Motley Fool Ventures

Motley fool Ventures is a $150 million tech-focused venture capital fund. It's focus is Series A companies leveraging technology to drive scale, efficiency or access in large and growing markets.

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UrbanStems

Series C in 2021
UrbanStems Inc. provides on-demand flower delivery services. It offers fresh flowers and seasonal stems for various occasions; floral arrangements for businesses; and gift cards. The company also provides flower arrangement classes; and iOS application for ordering flowers. It offers its services in New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. through its online portal. UrbanStems Inc. was formerly known as MireDreams, LLC. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Washington, District Of Columbia.

Territory Foods

Series B in 2021
Territory Foods is a chef-prepared meal delivery service that creates nutritionist-approved menus tailored to support various dietary preferences and regional market tastes. Its fresh, healthy, ready-to-eat meals are designed by in-house culinary professionals and nutrition experts, prepared by a dedicated team of chefs, and powered by a proprietary algorithm that informs personalized menu variety at scale. Its boredom-proof rotating menus feature a wide variety of freshly-made artisan meals per week that are responsibly sourced, always free of refined sugars, and made without ingredients that contain gluten and dairy. Menus can be customized to meet dietary templates such as Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole30, and Keto, taking the guesswork out of navigating and committing to healthy eating. Territory Foods launched in 2011 and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

UrbanStems

Series B in 2019
UrbanStems Inc. provides on-demand flower delivery services. It offers fresh flowers and seasonal stems for various occasions; floral arrangements for businesses; and gift cards. The company also provides flower arrangement classes; and iOS application for ordering flowers. It offers its services in New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. through its online portal. UrbanStems Inc. was formerly known as MireDreams, LLC. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Washington, District Of Columbia.

Republic

Series B in 2021
Republic is an investment platform where everyone can invest as little as $10 in cutting-edge startups.

Dorsata, Inc.

Series A in 2020
Dorsata enables healthcare providers to make better decisions that are informed by data and best practices. The company provides teams of clinicians tools to build, share, and then use defined workflows, called care pathways, for efficient decision-making, documentation, and order entry. Leveraging these clinician-developed care pathways, Dorsata is committed to transforming healthcare from a cost-reduction and quality improvement standpoint. Dorsata was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

Microshare Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
Microshare® provides turnkey Smart Facilities data solutions at scale that bring safety, wellness, cost savings and sustainability to our clients' vital assets. Our Sensing-as-a-Service model and global reseller network helped our clients get back to business quickly, safely and cost efficiently in 2020, all while shedding new light on the true performance and utility of their real estate holdings to prepare them for success in the post-pandemic future. Microshare is a proud member of the LoRa Alliance and key provider of LoRaWAN solutions for Microsoft Azure.

Eyrus Inc.

Series A in 2022
Deploy technology that gathers labor data and provides analytics to improve the delivery, resource management, project safety, and efficiency of commercial construction.

Nickson Living

Series A in 2021
Nickson Living customs design and fully furnish an apartment with just one click. It empowers renters to transform their new apartments into fully furnished, customized homes that are ready before they move in. It aims to give all renters the opportunity to afford to live in the custom designed fully-furnished apartment of their dreams. Nickson Living was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

MotoRefi, Inc.

Seed Round in 2019
MotoRefi, Inc. operates an automotive refinance origination platform. The company works with their lending partners to provide their customers with automotive loan offers that can reduce monthly payments and save interest. It products include auto refinance, auto insurance, total loss protection, key replacement, and cosmetic care package. MotoRefi, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Alexandria, Virginia.

Finli, Inc.

Seed Round in 2022
Finli, Inc. develops an application that simplifies payments for family-centric businesses. It offers Finli, a business management software for invoicing, tuition collection, enrollment, and payment-related communications. The company’s Finli enables families to manage their family's bills; and invite others to contribute directly towards your child's educational experiences. It serves daycare centers, preschools, and afterschool care and enrichment programs; and neighborhood businesses, families, and corporations. Finli, Inc. was incorporated in 2018 and is based in San Marino, California.

MotoRefi, Inc.

Series C in 2022
MotoRefi, Inc. operates an automotive refinance origination platform. The company works with their lending partners to provide their customers with automotive loan offers that can reduce monthly payments and save interest. It products include auto refinance, auto insurance, total loss protection, key replacement, and cosmetic care package. MotoRefi, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Alexandria, Virginia.

Hungry Marketplace

Series C in 2021
Hungry Marketplace, Inc. operates a mobile food marketplace that connects foodies with local chefs. The company offers HUNGRY, a marketplace that allows user to search and order made-to-order meals prepared by local chefs. It delivers fresh-cooked meals to foodies across District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.

