Social Starts is a $60M+ venture capital partnership that invests in the moment-of-inception and Series A financing rounds of companies that leverage social and mobile technologies to drive generational changes in consumer and business behavior. We call this The Social Construct and believe it represents an innovation and disruption opportunity on par with the Industrial Revolution.
We invest in 4 primary areas: work platforms, Internet of Things software, content and commerce. Across these areas we focus on analytics, data security and health care technology.
Our team has developed dominant media, research and tech companies in the 3 modern tech revolutions – PC, Internet and Social. Our portfolio companies benefit from the resulting rich perspective and world-class connections, a mutually supportive community of more than 170 fellow startups, and support from our LPs, who include leading figures in software development, marketing and media from 3 continents.
They’re all amazing partners but if I had to choose one from the very beginning, it would be Bill Lohse from Social Starts. Bill is best known from his days as the president of Ziff Davis Publishing and founder and CEO of SOFTBANK Forums. He took a leap of faith on Greenhouse by writing us our first check for $25,000. He saw the vision, even though we didn’t have the data, the team and the product we have today. It’s never easy to raise funding, but the first dollar is always way way harder – Bill invested in us before we had any others on board.
Unlike most venture capital firms, Social Starts maintains two separate sets of funds – moment-of-inception funds and Series A funds – because these two points are where investors derive the greatest value creation.
William Lohse is a leading early stage investor and has been successful in media, from software, to print publishing, Web 1.0, 2.0, and now Social. He is best known as the president of Ziff Davis Publishing and founder and CEO of SOFTBANK Forums. He began in tech in 1976 with IMSAI Microcomputers, and he founded an early software company, Timeline, which was sold to Symantec. William is also the founder of The TomorrowProject, LLC, producer of the Pivot Conference, and the founder of Software Venture Partners, an angel fund which has been investing in technology startup companies for almost 25 years, and has been one of the earliest and most active Angel investors in the emerging Social Construct.
Mike Edelhart, is a pioneering media and Internet start-up executive. Mike became widely known in tech circles as the original Executive Editor of PC Magazine and founding editor of other Ziff-Davis computer magazines, as well as the Ziff testing lab, testing software, and other operations.Mike rose to be the Executive Vice President of Ziff-Davis. In addition to his Social Starts role, Mike leads The Tomorrow Project, LLC, our companion operating company, which produces The Pivot Conference focused on big brands coping with the Social Construct. Mike was Managing Director and founder of First30 Services, a launch accelerator for early stage companies. He has held CEO and executive management positions at a range of start-ups and tech companies, including Olive Software, Inman News, Zinio, and Third Age Media. Mike was a partner at Redleaf, a VC firm. Earlier in this career, at SoftBank, Mike directed content for the Seybold, Interop and Comdex conferences and launched new businesses. He has also worked as an Internet strategies consultant to Bloomberg, Reuters, AARP and other major media and Internet companies.The author of more than 25 books, Mike earned a Bsc in journalism from the University of Northern Colorado
Kevin Dasch has 18 years of experience in technology and spent the last decade working in social media and gaming. He was most recently Chief Operating Officer of Spredfast, Inc. where he was responsible for integrating Mass Relevance and Spredfast after their merger. Kevin became CFO of Mass Relevance in early 2012, leading finance, operations, legal, HR and corporate development, helping the company scale from 20 to 160 employees in two years. Prior, he spent five years at IMVU first as VP, Finance and Business Development, then as Chief Revenue Officer, which he helped grow revenue 10x during his tenure. Kevin also spent seven years at Dell, the last two of which were leading the company’s Corporate Strategy Group, reporting to the Office of the CEO. Kevin also led marketing for Dell’s $4 billion Consumer and Small Business private label financing portfolio and was a consultant in Dell’s Corporate Development Group. Before Dell, Kevin was a management consultant with I/S/O Health Care Group, now a division of Monitor. Kevin earned a B.A. in History from Princeton University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Kevin is an avid reader of American history, a fan of the Texas Longhorns, and a very amateur golfer.
Tony comes from a background as both an entrepreneur and investor. He attended the University of Virginia where he studied Economics and Mathematics. After graduating, Tony worked as a financial analyst for the University of Virginia Investment Management Company. After leaving UVIMCO, he worked for a boutique wealth management firm as the director of portfolio management. After working with a number of startups part time, Tony moved to New York City in 2013 to focus on building Pyne full time. Pyne was a social polling app that enabled people to ask questions of their friends and/or strangers to get feedback about their everyday questions. It also enabled people to have conversations based on the results of those questions. Pyne eventually expanded into a tool for publishers in order to help them drive engagement. After Pyne, Tony joined Social Starts in October 2015 as a principal in NYC. He is focused both on sourcing new deals as well as assisting existing portfolio companies.
