ZenStone Venture Capital

ZenStone believes a new era of technology innovation and business opportunity is emerging in the application layer, by leveraging massively connected people, sensors, data, and computing infrastructure. As the application revolution continues developing, AI, Blockchain, Cloud and Data technology becomes both extremely relevant and critical to success. ZenStone invests in mission-driven founders with the combined strength of vision and action, building game-changing companies in massive markets, i.e. Consumer, Real Estate, Financial Service, Internet of Things, and Small & Medium Business Service. ZenStone typically participates in post-seed rounds with proven track records, strong existing investors, and validated founder-product-market fits.

Mingfeng Wu

Co-Founder and MD

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Fay Yang

Co-Founder and MD

42 past transactions

EquityZen Inc.

Series B in 2017
EquityZen is a financial services company that provides an investment platform intended to connect shareholders of private companies with investors seeking alternative investments. Its investment platform improves the way startup employees are paid by unlocking the value of their equity compensation in a way that benefits all key players, enabling clients to provide the opportunity to invest in large private firms and address liquidity and risk concerns. It was founded in 2013 and headquartered in New York, United States.

Vacatia, Inc.

Series A in 2015
Vacatia, Inc. owns and operates an online resort rental marketplace for vacationing families. It provides search results and booking for resort residences, fully managed and professionally serviced timeshare properties, and resort-condominium complexes. The company was formerly known as Vacation Listing Service, Inc. and changed its name to Vacatia, Inc. in June, 2013. Vacatia, Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Able Lending, Inc.

Series A in 2015
Able Lending LLC, doing business as ablelending.com, provides term loans for small businesses in the United States. It offers Able Start loan product that enables funding with the help of friends, family, and fans; Able Growth loan product for the next stage of the growing business; and Able Refi, a loan product for refinancing high-interest loans and credit cards to free up the cash flow. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Austin, Texas.

Popular Pays

Series A in 2015
Popular Pays is a platform connecting content creators with brands who want the content to tell their stories. They’re a true tech company, with an in-house built iOS app (for creators) and dashboard (for brands) that delivers direct communication, workflow tools & powerful statistics. Pop Pays is a Facebook Marketing Partner and its software is used to power the Pinterest Pin Collective community. It was founded in 2013 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

AutoFi, Inc.

Seed Round in 2015
AutoFi is a commerce platform delivering point of sale solution for financing a vehicle online. The platform allows consumers to purchase and finance a vehicle entirely online through a seamless user experience and an automated application and approval process. The company's platform connects an auto dealer’s customers to a network of lenders, providing a fast, mobile-first checkout experience. It provides vehicle buyers instant full spectrum decisions with customizable terms.

Branch

Series B in 2016
Branch is a developer of deep linking technology used to gain and retain mobile app users. Its deep linking technology is used to build user-to-user referral programs with features, including rewarded referrals, content sharing, deep-views, download banner, and personal onboarding that enable users to customize the whole app experience that makes discovering apps and app content easier. Branch was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

NewsWhip

Venture Round in 2015
NewsWhip Media Limited provides a technology that tracks the news shared on Facebook and Twitter and reveal. It offers news in the areas of culture, science, life, opinion, business, election, and sports. The company’s technology tracks the news published by English-language sources, gathers social data for each story, and calculates a social speed at which each story is travelling. NewsWhip Media Limited was founded in 2010 and is based in Dublin, Ireland with locations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, India, Europe, and China.

Vacatia, Inc.

Series A in 2015
Vacatia, Inc. owns and operates an online resort rental marketplace for vacationing families. It provides search results and booking for resort residences, fully managed and professionally serviced timeshare properties, and resort-condominium complexes. The company was formerly known as Vacation Listing Service, Inc. and changed its name to Vacatia, Inc. in June, 2013. Vacatia, Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Descomplica, Ltd.

