While all parts of what we do are fun and exciting — from growing our network of contacts to meeting tons of passionate entrepreneurs — being an invested part of the businesses we see the most promise in is a privilege in so many ways. Ultimately, we invest not only in a business idea/model, but in the people behind it.
GREENLANCER ENERGY is a web-based engineering company that designs green energy systems, in the CLOUD. The unique business model leverages the use of cutting edge technology, the Internet, and powerful collaboration strategies. The results have made green energy engineering support very quick, easy, affordable and accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world.
2014, Series A
ARE YOU A HUMAN is focused on identifying whether Internet activity is being done by human beings instead of bots programmed to do a person’s bidding — stopping bots in their tracks while ridding the frustration presented by CAPTCHA. The company game-ifies the desire to skip online advertisements while increasing brand engagement, favorability, and recall.
2014, Series A
CRIBSPOT is an online housing marketplace that simplifies the college rental process by aggregating thousands of listings from property manager websites, public records, and hundreds of other rental sites. The company focuses first on building an unrivaled supply to organically generate demand among student renters and draw property managers to use the platform. In addition to showing more listings than any other player in the college housing market, the platform adds context in the form of user reviews, neighborhood guides, and other crowdsourced local knowledge.
2014, Series A
VALETANYWHERE is a mobile, on-demand valet service that lets any city driver valet park anywhere in the city. Rather than a traditional valet service offering, their valet stand is on your smartphone. So go ahead, valet park anywhere in the city (even in front of a fire hydrant).
NUMEROUS is the best way to follow and share life’s most important numbers. The world is increasingly instrumented. Life is increasingly quantified. And attention is increasingly scarce. This beautiful solution puts the numbers that matter most in the palm of your hand.
37COINS is committed to making Bitcoin easy, secure to use, and accessible to everyone. With a global focus on social equity, the company has developed down-teched, secure, scalable solutions that are as appropriate for emerging economies as they are for developed ones. Its SMSwallet product allows anyone to send and receive bitcoin anywhere in the world via SMS — no Internet or smartphone required.
LIFELINE RESPONSE has pioneered mobile safety, preventing countless assaults through the development of a global platform utilizing smartphones. The technology provides the missing link in the emergency services architecture, giving users a direct connection to emergency help through the default function within the app.
LifeLine Response has recently introduced a global solution for corporations that will offer actionable data, including trending analysis, heat mapping, and algorithm-based intelligence that will provide predictive, analytical techniques to law enforcement to identify potential criminal activity or areas of significant risk based on this real-time intel.
Press and media include:
- The Today Show
- Daily Herald
- The Rachel Ray Show
- Kansas City Business Journal
- The Huffington Post
SECURE ASSET EXCHANGE (SAE) is an online smart contracts creator, with an initial focus on “Smart Contracts for real-time revenue sharing,” which automatically disburse any digital revenue stream directly to a Smart Contract holder using the BTC and NXT blockchains. Smart Contract ownership can also be traded on https://trade.secureae.com/, with the new owner receiving X revenue for Y ownership. Investors receive a return-generating asset they can resell in a liquid market and the content site receives direct investment from motivated investors who have their returns linked directly to hourly/daily revenue.
BLOCKCYPHER runs the Bitcoin and Litecoin Main and Test block chains as well as the Uro block chain and allows complicated tasks, such as multisig, to be accomplished in a few lines of code. Build block chain applications easily with its web APIs and callbacks. Run them reliably on Blockcypher’s cloud-optimized platform. High throughputs, linear scaling, low-latency. Over 99.99% up time. No single point of failure.
VizeraLabs’ brings us Vizera, a smart projection device that performs accurate projections onto physical objects. The company’s initial application of this technology is fabric simulation for furniture stores. Looking beyond furniture retail, the 3D-mapping technology holds promise for other retailers—such as wallpaper and paint, auto showrooms, and clothing. Extension opportunities into other verticals include healthcare, interior design, interior design, and construction.
ChangeTip is the new way to tip someone in seconds — using Bitcoin. When the “Like” button just isn’t enough, you can “Love” something using ChangeTip. Simply mention @changetip and an amount and they’ll take care of the rest. You can tip people quickly and easily over social media like Twitter and YouTube or the web at large. ChangeTip also allows you to get creative with tipping — using standard currency amounts or the use of “monikers” to denote an amount of money — such as “a beer,” “2 coffees,” or “5 donuts.” Monikers make the online tipping experience fun!