“While being foolish enough to dream the dreams, an entrepreneur should be smart enough to get every critique he can, every skeptics opinion about what can go wrong, and plan for his/her liabilities in addition to his/her assets.”

“You don’t do extraordinary things by attempting ordinary things.”

portfolio: information technology
AdReady is an advertising technology company focused on making online display advertising accessible and effective for advertisers of all sizes. Through AdReady’s data-rich library of proven creative, real-time ad customization tools and an intuitive Web-based interface, marketers can build and run effective online display ad cam paigns in minutes.

VOX Media

On Deck
Upstart Network

ClearStory Data

Big Switch
Kumu Networks
DB Networks
Misfit Wearables
Consumer Physics

Incredible Labs

MokaFive builds desktop management solutions for enterprises and managed service providers. MokaFive’s products allow these companies to reduce infrastructure costs while increasing productivity and security. MokaFive’s desktop management allows IT
administrators to centrally create, deliver, and maintain a fully contained, locally running virtual environment to multiple
end users via a simple Web download.
eASIC aims to dramatically reduce the overall fabrication cost and time of customized high-performance semiconductor chips.
Its architecture enables rapid and low-cost ASIC and SoC (System-on-Chip) designs through the use of programmable logic and
single Via-layer customizable routing.
Verayo is bringing to market a range of security and authentication solutions based on a breakthrough technology called
Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs). PUFs make integrated circuits unclonable, allow them to be securely authenticated,
and can generate a virtually unlimited number of unique cryptographic master keys from each integrated circuit.
Viddy is a simple way for anyone to capture, beautify, and share amazing videos with the world.
Interviewstreet is building products that’ll fix the recruiting of programmers. We’re building tools that’ll help companies screen programmers using coding challenges which has significantly saved developer’s time (40-50 hours).
Xsigo addresses the needs of next-generation data centers with dynamic connectivity. Xsigo’s Virtual I/O dynamically connects any server to any network and storage device in seconds and manages connectivity on the fly to meet changing application requirements. This reduces infrastructure and capital costs and complexity, increases server availability and uptime, and results in greater overall performance.
Big Switch Networks is the leader in Open Software-Defined Networking. The company’s Open SDN platform embraces industry standards, open APIs, open source, and vendor-neutral support for both physical and virtual networking infrastructure. Big Switch Networks product suite supports a broad range of networking applications, including network virtualization and network monitoring.
Kumu Networks is revolutionizing the way wireless systems are built using its innovative full-duplex wireless design. Wireless full-duplex allows a radio to transmit and receive signals at the same time using a single frequency channel. Kumu’s patent pending full-duplex technology changes the basic assumptions on which current wireless radios are built, allowing for improved performance and reduced complexity in a variety of wireless devices and affecting all wireless markets.
HealthTap connects millions of people around the world with the most trusted health information and doctors. With top-rated web and mobile apps, HealthTap offers immediate and free access to relevant, reliable, and trusted health answers and tips from a network of over 38,000 U.S.-licensed doctors. As a pioneer in the new field of interactive health, HealthTap is helping people find the best care and make better decisions about their health and well-being.
DB Networks is an innovator of adaptive database firewall equipment. Designed for organizations who need to protect their data from network-based database attacks, DB Networks Adaptive Database Firewall is an effective countermeasure against SQL Injection and Denial of Service attacks. Unlike traditional database security solutions, which require extensive customization and time-consuming white list/black list maintenance, DB Networks patent-pending technology is able to automatically adapt to any changes to the database threat profile. Additionally, our database protection platform is agile and highly extensible. These attributes enable DB Networks to respond rapidly to the evolving market needs for product enhancements and product derivatives.
Judicata is mapping the legal genome—i.e. using highly specialized case law parsing and algorithmically assisted human review to turn unstructured court opinions into structured data. We can leverage that data to build legal research and analytics tools that are an order of magnitude better than existing offerings.

