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Our Venture Strategy

We provide seed funding to exceptional entrepreneurs looking for a partner to help solve the challenges that accompany rapid growth. Seed funding fills the gap between angels and traditional venture capital. Our initial investment size ranges from $100k to $500k, and we reserve significant capital to grow with our entrepreneurs and their companies over time.

Originally Peterson Ventures consisted of our Founding Partner and Chairman personally backing outstanding entrepreneurs. Over time, he recruited investment professionals that understood the unique pressures a start-up entrepreneur faces, and could help navigate those challenges.

Peterson Ventures now has a 6 year track record and has invested in more than 45 portfolio companies. We back 10-14 new entrepreneurs every year across many sectors, and we spend most of our time working for our entrepreneurs, however they need us.

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Portfolio

Able

www.ablelending.com;

Partnered: 2013

Status: Current

Collaborative small business lender.

Allbirds

www.allbirds.com

Partnered: 2015

Status: Current

Wool footwear targeted at the athleisure market.

Angoss

www.angoss.com

Partnered: 2011

Status: Past

Predictive analytics and business intelligence software.

Artemis

www.getartemis.com

Partnered: 2014

Status: Current

Healthcare analytics for self-insured health plans.

Blyncsy

www.blyncsy.com

Partnered: 2015

Status: Current

Movement analytics company.

 

Bonobos

www.bonobos.com

Partnered: 2008

Status: Current

Online retailer of men’s apparel.

Carlypso

www.carlypso.com

Partnered: 2013

Status: Current

Sell your car hassle-free; get the money of a private sale with the convenience of a trade-in.

Catheter Connections

www.catheterconnections.com

Partnered: 2009

Status: Current

Vascular access products designed to help protect patients from acquiring infections during intravenous infusion therapy.

Chatalytic

www.chatalytic.com

Partnered: 2016

Status: Current

Insights and analytics for conversational interfaces.

INSIGHTS AND ANALYTICS FOR CONVERSATIONAL INTERFACES

ChatBooks

chatbooks.com

Partnered: 2013

Status: Current

Shared photo library app for your family.

Chobo Labs

www.chobolabs.com

Partnered: 2012

Status: Current

Mobile platform for synchronous multiplayer mobile gaming.

Content Analytics

Partnered: 2013

Status: Current

E-commerce competitor intelligence platform for retailers.

Cotopaxi

www.cotopaxi.com

Partnered: 2014

Status: Current

Outdoor gear brand on a mission to benefit humanity.

DealStruck Holdings

www.dealstruck.com

Partnered: 2014

Status: Current

Online peer-to-peer lending platform for SMBs that qualifies buyers and matches them with accredited investors.

Dropship Commerce

www.dropship.com

Partnered: 2012

Status: Current

Online platform for integrating and managing drop ship partners, inventory, data, and orders.

DropThought

www.dropthought.com

Partnered: 2013

Status: Past

In the moment customer feedback collection and analytics platform.

Dwelô

www.dwelo.com/

Partnered: 2015

Status: Current

Home automation for multi-family units.

Eargo

www.eargo.com

Partnered: 2013

Status: Current

Innovative hearing aid manufacturer.

EcoScraps

www.ecoscraps.com

Partnered: 2012

Status: Current

Recycles food waste into organic garden products.

Endeavor Group LLC

Partnered: 2008

Status: Current

Invests in early-stage ventures creating innovative solutions in a variety of areas.

Fingi

www.fingi.com

Partnered: 2014

Status: Current

Application and platform for hotels that allows guests to use a smartphone to control every aspect of their stay.

Fundly

www.fundly.com

Partnered: 2010

Status: Current

Online fundraising platform.

Graduation Alliance

www.graduationalliance.com

Partnered: 2008

Status: Current

Online, alternative educational services operating an accredited, private, online high school.

Grasswire

www.grasswire.com

Partnered: 2014

Status: Current

Real-time, crowd sourced and verified newsroom.

Grow, Inc.

www.grow.com

Partnered: 2014

Status: Current

Business intelligence dashboards for small and medium sized businesses.

Healthcare Tech

Partnered: 2014

Status: Past

Mental healthcare provided through online access.

Hire Vue

www.hirevue.com

Partnered: 2008

Status: Current

Digital screening and interviewing and solutions for sourcing, skills validation and on boarding through a digital platform.

Icon Aircraft

www.iconaircraft.com

Partnered: 2008

Status: Current

Premium designer of amphibious sport aircraft.

Identified

www.identified.com

Partnered: 2009

Status: Past

Helps recruiting and HR professionals source and hire hard-to-find talent.

IgniteIP

www.igniteip.com

Partnered: 2008

Status: Current

Partnerships with inventors and technology owners for the commercialization of break-through technologies

INSIKT

www.insikt.com

Partnered: 2013

Status: Current

Platform for connecting investors and capital with consumer loan originators.

Interior Define

www.interiordefine.com

Partnered: 2012

Status: Current

Online built-to-order furniture online.

