We spend our time thinking about big themes and we want to meet entrepreneurs who are doing the same.

Software Version 3.0

Software Version 3.0

Software is ubiquitous. The average business pays for more than 34 enterprise applications up from 16 in 2017 of which 80% are cloud-based. Because software companies are facing an unprecedented level of competition, Saas startups are questioning traditional growth models and reinventing everything from how code is written (e.g. open-source, low-code, etc) to how they bring applications to market (e.g. product-led growth). We see this as a powerful shift in focus throughout the stack from the back end to the “End-User.” Welcome to Software 3.0.

Communities, Not Social Networks

Communities, Not Social Networks

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and their newer variants have won the broad social network game. Yet in the process, they have lost the trust of the very users who allowed them to win in the first place. Now we believe consumers want more than a network—they want communities to connect to. We are looking for entrepreneurs who are exploring opportunities to better nurture community members, inspire their passions, and ultimately drive value and trust.

Retail Retold

Retail Retold

The “future of retail” is changing at a rapid pace, affecting manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, and consumers in dramatic fashion. We do not see a “retail apocalypse,” but rather a sea change stemming from generational consumption patterns and new technologies such as machine learning, automation, and personalization, to name a few. We are on the lookout for a new spectrum of retail business models and SaaS and infrastructure solutions that improve the value chain of both the retailer and the consumer.