Charles Smith has been an active NY angel investor since the mid-2000s who has invested in more than a dozen companies, and has worked for and sat on the boards of ten more. He founded Extension Entertainment, a social music discovery platform. He is the owner of The Ineo Group LLC. Charles spent three years as the Vice President of Etsy Inc., was Vice President of Sales at Tacoda and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Planning at RealMedia.
Maria Zhang is the VP of Engineering at Tinder. Prior to this, she was a VP of Engineering at Yahoo!, where she led the Personalization, Mobile and Content teams for the Publisher Platform organization. Maria founded Alike, a mobile local recommendation app which was acquired by Yahoo in February 2013. Before starting Alike, Maria was a Principal Software Development Manager at Microsoft, a Product Team Lead at Zillow.com, and a Senior Software Engineer at NetIQ Corp.
Jim Louderback is currently advising startups, working with larger organizations on their media and technology strategies and curating the Industry track of Vidcon 2015 as editorial director. In 2007 Jim became CEO of Revision3, and led the startup to a 20-fold increase in viewers, a 12x increase in revenue, 39 new distribution partners and 9 prestigious company and show awards. In 2012 he sold the company to Discovery Communications and led the integration of the company into Discovery. During his two and a half years at Discovery he launched and acquired 6 new networks, and transformed the group into Discovery Digital Networks, which he ran as General Manager. Prior to that, Jim spent 16 years in increasingly senior media and technology management roles – leading startups, growth businesses and turnarounds. He most recently served as senior vice president and chief content officer for Ziff Davis Media’s Consumer group, along with being Editor in Chief of PC Magazine. Jim was also a senior member of the launch team at cable network ZDTV, and guided its transformation into TechTV. He also ran editorial operations at special-interest newspapers and magazines.
Jon Gosier is Co-founder and CEO of video ad-targeting company, AuDigent. He has nearly a decade of experience in data science and international business. In that time he's lead an array of data projects as a consultant to EMC, Google, FEMA, InQTel, The World Bank, U.S. Department of State, Wounded Warriors and as a sub-contractor to the Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin. His work has been recognized with awards from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Harvard Initiative for Global Health, and the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF). Jon is a long-time member of the TED's Senior Fellowship program. His 2014 TED talk on "Techonomics" discussed the dual-nature of technology's affect on capitalism and society. Jon has worked extensively throughout the African continent where he founded Appfrica, a tech advisory company, that stimulated over $80M in new economic activity and job creation. Various initiatives he's been apart of in Africa since 2008 continue to play a role in attracting over $400 million in new venture capital deal flow to the African continent. An alum of Savannah College of Art and Design, Jon is a recovering music producer and filmmaker.
Jun Li is a Senior Vice President of Beyondsoft and managing partner of Beyondsoft's US Startup investment. She has over 16 years industry experience in enterprise software and Services. Previously, Jun led Beyondsoft's US Strategic Account Business Group, growing revenue from $3 million to $65 million, building and leading a high performance team of over 2000 people. Her Microsoft Practice team received the 2014 Global Preferred Supplier Excellence Award. Jun often consults Fortune 500 companies and startups on their China go-to-market strategy. Before joining Beyondsoft, she worked at Microsoft and CompareNet. Jun is also a long-time member of the Tsinghua Entrepreneur and Executive Club (TEEC), mentoring and contributing to the startup communities in both US and China.
Bob Wu was previously at Ziff Brothers Investments for 7+ years investing in multiple asset classes and managing a $1 billion+ portfolio. Prior to that he worked as an investment banker in Shanghai, China structuring Pre-IPO technology companies. In his free time he teaches financial literacy to high school students through Junior Achievement (JA). He holds a BA in International Relations (Global Business) from the University of Southern California.
Amy Sitaram is a marketing and management consultant with 6 years of experience working with technology and education companies. Most recently, she consulted with Google on two seasons of Google I/O, where she led the event’s presenter preparedness efforts and was a member of the content committee. She has also managed programs for Amazon.com, Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and the Pivot Conference. Amy is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she earned a B.A. with honors in Global Studies. During her undergraduate studies, she spent an academic year as an intern with the Minnesota Studies in International Development program in Rajasthan, India. She continues to visit India regularly, spending much of her time with family and friends in Hyderabad.
