Portfolio companies.

Company: Cyanogen
Founders: Kirt McMaster & Steve Kondik
Headquarters: Palo Alto, CA
Type of business: Software

Cyanogen is a leading mobile operating system pure-play, based in California. The company is known for its commercial distribution Cyanogen OS and open-source distribution CyanogenMod.

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Company: Kabbage
Founders: Rob Frohwein, Kathryn Petralia, and Marc Gorlin
Headquarters: Atlanta, GA
Type of business: Alternative Lending

Kabbage has pioneered the first financial services data and technology platform to provide fully automated funding to small businesses in minutes.

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Company: Ripple
Founders: Chris Larsen
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Type of business: Software

Ripple provides global financial settlement solutions to enable the world to exchange value like it already exchanges information – giving rise to an Internet of Value (IoV). Ripple global settlement network allows banks to transact in real-time, across currencies, without the need of multiple intermediaries, and with minimum costs.

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Company: Digital Asset
Founder: Blythe Masters
Headquarters: New York
Type of business: Distributed ledger infrastructure for capital markets

Digital Asset’s mission is to improve efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed while reducing costs through the implementation of Distributed Ledger Technology. Its products serve the entire financial ecosystem through the creation of tailored business logic applications using privately permissioned networks that employ a cryptographically secure and shared infrastructure. Digital Asset software has the potential to significantly improve post-trade processing efficiency and security, while reducing cost, latency, errors, risk and capital requirements.

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Company: Elliptic
Founders: James Smith, Tom Robinson and Adam Joyce
Headquarters: London, England
Type of business: Blockchain intelligence. Identifying illicit activity on the Bitcoin blockchain.

Elliptic is the global standard in blockchain monitoring technology, and is recognised as an established authority on blockchain compliance. In addition to providing data and analytics services to financial institutions and law enforcement agencies around the world, Elliptic advises governments on blockchain regulatory matters.

In 2015 the firm was awarded ‘Security product of the Year ‘ by The Banker magazine and was a winner of the Swift Innotribe Start-up Challenge. In 2016 it was selected by KPMG as a “Top 10 Global Emerging Star” among Fintech startups.

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Company: SigFig
Founder: Mike Sha
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Type of business: Digital Wealth Management Technology.

SigFig is dedicated to providing all investors, large and small, access to high quality unbiased investment advice. Their digital wealth management platform combines design, data science, and technology to empower investors with the information and guidance they need to achieve their personal financial goals.

Through partnerships with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, SigFig helps clients access, and advisors provide, investment advice efficiently with next generation digital experiences..

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Company: Tradeshift
Founders: Gert Sylvest, Christian Lanng, Mikkel Brun
Headquarters: San Francisco
Type of business: B2B platform for SMEs

A cloud-based enterprise software platform focused on supply chain solutions for buyers and suppliers. Tradeshift partners with specialist providers to offer advanced, best-in-class solutions to SMEs.

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Company: PayKey
Founders: Daniel Peled, Offer Markovich
Headquarters: Israel
Type of business: Payments technology.

PayKey provides banks with a mobile touchscreen keyboard to allow clients to initiate P2P payments across social media chat apps (Facebook, Whatsapp,…) under a bank-branded extension of the banking app.

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Company: Socure
Founders: Johnny Ayers, Sunil Madhu
Headquarters: New York
Type of business: Identity Management, Security, Social Media, Machine Learning.

Socure is the leader in digital identity verification. Its technology applies machine-learning techniques with biometrics and trusted online/offline data intelligence from email, phone, IP, social media and the broader Internet to power next-generation multi-factor authentication in real-time.

Socure bolsters CIP/KYC programs and AML/OFAC compliance for enterprises conducting business in over 180 countries, helping them to combat identity fraud, prevent account takeover, and increase consumer acceptance.

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Company: Personetics
Founders: David Govrin, David Sosna
Headquarters: New York, United States
Type of business: Finance, FinTech, Information Technology

Personetics Technologies offers a predictive interaction solution for financial institutions to deliver personalized customer experiences across online, mobile, and tablet platforms. The solution comes pre-loaded with a comprehensive library of banking-specific predictions and solutions and leverages a real-time analytics engine to accurately predict customer intent.

The company gives financial institutions the power to convert passive digital adopters into active digital users while improving their overall customer experience and reducing operational costs for the institution. Founded in 2010, the company is based in White Plains, New York.

