Portfolio Company News

ShoCard Sep. 29, 2017

Okta extends its identity platform to more parts of the enterprise - Okta Inc. today unveiled new features designed to help companies better control who accesses their technology infrastructure. Full

Reelgood Sep. 22, 2017

Reelgood’s app for cord cutters helps you find something new to watch - Reelgood, a service aimed at helping cord cutters find new shows and movies to watch from across streaming services, is now available… Full

Descartes Labs Sep. 19, 2017

Announcing our $30M Series B - Today, we’re excited to announce Descartes Labs $30M Series B round of financing led by March Capital, an LA-based venture… Full

AirXpanders Sep. 19, 2017

AirXpanders Receives Prestigious Golden Bridge Award for its AeroForm Tissue Expander System - PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AirXpanders, Inc. (ASX: AXP) (AirXpanders or Company), a medical device company… Full

AirPR Sep. 12, 2017

AI will turn PR people into superheroes within one year - PR is critical for startups. The profession is always been one part relationship manager, one part storyteller — a sales… Full

ScaleArc Sep. 7, 2017

ScaleArc Increases App Performance for Modern SaaS Applications - SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ScaleArc, a leading provider of database load balancing software, announced today that… Full

Ollie Aug. 21, 2017

Ollie Pets Hounds $12.6 Million For Customized Dog Food - The startup offers several recipes made of natural ingredients and ships the meals to customers bi-weekly Full

Casper Aug. 16, 2017

Casper announces a new high-end mattress called the Wave - Casper is unveiling a new mattress that co-founder and Chief Product Officer Jeff Chapin said responds to your body’s shape,… Full

Lemonaid Health Aug. 16, 2017

Phil gets $10M for app-enabled prescription delivery service - Phil, a San Francisco-based prescription refill and delivery service, has raised $10 million in a round led by Crosslink Capital.… Full

Imperfect Produce Aug. 16, 2017

‘Ugly’ Produce Delivery Service Expands To The Northwest - Imperfect Produce buys so-called ‘ugly’ fruits and vegetables from West Coast farms and delivers them to people’s… Full

Imperfect Produce Aug. 15, 2017

Save The World! Eat Ugly Produce! - Food waste is a big problem in the United States, with "expired" foods being chucked from stores and refrigerators by the billions… Full

IOpipe Aug. 14, 2017

With $2.5M in seed funding, IOpipe brings monitoring to serverless applications - Serverless applications are all the rage right now — and some companies are even leapfrogging containers to go all-in on… Full

AlienVault Jul. 25, 2017

AlienVault OTX Community Growth Spurs Threat Intelligence Sharing and Rapid Detection and Response - Collaboration between 65,000 global participants now enhanced by Groups and Adversary Pages; Support for STIX, TAXII, and YARA… Full

Project Cohort Jul. 17, 2017

Project Cohort raises $1.8M to help people promote their passions. - Project Cohort, a personal promotions platform, today announced that it has finalized a $1.8 million Series Seed investment.… Full

Distil Jul. 13, 2017

Distil Expands Capabilities to Offer Most Comprehensive Bot Defense Solution for Websites, Mobile Apps and API Servers - New Bot Defense for API offering prevents bots from accessing the API servers that power websites and mobile apps Full

Litbit Jul. 6, 2017

Purpose-trained AI flunky does the dirty work in diverse industries - There's hopeful news for anyone who's wished Siri could get up at 6:30 in the morning and go to work for them: A startup training… Full

Madefire Jul. 5, 2017

Madefire Targets Gaming for Future Expansion, Adds Industry Veteran Jon Middleton to Executive Team as Chief Revenue Officer - Madefire, the new standard in digital comics and innovator of the Madefire app and Motion Book format, announced today an initiative… Full

Imperfect Produce Jun. 30, 2017

Early Stage: Turning crooked carrots and weird watermelons into gold - Who they are: Imperfect Produce What they do: This San Francisco-based startup takes the ugly, misshapen and oddly colored fruits… Full

Casper Jun. 30, 2017

Thanks to Casper's new "Staycation Hacks," we can trick our Instagram followers into thinking we're living our best lives. - Using social media is a great way to keep in touch with friends, but it’s also a great way to trick people into thinking… Full

Teforia Jun. 29, 2017

Tea Infuser Brews The Perfect Cup Every Time Thanks To Smart Technology - The Teforia Leaf Infuser uses a series of algorithms to balance all of the necessary facets to make the best cup of tea possible Full

