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about.me

Freelancers, entrepreneurs, and side-hustlers use about.me to grow their audience and get more clients.

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about.me

Freelancers, entrepreneurs, and side-hustlers use about.me to grow their audience and get more clients.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC III

Founded By: Tony Conrad, Ryan Freitas

CEO: Tony Conrad

M&A: Broadly (Feb. '19)

Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report is the leading sports culture media company.

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Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report is the leading sports culture media company.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Dave Finocchio, Alexander Freund, Bryan Goldberg, Dave Nemetz

CEO: Brian Grey

M&A: Time Warner (Aug. '12)

Blekko

Blekko offers a web search engine and social news platform that provided users with curated links for the entered search criteria.

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Blekko

Blekko offers a web search engine and social news platform that provided users with curated links for the entered search criteria.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Bryn Dole, Bob Truel, Keith Peters, Greg Lindahl, Rich Skrenta, Mike Markson

CEO: Rich Skrenta

M&A: IBM (Mar. '15)

Byliner

Byliner publishes original fiction and non-fiction e-shorts that can be read in two hours or less.

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Byliner

Byliner publishes original fiction and non-fiction e-shorts that can be read in two hours or less.

Category: Consumer, Marketplaces

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC III

Founded By: John Tayman

CEO: Deanna Brown

M&A: Macmillan (Sep. '14)

Charlie

Charlie's text-based financial AI that worries about money so you do not have to.

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Charlie

Charlie's text-based financial AI that worries about money so you do not have to.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Stephanie Palmeri

Fund: SoftTech VC V

Founded By: Ilian Georgiev, Robert Luedeman, Ivo Parashkevov

CEO: Ilian Georgiev

M&A: Chime (Aug. '21)

Circle of Moms

Circle of Moms is a parenting social network for mothers to share stories, problems, and tips of motherhood.

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Circle of Moms

Circle of Moms is a parenting social network for mothers to share stories, problems, and tips of motherhood.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Ephraim Luft, Mike Greenfield

CEO: Ephraim Luft

M&A: Sugar Inc. (Feb. '12)

ClassDojo

ClassDojo

ClassDojo is a classroom communication app that helps parents, teachers, and kids share in all the great stuff that happens at school.

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ClassDojo

ClassDojo is a classroom communication app that helps parents, teachers, and kids share in all the great stuff that happens at school.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC III, SoftTech VC Plus, Uncork Plus II

Founded By: Sam Chaudhary, Liam Don

CEO: Sam Chaudhary

Status: Active

Coin

Coin is a consumer electronics and financial technology startup.

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Coin

Coin is a consumer electronics and financial technology startup.

Category: Consumer, Hardware

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC III

Founded By: Karthik Balakrishnan, Kanishk Parashar

CEO: Kanishk Parashar

M&A: Fitbit (May '16)

Curse

Curse is a global multimedia and technology company that created content and products for gamers.

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Curse

Curse is a global multimedia and technology company that created content and products for gamers.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Hubert Thieblot

CEO: Hubert Thieblot

M&A: Twitch (Aug. '16)

Estately

Estately makes it easy to find and buy a home online.

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Estately

Estately makes it easy to find and buy a home online.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Galen Ward, Doug Cole

CEO: Galen Ward

M&A: NRT (Apr. '15)

FanBridge

Helping content creators grow and engage their fan audiences.

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FanBridge

Helping content creators grow and engage their fan audiences.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Noah Dinkin & Spencer Richardson

CEO: Noah Dinkin

M&A: ConvertKit (Apr. '21)

Fatherly

Fatherly is the leading digital brand for modern-day parents.

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Fatherly

Fatherly is the leading digital brand for modern-day parents.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Stephanie Palmeri

Fund: SoftTech VC IV

Founded By: Mike Rothman, Simon Isaacs

CEO: Mike Rothman

M&A: Some Spider Studios (Mar. '20)

Foodzie

Foodzie is an online marketplace that allowed individuals to discover and buy food directly from artisan producers.

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Foodzie

Foodzie is an online marketplace that allowed individuals to discover and buy food directly from artisan producers.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC III

Founded By: Rob LaFave, Emily Olson, Nik Bauman

CEO: Rob LaFave

M&A: Joyus (Jun. '12)

FounderDating

FounderDating is a network of entrepreneurs focusing on connecting with professionals and skilled individuals.

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FounderDating

FounderDating is a network of entrepreneurs focusing on connecting with professionals and skilled individuals.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC III

Founded By: Jessica Alter

CEO: Jessica Alter

M&A: Onevest (Jul. '16)

FreshPlanet

FreshPlanet

FreshPlanet is a social, casual gaming company developing online games for the iPad and Facebook.

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FreshPlanet

FreshPlanet is a social, casual gaming company developing online games for the iPad and Facebook.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Mathieu Nouzareth, Romain Nouzareth

CEO: Mathieu Nouzareth

M&A: Gameloft (Dec. '18)

Friend.ly

Friend.ly is a social Q&A site allowing users to post questions on different subjects and get answers from the community.