CareSave Technologies, Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
CareSave Technologies, Inc. operates HomeCare.com platform that provides technology and tools to assist families and caregivers connect with each other. The company's platform enables consumers to search for a caregiver to find help for themselves or a family member at home. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Mclean, Virginia.

tEQuitable

Seed Round in 2018
tEQuitable’s mission is to help companies create a safe, inclusive and equitable workplace — work culture that works for everyone. tEQuitable is an independent, confidential platform to address bias and discrimination in the workplace. They provide a resource to employees for issues ranging from subtle to severe and they provide data and insights to companies to identify and improve systemic workplace culture issues.

Blokable, Inc.

Series A in 2019
Blokable, Inc. manufactures pre-fabricated steel frame modular housing units for developers in the United States. Its units are used for residential, retail, and mixed-use projects. Blokable, Inc. was formerly known as Bloakable, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

MotoRefi, Inc.

Series A in 2020
MotoRefi, Inc. operates an automotive refinance origination platform. The company works with their lending partners to provide their customers with automotive loan offers that can reduce monthly payments and save interest. It products include auto refinance, auto insurance, total loss protection, key replacement, and cosmetic care package. MotoRefi, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Alexandria, Virginia.

StreetShares

Private Placement in 2020
StreetShares, Inc. operates a peer to peer small business lending marketplace that connects small business owners with retail and institutional investors. The company provides a lending-as-a-service (LaaS) based platform that allows community banks and credit unions to make business loans. Its products include term loans, business bonds, StreetShares Pro Investing, and secured and unsecured small business loans. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Reston, Virginia.

Madison Reed, Inc.

Venture Round in 2021
Madison Reed, Inc. manufactures hair care products. It offers permanent hair colors, light works products, root reboot products, root touch up products, color reviving gloss products, treatment products, shampoos and conditioners, styling products, and hair tools. The company also provides accessories, such as color bowls and brushes, coloring accessory kits, combs, hair clips, professional comb and clip kits, and professional color tool kits. In addition, it operates hair color salons in San Francisco, Corte Madera, and Walnut Creek, California; and provides franchising opportunities. The company sells its products online. Madison Reed, Inc. was formerly known as Madison Color, Inc. and changed its name to Madison Reed, Inc. in August 2013. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.

StreetShares

Venture Round in 2020
StreetShares, Inc. operates a peer to peer small business lending marketplace that connects small business owners with retail and institutional investors. The company provides a lending-as-a-service (LaaS) based platform that allows community banks and credit unions to make business loans. Its products include term loans, business bonds, StreetShares Pro Investing, and secured and unsecured small business loans. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Reston, Virginia.

Hungry Marketplace

Series A in 2019
Hungry Marketplace, Inc. operates a mobile food marketplace that connects foodies with local chefs. The company offers HUNGRY, a marketplace that allows user to search and order made-to-order meals prepared by local chefs. It delivers fresh-cooked meals to foodies across District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.

Ketos, Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
Ketos, Inc., doing business as Ketos7 Inc, provides hardware and software analytics solutions and real-time data for usage and flow across water systems. It offers industrial-grade hardware, an IoT communication framework, and a software platform to address global water management issues. The company also monitors water health parameters such as pH, dissolved solids, hardness, turbidity, and salinity. It uses real-time monitoring and understanding of water quantitatively and qualitatively to address water efficiency and water quality. Ketos, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Milpitas, California.

Affectiva

Private Placement in 2018
Affectiva, Inc. develops an emotion-sensing artificial intelligence software solution for use in the commercial market to understand how consumers engage with digital content and understand advertising and communication messages. The company offers a software development kit and cloud-based API; a cloud-based solution that allows brands, advertisers, and market researchers to understand the consumer emotional engagement with digital content; an emotion-as-a-service to analyze human expressions; and an in lab biometric solution. It serves industries ranging from advertising and automotive to social robotic and healthcare markets. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with an additional office in Cairo, Egypt.

Esusu Financial

Series A in 2021
Esusu is the leading financial technology platform that leverages data solutions to empower tenants and improve property performance. Esusu’s rent reporting platform captures rental payment data and reports it into the credit bureaus, enabling tenants to build credit while helping property owners increase revenue, lower evictions, and fill vacancies. Esusu’s renter ecosystem covers over 500,000 units in 35 states across the United States. Learn more at www.esusurent.com and follow us on Facebook @myesusu and on Twitter @getesusu.