Series C in 2015
Descomplica offers an educational platform that provides students with subject and course materials. It provides students with pre-recorded classes, live classes, online monitoring for math and science subjects. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Cobalt Software

Seed Round in 2015
Cobalt Software enables private equity and venture capital firms can collect, analyze, and report on fund and portfolio company metrics the way they want. Cobalt works with management, finance, valuations, investor relations, and deal teams at private equity and venture capital firms to build a suite of data and reporting solutions that suit their firm size and investment style. It was founded in 2011 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Sourceeasy, Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
Sourceeasy is building a global framework to power apparel manufacturing and distribution. That framework consists of: - digitizing styles and its components to a mix-and-match array. - powering volume to create predictable vendor and factory behavior. - building a SaaS platform to automate manufacturing and distribution of apparel. The Sourceeasy platform indexes every style of clothing we make the first time and puts it on "Speed Dial" to vendors, turning garment production into a simple mouse click. We turn small batch, quick turn manufacturing into a predictable, repeatable, scalable process for Brands and Retailers in the $300B Fast Fashion Industry. Sourceasy was launched by Pranay Srinivasan, and Chirag Chamoli, in March 2013 and is operated from San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Hyderabad and Ho Chi Minh City.

Branch

Series B in 2016
Branch is a developer of deep linking technology used to gain and retain mobile app users. Its deep linking technology is used to build user-to-user referral programs with features, including rewarded referrals, content sharing, deep-views, download banner, and personal onboarding that enable users to customize the whole app experience that makes discovering apps and app content easier. Branch was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Filament

Series A in 2015
Filament builds blockchain hardware and& software solutions for enterprise and IoT. Filament’s distributed blockchain capabilities leverage open protocols so that devices are able to independently process and record transactions, ensuring digital trust. Its new trusted application software and Blocklet Chip, currently in beta, are designed to communicate and interact with multiple blockchain technologies natively. The software, implemented on existing hardware, will deliver a secure distributed ledger technology solution. The Blocklet Chip will allow industrial corporations and enterprises to seamlessly extract the value of recording and monetizing data assets, at the edge of the network, on the sensors themselves.

LeadGenius

Series A in 2014
LeadGenius, Inc. provides lead generation and outreach processes for businesses, development organizations, nonprofits, and researchers in the United States and internationally. It provides customer research to produce lists of leads, customers, and industries; data enrichment by auditing lead list, updating contacts, correcting misspellings, and deleting outdated information; lead qualifications by separating qualified leads from dead ends, evaluating lead information, and following-up with leads over email or phone; and outbound Email prospecting/sales prospecting. LeadGenius, Inc. was formerly known as MobileWorks, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Berkeley, California.

Dwell Media LLC

Series B in 2015
Dwell Media has been a champion and purveyor of modern design for over a decade. Through an expanding offering of 11 media platforms, including digital, events, and its award-winning magazine, Dwell offers smart and thoughtful ideas for modern living to more than 2.1 million people.

Bolt Financial, Inc.

Series A in 2018
Bolt was a social networking and video website active from 1996 to 2007 before reopening in April 2008. It was shut down for a period of one year due to copyright violations leading to bankruptcy. It was acquired by new owners on January 4, 2008 and operated successfully for several months before announcing plans to go offline in October 2008.

DecorMatters, Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
DecorMatters, Inc. develops and operates an interior design platform where users can create and share their interior design ideas, while social networking and shopping. It operates as a home design game, design and shopping tool for house flipping or freelance projects. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Milpitas, California.

Rentlytics

Series A in 2016
Rentlytics, Inc. develops and operates a business intelligence platform that offers real estate investors and managers with insights about their property and portfolio performance. It offers solutions in the areas of rents, occupancy, lease analysis, delinquency, financial history, and budget variance. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California. As of October 15, 2018, Rentlytics, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of RealPage, Inc.

Life360

Series C in 2014
Life360, Inc. develops and delivers a mobile application in the United States and internationally. It offers Life360 application for families that provides communications, driving safety, and location sharing information. The company was formerly known as LReady, Inc. and changed its name to Life360, Inc. in October 2011. Life360, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

DwellConnect

Venture Round in 2015
Roofstock is an online marketplace for investing in leased single-family rental homes in a transparent and low-friction way. The company provides its clients with research, analytics, and insights to evaluate and purchase independently certified properties at set prices. It enables its investors to treat their real estate investments more like stock portfolios, focusing on asset allocation, rather than researching, and buying vacant homes that need to be repaired and leased. Founded in 2015, Roofstock gets its funding from Bain Capital, Ron Conway, Khosla Ventures, Marc Benioff, and other investment companies. It is headquartered in Oakland, California.

