All Def’s assets, including its intellectual property, content library and social-media channels, have been acquired by Culture Genesis, a Santa Monica-based digital studio and tech startup focused on “remixing technology for authentic urban culture and entertainment.”
Culture Genesis was founded in February 2018 by former Apple biz-dev exec Cedric Rogers and Shaun Newsum, an alum of Vevo and MLB Advanced Media (now Disney Streaming Services).Portfolio Details
Leading GRC Platform
AuditBoard is easy-to-use, fully integrated GRC platform. Trusted by Fortune 500 companies to manage audits, internal controls, and SOX 404 testing.
Co-Investors: Donnelley Financial | Battery VenturesPortfolio Details
Corrective Action Platform
Bambee is a platform that helps companies create effective and standardized performance improvement plans online. Companies can set time-bound performance goals for and measure the progress of underperforming employees.
Co-investors: Greycroft Partners
Online Video Audience Development Platform
Blayze is the first online video audience development platform that empowers brands, Youtube channels, and media companies to buy and sell highly targeted new viewers. We are trusted by many of the top media companies in the world to activate, manage, and monetize their audience and data.
Exit: Acquired by Vobile
Marketplace for Local Artisan Florists
BloomNation allows local artisan florists to list unique designs for sale in an online marketplace, so consumers can discover and send handcrafted arrangements that are locally delivered. BloomNation also provides enterprise services to local florists to manage their online and offline business.
Co-Investors: A Capital | A16Z | Spark | Crunchfund
Blueprint Title offers a modern approach to title insurance and closing. You and your clients deserve outstanding service, smart technology, and transparent pricing.
Co-investors: Santander Innoventures, GreycroftPortfolio Details
Marketing Automation Software for SMB's
Bridg is an artificially intelligent, self learning, marketing automation service for local businesses and national franchises. We efficiently attracts new customers without paying for advertising and without minimal work from our customers. In short, Bridg is a world class online marketing manager “in a box.”
Co-Investors: Morpheus Ventures | Visa | March Capital Partners | NextEquity Partners
Butter make friends
Make New Friends via Photos and Messaging
Butter is where teens and twenty-somethings find new friends via photos and messaging.
Learn Music Together
Chromatik is a digital learning platform redefining how people practice, perform, and learn music. Our iPad and web applications enable you to upload music, record performance tracks, and share with your students, teachers, bandmates, and friends.
Exit: Acquired by TakeLessons
Find your patients for your trial faster
Citruslabs (formerly MindMate) is an end-to-end solution for clinical trial patient recruitment and retention. 86% of clinical trials don't meet their patient target and we're fixing this broken industry.
Co-investors: Launch Capital
Business to Business Same Day Delivery
Dropoff is modernizing courier and same-day delivery by providing its business customers a superior experience built on unmatched reliability, convenience and service, all powered by a proprietary technology platform. Dropoff offers easy online ordering, transparent pricing, real-time tracking, accurate ETAs for pickups and deliveries, email confirmations and driver ratings.
Co-Investors: Austin Ventures
Fraud Risk Assessment Based on Email Address
Emailage provides an innovative and efficient way to identify the fraud risk associated with an email address, which helps retailers, financial institutions, payment processors, ecommerce companies, and banks to mitigate online financial fraud.
Co-Investors: Felicis Ventures | Google Ventures | Anthos Capital
Exit: Acquired by LexisNexis
Next generation encyclopedia
Everipedia is the next generation encyclopedia rebuilt for the modern age. With over 6 million articles and counting, it's already the world's largest English encyclopedia by content. Everipedia is free from ads and free to use for everyone under creative commons.
Co-Investors: Galaxy Digital LP
The bridal revolution is here
Floravere is an integrated, direct-to-consumer wedding dress brand. The company takes the hassle out of the wedding dress buying experience. Instead of inefficient, lengthy bridal appointments, Floravere brings the the bridal dress buying experience in home. After a virtual consultation, the bride-to-be chooses 3 dresses (out of 14 options) she would like shipped to her home. The bride box arrives a few days later to the customer’s doorstep.