Apsalar Jun. 27, 2017

Singular & Apsalar Merge To Create The World's Most Powerful Unified Marketing Analytics Platform - The new company destroys data silos giving marketers access to unprecedented insights across the entire customer journey at any… Full

AirXpanders Jun. 19, 2017

AirXpanders (ASX:AXP) discusses its expansion into the US and its outlook - AirXpanders (ASX:AXP) President and CEO Scott Dodson talks about its expansion into the US, highlights from its Q1 2017 results… Full

Sunbasket Jun. 15, 2017

Sun Basket appoints first CFO in ramp-up - US organic meal-kit delivery service Sun Basket is ramping up its management team with the appointment of Stuart Huizinga as… Full

Grokker Jun. 15, 2017

Grokker’s Lorna Borenstein talks success in fitness and business - Finding success in your fitness goals is much like finding success in business – just ask Lorna Borenstein, entrepreneur… Full

AlienVault Jun. 12, 2017

AlienVault Eyes Up IPO As Growth Spurt Continues - No set date as of yet, but expect AlienVault to step up it’s IPO efforts in the coming months Like many other companies… Full

Teforia Jun. 6, 2017

How smart are they? 10 new-wave countertop appliances, tested - Teforia is a beautifully designed loose-leaf tea brewer that uses radio frequency identification — a tag that can communicate… Full

Teforia Jun. 1, 2017

2017 World Tea Awards Winners: Best Tea Brewing Device (Electric) Winner: Teforia - The 2017 World Tea Awards were presented to the winners at the Las Vegas Convention Center on June 14, 2017. Tea industry professionals… Full

Madefire May. 29, 2017

The future of publishing is on your TV and in VR - A decade ago smart phones, e-readers, and tablets helped save the publishing industry. Mobile devices broadened the market and… Full

Sunbasket May. 11, 2017

Exclusive: Unilever Is Investing in the Red-Hot Meal Kit Space - Meal-kit startup Sun Basket has closed on another fundraising round, this time led by the venture capital and private equity… Full

Empyr May. 9, 2017

Evolving Empyr Unveils Way to Link Online Ads with Offline Sales - When Jon Carder talks about online consumer trends, he speaks with some experience. Beginning with eHeaven, an e-commerce website… Full

Urjanet Mar. 2, 2017

Urjanet Announces $20 Million in Series C Funding from Oak HC/FT - March 02, 2017 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Urjanet, the world-wide leader for utility… Full

BlueVine Capital Feb. 28, 2017

FinTech Pioneer BlueVine secures $75 million financing from Fortress - REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BlueVine, the leading provider of online working capital financing to small… Full

Grokker Feb. 28, 2017

The inaugural CNBC Upstart 25: Promising young start-ups - The inaugural Upstart 25, CNBC's first-ever list of promising young start-ups, features a diverse group of companies that are… Full

AirXpanders Jan. 18, 2017

AirXpanders Announces First Commercial U.S. Procedure for AeroForm® Tissue Expander System for Breast Reconstruction - PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AirXpanders, Inc. (ASX: AXP) (AirXpanders or Company), a medical device company… Full

Trefoil Therapeutics Jan. 3, 2017

Trefoil Therapeutics Enters Into Collaborative Research and Development Agreement with NIH to Accelerate Development of Fuchs Dystrophy Therapy - Trefoil Therapeutics announced it will collaborate with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Advancing… Full

Earnest Dec. 13, 2016

Intuit opens up TurboTax service to developers, starting with online lender Earnest - Intuit is making another effort to help people save money with a new offering that benefits third-party applications. Today,… Full

Flex Pharma Nov. 2, 2016

Flex Pharma Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results - Flex Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLKS), a biotechnology company developing innovative and proprietary treatments for nocturnal leg… Full

Flex Pharma Jul. 26, 2016

Flex Pharma Completes Enrollment of Human Proof of Concept Efficacy Study in Nocturnal Leg Cramps - July 26, 2016 Boston, MA – Flex Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLKS) today announced that it has completed enrollment of its human… Full

Arista MD Jul. 22, 2016

A Q and A with AristaMD CEO: The shifting landscape of the specialist referral software sector - A few years ago, physician referral software was a popular area for health IT startups. Now they are getting snapped up by larger… Full

SynthoRX Jul. 19, 2016

Synthorx Announces $10 Million Series B Financing to Develop and Scale Novel Protein Therapeutics with Improved Pharmacological Properties - SAN DIEGO, July 20, 2016 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Synthorx Inc. announced today the completion of a $10 million Series B financing,… Full

