share information for shopping, travel, research, or just about anything else. With over 35,000 users, Kaboodle's user base is relatively small, but the site is young and has much room to grow. The company has received funding and strong support from such investors as Kanwal Rekhi of Inventus Capital, Junglee founder Ashish Gupta, and co-author of Google's early search algorithm research Rajeev Motwani.

Relationship Science

Venture Round in 2010
Relationship Science (RelSci) is a technology solutions company that helps individuals and organizations leverage their relationships for a competitive business advantage. The RelSci platform provides deep information about over 6 million influential decision makers - who they are and who they know, what you have in common with them, and how you can gain access to them and their organizations. Our relationship mapping tool empowers you to discover new relationships, advance existing ones, and maximize every opportunity.

DroneBase, Inc.

Series C in 2021
DroneBase is a aerial data analytics company, which provides businesses with a platform to leverage the world’s largest Pilot Network to make better decisions about their most critical assets. Based in Los Angeles, the company is the trusted, go-to software platform for worldwide enterprise clients spanning industries such as renewable energy, insurance, telecommunications, construction, real estate, and media. DroneBase has completed over 100,000 commercial missions flown in over 70 countries and in all 50 states.

LiveSafe, Inc.

Series B in 2015
LiveSafe, Inc. designs and develops a mobile safety communications platform. The company’s safety communications platform combines a mobile application and a cloud-based command dashboard that allows people to send actionable crowd-sourced intelligence to connect people to the help they need. It serves media and technology, property management, retail, entertainment and sports, and financial services enterprises, as well as malls, hospitals, and government contractors. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Arlington, Virginia with an additional office in Clearwater, Florida. As of October 6, 2020, LiveSafe, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Vector Solutions, Inc.

Savored

Series A in 2011
Savored is the nation’s leading provider of yield management solutions to the restaurant industry. Over 1,000 restaurants nationwide use the Savored reservation platform to lower prices when they have empty tables and to increase prices when they have excess demand. Savored leverages a proprietary technology that searches restaurant availability and leverages yield management to offer diners the lowest possible price at great restaurants. Consumers browse Savored’s list of leading restaurants, make free online reservations and then receive discounts of 15%-40% off their total bill automatically applied at the end of their meal.

SparkCognition Government Systems

Private Placement in 2019
SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS) is the world’s first full-spectrum artificial intelligence company devoted entirely to government and national defense. By developing and operationalizing next-generation AI-powered systems, SGS enables government organizations to meet the needs of their most pressing national security missions.

Pandora Media, Inc.

Series D in 2006
Pandora Media, LLC provides music and podcast discovery platform services in the United States. It offers music streaming services to approximately 70 million users each month with its proprietary Music Genome Project and Podcast Genome Project technology at home or on the go through its mobile app, the web, and integrations with approximately 2,000 connected products. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Oakland, California. Pandora Media, LLC is a subsidiary of Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

Via

Series C in 2016
Via is a re-engineering public transit company that develops and provides on-demand public mobility solutions for commuters. The company transforms public transit, from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network. Via's mobile app connects passengers who are headed the same way, allowing riders to seamlessly share a premium vehicle. The platform operates in the United States and in Europe through its joint venture with Mercedes-Benz Vans, ViaVan. Via's technology is deployed worldwide through partner projects with public transportation agencies, private transit operators, taxi fleets, private companies, and universities, integrating with public transit infrastructure to power cutting-edge on-demand mobility. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, United States.

GeoPhy

Private Placement in 2019
GeoPhy provides database and analytics tools for the property and financial sector. It offers data warehouse that allows users with access to data at the building, portfolio, area, city, and country level, and also enables users to check, monitor, structure, analyze, and export the data; and solutions to optimize investment portfolio by tracking investments. Sander Mulders and Teun van den Dries founded OfficeRank on June 1, 2014 that became GeoPhy in March 2015. It has its headquarters in Delft in the Netherlands.

