We back visionary companies that are changing the way we live, work, and play.
Allbirds is dedicated to making better things in a better way, using premium natural materials to create sustainable footwear. After years of researching, testing, and chasing his vision, New Zealand's Tim Brown teamed up with Joey Zwillinger, a San Francisco based engineer and renewables expert to create an innovative fabric, and successfully designed the world's most comfortable shoe. Allbirds plans to continue pioneering the use of premium sustainable materials, all with the same focus on quality craftsmanship and simple, beautiful design.
Appear Here is the leading marketplace to lease short-term retail space. Their online marketplace connects thousands of brands such as Microsoft, Sony, Google, Marc Jacobs, Moleskin, Jamie Oliver and American Apparel to short-term rental retail space in both the US and the UK.
Aquicore is a commercial real estate operations platform with features that enable portfolio managers to optimize the performance of their assets, identify leaders and laggards in their portfolios, standardize business processes, and drive building team engagement and accountability. The addition of Entic allows customers to receive prescriptive HVAC recommendations that help them run their most valuable assets at optimal performance. Both solutions use data science and machine learning to deliver intelligent optimizations that streamline operations portfolio-wide, and provide a single platform from which all stakeholders can monitor and improve asset performance.
HQ City: Washington, D.C.
Year Founded: 2012
Aurora Solar develops cloud-based software that enables sophisticated solar PV engineering design, provides workflow management functionality, and facilitates sales and customer acquisition for solar installers and financiers. Our software is used to create over 60,000 solar projects a month across the US and around the world.
b8ta, a software-powered retailer designed to make physical retail accessible for all, was founded in 2015 by Nest alums Vibhu Norby (CEO), William Mintun (COO), and Phillip Raub (CMO). b8ta helps people discover, try, and buy new tech products while empowering makers with a simple retail-as-a-service model that puts them in control. b8ta has locations in Palo Alto, Santa Monica, and Seattle.
HQ City: Palo Alto, CA
Year Founded: 2015
Blend makes the process of getting a loan simpler, faster, and safer. With its digital lending platform, Blend helps financial institutions including Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank increase productivity and deliver exceptional customer experiences. The company regularly processes nearly $2 billion in mortgages and consumer loans daily, helping millions of consumers get into homes and gain access to the capital they need to lead better lives.
Blueprint Power unlocks new revenue for real-estate owners by transforming their buildings into power plants and connecting them to new energy markets and customers. Blueprint Power’s suite of data-driven, machine-learning tools automate the management, aggregation, orchestration, and market transactions of energy assets across our clients' entire portfolios.
Built is the leading provider of secure, cloud-based construction loan administration software and the only platform to be endorsed by the American Bankers Association. Built's collaborative platform brings the draw management process online, helping to reduce construction loan risk, increase loan profitability, transform the borrower experience, simplify compliance, and provide lenders with data never accessed before.
Carbon38 is the world's leading women's luxury active apparel company. With a single-minded focus on meeting the needs of the modern American woman, Carbon38 provides the wardrobe and platform for women to live life on their own terms. With a highly curated blend of the world's foremost designers and Carbon38's exclusive branded label, Carbon38 is a lifestyle brand dedicated to strong, beautiful women everywhere.
ClassPass offers its customers a one-stop-shop membership to the world’s largest network of fitness and wellness services. With over 22,000 partners in 2500 cities worldwide, ClassPass connects members to a huge variety of experiences, including yoga, cycling, running, Pilates, HIIT, boxing, barre, strength training, dance, gyms, massages, spa services, cryotherapy, sports, videos and more. Recognized as one of Forbes’s Next Billion Dollar Startups, ClassPass leverages proprietary technology to dynamically merchandise and surface over 5 million fitness and wellness classes for a seamless, affordable booking experience.
Clutter picks up, stores, and brings back your physical belongings at the click of a button. Clutter’s innovative supply chain offers consumers 10x more convenience at price parity with the incumbents, disrupting a $27 billion per year self-storage industry. By offering an online inventory of everything users have in storage, convenient pick up of these items, and on-demand return of items in storage, Clutter helps its customers live a simpler, more organized life.
Cobalt Robotics merges hardware, software, people, and data to transform enterprise security services. Their autonomous indoor robots, managed by highly-trained remote Specialists, offer an innovative solution to address important security issues—consistently and accurately. They partner with businesses across every industry such as Yelp, Slack, and Briggs & Stratton, among others, to further the potential of human-robot interaction and create smarter, safer workplaces.
Cobli is a leading IoT technology company for connected vehicles and logistics in Latin America. The company connects fleet vehicles to the internet through plug and play hardware and turns vehicle data into intelligence for a fleet manager through features such as vehicle routing and dispatch, client delivery communications, and automatic vehicle crash detection.
Convene is the fastest-growing network of full-service, tech-enabled meeting, event, and flexible workspaces. Founded in 2009, we have locations in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Chicago (coming soon). Convene is currently partnering with the world’s most prominent property owners to address the increased demand from enterprise companies for highly amenitized, flexible-term meeting and workspace solutions. With the recent round of Series D funding, we’re planning to increase our footprint globally, expand our service offerings, and launch a new workplace technology platform.