Ride RoundTrip, Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
Ride RoundTrip, Inc. provides a digital marketplace to coordinate patient transportation. It offers a Roundtrip, a patient ride ordering software that makes available a community of ride providers who complete the transport. The company’s platform connects patients with on-demand, non-emergency medical transportation, such as medical cars, wheelchair vans, and stretcher vehicles. It offers its solutions for healthcare organizations and transport companies. The company has strategic partnerships with lyA, WELLRYDE, Epic, TRAUMASOFT, REDOX, and HITCH-HEALTH. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Republic

Series A in 2021
Republic is an investment platform where everyone can invest as little as $10 in cutting-edge startups.
Bamboo Systems Technology Limited designs and develops a mobile application to buy, hold, or sell stocks listed on the United States and Nigeria stock markets. The company is based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Republic

Series A in 2021
Republic is an investment platform where everyone can invest as little as $10 in cutting-edge startups.

Ride RoundTrip, Inc.

Venture Round in 2020
Ride RoundTrip, Inc. provides a digital marketplace to coordinate patient transportation. It offers a Roundtrip, a patient ride ordering software that makes available a community of ride providers who complete the transport. The company’s platform connects patients with on-demand, non-emergency medical transportation, such as medical cars, wheelchair vans, and stretcher vehicles. It offers its solutions for healthcare organizations and transport companies. The company has strategic partnerships with lyA, WELLRYDE, Epic, TRAUMASOFT, REDOX, and HITCH-HEALTH. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

MotoRefi, Inc.

Series B in 2021
MotoRefi, Inc. operates an automotive refinance origination platform. The company works with their lending partners to provide their customers with automotive loan offers that can reduce monthly payments and save interest. It products include auto refinance, auto insurance, total loss protection, key replacement, and cosmetic care package. MotoRefi, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Alexandria, Virginia.

StreetShares

Private Placement in 2020
StreetShares, Inc. operates a peer to peer small business lending marketplace that connects small business owners with retail and institutional investors. The company provides a lending-as-a-service (LaaS) based platform that allows community banks and credit unions to make business loans. Its products include term loans, business bonds, StreetShares Pro Investing, and secured and unsecured small business loans. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Reston, Virginia.

Affectiva

Series B in 2019
Affectiva, Inc. develops an emotion-sensing artificial intelligence software solution for use in the commercial market to understand how consumers engage with digital content and understand advertising and communication messages. The company offers a software development kit and cloud-based API; a cloud-based solution that allows brands, advertisers, and market researchers to understand the consumer emotional engagement with digital content; an emotion-as-a-service to analyze human expressions; and an in lab biometric solution. It serves industries ranging from advertising and automotive to social robotic and healthcare markets. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with an additional office in Cairo, Egypt.

Campsited

Seed Round in 2019
Making it easier to find and book campsites

Dorsata, Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
Dorsata enables healthcare providers to make better decisions that are informed by data and best practices. The company provides teams of clinicians tools to build, share, and then use defined workflows, called care pathways, for efficient decision-making, documentation, and order entry. Leveraging these clinician-developed care pathways, Dorsata is committed to transforming healthcare from a cost-reduction and quality improvement standpoint. Dorsata was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

StreetShares

Venture Round in 2020
StreetShares, Inc. operates a peer to peer small business lending marketplace that connects small business owners with retail and institutional investors. The company provides a lending-as-a-service (LaaS) based platform that allows community banks and credit unions to make business loans. Its products include term loans, business bonds, StreetShares Pro Investing, and secured and unsecured small business loans. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Reston, Virginia.

Republic

Series B in 2021
Republic is an investment platform where everyone can invest as little as $10 in cutting-edge startups.

Ride RoundTrip, Inc.

Series A in 2019
Ride RoundTrip, Inc. provides a digital marketplace to coordinate patient transportation. It offers a Roundtrip, a patient ride ordering software that makes available a community of ride providers who complete the transport. The company’s platform connects patients with on-demand, non-emergency medical transportation, such as medical cars, wheelchair vans, and stretcher vehicles. It offers its solutions for healthcare organizations and transport companies. The company has strategic partnerships with lyA, WELLRYDE, Epic, TRAUMASOFT, REDOX, and HITCH-HEALTH. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

UrbanStems

Series C in 2021
UrbanStems Inc. provides on-demand flower delivery services. It offers fresh flowers and seasonal stems for various occasions; floral arrangements for businesses; and gift cards. The company also provides flower arrangement classes; and iOS application for ordering flowers. It offers its services in New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. through its online portal. UrbanStems Inc. was formerly known as MireDreams, LLC. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Washington, District Of Columbia.

MotoRefi, Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
MotoRefi, Inc. operates an automotive refinance origination platform. The company works with their lending partners to provide their customers with automotive loan offers that can reduce monthly payments and save interest. It products include auto refinance, auto insurance, total loss protection, key replacement, and cosmetic care package. MotoRefi, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Alexandria, Virginia.

Bitwise Industries Inc.