Zendrive

Series B in 2019
Zendrive Inc. develops traffic data tracking application for mobile phones. It offers Zendrive, an application that tracks speed, location, direction, and acceleration of traffic using smartphone sensors. The company provides traffic and driving information to users based on the accumulated data. The company was formerly known as Inner Circle Technologies, Inc. Zendrive Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Double Fusion

Series C in 2006
Double Fusion, Inc. provides in-game, around-game, and web-based solutions for marketers and their advertising agencies to engage and sell gamer demographics. The company offers fusion.sdk, suite of tools that enable spectrum of ad placements to be served in-game, tracked, and reported. Its products also include fusion.runtime that provides the power to define, integrate, serve, track, and report 2D, 3D, and video ads into games, as well as allows for a range of applications including PC back catalogue titles. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York; Jerusalem, Israel; London, United Kingdom; and Tokyo, Japan.
Liulishuo is a leading artificial intelligence-driven educational technology company founded in September 2012 by Dr. Wang Wei and Dr. Hu Zhe and Dr. Lin Hui. Liulishuo offers a personalized and adaptive language learning experience to 50 million learners in 379 cities in China and over 175 countries around the world. Its self-developed artificial intelligence English teacher, based on deep learning technology, can provide personalized and adaptive learning courses for each user.

Zinc

Venture Round in 2017
Zinc is a secure enterprise communication platform built to connect deskless and mobile workers with colleagues both in and out of the office. Zinc combines a full-featured mobile messaging platform that employees love to use with the security, compliance and administrative features that businesses need.

LiveSafe, Inc.

Private Placement in 2018
LiveSafe, Inc. designs and develops a mobile safety communications platform. The company’s safety communications platform combines a mobile application and a cloud-based command dashboard that allows people to send actionable crowd-sourced intelligence to connect people to the help they need. It serves media and technology, property management, retail, entertainment and sports, and financial services enterprises, as well as malls, hospitals, and government contractors. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Arlington, Virginia with an additional office in Clearwater, Florida. As of October 6, 2020, LiveSafe, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Vector Solutions, Inc.

WideOrbit

Series D in 2008
WideOrbit is the leading provider of advertising management technology for cable networks, local television stations and radio stations. More than 3,000 broadcasters and networks leverage WideOrbit solutions to streamline operations, maximize revenue from traditional, digital and programmatic channels, and extend their business across distribution platforms. Our clients include Entercom Communications, Entravision Communications Corporation, Gray Television, Inc., Meredith Corporation, NBCUniversal, The E.W. Scripps Co. and Tribune Media.

Robin Games

Private Placement in 2020
Robin Games, Inc., a lifestyle gaming company, develops mobile games. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is based in Venice, California.

IGG

Series B in 2008
IGG is an MMORPG developer and operator. They are working hard to build and develop a platform for the next generation in online entertainment for a global audience.

WideOrbit

Series B in 2002
WideOrbit is the leading provider of advertising management technology for cable networks, local television stations and radio stations. More than 3,000 broadcasters and networks leverage WideOrbit solutions to streamline operations, maximize revenue from traditional, digital and programmatic channels, and extend their business across distribution platforms. Our clients include Entercom Communications, Entravision Communications Corporation, Gray Television, Inc., Meredith Corporation, NBCUniversal, The E.W. Scripps Co. and Tribune Media.

Priori Legal

Series A in 2020
Priori Legal, Inc. develops a legal platform to find, hire, and manage lawyers. The company's platform offers to hire lawyers by submitting a request, receiving matches, hiring the lawyer, and scaling the team. The company's platform also offers document sharing tools, billing and payments, and actionable data insights. Priori Legal, Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is based in New York, New York.

Netscape

Series B in 1995
Netscape Communications Corporation offers development, marketing, sale, and support of enterprise software solutions. Its products include e-commerce infrastructure and e-commerce applications targeted primarily at corporate intranets and extranets, and the internet. Netscape was formerly known as Mosaic Communications Corporation. It was founded in 1994 and is based in Mountain View, California. Netscape Communications Corporation operates as a subsidiary of [AOL Inc](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/aol).

WorldWide Biggies

Series A in 2007
Worldwide Biggies, Inc. operates as a digital entertainment studio. It provides films and T.V, gametoons, games, and Webisodes for kids, families, and young adults through online. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in New York, New York.