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Nirvanix offers a fully managed cloud storage service designed from the ground up for the enterprise.
OneID is a digital identity service that eliminates the need for multiple usernames and passwords.
Panzura optimizes enterprise data storage management and distribution in the cloud, making cloud storage simple and secure. Panzura’s global cloud storage solution seamlessly combines the flexibility, performance and productivity benefits of distributed storage with the manageability, security and cost benefits of centralized storage, overcoming fundamental conflicts. Storage islands disappear, sprawl is reduced, CapEx is replaced by OpEx, system management is simplified, and users share joint workflows as needed as if they were local. Panzura: Cloud Storage Made Seamless.
TraceVector brings together into one platform a powerful fusion of cutting-edge processor technology, software innovation and mathematical algorithms that will usher in a new era in network security. Designed by an intrusion guru, our platform is envisioned to greatly surpass contemporary product offerings and achieve a new level of defensive capability not thought possible until now.
Founded in 2009, Nutanix is the first company to offer a radically simple compute and storage
infrastructure for implementing enterprise-class virtualization without complex and expensive network storage (SAN or NAS).
YuMe is a video advertising technology company that makes it easy for publishers to make money from their video content and for advertisers to reach audiences. YuMe’s technology was designed with video in mind to provide publishers greater control, performance, and inventory monetization while maximizing audience and revenue and enabling customer service.
Touchstone Semiconductor Inc. creates high-performance analog integrated circuit (IC) solutions that solve critical issues for electronics companies. Our proprietary products offer a unique combination of features and performance that cannot be found elsewhere in the analog market. Our second-source products are pin-compatible and specification identical to competitive offerings,
providing an ideal alternative for hard-to-secure sole-sourced products.
RingCentral delivers a full hardware and maintenance free phone system solution that lets mobile professionals, home offices, and small companies enjoy the capabilities of a large enterprise at a reduced cost.
Ness Computing’s mission is to make search personal. By applying its expertise in search,
recommendations and social networking to human behavior, Ness helps people discover experiences they’ll love. The first category Ness supports is restaurants.
Upstart lets you monetize your future potential. Raise money today in exchange for a small share of your income for 10 years. Your backers are investing in you, not your idea or your business. Backers can invest in increments of $100. You share some of your upside, but payments are capped regardless of your success.
ClearStory Data is focused on enabling self-driven big data exploration. ClearStory Data is making it easy for business users to gather and explore big, diverse, dispersed data from databases, Hadoop and the web for more intuitive insights.
RockMelt is re-imagining the browser for how people use the web today by making it easy to stay in touch with friends, search online, and get updates from your favorite sites.
GroupMe lets you effortlessly group text with the people in your life that are important to you. It’s your real-life network, in your pocket.
It’s totally free and works on every phone.
Storify is a way to tell stories using social media such as Tweets, photos and videos. You search multiple social networks from one place, and then drag individual elements into your story. You can re-order the elements and also add text to give context to your readers.
Slide is a leading community-driven entertainment company that lets people worldwide connect, communicate, and socialize with
one another through Slide’s portfolio of fun apps and virtual communities across all the major social networks.
Kaggle is a platform for data prediction competitions that allows organizations to post their data and have it scrutinized by the world’s best data scientists. In exchange for a prize, winning competitors provide the algorithms that beat all other methods of solving a data crunching problem. Most data problems can be framed as a competition.
ParStream’s vision is to revolutionize the database market to enable real time big data analytics applications. To achieve this ParStream is performing fundamental research and driving innovation in database technology. The results allow users to perform real time analytics on big data at a significantly lower cost.
Xobni enhances the functionality of email clients by transforming day-to-day communication streams into a powerful and accessible data source. Xobni organizes the user’s communication data along with contact information, statistics, attachments, and external data from the Web and makes it immediately available through intuitive navigation and super-fast search.
Ayasdi automatically discovers insights from data to solve the world’s most complex problems without asking questions or writing queries. Founded after a decade of research at Stanford, DARPA and NSF, Ayasdi pairs hundreds of mathematical algorithms with machine powered intelligence to find answers to questions that one would not know to ask.
Metamarkets’ mission is to democratize data science by delivering powerful analytics that are easy and intuitive for everyone.
ZocDoc is improving healthcare by helping patients find providers, choose their own appointment times, and schedule appointments instantly. The free service, available online and via mobile app, makes it simple and convenient for patients to find
