Early Stage Portfolio

Beecher Carlson

Acquired by Brown & Brown (NYSE: BRO)

Celarix

Logistics connectivity and visibility solutions

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

Acquired by Motorola (NYSE: MSI)

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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Explorys, Inc

Acquired by IBM (NYSE: IBM)

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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Food on the Table

Acquired by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI)

Food on the Table is revolutionizing the way families shop and cook by using next generation technology to take the stress out of everyday dinnertime. The web and mobile service takes a family's preferences and the sales at local grocery stores to create a customized meal plan and organized grocery list.

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HomeAway

NASDAQ: AWAY

Vacation rental travel services

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Jigsaw Data Corporation

Acquired by Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM)

Jigsaw Data Corp. is an online marketplace where members buy, sell and trade business contacts and company information. Jigsaw's directory of business contacts is a resource for business information that can be used to identify key decision makers and build prospect lists for lead generation, direct marketing and recruiting.

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Listen.com

A leading online music company

Map My Fitness

Acquired by Under Amour (NYSE: UA)

Mobile fitness tracking media company

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Mass Relevance

Acquired by Spredfast

Based in Austin, Texas, Mass Relevance enables entertainment, media, retail, and manufacturing brands to drive real-time social engagement through social curation and integration.

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Mobestream Media

Acquired by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI)
Mobile loyalty and offer distribution SAAS
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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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NileGuide

Acquired by Travora Media
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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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RetailMeNot

NASDAQ: SALE

RetailMeNot, Inc is the world's leading marketplace for online coupons and deals. The company's websites enable consumers seeking to save money to find hundreds of thousands of offers from retailers across the globe.

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