Building on our operational background, we’re quite tightly focused on both fintech and engineering infrastructure, and on teams turning their deep technology roots into strong product moats to advance those industries.
4D Sight creates virtual billboards for e-sports leagues. Audiences see ads, gamers do not. As such, the company acts as a stream monetization platform for e-sports and streamers. The company’s technology inserts ads into the game environment in real-time but doesn’t require any integration with the game engine, and doesn’t interfere with gamers’ experience either.
Alectio is the first Data Prep Ops platform built for machine learning. Alectio uses active learning, reinforcement learning, and meta-learning and generative models, to identify the right training data to increase machine learning model performance while reducing model training cost.
Jennifer is the founder and CEO of Alectio. A data science leader and a data strategist, she takes great pleasure in envisioning the future of data science. She is particularly skilled in growing and managing early-stage data teams, and is highly comfortable managing hybrid teams, including product managers, data scientists, data analysts and engineers across the board.
Amplify helps people build wealth through life insurance. We offer customers direct access to life insurance products where they can invest tax-free through their life insurance and access it for anything they wish, while still protecting their families. We've built an intelligent customer journey with frictionless policy customization, efficient policy approval, and seamless ability to manage and access your savings and investments and coverage details in your life insurance policy all in one place. Amplify is the first D2C platform tackling the $70B permanent life insurance industry. Founded by serial entrepreneurs with industry and technology expertise, Amplify has submitted multiple 7 figures of premium volume and worked with thousands of customers.
Hanna is the co-founder and CEO of Amplify. She comes from deep family roots in life insurance- her parents were life insurance agents for decades. She first felt the benefit of life insurance when she was given a policy that her parents started for her after college, of which she was able to withdraw funds from to start her first business- a financial planning agency. There, she and her team placed over $2B of life insurance coverage in-force, most of which was life insurance savings and investment products. Seeing that most of her young customers had no knowledge of life insurance investment products, a product traditionally used by the wealthy 1%, she started Amplify with the mission of democratizing access to life insurance investment products and helping customers build wealth through life insurance.
Qiyun is the co-founder and President of Amplify. She started her career in venture capital and found her passion for early stage software startups that make an impact on how we work and live. Perplexed by the convoluted experience of purchasing a universal life insurance policy as a millennial consumer, she started Amplify with the goal of building life insurance products and experiences for the modern era. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard Business School.
Antheia is a synthetic biology platform for drug research and manufacturing.
Christina is the co-founder and CEO at Antheia. She is a pioneer, with over 20 years of experience, in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering. As Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, her laboratory led the breakthrough research to engineer baker’s yeast to produce valuable plant-based medicines. She has won numerous awards, including the Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator, NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, Nature’s 10, World Technology Network Award in Biotechnology, and TR35 Award.
Anzen is a leading provider of management liability insurance, combining comprehensive insurance and proactive operations tools to help businesses identify and mitigate management risks.
Max Bruner is the co-founder and CEO of Anzen. Previously he was the founder and CEO of Mavrx (acquired in 2018), the COO and Managing Partner at Cold Pressed Labs and was a adviser in several insurance companies.
Atomic is a personalized investment management service API that allows companies to offer their end-users a disciplined way to invest with them.
David is the co-founder and CEO at Atomic Invest. He earned his BSc. and MSc. from Stanford University in a combination of Chemical Engineering and Computer Science (AI focus). He served as a quantitative analyst at Makena Capital, a global investment firm managing approximately $19 billion for endowment and taxable investors, and as quant at Evidence Based Portfolio Management, one of the DACH region’s leading family offices. David is very passionate about the application of Artificial Intelligence in real-time decision making.
Bison Trails is the easiest way to run infrastructure on multiple blockchains, offering a premier multi-cloud, geographically distributed platform. Bison Trails’ mission is to help the entire blockchain ecosystem flourish by providing robust infrastructure.