in-network doctors, dentists, and specialists. By allowing patients to obtain urgent preventive care, ZocDoc eliminates unnecessary ER visits, and fills doctor timeslots which would otherwise be wasted – thus driving down systemic costs, and bringing a radical new efficiency to the healthcare system.
YuMe is a video advertising technology company that makes it easy for publishers to make money from their video content and for advertisers to reach audiences. YuMe’s technology was designed with video in mind to provide publishers greater
control, performance, and inventory monetization while maximizing audience and revenue and enabling customer service.
AdReady is an advertising technology company focused on making online display advertising accessible and effective for
advertisers of all sizes. Through AdReady’s data-rich library of proven creative, real-time ad customization tools and
an intuitive Web-based interface, marketers can build and run effective online display ad campaigns in minutes.
AppNexus provides an online ad platform specializing in the growing field of real-time advertising. The platform provides
single-point integration with sources of ad inventory, including aggregators and exchanges like Google’s DoubleClick and
Microsoft’s AdECN.
WideOrbit is the leader in business management software for media companies, providing innovative, proven solutions for
managing broadcast and cable operations.
More than 20 million people have joined Wattpad, making it the world’s largest community of readers and writers. People use Wattpad to connect with each other while they discover and share millions of free stories. Wattpad stories are available in more than 50 languages and can be read or written from any phone, tablet, or computer. The company is proudly based in Toronto, Canada.
By focusing on the actual date, HowAboutWe totally flips the script on traditional online dating. Our activity-based approach to online dating is all about making the online part easier so you can get to the dating part faster. The HowAboutWe way is more fun, more natural, and more effective way to meet new people and go on great dates.
Rumble Entertainment was founded in 2011 with a mission to create the most engaging and fulfilling online game experiences on the planet. All of our games are free-to-play and available across your favorite devices and social networks. We are unique in our focus on the gamer audience and our exacting standards around quality gameplay. Our passion is to create experiences that surprise and delight our players. By combining the best of AAA game design with free-to-play accessibility, we believe we will change the way gamers play together.
Indiegogo is the leading global platform for crowdfunding, empowering anyone, anywhere, to raise money for anything. Millions of dollars each month are raised on Indiegogo and almost every country in the world has been represented.
CellScope builds systems for at-home disease diagnosis using smartphone cameras connected to a web platform
Ginger.io is a behavioral analytics platform that turns mobile data into health insights.
Adamant Technologies provides people with the ability to take control of their own health via a mobile chemical sensor platform that monitors human breath to detect diseases, metabolic rate and a broad range of overall health metrics.
Fuze offers reliable, pixel perfect, hi-definition meetings & videoconferencing solutions that are compatible with any device, from anywhere in the world. Fuze technology allows businesses and professionals to make meetings like never before.
bit.ly allows users to shorten, share, and track links (URLs).
Just.me is a stealth social network startup.
Snip.it lets you share your opinion on anything from the web. You can create collections of links (“we call them snips”), and your thoughts, and share them with anyone or everyone. Snip it also makes it easy to discover people with relevant opinions on issues you care about.
BOKU is making it easy to pay for digital goods and social experiences across the Web by creating the standard for online payments on mobile phones.
With a strong focus on reliability and security, BOKU’s goal is to bring bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together on the Web, creating a trusted, viable, and accessible market for consumers, publishers, and carriers alike.
BillGuard is a free personal finance security service that alerts you to unwanted and unauthorized transactions on your credit card and debit card bills.
Square is focused on bringing immediacy, transparency, and approachability to the world of payments. Square allows any
user to accept credit card payments on any device with an audio jack, and it has built an all-inclusive business management
platform providing services such as inventory and transaction management, identity verification, and transparent card fees
for merchants.
Stripe is expanding commerce online by making it easy to process transactions and manage an online business.
Launched in 2007, OnDeck uses data aggregation and electronic payment technology to evaluate the financial health of small and medium sized businesses and efficiently deliver capital to a market underserved by banks. To date, OnDeck has deployed over $700m in capital to tens of thousands of businesses across 700 industries
PayNearMe enables consumers to pay conveniently for a wide range of goods and services from leading companies in ecommerce, direct response and catalog marketing, consumer finance, money transfer and more at a local store, starting with more than 6,000 7-Eleven stores across the United States.
WeatherBill helps people and businesses adapt to climate change. The company’s unique technology platform enables the real-time
pricing and purchasing of customizable weather insurance using proprietary global weather simulation modeling and local weather monitoring systems.
