Selected Portfolio Companies
BioPharma - Alzheimer's Disease and Brain Health Therapeutics
Cognition Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel compounds targeting toxic beta amyloid oligomers to reverse the effects of Alzheimer's disease.
Cortexyme is developing novel treatments for altering the course of Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases. The platform is based on a new theory of the cause of Alzheimer's, targeting a specific, undisclosed pathogen tied to neurodegeneration.
M3 Biotechnology is a therapeutics company that has a novel platform of disease-modifying regenerative small molecules, particularly relevant to neurodegenerative diseases with a focus on Alzheimer’s.
NeuroTherapia NeuroTherapia is developing new chemical entities targeting CB2 receptors on microglia, significantly reducing the expression of inflammatory agents resulting in neuronal survival and proliferation.
PharmatrophiX is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of disease-modifying small molecule drugs, targeting the mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders.
Tetra Discovery is developing a platform of pharmaceutical therapies to treat cognitive impairment and dementia by targeting Type 4 phosphodiesterases (PDE4) enzymes in the brain.
Yumanity Therapeutics is taking a new approach to neurodegenerative disease drug discovery and development by correcting the cellular pathologies driven by misfolded proteins, the altered biology or phenotypes.
BioTech - Technology Platforms as Tools to Accelerate Biomedical Research, Drug Development, and Clinical Trials
3Scan uses cutting edge technology of the KESM (Knife Edge Scanning Microscope) to section and image tissue samples via an automated hardware design coupled to a powerful imaging and signal processing software. Supported by a novel technique that creates three dimensional models of large volume tissue samples, the platform alleviates issues associated with manual tissue microscopy processes.
Alzeca Biosciences develops novel, targeted Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging agents for the early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. An MRI based approach has a significantly lower cost, is widely available around the world, and has no radiation.
Atomwise neural network technology, called AtomNet, evaluates digital libraries of chemical compounds in search of novel small molecules to improve screening and accelerate the drug discovery process.
Basis Science developed the world’s most advanced wearable health tracker. The company was acquired by Intel in 2014. Co-investors included Mayfield Fund, Norwest Venture Partners, DCM, Intel Capital.
Cogstate computerized cognitive assessment technology delivers highly sensitive measures of cognition for clinical trials, healthcare diagnostics, academic research and brain injury. These validated cognitive tests are the center of Cogstate solutions for recruiting and screening clinical trial participants (Precision Recruitment™), measuring drug safety and efficacy endpoints (Cogstate Clinical Trials™), and tools to detect cognitive change in patients (COGNIGRAM®). Cogstate Rater Services provide expert rater training and monitoring support to minimize human error in traditional paper-and-pencil cognitive tests in clinical trials.
Cytovale is a medical device company that has developed an innovative approach for early detection of sepsis.
Echo Laboratories Revolve is a tablet-driven bright field and fluorescent hybrid microscope supporting both upright and inverted formats with proprietary cloud-connected software to improve imaging, analysis, and collaboration.
Envisagenics applies computational biology with RNA-sequencing to accelerate pharmaceutical candidate selection and biomarker development
goBalto develops next-generation solutions that simplify and accelerate clinical study startup in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. With a proven commitment to customer success, disruption, and optimization, GoBalto is changing the way global pharma and CRO approach business processes.
Paradromics neural interface technologies will deliver high-volume, bidirectional data streaming capabilities between brains and computers, initially targeting applications to assist physically disabled patients.
Vium empowers biomedical investigators with technology that accelerates the preclinical drug discovery and development pipeline. Researchers can design, run, and analyze experiments that rapidly surface insights and high volumes of quality data while improving the speed and reproducibility of preclinical research.
Zebra Medical Vision applies computer vision and machine learning to medical imaging records in order to understand the risk profile of patients, detect and predict disease and assist in building and managing preventative care programs.
IT Software, Infrastructure, and Security
AuthenticVision develops technologies for brand protection and real-time marketing with mobile applications for the identification of counterfeit goods. The core technology was developed at the University of Applied Science, Salzburg, Austria.
Keyssa is the next generation wireless connector, capable of 6 Gigabits per second delivered across a secure, protocol agnostic EHF transmission.
