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WndrCo

WndrCo

WndrCo is a holding company based in Los Angeles and San Francisco focused on investing in consumer technology businesses.

WndrCo is a holding company based in Los Angeles, California and San Francisco, California focused on investing in, acquiring, developing and operating consumer technology and digital media businesses. The company was founded in 2017 by Ann Daly (for president of DreamWorks Animation), Sujay Jaswa (former CFO of DropBox) and Jeffrey Katzenberg.  Jeffrey Katzenberg formed WndrCo after exiting DreamWorks Animation Studio after it was purchased by Comcast, and is going to be modelling WndrCo after Barry Diller's IAC.

Investment funds

On June 26, 2017 WndrCo completed raising funds for their first investment fund. The company raised a total of $591.5 million in capital. The fund will be used to invest in consumer technology and digital media businesses. The capital came from 18 undisclosed investors that had a minimum investment from outside investors of $25 million. 

Investments

WndrCo has made a total of 21 investments and lead 5 investment rounds as of July, 2019 according to Crunchbase data. The investment rounds lead by WndrCo were in the following companies: Nami ML, Tinkergarten, AnchorFree, The Infatuation, and Mixcloud. 

Timeline

July 2017

Founding of WndrCO

The company was founded in 2017 by Ann Daly (for president of DreamWorks Animation), Sujay Jaswa (former CFO of DropBox) and Jeffrey Katzenberg

June 26, 2017

Raised capital for first investment fund

On June 26, 2017 WndrCo completed raising funds for their first investment fund. The company raised a total of $591.5 million in capital.

Funded Companies

13 Results
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PlayVS is a Los Angeles-based company.

AnchorFree, also known as HotSpot Shield, is a VPN platform for mobile devices and computers.

Tinkergarten provides early childhood education with outdoor classes and activities. They match families with local community leaders who offer play-based classes.

Landline connects travelers from Duluth and Mankato to MinneapolisSaint Paul airport with affordable, nonstop, comfortable bus service.

Node is a San Francisco-based company.

People

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Andrew Chang





Ann Daly





Anthony Saleh





ChenLi Wang





Jeffrey Katzenberg





Sujay Jaswa





Further reading

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Jeffrey Katzenberg Raises $600 Million for New Venture, WndrCo

Natalie Jarvey

Web

January 26, 2017

The Infatuation raises $30M from Jeffrey Katzenberg's WndrCo to bring Zagat into the digital age

Kate Clark

Web

September 27, 2018

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