Eden is the leading workplace management platform, making it easy for innovative companies to run their offices. Eden is available in 25 major global metro areas, with more than 2,000 service partners providing all facilities and workplace experience services required to run a high standards office.
Enertiv is the single platform upon which commercial real estate portfolios manage their building operations. The platform drives meaningful NOI growth by leveraging a unique dataset to streamline operational workflows such as maintenance and repairs, energy management, tenant billing, CapEx forecasting, and more. The industry's leading portfolios rely on Enertiv because of the comprehensiveness of the platform, their ability to deploy in any building, and the quick ROI that their solution delivers.
Foxtrot is the next generation corner store - curating your city's best craft beer, wine, spirits, fresh eats, gifts and everyday essentials - and delivering it all to your door in 60 minutes via our neighborhood shops. With a swift mobile app and web store paired with beautifully designed retail spaces, Foxtrot is building an exciting brand that's both digitally native and rooted in a highly engaging retail experience.
Heyday utilizes the power of expert advice and human touch, offering fully customized facial treatments to change the way people engage with skincare to create a positive impact in people’s lives. Operating five locations in New York City and a newly opened shop in LA, Heyday is the ultimate skincare and self-care destination for the modern consumer. Designed with an urban, semi-private layout, Heyday houses licensed Skin Therapists who encourage clients to ask questions and then provide actionable advice during the signature 30, 50 or 75 Minute Facials. Additionally, Heyday’s extensive Facial Record (accounting for 200,000+ facials since opening) tracks all facial information, providing both treatment-to-treatment counsel for guests as well as a high-level view of skincare trends across all clients in a way that is unparalleled in the industry. With the belief that the facial shouldn’t end when leaving a Heyday shop, the brand is poised to unveil a new e-commerce platform to give clients visiting the Heyday online shop solutions unlike any other skincare brand on the market.
Hippo is on a mission to transform home insurance for the modern household. Among its many innovations, Hippo allows homeowners to get a quote and purchase home insurance online in 60 seconds or less, save up to 25 percent compared with traditional insurers, and obtain smarter coverage for modern households. This includes protection for possessions like appliances, consumer electronics and home offices.
Homebound is a custom homebuilder that makes building the perfect home simple, transparent and human. Born out of the 2017 California wildfires that destroyed 6,000 homes, Homebound was created by a local team of construction, real estate and technology experts who set out to create a better homebuilding solution for friends, family and neighbors affected. Homebound is the first homebuilder to manage the entire building process for homeowners and support them every step of the way — from insurance negotiation and permitting all the way to architecture, construction and move-in. Through easy-to-use technology and a network of vetted building experts, Homebound is simplifying the rebuilding process and alleviating the stress, complexity and uncertainty homeowners face after a natural disaster.
Hydra Studios is creating a network of elevated, membership-based wellness studios that offer spaces for people to refresh and recharge while on the go. Each location incorporates clean and natural design elements, and includes rainfall showers and steam rooms; beauty bars and grooming stations; private meditation and nap suites and highly curated personal care products. It partners with innovative brands in its wellness showroom to create customized community events, collaborations and pop-up activations. Hydra's mission is to become a second home base for the always-on, modern professional.
Industrious is the largest premium flexible workspace provider in the U.S. with over 75 locations in more than 40 U.S. cities. Its Workplace Experience platform, which pairs thoughtfully-designed spaces with hospitality-driven services and amenities, has reshaped the concept of coworking into a scalable solution for companies of all sizes and stages. Since its founding in 2013, Industrious has helped thousands of companies scale their businesses while maintaining the highest NPS scores in the industry.
Interior Define is a pioneering digitally-native and vertically-integrated furniture brand, offering the most compelling and in-depth custom furniture experience in the middle of the market. I/D’s unique, made-to-order production approach enables customization across configuration, size, cushion fill, leg style, and fabric and leather upholstery. I/D's Design Specialists assist customers whether they're shopping online or off, and every order comes with free white glove delivery and a 365-day return policy.
Lime is revolutionizing mobility in cities and campuses by empowering residents with a greener, more efficient, and affordable transportation option that also improves urban sustainability. By partnering with local key stakeholders and systematically deploying a fleet of smart-bikes that are enabled with GPS, wireless technology, and self-activating locks, Lime will dramatically improve urban mobility by making the first and last mile faster, cheaper, and healthier for riders. Since launching in June 2017, the company has expanded internationally to Europe, and deployed electric scooters, electric-assist bikes, and multiple models of their standard pedal bike.
Loft is reinventing the process of buying and selling real estate in Brazil by leveraging technology and data to transform painful and bureaucratic processes into simple and delightful experiences. At Loft, you can sell your apartment instantly for a fair price or find your next perfect home ready for move-in. We respect your time; it is your most valuable asset.
