Idealab

Founded in 1996 by Bill Gross, Idealab was established to create and operate pioneering technology companies. Idealab has worked with companies with breakthrough technologies in robotics (Evolution Robotics), wireless broadband (ClearMesh Networks) and renewable energy (Energy Innovations), among others. Idealab also continues to partner with venture capital firms and other strategic investors to provide the resources to maximize the potential of these companies. The incubating facilitates offer a wide range of resources that include: office space and the accompanying office services, development and technology, graphic design, marketing, competitive research, legal, accounting, and business development support and services. In addition, Idealab provides advice on strategy, branding and corporate structure.

Craig Chrisney

CFO

Marcia Goodstein

CEO and President

Bill Gross

Chairman

Tom McGovern

MD

97 past transactions

Nimble TV

Series A in 2012
Imagine a true global television experience in which a subscriber in Paris watches U.S. television programming as if they were living in New York. Also imagine a business person traveling the globe while still watching their cable subscription from back home. This is the world enabled by NimbleTV – TV as it should be – TV from Anywhere -- without the limitations of traditional cable and satellite TV services. NimbleTV enhances rather than replaces traditional pay TV services. It creates value for all players in the TV ecosystem, including distribution companies, and content producers. Nimble utilizes its proprietary advanced cloud-based streaming and HD-DVR solution to allow subscribers to access their pay TV subscriptions at any time, from any device, from anywhere around the world. For more information, please visit NimbleTV.com.

Heliogen

Seed Round in 2013
Heliogen, Inc., a clean energy company, develops a technology that uses sunlight to produce hydrogen and syngas fuels. It offers HelioMax, a closed-loop control system used for electricity generation and process heat applications; HelioHeat, a carbon-free and ultra-high temperature heat that is used in industries, such as cement, refining, and mining; and HelioFuel renewable fuels used in applications, including transportation, heavy equipment, and household heating. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Pasadena, California.

Kaleo Software

Seed Round in 2011
Kaleo Software, Inc. operates online platform that allows users to connect to other knowledge workers in an organization to extract, contribute, and share information. It operates an interactive knowledge network that puts the answers to essential business questions raised by users. Its platform captures and tags information to create an organically growing knowledge base; and enables users to find information based on input from co-workers and topic experts. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in El Segundo, California.

Internet Brands

Venture Round in 1999
Since launching in 1998 as CarsDirect.com, Internet Brands has grown to become a fully integrated online media and client services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. The company’s award-winning consumer websites lead their categories and serve more than 100 million monthly visitors, while a full range of web presence offerings has established deep, long-term relationships with SMB and enterprise clients. Internet Brands’ powerful, propriety operating platform provides the flexibility and scalability to fuel the company’s continued growth.

ChangeCoin

Seed Round in 2014
ChangeCoin is a micropayment infrastructure for the Internet that specializes in the fields of micropayments, bitcoin, social commerce, digital currencies, and payments. It was founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Cheese

Seed Round in 2020
Cheese Financial Inc. offers cashback debit cards for students and new immigrants in the United States. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Pasadena, California.

Factual

Seed Round in 2010
Factual is the location data company the world’s most valuable brands and tech companies trust to understand and intelligently grow their businesses. Factual provides product and engineering teams, marketers and data analysts access to the world’s most trusted, accurate and comprehensive data on places and people worldwide, transforming products, advertising and businesses with data that puts everything in context.

TopTutors.com

Venture Round in 1999
TopTutors.com is ushering in a new era of education by providing a convenient and economical way to bring students and teachers together. Their revolutionary system enables a child anywhere in the country to connect with a teacher anywhere in the country for an interactive, real-time private tutoring session.

Quid

Series C in 2011
Quid, Inc. develops a platform that searches, analyzes, and visualizes the collective intelligence to answer strategic questions. It offers Quid, a platform that ingests the ideas and opinions expressed in written language to find patterns and commonalities across various documents. The company’s Quid calculates, collects, and stores datasets for patents, companies, and various news and blog sources. It serves marketing/PR agencies, consulting, technology, healthcare, and financial services markets. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in New York, New York; and London, United Kingdom. As per the transaction announced on January 28, 2020, Quid, Inc. was acquired by NetBase Solutions, Inc.

New Matter, Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
New Matter was founded in 2014 with a mission to bring 3D printing to every home, school, and office. Led by its flagship product, the MOD-t desktop 3D printer, New Matter is poised to revolutionize the consumer 3D printing market by providing the first and only affordable, fully integrated, end-to-end consumer 3D printing experience.

X1 Discovery, Inc.

Venture Round in 2009
X1 Discovery, Inc. provides search, eDiscovery, and social media investigation solutions for business and IT environments. It offers X1 Search, a solution for business professional search of desktops, files, email, SharePoint, and others; and X1 Social Discovery, a solution for the investigation and collection of social media evidence. The company also provides X1 Distributed Discovery, a solution for the identification of data for the purpose of compliance and audit, data migration, and business intelligence; and X1 Distributed GRC, a software that gives organizations the capability to access, analyze, and act upon data on an individual’s computer and company networks for the purpose of complying with internal policies, data audits and regulatory requirements. It serves e-discovery, GDPR, audit and compliance, social media collection, government, and business productivity clients. The company offers its solutions through resellers and distribution partners. X1 Discovery, Inc. was formerly known as X1 Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to X1 Discovery, Inc. in September 2011. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

ClearMesh Networks

Series C in 2004
ClearMesh is the only worldwide producer of next-generation wireless mesh network equipment that provides fiber-grade quality service for video surveillance and media-rich applications across campuses, business parks and municipalities.