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Company: Curve
Founders: Tom Foster-Carter, Shachar Bialick
Headquarters: London, England
Type of business: Banking and payments

Curve simplifies the way you spend, see and save your money – by combining all your cards into one Mastercard, connected to a mobile app. It allows you to see every transaction in real-time across all your bank cards on one simple screen.

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Company: Gridspace
Founders: Evan Macmillan
Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA
Type of business: Software

Gridspace makes software for extracting structured data and analytics from conversation speech in real-time. Formed as a collaboration between SRI Speech Labs, the lab behind Siri, and a team of Stanford designers and engineers, Gridspace takes an entirely new approach to speech processing.

Using unique artificial intelligence and high-performing computing techniques the company allows businesses to automatically turn spoken conversations into structured entities, service metrics, classification labels, prediction scores, and similarity rankings – among other tasks that would otherwise require tremendous human effort. This enables businesses to deeply understand and quickly react to their customers, employees and markets.

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Company: Edgify
Headquarters: London, UK
Type of business: Artificial Intelligence, Education, Health Care, Software

Edgify has been developing its self training AI capabilities

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Company: PayJoy
Founders: Doug Ricket, Gib Lopez, Mark Heynen, Tom Ricket
Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
Type of business: Credit, Emerging Markets, Financial Services, FinTech, Mobile, SaaS, Software

PayJoy is bringing consumer finance to people who otherwise could not afford modern electronics such as smartphones. Today, their unique locking technology and data science enables them to offer smartphone financing to underbanked people in emerging markets worldwide.

Their ambition is to deliver affordable consumer finance to the next billion who are just now getting onto the digital and financial grid. The company, based in San Francisco, California, was founded in 2015 and is funded by top fintech investors.

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Company: ePesos
Founder: Oscar Robles
Headquarters: Monterrey, Mexico
Type of business: Payments

ePesos is building the new payment rails for the underbanked and unbanked in Mexico. Through its platform, ePesos enables partners to offer low-cost short-term working capital through a revolving line of credit to SMEs without a bank account. Borrowers receive and repay funds through a custom built mobile wallet. In addition, ePesos is partnering with HR software companies to provide affordable payroll advances. With ePesos, employees are able to access funds instantly without going through complicated internal procedures.

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Company: Creditas
Founder: Sergio Furio
Headquarters: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Type of business: Banking, Consumer Lending, Personal Finance

Creditas is a secured lending platform, operating with a mission of reducing the Brazilian consumer debt burden and significantly reducing interest rates. Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the company employs technology and data-driven intelligence to improve the borrower’s experience.

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Company: Roostify
Founder: Rajesh Bhat; Harry Cheung; Jonathan Kirst
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Type of business: Enterprise Software, Internet, Real Estate

Founded by consumers looking for a better way to buy a home, Roostify delivers accelerated and transparent online mortgage experiences. From enterprise banks to independent brokerages, dozens of lenders across the United States trust Roostify to speed up closings, reduce unnecessary work and give their customers a smooth, anxiety-free mortgage experience.

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Company: Visible Alpha
Founders: Scott Rosen
Headquarters: New York, United States
Type of business: Analytics, Big Data, Finance, Information Technology, Market Research

Visible Alpha is developing a proprietary new dataset and suite of tools to enhance institutional investors’​ ability to generate quantifiable insight into the future fundamentals of companies. By unlocking the intelligence and perspectives that have always been hidden behind analysts’ models, Visible Alpha is providing a new level of visibility and granularity into analysts’​ forecasts, assumptions and opinions to help investors generate alpha.

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Company: Autofi
Founder: Kevin Singerman; Mandar Gokhale
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Type of business: Automotive, Financial Services, Point of Sale

AutoFi is a financial technology company transforming the way cars are bought and sold. AutoFi’s platform allows auto dealers to sell vehicles completely online by connecting buyers with lenders in a fast, easy and transparent process.

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Company: Bonify
Founders: Andreas Bermig, Gamal Moukabary, Jan Ortmann, Josef Korte
Headquarters: Germany
Type of business: Credit, Finance, FinTech, Personal Finance

Bonify enables customers to benefit from their credit-worthiness! Bonify offers easy-to-read credit reports and personalized score insights for free. Users can check and correct their scores, monitor changes, and receive tips on how to optimize their scores. Based on their credit profile, Bonify also provides pre-approved and individualized recommendations to help them save money.

