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Adcade provides a suite of rich media ad puzzles and games to drive consumer engagement with brands and increase revenue for publishers.
The Ampsy platform offers brands a comprehensive suite of social aggregation tools to aggregate & curate their best brand & fan social content into beautiful, engaging social visualizations. In 60 seconds, a brand can build a campaign and have it live & embedded anywhere with a single line of iframe code. Our social embeds are proven to increase fan engagement and time-on-site, solving a major leakage problem in the customer acquisition & retention funnel. Over 20,000 brands have used the Ampsy platform to create campaigns, including prominent brands like Jimmy Kimmel Live, American Idol Tour, Keith Urban, Meghan Trainor, W Hotels, Maria Sharapova, Zac Brown Band, KISS, and many more.
Assurely is an insurance platform that provides risk protection for all types of pledge-based and equity-based crowdfunding.
Bespoke Post is a contextual marketing platform enabling brands to effectively reach men. We combined a product-subscription service with rich and actionable content to connect brands with a hard-to-reach demographic in a meaningful way. Bespoke is the magazine of the 21st century, and disrupting an industry in dire need of change
In January 2012, BlackBook, a print and online magazine for style and popular culture, was acquired by a consortium of investors including Vibe Holdings’ Ron Burkle and Magic Johnson as well as Leo Hindery Jr.'s private equity firm Intermedia Partners.
Border City Media
Border City Media is a New York-based music technology company that is in development of a unique set of services that will revolutionize the way businesses analyze entertainment consumption and related trends. BuzzAngle Music, the first in a series of Border City Media services that will also include BuzzAngle Movies and BuzzAngle Books, provides a state-of-the-art music consumption service that analyzes the daily sales, streaming and airplay activity of albums, songs and artists. BuzzAngle Music is currently in a limited beta test and has a planned public release in the first quarter of 2015.
Brainscape is a mobile education platform that helps people learn as fast as humanly possible, using cognitive science.
BuyFi® establishes consumer and merchant harmony in the world of mobile technology. BuyFi is a mobile commerce network platform enabling orders, payments and direct communications between consumers and food service operators. The consumers’ mobile phone connects with the restaurant’s Point of Sale (POS) system, enabling customers to price menu items and with only one tap complete and pay for orders directly through the POS system. BuyFi local area commerce network empowers merchants within the same geographic area to engage in community marketing to attract more local customers who visit more often and spend more money per visit.
Circa is a mobile news company that's delivering comprehensive yet to-the-point coverage in a format tailored specifically for mobile lifestyles, allowing readers to consume, engage with, and follow news they care about. Circa has been featured numerous times in both the App Store and Play Store, and was recently chosen as a "Best New App" by Apple. With our signature “Follow” feature, Circa is the first news organization to provide readers with the ability to engage with specific stories they care most about by receiving timely updates as they develop.
CirrusWorks is a technology management platform for commercial buildings. It’s a hardware and software solution that makes it cheaper and easier for them to operate their data, security and power technologies. CirrusWorks take expensive, support-intensive technologies and moves the software and processing outside the building, leaving only small hardware appliances on-premise, drastically reducing the installation and operating costs. This design allows buildings to share centralized components on the cloud and creates a simple, stable solution at less than half the cost of operating traditional in-building technologies.
ClearServe is a NY Tech company that empowers our clients to make faster and more efficient investment decisions. ClearServe provides the next-generation of Portfolio management and performance analytics software, in a flexible, secure cloud-based platform. Our platform creates data transparency and enables real-time performance analysis and attribution, across asset classes and platforms. We serve the alternative investment community including family offices, fund of funds, RIAs/other independent wealth managers, endowments and foundations.
Cody is a fitness video service -- they film and produce videos with top trainers and deliver them on their social apps. Cody is disrupting the old Fitness DVD model by combining high-quality video with software - users get encouragement from their trainer and other members right from the app.
Everplans uses technology to provide step-by-step guides, interactive workbooks and checklists to help people understand their options, make informed decisions, and navigate the complexities of death and dying. They're on a mission to make it easier for everyone to be a hero to the people they love by getting a plan in place.
rFactr provides social business solutions for enterprise clients. These tools empower front line reps and amplify sales activities while providing valuable intelligence and insights across the social ecosystem. rFactr helps companies command their entire social media presence while protecting the value of their brand.