ClearMesh Networks

Series E in 2006
ClearMesh is the only worldwide producer of next-generation wireless mesh network equipment that provides fiber-grade quality service for video surveillance and media-rich applications across campuses, business parks and municipalities.

Oraxion

Series B in 2004
Oraxion develops process control metrology systems for semiconductor manufacturers. It offers CGS-300 wafer inspection/metrology tools, which enables accurate characterization of stress accumulation as the patterned wafer is processed. Oraxion, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Fremont, California.

PeopleLink

Series C in 2000
PeopleLink is the leading outsourced provider of complete community services for the Internet.

Heliogen

Seed Round in 2018
Heliogen, Inc., a clean energy company, develops a technology that uses sunlight to produce hydrogen and syngas fuels. It offers HelioMax, a closed-loop control system used for electricity generation and process heat applications; HelioHeat, a carbon-free and ultra-high temperature heat that is used in industries, such as cement, refining, and mining; and HelioFuel renewable fuels used in applications, including transportation, heavy equipment, and household heating. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Pasadena, California.

Klout

Series C in 2012
Klout measures influence based on the ability to drive action across the social web. Any person can connect their social network accounts and Klout will generate a score on a scale of 1-100 that represents their ability to engage other people and inspire social actions. Klout enables everyone to gain insights that help them better understand how they influence others. Klout also provides people with opportunities to shape and be recognized for their influence.

Evolution Robotics

Series B in 2008
Evolution Robotics, Inc. develops robotics solutions, and partners with original equipment manufacturers to integrate those technologies into new and more intelligent products. Whether used within autonomous robots for commercial or consumer use, or electronic devices with increased, intelligent functionality, Evolution Robotics provides the technologies and services to bring those products to life, and to market. The company's flagship product - ERSP® - is a software development platform designed to provide core infrastructure for robotic application development projects. This core infrastructure along with key robotic functionality including computer vision, navigation and path planning, and human-robot interaction, enables companies to focus on creative product development using state-of-the-art tools.

Energy Vault SA

Series C in 2021
Energy Vault SA offers an energy storage technology utilizing fundamental principles of science to deliver a storage solution that's as compassionate to the planet as it is efficient to build and operate. The Energy Vault solution utilizes the same fundamentals of physics and kinetic energy as pumped hydro but replaces the water with custom made cylindrical blocks utilizing an extremely innovative use of low-cost materials. The system is modular and can be designed with a capacity of between 10 and 35MWh and a power output of up to 5MW. The system has been designed for a 30+ year life with no degradation in storage capacity.

LUXr, Inc.

Seed Round in 2013
Luxr began as a 10-week product-focused incubator for early stage startups. In 2012, it began selling its curriculum as online video to accelerators, and eventually to individual entrepreneurs. The company has indicated that it will be launching a broader service in the fall of 2013 to provide a range of video workshops from other startup coaches.

PayMyBills.com

Venture Round in 2000
PayMyBills.com empowers them to manage all aspects of bill paying in the simplest and easiest way. After registering, users log-in to their password-protected account, review their bills and issue instructions on how much, when and whom to pay.

Aptera

Series C in 2008
Aptera Motors is engaged in designing, engineering, and assembling the most efficient transportation in the world. Aptera Motors, Corp. was formerly known as Accelerated Composites. It was founded in 2006 and is based in Carlsbad, California.

Cheese

Seed Round in 2021
Cheese Financial Inc. offers cashback debit cards for students and new immigrants in the United States. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Pasadena, California.

Utility Associates

Series A in 1999
Utility Associates, Inc. offers mobile resource management solutions to command and control field operations. It offers AVaiL, which delivers a mobile operations command and control service that provides a view of the current location and status of mobile resources layered with data from various business systems, such as GIS, customer, and outage management yielding unparalleled awareness of mobile operations; AVaiL-Navigator, which provides an on board navigation system; AVaiL Tablet, which delivers various levels of mobile computing functionalities; AVaiL RFID, which delivers information on the location and status of various mobile resources; AVaiL Diagnostics, which delivers vehicle diagnostic information to AVaiL command and control; AVaiL Cell, which is downloaded to cell-phones; PadWORKS, a work management system for the utility industry; AVaiL Boost, which maintains wireless connectivity in geographic areas; and OnComm Rocket, which enables enterprises to track the location and status of various mobile assets, such as toolboxes, backhoes, personnel, and vehicles.

New.net

Series A in 2000
New.net is a provider of domain name registry and related services that offers domain name extensions in several languages, including English, Espanola, Francais, Portuguese, Deutsch, and Italian. Its domain name extensions include .sport, .shop, and .school. New.net was founded in 2000 and is based in Pasadena, C.A. It operates as a subsidiary of Connexus Corporation.

