We like both direct to consumer companies as well as business to business but we invest carefully. And depending on the needs of the CEO/founders, we often work quite closely with our companies on strategic and operational issues.
The world's most innovative enterprises use WorkFusion to transform and digitize their operations. Their platform helps global banks, insurance, information services and healthcare businesses automate complex, high volume business processes by combining process orchestration, robotic automation, and machine-learning powered cognitive automation into one business user platform.
The heart of what Earnest Research offers is data cleansing and analytics - basic blocking and tackling and cleaning and productizing of data - providing far more precise information than consumer or market research firms.
iSpot.tv is the leader in real-time TV ad data and analytics. The attention and conversion analytics company measures TV ad activity at scale and directly from 12+ million smart TV screens. The proprietary platform measures TV ad impressions in a digital-like manner across linear (national & local), OTT, VOD and DVR environments and across all operators and zip codes.
Canvs is a language analytics platform created to measure and interpret emotions. Canvs is the industry standard for qualitative social media analysis. Canvs receives its Twitter data from Nielsen, which measures program-related Twitter activity for linear episode airings and on a 24/7 basis.
StellaService helps companies grow through better service. Their in-store and contact center solutions include employee motivation tools, real-time customer feedback surveys and objective performance measurement. Together, these solutions enable companies to build more engaged front-line teams, increase customer retention and grow sales.
Blue Apron’s mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone. Launched in 2012, Blue Apron is reimagining the way that food is produced, distributed, and consumed, and as a result, building a better food system that benefits consumers, food producers, and the planet. The company has developed an integrated ecosystem that enables the company to work in a direct, coordinated manner with farmers and artisans to deliver high-quality products to customers nationwide at compelling values. Blue Apron’s current products include Blue Apron Meals, Blue Apron Wine, the Blue Apron Market, and BN Ranch, a premium supplier of grass-fed beef and pasture-raised poultry.
Maker Studios is rooted in creator relationships and offers original programming, distribution, enterprise, and brand partnership opportunities to its global network – pairing advertisers looking to reach millennial audiences with the world’s biggest digital names across multiple genres. Disney acquired Maker Studios in 2014 for $950 Million.
Vizu provides a real time brand advertising metrics and optimization platform for online advertisers. Vizu’s Ad Catalyst system provides relevant, real time brand lift metrics and Audience Incite system provides a custom audience finding solution for optimal ad targeting.
Vizu was acquired by Nielsen in 2012.