Spirox Jul. 14, 2016

Spirox Announces First US Cases with Minimally Invasive Device for Lateral Cartilage Support in Patients with Nasal Valve Collapse, a Major Cause of Nasal Obstruction - MENLO PARK, Calif. – July 14, 2016 – Spirox™, Inc., a company committed to transforming treatment of nasal… Full

Flex Pharma Jun. 2, 2016

SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGH IN SPORTS NUTRITION TO CHANGE THE GAME FOR MILLIONS OF ENDURANCE ATHLETES - BOSTON, MA – June 2, 2016 – Exercise-associated muscle cramps are agonizing. Millions of athletes and fitness enthusiasts… Full

Personal Capital May. 20, 2016

Personal Capital raises $75M, bolstering global fintech boom - Personal Capital, a digital wealth management firm, has raised a $75 million Series E round at a valuation of around $500 million.… Full

Karmic Labs Mar. 24, 2016

Karmic Labs profiled on Fox Business: 4 things you should know - About 6 months ago our company was contacted by the folks at Innovations with Ed Begley Jr. They had heard about what we were… Full

Urjanet Feb. 29, 2016

Urjanet Named a TAG Top 10 Innovative Technology Company - Urjanet Achieves Recognition by Technology Association of Georgia as One of the State’s “Best of the Best”… Full

Galera Therapeutics Jan. 7, 2016

Galera Therapeutics Announces Fast Track Designation of GC4419 for Prevention of Oral Mucositis - MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Galera Therapeutics, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has… Full

Casper Nov. 19, 2015

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015 - Buying a new mattress is a lot like purchasing a used car: stressful, confusing and likely to overwhelm you with options. “We… Full

Dropoff Nov. 6, 2015

Dropoff Celebrates One-Year Anniversary - Dropoff, (http://www.dropoff.com), the fast-growing company dedicated to reinventing on-demand, same-day delivery logistics for… Full

Zebit Oct. 26, 2015

Zebit Launches To Provide No-Cost Financing To The Underserved; Secures $10 Million In Venture Capital - AS VEGAS, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebit, Inc. today launched the first fully automated payment system that provides zero-interest… Full

Casper Sep. 8, 2015

These start-ups don’t think mattress shopping has to be so terrible - Even as online shopping has exploded, the process of buying a mattress has remained remarkably — even stubbornly —… Full

AirXpanders Aug. 25, 2015

AirXpanders XPAND Pivotal Trial Meets Primary Endpoint - PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AirXpanders Inc. (AXP.AX), a medical device company focused on the design, manufacture,… Full

Mirna Therapeutics Aug. 24, 2015

Austin Cancer Drugs Developer Mirna Therapeutics Files for an IPO - Mirna Therapeutics, an Austin, TX-based biotech, is the latest Texas life sciences company to file to go public. Full

SynthoRX Aug. 19, 2015

Synthorx Advances Its Synthetic DNA Technology To Make Its First Full-Length Proteins Incorporating Novel Amino Acids - Synthorx's synthetic DNA base pair expands the DNA alphabet to enable the creation of more diverse proteins for wide variety… Full

Gynesonics Jul. 22, 2015

Gynesonics gets $43M to back pivotal trial of uterine fibroid ablation device - One method of vanquishing uterine fibroids, power morcellation, is under close scrutiny from the FDA and insurers. That involves… Full

Upstart Jul. 16, 2015

Upstart Ex-Googlers Raise $35 Million To Get Millennials More Access To Loans - At Google, a 25-year-old is a known quantity. Where young job candidates went to school, what they majored in, and many more… Full

Upstart Jul. 16, 2015

Online lender Upstart raises $35M in Series C funding - Third Point Ventures led the round with participation from existing investors such as Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital and… Full

AirXpanders Jun. 18, 2015

AirXpanders Raises $36.5 Million in Oversubscribed IPO; Strong Institutional Support; to List on ASX on Monday - SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AirXpanders Inc., a U.S.-based medical device company focused on the design, manufacture, sale and distribution… Full

AirXpanders Jun. 5, 2015

AirXpanders spots Australia as key market for expansion - AirXpanders spots Australia as key market for expansion By Amanda Pedersen, Senior Staff Writer It might be easy for American… Full

AlienVault Jun. 5, 2015

AlienVault Named Best SME Security Solution in 2015 SC Awards Europe - London, UK – 04 June 2015 – AlienVault, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ solutions and… Full

