Investing time, money or both in a portfolio of companies that are solving truly interesting problem

Mitek Systems (MITK)

A global leader in mobile capture and identity verification software

Built on the latest advancements in AI and machine learning. Mitek’s identity verification solutions allow an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a digital transaction; reduce UX friction via advanced data prefill and onboarding automation.  

Mitek’s innovative solutions are embedded into the apps of more than 5,900 organizations and used by more than 80 million consumers. (NASDAQ: MITK)

Betterment

“It’s hard to overestimate the impact that Betterment has had on financial advice in the U.S.” — Barron’s

The largest independent online financial advisor, with more than $18 billion in assets under management, Betterment pioneered the use of machine learning to deliver advanced investment advice and performance at scale

apex technologies (apxt)

“...Mainstream acceptance of SPACs helped fuel 2019’s boom in [55] blank-check listings. $12.6 billion has been raised in SPAC listings this year, surpassing the previous record.” — WSJ

Apex is a Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation led by co-CEO's Brad Koenig, former head of Global Technology Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs, and Jeff Epstein, former CFO of Oracle and Bessemer Operating Partner. We've raised $350 million to bring a private tech company public via an Initial Public Merger. 

Happy Money

“What if managing your finances were less of a chore and more fun? That’s the question @JoyApp poses—and answers brilliantly.” — Apple

The only financial company that combines psychology and money to help people live happier lives.  Happy Money is composed of financial services professionals, psychologists, data scientists, neuroscientists, designers, and technology experts, working together to provide three primary experiences: Joy, Payoff and the Happy Money Score.

CROWDSTREET

Build a stronger market, everyone wins.

Combining CRE investment expertise with technology, CrowdStreet provides direct access to a range of vetted, institutional-quality CRE opportunities and all the online tools needed to manage those investments. CrowdStreet provides investors the ability to diversify their portfolio with the third-largest asset class.  Build Wealth.

dumpling

"Where does that leave disgruntled shoppers who feel burned by Instacart? Dumpling." — ArsTechnica

A business and technology platform that provides everything an independent contractor needs to run their own business in today's mobile, on-demand economy.  First product launched, for personal grocery shoppers, has business owners earning three times more per hour versus Instacart.