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Friend.ly

Friend.ly is a social Q&A site allowing users to post questions on different subjects and get answers from the community.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Ed Baker, Joachim de Lombaert, Bryan Guillemette

CEO: Ed Baker

M&A: Facebook (Oct. '11)

GeoAPI

The Mixerlabs GeoAPI provides application developers with the ability to query the world.

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GeoAPI

The Mixerlabs GeoAPI provides application developers with the ability to query the world.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Othman Laraki, Elad Gil

CEO: Elad Gil

M&A: Twitter (Dec. '09)

Guildery

Guildery enables designers and consumers to create and customize fabrics and home decor.

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Guildery

Guildery enables designers and consumers to create and customize fabrics and home decor.

Category: Consumer, Marketplaces

Partner: Stephanie Palmeri

Fund: SoftTech VC IV

Founded By: Shane Reilly, Kelly Berger

CEO: Shane Reilly

M&A: Minted (Mar. '16)

Hallow

Hallow is a faith-based meditation app that aims to help people develop and deepen their relationship with God through contemplative prayer

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Hallow

Hallow is a faith-based meditation app that aims to help people develop and deepen their relationship with God through contemplative prayer

Category: Consumer

Partner: Tripp Jones

Fund: SoftTech VC V, Uncork Plus III

Founded By: Alex Jones, Erich Kerekes, Alessandro DiSanto

CEO: Alex Jones

Status: Active

Hoodline

Hoodline is building the nearby button of the internet.

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Hoodline

Hoodline is building the nearby button of the internet.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Charles Hudson

Fund: SoftTech VC IV

Founded By: Andrew Dudley, Eric Eldon

CEO: Razmig Hovaghimian

M&A: Ripple News (Sep. '16)

Kaboodle

Kaboodle is a shopping site that lets users list their preferred products on the web.

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Kaboodle

Kaboodle is a shopping site that lets users list their preferred products on the web.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC I

Founded By: Keiron McCammon, Chetan Pungaliya, Manish Chandra

CEO: Manish Chandra

M&A: Hearst (Aug. '07)

Kongregate

Kongregate is a leading mobile game publisher and web gaming portal.

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Kongregate

Kongregate is a leading mobile game publisher and web gaming portal.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC I

Founded By: Jim, Greer, Emily Greer

CEO: Emily Greer

M&A: GameStop (Jul. '10)

Joya Communications Inc / Marco Polo

Joya Communications creates applications that enable people to remain connected.

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Joya Communications Inc / Marco Polo

Joya Communications creates applications that enable people to remain connected.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC III, SoftTech VC Plus

Founded By: Michal Bortnik, Vlada Bortnik

CEO: Vlada Bortnik

Status: Active

Mayas Mom

Maya’s Mom is a social interactive site enabling parents to share their thoughts via “journals” and receive general parenting advice.

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Mayas Mom

Maya’s Mom is a social interactive site enabling parents to share their thoughts via “journals” and receive general parenting advice.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC I

Founded By: Ann Crady-Weiss

CEO: Ann Crady-Weiss

M&A: BabyCenter (Aug. '07)

Mesmo

Mesmo, Inc. is the leading developer of social and mobile games.

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Mesmo

Mesmo, Inc. is the leading developer of social and mobile games.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Davin Miyoshi, Jesse Hull, Debarshi Kar

CEO: Davin Miyoshi

M&A: GSN (May '10)

Milo

Milo enables shoppers to research products online and buy locally while tracking real-time availability and price.

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Milo

Milo enables shoppers to research products online and buy locally while tracking real-time availability and price.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Jack Abraham, Ted Dziuba, John Evans

CEO: Jack Abraham

M&A: eBay (Dec. '10)

Mint.com

Mint.com is the leading personal finance and budgeting tool.

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Mint.com

Mint.com is the leading personal finance and budgeting tool.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC I

Founded By: Aaron Patzer

CEO: Aaron Patzer

M&A: Intuit (Dec. '09)

Mob.ly

Mob.ly provides advanced mobile application development services and infrastructure.

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Mob.ly

Mob.ly provides advanced mobile application development services and infrastructure.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Mihir Shah, Yishai Lerner

CEO: Mihir Shah

M&A: Groupon (May. '10)

MyBlogLog

MyBlogLog is a social network for the blogger community that is based in part on interactions facilitated by a popular web widget.

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MyBlogLog

MyBlogLog is a social network for the blogger community that is based in part on interactions facilitated by a popular web widget.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC I

Founded By: Eric Marcoullier, Todd Sampson

CEO: Scott Rafer

M&A: Yahoo! (Dec. '06)

Netvibes

Netvibes' platform transform browsing, sharing, and tagging into tangible business data to share, analyze, and act on in real-time.

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Netvibes

Netvibes' platform transform browsing, sharing, and tagging into tangible business data to share, analyze, and act on in real-time.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC I

Founded By: Tariq Krim, Pierre Chappaz, Freddy Mini

CEO: Freddy Mini

M&A: Dassault Systèmes (Feb. '12)

Next Big Sound

Next Big Sound is an online music analytics platform tracking artists’ popularity and profitability across major social networks.