Evolv has developed a call center hiring management solution based on a proprietary selection process that identifies the most qualified candidates, manages the application process, and monitors agent performance. Evolv reduces call center employee turnover and increases agent productivity.
Sand9 is using MEMS technology to engineer a variety of devices. Currently the company is focused on MEMS-based temperature-compensated oscillators with minimal footprint, low cost, and high-frequency stability over a wide temperature range. Applications include clock generation in digital circuits and frequency references for communications including cellular.
Miso is a 2nd screen experience that makes watching TV more fun and social. so lets you check-in to your favorite shows and episodes to unlock fun, virtual badges, earn points, and compare with your friends to see who is the biggest fan! Connect Miso with Facebook and Twitter to automatically and instantly share what you’re watching with your friends. See what other Miso users are watching and check-out the hottest trending shows. You can even edit episodes, media titles and posters, personalize your profile, and more to make your TV watching experience more you!
Zyomed is developing a new generation of stand-off, non-invasive reliable sensors, and microsystems for personal and laboratory-scale medical diagnostics. Advanced signal processing is used in conjunction with tunable, biomodulated MEMS and photonic sensors for amplifying, quantitating, and tracking indirect spectral biomarkers associated with absolute changes in blood or tissue chemistry. Targeted applications include the monitoring of blood-glucose, subcutaneous inflammation and surgical site infections. Patient-centric, spatio-temporal spectral variations are accommodated via a robust self-calibration process. The fully-integrated diagnostic imaging system has an ultra-small footprint enabled by military and space-surveillance grade high-resolution spectroscopy sensors, especially within the non-invasive and minimally exploited mid- and long wavelength infrared as well as the terrahertz spectral regions.
We are developing highly wearable sensor products and services for wellness and medical applications.
Jawbone is committed to creating personal technology products that deliver an unsurpassed user experience. The company’s flagship product, the award-winning Jawbone® Bluetooth headset, first disrupted the industry in 2006 with its military-grade NoiseAssassin®
technology and instantly became recognized as the best Bluetooth headset available. In 2010, Jawbone ICON® becomes the company’s most innovative Jawbone yet; introducing unmatched ease of use, personalization, sound quality, and design into the consumer marketplace.
AliveCor aims to provide medical professionals, patients, and consumers worldwide with mobile-powered devices, data, and analysis to identify, prevent, and manage life-altering diseases from anywhere in the world.
Verifica-BG is developing a hand-held medical spectroscopic device for the in-vivo detection of blood analytes.
Beceem is a leading 4G semiconductor company that develops chipsets and solutions for 4G across all standards.
Passif is developing switch-based wireless transceivers with ultra-low power consumption and a small footprint.
Lookout is a security technology company dedicated to making the post-PC world safer for everyone. We develop software that secures personal devices, protects the BYOD workforce and defends mobile infrastructure and networks.
To address the unique security challenges of the Post-PC era, we take a different approach, tackling security as a data problem. We’ve created the world’s largest mobile data set and combined it with the power of our 40 million users to build a powerful cloud-based protection platform.
Lookout was founded by John Hering, James Burgess and Kevin Mahaffey, three mobile security researchers who met at the University of Southern California. The trio’s early security research led them to conclude that threats to mobile users would grow rapidly.
Cylance, Inc. is a global provider of cybersecurity products and services that is changing the way companies, governments and end users proactively solve the world’s most difficult security problems. Through a holistic security process called Presponse™, a philosophical, practical and cyclical approach to prevention and response, Cylance couples the understanding of a hacker’s mentality with algorithmic intelligence and technology to be truly predictive and preventive against advanced threats. Powered by a global user community and an elite team of security experts, Cylance is solving very large and complex problems simply and elegantly.
Jetpac is a photo app designed
to help you have the travel experience that you are
looking for.
Shop for groceries directly from your phone. We deliver your order to your doorstep within minutes.
Integrating all social networks and communications channels into a single, simple-to-use solution,
Meebo enables users to easily share content and communicate in real time with the people who matter to them.
Vox (formerly known as SB Nation) is one of the country’s largest and fastest growing online publishers. Based in Washington DC, Vox owns and operates sites in distinct vertical categories, consumer technology and sports. The Verge is focused on consumer technology, and marries the industry’s leading editorial team with the most advanced publishing platform to create the premier destination for consumer technology audiences and marketers.
Skybox is changing the way we think about satellites. By focusing on a satellite that is cheap, small, light and fast to build, Skybox is
developing a technology that will open up a new frontier in our ability to look at our planet.
MyLikes encourages social publishers to create endorsements for brands, venues, people, products and services they like.
We thus enable social media publishers (who are the ones who understand their audience the best) to choose and write endorsements in their own voice.