Bird is a B2C company providing dockless short-term e-scooter rentals. The company was founded in 2017 by Travis VanderZanden. Bird aims to provide affordable and environmentally friendly transportation option in cities worldwide. As of March 2019, Bird is operating in 75 U.S. cities and other cities worldwide such as London, Tel Aviv, Vienna, and Madrid. Its headquarters is located in Santa Monica, CaliforniaSanta Monica, California.
Sundog was co-founded by Brent Teiken and Chuck Duffie in 1996. In 2003, the company merged with G.L. Ness Agency and BankShot Productions to form a holding company, Correlat. In 2006, the three companies came under one name, Sundog. In 2012, Sundog expanded to Minneapolis, MinnesotaMinnesota and Denver, Colorado. Since 2009, the company operated in Denver as 29 Stories, a wholly owned subsidiary. In 2009, Sundog laid off 15-16 percent of its employees, citing the economic downturn.
On July 16, 2012 Juventus Therapeutics completed their series B funding round with $22.2 million in funding from Triathlon Medical Venture Partners (lead investor), New Science VenturesNew Science Ventures (lead investor), Takeda Ventures, Reservoir Venture Partners, North Coast Angel Fund, New Science Ventures, Fletcher Spaght, and Early Stage Partners.
Aspect Ventures has made 81 investments. One of them was on Mar 5, 2019, when they invested $45M in Pie Insurance. Aspect Ventures has had 7 exits, the most notable of which include HotelTonight, Birchbox, and Trulia. Aspect Ventures has $3.9M in revenue annually and competes with Cowboy Ventures, Comcast VenturesComcast Ventures, and Emergence.