SRI Ventures

Silicon Valley-based SRI International is one of the world's leading independent research and technology development organizations. Its mission: World-changing solutions to make people safer, healthier, and more productive. Founded by Stanford University as Stanford Research Institute in 1946, SRI became independent in 1970. Perhaps best known for its invention of the computer mouse, interactive computing, and Siri, SRI is responsible for major advances in computing, chemistry and materials, education, energy, health and pharmaceuticals, national defense, robotics, sensing, and more. The nonprofit institute performs sponsored research and development for government agencies, businesses, and foundations. SRI brings its innovations to the marketplace through technology licensing, new products, and spin-off ventures. In 2014, SRI's consolidated revenues were approximately $540 million.

Manish Kothari

President

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Todd Stavish

MD

24 past transactions

Passio Inc.

Venture Round in 2020
Passio Inc. operates as a machine learning company, which develops and offers real-time food recognition application. It offers passio nutrition platform, which provides enterprise-ready tools for fast nutrition tracking, real-time nutrition insights and engagement. The company's application empowers their users with tools for seamless food tracking and nutrition insights. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

Shubhloans

Series A in 2019
MyShubhLife is a full stack financial services provider for the Next Half Billion. With Real-time analytics and credit reports based on alternative data, MyShubhLife reaches unserved and underserved market segments to provide meaningful financial inclusion. MyShubhLife has further strengthened its financial inclusion goal through its financial wellness program for corporates and individuals by expanding its portfolio to include Mini and Micro loans, Insurance, Mutual Fund SIPS, Tax filing service and more.

Authenticiti

Seed Round in 2020
Authenticiti, Inc. develops a Blockchain based supply chain data platform for manufacturers. It offers Authenticiti that aggregates critical order-to-cash data to eliminate data siloes, gain real-time visibility, streamline the supply chain processes, automate manual reconciliation, reduce lead-time, and prevent SLA disputes. The company’s solution is also used for track and trace enablement, dispute resolution enablement, and vendor managed inventory enablement. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Toronto, Canada; and Los Angeles, California.

Abundant Robotics

Seed Round in 2016
Abundant Robotics mission: Deliver robotic systems for the hardest jobs in agriculture. As robotics researchers, we’ve broken new ground in a variety of domains. For the past two years we’ve focused on hard problems in agriculture and are spinning-out of SRI International to build products based on their successful research. They are global experts in their field, love solving important problems, like working together, and are passionate about building great products and working with like-minded folks. Customers are grappling with urgent problems and are incredibly enthusiastic about the solution we’ve demonstrated.

Prevasio

Seed Round in 2021
Zero Trust Container Analysis System. The only container security solution that prevents supply chain attacks. Prevasio Analyzer allows companies to easily guarantee containerized services and applications' security posture, ensuring production readiness throughout their CI/CD release process.

Hello Curry

Seed Round in 2014
Hello Curry is a pioneer and leader in the QSR market in India. Conceived by Founders Raju Bhupati and Sandeep Penmatsa; as the world's first Internet First Asset Light Fast Indian Food chain, Hello Curry started operations early in 2014 with a seed capital of 6 crores; rising to the Top 5 startups in India in the first 6 months of operations. Hello Curry's innovative packaging makes an Indian meal a simple, easily manageable experience. Operating out of 4 cities with 29 outlets, Hello Curry has a vision of 10 outlets per city worldwide over the next 5 years. The key enabler to achieve this vision is a radical, game changer business model KICK [ Kitchen in Commercial Kitchen ] which allows for Hello Curry to set-up in any kitchen in India as a partner and offer its product line with a collaborative supply chain, Asset Light infrastructure and a lean delivery model. KICK spawns into a metric of multiple fully operational outlets in a matter of two weeks, affording tremendous productivity margins and lowering TCO. Hello Curry has recently been awarded the Best QSR Restaurant in South India; as also the best packaging award. In line with its expansion plans, Hello Curry has made strategic acquisitions - Paratha Post to improve its product line, Fire 42 a specialized technology provider to strengthen its operations, and has entered into a partnership with EatSome, a leading Pune based fast food chain. Hello Curry cognitively incorporates inorganic growth with major cities in India - leading ones being Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkatta

