Author Archives: Jaclyn Hester

Our Investment in LOOP

“I love my car insurance company.” Said no one, ever. Today’s car insurance market is broken. Underwriting practices are irrelevant and discriminatory. Customer service and claims-processing are slow. Brands are outdated (and cheesy). The behemoths of the $256 billion auto insurance industry are overlooking major demographic and cultural shifts. Enter, LOOP.  LOOP is car insurance […]

Matchstick Ventures has a new fund!

Today, our friends at Matchstick Ventures announced their newest fund, Fund III, and we are thrilled to partner with them again. Ryan Broshar and Natty Zola are long-time friends and collaborators with us (you can read about that here), and we couldn’t be happier to share news about their continuing success. They are serial entrepreneurs […]

Our Investment in Spekit

We are pleased to announce our investment in Spekit’s Series A financing alongside our partner funds, Bonfire Ventures and Matchstick Ventures, as well as Renegade Partners, Operator Collective, and others. Spekit is a digital adoption and enablement platform for in-app employee training. Founded in Denver, Colorado, in 2018 by Melanie Fellay and Zari Zahra, Spekit […]

Our Investment in Hustle Fund

We’re pleased to announce our recent investment in Hustle Fund II. Based in San Francisco and Singapore, Hustle Fund is a pre-seed and seed-stage venture fund that invests in and supports software-enabled businesses across North America and Southeast Asia. The fund is managed by co-founders Elizabeth Yin, Eric Bahn, and Shiyan Koh. Hustle Fund focuses […]

Our Investment in Avid Ventures

We are pleased to announce our investment in Avid Ventures Fund I, the debut fund of emerging manager Addie Lerner. Based in New York, Avid backs exceptional founders at the Series A and B stages building transformative technology companies. Avid takes a hands-on approach to help  founders evolve early-stage companies into proven growth businesses with […]