Early Stage Portfolio

Acorn Systems

Profitability and cost management solutions

Acorn provides companies with profitability and cost management solutions to drive better business decisions. Combining proprietary technology with proven methodology, Acorn reveals enterprise-wide profit opportunities.

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Adometry

Online advertising analytics

Adometry, Inc. redefines marketing analytics by combining and interpreting previously silo-ed sources of big data to generate actions that improve return on advertising spend and increase sales.

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Ambiq Micro

Fabless Semiconductors

Ambiq Micro products are redefining the meaning of ultra-low power integrated circuits. The company’s proprietary SPOT™ design platform dramatically reduces energy consumed in standard CMOS chip designs to subthreshold levels – up to orders of magnitude below the power required in today’s traditional semiconductor product designs. Significantly increased battery life frees product designers to expand the features and functions incorporated in their products and exceed battery life requirements. Ambiq Micro’s products inherently change the design and use of energy critical products used in consumer, industrial, automotive and medical applications. Go to www.ambiqmicro.com for additional information about the company, technology and its products.

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Bazaarvoice

NASDAQ: BV

Bazaarvoice is one of the world's largest shopper networks connecting people, products, brands and retailers at each stage of the buying journey. For more than 2,000 clients globally, Bazaarvoice helps channel authentic, consumer-generated branded content into all the places that influence purchase decisions, giving our clients business insights so they can offer consumers more of what they want. Many of the world's largest retailers rely upon Bazaarvoice to drive more traffic to and conversion on their ecommerce sites, and the Bazaarvoice network helps brands participate directly in the retail channel to influence consumers at the point of purchase. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Bazaarvoice has offices in Amsterdam, London, Munich, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Stockholm and Sydney.

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Black Sand Technologies

Mobile handset CMOS power amplifier chip designer

Black Sand Technologies, Inc., is a fabless semiconductor company dedicated to building solutions for the wireless industry by combining sensitive analog and powerful digital circuits in silicon.

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Bloomfire

Sales enablement platform for learning content

Connecting people with information and knowledge, Bloomfire aims to reduce the amount of time people spend searching for information to do their jobs. Bloomfire delivers content management and social collaboration features in an easy-to-use web application, bridging the gap between business people who have knowledge with those who need it. Create and contribute multimedia posts. Search and browse enduring content. Ask and answer important questions. Find and follow experts. 

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Boundless Network

Technology-enabled service provider in promo products industry

Boundless Network is transforming the $20 billion promotional marketing industry through a highly trained, professional sales organization and proprietary technology that empowers companies to proactively manage their promotional spend. Our patent-pending technology platform connects buyers across organizations to create efficiencies of scale and reduce the cost of branded merchandise by as much as 40 percent.

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Calxeda

Power efficient server chips

Founded in January 2008, Calxeda brings new performance density to the datacenter with revolutionary server-on-a-chip technology. Calxeda currently employs 100 professionals in Austin Texas and the Silicon Valley area.

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Caringo

Object storage software

Caringo software gives enterprises everything they need to deliver private cloud storage or cloud storage as a service. The solution combines efficient object storage technology with elastic content protection, intelligent and automatic distribution and centralized management under a global namespace on your choice of commodity hardware.

Civitas Learning

Developer of cloud-based predictive analytics platform and applications to help college students learn well and graduate on time

Civitas Learning brings together the best of education, technology and data to help college students learn well and graduate on time. Using a cloud-based predictive analytics platform and engaging applications, the company delivers personalized, real-time recommendations directly to students, faculty, advisors and administrators. The company’s unique approach to predictive analytics informs decisions, big and small, across the student lifecycle to help students select degrees and courses, budget study time and identify ideal support resources; help faculty and advisors identify at-risk students and how to intervene; and help administrators identify which investments are working, understand student performance, and forecast needs for staffing, programs and courses.

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CompareMetrics

Adaptive commerce solution inspiring better buying decisions

Compare Metrics offers Adaptive Commerce solutions that drive next generation product discovery and allow consumers to forge their own distinct path to a buying decision. The solution scales merchandising to support every consumer shopping scenario while creating new intelligence into how and why your shoppers buy. With this new found ability to understand and react to what customers really care about, retailers have seen increased shopper engagement, increased conversion, as well as improved relevancy and efficiency in demand generation and marketing strategies.

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Complex Media

Vertical ad network

Complex Media is the premier multi-media platform for young males, featuring a network of entertainment, sports and lifestyle properties, and a flagship site, Complex.com, which is the online hub of Complex magazine (launched in 2002). Complex Media sites are carefully selected and curated to maintain editorial integrity and consistency. Complex Media -- which has 65 million monthly unique visitors -- successfully engages the hard-to-reach male demographic around lifestyle content with an authentic voice that is powered by a sophisticated social platform. 

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CrimeReports

Cloud-based solutions for crime analysis

PublicEngines' mission is to help prevent, reduce, and solve crime with easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions that facilitate crime analysis, supply actionable intelligence, and increase public engagement. The company's products include CrimeReports - the #1 most popular online crime mapping solution available; CommandCentral - a rich, intuitive, and affordable crime analytics and data visualization engine; and TipSoft - the industry's most widely adopted anonymous crime tip submission and management platform.

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CrunchFund

Early-stage venture investing

CrunchFund is an early stage venture capital firm founded by Michael Arrington, Patrick Gallagher, and MG Siegler. The fund invests in and works with information technology companies at any stage but is primarily focused on seed and early stage investments.

