We've been at this since the very beginning of the World Wide Web. Our long track record includes some great ideas, some terrible ones, successful businesses and ones that didn't quite make it. We love ideas and enjoy working with folks who are curious and enthusiastic.
Here are the principles that guide us when we consider new projects or investments.
We are keen on anything that makes something that is cumbersome less so, regardless of the market size.
As the technologiy sector has matured we've seen a dangerous consolidation around personal data and a lack of consideration for privacy. Our policy is simple, data should only be collected if it directly respects and benefits the consumer.
Social media has brought about the erosion of authenticity. We like projects where the intention is clear, positive, and well understood.
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We don't have a set program. Here are some ways that we may work together.
From brand identity to nitty gritty technical architecture, we love details.
Sometimes, you have to build something and kick it around to see if it actually works!
Under the right circumstances, we will back some great ideas financially.
We've been around long enough to know when we can help and when we need to shut up and listen.
More intimate events are preferred but we are happy consider all opportunities.
Have a beta or an idea and looking for feedback? Invite us!
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Do you think you might have something that is a fit and need more information? We don't reply to everything, but we'll certainly try.
Along the way, we've built some stuff, made important innovations and contributions, and invested in great companies. Here is an abbreviated list:
Networked MDSocial Network for Doctors
Desktop WallpaperMade mainstream 1-Click - 1995
Photo SharingOrigination of UGC - 1996
Asymmetric FollowBirth of social networks - 1999
FreemiumA new business model for UGC - 2002
Input TriggersNow ubiquitous - 2005
NLP Calendar30 Boxes - 2006
NewsfeedYes, before Facebook - 2006
Content CardsReplacing links with richer media - 2007
Bowers and WilkinsMerged with EVA Automation
PatreonVia Crowdrise, Inc.
GimletAcquired by Spotify, Inc.
the HustleTech and Business News
Holey Grail DonutsTaro Based from Kauai
AmpleNutrition that Tastes Good
VoiceflowSoftware to build Voice UI
Adventure ProjectsAcquired by REI
8-Bit CapitalSeed Fund
Freestyle CapitalEarly Stage Fund
Lowercase CapitalEarly Stage Fund
We've been fortunate to work with lots of great people and firms over the years and rely on that extended network often.