Teliportme

Seed Round in 2012
TeliportME, Inc. allows users to explore places through the images and panoramas through the Android application-360. The company enables users to capture panoramas and share them on Facebook and Twitter, and browse panoramas. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Bengaluru, India.

Perfect Market

Series C in 2010
Perfect Market, Inc. is the provider of digital publishing software solutions for driving traffic, engagement and revenue. Our products and services are utilized by over 200 premium publishers, including LATimes.com, ChicagoTribune.com, NBCNews.com, Mediaite.com and BusinessInsider.com. Perfect Market’s primary product offering is the Digital Publishing Suite, a comprehensive set of tools that address content recirculation, social discovery, search engine optimization, on-site promotions and ad optimization. These tools enable digital publishers to dynamically adapt the experience for each user in real-time, thereby improving the user experience on site and optimizing publisher efforts to drive users towards relevant actions. Perfect Market also offers Audience Development consulting services for publishers looking to augment our software solutions. Idealab founded Perfect Market in 2007 to build upon its achievements in search technology, which includes the creation of the paid search model through Overture Services (acquired by Yahoo! in 2003). In 2008, Perfect Market acquired Media River for its semantic analysis capabilities and fundamental patents covering a broad range of applications. Perfect Market is headquartered in Pasadena, California, with offices in New York City, San Francisco and Bangalore, India, and has raised nearly $30M in from Comcast Ventures, Idealab, Rustic Canyon Ventures, Tribune Company and Trinity Ventures.

Utility Associates

Series C in 2000
Utility Associates, Inc. offers mobile resource management solutions to command and control field operations. It offers AVaiL, which delivers a mobile operations command and control service that provides a view of the current location and status of mobile resources layered with data from various business systems, such as GIS, customer, and outage management yielding unparalleled awareness of mobile operations; AVaiL-Navigator, which provides an on board navigation system; AVaiL Tablet, which delivers various levels of mobile computing functionalities; AVaiL RFID, which delivers information on the location and status of various mobile resources; AVaiL Diagnostics, which delivers vehicle diagnostic information to AVaiL command and control; AVaiL Cell, which is downloaded to cell-phones; PadWORKS, a work management system for the utility industry; AVaiL Boost, which maintains wireless connectivity in geographic areas; and OnComm Rocket, which enables enterprises to track the location and status of various mobile assets, such as toolboxes, backhoes, personnel, and vehicles.

eSolar, Inc.

Venture Round in 2008
eSolar has developed a solar thermalpower plant technology. eneration can be scaled from 46 MW to over 500 MW. eSolar's modular, scalable power plant architecture enables custom built facilities with generating capacities of 46 MW to 500 MW and energy prices that are competitive with fossil fuels. eSolar systems provide competitive energy prices even at the 46 MW level, and can expand generation capacity to over 500 MW to meet the needs of any energy retailer. eSolar constructs power plants using a tiered delivery model. The power plants are structured on a 46 MW base unit, called a "power module."

Energy Vault SA

Seed Round in 2017
Energy Vault SA offers an energy storage technology utilizing fundamental principles of science to deliver a storage solution that's as compassionate to the planet as it is efficient to build and operate. The Energy Vault solution utilizes the same fundamentals of physics and kinetic energy as pumped hydro but replaces the water with custom made cylindrical blocks utilizing an extremely innovative use of low-cost materials. The system is modular and can be designed with a capacity of between 10 and 35MWh and a power output of up to 5MW. The system has been designed for a 30+ year life with no degradation in storage capacity.

Triptrotting

Series A in 2012
Triptrotting is a venture backed travel company that matches travelers and locals based on similar interests. It is an online community and its application “Wist” helps its users feel like locals anywhere they go, whether in an unknown neighborhood in their own city or far away land. This new application of Triptrotting uses a combination of contextual, personalized, and social data to create unique and most relevant recommendations for every user. Triptrotting is headquartered in San Francisco, C.A. with additional offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington D.C., Boston, and Chicago. It was founded in 2011.

Migo, Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
Founded in 2016, Migo is a free mobile search app for personal transportation, helping consumers choose the best way from Point A to Point B.

Homepage.com

Venture Round in 2000
HomePage.com, an idealab! company, is a new type of Application Service Provider (ASP) that develops and hosts proprietary Web page applications for Global 2000 companies and leading e-businesses. HomePage.com's HP/2.0 Application Series offers a suite of flexible applications geared to providing high-value customer interactions. These applications, the home page application and the ePage application, result in a customized end-user experience through its Business-to-Consumer and Business-to-Business solutions: home pages, community pages, club pages, commerce pages, portal pages, marketplace pages, sales pages and customer pages. HomePage.com provides seamless integration of the service and works closely with clients to customize an offering that will maximize lifetime customer value.

Lumatic

Venture Round in 2012
Lumatic provides landmark and photo driven navigation software for mobile devices. Lumatic makes the mobile experience more human, starting with location. Six of the seven billion people on the planet have never used a streetmap. Now that a billion people have smartphones, either Google is going to teach a whole lot of people to read maps or a new UI will be introduced. Lumatic is that new UI. Lumatic is introducing a photo-driven interface for pedestrian navigation and offering the underlying location service to other mobile developers.

