Our portfolio companies span a range of verticals, but they have one thing in common: they strive to eliminate waste. They create significant value out of under-utilized assets. They use precious resources efficiently, reduce overhead, empower individuals, put people to work and help communities grow. They enable more timely and relevant products and experiences, remove friction, and shorten the distance between supply and demand. They invent new business models that change the economics of an industry.
People expect instant gratification.
If something cannot be done on a smart phone then it cannot be done.
We want everything to be easy. One tap.
Social connections and ratings provide reputation and trust.
It’s now easy to connect based on specific mobile location.
Not your typical venture team. We’re a diverse team with
a vast set of complementary expertise rooted in entrepreneurial success. We have created and built companies that have been acquired for hundreds of millions of dollars. We’ve spotted the billion-dollar plus ‘unicorns’ with early investments in Uber, Salesforce and Tesla.
With over 70 years combined experience, we bring ideas, guidance and support to our portfolio companies across a wide range of expertise including: Engineering, Sales, Marketing/PR, Science, Media/Entertainment, Law, Politics/Policy.
She serves on numerous boards including: Box.org, NYU, Dean’s Council for Tisch School of the Arts, Center for Investigative Reporting, The Shriver Report, and Stanford Hospital’s Cancer Center. She served seven years as Chair for the world’s largest Women’s Conference in partnership with Maria Shriver.
As a committed philanthropist, she created the Manus Family Foundation whose mission is to “create paths of safety and self-sufficiency for women and children”. The two primarily levers of investment are education and health.
She is mother of four children, her proudest models of strategic growth.
We look for founders who are fueled by ideas and ideals. They define success in terms of building value for investors, customers, employees, and their community. Both tenacious and empathetic, they’ll overcome any obstacle to succeed. These are the entrepreneurs that turn ideas into powerful brands with a purpose and a point of view.
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