Series B in 2021
Bitwise Industries Inc. operates as a technology ecosystem company. It operates an academy that teaches people to code and focuses on building on-ramps for those left out of the technology industry. The company also builds tech venues and lease spaces for technologists, technology companies, and others. In addition, it operates a custom software development shop that pairs senior talent with entry-level programmers to build and deliver software solutions. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Fresno, California.

PostProcess Technologies

Series A in 2018
PostProcess Technologies is the only provider of automated and intelligent post-printing solutions for additive manufacturing. PostProcess Technologies removes the bottleneck in the third step of additive manufacturing – post-printing, through a combination of patent-pending integrated technologies including software, hardware and consumables.

Bitwise Industries Inc.

Series A in 2019
Bitwise Industries Inc. operates as a technology ecosystem company. It operates an academy that teaches people to code and focuses on building on-ramps for those left out of the technology industry. The company also builds tech venues and lease spaces for technologists, technology companies, and others. In addition, it operates a custom software development shop that pairs senior talent with entry-level programmers to build and deliver software solutions. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Fresno, California.

Homecare.com

Venture Round in 2019
Homecare.com provides expert information, practical action steps, guides, resources, and personalized plans to help caregivers make sound decisions and successfully navigate the complex world of eldercare. It offers a whole new world for caregivers: one where they can do the very best for their parents, older family members, or friends who need care. Its platform helps the families and caregivers to connect with each other, enabling families and health care providers to interview, hire, and manage fully credentialed, insured, and bonded caregivers. Homecare.com was founded in 2014 and is based in Mclean, Virginia.

Hungry Marketplace

Private Placement in 2019
Hungry Marketplace, Inc. operates a mobile food marketplace that connects foodies with local chefs. The company offers HUNGRY, a marketplace that allows user to search and order made-to-order meals prepared by local chefs. It delivers fresh-cooked meals to foodies across District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.

StreetShares

Venture Round in 2020
StreetShares, Inc. operates a peer to peer small business lending marketplace that connects small business owners with retail and institutional investors. The company provides a lending-as-a-service (LaaS) based platform that allows community banks and credit unions to make business loans. Its products include term loans, business bonds, StreetShares Pro Investing, and secured and unsecured small business loans. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Reston, Virginia.

SteelSky Ventures

Venture Round in 2021
SteelSky Ventures is a female-focused venture capital that provides consulting and fundraising services for companies with female founders. The fund is focused on investing in high growth companies that significantly improve access, care and outcomes in women’s health.

Microshare Inc.

Venture Round in 2019
Microshare® provides turnkey Smart Facilities data solutions at scale that bring safety, wellness, cost savings and sustainability to our clients' vital assets. Our Sensing-as-a-Service model and global reseller network helped our clients get back to business quickly, safely and cost efficiently in 2020, all while shedding new light on the true performance and utility of their real estate holdings to prepare them for success in the post-pandemic future. Microshare is a proud member of the LoRa Alliance and key provider of LoRaWAN solutions for Microsoft Azure.

Blokable, Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
Blokable, Inc. manufactures pre-fabricated steel frame modular housing units for developers in the United States. Its units are used for residential, retail, and mixed-use projects. Blokable, Inc. was formerly known as Bloakable, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Rubicoin Ltd.

Venture Round in 2018
Rubicoin Ltd. develops a financial investment application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices. Its application allows people to start investing from their smartphones by giving instructions on how to buy stocks, as well as choices on various stocks to buy. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Bitwise Industries Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
Bitwise Industries Inc. operates as a technology ecosystem company. It operates an academy that teaches people to code and focuses on building on-ramps for those left out of the technology industry. The company also builds tech venues and lease spaces for technologists, technology companies, and others. In addition, it operates a custom software development shop that pairs senior talent with entry-level programmers to build and deliver software solutions. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Fresno, California.

UrbanStems

Private Placement in 2019
UrbanStems Inc. provides on-demand flower delivery services. It offers fresh flowers and seasonal stems for various occasions; floral arrangements for businesses; and gift cards. The company also provides flower arrangement classes; and iOS application for ordering flowers. It offers its services in New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. through its online portal. UrbanStems Inc. was formerly known as MireDreams, LLC. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Washington, District Of Columbia.

Ketos, Inc.

Series B in 2020
Ketos, Inc., doing business as Ketos7 Inc, provides hardware and software analytics solutions and real-time data for usage and flow across water systems. It offers industrial-grade hardware, an IoT communication framework, and a software platform to address global water management issues. The company also monitors water health parameters such as pH, dissolved solids, hardness, turbidity, and salinity. It uses real-time monitoring and understanding of water quantitatively and qualitatively to address water efficiency and water quality. Ketos, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Milpitas, California.