New.net

Series B in 2001
New.net is a provider of domain name registry and related services that offers domain name extensions in several languages, including English, Espanola, Francais, Portuguese, Deutsch, and Italian. Its domain name extensions include .sport, .shop, and .school. New.net was founded in 2000 and is based in Pasadena, C.A. It operates as a subsidiary of Connexus Corporation.

Cooking.com

Series C in 1999
Cooking.com sells more than 90,000 kitchen products, all backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition to being a store, the site has a large collection of recipes and community features. The company was founded by a team who previously worked together at The Walt Disney Corporation. Cooking.com also operates online stores for many big brands including [Starbucks](http://www.starbucksstore.com) (starbucksstore.com), [Betty Crocker](http://www.bettycrockerstore.com) (bettycrockerstore.com), [Pillsbury](http://www.pillsburystore.com) (pillsburystore.com) and the store for the Food Network.

Perfect Market

Series A in 2008
Perfect Market, Inc. is the provider of digital publishing software solutions for driving traffic, engagement and revenue. Our products and services are utilized by over 200 premium publishers, including LATimes.com, ChicagoTribune.com, NBCNews.com, Mediaite.com and BusinessInsider.com. Perfect Market’s primary product offering is the Digital Publishing Suite, a comprehensive set of tools that address content recirculation, social discovery, search engine optimization, on-site promotions and ad optimization. These tools enable digital publishers to dynamically adapt the experience for each user in real-time, thereby improving the user experience on site and optimizing publisher efforts to drive users towards relevant actions. Perfect Market also offers Audience Development consulting services for publishers looking to augment our software solutions. Idealab founded Perfect Market in 2007 to build upon its achievements in search technology, which includes the creation of the paid search model through Overture Services (acquired by Yahoo! in 2003). In 2008, Perfect Market acquired Media River for its semantic analysis capabilities and fundamental patents covering a broad range of applications. Perfect Market is headquartered in Pasadena, California, with offices in New York City, San Francisco and Bangalore, India, and has raised nearly $30M in from Comcast Ventures, Idealab, Rustic Canyon Ventures, Tribune Company and Trinity Ventures.

Scan

Venture Round in 2000
Scan Mobile is a leading provider of marketing, entertainment and commerce applications and platform technology that enable carriers and companies to engage consumers and monetize interactions through SMS, IM, or two-way messaging. The Scan Mobile Interaction platform enables users to query back-end databases and complete purchases using conversational language requests over mobile phones, two-way pagers and Instant Messaging platforms. Scan's services and technology are licensed by partners such as Vizzavi, WebLink Wireless, mTicket, and UPOC. The company was founded in December 1999, and has offices in New York and London. Investors include Investor AB, idealab!, and Primedia Corporation.

codeSpark

Seed Round in 2014
codeSpark develops learning games for computer science concepts for kids aged between five to eight years. It offers The Foos, a self–directed game platform that addresses a range of learning styles, programming, and other thinking skills. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Pasadena, California.

Insider Pages

Series A in 2006
Insider Pages is a place where people go to read and post reviews about the services that matter most to parents and homeowners such as doctors, dentists, contractors, veterinarians, pre-schools and more. The Insider Pages Doctor Finder, a tool devoted to making it easy to find a doctor, dentist or medical specialist based on the criteria most important to patients, has comprehensive profiles on more than 900,000 doctors and dentists and over 1.3 million ratings and reviews from patients. Launched in 2004, Insider Pages is a subsidiary of CityGrid Media and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Facts: Over 2 million consumer reviews nationwide. Features Doctor Finder, a tool that allows users to search for a doctor based on criteria such as specialty, insurance accepted, patient ratings, years of experience, board certification and record, and gender. In January of 2007, Insider Pages reportedly laid off 2/3 of their total staff. Two months later the company was acquired by Citysearch. Competitors include [Yelp](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/yelp). Iniderpages is part of the [CityGrid Media](/organization/citygrid-media) Advertising consortium at [IAC](/organization/iac).

codeSpark

Seed Round in 2016
codeSpark develops learning games for computer science concepts for kids aged between five to eight years. It offers The Foos, a self–directed game platform that addresses a range of learning styles, programming, and other thinking skills. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Pasadena, California.

NiftyThrifty

Venture Round in 2012
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Glide Apps

Seed Round in 2019
Glide Apps is a platform that enables users to create mobile apps from Google Sheets. It was founded in 2018 and is a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2019 class.

Branch

Seed Round in 2015
Branch is the only challenger bank that partners with employers to help working Americans grow financially. Employers turn to Branch not only to help them attract and retain hourly workers but also reduce the costs of paper checks and paycards by offering Branch as a free financial wellness benefit and bank alternative. Employees that sign up with Branch can receive a zero-fee bank account, free instant access to earned wages, and auto-budgeting tools to help them manage their cash flow between paychecks.

Gem

Seed Round in 2014
Gem empowers individuals to take full control of their wealth, to benefit from the value of their own data, and to experience the collective power of the decentralization movement spreading globally today. Gem has been powering this movement through its cryptocurrency wallets and blockchain platform since 2013. Our seasoned team of cryptocurrency software architects and blockchain engineers are building apps for the next generation of consumers, offering easier and more secure ways to participate in the rapidly evolving digital marketplace. Join the movement today at https://gem.co.