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Next Big Sound

Next Big Sound is an online music analytics platform tracking artists’ popularity and profitability across major social networks.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Alex White, David Hoffman, Samir Rayani

CEO: Alex White

M&A: Pandora (May. '10)

Nuzzel

Nuzzel offers personalized news discovery and curated newsletters for busy professionals

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Nuzzel

Nuzzel offers personalized news discovery and curated newsletters for busy professionals

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC III

Founded By: Jonathan Abrams, Kent Lindstrom

CEO: Jonathan Abrams

M&A: Scroll (Nov. '18)

RedCap

Redcap's platform delivers out of store experiences to a dealer’s customer, wherever they are and whenever they want it.

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RedCap

Redcap's platform delivers out of store experiences to a dealer’s customer, wherever they are and whenever they want it.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC III

Founded By: David Zwick, Stephen Kelley

CEO: David Zwick

M&A: Solera Mar. '18

Rixty

Rixty through its payment platform allows users to spend money on online games, virtual worlds and other types of digital content.

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Rixty

Rixty through its payment platform allows users to spend money on online games, virtual worlds and other types of digital content.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Ted Sorom, Don Ferguson

CEO: Ted Sorom

M&A: MOL (Oct. '12)

Songkick

Songkick is the largest global concert database and music ticketing platform.

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Songkick

Songkick is the largest global concert database and music ticketing platform.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Ian Hogarth, Pete Smith, Michelle You

CEO: Matt Jones

M&A: Warner Music Group (Jul. '17)

Spoon University

Spoon University is the food resource for the next generation.

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Spoon University

Spoon University is the food resource for the next generation.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Stephanie Palmeri

Fund: SoftTech VC IV

Founded By: Sarah Adler, Mackenzie Barth

CEO: Mackenzie Barth

M&A: Scripps Network Interactive (May '17)

Sunnyside

Build healthier drinking habits and avoid the negative effects of alcohol with our behavioral psychology-backed system for drinking more mindfully.

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Sunnyside

Build healthier drinking habits and avoid the negative effects of alcohol with our behavioral psychology-backed system for drinking more mindfully.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Tripp Jones

Fund: Uncork VI

Founded By: Nick Allen, Ian Anderson

CEO: Nick Allen

Status: Active

Tapulous

Tapulous is a developer and publisher of video games such as Tap Tap Revenge.

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Tapulous

Tapulous is a developer and publisher of video games such as Tap Tap Revenge.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Bart Decrem, Andrew Lacy

CEO: Bart Decrem

M&A: Disney (Jul. '10)

The Lobby

The Lobby is a video shopping platform that bridges the gap between online and offline shopping.

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The Lobby

The Lobby is a video shopping platform that bridges the gap between online and offline shopping.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Tripp Jones

Fund: SoftTech VC V

Founded By: Abigail Holtz and Chad Remesch

CEO: Abigail Holtz

Status: Active

Thing Labs

Thing Labs develops web-based software that enables users to create, share, explore and enjoy content.

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Thing Labs

Thing Labs develops web-based software that enables users to create, share, explore and enjoy content.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Simeon Simeonov, Jason Shellen

CEO: Jason Shellen

M&A: Aol (Sep. '10)

Topguest

Topguest provides social loyalty and infrastructure solutions for global loyalty programs.

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Topguest

Topguest provides social loyalty and infrastructure solutions for global loyalty programs.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC II

Founded By: Geoff Lewis, Ash Fontana, Ozan Onay

CEO: Geoff Lewis

M&A: Switchfly (Dec. '11)

True&Co

True&Co uses data to design and engineer beautifully feminine and functional products.

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True&Co

True&Co uses data to design and engineer beautifully feminine and functional products.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Stephanie Palmeri

Fund: SoftTech VC III

Founded By: Dan Dolgin, Aarthi Ramamurthy, Michelle Lam

CEO: Michelle Lam

M&A: PVH (Mar. '17)

Truveo

Truveo was the first video search engine.

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Truveo

Truveo was the first video search engine.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Jeff Clavier

Fund: SoftTech VC I

Founded By: Tim Tuttle, Adam Beguelin

CEO: Tim Tuttle

M&A: Aol (Dec. '05)

Ubooly

Ubooly builds interactive, educational toys for children.

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Ubooly

Ubooly builds interactive, educational toys for children.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Stephanie Palmeri

Fund: SoftTech VC III

Founded By: Carly Gloge, Isaac Squires, Gavin Lee

CEO: Carly Gloge

M&A: Sphero (Jan. '16)

Wander

Wander is a beautiful way to share and experience the world.

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Wander

Wander is a beautiful way to share and experience the world.

Category: Consumer

Partner: Stephanie Palmeri

Fund: SoftTech VC III

Founded By: Jeremy Fisher, Keenan Cummings

CEO: Jeremy Fisher

M&A: Yahoo! (Feb. '14)

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