As part of our innovation outreach, we invested in world class startups who were ‘re-inventing work’ or ‘transforming enterprise infrastructure.’ The startup companies leveraged new technologies and trends to transform value and competitive frameworks. They drove real outcomes by reducing cost, improving efficiency, or increasing revenue.
Companies that had a realistic chance to disrupt their target industry and to become a “10x” or high growth were our focus. They had the right team for the job, with startup and enterprise business experience and deep technological expertise. In many cases, they solved a serious technological problem, and had strong intellectual property. In others, they brought deep insights into the market.
The community we built continues, and we have a broad range of exposure and expertise. We have deep experience with the challenges of validating early stage startups and we are closely connected to investors, customers and partners.
500 Startups, Alchemist Accelerator, August Capital, Bain Capital, Blackbird Ventures, Baseline Ventures, CrunchFund, Ignition Partners, Intel Capital, Harvard Business School Angels, HWVP, Keiretsu Forum, NewGen Venture Partners, Nexus Venture Partners, OneVentures, PivotNorth Capital, Rogers Venture Partners, Salesforce, Samsung Ventures, Singapore’s Prime Minister’s Office/ National Research Foundation, SingTel Innov8, SquarePeg Capital, StartMate, StartX, TiE Angels, Trinity Ventures, Voyager Capital, Warner Bros, Y Combinator