Square, Inc. is a financial services, merchant services aggregator and mobile payment company based in San Francisco, California. They believe the economy is better when everyone has access, and when everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. They build easy tools to empower and enrich people. Tools that shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it.
Upside Foods, founded by Dr. Uma Valeti and formerly known as Memphis Meats, is a pioneer in the cell-cultured meat industry. The company most recently announced that its first product to market will be cell-cultured chicken, and that its pilot manufacturing facility is underway.
Zeel is the largest mobile Massage On Demand company, with over 9,000 therapists in 70+ cities. Zeel delivers the best-licensed massage therapists to your home, hotel, workplace, or event. With Zeel, you get everything you want in a massage: quality, convenience, access, value, and security.
Revolutionizing the hotel industry with big data and artificial emotional intelligence. KYC harnesses AEI for hotel industry management that creates individualized experiences for guests in an effort to build brand loyalty.
Future Oceans core mission is the protection of all marine wildlife. They believe that the best rewards are those that make an impact. Future Oceans positively impacts Whale, Dolphin and Porpoise (Cetacean) populations all over the world. When Future Oceans profits, marine wildlife profits.
Matthew Kenney Cuisine is a multifaceted company specializing in plant-based living throughout several unique markets. Kenney has 15 restaurants operating on five continents, with 9 additional restaurants underway. Matthew Kenney is one of the world’s first leading chefs at the forefront of plant-based cuisine, an author of 12 cookbooks, and a culinary educator.
Atlas Obscura is the definitive guide to the world's wondrous and curious places. In an age where everything seems to have been explored, and there is nothing new to be found, Atlas Obscura celebrates a different way of looking at the world. Atlas Obscura is for people who still believe in discovery.
HintBox is the World's first Behavioral A.I. platform to help Americans with their finances. Their platform empowers users to understand their financial habits, correct their biases and improve their investment returns.
Sector: Consumer Tech
Founding Year: 2012
Taste of BLUE is a membership offering luxury travel, perks and exclusive access to elite events. Catering to entrepreneurs, business professionals, and those searching for premier lifestyle services on a global scale.
Truveris brings transparency to the prescription drug ecosystem through data-driven innovation. Truveris’ platform offers customers – from the individual patient to employers to pharmacy benefits stakeholders and manufacturers – the data and insights they need to effectively and efficiently manage the rising costs and market access strategies.
Kin is a New York-based alternative beverage company launched in 2018 by entrepreneur Jennifer Batchelor. Kin’s Euphoric beverages have been heavily lauded in the media for taste, quality, and versatility as an alcohol-free adult beverage. The products are based on lipospheric, nootropic, botanic, and adaptogenic formulas that offer uplifting effects.
Prolacta’s mission is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of the most vulnerable infants through world-class research and innovative products. Prolacta Bioscience is a privately held, life sciences company. They create specialty formulations made from human milk for the nutritional needs of premature infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICU).
Bond Pet Foods Inc. (Bond), a US-based company working with biotechnology to make nutritious, animal-free and protein-rich pet food. Bond was co-founded by CEO Rich Kelleman and CTO Pernilla Audibert in 2017. Employing the same fermentation technology that is used to produce ingredients for cheese making and insulin for diabetics, Bond is adjusting the process to instead harvest high-quality meat proteins like chicken, turkey, beef and fish, but without the animal.
Memebox has found the secret to discovering new makeup & skincare trends. Memebox is a community-based platform connecting beauty lovers from around the world. Memebox helps beauty obsessed users discover cutting-edge beauty products from around the globe.
Moda Operandi is the global destination for luxury fashion, providing bespoke access, brand discovery, and unparalleled curation. In homage to the history of couturiers who showcased their creations in trunks to elite clientele, Moda Operandi is the only online retailer to invite clients to pre-order next season’s looks straight from the runway. And for those who can’t wait, they offer an expertly curated in-season boutique.
The Furahaa Group, a mission-led collection of companies, is comprised of three entities that are B2C and B2B respectively primarily focusing on plant-based supply chain as well as one consumer-facing plant-based arm.
Many of the foods we love, the medicines we need, and the cosmetics we use daily rely on a single ingredient—gelatin. For hundreds of years, humans have scavenged animal scraps to obtain gelatin. Geltor has developed a method to make real gelatin, without the animal.
As the first U.S. Bitcoin investment firm, Pantera Capital is the leading blockchain investment firm and one of the largest institutional owners of cryptocurrencies. Exclusively focused on investing in blockchain technologies, the Pantera team is experienced in both traditional finance and emergent blockchain technology. Having strong relationships with some of the most promising entrepreneurs and other top investors in the space, Pantera is fulfilling its strategic investment philosophy by building a diversified portfolio and bringing industry-specific value-add resources to its portfolio companies.