AlienVault Jun. 5, 2015

AlienVault Named Best SME Security Solution in 2015 SC Awards Europe - London, UK – 04 June 2015 – AlienVault, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ solutions and… Full

AlienVault Jun. 5, 2015

AlienVault Named Best SME Security Solution in 2015 SC Awards Europe - London, UK – 04 June 2015 – AlienVault, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ solutions and… Full

AlienVault Jun. 4, 2015

AlienVault Named Best SME Security Solution in 2015 SC Awards Europe - London, UK – 04 June 2015 – AlienVault, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ solutions and… Full

AirXpanders Apr. 14, 2015

AirXpanders Completes Enrollment in XPAND US Pivotal Trial - AirXpanders Inc., a company developing novel technology for women who require tissue expansion for breast reconstruction following… Full

SynthoRX Jan. 9, 2015

Expanded DNA alphabet wins Science award - Production of an expanded DNA alphabet in a reproducing life form is the science breakthrough of the year, according to an online… Full

AirXpanders Dec. 8, 2014

irXpanders Announces First Commercial Sale of AeroForm® in Australia - The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved AeroForm, a needle-free, patient-controlled tissue expansion system,… Full

Stray Boots Jul. 30, 2014

App Vs. Human: Tour Guide Edition - ’m a big fan of tour guides, particularly when traveling with kids. Children listen better when another adult is speaking,… Full

Swell Jul. 29, 2014

Apple to Buy Radio App Swell for $30 Million - Apple is close to buying the Pandora-for-talk-radio app Swell, according to multiple sources. Full

Crossbar Jun. 30, 2014

Crossbar debuts patented 1TnR RRAM technology for long-term memory density scalability - Start-up company Crossbar Inc. announced that it has demonstrated pre-production 1MB arrays using its patented “1TnR”… Full

Crossbar Jun. 30, 2014

Flash storage faces challenge from Crossbar's RRAM - The hunt for memory technology to replace NAND flash storage within the next 10 years is under way, and startup Crossbar is planning… Full

AirXpanders Apr. 15, 2014

Interim Results of AirXpanders' Multi-Centered Randomized Controlled Trial Demonstrate Faster, Needle-Free Alternative to Saline Tissue Expanders - PALO ALTO, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AirXpanders Inc., a company developing novel technology for women who require… Full

Crossbar Mar. 31, 2014

CROSSBAR CLOSES SERIES C FUNDING OF $25M; OVERSUBSCRIBED ROUND VALIDATES COMPANY'S READINESS TO SCALE - SANTA CLARA, Calif, March 31, 2014 – Crossbar, Inc., a start-up company pioneering Resistive RAM (RRAM) technology, today… Full

Madefire Dec. 31, 2013

26 amazing startups you need to watch in 2014 - You might be forgiven for thinking 2013 was a year of redundant, me-too startups flailing around trying to come up with the best… Full

Retrofit Oct. 4, 2013

Dieting in the Digital Age - For most of his life, Rickey Glover was overweight. Glover, who is 6’1, weighed about 280 pounds in high school; in college,… Full

Proximal Data Sep. 24, 2013

Proximal Data signs distribution deal with Commtech - Commtech has inked a deal with Proximal Data to distribute AutoCache, a server-side caching solution. Full

Crossbar Sep. 20, 2013

Bay Area Company’s Chip Promises Big Leaps In Storage, Battery Life - A tech company based in the Bay Area is on the verge of introducing a chip that could solve the biggest problems of today’s… Full

Urjanet Sep. 17, 2013

Urjanet Takes the Pain Out of Gathering Utility Data - Urjanet’s business model proves C&I customers don’t like dealing with their utility either. Full

Crossbar Aug. 5, 2013

Crossbar says it will kill the $60B flash memory market with Resistive RAM, which stores a terabyte on a chip - Crossbar announced today a new kind of memory chip that can replace flash memory, one of the fundamental building blocks of digital… Full

AirPR Jun. 18, 2013

Startup-PR Matchmaker AirPR Opens To The Public, As Data Begins To Reveal How To Fix A Broken Model - For pretty much as long as anyone can remember, a relationship triangle, or a “love triangle” if you will, has taken… Full

AirPR Jun. 12, 2013

AirPR launches its curated PR marketplace to play matchmaker between startups and agencies - Today after a one year period of closed beta, AirPR opened its pubic relations marketplace to the world, and expanded its industry… Full

