Investing in people around the world who leverage technology to entertain, increase efficiency, and solve problems.
Founded: April 2012
Sectors: Visual Technologies which typically leverage computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence across the full tech stack for businesses or consumers.
Especially deep technical teams in sectors such as augmented reality, virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, visual search, artificial intelligence, medical imaging, imaging enabled commerce, computer vision, content analytics, computational imaging, publishing, satellite imaging, distribution, video monetization, biometrics, anything with an imaging sensor, robotic imaging, hands free cameras, visual sharing and much more.
Geography: North American & European companies with business viability in the U.S.
Stage: $300-450K investments in early stage pre-seed or seed. Lead or co-lead.
Contact: The best way to reach out is via mutual friends, associates or here >.
Overview: Clarifai is an artificial intelligence company that excels in visual recognition, solving real-world problems for businesses and developers alike. Their image recognition systems held the top 5 spots for classifying objects in images at ImageNet 2013.
Location: NYC, U.S.
Co-Investors: Menlo Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Lux Capital, Google Ventures, Nvidia, Qualcomm Ventures, Jan Erik Solem, NYU and Angels.
Overview: Mapillary is a street-level imagery platform, powered by collaboration and computer vision.
Location: Malmo, Sweden & Los Angeles, U.S.
Co-Investors: Atomico, Sequoia Capital, Wellington Partners, Playfair Capital, Ooga Labs, Scott Kurnit, Taavet Hinrikus, Naval Ravikant and other Angels.
Overview: Audience insights leveraging cameras and computer vision to deliver individual viewing engagement.
Location: Cambridge, MA & New York City
Co-Investors: Accomplice, Golden Venture Partners, Jump Capital, ITOCHU Technology Ventures, and others.
Overview: Smart cloud-based video monitoring for your IP-connected cameras.
Location: San Mateo, California , U.S.
Co-Investors: Freestyle Capital, Greylock Partners, BoxGroup, Marissa Mayer, Brian McClendon, Mark Goldstein, Jan Erik Solem...
Overview: The next wave of intelligent automation. An affordable robotic arm with a development platform that makes working with robots iPhone-easy.
Location: San Francisco, CA.
Co-Investors: Freestyle Capital, Techstars, Mesh Ventures and others. They won the LDV Vision Summit 2016 startup competition.
Overview: ShopPad is an e-commerce platform that turns retailers’ desktop websites into tablet-optimized experiences.
Location: Oakland, CA, U.S.
Co-Investors: Allen Morgan, Oren Michels, Scott Rafer, and more Angels.