We can blather and tweet and blog all we want, but there’s probably no better way to understand an investor than by looking at what he’s invested in. Here’s the stuff I’ve been up to in the past several years (in reverse chronological order).
Keychain Logistics is a leading transportation provider enabling businesses to directly engage carriers, track shipments, and monitor its logistics needs online. Keychain’s software is built to streamline the logistics brokerage process with technology forward solutions.
MakeSpace is a convenient, simple, on-demand storage solution that takes the “self” out of “self storage.” The company’s vision is simple: they never want customers to waste time going to a self-storage facility again or forget what they’ve actually stored in their unit.
Reonomy is a “big data” analytics platform that provides a best-in-class research solution to enable better investment decisions in the opaque Commercial Real Estate (CRE), CRE debt, and CRE-backed securities industries. The company is building a platform that aggregates over 2,000 granular, asset-level data points per property to give investors, analysts and brokers access to data that can help them better understand property performance, risk and return.
Amicus has developed a web-based application that enables cause-driven organizations to leverage the social networks of their supporters to raise more money and to attract more members.
Bench (formerly 10Sheet) is a SaaS-based online bookkeeping service for small and medium sized businesses. Bench is the modern bookkeeping service that frees a company from costly bookkeepers and complicated software.
FieldLens is a mobile construction industry app that enables everyone on a construction project to create, communicate and resolve issues instantly from anywhere.
Routehappy is new type of flight search engine that helps flyers choose the flight that is best for them. By developing the first definitive database of comfort and experience factors for every flight in the skies, Routehappy helps flyers make smarter choices and gives the industry a platform for differentiation.
PublicStuff develops customer service solutions for governing agencies. The company’s solution suite combines web 2.0 technologies with on-demand hosting, consulting , and e-engagement. With PublicStuff, local governments can securely harness the collective intelligence and work of their citizens and peers in real time, leading to more effective public service.
RealDirect is an online real estate sales platform that provides home sellers with the tools, data and advice they need to put them in control of their own home’s sale process and save thousands of dollars along the way. The company seeks to be the “TurboTax or eTrade for home sellers.”
Savored (formerly VillageVines) is the leading members-only website that enables quality-conscious consumers to get discounted meals at the nation’s highest quality restaurants. Savored was purchased by Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) in 2012.
Divide (formerly Enterproid) is an enterprise mobility management and security company focused on enabling the transition from locked-down Blackberry environments to heterogeneous, personally-liable smartphone deployments.
WhoSay is the leading social media management and monetization platform for celebrities, and is building the leading celebrity media properties for the social web.
Ticketfly is the leading independent ticketing and social marketing platform. Founded by an experienced team of ticketing veterans, Ticketfly’s platform is built from the ground up with social tools that help promoters better engage their customers and, ultimately, sell more tickets.
Flat World Knowledge is disrupting the $8 billion college textbook business by redefining the creation and delivery model for content with it’s flexible, open, and free textbook model.
Threadsmith was the only marketplace that enabled the design, creation, and sale of unique, one-off custom-embroidered apparel. The company was successfully sold to VistaPrint (NASDAQ: VPRT) in late 2009.
TxVia offers the most flexible and advanced processing technology for prepaid and emerging payments as well as a complete range of supporting services. The company was successfully sold to Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) in April 2012.
Worktopia offers the only global distribution and management system for real-time booking of group meeting facilities.
Pump Audio is a new kind of agent for independent musicians, digitally connecting them with buyers in the mainstream and digital media. Pump was successfully sold to Getty Images in June 2007.
Allworx develops and distributes market-leading IP-based voice and data networking equipment for small businesses. The company was successfully sold to PAETEC Communications (NASDAQ: PAET) in late 2007.
Synaptic Digital delivers a robust platform for video and other digital asset creation, management, and distribution for corporations, organizations and agencies globally. Synaptic Digital merged with Definition6 in 2012.