Madefire Jun. 5, 2013

OLD MEETS NEW AS MADEFIRE EXPANDS MOTION BOOK LINE - Madefire launched the Motion Book to be a digital first reading experience and quickly reached numerous milestones, including… Full

Mirna Therapeutics Jun. 5, 2013

Mirna Therapeutics Announces New Chief Medical Officer - Mirna Therapeutics, an Austin-based biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of miRNA therapeutics,… Full

Stray Boots May. 31, 2013

Let’s Play: Making Travel a Game - IT WAS A SUNDAY AFTERNOON in SoHo and while most New Yorkers were having brunch, Makeda Peters and her boyfriend were on a street… Full

Mirna Therapeutics May. 13, 2013

Mirna Therapeutics is First to Advance MicroRNA into the Clinic for Cancer - Mirna Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company pioneering microRNA (miRNA) replacement therapies for cancer, announced today… Full

Gild Apr. 27, 2013

How Big Data Is Playing Recruiter for Specialized Workers - WHEN the e-mail came out of the blue last summer, offering a shot as a programmer at a San Francisco start-up, Jade Dominguez,… Full

Empyr Apr. 2, 2013

OGL Partners With Operation Homefront To Support Wounded Warriors And Their Families - MOGL, the leading restaurant loyalty program, today announced that it has partnered with Operation Homefront - California, a… Full

edo interactive Mar. 27, 2013

edo Interactive partners with publicly traded payment processor - Nashville founded card-linked offers provider edo Interactive has joined up with publicly traded Global Payments to launch a… Full

Virsto Software Feb. 11, 2013

VMware to Acquire Virsto - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced it has signed a definitive… Full

Empyr Feb. 7, 2013

Is Jon Carder from Mars? The Contrarian Views of Mogl’s Founding CEO - The Mogl headquarters in San Diego is designed around two long tables with dozens of workstations, where staffers manage different… Full

Mirna Therapeutics Jan. 23, 2013

Mirna Therapeutics Presents Preclinical Data on Lead Product Candidate MRX34 at Keystone Conference - Mirna Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company pioneering microRNA (miRNA) replacement therapies for cancer, announced that… Full

Empyr Dec. 21, 2012

MOGL Goes on a Mission to Fight Hunger - MOGL, a locally based restaurant loyalty service, recently announced that the company donated 200,000 meals through their Meal… Full

AirPR Dec. 4, 2012

AirPR opens its startup/PR match-up service to VC and angel portfolios, lets them skip a 1,300-long queue. - PR is a contentious issue in the tech media. Whether that’s really justified or not, there’s no denying that just… Full

Empyr Nov. 14, 2012

MOGL Wins ‘Best Food App’ of 2012 by Food & Beverage Magazine - MOGL, the engaging and seamless restaurant loyalty platform that eliminates the need for coupons, punch cards, mobile payments… Full

Mirna Therapeutics Oct. 24, 2012

Mirna Therapeutics receives $34.5M financing - Biopharmaceutical company Mirna Therapeutics Inc. has completed a $34.5 million Series C round of financing. Full

Virsto Software Oct. 4, 2012

Virsto Named Finalist of 2012 Storage Virtualization & Cloud Awards - Virsto Software, an innovative provider of VM-centric storage hypervisor software, today announced that its Virsto for vSphere… Full

numberFire Sep. 9, 2012

NumberFire Gets Scientific About Fantasy Football Picks - Football season is upon us and that means many of you are making your fantasy football picks. While ESPN, Yahoo and others provide… Full

edo interactive Jan. 10, 2012

EDO Interactive Taps New VP of Brands and Marketing Development - Interactive marketing services company EDO Interactive has hired Sears Holding Corp. and PepsiCo veteran Jeffrey Fagel as its… Full

Empyr Oct. 1, 2011

Meet San Diego’s Newest Restaurant Mogul - A local entrepreneur nabs $2.4 million for a new online restaurant loyalty venture Full

edo interactive Aug. 2, 2011

EDO Interactive Announces $20 Million Investment Co-Led by Baird Venture Partners and VantagePoint Capital Partners - Funding to accelerate market deployment of hyper-targeted digital deals and incentives (Prewards®) by financial institutions… Full

edo interactive Aug. 17, 2009

Edo Interactive Culls $8.5M for Payment Cards with Digital Rewards - Edo Interactive — a Nashville, Tenn.-based digital marketing company that provides payment cards with direct marketing… Full