Fitting Room Social
Fitting Room Social has identified the single biggest problem women face when shopping online --- namely, they don’t know how something will fit – and solved it by turning online shopping into an exciting and fun consumer experience. The result will be higher online apparel sales and lower returns. Fitting Room Social is more than just a consumer app, it is a full service e-commerce platform designed to help women answer the question “Will this fit me?”
Flow is a cloud-based data-sharing PaaS (platform-as-a-service) that addresses the challenges developers and consumers face when they attempt to build real-time applications and/or share data with other applications. There are oceans of content generated by many applications, but most of this data is neither reusable by other applications nor discoverable by consumers.
Free Awesome uses free to play instant win games to drive qualified leads to advertisers. We send both non-incentivized and incentivized traffic to partners based on their needs. Our audience converts very well with high paying verticals such as Credit Cards, EDU, Daily Deals, Coupons and more. In addition to pushing traffic to our partners, we are using the current site as an innovative marketing funnel for new properties of our own.
FreshTemp is a Hardware-as-a-Service company that monitors the entire cold chain of perishable goods. Wireless sensors automatically collect and upload data to the FreshTemp Cloud where it can be viewed and analyzed in real-time.
In November 2016, Digi International acquired Freshtemp.
GateGuru, the leading mobile resource for flight and airport information around the world, was acquired by TripAdvisor.
In June 2013, TripAdvisor acquired GateGuru.
HealthyOut is a healthy meal delivery platform that uses local restaurant dishes to help customers stay healthy. The company is using massive amounts of data to disrupt the commercial weight loss space by creating a new "dieting" experience with made-to-order food.
In July 2015, Rise acquired HealthyOut.
Hullabalu is creating the next generation of stories for kids. Our first series, featuring a purple panda, hit #1 in 17 countries with over 100,000 kids playing every month.
Founded by veterans, ID.me is a user-centric digital identity network that empowers consumers to prove who they are and things about themselves that are true in real-time while they are online. In turn, ID.me's capabilities provide brands and public sector agencies with a method to directly interact with consumers in a trusted and secure manner through digital channels. ID.me is a part of the President's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, a prestigious grant program administered by NIST.
inSparq is re-imaging how retailers sell products online through its social discovery suite which productizes the same techniques like Fab.com used to grow from $0-140MM in sales in one year. The core product suite includes Social Sharing, Tell-a-Friend and Live Pinboard, with analytics that help identify most influential customers and most viral products for customers. Its products have driven 200-300% lift in social traffic and convert sharing traffic as high as 5-8% into sales.
Internet Media Labs
IML builds innovative real-time relevance technology. It connects businesses, brands, and people using the Digital DNA of the Internet. IML builds technology platforms that enable content, businesses and brands to make meaningful connections with users. Its intelligent automation decodes the Digital DNA of the Internet, linking and interacting with consumers to create new paradigms of relationships and engagement powered by the relevance graph. IML currently has two platforms: SeeSaw (http://sees.aw) a real-time social search and visual discovery and Chirpaloo (http://chirpaloo.com) an intelligent tool and actionable analytic to build and manage your followers in a searchable database.
Kanvas is building the experience graph. The Kanvas mobile and web service lets users effortlessly make micro-social networks around real world experiences. ‘Kanvas’ can be geo, temporal or last forever. Make kanvas for a family cruise, football season, date nights, pub crawls, a year in college. Each kanvas is a living social network based on thematic experiences in the real world. Kanvas are framed around rich media and made over time and across locations. This lightweight concept lets users map fluid real world networks.
In August 2015, AOL acquired Kanvas.
LeagueApps is a platform that powers local recreational sports communities, allowing sports organizations to more efficiently run their business, attract participants, and capture new revenue, while transforming the sports experience for players. Think of LeagueApps as an “OpenTable for recreational sports” and “a social version of Active Network”. The platform requires no upfront fees, and is as easy to setup and use as a WordPress blog.
Founded by a fourth generation Rockefeller and backed by existing and former CEOs of movie studios, leading IT firms, TV networks, talent agencies and sports teams, Legacy aligns celebrities, causes, corporations and foundations in a platform with consumers to create the greatest multiplier of donations and impact. Through a unique “Triple Impact” business model, Legacy leverages foundation pledges to match consumer donations and fund reputable projects.
Leo is a new type of pediatric medical practice taking the best of technology, experience, and design, and combining it with the most innovative clinical care to create a different and superior patient care experience for parents and kids.