Klout

Series B in 2011
Klout measures influence based on the ability to drive action across the social web. Any person can connect their social network accounts and Klout will generate a score on a scale of 1-100 that represents their ability to engage other people and inspire social actions. Klout enables everyone to gain insights that help them better understand how they influence others. Klout also provides people with opportunities to shape and be recognized for their influence.

eLease

Venture Round in 2000
Equipment leasing and creative financing options is what eLease has been offering small businesses since 1995. Being entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand the needs of the small and medium sized business owner. eLease's electronic, online application system eliminates a lot of the headaches of applying and funding an equipment lease. We also offer working capital loans. We're passionate about helping businesses succeed by keeping a cash flow balance while getting the equipment they need to run their business. eLease was founded in 1995. Paragon Capital began as a traditional leasing company focused on the high tech industry. It was born of a desire to provide a faster, more complete, cost effective solution for businesses equipment leasing needs.

CarsDirect.com, Inc.

Venture Round in 1999
CarsDirect.com, Inc. provides online car buying services in the United States. It provides new and used automobiles, and related products and services. The company offers passenger cars, luxury cars, sports utility vehicles, trucks, and vans. It also offers auto loans, vehicle service contracts, anti-theft products, credit reports, VIN check, auto repair directory, and audio guide services. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in El Segundo, California. CarsDirect.com, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Internet Brands, Inc.

OpenSales

Series A in 2000
OpenSales is the provider of OpenSales Core Commerce, a freely available platform for the complete management of e-commerce sites. The software, which runs on Linux, UNIX and Windows NT, is designed to allow the easy management of content, pricing, inventory, ordering and statistical information.

Infinia

Series A in 2007
Infinia Corporation is a solar energy technology company and the developer of the PowerDish, a proprietary solar power generation product that converts solar energy into electricity. The PowerDish is expected to be sold globally beginning in late 2010 and will be initially sold to energy asset developers, utilities, commercial companies and others engaged in deploying large scale solar asset projects.

ObEN, Inc.

Series A in 2016
ObEN, Inc. is an artificial intelligence technology company that develops speech technology, which lets any Internet of Things, such as robots to speak in voices and languages. The company’s voice synthesis technology captures voiceprint and builds a voice model that can predict voice and apply it to any content in any language. It has strategic partnership with SM Entertainment, K11, Tsinghua University, and Lippo Group. The company was formerly known as Nookster, Inc. ObEN, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Pasadena, California.

Cooking.com

Series B in 1999
Cooking.com sells more than 90,000 kitchen products, all backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition to being a store, the site has a large collection of recipes and community features. The company was founded by a team who previously worked together at The Walt Disney Corporation. Cooking.com also operates online stores for many big brands including [Starbucks](http://www.starbucksstore.com) (starbucksstore.com), [Betty Crocker](http://www.bettycrockerstore.com) (bettycrockerstore.com), [Pillsbury](http://www.pillsburystore.com) (pillsburystore.com) and the store for the Food Network.

Top10

Series A in 2013
Hotel overload? Find your perfect hotel faster with Top10. Get your 10 best hotels, for any city in the world and always at the best price. Top10 launched Top10.com in early 2013 with an iPhone app following in 2014 which was an App Store 'Best New App' in 127 countries. Top10 Technology Ltd. (Top10 Group, Inc.) is a team of 25 based in London, UK and is backed by investors including Balderton, Accel Partners, Founder Collective and Forward Venture Partners.

codeSpark

Seed Round in 2015
codeSpark develops learning games for computer science concepts for kids aged between five to eight years. It offers The Foos, a self–directed game platform that addresses a range of learning styles, programming, and other thinking skills. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Pasadena, California.

Snap Shots

Series A in 2005
Snap is one of the largest distributed media networks on the Internet, already reaching 9% of the US audience and 35 million unique global users each month in 48 languages. Over 100 times per second, they reveal the content that users want, in the best form possible, and deliver it to them right where they are, without forcing them to click links or conduct searches. Their Snap Shots products are used on over 2,000,000 websites and blogs, who appreciate the improved experience they provide their users along with the additional advertising inventory they create. their Engage products help major content owners add depth to their own offerings and extend their reach across our network to build awareness, traffic and revenue. Together, they comprise a complete solution that’s helping to reaggregate content and users in an increasingly fragmented Internet.

Idea Market

Seed Round in 2014
Idea Market is a crowd-sourced marketplace that matches entrepreneurs with pre-funded concepts to create companies. It brings together ideas, talent, and money to build successful companies. The company’s aim is to help create 1 million companies in the next 20 years, creating 10 million jobs, and positively impacting a billion people and resulting in 1 trillion dollars in value added to the global economy. Idea Market was founded in 2014 by Bill Gross and is headquartered in San Francisco, C.A.

Energy Innovations

Venture Round in 2005
From its founding in 2001, Energy Innovations believed in the promise of concentrated solar. We believed in the promise of higher energy production, lower cost and ultimately, the lowest cost of energy. Today we stand ready to realize that promise. With the introduction of our new Sunflower HCPV solution, we have harnessed the power of 1,200 suns to achieve an astounding 30% module efficiency. But we didn't stop there — with our holistic approach, we also created the world's simplest and lowest-cost HCPV solution to install.