Kasisto

Seed Round in 2014
Kasisto enables financial institutions to service, engage, and acquire customers via human-like, intelligent conversations anytime, anywhere. Its digital experience platform, KAI, powers omnichannel virtual assistants and chatbots who are fluent in banking across mobile apps, websites, messaging platforms, and voice-enabled devices. The company was founded in 2013 by Dror Oren, Zor Gorelov, Sasha Caskey, and Ruth Brown and headquartered in New York, New York.

Siri

Series B in 2009
Siri is now a product of Apple Corp. Siri is a virtual personal assistant incorporated as a feature of [Apple](/organization/apple) iPhones beginning with the 4S generation. Siri was originally developed by [SRI International](/organization/sri-international). SRI spun off Siri, Inc., in 2007, and this company launched a personal assistant app in February 2010. Siri, Inc., was acquired by Apple in 2010, and in October 2011 Apple announced that the iPhone 4S would be using this technology.

Shubhloans

Series A in 2019
MyShubhLife is a full stack financial services provider for the Next Half Billion. With Real-time analytics and credit reports based on alternative data, MyShubhLife reaches unserved and underserved market segments to provide meaningful financial inclusion. MyShubhLife has further strengthened its financial inclusion goal through its financial wellness program for corporates and individuals by expanding its portfolio to include Mini and Micro loans, Insurance, Mutual Fund SIPS, Tax filing service and more.

AccuKnox

Seed Round in 2021
AccuKnox is a provider of zero-trust kubernetes security solutions. AccuKnox is advancing a Zero Trust run-time Kubernetes security platform that leverages an identity-driven approach.

Wingsure

Venture Round in 2021
Wingsure is a farmer-first, technology-first digital insurance enterprise that provides simple solutions for risk management to help farmers. It is a farmer-first, technology-first digital insurance enterprise.

Tout

Series B in 2012
Tout is the TV network for the Internet. A spin-out from the Stanford Research Institute (SRI International), Tout's Personalized TV Technology is the first patented AI technology that delivers targeted video programming based on who you are and where you are across the web. Tout works with more than 300 leading content producers and over 3,500 publishers to significantly grow online video revenue and drive deeper engagement with consumers. Delivering over 400MM video streams to 85MM unique viewers every month, Tout provides unprecedented scale and brand-safety to hundreds of Fortune 1000 advertisers who want to align their brands with the highest quality and contextual relevant video content. Headquartered in San Francisco, Tout works with top media brands like CNN, Fox Sports and Time Inc. to deliver personalized TV across the Web.

REscan Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
REscan Inc. uses simultaneous localization and mapping technologies to map digital representations of commercial real estate interior spaces. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Seismic

Series A in 2017
Seismic Holdings, Inc. engages in production and development of apparel with built-in flexible electric motors that help the wearer with everyday tasks. It was formerly known as Superflex, Inc. and changed its name to Seismic Holdings, Inc. in August 2016. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Menlo Park, California. Seismic Holdings, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of SRI International, Inc.

Tempo AI

Seed Round in 2011
Tempo AI is a developer of a smart calendar application used to enhance work activities and schedules. In February 2013, Tempo AI launched the Tempo Smart Calendar mobile app, the first intelligent calendar that’s like having a personal assistant prepare what’s next to save users time and eliminate hassles. Tempo is context-aware to personalize experiences so routine tasks take the fewest taps. It learns patterns and behaviors to constantly optimize the smart calendar experience.