Co-investors: Felicis Ventures
Healthy, Delicious Baking Mixes and Kits
Foodstirs is reinvigorating the baking aisle at supermarkets and stores across the nation by introducing healthy, creative, fun, and delicious baking mixes and kits.
Photoscreen So Children Flourish
GoCheck Kids helps you detect amblyopia risk factors in children too young for a visual acuity test.
Co-Investors: Sovereign's Capital, FCA Venture Partners, InterWest Partners
Construction Materials Delivered. On-Demand.
GoFor is a last-mile logistics service, providing on-demand and scheduled delivery of building materials and equipment for the home improvement and construction industries. GoFor’s platform allows businesses to supplement their busy fleets or act as a complete out-sourced logistics partner for fast, affordable and reliable construction deliveries.
Enterprise NFC Infrastructure
GoToTags develops end-to-end infrastructure for brands, agencies, and product manufacturers looking to deploy NFC related projects. Founded on the idea that the online and physical worlds would be connected via wireless sensors; GoToTags has become by far the largest provider of NFC tags and software to Fortune 500 companies including Google, Apple, American Express, P&G and more.
We are building a bank for the next 100 years.
Banking is old. Building is new. Open an HMBradley account today and start saving your way to 3% APY.
Co-investors: Index Ventures, Accomplice VC, Walkabout VenturesPortfolio Details
Cellular Connectivity Platform for IoT
Empowering makers, engineers & creators with cellular connectivity.
Co-Investor: NextView Ventures | Drive Capital
Shopping online? Honey has your back.
The simplest way to save online. Honey automatically finds and applies coupon codes at checkout for you! Download Honey for free on your browser.
Exit: Acquired by PayPal
Employee Engagement with Purpose
InvolveSoft is a Work Community Platform. It’s a platform to create & manage events like Volunteering, Team Activities, Leadership & Training, Customer conferences, and Diversity & Inclusion. Companies like Verizon and Freemantle Media use it to create a manage thousands of community events worldwide. The platform provides enterprise-grade security and reliability while having the ease of use of a modern consumer app.
Co-investors: Greycroft | BDMI | Bonfire Ventures | LaunchCapital
Audio courses that inspire new abilities
Knowable is a first-of-its-kind audio learning platform and library of original, expert-led audio courses. We create immersive, screen-free learning experiences that help people get inspired, learn new things, and accomplish their personal and professional goals.
Co-Investors: a16z | First Round Capital | Lowercase Capital | Upfront Ventures
Marketplace for API's
Kong is building a world-class marketplace for cloud APIs, driven by a passionate community of developers from all over the world. We make it easy to distribute, monetize, manage and consume cloud APIs.
Co-Investors: NEA | Index Ventures | Charles River Ventures (CRV)
Get where you’re going with Landline.
Landline is the most affordable way for people in regional communities to access the world. We make it easy to book ground transportation to airline connections by partnering with major airlines and selling bus legs under their brand names. You can book online in one click and our service includes the transfer of your bag to the partner airline.
Co-Investors: Upfront Ventures, Matchstick VenturesPortfolio Details
Rent Payment Insurance
The first nationwide rent payment insurance program. LeaseLock helps renters get approved. Better than a cosigner or extra deposits, qualified renters pay a fee that gets their lease approved while simultaneously insuring the property for all rent payments. LeaseLock is backed by insurance rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best.
Co-Investors: American Family Insurance| Wildcat Venture Partners| Moderne Ventures
Point of Sale Origination for Marketplace Lenders
LoanHero has developed an innovative loan origination platform that solves a multibillion-dollar problem. By bringing marketplace lending to the point of sale, LoanHero provides better financing options for consumers purchasing goods and services including furniture, home improvement, auto repair, and elective healthcare. LoanHero is able to offer instant decisions and the most competitive loan product available for each level of credit through one streamlined platform.
