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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Bazaarvoice

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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myDocket

Sales and marketing collateral that actually sells

Salespeople email a ton of stuff to customers.  But it's a guessing game as to whether - or even if - the stuff is read.  Sales teams use myDocket to understand customers' interest and intent by learning when they view with their collateral & who is most engaged in their deals. myDocket replaces cumbersome email attachments with beautiful, personalized content galleries for each opportunity and then sends real-time alerts whenever that content is accessed.   

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NewComLink

Point-of-sale credit marketplace platform

Based in Austin, Texas, NewComLink is transforming the way consumers access financing at the point of need, beginning with retail credit.

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Noesis Energy

Cloud-based energy management platform

Noesis Energy puts businesses in control of their energy management costs. Combining big data services, energy analytics and industry expertise, our free and premium services help energy professionals track and improve energy performance and cost savings for greater return on investment.

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Onit

Business process management software for SMBs

Launched in early 2010, Onit deploys Onit Apps to simplify business process automation and improve business productivity across all departments and industries. The Onit App Builder allows business users to drive efficiency and productivity by combining business process management, project management and information management into one easy to use tool so the user can create their own Onit Apps without having to rely on IT for support.

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OpenIncubate

Accelerator program to fund teams using open source IP to transform the IT infrastructure layer

OpenIncubate was formed by venture investors, tech industry leaders, and academic advisors in key technology hubs around the world to fund and foster innovative companies using open source to transform the IT infrastructure layer. Founding investors are Austin Ventures, Battery Ventures and The Valley Fund, located in the program’s first 3 hubs:  Austin, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; and Menlo Park, California. Advisors include Open Compute Foundation’s Cole Crawford, Capital Factory’s Joshua Baer and Akamai’s Mike Afergan. Teams are admitted and funded on a rolling basis throughout the year.

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OutboundEngine

SMB online marketing program services and software

OutboundEngine provides a hands-free marketing platform that puts your marketing on autopilot. Our SaaS-based platform delivers industry-focused content via email and social media on your behalf. With OutboundEngine, independent professionals and small businesses have access to a combination of technology and a team that produces personalized marketing to reach your specific audience.

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Sport Vision

Interactive sports marketing

Sportvision, Inc. is the nation's premier innovator of sports and entertainment products for fans, media companies and marketers. Sportvision solutions have enhanced experiences for fans and marketing partners of the NFL, MLB, NASCAR, The Olympic Games, NHL, PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, NBA, NCAA, WTA, MLS, IRL, X Games, America's Cup and other sporting events On-Air and online. As sports fans demand richer and fuller entertainment experiences, Sportvision delivers a heightened sports-viewing experience across all forms of media. Sportvision has deployed products across live television, internet and iTV for all major sports on all major U.S. networks, including ESPN, ABC, Fox, CBS, NBC, USA, Turner, NFL Network, CBC (Canada), Seven Network (Australia), TV Asahi (Japan), MBC (Korea).

Spredfast

Social media management software platform

Based in Austin, Texas, Spredfast provides social media management software that allows organizations to manage, monitor, and measure their social media programs at scale. Spredfast enables more people, in more places, to engage in more conversations from a single platform on supported social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, and popular blogging platforms. Some of the enterprise and agency adopters on board with Spredfast include AT&T, Jason's Deli, Warner Brothers, Whole Foods Market, AARP, AGAIN Interactive, Coty Beauty, HomeAway and WCG.

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Tasktop

Software Lifecycle Integration (SLI)

Over one million users employ Tasktop’s ALM integration technology to transform the productivity of software delivery, by connecting the development, testing, Agile planning, PMO and operations functions into a unified software development and delivery team. Tasktop customers are the global leaders in financial services, insurance, government and manufacturing, and include five of the top twenty-five banks in the world and three of the top seven US insurance companies. Partners; including CA, HP, IBM and Serena; rely on our independent, vendor-neutral role to connect their customers’ software delivery disciplines via OEM distributions of our products. Tasktop has defined the Software Lifecycle Integration (SLI) category to fulfill our mission to “connect the world of software delivery.” For more information about Tasktop and SLI, please visit: http://tasktop.com

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Troux

Strategic IT planning and management

Troux’s mission is to change the way businesses make IT decisions. With Troux, CIOs and business leaders are able to strategically manage IT in the context of their business. Solutions from Troux empower decision makers with a real-time view into the IT resources that are spread across the business.  This ability allows organizations to better understand what IT resources they have, which are needed and how to quickly and safely retire those that are not important their business. Troux delivers results for some of the world’s best known brands including: American Airlines, Bayer Health Care, Boeing, Cargill, Cisco, Disney, Fidelity, HSBC, Moody’s, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Vodafone and Walmart.

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Veros Systems

Industrial asset monitoring

Veros provides customers with continuous, non-intrusive, scalable, predictive monitoring of industrial asset reliability and energy use across an entire enterprise. At the core of the Veros product is the Predictive Intelligence Platform (PIP), which analyzes 300+ discrete reliability and energy efficiency metrics from voltage and current waveform data and then transforms that data into actionable intelligence for engineers, plant supervisors, and corporate executives. End-users can receive alerts via email or SMS, warning them of an electrical or mechanical fault that may lead to a catastrophic failure sometime in the future. To dig deeper, end-users can turn to PIP's web-based interface, or integrate with leading Enterprise Asset Management suites.

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Virtual Bridges

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions

Virtual Bridges provides desktop cloud and virtualization solutions that help enterprises and managed service providers simplify desktop management, improve security and compliance, and increase organizational agility across Windows and Linux environments. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas VERDE, VERDE SMART Client, VERDE Cloud Branch, VERDE LEAF are trademarks or registered trademarks of Virtual Bridges, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Worksoft

Automated Business Process Validation

Worksoft® - an SAP® partner - is a leading global provider of business process validation software for complex, mission-critical applications.  Fortune 500 companies use our solutions to lower technology risk as well as shorten project timelines, reduce costs, innovate faster, and improve business process quality. Worksoft solutions validate end-to-end business processes with high levels of automation - often exceeding 80%.  Blue-chip companies across manufacturing, financial, government, energy, healthcare, retail, entertainment, and transportation sectors choose Worksoft.

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Zilliant

Price optimization and margin management software

Zilliant provides B2B companies with data-driven guidance, enabling smarter pricing and sales decisions to help businesses make their numbers. The Zilliant optimization platform uses advanced science in its price optimization, cross-sell and retention applications to enable companies to overcome the massive complexity in their businesses. Our flexible SaaS model allows customers to quickly and confidently improve their financial performance by integrating into existing systems and processes.

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