RealCrowd

Seed Round in 2015
RealCrowd builds relationships with commercial real estate companies and invests directly in their investment opportunities. This unique crowd-based equity platform was created by experienced commercial real estate investment professionals to allow to decide where the money is invested by offering direct investments. Pooling money with other like-minded investors and working with a seasoned real estate operator with the skills, knowledge, and experience to optimize the asset will remove the traditional barriers to entry that typically exist in commercial real estate investing.

Enevo Oy

Series A in 2014
Enevo Oy develops the Enevo, an analytic software that collects and analyzes data points to measure waste and recycling generation. It provides a waste management analytics solution that uses ultrasonic sonar technology to detect fill levels for commercial clients, haulers, and cities. The company offers insights to clients handling waste contracts to streamline their waste management operations. It serves customers through resellers in the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, and other countries in Europe. Enevo Oy was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Espoo, Finland with additional offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan.

Circle Medical

Seed Round in 2015
Circle Medical provides primary care Doctors in-person at your home or work. Your care will be led by one of their board-certified physicians, all of whom were selected for their experience and patient-centered approach. Doctor visits are insured under most plans. Using the app, you may scan your insurance card to check for eligibility and coverage. Doctors are available in San Francisco including evenings and weekends.

Shyp, Inc.

Series B in 2015
Shyp provides shipping services that range from picking-up the package to delivering it to the destination. It connects the package to USPS, FedEx, UPS, OnTrac, or other regional carriers - automatically figuring out the best carrier to use for each individual delivery. It was founded in 2013 and headquartered in San Francisco, California.

DecorMatters, Inc.

Venture Round in 2019
DecorMatters, Inc. develops and operates an interior design platform where users can create and share their interior design ideas, while social networking and shopping. It operates as a home design game, design and shopping tool for house flipping or freelance projects. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Milpitas, California.

Kinsa, Inc.

Series A in 2014
Kinsa, Inc. develops smart thermometer which is compatible with android and apple phones. Its mobile-connected thermometer allows the users to communicate with someone who has just fallen ill, give them the information to get better faster, and collect the data needed to map human health. Kinsa, Inc. was formerly known as Transform Health Inc. and changed its name to Kinsa, Inc. in July 2012. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Lenda

Seed Round in 2014
Lenda Inc. operates an online platform that allows homeowners to complete their home loan process online. Lenda Inc. was formerly known as GoRefi, Inc. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California. As of April 17, 2019, Lenda Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Reali, Inc..

Peer5, Inc.

Venture Round in 2014
Peer5, Inc. operates a peer-to-peer content delivery network worldwide. It uses WebRTC to create a peer-to-peer mesh network that helps users load video content from each other. The company enables limitless video delivery by unifying the existing server infrastructure with an elastic computing layer. It also offers optimal content delivery solution for broadcasters. Peer5, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in Palo Alto, California with a location in Tel Aviv, Israel.

DecorMatters, Inc.

Seed Round in 2017
DecorMatters, Inc. develops and operates an interior design platform where users can create and share their interior design ideas, while social networking and shopping. It operates as a home design game, design and shopping tool for house flipping or freelance projects. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Milpitas, California.

UpCounsel, Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
UpCounsel operates an online marketplace for businesses to find and hire legal help based on their preferences in the United States. Its marketplace allows the users to access lawyers for legal need. UpCounsel provides services in the areas of agreements, business formation, patents, trademarks, immigration, general counsel, labor and employment, and securities and finance. It serves legal departments, executives, HR departments, and startups. Mason Blake and Matthew Faustman founded UpCounsel in 2011. It has its headquarters in San Francisco in California.

Airdog SIA.

Seed Round in 2015
Airdog SIA. designs and manufactures airborne drones. The company offers AirDog, a foldable quadcopter that tracks position and follows the user with the help of AirLeash, a wearable tracking device. It offers products to action sports enthusiasts, professionals, and filmmakers who use GoPro cameras. Airdog SIA. was founded in 2012 and is based in Riga, Latvia. As of May 15, 2020, Airdog SIA. operates as a subsidiary of Alarm.com Holdings, Inc.

MoviePass Inc.

Series A in 2014
MoviePass is a subscription service that allows customers the freedom to see movies in theaters at a fixed monthly price. With the use of location-based mobile technologies the user will have the ability to check into their movie theater of choice and share their movie-going experiences with their peers through their favorite social networks. The user will also have the ability to rate each movie and theater experience after the film. It was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in New York.

