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 use cutting edge technology fueled by AI and deep data learning to re-invent disruption.
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 and Salesforce.
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.
Jillian serves on numerous boards including: Stanford University Digital Health, Stanford University School of Medicine Board of Fellows, Advisory Board of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center Board of Directors, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and Communities in Schools.
Prior to Structure Capital, Jillian was Founder of Broad Strategy, Manus Media and Global Goal Sports Management. She served as Co- Director of TMT for Credit Suisse Zurich, and Director of Development for Universal and Warner Bros and Associate Publisher of the national publication Upside, reporting on the financial strategies of the technology industry.
As a frequent global public speaker, Jillian provides business and political commentary in the media, primarily on CNBC’s Squawk Alley and Bloomberg Business news. She also co-hosts Gimlet Media’s business podcast “The Pitch.”
Ms. Manus attended The University of Oxford & NYU, where she served on the Board of Trustees. Throughout her careers, she has been a strong advocate for inclusion and diversity, frequently speaking on the topic of “Investing in Values, not just Valuations”.
After selling the agency, he played leadership roles in technology and advisory roles for Dell, NASCAR, F1, NFL, Qualcomm and Pixar. He currently is an advisor to brands and early growth-stage companies, angel investor, and he first joined as a Director, Portfolio and LP Community, and Entrepreneur in Residence at Structure Capital, and now is a Partner for the fund. Jacob stepped in as Chief Technology Officer for Copia during the Y-Combinator W’16 batch, a portfolio company.
Jacob proudly has a daughter in tech, currently in University studying Computer Science and Mathematics.
The special sauce we offer our portfolio companies is a creative branding experience called Brand Camp. The talented team of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (GSP) is our grand partner for Brand Camp, who is part of the Omnicom Group, the third largest global ad agency.
Together we distill, we craft, we create a truthful narrative of the brand, which is the foundation of the brand that these companies can build upon.
"It's Powerful, It Works, its Fast, It’s Fun. It’s the Future"
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.
In 2010, a mutual friend introduced him to Ryan Graves,
Discussed Apple’s data privacy as the company moves toward a
Last week, Jillian discussed the larger issues over data privacy
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Australia is on fire, and we’d like to help. We’re offering you 15 minutes to provide feedback on your startup. It could be to review a deck, offer advice, potentially make an intro if it’s a good fit for both parties. Structure Capital isn’t making any net new investments at the moment as we’re focusing on investing in the later stages of our current portfolio, so please don’t expect that.
What you can expect is:
* Our undivided attention for 15 minutes
* Feedback based on 130 seed investments, 5 of which are now unicorns (worth $1B+)
* A shoutout thanking you on my social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram)
* Loads of gratitude
The offer is that you donate $1,000 to the Australian organization of your choice, to help the cause. It could for wildlife relief, firefighters, families – whatever you choose. We know it’s a lot of money, but it’s a big fire. We likely have time for 10 calls this week. We may ask some friends to offer the same, but we first want their permission to tag them. Please email [email protected] for a slot. We won’t get in the middle of your donation but would love to know where it went, simply so we can learn about all of them.
Thank you for your generous consideration.
Managing Partner at Structure Capital