On Grid Ventures

The mission of On Grid Ventures LLC is to support the startup and success of GeoDisruptive businesses which leverage GeoLocation as a disruptive force in marketplaces and commerce, digital infrastructure, or information flow. On Grid Ventures is focused on the global adoption of location-based technologies as a game changer across five investment areas. 1 GeoMarketplaces focused on a well-defined audience of buyers and sellers where location-based technology enables commerce spanning online and offline, such as Uber, AutoTrader, or Cups. 2 GeoMarketing businesses where customer acquisition and retention is dependent on location, such as Yelp, OpenTable or AllTheRooms, both business-to-consumer and business-to-business 3 GeoSocial networks based around location and often other factors like interests, such as Foursquare or Tinder. 4 GeoInfrastructure businesses which facilitate the growth and maturation of location-based businesses, such as Yext, PlaceIQ, xAd, Gimbal, and SocialSign.in. 5 GeoInformation businesses which aggregate and assimilate content and data for a defined geographic area in innovative ways, such as Yelp and EnerKnol.

15 past transactions

Walc

Angel Round in 2015
Walc, Inc. develops a pedestrian walking navigation app that enables people to share their experiences of city streets. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Sacramento, California.

Luminoso

Series A in 2014
Luminoso Technologies, Inc. provides a text analytics engine. Its dashboards and reports are studied by various people ranging from brand and product managers; to research and insight directors; to data scientists; to the heads of customer service departments; to account management at social media and PR agencies; and to the C-suite. Luminoso Technologies, Inc. was formerly known as Luminoso, LLC. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Front Range Biosciences brings modern agriculture to cannabis and hemp to improve reliability, efficiency, and safety for cultivators and consumers. They provide advanced agricultural science services to plant growers.

Shoppable

Series A in 2016
Shoppable is a profitable technology company with a suite of e-commerce products surrounding Shoppable's patented, universal checkout API. Shoppable's solutions enable advertisers, retailers, and publishers to create shoppable sites, content, ads, videos, mobile apps, recipes, and other innovative commerce experiences. The company was founded in 2011 in San Francisco and is now headquartered in New York.

AllTheRooms

Seed Round in 2014
AllTheRooms is the world’s first and only complete room metasearch engine, combining hotels with home stays (like Airbnb), secret deals (like Hotwire), and all other types of accommodations. Existing hotel-focused metasearch engines, never present travelers with all of the rooms available in a given destination, forcing the traveler to visit dozens of different sites. They save the customer time by combining absolutely every room on the internet.

CUPS

Convertible Note in 2014
Urban CUPS Inc. develops a mobile application that connects coffee drinkers with independent cafes. Its CUPS application allows members to purchase prepaid plans to get discounted drinks at coffee shops in New York. The company’s CUPS application is available for iPhones and Androids. Urban CUPS Inc. was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in the United States.

The Runthrough

Seed Round in 2013
TheRunthrough is an online hub that connects fashion tastemakers with the world’s best luxury and emerging brands. It is a members-only site for fashion editors and stylists to view virtual lookbooks. With one click, industry professionals can request sample products or high-res images for their photo shoots, celebrity events, and print and online publications. TheRunthrough simplifies and streamlines the fashion editing process.

Culinary Agents Inc.

Convertible Note in 2014
Culinary Agents is a website to find career-related information about the hospitality industry. Focused on its mission to help talent succeed in their careers within the hospitality industry, the platform empowers aspiring and existing talent to easily discover and apply to the best jobs. Culinary Agents also provides job marketing, recruiting and employer branding solutions to help businesses hire the best talent. Culinary Agents is committed to a hospitality-driven approach, thoughtful innovation, building meaningful relationships and maintaining integrity. Its growing community spans the U.S., including all levels of talent as well as restaurants, hotels, resorts, catering, foodservice, schools and organizations of all sizes.

PageScience

Seed Round in 2014
PageScience has evolved as a source for cookieless page-level scoring and targeting. It pioneered this capability in the healthcare industry 4 years ago and have expanded to other ad categories. Its integration with Appnexus enables the delivery of high-performing pages at a vast scale as they become available.

SocialSign.in

Seed Round in 2013
Socialsign.in, Inc. provides wireless Internet access at grocery stores, theaters, and other venues where people shop and socialize. The company enables users to log in with their online accounts, and access personalized offers and promotions at its participating venues. It provides its services through various Internet-enabled devices, including computers, tablets, smart phones, and personal Internet devices, as well as through its Website. Socialsign.in, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Shoppable

Seed Round in 2012
Shoppable is a profitable technology company with a suite of e-commerce products surrounding Shoppable's patented, universal checkout API. Shoppable's solutions enable advertisers, retailers, and publishers to create shoppable sites, content, ads, videos, mobile apps, recipes, and other innovative commerce experiences. The company was founded in 2011 in San Francisco and is now headquartered in New York.

Furious Corp.

Seed Round in 2014
Furious Corp. provides PROPHET, a business optimization SaaS platform that connects various data and systems, and offers analytics, reporting, and yield management tools to the advertising business. It offers PROPHET Professional, a product that allows seeing inventory, audience, and pricing across sales channels for smaller publishers with limited advertising delivery systems; and PROPHET Enterprise that provide advertising modules, such as mission control, forecasting, and planning. The company also provides PROPHET Addressable an additional functionality that can be integrated into the planning component of PROPHET Enterprise offers tools to optimize inventory yield and maximize revenue when selling addressable or targeted television; and REV, a media proposal platform. In addition, it offers deployment, training, and support services. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in New York, New York.
New York Shipping Exchange enables the transformation of the container shipping industry through two innovations: a new standardized freight contract and a new way to trade freight digitally. The company is supporting the transformation of container shipping by solving inefficiencies associated with booking downfalls and shipment rollings. They determined to eliminate the distrust between shippers and carriers that has been created by the lack of accountability in ocean contracts. It was founded in 2014 and headquartered in New York, United States.

Luminoso

Seed Round in 2013
Luminoso Technologies, Inc. provides a text analytics engine. Its dashboards and reports are studied by various people ranging from brand and product managers; to research and insight directors; to data scientists; to the heads of customer service departments; to account management at social media and PR agencies; and to the C-suite. Luminoso Technologies, Inc. was formerly known as Luminoso, LLC. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.