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Company: MarketFinance
Founders: Anil Stocker, Charles Delingpole, Ilya Kondrashov
Headquarters: London, UK
Type of business: Finance, Financial Services, FinTech

MarketFinanceis a business finance company with offices in London and Manchester. With their smart online platform and personal customer service, they’re helping businesses take charge of their cash flow, quickly and easily. Since 2011, they’ve provided over £2.7 billion to companies across the UK.

Businesses can choose from a range of working capital solutions, including invoice finance and business loans. MarketFinance delivers fast, flexible funding to help companies do everything from pay suppliers and staff to launch new products and grow.

In 2013, the UK government via the British Business Bank, began lending to businesses through MarketFinance. This partnership has now seen more than £160m provided to businesses in the UK.

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Company: Nivaura
Founders: Avtar Sehra
Headquarters: London, UK
Type of business: Compliance, Financial Services, FinTech, Legal

Making issuance and administration of financial instruments cheaper and faster while ensuring compliance.

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Company: Trulioo
Founders: Stephen Ufford, Tanis Jorge
Headquarters: Vancouver, Canada
Type of business: Big Data, Compliance, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Identity Management, SaaS, Security

Trulioo is an online identity verification company.

Trulioo operates a Digital Identity Network that provides instant access to hundreds of procured, vetted, and trusted data sources around the world — all through a single integration. Deploying stringent security and privacy standards combined with the latest innovations in AI, biometrics and cloud computing, Trulioo’s GlobalGateway solution has access to information on more than 5 billion people and 250 million companies, enabling organizations to run identity verification checks with accuracy, reliability, speed and scale.

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Company: Securitize
Founders: Carlos Domingo, Jamie H. Finn, Shay Finkelstein, Tal Elyashiv
Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
Type of business: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Information Technology, Software

Securitize is a primary issuance platform and lifecycle management protocol for digital securities (security tokens).

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Company: Klar
Founders: Daniel Autrique, Gianluigi Davassi, Stefan Moller
Headquarters: Mexico City, Mexico
Type of business: Banking, Financial Services, FinTech

Klar is democratizing banking services in Mexico.
Klar is a Mexican fintech, a financial technology company that gives you full control of your money through a mobile application and a debit card that has the benefits of a credit card.

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Company: Crosslend
Founders: Oliver Schimek, Marco Hinz
Headquarters: Berlin
Type of business: Capital Markets, Debt, Marketplace

CrossLend is a digital debt marketplace with a mission to make the world’s lending and investment ecosystem more efficient, transparent and profitable.
By means of an innovative securitisation solution, CrossLend seamlessly connects originator supply with institutional investor demand, creating beneficial opportunities for both. With lenders empowered to lend more and investors able to deploy their capital more efficiently, liquidity is available to flow where it is needed: a win-win situation for all.
CrossLend is backed by an array of prestigious equity investors from Europe and the U.S., including Lakestar, CME Ventures, Earlybird, ABN AMRO’s Digital Impact Fund, solarisBank, finleap, the Luxembourg Future Fund (EIF and SNCI) and now also Santander InnoVentures.
CrossLend is working to create a secondary market which, together with its primary market, will further strengthen its efforts to make the capital markets union a reality.

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Company: Blueprint Title
Founder: Steve Berneman
Headquarters: Nashville, TN
Type of business: Title insurance alternative

Blueprint Title is an insurance platform that streamlines the residential real estate title insurance and closings process for buyers, sellers, and real estate service professionals in the United States.

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Company: a55
Founders: André Wetter and Hugo Mathecowitsch
Headquarters: São Paulo, Brasil
Type of business: Alternative SME Lender

a55 is a FinTech underwriting SMEs in Brazil and Mexico through a technology platform connecting bank accounts, escrow solutions, billing, payment means, credit intelligence and revenue insights. a55 counts today 45 professionals, mostly in the areas of credit underwriting, software development and data science.

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Company: Upgrade
Founders: Adelina Grozdanova, Jeff Bogan, Matt Wierman, Renaud Laplanche, Soul Htite, Visar Nimani
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Type of business: Neobank/Alternative Lender

Upgrade is a neobank that offers affordable and responsible credit to mainstream consumers through cards and personal loans, together with free credit monitoring and education tools that help consumers better understand and manage their finances.Upgrade has delivered over $3 billion in consumer credit through cards and loans since launch in 2017.

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