Affirm is a financial technology services company providing installment loans to consumers at the point of sale. The company was founded with the goal to create honest financial products and services that empower consumers and improve lives. It aims to revolutionize the banking industry to be more accountable and accessible to consumers. Today, Affirm provides shoppers an alternative to traditional credit cards at the point of sale, giving them the flexibility to buy now and make simple monthly payments for their purchases. Unlike payment options that have compounding interest and unexpected costs, Affirm shows customers upfront exactly what they’ll pay each month — with no hidden fees and no surprises. Affirm partners with over 2,000 merchants to give shoppers the option to pay with Affirm at checkout including well-known brands across retail including home furnishings, travel, personal fitness, electronics, apparel and beauty, and more. Loans are made in partnership with Afirm’s originating bank partner Cross River Bank, a New Jersey State Chartered Commercial Bank, Member FDIC. Jeffrey Kaditz, Max Levchin, and Nathan Gettings established the San Francisco, California-based company in 2012.
Agora is a high-growth Communications-Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS) provider delivering mobile-first, real-time communications for developers and businesses globally. Agora's API is the most widely adopted API for real-time communications around the world, installed on more than 500 million devices and rapidly growing. The Agora real-time communication stack includes features like include voice calling, video calling, group conferencing, interactive broadcasting, and much more. Reliable, accessible and scalable, Agoria.io provides communications services to organizations across industries, including telemedicine, education, financial services, customer service, social media applications, and mobile gaming.
Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed over 1.5 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.
AREVO, based in Silicon Valley, California, develops technology to enable direct digital additive manufacturing of ultra-strong, lightweight composite parts for end use applications in high volume. With the company's unique combination of breakthrough materials, powerful design/build software, and free motion robotics for the first “true 3D” construction, AREVO is moving beyond prototypes by enabling the design and fabrication of large, mass-produced parts and structures, quickly leading 3D printing into mainstream manufacturing. AREVO provides designers and manufacturers with unprecedented freedom to unlock the unparalleled strength and weight of composite materials for a wide range of consumer and industrial products, and has seen early success manufacturing CFRTP composite parts for OEM customers. With an initial focus on Aerospace, Defense, Consumer Electronics, Transportation, and Consumer Goods, Arevo is poised to optimize additive manufacturing services to OEM’s worldwide.
Avidbots vision is to bring robots to everyday life to expand human potential. Avidbots first product is NEO - the world's smartest autonomous scrubbing robot. NEO is trusted by some of the best managed airports, retail malls, hospitals, colleges, industrial sites, museums, warehouses, etc in 7 countries and counting.
BackboneAI builds frictionless data networks through intercompany automation, a completely new category of automation. It transforms supplier and customer relationships through real-time data synchronization, fast API connectivity, and third-party application and database integration. Based in New York City and founded in 2019 by serial entrepreneur Rob Bailey, BackboneAI helps companies work together more efficiently by automating their intercompany data processes and optimizing communication through technology. The company’s investors include Fika Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, Cendana Capital, Dynamo Ventures, GGV Capital, MetaProp, Spider VC, and several notable angel investors.
There is more than one American Dream. Owning your home is one of those dreams. It's been an aspiration for a long time, and we know that millions struggle to achieve it. But there are other American Dreams. Some of these dreams are about living differently than previous generations - for whom owning was everything. We may want to use our cash to start a business. We may want to experience new places. We may not have the money yet for home ownership, but still dream of living in a glorious home where we can put down roots and experience the sense of belonging. This is a new mindset. We are a community of people looking for a dream rental, and people who own properties and are looking for people who will love them. The old-school terms "landlord" and "tenant" don’t apply in our world. Here, there are people who want to adopt homes for a while, and people who have wonderful residences ready for them. Our owners are not giant holding companies that own thousands of homes and view them as pure financial assets. There's a level of mutual respect and caring in our world that simply doesn't exist in the transactional, brutalist world of landlords and tenants. We manage properties for our owners, and treat the people who live there with the attention, speed and concern they deserve. And we support those who are living an ownership-free lifestyle by creating a true community everywhere we are. Our residents are connected not only to each other, but also to the local merchants, events, and institutions that give communities their unique character. Before, renters often felt like second-class citizens; with us, they are an immediate and integral part of the community. So, whether you own property and you're looking for someone to live in it and love it, or you're looking for a home where you can put down roots – for however long you're planning to be there – we are the answer. Renting is the new American lifestyle. We didn’t create it, but we're making it sing.
BigCommerce is a cloud e-commerce platform for established and rapidly-growing businesses. It combines enterprise functionality, an open architecture, and app ecosystem, and market-leading performance. BigCommerce enables businesses to grow online sales with 80% less cost, time, and complexity than on-premise software. BigCommerce powers B2B and B2C e-commerce for more than 60,000 brands, 2,000+ mid-market businesses, 30 Fortune 1000 companies, and industry-leading brands, including Assurant, Ben & Jerry’s, Paul Mitchell, Skullcandy, Sony, and Toyota.
Blaize, formerly Thinci, is an AI computing platforms company that develops products for the automotive, smart vision, and enterprise computing markets. It was created to meet growing consumer demands for new interactive products. The company innovates and patents a set of remarkable new technologies that bring unheard-of Vision Processing to all types of consumer devices. Next-generation products require 10x-100x more performance and longer battery life - and Blaize is poised to meet those needs. These innovations will delight end-users around the world, and significantly benefit those companies that embrace Blaize's game-changing advancements. Blaize was founded as Thinci in 2010 and is based in El Dorado Hills, California.
Bowery is the modern farming company growing the purest produce imaginable. We are on a mission to grow food for a better future by revolutionizing agriculture. By combining the benefits of the best local farms with advances made possible by technology, our indoor farms create the ideal conditions to grow post-organic produce you can feel good about eating. BoweryOS, our proprietary software system, uses vision systems, automation technology, and machine learning to monitor plants and all the variables that drive their growth 24/7. Because we control the entire process from seed to store, Bowery farms use zero pesticides, 95% less water, and are 100+ times more productive on the same footprint of land than traditional agriculture. Our produce is currently available at select Whole Foods and Foragers stores in the Tristate area and featured on the menus of Tom Colicchio’s New York restaurants Craft and Fowler & Wells. Bowery is based in New York City and has raised $27.5M from some of the best investors in the world, including General Catalyst, GGV Capital, GV (formerly Google Ventures) and First Round Capital. We are also backed by established leaders and innovators in the food industry, including Top Chef judge and restaurateur Tom Colicchio.