M2Gen, Corp.

Venture Round in 2017
M2Gen® is a health informatics solutions company focused on accelerating the discovery, development and delivery of personalized medicine. Our Company was founded in 2006 at the Moffitt Cancer Center to operationalize the Total Cancer Care® Protocol, a unique approach to studying patients throughout their lifetime. In this effort, we partner with the nation’s leading cancer centers via the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN).

UGO Entertainment

Acquisition in 2007
UGO Entertainment creates quality lifestyle content for the coveted 18-34 male audience. The company’s flagship brands, UGO.com and 1UP.com, deliver in-depth daily coverage of the latest developments in games and entertainment. A network of owned and affiliated properties supports the flagships with databases of game cheats, interactive games, celebrity pictures, news and more. UGO Entertainment offers advertisers an opportunity to reach 42 million visitors worldwide who are highly influential trendsetters and lifestyle mavens with a passionate curiosity for "what's next." UGO has earned a strong reputation as a trusted publisher and as a proven innovator that delivers customized, high-impact online advertising programs for its world-class client base. UGO Entertainment, a unit of Hearst Corporation, is headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco, Chicago and Santa Monica.

Scene7

Series A in 2001
Adobe [acquired](http://www.crunchbase.com/acquisition/8df47bafeccc8db6c9830dc69df1e5a3) Scene7 in May 2007 and now offers Scene7 as one of its products. Scene7 – provider of the leading on-demand rich media platform – enables companies to grow revenues, enhance customer experience and cut production costs. With Scene7, businesses can improve the entire selling and marketing cycle – from attracting customers, to guiding them to the right products and services, to successfully converting them into loyal buyers. The company offers rich media solutions built on a robust, integrated technology platform – for unrivaled breadth, depth, scalability and ease of ongoing rich media use. Adobe acquired Scene7 in May 2007.

E Ink Corporation

Venture Round in 2004
E Ink Corp. is a supplier of electronic paper display (EPD) technologies. Products made with E Ink's electronic ink are designed to possess a paper-like high contrast appearance, ultra-low power consumption and a thin, light form. E Ink's technology is tailored for many consumer and industrial applications including handheld devices, watches, clocks and public information and promotional signs.

Sling Media

Series B in 2006
Sling Media is a technology company that provides multi-screen smart TV solutions for consumers and television operators. It is committed to developing products and solutions that allow people to watch their home TV, including the content they already pay for, anywhere in the world, on any connected device. Sling Media has the ability to turn any Internet connected PC, Mac, phone, or tablet into a home television. The first [Slingbox](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/slingpage) was released in 2005, and in 2007, Sling Media won a Technical Emmy Award for the [Slingbox](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/slingpage). SlingPlayer, another product of Sling Media, was introduced for Android, iPad, and Windows smartphones in 2010. Sling Media was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Foster City, C.A.

Kujiale

Series C in 2016
Kujiale is an online information and design platform that offers information and reviews on businesses related to home decoration and furnishing. It was launched by Hang Chen and is operated from Hangzhou, China. Create 3D models, swap textures, and apply them in cutting-edge floor planning software. Visualize in 360-degree views, augmented reality, photo-realistic rendering, or virtual reality.

NEXAGE

Series B in 2012
Digital advertising is driven by two overwhelming trends: the strategic role of mobile and the critical role of programmatic technologies to drive efficiency and liquidity. Nexage is at the forefront of both of these macro trends, leading and shaping the premium mobile advertising market through a set of firsts. Nexage was the first-to-market with mobile RTB; mobile private exchange; an exchange-based data solution, Nexage Connect; and the most robust brand safety solution in the market, Nexage Protect. Nexage has translated first-to-market advantage, creating a range of programmatic markets that allow premium publishers and buyers to design and operate markets that best enable them to accelerate their business, whether that is through an open exchange, private exchanges, or programmatic guaranteed markets. Nexage’s data solution, Nexage Connect, creates a powerful and efficient data model to deliver behavioral, contextual, location, identifier, and privacy data to buyers and their agency clients to improve targeting and retargeting, while enhancing the value of publishers’ audience. Nexage serves customers on a worldwide basis with offices in Boston, New York, San Francisco and London. Come visit us at www.nexage.com or follow us on Twitter @Nexage.
VoxPop's pop culture gaming network is used by top online publishers to make and distribute games based on current events and topics