Podium Data enables businesses to rapidly consolidate all their data into manageable Hadoop-based data lakes for faster, more effective analytics and insights.
SST ShotSpotter Technology is a gunfire detection system of acoustic sensors and analytics to precisely locate gunfire across urban and rural environments for law enforcement, homeland security, private security, and military markets.
Virtual Power Systems (VPS) provisions Software-Defined Power to Data Centers via intelligent and automated power provisioning to server farms. VPS technology increases reliability, reduces power losses and simplifies the power infrastructure across the industry.
Wickr is a communications platform backed by multi-layer encryption that provides private and untraceable transmission, delivery, and storage across any medium (email, messaging, video, and social media.) The technology can be overlaid on existing network platforms and has the potential to become the go-to application for safe and secure communication amongst corporate/government enterprises, gaming, and personal accounts.
August builds products that make life simpler, allowing physical environments to seamlessly respond to user behavior. The August Smart Lock, the company’s flagship product, provides secure access to the home by controlling who can and cannot enter, without the need for keys or codes, managed through your smartphone. The company was acquired by Assa Abloy in 2017. Co-investors included Maveron, Bessemer Venture Partners, Comcast Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures.
Eargo is an audio hardware company revolutionizing the hearing experience.
Motiv Ring performs high performance health monitoring and analytics for exercise, sleep, and daily living.
Noon Home lighting controls deliver intelligent automation and enable creative scenes and layered lighting for residential and commercial lighting.
Mixed Dimensions printing technology enables the market for high quality 3d printable objects. The MXD3D cloud based tool heals 3D models, and enables frame-accurate 3D printable content creation derived from gaming and other media.
New Matter was founded in 2014 with a mission to bring 3D printing to every home, school, and office through its flagship product, the MOD-t. Slated for release in late 2015, the MOD-t will be one of the most affordable 3D printers on the market and will be integrated with New Matter’s online store of 3D printable designs, allowing users of all skill levels to find, customize, and print great objects.
Icon Aircraft is redefining the small aircraft experience for pilots of all age and experience levels with the Icon A5 amphibious light sport aircraft.
Phase Four plasma propulsion systems improve navigation and efficiency for in-orbit satellite missions
Stellar Labs aviation marketplace provides a new experience for procuring private aircraft charter with real-time price quotes while helping operators optimize their fleet.
Ursa Major Technologies manufactures propulsion systems for micro- and nano-satellite launch vehicles.
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
8i is transforming video capture and playback to deliver a new medium for all display devices.
AltSpaceVR is a virtual reality software company bringing two-dimensional web content into shared virtual spaces and extending the web to create fully holographic experiences. The company was acquired by Microsoft in 2017. Co-investors included Tencent, GV, Formation 8 and Comcast Ventures.
Chirp Microsystem ultrasonic transceivers generate real-time 3D depth mapping for AR/VR, drones, and Connected Devices. The company was acquired by TDK in 2018.
DigiLens holographic optical waveguide technology and material science delivers unique optical solutions for display and imaging applications. Digilens is a leader in Switchable Bragg Grating (SBG) technologies.
Eyefluence embedded systems translate intent into action through human eye-driven UI/UX technologies for head mounted displays (HMDs). The company was acquired by Google in 2016. Co-investors include Jazz Ventures Partners, Intel Capital and Motorola Solutions Venture Capital.
Lightform creates simple, powerful tools that connect the real and digital worlds through computer vision and projected augmented reality.
Niantic Labs is a mobile software company focused on location-based augmented reality games. The company’s first title, Pokémon Go, launched in July 2016.
Ultrahaptics uses ultrasound waves to build touchless and gesture-based user interfaces that provide tactile sensations with mid-air virtual objects
Materials Science and Manufacturing Sustainability
Opus 12 applies electrochemical processes to recycled industrial waste products, starting with C02, to efficiently produce useful chemicals and fuels.
Plethora technology provides on-demand CNC machining design analysis, estimating, and fulfillment of high-quality custom prototypes and end-production parts.
Tempo Automation’s connected factory is the world's fastest printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) manufacturing service, powered by proprietary automation software, creating an unbroken digital thread from design to delivery for rapid prototyping, high-volume design optimization, as well as low-volume high-precision runs.