Breaking Glass

Breaking Glass

Glassbreakers.co launched as a peer mentoring site for women in January of 2015.  In the year since then, more than 13,000 women with work experience from over 80,000 companies have registered and actively engaged on the platform.

Beyond their consumer-facing mentorship network, Glassbreakers is now expanding into the enterprise.  They are set to completely redefine how companies address, support and scale diversity and inclusion.  We believe that Glassbreakers’ enterprise model solves a huge pain point for large businesses by providing the tools to measure impact in hyper-relevant ways.  We see tremendous growth opportunities with Glassbreakers as the first to market enterprise software for diversity and inclusion.

Fantasy Sports is Serious Business

Fantasy Sports is Serious Business

A successful stock portfolio requires access to great statistical information, innovative ideas, and consistent performance, which is why I created the Stocktwits community. Building a great fantasy sports team is no different. When the stakes are high and you need to beat your opponents, you’ll need every bit of edge you can get.

That’s why we’re excited to announce our seed investment in Erik and Peter Groset’s Fantasy Sports Company. In their past lives, Erik was the co-founder and inventor of Zipbuds, an innovative solution to tangled earbud and headphone cables. Peter was a senior software engineer at San Diego’s own ecoATM. These smart, business-savvy brothers are passionate about helping fantasy sports players become real contenders.

E-Commerce Experiences Shouldn’t End When The Customer Clicks “Buy”

E-Commerce Experiences Shouldn’t End When The Customer Clicks “Buy”

I like to do my shopping online for the convenience and affordability. The shopping and browsing experience gets a lot of attention from online retailers. After all, they want to make it easy for you to click BUY. Unfortunately, once you’ve checked out, the experience gets pretty unpredictable. How long do I have to wait to get my package? Where is it now? What if I have to return it? Will it be a pain in the neck? Sometimes it feels like they stop caring about my experience as soon as I’ve paid.

Better Borrowers, Better Returns

Better Borrowers, Better Returns

As the economy recovers, investors are seeking new avenues for solid returns. One popular option is to lend on peer-to-peer marketplaces like Prosper, LendingClub, Funding Circle, and Kabbage. These services offer borrowers affordable personal and business loans, and promise better returns for lenders. However, most people may not realize that supplying the marketplace with investment opportunities is more difficult than attracting investors to fund those loans. Each marketplace looks for a slightly different profile from their ideal borrower. They end up struggling to find the right borrowers, and discard most of their leads during the qualification process.

Helping Farmers Feed America

Helping Farmers Feed America

We were introduced to Pablo by one of our LPs and were immediately enamored by his knowledge and passion for the farming industry. Born into a 4th generation farming family, he brings over 10 years of experience working with growers in the U.S., Mexico, and throughout South America.

Farmers are the cornerstone of America and a huge part of what makes this country great. Unfortunately when harvest season comes, the industry encounters major cashflow challenges.