Joe is the co-founder and CEO at Bison Trails, a leading blockchain infrastructure company helping democratize access to blockchain networks. A serial entrepreneur and angel investor in New York City, Joe is also the founder and CEO of Ambush Labs and a partner at Ambush Capital. Joe was previously a Senior Director and on the leadership team at Etsy, where he was the Business Head for Etsy's Innovation Group. Prior to Etsy, Joe was the co-founder of Grand St., an online marketplace for creative technology, acquired by Etsy in 2014.
Aaron is the co-founder and CTO of Bison Trails. He is also a co-founder of PanoMoments. Previously, he was a co-founder & chief technology officer of Grand St.
Bubble is a no-code software development platform that empowers people without programming skills to design, develop, and launch their own applications, tech products, or tools for solving their business problems.
Emmanuel Straschnov is the co-founder of Bubble. Born in Paris, he studied computer science and mathematics at Ecole Polytechnique and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is committed to breaking the economic limits of technology and devising solutions that enable innovation and product development without coding software.
Joshua Haas is the co-founder and lead engineer of Bubble. After studying at Harvard, he worked for Bridgewater Associates, an asset management firm; and then founded a company called KeywordSmart, a platform to help photographers organize their photo libraries.
Canva is a simple-to-use online design and publishing platform that allows everyone to create professional quality designs.
Melanie is the co-founder and CEO at Canva, an innovative online design and publishing tool. As CEO, she raised one of Australia’s largest early stage investment rounds. Canva has been growing rapidly since its launch in August 2013 and is now empowering millions of people from every corner of the globe to create great designs and reach their goals, whether that's landing a job with a stylish resume, getting their business off the ground by creating great marketing materials or connecting with their community by designing great social media graphics.
Cliff is the co-founder and COO at Canva, founded with Melanie in 2013. Cliff helped to build the company into the largest school yearbook company in Australia, then expanding it internationally. Since its inception, Canva has grown to have more than 10 million users in 179 countries and a team of more than 150 people across two offices. With Melanie, he has raised over $US 42 million in funding from top US and Australian investors such as Matrix Partners, Felicis Ventures & Blackbird alongside Hollywood celebrities Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson.
Cameron is the co-founder and CPO at Canva. He leads the design and product teams there, focusing on future product directions and innovative experiences. Cameron started his own design agency before working with Lars and Jens Rasmussen — co-founders of Google Maps — to realise the design vision for their groundbreaking communication tool, Google Wave. He then founded an ambitious email startup with two other Google alumni before meeting Melanie Perkins & Cliff Obrecht, and deciding to help them build the beginnings of Canva.
Coherence makes development teams productive by offering them a vertically integrated toolkit for best practice workflows that make deploying their software orders of magnitude easier.
Zan is the co-founder and President of Coherence. He previously worked as a Senior Sales Director at Braze, an Enterprise AE at Percolate and a Senior AE at Salesforce.
Zachary is the co-founder and CEO of Coherence. He is also a consulting CTO at quip. and previously worked as the CTO of Maven Clinic and a Product Management Director at Percolate where he met his co-founder Zan.
Companion is an automatic dog-training software that trains dogs using machine learning, robotics, computer vision, and reward-based training.
John is the co-founder and CEO at Companion, founded in 2017. With the belief that technology could make a lasting, positive impact on the human-animal bond, John has held a variety of roles in strategy, product, and business development at Google [X], Bain & Company, and multiple early stage technology startups, and is currently dedicated to leading and growing Companion's team.
Datakin is an end-to-end DataOps solution for savvy data engineers and data scientists working in complex tech environments. It automatically discovers and traces relationships between datasets as they change over time, so that teams have the transparency and tools they need to quickly resolve issues or prevent them from happening. c
Educative is a provider of interactive courses for software developers. They are changing how developers continue their education and stay relevant by providing pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level.
Fieldwire is an end-to-end jobsite software solution for the construction industry. With its intuitive mobile application, Fieldwire connects the entire project team enabling real-time information sharing.
Yves is the co-founder and CEO of Fieldwire, a field management platform powering more than 200,000 construction projects around the world. He holds a MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a MS from Ecole Polytechnique.
