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Social Starts

Social Starts is a venture capital company founded in 2013.

Social Starts is a venture capital firm based in San Francisco, California. The firm prefers to invest in work platforms, internet of things software, content and commerce sectors.

Social Starts has a data-driven approach to investing in moment-of-inception and Series A financing rounds. They focus on companies leveraging social and mobile technologies with an emphasis on the science and technology of health and happiness.

Investment

Social Starts' investments include Barn2Door, Medal, Thryve, LucidAct Health, Embr Labs, Freeplay, Limbic, BuildX, Burrow, Outer, Wynd Technologies and Vitae Industries.

They have exited their investments in Ambassador, Mashable, Boundless Mind, Social Rank, Grovo, ZingBox, Adelphic, SimpleReach, Zemanta and Lua.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
CodeSignal

CodeSignal is developing a skills-based assessment platform for unbiased hiring within companies.

Finless Foods is a biotechnology company producing cultured marine animal food products through implementing cellular agriculture and manufacturing technologies.

A patient connection and relationship management company, using artificial intelligence-enabled technology to drive more meaningful patient-doctor engagements while improving care utilization and pathways.

TripleLift is an American multinational technology company, whose platform enables scalability for native, branded content and OTT advertising.

A company developing a healthcare data science platform that provides specific machine learning automation and a catalog of pre-built predictive and prescriptive models to improve quality and reduce costs for healthcare organizations.

Statespace is an artificial Intelligence company founded in 2017 by Jay Fuller and Wayne Mackey.

Figur8 is a company developing wearables for athletic performance and musculoskeletal analysis.

A technology company that has developed emotion-detection artificial intelligence for wearables. It is located in London, England and was founded in 2017.

Osano is an Austin, Texas-based company founded by Arlo Gilbert.

Big Frame is an online collection of online resources.

VendorHawk was a Seattle-based software asset management company, marketing a software-as-a-service model.

Vidrovr is a New York-based company founded by Dan Morozoff.

Toybox Labs is an Oakland, California-based company founded by Andy Pavia, Ben Baltes, Jenn Chin and Zachary Oligschlaeger.

ZingBox is a Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California-based company founded in 2014 by Jianlin Zeng, May Wang and Xu Zou.

RAVN is a defense industry company producing tactical communications solutions

Cryptocurrency company

Portal is a company founded by Jonathan Swerdlin.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Andrew Nealson

Chief Analyst

Anna King

CFO

Charles C. Smith

Venture Partner

Emi Gonzalez

Principal

Holly Jacobus

Investment Partner

Jon Broscious

Principal

Jun Deng

Investment Partner

Leena Dai

Data Scientist

Mike Edelhart

Managing Partner

Nicole Staudinger

Marketing Director

William Lohse

Founding Partner

Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Madeline Stone
December 21, 2020
Business Insider
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought more shoppers online than ever before. That means opportunity for VC firms.
Mike Edelhart
October 26, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech

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