Loggi is a Brazil-based urban logistics company whose platform matches couriers to shippers. Loggi's technology streamlines your day-to-day life by delivering transparent pricing, automatic payment, and real-time tracking of your delivery with trusted, carefully selected, trained messengers.
Lyric designs and manages premium short-term rental properties, which combine the spaciousness of an apartment, the amenities of a 4-star hotel, the productivity of your favorite work space, and the creative inspiration of an artistic studio. Powering everything Lyric does is a proprietary software and data platform designed to inform every aspect of operations - from location selection to inventory design, revenue management to personalized guest experiences.
Madison Reed is a beauty company revolutionizing the way women color their hair. The fast-growing startup has created a luxurious hair-color formula free of the eight harsh ingredients typically used by other brands. For women who prefer to color their hair at home, Madison Reed uses proprietary color-matching technology and a team of professional, on-call colorists to help women choose the perfect shade of hair color, which is delivered to their door. For those who prefer to have Madison Reed color applied with the help of a professional, Madison Reed Color Bars are open in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Dallas-Fort Worth with more coming soon.
Opendoor (NASDAQ: OPEN)
Opendoor's mission is to empower everyone with the freedom to move. Since 2014, Opendoor has provided people across the US with a radically simple way to buy, sell or trade-in a home. Opendoor currently operates in 20 markets in the US. Headquartered in San Francisco, Opendoor has over 1,300 employees.
PollyEx was founded by a seasoned team of mortgage and technology experts to transform the loan trading process for buyers and sellers. PollyEx's next-generation technology powers the mortgage industry's first spot market loan trading exchange. The PollyEx loan trading exchange facilitates the loan sale transaction for mortgage lenders, delivering a true best-execution trade and providing advanced settlement data analytics. PollyEx is based in San Francisco, California.
Shipwell is the first truly connected shipping platform that makes it possible for any business to ship like Amazon. By integrating directly with carriers covering hundreds of thousands of trucks, they provide real-time quoting, dispatch, and tracking so that customers get faster shipping with better visibility at competitive prices.
Founded in 2017, SmartRent is an enterprise smart home automation platform company for property managers and renters. The SmartRent solution is designed to provide property managers with seamless visibility and control over all their assets while delivering additional revenue opportunities through all-in-one home control offerings for residents.
States Title uses predictive analytics and cutting-edge technology to deliver a modern title and escrow platform. As part of the digital transformation occurring in the mortgage industry, States Title believes that all underwriting, settlement and closing will be quickly and efficiently administered using technology that is built with the lender, agent and customer's experience in mind.
TAFT is a direct-to-consumer men’s footwear brand specializing in unique, bold shoe designs. Founded in 2014, TAFT shoes are produced in Spain and Portugal with textiles ranging from suiting wool, to woven upholstery fabric, to Charles F. Stead leather. TAFT prides itself on having an inclusive vibe among it’s customer base, and on consistently delivering exciting new styles.
Created in 2011, UNTUCKit has given men a seamless way to look sharp and feel casual by creating shirts designed specifically to be worn untucked. UNTUCKit solves the problem millions of men struggle with every day with their perfectly contoured hemlines and more than 50 tailored fit options. Through the last 8 years, the brand has expanded to offering 13 product categories—ranging from T-shirts and polos to sports jackets and pants—in addition to a wide selection of shirts, dresses and blazers for women. UNTUCKit is dedicated to creating an unmatched shopping experience, with more than 50 physical retail locations across the U.S. and Canada.
Urbint empowers utilities and infrastructure operators to make communities safer and more resilient with artificial intelligence (AI), helping to quantify the tradeoffs between safety, reliability, and affordability. Through Urbint’s proprietary model of the world, operators have an unprecedented level of insight into the external factors that drive risk on distribution pipeline systems and the tools to maximize risk-reduction through intelligent resource allocation and decision-making.
VTS is the commercial real estate industry’s leading leasing and asset management platform. Landlords use VTS to maximize portfolio performance by transforming their leasing and asset management process and unlocking real-time insights – enabling them to convert leads to leases 41% faster and build data-led strategies. Brokers can manage their deal pipeline and get tenants into empty spaces faster, collaborate across teams and work easily with their landlord clients using VTS for Brokers.
The VTS platform manages more than 10 billion square feet of commercial real estate, has a user base exceeding 35,000 and boasts an impressive client roster that includes global leaders such as Blackstone, Brookfield, GLP, LaSalle Investment Management, Hines, Boston Properties, Oxford Properties, JLL, and CBRE.
WiredScore is the organization behind Wired Certification, the internationally recognized digital connectivity rating system for commercial real estate that helps landlords design and promote buildings with powerful digital connectivity. Wired Certification champions cutting-edge technology in commercial real estate by providing the only certification for rating the infrastructure, connectivity and technological capacity of commercial buildings.
In an increasingly tech-driven economy, connectivity is fast becoming the most critical factor for tenants when selecting office space. The widely recognized Wired Certification seal is a trusted symbol that identifies buildings that have been independently certified to provide the best-in-class connectivity infrastructure that businesses require to thrive.