Kolibri

Partnered: 2008

Status: Past

Carbon solution financing.

Life Seasons

www.lifeseasons.com

Partnered: 2010

Status: Past

Dietary and nutritional supplements.

Lightt

www.lightt.com

Partnered: 2011

Status: Current

Make and share beautiful videos anywhere.

Listo Financial

Partnered: 2014

Status: Current

Consumer facing financial services company offering insurance and loans via a high tech retail/mobile experience.

 

Lucid Software

www.golucid.co

Partnered: 2014

Status: Current

Software to build graphical web applications that enable real-time collaboration on visual work processes.

Madison Reed

www.madison-reed.com

Partnered: 2013

Status: Current

High touch home hair care to create salon quality results.

Mangia

Partnered: 2009

Status: Past

Mobile ordering at stadiums.

MarketDial

www.marketdial.com

Partnered: 2016

Status: Current

Big data can be intimidating. Create a test in five minutes with our simple, step-by-step tools.

Markkit

www.markkit.com

Partnered: 2013

Status: Current

Online fast fashion marketplace for social media influencers.

Micro Benefits

www.microbenefits.com

Partnered: 2013

Status: Current

Employee retention and corporate training focused on the Chinese labor market.

MUBI

us.mubi.com

Partnered: 2008

Status: Current

Mubi brings a new quality film every day, with 30 days to watch it online.

My Life

www.mylife.com

Partnered: 2008

Status: Current

Manage social networks and email accounts with one simple dashboard.

Outro

www.outro.com

Partnered: 2014

Status: Current

Web platform to connect freelance sales people and companies searching for lead generation.

PlanGrade

Partnered: 2015

Status: Past

Affordable Care Act compliance software for SMBs.

Plumzi

www.plumzi.com

Partnered: 2013

Status: Current

Technology to adapt digital content into a new and immersive form of entertainment.

Progreso Financiero

www.progressfin.com/en/

Partnered: 2008

Status: Current

Financial services company to the growing Hispanic market.

Qzzr

www.qzzr.com

Partnered: 2014

Status: Current

Quiz platform for agencies, publishers, and marketers.

Rent Lingo

www.rentlingo.com

Partnered: 2013

Status: Current

Independent review site for apartment rentals.

Rocketmiles

www.rocketmiles.com

Partnered: 2012

Status: Current

Hotel booking site offering mileage incentives for booking on their site.

RunTitle

www.runtitle.com

Partnered: 2016

Status: Current

The largest database of mineral ownership information in the US.

Silver Spring Networks

www.silverspringnet.com

Partnered: 2009

Status: Current

Networking platform, software and services to support multiple smart grid and smart city applications.

SimpleCitizen

www.simplecitizen.com

Partnered: 2015

Status: Current

A digital immigration and visa solution.

Skybox Imaging

www.skyboximaging.com

Partnered: 2012

Status: Past

Build and launch satellites, write code, and deploy data centers to empower global businesses to make better decisions.

SmartAsset

www.smartasset.com

Partnered: 2012

Status: Current

Provides answers to important financial questions, recommending specific strategies and options.

Social Dental

www.socialdental.com

Partnered: 2015

Status: Current

Social marketing and engagement tool for dentists.

Summit Technology

Partnered: 2010

Status: Past

 

Test Anywhere

www.testanywheretechnology.com

Status: Current

Partnered: 2016

 

Therapydia

www.therapydia.com

Partnered: 2012

Status: Current

Network of Physical Therapy clinic that emphasizes ongoing wellness programs.

Toolkite

www.toolkite.com

Partnered: 2017

Status: Current

Integrations for e-commerce businesses.

 

Trek Tech

www.trek-tech.com

Partnered: 2008

Status: Past

Photography equipment.

Trulify

www.trulify.com

Partnered: 2013

Status: Past

Using technology to expand credit to the underbanked and bring down the cost of borrowing.

Uptake

www.groupon.com/local

Partnered: 2008

Status: Past

Travel library and social platform to help individuals create the ideal vacation.

Vacatia

www.vacatia.com

Partnered: 2012

Status: Current

A resort marketplace for vacationing families.

ViDi

www.vidicameras.com

Partnered: 2015

Status: Current

Economically-priced, professional-grade action cameras.

Virtual Synaptics

Partnered: 2008

Status: Past

Natural language search technology.

Weddington Way

www.weddingtonway.com

Partnered: 2013

Status: Past

Online boutique that offers the modern bride a highly curated selection of top brands in wedding party style.

The portfolio companies identified and described herein do not represent all of the portfolio companies purchased, sold or recommended for funds advised by Peterson Partners.
The reader should not assume that an investment in the portfolio companies identified was or will be profitable.

“Peterson Ventures perfectly aligns with HireVue’s vision. The team has been a valuable companion, providing capital and fostering connections with other investors who have helped developed our company through three rounds of growth. Our partnership has allowed us to disrupt the traditional interviewing process.”

Mark Newman, Founder and CEO, HireVue

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