Maven Machines

Private Placement in 2019
Maven Machines is a mobile cloud solution for trucking, transportation, and logistics industries. The company offers a modern fleet management solution that streamlines driver safety, real-time telematics, and alerting and automated compliance. It blends IoT sensors, artificial intelligence, software, and wireless communications to provide a real-time platform for both drivers and managers. Maven Machines was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Liulishuo is a leading artificial intelligence-driven educational technology company founded in September 2012 by Dr. Wang Wei and Dr. Hu Zhe and Dr. Lin Hui. Liulishuo offers a personalized and adaptive language learning experience to 50 million learners in 379 cities in China and over 175 countries around the world. Its self-developed artificial intelligence English teacher, based on deep learning technology, can provide personalized and adaptive learning courses for each user.

Hootsuite

Debt Financing in 2011
Hootsuite is the world's most widely used platform for managing social media. More than 15 million users, including 800+ of the Fortune 1000 companies, trust Hootsuite to manage their social media programs across multiple social networks from one integrated dashboard.

iCrossing

Acquisition in 2010
iCrossing, a digital marketing company, holds its own marketing platform, which can be tailored for clients. The company also offers planning services and development services. Its planning services include primary customer research, competitive and market research, persona development, digital marketing strategy, integrated search marketing strategy, social media/word-of-mouth strategy, mobile marketing strategy, analytics and performance planning, and marketing intelligence dashboarding. Its development services include search engine marketing (SEO/SEM), display and rich media advertising, email marketing, mobile marketing and site development, website development, social media campaign development, and emerging media development. iCrossing, formerly known as International Crossing, is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and has offices worldwide.

strongDM

Seed Round in 2016
strongDM manages and audits access to servers and databases. It provides a single platform to control access to any database for employees, vendors, and cloud-based tools. The company was awarded in the Strata+Hadoop World Audience Favorite in 2016. It was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Burlingame, California.

Buzzfeed, Inc.

Series G in 2016
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.

Auctionata

Series C in 2015
Auctionata | Paddle8 is an online auction platform specializing in art and luxury collectibles. As of February 29, 2017, Auctionata has announced it has ceased operations, declaring insolvency. The company had offices in Berlin, New York, London, Los Angeles, Rome, Zurich, and Madrid. Following the conclusion of its preliminary insolvency proceedings on February 28, 2017, Auctionata Paddle8 AG ceased its German operations. The subsidiaries Paddle8 in the US and Value-my-Stuff in the UK were sold and continue to operate.

Sirius XM Radio Inc.

Debt Financing in 2002
Sirius XM Radio Inc. provides radio broadcasting services in the United States and Canada. It offers commercial-free music, live play-by-play sports, news and talk, traffic and weather, entertainment, and other programming on computers, smartphones, and tablets. The company was incorporated in 1990 and is based in New York, New York. Sirius XM Radio Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

Cognitive Networks

Series B in 2014
Cognitive Networks partners with TV set manufacturers to enable content providers, advertisers, and others to provide greater engagement and interactivity to TV programming. Cognitive Networks’ ACR platform makes Smart TVs aware of the programming that they are displaying, enabling transactions, informational requests, or personalization of the viewing experience. It was founded in 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Swirl Networks, Inc.

Series C in 2015
Swirl is an in-store mobile marketing platform provider that is helping retailers leverage the power of mobile to attract and influence consumers while they shop in retail stores. The company's indoor location-based marketing platform allows retailers to deliver highly targeted messages, content and offers to consumer smartphones while they shop in specific areas of the store. The platform combines patent-pending indoor location beacons with cloud-based marketing campaign management services and a software development kit that allows retailers to add an in-store mobile experience to any existing mobile app.