Innovation Endeavors

Innovation Endeavors

A venture capital firm in California that focuses on transformational technologies and emergent ecosystems for a new world.

Innovation Endeavors is a venture capital firm in California that focuses on transformational technologies and emergent ecosystems for a new world. Founded 2010 in Palo Alto, California, United States by Dror Berman, Eric Schmidt, Rick Scanlon, and Yuval Shachar, it invests in early stage ventures, late stage ventures, and seed. Its portfolio companies include OwnBackup, AlphaSense, Citrine Informatics, ClearMetal, CropX, Fabric, Gatik, Panther Labs, Replica, and Skylo. As of March 2020, Innovation Endeavors has made 158 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 25, 2020, when Fabric raised $110M. Innovation Endeavors has had 25 exits, the most notable of which include Uber, Curbside, and Index.The company has raised two funds, their latest being IE III-AS LP. This fund was announced on September 4, 2019 and raised a total of $30M.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Bolt Threads

Bolt Threads is a biotechnology company that makes high performance fabrics and materials using biology.

Zymergen, founded in 2013 and located in Emeryville, California, is a technology company providing organisms engineering services. Their biotechnology labs rely on advanced manufacturing technologies, machine learning techniques, and genomics to accelerate the design, build, test cycle of microorganisms.

Uber Technologies Inc. is a transportation network company (TNC) headquartered in San Francisco, California.

A rocket company that offers online reservations for payload deliveries to both sun synchronous and low inclination orbits.

Planet Labs is a satellite imaging company, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, which offers monitoring with daily updates. It was founded in 2010.

Viz.ai is a healthcare startup that uses artificial intelligence to identify early signs of stroke.

HealthTap is a Palo Alto-based telemedicine company which connects people to doctors via a mobile application.

A technology company that has developed an artificial intelligence platform for market intelligence and analysis. It was founded in 2011 and is located in San Francisco, California.

A software company offering a NoSQL database compatible with Apache Cassandra.

Team8 Ventures invests in companies focused on the development of cybersecurtiy and data science.

An agriculture technology company that manufactures advanced farming machines. It is located in Sunnyvale, California and was founded in 2011.

HomeLight is a San Francisco-based company.

Estimote is a technology company developing and building a sensor-based context and micro-location platform for mobile developers.

RolePoint is a company founded by Kes Thygesen, Roger Toor, Christopher Le Breton and Rick Tank.

Okpanda is a company founded by Nir Markus, Adam Gries and Yoav Pasovsky.

Index is a San Francisco-based enterprise software company founded by Marc Freed-Finnegan, Jonathan Wall, Axel Dreyfus and Chuck Lenhard.

Karius is a Redwood City, California-based diagnostics company offering blood-based genomic tests founded by Sivan Bercovici.

Epic! is a company founded by Suren Markosian.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Innovation Endeavors III LP
300,000,000
178,000,000
November 14, 2017
30,000,000
September 2019
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Anat Binur

Employee

Arcelio Carrasco

Employee

Corey Ford

Employee

Dror Berman

Founder

Harpinder Singh Madan

Employee

Jason Franklin Ph.D.

Employee

Nan Li

Employee

Scott Brady

Employee

Zavain Dar

Employee

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

OwnBackup

AlphaSense

Citrine Informatics

ClearMetal

CropX

Fabric

Gatik

Panther Labs

Replica

Skylo

References

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