The firm raised its inaugural $20 million fund in September of 2011. Investors in CrunchFund include AOL, Accel Partners, Austin Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital, the founding partners of Andreessen Horowitz, each of the general partners of Benchmark Capital, Ron Conway, Yuri Milner, Brad Garlinghouse & Kevin Rose.

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Datical

Open source solutions to be consumed by enterprise level customers

Datical enables open source solutions to be consumed by enterprise level customers. Starting with database schema management, Datical was founded to industrialize open source point projects for Fortune 1000 clients.

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Donuts

Internet domain name registry

Donuts is a domain name registry bringing variety and choice to Internet naming. The company was founded by long-standing industry executives with experience in registry and registrar operations and industry regulation, and who have successfully launched top-level domains (TLDs), built industry-leading companies, and brought value and choice to the domain name marketplace.

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Draker

PV solar performance management

Since 1999, Draker has led the industry with innovative monitoring, management and control solutions for commercial and utility-scale PV systems. Draker’s products and services allow PV developers, owners and operators to predict, measure, monitor, manage, optimize and control their solar assets to increase yield and maximize profitability. Draker’s complete panel-to-grid (P2G) solutions include data acquisition and control hardware, Clarity™ DC analytics, Intelligent Array™ software, and a wide range of project and field-based services.

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ESO Solutions

Software solutions for the health-care industry

The ESO Solutions team brings together industry leaders in EMS, software design and information technology to create electronic patient care reporting and other software solutions for public and private emergency medical services and Fire organizations nationwide.

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Explorys, Inc

Integrated healthcare systems

Explorys was founded in 2009 as an innovation spinoff from Cleveland Clinic. Explorys addresses the national imperative to leverage BIG DATA in healthcare for the improvement of medicine and delivery of care.

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Flash Valet

Mobile and cloud-based parking solution

With Flash Valet, valet parking customers enjoy the ultimate in convenience by requesting their car (including the option to pay and tip) right from their mobile phone. It's as simple as sending a text message. Through Flash Valet's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud-based solution, parking providers enjoy revenue control and visibility at a fraction of the cost of other services. They can track vehicles in real time to control and boost revenue, manage employees' time and attendance, accept credit cards at the curb and through mobile payments, and more - all from one vendor. Flash Valet is a product of Klever Logic, Inc., a technology company based in Austin, Texas.

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FLOODGATE

A new model for funding tomorrow's great technology companies
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Gazzang

The Big Data Security Experts

Gazzang provides data security solutions and expertise to help enterprises protect sensitive information and maintain performance in big data and cloud environments. Innovative and market-leading organizations like MetLife, Western Union, Intel, 3M, Nike, Spirit Airlines and others turn to Gazzang to secure their big data initiatives and drive compliance. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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Graduation Alliance

School district partnerships that place graduation within reach of every student

Graduation Alliance partners with school districts across the nation to help give dropouts and other at-risk students the flexibility, social support and academic interventions they need to get back on the path to graduation. Founded in 2007, Graduation Alliance is dedicated to providing school leaders tools that compliment their existing programs without straining their budgets. Enrolled students enrolled are provided a network of proactive supporters including licensed teachers, academic coaches, local advocates and 24/7 tutors. In addition to its work with at-risk students, Graduation Alliance also operates a private, accredited, online high school focused on providing a wide variety of courses to students of all ages across the globe. 

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Idera

Application and server management

Idera provides industry-leading application and server management software for physical and virtual server platforms, including solutions for server backup, SQL Server administration and SharePoint administration. Idera's award-winning products address real-world challenges, including performance monitoring, backup and recovery, security, compliance and administration.

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Innography

Cloud-based business intelligence solution

Innography enables organizations of all types and sizes to achieve optimal return on their IP investments. Innography's proprietary suite of products combines unique correlation and visualization technologies to seamlessly integrate patent data with financial, litigation, market and other key business information.

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ITinvolve

Social IT Operations Management

ITinvolve provides IT organizations with the analysis and collaboration necessary to understand the impact of changes and move faster in response to business needs. Our breakthrough approach enables IT to easily capture and share their collective knowledge in order to provide unprecedented visibility into IT environments, reduce risk from changes, speed application releases, and resolve issues. ITinvolve lowers the total cost of delivering great service and works with existing IT management solutions. Built on the secure and scalable Force.com platform, ITinvolve runs in the cloud and requires no hardware or software installation.

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Limos.com

Online marketplace for town car and limo transportation

Limos.com's mission is to offer our customers fast and easy access to unbeatable prices for limousine and chauffeured transportation services for all types of occasions worldwide. Through our partnerships with the world's leading limousine companies, we can get you great deals that can't be found anywhere else.

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Mavenir Systems

Infrastructure for wireless Internet

Mavenir is a leading provider of software-based networking solutions that enable mobile service providers to deliver high-quality internet protocol (IP)-based voice, video, rich communications and enhanced messaging services to their subscribers globally.

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MOGL

Next generation restaurant loyalty program

MOGL is the game that hooks you up with cash for eating out at your favorite restaurants.

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MojoPages

A next generation local search solutions

MojoPages.com is a next generation local search solution which private labels its technology for media websites, such as local newspapers, TV and radio stations. The company's solution includes a directory of over 15 million domestic merchants that are ranked based on their reviews and ratings so that the best businesses rise to the top of search results. This enables its partners to help their audience easily locate the best local businesses. To date, MojoPages has contracted with more than 1,000 partner sites in a number of the largest U.S. cities with some of the best known media brands and conglomerates, such as Belo Corp., KFMB (CBS8), Triton Digital. MojoPages is headquartered in Solana Beach, California.

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