LiveNinja is on a mission to humanize the way people do business online. Using the latest advancements in real-time technology, LiveNinja provides a suite of tools that enable businesses to serve their customers in the most natural and effective way possible.
In January 2017, IDT acquired LiveNinja
From bytes-to-bits, the Local Motors platform empowers anyone to design, build, and sell the world’s coolest machines. The platform combines global co-creation and local micromanufacturing to bring hardware innovations to market at unprecedented speed. The Company stewards a global co-creation community made up of enthusiasts, hobbyist innovators and professionals that come together to solve complex mechanical problems. The Company operates a growing global network of microfactories, each operating as a nexus for next generation product development, where innovators create amazing products and consumers come to marvel and shop. We make the coolest machines together.
Mayvien allows wholesalers to move their sales from pen and paper to the iPad and bring their sales catalogs on-line.
Nestio is transforming the residential rental industry through technology. We offer landlords, brokers, and renters the ability to manage and communicate information in real-time, all in one place.
NetPlenish brings the flexibility of price comparison along with a higher level of control for repeat delivery of recurring products. We turn a boring 45 minute run to the store for diapers, dog food and detergent into 45 seconds on your iPhone or Android. You get the best price via our ShipGenius feature from great merchants across the web – Target, Wal-Mart, Sephora, Walgreens, Drugstore.com and K-Mart. With our no-checkout checkout, you don’t have to fill out endless forms and your big thumb can do all of the heavy lifting in no time. NetPlenish is poised to capture a significant share of the massive consumer staples market. This is a more than $50 billion offline market with only 5% online penetration.
Olapic is the premier social photo crowdsourcing service providing brands and publishers with tools to engage their audience and support a strong community built on photo and video sharing. Olapic helps companies grow by leveraging the power of data from multiple photo-sharing sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more.
In July 2016, Monotype acquired Olapic.
Virtuix is the developer of the Virtuix Omni™, the first ever virtual reality interface for moving freely and naturally in virtual worlds. The Omni is a patent-pending, omni-directional treadmill that enables the user to walk, run, and jump in 360 degrees in video games.
Plexus Entertainment is developing a search tool for movies. The tool includes a ‘Watchit’ button, allowing users to find films available across all distribution platforms, including in theater, DVD sales and rentals, streaming and cable (i.e. Kayak.com for entertainment).
A consumer facing universal digital rewards platform built on game mechanics tied to digital activities. Users accumulate points redeemable for VIP experiences and prizes.
Portalarium, Inc. was formed for the purpose of developing and publishing online social games, virtual worlds and related services and products. Target deployment is across all popular social networks (Facebook), mobile platforms (iPhone, iPad, Android), browser types (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, others), and PC hardware platforms (PC, Macintosh). The goal is to foster people coming together for shared play, learning, good will and community. The Company desires to maximize the social play experience between friends, and to make it is easy and seamless for them to find each other online regardless of what they each may be doing.
PushSpring is a Seattle-based company providing mobile app audience data, tools, and intelligence products to advertisers and mobile app publishers. PushSpring processes billions of monthly mobile app and device-level signals to create a highly accurate and complete multi-dimensional classification of mobile app audiences. PushSpring Personas and custom audience segments can be accessed via the PushSpring Audience Platform and distributed through industry-leading DMPs, DSPs, and programmatic platforms to power mobile marketing objectives for brands and app owners. Visit www.pushspring.com for more information.
RedOwl Analytics offers cutting-edge analytical solutions for risk, compliance, and investigatory use cases. RedOwl's flagship product, Reveal, diminishes the liability hidden in corporation's digital trails and provides unprecedented situational awareness to forward-leaning organizations that understand the massive implications of the information they produce. By exposing changes, anomalies, and patterns in how people communicate, Reveal can proactively detect and mitigate illicit behavior.
In August 2017, Forecepoint acquired RedOwl
Rokk3r Labs is a unique business model and a platform where entrepreneurs partner with our strategists, creatives, and engineers to cobuild and launch companies that will transform industries.
School4One transforms the way ideas are shared by enlivening static documents (ppt, pdf, image) with audio, writing, and drawing capabilities. The app makes it easy for anyone (e.g. teachers, sales professionals, designers, architects, consultants, bloggers, journalists etc.) to produce more engaging content.
