Investments & Acquisitions

Our Recent Investments

Rocket Dollar

Rocket Dollar provides self-directed retirement account products that allow individuals to invest in alternative assets not typically available through brokerage accounts.

919 customers as of January 27, 2019

$103+ million in assets have been transferred/contributed to the platform

Has raised $4.128 million to date

Founding team has prior exits in the financial tech space, including one acquisition by Goldman Sachs

KingsCrowd

KingsCrowd is building the first independent and unbiased data-driven online private market ratings and analytics platform powered by artificial intelligence. KingsCrowd makes it easy to make quick, informed investment decisions in the online private markets, which include 45+ platforms.

First to provide ratings and analytics platform for the online private markets

Advised by John Fanning, Founding Chairman and CEO of Napster

95,000+ subscribers

Licensing opportunities in discussions with $0.5-1 million ARR potential

$350K+ in investment capital raised to date

 

Digital Dream Labs

Digital Dream Labs creates educational games that children want to play , that facilitate learning for students inside and outside the classroom.

Revenue roughly doubled year over year from 2014-2017

Have generated more revenue than they have raised ($1.65 million)

Sales expected to exceed $1 million in 2019 and $3 million in 2020

Active in 3,400+ U.S. elementary schools and several international schools

 

Gleantap

Gleantap helps gyms and fitness centers engage with their members through automated and human interaction to improve retention and profitability.

 

Current clients include Planet Fitness, Gold’s Gym, Anytime Fitness, and Orangetheory

Servicing 27 clients representing 300+ gyms and wellness studio locations that engage 1.5 million end clients

Has generated $375,252 of revenue in the last 16 months

$32,694 of monthly recurring revenue as of September 2019

Core team has been involved in five startups, with three successful exits

 

Brakes To Go

Brakes To Go aims to make brake repair cheaper and more convenient for customers by providing mobile, on-demand services performed by certified technicians.

 

Total gross revenues of $5.6 million since commencing operations in May 2015

Reached profitability at the end of fiscal year 2019

24% year-over-year increase in sales from FY 2018 to FY 2019

Has a 5-star rating on Yelp, a 4.8-star rating on Google, and a 4.9-star rating on Facebook

Previously raised $688,750 from friends and family

Jumpstart

Jumpstart’s parametric insurance ensures that a lump-sum is paid out right away when the unthinkable happens – allowing customers to avoid the long waits, deductible negotiations, insurance adjusters and paperwork.

 

Previously raised over $1 million

Addressing a $100 billion global market; $20 billion in the U.S. alone

Targeting four million customers by 2023

CEO has co-founded two other earthquake-related organizations

 

Nanno

Nanno’s proprietary vetting process includes a full background check, skills test, and behavioral test, allowing parents to book childcare when and where they need it, knowing that the caregivers will be of the highest quality.

 

Growing nationally, with over 15,000 users in 45 states

90% of booking requests are filled within 15 minutes

$350,000 in gross revenue to date

Addressing a $34 billion market in the U.S. alone

We have also bought into some crypto. They ended up being the #5, 6 and 9 most held coins in the world. Their market caps are $11.8B, $1.4B and $3.8B with a total combined market cap of more than $17 billion. We are looking at 1 more but waiting for the correct timing.

Recent Crypto Investments

XRP

Stellar Lumens

EOS