Yves and Javed are the co-founders and COOs of Fieldwire, realizing the idea while working together for French computer game developer, Ubisoft. Companies were developing construction software for offices, but nobody was focusing on the workers in the field. As the co-founders discovered the physical gap between field workers and office staff, they created an app that helps users manage different elements of a project, allowing them to view drawings, track progress, record mark-up costs, have conversations and share documents on a single platform.
Firefly is a digital media platform for taxis and rideshares. Building the first mobility based Smart Screens - Smart Cities advertising and data platform that utilizes the ride share and gig economy for distribution.
Kaan is the co-founder and CEO at Firefly, a global startup that operates a first-of-its-kind network of situationally aware digital smart screens mounted to existing rideshare vehicles. Gunay has a deep interest in data analytics, smart-city initiatives, and innovation. Kaan has been a fellow at Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Kaan holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University.
Jeeves is building an international fintech infrastructure from scratch which includes a global switching layer across countries and the ability to run companies' spend, corporate cards, non card and cross border payment.
Dileep Thazhmon is the co-founder and CEO of Jeeves. Previously he was the co-founder and COO of Jeeng/PowerInbox for 8 years. He also worked in the Product team at PayPal and as a M&A consultant at Deloitte.
Kickpay is an intelligent finance platform for businesses. It transforms how hardware companies finance their inventory. By leveraging client's data, it enables them to access financing that was previously unavailable.
Andrew is the co-founder and CEO at Kickpay, which is focused on improving cash-flow for SMBs. Prior to Kickpay, Andrew was Director of Business Development at Heyzapand went on to invent a defense technology for allied troops in war zones which won the Biggart Baillie Innovation Award and Shell Livewire Grand Idea. He also became the youngest ever winner of the Royal Academy of Engineering's prestigious Global Research Award. Andrew has written articles on high growth business for many highly respected journals in the field.
Sean is the co-founder and CTO at Kickpay. Sean started at Kickpay in September of 2014.
MindKick is a mobile gaming company operating a social, competitive gaming platform. The company’s first app, BrainBuzz, offers its players over 60 unique bite-size games.
Oded is the co-founder and CEO at MindKick, an innovative mobile games company focused on the intersection of competition, creativity, and bite-sized entertainment. Oded is an entrepreneur, operator, investor, and advisor with a career spanning 20+ years in the consumer media and advertising technology, and a board member at VidCrunch and NovoRoll.
Nirvana tackles the vexing complexities surrounding billing and claims management for mental health practices.
Akshay Venkitasubramanian is the co-founder and CEO of Nirvana Health. Previsouly he was a Senior Account Manager at Mount Sinai Health System and an advisor to healthcare founders. He aslo worked as a Consultant at Deloitte.
Kelvin Chan is the co-founder, President and CPO of Nirvana Health. Previously he was a Product Management Director at Enigma and a consultant at IQVIA.
Nivelo is a threat-detection system, strengthening the security layer for digital payments. They build developer tools to help businesses verify senders have money they claim to have and that receivers are who they claim to be.
Eli is the co-founder and CEO at Nivelo. Nivelo provides digital payment security infrastructure for businesses. Eli is an experienced leader with a decade-long experience developing detection tools for financial crime and risk, with a focus on anti-money laundering, sanctions screening and fraud detection applications at the transaction level with the use of emerging technologies such as distributed ledger and artificial intelligence.
Okay is a company building dashboards for engineering leaders to manage high-performing teams.
Antoine is the co-founder and CEO of Okay, which helps other engineering leaders lead high-performing teams. He built and led engineering teams of 50+ people going through rapid growth, in startups and public companies.
Peachy is a digital solution that makes it easier for patients to pay medical bills while improving their credit, straight from their phone.
Lex Oiler is the co-founder and CEO of Peachy. Previsouly Lex has worked as an independant Senior Product Designer for almost 9 years.
PJ Santoro is the co-founder and CTO of Peachy. Previsouly PJ was a Senior Vice President at Hart, where he grew the company from 0 to $20m revenue; and a Senior Software Engineer at SRA International for 8 years.