Siri

Series A in 2008
Siri is now a product of Apple Corp. Siri is a virtual personal assistant incorporated as a feature of [Apple](/organization/apple) iPhones beginning with the 4S generation. Siri was originally developed by [SRI International](/organization/sri-international). SRI spun off Siri, Inc., in 2007, and this company launched a personal assistant app in February 2010. Siri, Inc., was acquired by Apple in 2010, and in October 2011 Apple announced that the iPhone 4S would be using this technology.

Trapit

Series A in 2012
Trapit is the platform for authentic employee advocacy and social selling. Its technology empowers employees on social with content that is proven to spark engagement and drive sales. It is dedicated to helping brands connect their employees, customers, and prospects with authentic conversations inspired by high-quality, relevant content. Its customers, including Everbank, HD Vest, and Microsoft, rely on our technology to power innovative campaigns that consistently deliver ROI. Trapit is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Latent AI

Seed Round in 2019
Latent AI, Inc. develops a platform for optimization for edge devices that enables smart Internet of things (IoT) applications. It offers Latent AI Efficient Interence Platform (LEIP) that enables developers to train, quantize, and deploy edge AI neural networks. The company’s LEIP is designed for AI, embedded, and software application developers to enable, deploy, and manage AI for the edge. Latent AI, Inc. was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Menlo Park, California. It has additional office in Skillman, New Jersey.

Scotty Labs, Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
Scotty Labs is a spin-out of SRI International. They are a driving company. They believe that the true opportunities for the future of autonomy lie in unlocking the ability for human and machine to work together to solve the most difficult problems driverless vehicles face. The path of progress for the autonomous vehicle is blocked by the idea that complete vehicle autonomy is the goal. They believe safe tele-operation subsumes level 5 autonomy, so instead of removing humans from the driving experience entirely, we’re keeping the humans in, virtually.

PacketHop

Acquisition in 2007
PacketHop is a leader in intelligent wireless video networks and broadband mesh communications systems. With expertise in wireless multimedia technology that revolutionizes the deployment of broadband networks for video surveillance, PacketHop provides public safety and private security agencies with improved access to surveillance videos feeds for incident management and resolution. PacketHop's patented technology provides unparalleled quality of service and performance for wireless video. PacketHop's technology and products are covered by more than 20 issued patents and pending applications.

LeoLabs

Seed Round in 2017
LeoLabs, Inc. builds and operates phased-array radars that provide high resolution data on objects in low earth orbit. The company LeoLabs Collision Avoidance, a ground-breaking platform for automating and modernizing satellite operations. It also provides foundational mapping data and services to mitigate the risks of collisions. The company’s services include rapid orbit determination, early operational support, and ongoing orbit awareness. It serves commercial satellite operators, government regulatory and space agencies, and satellite management services markets. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

OTO Systems Inc.

Seed Round in 2019
OTO Systems is an SRI International spin-off venture building the next generation in speech tech by merging the modalities of words + intonation for a much deeper understanding of conversations. OTO Systems' platform uses AI to coach call center representatives in real-time during each call, allowing businesses to deliver a hyper-personalized customer experience at scale.

Desti

Seed Round in 2013
Desti is changing the way people search and plan their travel. Instead of sifting thru hundreds of search results and reading countless travel reviews, Desti can find precisely the right places to stay and things to do based on your needs. They harken back to the days of travel agents, where consumers could ask tough travel questions like ” What are the best hotels near the beach that are kid-friendly?”. A recent spinout from SRI International, They are working on game changing technology that leverages natural language search technology and artificial intelligence to let users find precisely what they are looking for based on multiple criteria, not just price or travel dates. Their mission is to make travel planning as fun and painless as possible.

Tempo AI

Series A in 2013
Tempo AI is a developer of a smart calendar application used to enhance work activities and schedules. In February 2013, Tempo AI launched the Tempo Smart Calendar mobile app, the first intelligent calendar that’s like having a personal assistant prepare what’s next to save users time and eliminate hassles. Tempo is context-aware to personalize experiences so routine tasks take the fewest taps. It learns patterns and behaviors to constantly optimize the smart calendar experience.