PeopleSupport

Series C in 1999
PeopleSupport, Inc., an offshore business process outsourcing (BPO) company, provides customer management, transcription and captioning, and additional BPO services through its centers in the Philippines, Costa Rica, and the United States. It offers customer service support services that are initiated by inbound calls and email from its clients' customers and address a range of questions regarding their account billing, changes in services, reservation changes, delivery updates on goods or services, complaint and issue resolution, and general product or service inquiries. The company also handles inbound calls from customers purchasing products and services from its clients, including travel reservations, financial transactions, telecommunications services, Internet services, and consumer products and services; collects consumer receivables in the financial services, telecommunications, and utilities industries; and handles troubleshooting calls and inbound telephone orders or inquiries. PeopleSupport's transcription and captioning services include both real-time and offline captioning of television, and film and classroom content for the healthcare and insurance, entertainment and education, and law enforcement markets. It also provides a range of additional BPO services, including credit application processing, mortgage processing, title searches, and data verification; conducts product and fraud detection; manages refunds, warranties, and applications; and conducts preparations for serving legal papers. The company serves primarily U.S.-based clients that operate within the travel and consumer, financial services, technology, telecommunications, healthcare, insurance, and media industries. PeopleSupport was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Mingly, Inc.

Seed Round in 2011
Mingly, Inc. provides a relationship management tool that helps people stay connected. It offers an online service, which aggregates contacts from Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter into a searchable merged address book; provides key updates from networks, such as birthdays and job changes into a single feed; and enables to send social-network messages without leaving the inbox. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in San Francisco, California.

GameMix

Seed Round in 2013
Instant gaming on your smartphone and tablet GameMix is a discovery and cross-promotion network for cross-platform (HTML5) games. GameMix is an Idealab-backed company based in Pasadena, California and was founded in June 2013 by Ivar Chan, Andrew Cheek and Brian Paguyo. GameMix helps HTML5 game developers grow and monetize their games via the GameMix cross-promotion network for free. By adding a single line of code to their game, HTML5 game developers can cross-promote their game on the GameMix network of quality HTML5 games and mobile gamers. For game players, GameMix is the one-stop spot for free instant gaming on smartphones and tablets. GameMix offers users a “Pandora for games” experience where they can play, rate, save, and share games right in the browser.

BestOffer

Series B in 2000
BestOffer is engaged in the online buying and selling of used cars. It also provides information, online person-to-person auctions, pricing, inspections, test drives, financing, insurance, warranty, and escrow services. BestOffer was founded in 1999 and is based in San Francisco, California, United States.

Homepage.com

Series A in 1999
HomePage.com, an idealab! company, is a new type of Application Service Provider (ASP) that develops and hosts proprietary Web page applications for Global 2000 companies and leading e-businesses. HomePage.com's HP/2.0 Application Series offers a suite of flexible applications geared to providing high-value customer interactions. These applications, the home page application and the ePage application, result in a customized end-user experience through its Business-to-Consumer and Business-to-Business solutions: home pages, community pages, club pages, commerce pages, portal pages, marketplace pages, sales pages and customer pages. HomePage.com provides seamless integration of the service and works closely with clients to customize an offering that will maximize lifetime customer value.

EntryPoint

Venture Round in 2000
EntryPoint offers consumers a variety of easy-to-access features including personalized top news headlines, ticker and news briefs, stock quotes, sports scores, shopping, alerting, portfolio manager, weather and a resources guide with maps/directions and more.

X1 Discovery, Inc.

Venture Round in 2005
X1 Discovery, Inc. provides search, eDiscovery, and social media investigation solutions for business and IT environments. It offers X1 Search, a solution for business professional search of desktops, files, email, SharePoint, and others; and X1 Social Discovery, a solution for the investigation and collection of social media evidence. The company also provides X1 Distributed Discovery, a solution for the identification of data for the purpose of compliance and audit, data migration, and business intelligence; and X1 Distributed GRC, a software that gives organizations the capability to access, analyze, and act upon data on an individual’s computer and company networks for the purpose of complying with internal policies, data audits and regulatory requirements. It serves e-discovery, GDPR, audit and compliance, social media collection, government, and business productivity clients. The company offers its solutions through resellers and distribution partners. X1 Discovery, Inc. was formerly known as X1 Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to X1 Discovery, Inc. in September 2011. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Viralheat

Seed Round in 2011
Viralheat is the only comprehensive social media management platform for businesses that offers complete monitoring, publishing, and analytics in one intuitive interface. Pioneering predictive social analytics, Viralheat specializes in human intent and sentiment analysis to identify sales leads. Thousands of global brands, including Deutsche Telekom, Transamerica, and Yamaha use Viralheat to monitor, publish, and analyze their social marketing efforts. Founded by two Silicon Valley engineers with deep experience in the security and network industry, Viralheat launched in 2011 to drive successful business results by seamlessly integrating into the enterprise workflow of marketing, sales and support.

UCode

Series A in 2015
UCode operates an after-school learning center that teaches children between the ages of 6 and 16 how to code. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Beverly Hills, California.

