We back visionary companies that are changing the way we live, work, and play.
Appear Here is the leading marketplace to lease short-term retail space. Their online marketplace connects thousands of brands such as Microsoft, Sony, Google, Marc Jacobs, Moleskin, Jamie Oliver and American Apparel to short-term rental retail space in both the US and the UK.
Aquicore is a commercial real estate operations platform with features that enable portfolio managers to optimize the performance of their assets, identify leaders and laggards in their portfolios, standardize business processes, and drive building team engagement and accountability. The addition of Entic allows customers to receive prescriptive HVAC recommendations that help them run their most valuable assets at optimal performance. Both solutions use data science and machine learning to deliver intelligent optimizations that streamline operations portfolio-wide, and provide a single platform from which all stakeholders can monitor and improve asset performance.
HQ City: Washington, D.C.
Year Founded: 2012
b8ta, a software-powered retailer designed to make physical retail accessible for all, was founded in 2015 by Nest alums Vibhu Norby (CEO), William Mintun (COO), and Phillip Raub (CMO). b8ta helps people discover, try, and buy new tech products while empowering makers with a simple retail-as-a-service model that puts them in control. b8ta has locations in Palo Alto, Santa Monica, and Seattle.
HQ City: Palo Alto, CA
Year Founded: 2015
Blend is a Silicon Valley technology company transforming the multi-trillion dollar home mortgage industry. Blend's technology delivers speed and efficiency to lenders, so they can serve the modern borrower and safely navigate the industry's changing rules and regulations.
Blueprint Power unlocks new revenue for real-estate owners by transforming their buildings into power plants and connecting them to new energy markets and customers. Blueprint Power’s suite of data-driven, machine-learning tools automate the management, aggregation, orchestration, and market transactions of energy assets across our clients' entire portfolios.
Founded in 2013, ClassPass is a monthly membership service providing access to the world’s largest network of boutique fitness studios and gyms. With tens of thousands of classes available at over 8,500 locations worldwide, ClassPass makes working out more engaging, accessible, and affordable, giving members unprecedented choice and flexibility by offering a diversity of options, including cycling, Pilates, yoga, boot camp, strength training, dance, and more.
HQ City: New York, NY
Year Founded: 2013
Clutter picks up, stores, and brings back your physical belongings at the click of a button. Clutter’s innovative supply chain offers consumers 10x more convenience at price parity with the incumbents, disrupting a $27 billion per year self-storage industry. By offering an online inventory of everything users have in storage, convenient pick up of these items, and on-demand return of items in storage, Clutter helps its customers live a simpler, more organized life.
HQ City: Los Angeles, CA
Year Founded: 2013
Convene is the fastest-growing network of full-service, tech-enabled meeting, event, and flexible workspaces. Founded in 2009, we have locations in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Chicago (coming soon). Convene is currently partnering with the world’s most prominent property owners to address the increased demand from enterprise companies for highly amenitized, flexible-term meeting and workspace solutions. With the recent round of Series D funding, we’re planning to increase our footprint globally, expand our service offerings, and launch a new workplace technology platform.
Eden's mission is to create a better place to work, for everyone. Our services span all needs of the workplace – from office cleaning and handymen to IT support and office moves. Each Eden client has a dedicated account lead to ensure an insanely great experience. Eden is venture-backed from some of the best institutional and angel investors in Silicon Valley, including Fifth Wall Ventures, Y Combinator, SV Angel, Redpoint Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Canvas Ventures, Index Ventures, Comcast Ventures, ENIAC, Maven Ventures, Slow Ventures, and many more. Eden launched its office management platform in October 2015.
Foxtrot is the next generation corner store - curating your city's best craft beer, wine, spirits, fresh eats, gifts and everyday essentials - and delivering it all to your door in 60 minutes via our neighborhood shops. With a swift mobile app and web store paired with beautifully designed retail spaces, Foxtrot is building an exciting brand that's both digitally native and rooted in a highly engaging retail experience.
Harbor is the first blockchain technology company addressing the regulatory challenges of trading private securities on blockchains, including Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and secondary trades. Assets including real estate funds, private REITs, land, and building ownership can benefit greatly from the improved efficiency, transparency, liquidity and fractional ownership possibilities of blockchain. Harbor’s protocol makes it easy for issuers to tokenize real estate assets while enforcing the rules and regulations governing private securities real estate assets.
Industrious is a premium workplace platform, blending five-star service and stunning design to provide an unparalleled workplace experience for established companies and enterprises of every size and stage. Outsourcing workplace solutions to Industrious gives companies and enterprises a better, more flexible office space than they can create and manage on their own. At the same time, our partnerships with landlords and real estate firms have proven to increase property values and overall building profitability. At Industrious, we make people excited and proud to go to work every day by enabling businesses of all sizes to offer their employees a welcoming, high-quality and productive workplace.
