Early Stage Portfolio

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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Edgecase

Inspiring better decisions

Edgecase is the platform behind today’s most inspiring shopping experiences. Using a proprietary combination of machine learning and human content curation, the Edgecase platform allows shoppers to communicate their unique preferences, context and style to discover products and make confident buying decisions.  

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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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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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RunTitle

The Largest Database of Mineral Ownership Information in the US

Based in Austin, Texas, RunTitle is a big data startup in the upstream oil & gas industry. RunTitle has built and maintains the largest (and ever-expanding) database of previously-inaccessible mineral title research. By accessing RunTitle data, oil & gas companies vet potential opportunities faster and make smarter acquisition decisions.

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SGN

Online/mobile social gaming

SGN represents the next generation of social game development. SGN's proprietary and patent-pending technology process, MasterKey, allows a game to be built once and seamlessly distributed to all platforms, including: Facebook, iOS, Android, and Amazon. Through its three-prong strategy of social, mobile, and web games, SGN reaches players wherever they choose to play. SGN is responsible for more than twelve top ten titles on the iTunes App Store and three #1 titles on the Amazon App Store.

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Silvercar

Next generation travel company in rental car industry

With a mission to reimagine the airport car rental experience, Silvercar launched its first operation at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in January 2013. Silvercar offers a single make-and-model combination - the 2013 Audi A4 (in silver, of course) - using Web, wireless and mobile technologies to eliminate the friction points in the car rental process. An ever-increasing set of custom settings in a traveler's Silvercar profile allows a personalized experience to follow renters from car to car.

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Spiceworks

The vertical network for IT professionals

Spiceworks™ is the vertical network that connects 2.5 million IT professionals with more than 1,800 technology vendors looking to reach them. The company combines free IT inventory, help desk and cloud management software with the world's largest IT community to help IT professionals simplify how they discover, buy and manage technology products and services. Technology marketers rely on Spiceworks' marketing programs and offerings to reach engaged, qualified IT buyers who spend more than $440 billion in new products and services each year. In just seven years, Spiceworks has become the place "where IT goes to work."

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TrueAbility™

Technology Skills, Proven

TrueAbility helps technical professionals prove their technical acumen through real life scenarios, delivering objective, easy-to-use skills data to hiring companies. By assessing a job candidate’s technical skills in a live server environment--from anywhere in the world, employers source and hire only the best technical talent.  

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