Exit: Acquired by LendingPoint
Medical Professionals On-Demand
Medely is the fastest, most-affordable way to book trusted RN's and Techs On-demand.
Co-Investors: General Catalyst | Wing
Your personal trainer for heartbreak.
Mend is reinventing the way people mend broken hearts. The Mend iOS app is a personal trainer for heartbreak, available in the App Store.
Co-Investors: Revolution | Lightspeed Venture Partners
Your true and only real estate partner
Modus is a home closing technology company that works closely with both clients and agents. We provide the highest level of security, client experience, and clarity throughout the entire home closing process.
Co-Investors: Felicis, NFX, Liquid 2, Hustle Fund
Marketing & Analytics for Micro-Content, Starting with Snapchat
Naritiv helps brands thrive on Snapchat by pairing them with talent that speaks to their audience. Maybe it’s a skateboarder, a worldwide traveler or a fashionista, whoever it is, we know how to tell stories with short content better than anyone.
Co-Investors: Greylock Partners
Freight shipping made easy.
Next Trucking is a transparent online trucking marketplace. It allows truckers to post real-time availabilities, preferred routes, and rates to connect with shippers searching for efficiency and competitive pricing for the delivery of their cargo.
Co-Investors: Sequoia Capital, Brookfield Growth Partners
Gift Card Payment Network
Use gift cards from popular retailers to pay for purchases at other merchants online.
Co-Investors: SV Angel | Greycroft | e.Ventures
Online Ordering Management for Restaurants
Ordermark makes it easy for restaurants to grow their online ordering business by streamlining online orders from third-party services like Grubhub, Doordash, and Eat24, all into a single printer in the kitchen. Restaurants no longer need to juggle multiple tablets and interfaces to thrive outside of their four walls, and can focus on what they do best, making great food.
Co-Investors: Foundry Group, Act One VenturesPortfolio Details
Marketplace for Enthusiasts and Hobbyists
Panjo is a marketplace for the world’s most ardent auto, sport, and hobby enthusiasts. Existing marketplaces poorly underserve and ignore this audience. Each year, 350M worldwide enthusiasts spend $15B buying products, parts, and accessories from their peers through a patchwork of inefficient methods.
Co-Investors: Spark Capital | Lerer Ventures
Exit: Acquired by Tapatalk
Snap a Pic & Pay Any Bill in Seconds
A mobile app that makes it easy to pay any bill with your phone in seconds.
Get multiple offers from pawn shops near you.
PawnGuru connects consumers with pawn shops and used goods stores online, bringing them multiple offers for their merchandise.
Enabling SaaS Behind the Firewall
Replicated wraps your containerized cloud application with enterprise-grade features and deploys it behind your customer's firewall, into a corporate data center or into the private cloud.
Co-Investors: Plexo Capital, Founder Collective
Big Data Retention Marketing Platform for E-Commerce
With customer acquisition costs continuing to skyrocket, e-commerce companies must focus on increasing revenue from existing customers. Retention Science leverages Big Data algorithms to help e-commerce companies retain and re-engage customers to generate sales and maximize customer lifetime value.
Co-Investors: Mohr Davidow Ventures | Forerunner Ventures | Upfront Ventures
Spend more time focusing on your mission.
Resilia is a SaaS platform with a human touch. Resilia’s goal is to increase nonprofit capacity and enable enterprises and grantors (cities, private foundations, corporations) that deploy billions of dollars to scale impact.Portfolio Details
Get pool, spa, and amenity access at luxurious resorts
ResortPass is an online booking platform for access to resorts and hotels for the pool, spa, fitness, and amenities. Our day guest program provides hotels and resorts with a new market and revenue channel of registered hotel day guests. We have over 80 hotel partners including Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, Omni Resorts, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Fairmont, and many more.