Using Scoot, you can make 30 MPH, one-way trips between any Scoot location in the city, riding an electric motorscooter you activate with your own smartphone. No motorcycle license needed. Rates start at $5/ride. As fast as a taxi and as affordable as the subway, Scoot is the ideal form of mobility for our increasingly connected and crowded city lives. Scoot opened its beta in San Francisco one year ago and has grown to 11 locations, 35 vehicles, and over 1000 subscribers. We are planning our expansion to other cities now.
SeedInvest is an equity-based, crowdfunding platform that enables accredited investors to connect with and invest in exciting startups. The platform provides opportunities to invest alongside top professional investors, facilitates diversification through low investment minimums and streamlines the investment and due diligence processes.
Shoobx is a system of record, execution, and engagement built to simplify standard corporate legal processes so entrepreneurs can focus on what matters most: their company. The system supports the evolving stages during the lifecycle of a company, from inception to the growing complexity of a cap table, rounds of financing, and the compliance requirements leading up to an exit.
Sidestep is a mobile commerce company that is changing the way people buy live event merchandise. By bringing the point of sale directly to the fan, Sidestep allows authentic event merchandise to be purchased before, during, or after a concert for exclusive pickup where there is no wait or the ability to ship your items right to your doorstep. Sidestep has created an interactive marketplace for live events that is not only increasing overall merchandise sales but bringing more efficient solutions to both the performers and venues. 2015 will see Sidestep continuing to expand their reach bringing on the largest artists in the world to the platform and continuing to rollout their unique venue-specific technology to amphitheaters and arenas all across the US.
Signpost is a do-it-yourself daily deal service for small businesses. Businesses use Signpost to run their own deals that are tailored to their business needs. The company has a large and growing group of community sales people (“Scouts”) that drive merchant awareness of the platform.
SocialWeekend, which operates a portfolio of popular Facebook and mobile apps and has built robust tools to help app developers acquire, engage and retain users, was acquired by AdKnowledge.
Speakr (formerly twtMob) is a technology and marketing platform that connects brands with influential members of social networks who are rewarded for sending branded messages to their audiences on social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and more. Speakr utilizes its pricing algorithm and matching data to value influencers online, giving each individual a dynamic “stock price” that adjusts based on their performance, as well as determine the best advocates to promote specific brands. Currently reaching more than 100 million impressions a day, Speakr provides brands with the first scalable way to run cost-effective word-of-mouth marketing while recognizing and rewarding social media influencers for simply talking about things they believe in.
Sverve organizes a highly fragmented market of 20 million female influencers and provides a comprehensive self-service influencer marketing service to millions of online businesses in the US.
In February 2016, Bloglovin' acquired Sverve.
TIDBT is the smartest, simplest clipping tool out there that helps you save and share all the things you love, whether you find it on your computer or on the go. It does all the work for you so you don't have to, layering on a level of intelligence that can help you stay organized like never before. It truly is the smartest archive.
Unite US is a hyper-local community management platform that connects the military veteran community to peers, supporters, and all resources through interactive mapping technology.
Vengo is a software technology company that helps brands engage with consumers and bridge online and offline.
Villagize is a social network and social discovery tool for local neighborhoods and communities. Villagize provides U.S. consumers with a free internet destination where they can meet and socialize with their real-world neighbors.
VOYAT is a revolutionary social CRM for hotels. It re-invents the way hotels interact with guests by enabling them to use data, personalization and predictive analytics to drive up sales and build lasting customer relationships.
In June 2016, Intent Media acquired Voyat.
Zipmark makes it simple and safe to quickly pay your rent, bills, and even your friends for that coffee they bought you. Simply connect your bank account to Zipmark to make and receive payments via mobile, the web, and mailed invoices. Zipmark is your digital checkbook. You can send and receive money quickly, securely and simply. There’s no container holding your money ‘in the cloud’ that you need to make withdrawals from in order to access your money. Make payments via your mobile device, over the web, or even pay invoices mailed to you. Payments made with Zipmark display as digitals check in your bank account, because that’s what they are.
Online destination to help consumers discover, plan, and engage with museums and art and purchase tickets to exhibits and products based on the world's great art.
Greensbury Market is marketplace for direct to consumer organic and sustainable meat and seafood
Visual Vocal turns VR into business productivity — creating better communication workflow for large, complex design projects
Synapse is a deep learning and computer vision company focused on building products for physical security and scanning systems
Sustainitech develops modular, compartmentalized, vertical farms in low-cost refrigerated shipping containers.