Crew

Series A in 2015
Crew is a curated platform that connects designers and developers with vetted clients that need a website, mobile app, or other design work. The company's highly trusted network of independent creatives has worked on products used by tens of millions of people for some of the industry's biggest companies, including Apple, Google, Uber, IDEO, and Dropbox. It was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Montréal, Quebec.

SchoolMint

Series A in 2016
SchoolMint provides a cloud-based student enrollment and school choice platform to PreK-12 school systems worldwide. Since its founding in 2013, more than 6,000 schools have chosen SchoolMint to streamline all aspects of student enrollment - student registration management, application, lottery, and school choice management, and digital forms and document uploads. Available online and on mobile devices, SchoolMint integrates with leading student information systems (SIS) and transforms the end-to-end enrollment experience for school staff and parents. Visit http://www.SchoolMint.com to learn more.

BISON

Seed Round in 2014
Bison has two products in the market that represent the forward-looking mission and vision of the company. – Cobalt GP and Cobalt LP. Cobalt GP gives private fund managers democratized data, powerful analytics, and on-the-go access. Instant answers, all delivered in a branded experience. Cobalt LP helps institutional investors like Hamilton Lane understand capital flows in portfolios, diligence managers, and report on portfolio performance.

Instamotor Inc.

Venture Round in 2015
Instamotor is a trusted used car mobile marketplace. With Instamotor, you can list, browse and transact for free. Buying a car in the private-party market has never been safer. Instamotor pre-screens every vehicle for fraud and helps buyers avoid getting scammed.

Wrapify

Convertible Note in 2016
Wrapify, Inc. operates a crowdsourced advertising platform that connects drivers and brands to create on-vehicle advertising campaigns. It allows commuters and drivers to earn extra income by wrapping their vehicles in art and commercial messaging. Wrapify, Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is based in San Diego, California.

Boatbound

Venture Round in 2015
Boatbound is leading "pier-to-pier" boat rental marketplace. Now, over 13 million registered boat owners can offset their boat ownership costs by renting their boat to pre-screened, qualified renters on Boatbound. No experience is necessary, as many of our boats come equipped with Captains. Grab your friends, choose from all kinds of boats, and experience the water like never before. Boatbound is free to join and has no monthly or membership fees.

Pillow

Venture Round in 2015
Pillow provides Internet-based management services. It offers information about a property, essential amenities, and other apartments and houses. The company is an Expedia group that solves short-term rentals for multifamily properties, allowing building owners and property managers to have control and transparency over short-term rentals while enabling their residents to rent their units short-term on listings sites such as Homeaway, VRBO, and Airbnb.

Nav Technologies

Series B in 2017
Nav is a free site and app that gives business owners the fastest, easiest and most trusted path to financing. The leading Business Financial Management app, Nav gives free access to personal and business credit reports from major consumer and commercial credit bureaus including Experian, Dun & Bradstreet, Equifax and TransUnion, and hosts a robust marketplace with more than 100 business financing products including loans and credit cards. The marketplace uses a unique, lender-neutral approach to help business owners find the best financing options for their needs. Nav's solution is also leveraged by other business service providers to enhance their customer experience.

HomeLight

Series A in 2015
Founded in 2012, HomeLight is the premier marketplace for finding real estate professionals. Our proprietary algorithm creates unbiased, personalized agent recommendations by analyzing transactional data and licensing records of over two million agents. HomeLight identifies agents with local knowledge and negotiation expertise, helping thousands of homeowners sell their homes faster and for more money. Based in San Francisco and Phoenix and currently operating in over 34 major U.S. markets, HomeLight is a privately held company backed by Zeev Ventures, Menlo Ventures, SGVC, Google Ventures, Crosslink Capital and Innovation Endeavors.

Nav Technologies

Series A in 2015
Nav is a free site and app that gives business owners the fastest, easiest and most trusted path to financing. The leading Business Financial Management app, Nav gives free access to personal and business credit reports from major consumer and commercial credit bureaus including Experian, Dun & Bradstreet, Equifax and TransUnion, and hosts a robust marketplace with more than 100 business financing products including loans and credit cards. The marketplace uses a unique, lender-neutral approach to help business owners find the best financing options for their needs. Nav's solution is also leveraged by other business service providers to enhance their customer experience.