Cooking.com

Series E in 2000
Cooking.com sells more than 90,000 kitchen products, all backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition to being a store, the site has a large collection of recipes and community features. The company was founded by a team who previously worked together at The Walt Disney Corporation. Cooking.com also operates online stores for many big brands including [Starbucks](http://www.starbucksstore.com) (starbucksstore.com), [Betty Crocker](http://www.bettycrockerstore.com) (bettycrockerstore.com), [Pillsbury](http://www.pillsburystore.com) (pillsburystore.com) and the store for the Food Network.

Utility Associates

Series B in 2000
Utility Associates, Inc. offers mobile resource management solutions to command and control field operations. It offers AVaiL, which delivers a mobile operations command and control service that provides a view of the current location and status of mobile resources layered with data from various business systems, such as GIS, customer, and outage management yielding unparalleled awareness of mobile operations; AVaiL-Navigator, which provides an on board navigation system; AVaiL Tablet, which delivers various levels of mobile computing functionalities; AVaiL RFID, which delivers information on the location and status of various mobile resources; AVaiL Diagnostics, which delivers vehicle diagnostic information to AVaiL command and control; AVaiL Cell, which is downloaded to cell-phones; PadWORKS, a work management system for the utility industry; AVaiL Boost, which maintains wireless connectivity in geographic areas; and OnComm Rocket, which enables enterprises to track the location and status of various mobile assets, such as toolboxes, backhoes, personnel, and vehicles.

Knowzz

Seed Round in 2014
Knowzz is a word-of-mouth social directory that enables its users to find local services recommended by people they already know. The application is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

Placemark Investments

Series B in 2000
Placemark Investments develops, implements, and supports wealth solutions, including Unified Managed Account platforms and retirement solutions for broker/dealers, registered investment advisors, banks, and family offices. As the separate account industry’s leading independent overlay portfolio manager, Placemark coordinates multiple investment vehicles such as separately managed accounts, mutual funds, and ETFs into a single customized portfolio, Placemark provides a solution for firms seeking to expand and capture more fee-based business.

Fair

Seed Round in 2017
Fair is a car leasing company that aims to grant access to mobility to everyone by pioneering the car-as-a-service (CaaS) concept. It gives customers the freedom to drive the car they want for as long as they want, and the flexibility to walk away at any time. Fair was founded on 2016 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

Enplug, Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
Enplug, Inc. operates a network of interactive billboards in restaurants, bars, clubs, and other high foot-traffic locations in North America. The company also offers Enplug SDK, which allows users to create engaging applications for its online marketplace, where business owners purchase and deploy applications that run in their restaurants, bars, clubs, and other venues. It allows viewers to engage with brands, venue owners, and other customers by using smartphones. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Culver City, California.

Authy

Seed Round in 2014
Authy provides a two-factor authentication smartphone application for consumers, a 2FA Rest API for developers, and an authentication platform for enterprises. It enables every user, group, and organization to customize their settings and configure security rules through its platform. Authy achieves and maintains compliance with PCI, HIPAA, FIPS 140, and other regulatory mandates worldwide. It offers protection for various apps, including Facebook, Gmail, Dropbox, or any account that supports Google Authenticator. Authy’s login verification options include a unique verification code, a text message, and a singular answer question that appears only on its users’ mobile device.

FirstLook

Series B in 2000
FirstLook.com and its affiliates, provide advertisers with an efficient, performance-based way to reach an audience of targeted consumers.

GlanceAt

Seed Round in 2014
GlanceAt is a smart mobile email assistant that uses machine learning and Natural Language Processing to boost email productivity.

GateGuru

Venture Round in 2011
GateGuru is a mobile application that provides a seamless platform to travelers to revolutionize how they experience their "day-of" travel. Web-based businesses have largely democratized the planning and booking experiences around travel, but the actual "day-of" travel is a very large, untapped market - GateGuru is leading this charge. GateGuru currently works on iOS and Android devices. The Company which is led by former venture capitalist Dan Gellert, closed their initial round of financing in May 2011. Investors in the round included Chamath Palihapitiya, Allen Morgan, Brad Harrison (BH Ventures), Tom Glocer, Matt Daimler (SeatGuru Founder), Thomas Lehrman and several other prominent angel investors.

Triptrotting

Series A in 2012
Triptrotting is a venture backed travel company that matches travelers and locals based on similar interests. It is an online community and its application “Wist” helps its users feel like locals anywhere they go, whether in an unknown neighborhood in their own city or far away land. This new application of Triptrotting uses a combination of contextual, personalized, and social data to create unique and most relevant recommendations for every user. Triptrotting is headquartered in San Francisco, C.A. with additional offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington D.C., Boston, and Chicago. It was founded in 2011.

Triptrotting

Seed Round in 2011
Triptrotting is a venture backed travel company that matches travelers and locals based on similar interests. It is an online community and its application “Wist” helps its users feel like locals anywhere they go, whether in an unknown neighborhood in their own city or far away land. This new application of Triptrotting uses a combination of contextual, personalized, and social data to create unique and most relevant recommendations for every user. Triptrotting is headquartered in San Francisco, C.A. with additional offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington D.C., Boston, and Chicago. It was founded in 2011.