Co-Investors: Charles River Ventures (CRV)
New Sales and Discovery Channel for Designer Jewelry
RocksBox is a new discovery and sales channel for designer fashion jewelry. We aim to up-end the legacy online shopping experience by delivering a limited number of curated designer jewelry to our member’s doorsteps every month. Members can wear and experiment with their RocksBox pieces and only purchase the ones that they love.
Co-Investors: Matrix Partners
Service Management Automation Software
ServiceTitan's online and mobile SaaS service management platform powers the world's best service businesses, including Mr. Rooter, Mr. Electric, and many others. Only ServiceTitan combines traditional service management (scheduling appointments, dispatching technicians) with modern CRM capabilities (marketing analytics, sales automation) to help our average customers grow revenue by 70% within the first year of adoption.
Co-Investors: Bessemer Venture Partners| Battery Ventures | Iconiq Capital
Shipping software built to digitize fulfillment
Eliminate worker decisions, scale your warehouse(s), and ship more orders with fewer people.
Co-Investors: Autotech Ventures, DN CapitalPortfolio Details
Stackin' is reshaping the face of an investor and empowering people to take control of their financial lives.
Co-Investors: Dig Ventures, Experian Ventures, Cherry Tree InvestmentsPortfolio Details
All-You-Can-Fly Membership Airline
Surf Air is an all-you-can-fly, membership-based airline that introduces the ease and comfort of private air travel to a new audience. For around $1,200 a month members get unlimited access to flights on any of Surf Air’s regularly scheduled routes.
Co-Investors: NEA| IVP
Share Your Passions
With 5 million million organic installs to date, and close to a million downloads a month, Tapatalk is the world’s leading mobile social app for sharing your passions and hobbies online. Whereas Facebook connects you to who you know, Tapatalk looks to connect you to what you love.
Co-Investors: Floodgate| IDG-Accel
Marketplace for Errands and Skilled Tasks
TaskRabbit is an online and mobile marketplace that helps people live smarter by allowing them to outsource their errands and tasks.
Exit: Acquired by Ikea
Online Tuxedo Rental
Black Tux is reinventing the customer experience in the antiquated $10B+ tuxedo rental and sales industry. We enable customers to rent or buy premium tuxedos online, easily get measured and fitted just about anywhere, and ship it both ways for free. All for much less than going to a traditional retail tuxedo shop.
Co-Investors: First Round Capital | Menlo Ventures | Lerer Ventures
Self-Service At The Point-Of-Sale
Self-Service At The Point-Of-Sale
Co-investors: Greycroft| Bonfire Ventures
Trunk Club Men’s Outfitters
Personalized Shopping for Men
Trunk Club is a personalized clothing service for men, offering designer clothing to customers without any of the hassles of shopping in stores or online. Customers keep only what they want and send the rest back with a pre-paid shipping label.
Exit: Acquired by Nordstrom
Marketplace for Authentic Stock Images
Twenty20 is a global community of the world's top photographers and artists. Authentic, real world images from real people. With over 30 Million images to choose from, we put the world's largest creative catalogue at your fingertips.
Exit: Acquired by Envato
Mobile First CMMS
UpKeep is a modern, intuitive, and mobile-first CMMS that is proven to streamline the work order process.
Co-Investors: Battery Ventures, Emergence
Interactive Video Publishing SaaS Platform
Victorious is a SaaS platform that empowers content creators to publish video channels as interactive apps without any coding or design expertise.
Exit: Acquired by Headspace
One Card to Rule Them All
Wallaby Financial is developing a network-branded payment card that dynamically routes transactions across a consumer’s existing credit cards to maximize rewards, cash back or savings. Consumers swipe smarter and save without having to think about which credit card is best to use and keep track of program details.
Acquired by BankRate (NYSE:RATE)
Everyone's Personal Finance Expert
Wizely Finance is on a mission to help consumers reach their financial goals. The Wizely app connects consumers with a "wizard" who can help them navigate the path to their financial goal using non-bank financial services.
Where Work Gets Done
A “Slack-first” Collaborative Task Management Tool
Co-Investors: Greycroft, Spider Capital