Joanne Wan is a leading digital marketing executive who has been deeply entrenched with emerging technology and startups for over 12 years. She has extensive experience in marketing, social media, C-level conference production and business development. For four years, she was Vice President at Social@Ogilvy and led teams in San Francisco, Shanghai and Hong Kong to create social media marketing strategy for global brands and execute innovative digital programs. Prior to Ogilvy, she was Director of Marketing and Business Development at GigaOM and worked closely with entrepreneurs and media platforms. She also launched multiple sold-out 600-person influencer conferences for GigaOM. In addition, Joanne is a professional photographer focused on portrait, food and lifestyle photography. She holds a BA in Psychology from The University of California, Berkeley.
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Bark helps protect children online from cyberbullying and online predators.
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Bliss consolidates metrics from source control, static analysis, and issue tracking to help engineering managers make informed decisions.
A social network on top of the Blockchain where users can actually own what they publish and can monetize as they wish across the Internet and mobile.
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Boxed is the fastest and easiest way to shop for bulk-sized groceries, household products and everyday essentials at low prices, with delivery straight to your home or office and no membership fees. Shop at Boxed.com or using the free Boxed app.
Brevo is a new mobile application that allows you to quickly explore what's happening around you (what are your friends doing? who's available?) and plan it easily so that you just have to hangout with the friends that matter the most to you. Soon, Brevo will start providing users with intelligent recommendations based on their social patterns.
Canvs® is the only qualitative social TV platform to provide nuanced insights into audience behavior at scale. Accessing Twitter TV data from Nielsen, Canvs is becoming an industry standard, informing social media strategy for television marketing, research, production, and ad sales. Built using social media listening research from MSI Young Market.
Captiv8 is the only data-driven Influencer Marketplace. Brands leverage Captiv8’s artificial intelligence platform to discover and match with talent based on real-time audience data across social platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Vine, YouTube, and Facebook. Its SaaS platform, Insights, makes it simple for brands to understand their audience, optimize content, benchmark against competitors, and grow their fan base across social platforms.
Enabling companies to provide free medical care for their employees while saving on healthcare costs.
Cassia makes the first Bluetooth router in the world and works with partners to develop the related solutions that will revolutionize the way people consume music and interact with various smart things and wearable devices at home.
Chronicled is a Silicon Valley tech company offering a platform for 100% authentic products to be tagged, registered, verified, and traded from a mobile app. The Chronicled platform comprises Smart Tags, an open registry, and mobile apps for tracking product authenticity, ownership, and provenance.
Circle Medical is the doctor's office that comes to you, paid for by your insurance.
The world has moved beyond text. Our platform makes searching AV files simple for developers to integrate into their applications
The fastest-growing cleaning service marketplace connecting homes and offices to professional cleaning services. Cleanify offers consumers instant booking by providing real-time pricing and availability of cleaning services. Local service providers access powerful marketing & operations tools to grow and manage their entire business.
Cloe is an on demand SMS concierge service that provides users with curated recommendations
Clover on-demand dating is the fastest way to meet new people. Simply tell us where and when and we’ll find you a great date.
CoachMePlus provides athlete management systems for professional sports teams, collegiate sports teams, and personal trainers and gyms.
CodeFights.com is where developers learn while they have fun. It’s a real-time social game that challenges your programming skills.
comiXology delivers a cloud-based digital comics platform that was one of iTunes top 10 grossing iPad apps in both 2011 and 2012. If offers the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers.
Contastic is the simple CRM system that knows who you need to follow up with and generates emails with personalized content for you to send to remain relevant.
CrowdAlbum is building a visual history of the world's events and uses data from the content to help the people behind these events identify, understand and connect to the audience and influencers that made them happen.
Dexter makes it easy for anyone to build and deploy conversational interfaces across multiple messaging platforms like SMS, Facebook Messenger, and Slack.
DigitalPersona is a global provider of strong authentication and access management solutions.
DJZ is an online electronic dance music festival, featuring the best djs, all the time.
Earbits is a performance based advertising platform where artists and record labels bid on a pay-per-stream basis for radio airtime, and use the exposure to acquire new fans and market their music and live events.
For businesses, Eden provides on-demand and scheduled office cleaning, supply stocking, IT support, handyman services, and tasks.
Ekho is a digital advertising development platform designed to simplify, extend and enhance native advertising opportunities for brands.