People.ai delivers the industry’s leading ROI platform. It transforms business activity data into recommendations that increase the impact of Sales, Marketing, and Operations.
Oleg is the cofounder and CEO and at People.ai. Previously, he helped start and scale three AI/machine learning companies, two of which, including Oleg's own Semantria, were subsequently acquired. He has a strong interest in data science, machine learning, and NLP.
ProdPerfect is an autonomous regression testing solution. It improves QA testing coverage and deployment rate by automating the development of end to end tests for web applications.
Dan is the co-founder and CEO at ProdPerfect, where he fixes the web by analyzing live user traffic to automate QA engineering. Before founding ProdPerfect, Dan was director of engineering at WeSpire, making enterprise employee engagement software. Previously, he ran engineering for a number of startups and was a software performance consultant to Fortune 500 companies at Avanade.
Erik is the co-founder and chief revenue officer at ProdPerfect, where he oversees revenue and growth. Having initially studied mechanical engineering and political science at MIT, Erik transitioned from a consulting role with Stroud International to an operations and sales executive position in the startup HelmetHub before co-founding ProdPerfect in 2018. Erik's ambition is to use artificial intelligence to help large organizations and societies consistently identify truth from falsehood, and make better fact-based decisions.
Shortcut is a collaborative project management platform that streamlines and refines existing workflows.
Kurt is the co-founder & CEO at Clubhouse.io. He drives the company’s vision of making work more enjoyable for software teams around the world.
Andrew is the co-founder and CDO at Clubhouse.io, responsible for providing product design direction. Andrew has has previously worked as head of front-end engineering at Intent.
Teampay is a spend management platform that enables companies to request, approve, and track expenditures in real-time.
Andrew Hoag is the CEO of TeamPay. He's a builder of products, teams and companies. Based in New York, with networks in Silicon Valley, Berlin and London. He's an entrepreneurial leader who enjoys creating things from scratch, but has also led product lines with $60MM+ in revenue and can still write a line of code once in a while. He has consulted with companies in Germany on marketing, fundraising, digital strategy, and product roadmap. Clients have included corporates like Axel Springer and E·ON, and startups like riskmethods, Resolution Foundry, and Qwant. Previously, he founded urbantag in 2011 to tackle the trillion-dollar online-to-offline commerce market. Urbantag was born out of innovation at Black Drumm, where he won an fbFund award and launched several products enabling marketers to reach more customers through social media and word-of-mouth channels. Urbantag (neé Black Drumm) exited in October 2012. Prior to this, he co-founded two startups as CTO and COO, and has been an angel investor and advisor to several others, helping them raise venture capital and with product strategy.
TradeUp is a student financing platform, funding students through trade school, with a better alternative than private loans. With income-share agreements, students will only pay if they can afford to, and they never pay more than a set amount, building protections into their funding.
Eric is the co-founder and CEO for TradeUp and is a repeat founder and a researcher. Previously, Eric was the CEO of Hexis. He received his Bachelor's from UT Austin with a triple-major in Mechanical Engineering, Biochemistry, and Neuroscience Scholars.
Treasure Data is a global leader in Customer Data Platforms (CDP) and enterprise data management. Providing the ability to aggregate and translate massive volumes of scattered and siloed data.
Hiro is the founding CEO of Treasure Data, a SaaS company focussed on CDP (Customer Data Platform). His vision of delivering data warehousing as a cloud-based service drives all aspects of the company’s service and business development. Hiro is a long-time open source advocate, and at Red Hat was a catalyst in bringing together open source innovation and enterprise computing.
User Interviews is a user research platform which helps teams discover and embrace user insights by solving the biggest pain points in user research.
Basel is the co-founder and CEO of User Interviews. A repeat founder who graduated from Duke and Harvard university, Basel previously worked at the Lean Startup Circle, one of the largest ongoing startup meetups in Boston. He helped bring the Boston startup community together to maintain their lead in innovation, providing members with pragmatic guidance on how to run their startups and fostering connections between like-minded entrepreneurs.