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: $450K investments in early stage pre-seed or seed as a lead or co-lead.  

Contact: The best way to reach out is via mutual friends, associates or here >.

 

Portfolio:

 

 UPSKILL (formerly APX-Labs)

Overview: Enterprise software platform for Smart Glasses  
Location: Washington DC & San Francisco, U.S.
Co-Investors: NEA, Boeing, GE Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Work-Bench, and Angels.

 

Clarifai

Overview: Clarifai is pushing the limits of practical artificial intelligence. 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.

 

Mapillary 

Overview: Crowdsourced Streetview leveraging advanced computer vision.
Location: Malmo, Sweden & Los Angeles, U.S.
Co-Investors: Atomico, Sequoia CapitalWellington Partners, Playfair Capital, Ooga Labs, Scott Kurnit, Taavet Hinrikus, Naval Ravikant and other Angels.

 
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Mediachain Labs

Overview: Mediachain automatically connects media to its creator and information about it leveraging the blockchain. 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Co-Investors: Union Square Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, RRE Ventures, Alexis Ohanian and other angels.

 

Unsplash

Overview: Beautiful photography for all.
[Formerly Crew: The Agency of the future. A freelancer marketplace to connect mobile and web developers with projects that fit their skill set.]
Location: Montreal, Canada
Co-Investors: Accomplice, Atlas Venture, Real Ventures, iNovia Capital, Boldstart, & Naval Ravikant.

 
 
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TVision Insights 

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.

 

Camio

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...

 
 

ShopPad

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.

 

Acquired:

 

Geniachip

Overview: Genia's mission is to make genetic information universally available. Genia's integrated circuits built on standard CMOS process technology enable massively parallel single-molecule DNA sequencing.  
Location: San Francisco, U.S.
Acquired: $350M by Roche June 2014

 
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Farmeron

Overview: Farmeron brings farm records online and boosts farming results with actionable metrics and suggestions.  
Location: Croatia & San Francisco, U.S.  
Acquired: US Virtus Nutrition