An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Ordered online and delivered in a box, the pressure-relieving memory foam and a breathable, springy layer come together to create a perfect sleep surface and a perfect buying experience.
Frontier Car Group (FCG) builds and runs marketplaces focused on the auto sector in emerging markets. The goal of FCG is to increase efficiency in these markets through technology and infrastructure creation.
PROOF is an access strategy, only making investments in companies which are fast-growing, already successful category leaders in financing rounds that are led by top venture capital funds. These hard-to-access investments are sourced through a network of 35 micro-VC and small early stage venture funds across the US. PROOF is able to invest in these highly competitive financing rounds because of a network of VCs who have the pro rata right to invest, but are unable to fund their full pro rata percentage. By sharing economics with them, PROOF creates aligned incentives and achieves unparalleled access to the best venture-backed companies.
Casetext has grown into one of the most popular resources in the legal community. Casetext pairs free legal research and publishing so you can search state and federal cases, statutes, and regulations, for free, annotated by insights from the country’s leading attorneys, law firms, and academics.
Zipline is a next-generation logistics company. A Zip is a small UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) designed with a high level of safety, to revolutionize rural healthcare by carrying vaccines, medicine, or blood to low access areas. A fleet of Zips is able to provide a population of millions. No roads, no problems.
The Signifyd standalone risk and guaranteed fraud-prevention platform assists customer service agents who review e-commerce transactions for fraud, providing a 100% financial guarantee against fraud or chargebacks on every approved order.
Clutter is a tech-enabled storage company that lets you store extra stuff without actually leaving your house. With Clutter, all your stored items are ready to view online, and getting them out of storage is as easy as ordering a pizza.
Two Six Labs pushes the boundaries of the possible to protect the future. They design innovative solutions to complex challenges in cyber security, advanced analytics, and tactical mobility. Two Six Labs empowers customers’ critical missions, expanding operational capabilities and bringing new technologies to market.
Ro is a healthcare technology company with a mission to provide personalized healthcare to everyone on the planet. Ro has three end-to-end verticals: Rory (women’s health), Roman (men’s health), and Zero (fighting addiction).
TurtleTree, a biotech company using cell-based technology to create sustainable food and dairy, aims to one day provide millions access to its sustainable, reliable and higher quality dairy and infant nutrition products.
BlueNalu’s mission is to be the global leader in cellular aquaculture, providing consumers with great tasting seafood products that are healthy for people, humane for sea life, and sustainable for our planet.
Sector: Immersive tech
Founding Year: 2017
Founded in 2017, the 360VUZ teleporter mobile app has been adopted in more than 25 countries and leverages immersive media such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and extended reality (XR) to disrupt the telecommunications market.
Kenota Health develops next-generation rapid point-of-care system intended to be used for allergy testing in humans. Kenota's diagnostic tools are safe, simple, and offer a cheaper alternative to allergy testing using a thorough non-invasive technology, enabling physicians to improve patient outcomes.
Veggie Grill is the largest, most influential vegan and vegetarian restaurant company in the United States, created by T.K. Pillan, Kevin Boylan, and co-founder Ray White. Based in Santa Monica, the company has won several consumer and business awards.
Back to the Roots, founded by Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora, has evolved from urban mushroom farming to a thriving business on a mission to undo food and reconnect families to it through fun, innovative, and delicious Ready to Grow and Ready to Eat products. The company most recently expanded its range through a new organic seed line and a new line of environmentally-conscious peat-free soil products.
Carbix transforms atmospheric carbon dioxide into carbonates to build industrial products. Its novel bioreactor takes enriched CO2 from power and cement plants and in just hours converts it into cement and aggregates for the $900 billion construction industry, and home and yard goods for consumers looking to support the environment with their purchasing power.
Ampaire is revolutionizing aviation with electric power. The company flight plan ‘for Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond’ allows Ampaire to deliver electrified aircraft to airlines, manufacturers, and other customers far sooner. In doing so, the company gains essential experience toward the development of clean-sheet aircraft designs, leveraging technological advances, and following the fastest, most reliable path to industry adoption. Ampaire was acquired by Surf Air Mobility in 2021.
Odeko builds mobile ordering and supply chain management software for coffee shops and cafés, with nightly delivery and restocking of cafe essentials. Okedo helps small businesses increase revenue, lower expenses, and reduce environmental footprint.
OnePointOne (OPO) is a developer of an automated indoor farming platform that supplies fresh food and technology to retail and beyond. It automates the vertical farming process to fill the globally widening gap between supply and demand for fresh produce. With a sophisticated, proprietary, and competitively-distinct combination of plant science, robotics, farming, and machine learning technologies, OPO’s automated farming platform will support the cultivation requirements of dozens of industries.
Kueski is the largest online consumer lender in Mexico, providing financial services for users who are ineligible for traditional bank loans. Due to its technology and data analysis criteria, the company has positioned itself as a market leader.