We thrive on collaborating with deep technical teams building visual technology businesses.

Investing in people building visual technologies that leverage computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyze visual data across the full tech stack. Visual data examples: images, videos, thermal, radar, lidar, x-ray’s, ultrasound, MRI, CT scan, 2D, 3D, 4D, 6D and more.

Interesting sectors for us include (but are not limited to):

  • Augmented, Virtual & Mixed Reality

  • Autonomous vehicles

  • Visual search & content analysis

  • Satellite imaging

  • Robotics

  • Medical imaging

  • Imaging enabled commerce

  • Computational imaging

  • Video

  • Mapping

  • Biometrics

  • Smart home

  • Wearables

  • Photonics

  • Security

Founded: April 2012
Geography: North American & European companies with business viability in the U.S.
Stage: $300-500K investments in early stage pre-seed or seed. Lead, co-lead or join syndicates.
Contact: The best way to reach out is via mutual friends, associates or here >.

 

Portfolio:

 
 

UPSKILL

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


 

Clarifai

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.


 

Mapillary 

Overview: Mapillary is a street-level imagery platform, powered by collaboration and computer vision.
Location: Malmo, Sweden & Los Angeles, U.S.
Co-Investors: Sequoia Capital, BMWi, Samsung,  Atomico, NavInfo, Wellington Partners, Playfair Capital, Ooga Labs, Scott Kurnit, Taavet Hinrikus, Naval Ravikant and other Angels.


Unsplash

Overview: Beautiful photography for all.
(Formerly Crew)
Location: Montreal, Canada
Co-Investors: Accomplice,  Real Ventures, iNovia Capital, Boldstart, & Naval Ravikant.


 

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...


Sea Machines

Overview: Autonomous & Remote Command Technology for Marine industries.
Location: Boston, MA, U.S.
Co-Investors:   Accomplice, ENIAC, Toyota AI, LaunchCapital, Geekdom Fund, Techstars, George Cambanis and others.


Carbon Robotics

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.




Ezra

Overview: Ezra’s mission is to enable early cancer detection for everyone by using Artificial Intelligence and the most advanced medical imaging technology available. Ezra’s full-body MRI protocol detects up to 13 cancers in women, 11 in men. It’s fast, accurate, and safe. 
Location: New York City & Toronto
Co-Investors: Accomplice, Founders Future, Credo, Seedcamp, IT-Farm Corp., Esther Dyson, Taavet Hinrikus (Co-founder Transferwise), Alexander Ljung (Founder Soundcloud), Daniel Dines (Founder UiPath)


Voyant Photonics

Overview: Creating the next generation of chip-scale LIDAR.
Location: New York
Co-Investors: Contour Ventures, NEU Venture Capital


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.


Fantasmo

Overview: They are building a decentralized infrastructure for 3D spatial maps. Use cases range across augmented reality, autonomous robotics and IoT .
Location: Los Angeles, CA & Munich, Germany
Co-Investors: TenOneTen Ventures, Freestyle Capital and angels. They won the LDV Vision Summit 2017 startup competition.


 

Newco

Overview: Wearable solutions that provide comprehensive analysis and precise augmentation to enhance human performance and improve quality of life.
Location: San Francisco
Co-Investors: To be announced


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


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.
Acquired:  Spotify acquired.


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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.  
Co-Investors: SoftTech Ventures, NextView Ventures, US Virtus, Seedcamp, 500 Startups, and angels.
Acquired: US Virtus Nutrition


Closed:

 

Lookmark

Overview: Lookmark solves the problem of What To Read by sharing what you and your friends are reading, automatically. It’s like Last.fm for news.
Co-Investors: Naval Ravikant, 500 Startups, Garry Tan, James Hong…


Narrative

Overview: The Narrative Clip is a wearable, automatic camera that lets you enjoy the moments that matter while still documenting them in pictures. Narrative’s image recognition algorithm analyzes the photos and serves the users with their most meaningful moments in a mobile app and web based photo stream.
Co-Investors: Khosla Ventures, True Ventures, Passion Capital, Creandum, Peter Read