The people behind the ideas.
The ideas behind the companies.

Common Room
Common Room’s
Linda Lian
on integrating community into your company
Pendulum
Pendulum’s
Mark Listes
on finding hidden narratives in social media
OctoAI
OctoAI’s
Luis Ceze
on bringing ML to all platforms
Flexe
Flexe’s
Karl Siebrecht
on transforming the logistics industry
Spotnana
Spotnana’s
Sarosh Waghmar
on challenging a decades-old industry
Highspot
Highspot’s
Robert Wahbe
on customers, AI, and building relationships that last
Nautilus Bio
Nautilus Bio’s
Sujal Patel and Parag Mallick
on the proteome
SeekOut
SeekOut’s
Anoop Gupta
on hiring and untapped talent pools
Rover
Rover’s
Aaron Easterly
on the love of pets and finding the right partners
RelationalAI
RelationalAI’s
Molham Aref
on finding investors who believe in your passion
Statsig
Statsig’s
Vijaye Raji
on using data to build better products
Crowd Cow
Crowd Cow’s
Elizabeth Liu
on the power of e-commerce to transform an industry

Company List

  • Echodyne
    Echodyne designs and builds advanced radar solutions that unlock new capabilities for intelligent systems and autonomous machines and shatter price-performance barriers for sensor arrays. Our combination of patented metamaterials electronically scanned array (MESA®) technology with powerful software ultimately means significantly greater situational awareness that increases safety and saves lives. Our first radar is the size of a paperback book, weighs less than a bowling pin, draws less power than a light bulb, and outperforms every comparable radar on the market. We are just getting started. Echodyne delivers commercial radar solutions for end users and integrators in Government and Defense, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS), and Autonomous Vehicle markets globally. The company is based in Kirkland, Washington, and is backed by Bill Gates, NEA, Madrona Venture Group, Baillie Gifford, Vulcan Capital, Vanedge Capital, and Irongrey, among others.
    Initial Investment
    2014
    Echodyne designs and builds advanced radar solutions that unlock new capabilities for intelligent systems and autonomous machines and shatter price-performance barriers for sensor arrays. Our combination of patented metamaterials electronically scanned array (MESA®) technology with powerful software ultimately means significantly greater situational awareness that increases safety and saves lives. Our first radar is the size of a paperback book, weighs less than a bowling pin, draws less power than a light bulb, and outperforms every comparable radar on the market. We are just getting started. Echodyne delivers commercial radar solutions for end users and integrators in Government and Defense, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS), and Autonomous Vehicle markets globally. The company is based in Kirkland, Washington, and is backed by Bill Gates, NEA, Madrona Venture Group, Baillie Gifford, Vulcan Capital, Vanedge Capital, and Irongrey, among others.
    Founders
    Eben Frankenberg
    Tom Driscoll
    Initial Investment
    2014
  • Groundlight
    Groundlight is an AI platform simplifying computer vision integration for businesses, enabling seamless automation, monitoring, and robotics solutions.
    Initial Investment
    2022
    Groundlight is an AI platform simplifying computer vision integration for businesses, enabling seamless automation, monitoring, and robotics solutions.
    Founders
    Leo Dirac
    Avi Geiger
    Initial Investment
    2022
  • Impinj
    Impinj is a leader in the RFID market, delivering item intelligence for a broad set of industries including retail and healthcare.
    Initial Investment
    2000
    Impinj is a leader in the RFID market, delivering item intelligence for a broad set of industries including retail and healthcare.
    Founders
    Carver Mead
    Chris Diorio
    Investment Journey
    Public 2016
    NASDAQ: PI
    Initial Investment
    2000
  • Lassen Peak
    Lassen Peak is utilizing ultra high speed wireless and imaging technology to build a handheld device for concealed weapons detection for public safety officials.
    Initial Investment
    2023
    Lassen Peak is utilizing ultra high speed wireless and imaging technology to build a handheld device for concealed weapons detection for public safety officials.
    Founders
    Hatch Graham and Dr. Ehsan Afhshari
    Initial Investment
    2023
  • Rigado
    Rigado is a secure edge-as-a-service system for commercial Internet of Things applications, including an edge module, a connectivity gateway and a software platform integrated with leading cloud providers. The company’s products are used for next-generation retail, hospitality services, logistics/supply chain, and building management systems.
    Initial Investment
    2018
    Rigado is a secure edge-as-a-service system for commercial Internet of Things applications, including an edge module, a connectivity gateway and a software platform integrated with leading cloud providers. The company’s products are used for next-generation retail, hospitality services, logistics/supply chain, and building management systems.
    CEO
    Sean Riley
    Initial Investment
    2018
  • TerraClear
    TerraClear frees farmers from the worst jobs on the farm. Founded in 2017, TerraClear integrates computer vision, artificial intelligence, and robotics to automate what many consider the most frustrating problem in agriculture—rock removal. Impacting hundreds of millions of acres around the world, TerraClear is transforming this manual and slow task into state of the art solutions that work for every farmer. TerraClear’s diverse team of farmers, engineers, and business leaders is passionate about solving the labor crisis in agriculture one painful job at atime.
    Initial Investment
    2018
    TerraClear frees farmers from the worst jobs on the farm. Founded in 2017, TerraClear integrates computer vision, artificial intelligence, and robotics to automate what many consider the most frustrating problem in agriculture—rock removal. Impacting hundreds of millions of acres around the world, TerraClear is transforming this manual and slow task into state of the art solutions that work for every farmer. TerraClear’s diverse team of farmers, engineers, and business leaders is passionate about solving the labor crisis in agriculture one painful job at atime.
    Founders
    Brent Frei
    Vivek Nayak
    Koos du Preez
    Initial Investment
    2018