Elite Daily is an online destination that offers peer-to-peer interactions of world news, finance, sports, culture and all things luxury.
Technology to interpret the emotions of online shoppers and through that make the most effective possible offers to them
Enhatch is the highest caliber mobile platform for field sales teams traversing the complex sale in the Industrial Sector.
Epic! is the only place to access thousands of high quality, curated children's books without the need to purchase or download them one by one.
Everyday Health is a leading provider of online health information. We’re here to help you manage your own and your family’s conditions and overall well-being through personalized advice, tools, and communities.
Empowers health care providers and everyday people to increase health through a rewards system.
We are fashion editors. Let us create the ultimate wardrobe for you using your own clothes.
Exposure was created for photographers who want a more meaningful and effortless way to publish their work.
Fade (formerly VaporChat) is a free smartphone messaging app that gives you total control and protection over how you chat! Erase any sent text, photo or entire chats and instantly remove them from your phone AND the other person’s phone at any time! Control what can be copied or saved. Screenshot protection. Nothing stored!
Fama is a software platform that analyzes a job candidates digital footprint to help employers better understand the character and trustworthiness of a potential hire. Fama is a returns productivity, offers standardization, and enhances compliance in a world where it's difficult to get a sense of a candidate's character and trustworthiness.
Fashion Project is the industry leader in online clothing donation.
Fitocracy is a social network that empowers and motivates you to reach your fitness goals through gamification, community, and personal guidance. Whether you've never exercised a day in your life or you're an advanced athlete, Fitocracy can help you take you to your next level of fitness.
Hapyrus raises the value of query-able Big Data, anywhere from the cloud.
FOCUS is the parent company of TRAINR, the first fitness software that can auto-quantify your training workouts by utilizing wrist sensors. FOCUS is building the next generation of quantified-self fitness devices to track, evaluate, and guide resistance and sport specific training. FOCUS also provides a virtual trainer environment, permitting users to receive ongoing personal and professional feedback to reach their fitness goals.
With more than 2,500 blogs and 50 filters (location, category and social media engagement), Fohr Card allows you to find the right blog for your next campaign, show or event.
Fresco combines the incredible powers of their mobile devices with the content needs of global news outlets. Their mission is to allow everyone to be a reporter, and really share what matters through the channels previously unavailable to the average person.
Granify employs big data and machine learning technologies to enable online retailers to enhance their sales via a SaaS-based solution
Greenhouse gives leaders the power to change their organization and deliver outstanding results through better hiring.Our software goes above and beyond applicant tracking, providing a comprehensive recruiting performance improvement system.
Grovo is the quickest, simplest training platform for digital and professional skills
Hakka Labs helps companies reach the most challenging passive engineering candidates by enabling them to build long-term relationships with engineers over the life of their careers.
Healthguru is the leading provider of health video on the web. We leverage the tremendous power of video to communicate complex medical information effectively to create value for our users and an effective communication channel for our advertisers.
HeartThis is creating the world's largest social shopping site where you can discover products and people that match your individual style.
HelloToken enables publishers to earn 10x more per visitor than ads and paywalls by giving readers a chance to answer a simple question instead of paying for content. For marketers, HT leverages the readership networks of online publications to instantly target and distribute survey questions to hard-to-reach demographics.
The founder of dominant Social marketing platform Lithium, and the founder of move review platform Rotten Tomatoes, have joined to start a next generation mobile games platform. We invested alongside a who’s who of gaming and Silicon Valley royalty.
Hyr's mobile platform uses A.I. to hyper-efficiently connect traditional companies like restaurants, hotels and retailers with independent labor to fill hourly paid shift work, on demand.
Ideal Me is a social marketplace designer. It helps users sort through the abundance of information and products online in the self-improvement category.
idealab is a business incubator providing capital, resources and advice for tech startup.
Interviewed lets hiring managers identify their best job candidates quickly and accurately using day-in-the-life job simulations so they can see candidates in action.
Inverse is a technology-driven media company covering the future of how we live, work, and enjoy ourselves for a millennial male audience. Through original reporting, news coverage, opinion, and analysis, Inverse provides its audience with a forward-looking view on everything from space travel, to the future of work and relationships, to what show they should binge watch next.
IRIS.TV delivers relevant content in a television-like experience, personalized to each viewer's interests.
We’ve pioneered a new mobile gaming category offering real world rewards, everyday to smartphone
Tracks Media, Inc. now Kanvas Labs is building a network of mobile-first social networks.
Knowledge Adventure is an early children’s educational software company.
