Tout is a real-time information network for
up-to-the-minute video updates across news, sports, politics, entertainment, or whatever moves you. The Company’s technology enables a social conversation through video updates and replies amongst users. The Company’s customer base includes the Wall Street Journal, Digital First Media and NBC Universal. Tout was founded 2010 with its technology going live in May 2011. Since inception, the company has generated over 150 million visits.
- Investment: June 2011 – April 2012
- Company website: http://www.tout.com
- Summary: http://www.tout.com/sizzle
Spindrift is a natural beverage company with the mission of changing how America experiences soda and sparkling water. The Company’s base recipe combines triple purified sparkling water to fresh squeezed fruit or berry puree and cane juice; the result is a sparkling beverage without artificial sweeteners, preservatives or colors – nothing in the soda is derived from concentrate. Founded in 2010, Spindrift is the first company in the United States to incorporate 100% fresh juice into a soda.
- Investment: January 2013
- Company website: http://www.spindriftfresh.com
Index is a next generation commerce network company whose mission is to empower
brick-and-mortar retailers to build lifelong customer relationships. Index enables retailers to meet customers on the channels where they engage (social media, apps, online and in-store activity) and harness the power of mobile to elevate these relationships. Index also revolutionizes payment processing to accept new forms of tender including coupons, loyalty points, prepaid offers and social media influence, fostering enhanced relationships with their customers. The founders and advisors of Index had previously developed innovative commerce platforms and leading
- Investment: February 2013
- Company website: http://www.goindex.com
ShopPad’s technology optimizes a retailer’s
e-commerce site for tablets. Retailers that host their e-commerce site on the popular platforms Magento and Shopify can opt to download the ShopPad application. ShopPad’s scalable solution automatically converts a retailer’s website to a simple,
easy-to-use format. With one-click installation, retailers can be up and selling to the growing tablet audience in a matter of minutes. Launched in August of 2012, the Company powers over 6,000 thousand stores.
- Investment: April 2013
- Company website: http://www.theshoppad.com