Interior Define is a pioneering digitally-native and vertically-integrated furniture brand, offering the most compelling and in-depth custom furniture experience in the middle of the market. I/D’s unique, made-to-order production approach enables customization across configuration, size, cushion fill, leg style, and fabric and leather upholstery. I/D's Design Specialists assist customers whether they're shopping online or off, and every order comes with free white glove delivery and a 365-day return policy.
Lime is revolutionizing mobility in cities and campuses by empowering residents with a greener, more efficient, and affordable transportation option that also improves urban sustainability. By partnering with local key stakeholders and systematically deploying a fleet of smart-bikes that are enabled with GPS, wireless technology, and self-activating locks, Lime will dramatically improve urban mobility by making the first and last mile faster, cheaper, and healthier for riders. LimeBike is based in San Mateo, CA.
Loggi is a Brazil-based urban logistics company whose platform matches couriers to shippers. Loggi's technology streamlines your day-to-day life by delivering transparent pricing, automatic payment, and real-time tracking of your delivery with trusted, carefully selected, trained messengers.
Lyric designs & manages premium short-term rental properties, which combine the spaciousness of an apartment, the amenities of a 4-star hotel, the productivity of your favorite work space, and the creative inspiration of an artistic studio.
Powering everything Lyric does is a proprietary software & data platform designed to inform every aspect of operations - from location selection to inventory design, revenue management to personalized guest experiences.
Madison Reed is a beauty company revolutionizing the way women color their hair. Founded in 2013, Madison Reed started with a simple mission: to create a luxurious prestige hair color made with ingredients you can feel good about. Madison Reed’s conditioning, multi-tonal formula is crafted without ammonia, parabens, resorcinol, PPD, phthalates, and gluten, and the entire line is enriched with argan oil, keratin, and ginseng root to protect and pamper hair. Madison Reed products can be found online through select retailers including Sephora and Ulta Beauty. For fast, fabulous color applied by a professional, visit Madison Reed Color Bars opening nationwide.
Notarize is the first online notary platform - enabling anyone to legally notarize a document from their iPhone or computer 24x7. With apps for consumers and business, Notarize helps contractors get paid faster, families travel, expats manager their life at home, and countless other industries bring key workflows into the digital age.
HQ City: Boston, MA
Year Founded: 2015
One American Mortgage
One American Mortgage (formerly known as Ethos) is building next-generation technology to transform the entire loan process. The platform leverages a collection of re-usable components to create a self-service, exception management system, making efficient use of technology resources that, in turn, deliver efficiency to the business operations, enabling them to deliver the best possible price to brokers and borrowers.
Opendoor's mission is to simplify life’s most important transaction, making it easy and instant to buy and sell a home. For home sellers, Opendoor transforms the current selling process of listing, showings, and months of uncertainty and makes selling a home a few clicks online. For home buyers, Opendoor has built a self-service, on-demand home shopping experience that enables buyers to purchase their dream home on their schedule. Opendoor provides a new experience for buyers and sellers that removes all the hassle, risk, and uncertainty from the transaction.
HQ City: San Francisco, CA
Year Founded: 2014
Shipwell is the first truly connected shipping platform that makes it possible for any business to ship like Amazon. By integrating directly with carriers covering hundreds of thousands of trucks, they provide real-time quoting, dispatch, and tracking so that customers get faster shipping with better visibility at competitive prices.
States Title is building a groundbreaking analytics-driven solution to one of the biggest time and cost problems endured by banks and borrowers in the home mortgage process: title insurance. Driven by the frustration of homeowners and mortgage originators all over the country, the company has identified a proprietary technology platform that will help reduce mortgage closure time (and associated cost) by upwards of 30%. States Title’s initial focus is an existing ~$15 billion market in the US which is ripe for change, but its platform and approach will set them up in the long term to become one of the largest diversified mortgage technology and service providers in the world.
HQ City: San Francisco, CA
Year Founded: 2016
Urbint is a data intelligence company with a simple goal: To help make cities more resilient. We are establishing a new standard for what's possible when urban operators apply urban intelligence to solve cities' most complex infrastructure issues. We ingest and graph vast urban data sets, apply machine learning, and create proprietary intelligence to gain a clear understanding of what's happening - so urban operators can make better decisions now and for the future.
The result? Efficient infrastructure. Lower risk. And ultimately, more liveable cities.
VTS is the world's leading asset management and leasing platform built to provide real-time portfolio analytics to the top landlords and brokerage firms in the world. VTS allows brokers and landlords to manage deal activity, identify trends and quantify portfolio performance from their desktop or mobile device. With 5 billion square feet under management, VTS is the driving force behind the industry's shift towards real-time data and is quickly becoming the market standard.
HQ City: New York, NY
Year Founded: 2012
Internet is among the top three most important factors for tenants who are searching for office space, along with cost and location. Until now there has been very little information available to tenants about the quality of internet connectivity in office spaces. Wired Certification provides that transparency and access to information to tenants.