Lazerow Ventures, LLC – Investment Company
LeadIQ provides prospecting automation platform to increase sales productivity. Sales teams are using LeadIQ to build prospect list easily, find contact info, enrich data, and sync to Salesforce.
Helps local sports organizations better manage and grow their sports programs while bringing teams and participants closer to their passion for sports.
Limitless is a platform that makes building VR content easy for everyone, focused around interactive characters.
A better phone number. Listen is changing the way people interact through text and voice with an innovative app that gives users control of and insight into their communications.
Little Bird analyzes social data to deliver insights for smarter enterprise marketing.
Littlstar is a global network dedicated to immersive 360° video and photos. Discover, watch, and share the best content on Virtual Reality devices, our native iOS and Android apps, and the web.
Loop captures customer reactions “in the moment” with the latest in mobile and cloud technology.
The leading enterprise communication solution. Mobile messaging that's built for business: instant, secure and keeps everyone accountable
Lucky Sort is building a Big Data visualization and navigation engine called TopicWatch for exploring emergent patterns in live text streams. TopicWatch equips analysts to explore and dissect the Big Picture by visualizing news, comments, and social media. It transforms the burden of text overload into an opportunity for insightful and actionable information.
Lunar Labs is a Techstars Mobility company that makes smartphone ownership affordable for the 64 million Americans and 5 billion people worldwide who have yet to experience constant mobile connectivity. We are a next generation telecom putting entertainment, media, education, community, and finance tools in new hands.
Mashable is the leading media company for the Connected Generation and the voice of digital culture. Reporting on the importance of digital innovation, Mashable empowers and inspires its readers around the globe.
Mass Relevance develops and offers cloud-based software for media and entertainment sectors
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MinoMonsters is an mobile gaming studio that develops brands. Its first product is MinoMonsters, a hit monster collecting and battling game for iPhone.
Mixcord is an exciting new discovery platform designed to help top content creators discover apps through amazing content created and shared with apps!
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See the photos the world is sharing around you in real-time. Snap your own photos to add to the momunt, or search through the momunt to create a personalized collection to save or share.
Award-winning original web series. Comedy. Music. Smart and funny videos from the best comedians, actors and musicians.
Nestio offers landlords, brokers, and renters the ability to manage and communicate information in real-time, all in one place.
NewsWhip keeps newsrooms and brands ahead of the curve by instantly identifying the content being shared by 2 billion people, worldwide
At NimbleDroid, we’re inventing cutting-edge technology and tools to redefine how developers and their teams craft awesome apps.
Optimal helps brands and advertisers manage social advertising campaigns in real-time with its media acquisition and optimization platform and proprietary analytics tool
Mobile technology platform with proprietary, cookie-less tracking system that enables targeting, retargeting and attribution on mobile.
Percolata deploys inexpensive sensors in retail environments to capture physical-world big data.
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A marketplace where brands and Instagram influencers meet.
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The Natural Language Personality Analytics API. Developed through 20+ years of academic and applied research by the world's preeminent experts in language and social psychology, Receptiviti's IP is used by organizations such as the NSF, NIH, US Army, IBM, Intel and Facebook.
Mobile centric CRM solutions for the restaurant industry.
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Renzell is a new restaurant rating system with a modern data-driven methodology, focusing on high-end restaurants in New York City. Renzell selects restaurants to rate through an exhaustive research process and then rates these restaurants using a hand-selected panel, a comprehensive survey, and a proprietary algorithm.
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Scout helps travelers do incredible things, with no planning. We hire local assistants to give you advice, book your activities and make your life easy.
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Shots is a mobile application that allows its users to stay connected with their friends in a safe and powerful global community.
Sidelines replaces ads with delightful, engaging content created by smart people.
SimpleReach aggregates and analyzes real-time data across social media to identify what content is driving traffic and where paid distribution dollars are best spent. The company offers big data solutions for web content providers.
Slash is a free keyboard for iPhone & iPad that makes it easy to share anything, without switching apps. Just tap "/" to unlock Foursquare, Giphy, Spotify, Stickers, YouTube, and more.
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Build the world's largest online Anime & Cosplay community.Curate the best Anime content!
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Trial Pay is a B2B alternative payment platform for the Internet.
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Tripshare, for travel planners who need to involve family, friends, and colleagues.
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Waldo is a window into your best friends’ lives via smarphones – making sure you’re always in the loop with the people you care most about
Linked In meets Tinder, a platform for finding business colleagues to meet with on mobile, based on your criteria.
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