Infinia

Series B in 2008
Infinia Corporation is a solar energy technology company and the developer of the PowerDish, a proprietary solar power generation product that converts solar energy into electricity. The PowerDish is expected to be sold globally beginning in late 2010 and will be initially sold to energy asset developers, utilities, commercial companies and others engaged in deploying large scale solar asset projects.

MeQ Inc.

Venture Round in 2016
Even designs, develops, and markets technology and products that changes hearing into a better, smarter, listening experience. Even's personalized headphones uses proprietary EarPrint technology which adapts to the user's hearing, determines how the individual hears different frequencies of sound in each ear, and uses it to adjust a well-balanced audio experience, delivering a fully-personalized listening experience. Even was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

WhiteCoat Healthcare

Seed Round in 2015
WhiteCoat increases patient access to primary care and urgent care with personalized medical treatment at your home, for less than the cost of an urgent care or ER visit. Urgent Care and Primary Care To Your Home for $99 with insurance from 8 am - midnight, 7 days a week. No appointment needed.

eNutrition

Venture Round in 1999
eNutrition offers an online resource that enables individuals to find information about nutritional products. eNutrition was acquired by HealthZone.com in June 2000. eNutrition was founded in 1998 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Cheese

Seed Round in 2019
Cheese Financial Inc. offers cashback debit cards for students and new immigrants in the United States. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Pasadena, California.

ObEN, Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
ObEN, Inc. is an artificial intelligence technology company that develops speech technology, which lets any Internet of Things, such as robots to speak in voices and languages. The company’s voice synthesis technology captures voiceprint and builds a voice model that can predict voice and apply it to any content in any language. It has strategic partnership with SM Entertainment, K11, Tsinghua University, and Lippo Group. The company was formerly known as Nookster, Inc. ObEN, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Pasadena, California.

Eve.com

Acquisition in 2000
EVE offers massively multiplayer online roleplaying games. The company’s portfolio includes Eve Online, Eve Valkyrie, Gunjack, Dust 514, and Eve Universe.

eVoice

Series C in 2000
Since eVoice® was launched in 2000, we have been dedicated to helping small businesses manage calls more efficiently, maintain a professional image, and empower our customers with the freedom to work from anywhere. In short, eVoice® is a better way to connect. Cited by Inc. Magazine as one of the “Best Voicemail Management Services,” eVoice gives entrepreneurs and small businesses the flexibility they need to manage their communications on the go. Our service has been positively cited in Forbes, PC Magazine, Business Tech Edge, Fox News, Information Week, Biz Report, Tech Journal, Gigaom, and more. eVoice is powered by j2 Global, a cutting-edge provider of cloud-based, unified communications services for businesses worldwide. Formed in 1995, the j2 Global network provides a suite of virtual office solutions to over 11 million subscribers in over 4,700 cities, 49 countries and 6 continents. j2 operates other critical business communication services such as eFax (online fax), Campaigner (email marketing) and Keep it Safe (online backup).

Top10

Series A in 2011
Hotel overload? Find your perfect hotel faster with Top10. Get your 10 best hotels, for any city in the world and always at the best price. Top10 launched Top10.com in early 2013 with an iPhone app following in 2014 which was an App Store 'Best New App' in 127 countries. Top10 Technology Ltd. (Top10 Group, Inc.) is a team of 25 based in London, UK and is backed by investors including Balderton, Accel Partners, Founder Collective and Forward Venture Partners.

People Support

Series C in 1999
People Support is an offshore business process outsourcing company based in Makati, Manila.

Compete, Inc.

Series C in 2007
IBM focused consulting company.

Sellbrite

Seed Round in 2013
Sellbrite, Inc. develops and offers web-based application for online retailers that enable selling across multiple e-commerce sales channels. The company’s web-based solution enables multiple channel product listing and selling, orders and inventory management, and reporting. It caters to small- and medium-sized online retailers. The company was formerly known as Seller AppVantage and changed its name to Sellbrite, Inc. in July 2013. Sellbrite, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in Pasadena, California. As of April 10, 2019, Sellbrite, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of GoDaddy Inc.

New.net

Acquisition in 2003
New.net is a provider of domain name registry and related services that offers domain name extensions in several languages, including English, Espanola, Francais, Portuguese, Deutsch, and Italian. Its domain name extensions include .sport, .shop, and .school. New.net was founded in 2000 and is based in Pasadena, C.A. It operates as a subsidiary of Connexus Corporation.

Sameday

Series B in 2001
Sameday.com is an e-commerce distribution system that provides the convenience and service of traditional retail stores.

GoPollGo

Seed Round in 2011
GoPollGo is a real-time polling tool which helps consumers, brands and businesses get feedback from their followers. Coined as the "Quickest way to track public opinion on the web" by TheNextWeb, GoPollGo has users like ESPN, Netflix, Hotels.com, Robert Scoble, AppleInsider and The Weather Channel. As individuals respond to polls, their votes are segmented by age, gender, location, browser and a variety of other metrics to show what different groups of people think.

Infinia

Series B in 2008
Infinia Corporation is a solar energy technology company and the developer of the PowerDish, a proprietary solar power generation product that converts solar energy into electricity. The PowerDish is expected to be sold globally beginning in late 2010 and will be initially sold to energy asset developers, utilities, commercial companies and others engaged in deploying large scale solar asset projects.