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Latest news from our portfolio

October 20, 2021

Flock Freight Raises $215 Million at $1.3B Valuation for its Shared Freight Truckload Solution

October 25, 2021

Selfbook Raises $25M Series A to Simplify the Hotel Booking Experience

November 3, 2021

TenOneTen and Acrew Lead $3M Seed in Afterparty, a New NFT Platform for Creators 

November 10, 2021

Daily Announces $40M Series B for their Embedded Video and Audio Chat API

November 30, 2021

Buffalo Market Raises $15M Series A to Modernize Distribution for the Fastest Growing Brands

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We’ve started eight venture-backed startups, taken two public and realised over a billion dollars in exits. As founders, we were lucky to work with some great investors, and we want our founders to feel the same way.

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Will Bumpus — Concrete Rose

Will Bumpus — Concrete Rose

Will Bumpus from Concrete Rose joins us today.  Concrete Rose has grown quickly and is now leading rounds with $1-2M checks to support a virtuous cycle of wealth and opportunity for underrepresented communities of color.
 
Will tells us about his own focus on sustainability and where that came from in his life. He also shares why he and his partners may (hopefully) be part of a growing trend of VCs pledging a percent of their carry (50%!) to give back to nonprofits.

Charlie Hanna — Marcy Venture Partners

Charlie Hanna — Marcy Venture Partners

Marcy Venture Partners has grown from $30M to $900M AUM, now leading Series A and Series B rounds.  

Charlie Hanna tells us how he, Jay-Z, Jay Brown and Larry Marcus work together at Marcy to evaluate and champion the brands of the future.  He points out that celebrities like Jay-Z and Rihanna didn’t make their billions from their music, but from their ability to build brands.

Megan Holston-Alexander — A16Z

Megan Holston-Alexander — A16Z

Megan Holston-Alexander leads A16Z’s Cultural Leadership Fund (CLF).  CLF connects the world’s greatest cultural leaders with the best new technology companies.

Megan tells us about getting black people onto cap tables, into tech and building generational wealth.

She tells us how A16Z has grown this network and her own journey into this role.

Raj Ganguly — B Capital

Raj Ganguly — B Capital

B Capital has rapidly grown to over $6B AUM and has just announced its first early-stage fund, the $250M Ascent Fund run by a superstar team that includes Eduardo Saverin, Gabe Greenbaum, Karen Page, Karan Mohla, and Howard Morgan.

Raj says B Capital was not an overnight success but was built steadily on the conviction that there needed to be a firm that could be best in class on value-add and also global from the outset.

Technology & data moats excite us


Replicated helps software vendors quickly and easily deploy their applications to any customer using a single architecture.

We believe in reimagining big industries


Flock freight is reinventing the industry, eliminating inefficiency and waste through algorithmic pooling.

 

We invest in underlying technologies that enable transformation

Well Health enables conversations between patients and healthcare providers through secure, multilingual messaging.

Technology & Data moats excite us

Replicated helps software vendors quickly and easily deploy their applications to any customer using a single architecture


We believe in reimagining big industries

Flock freight is changing the game in the trucking industry

We believe in reimagining big industries

Flock freight is changing the game in the trucking industry