Invincea is the leader in advanced endpoint threat protection, protecting more than 25,000 customers. Combining the control of an endpoint solution with the intelligence of cloud analysis, Invincea defends against zero-day exploits, file-less malware, and more.
Circulate helps publishers (Web and App), networks and SDK providers maximize their first-party data monetization strategies with one simple integration, on a privacy friendly basis.
Lumidigm helps us quickly and conveniently prove who we are. Their novel fingerprint imager uses polarized natural light to look beneath the skin and see a clear, unblemished view of the unique personal signature that is indelibly part of every one of us. It is used in theme parks, airports and border crossings to conveniently let people go about their business without showing a credential to a person. In hospitals across the country, medical professionals are able to quickly obtain drugs from a dispensary without human oversight, and without concern for whether a password or passcard is being misused by another person. One day this convenience will be embedded in our cars and homes, making our lives both more convenient, and more secure.
Globallogic helps global software companies build their products faster and more economically by distributing the development work to global teams in lower-cost locations with abundant technical talent. Globallogic works with companies of all sizes in different arrangements that range from projects to a complete outsourcing of engineering development and R&D. We believe that the same kind of innovation that took place in the production of electronics hardware is likely to happen to software development where agile global partners like Globallogic help software companies respond faster to customer needs. Globallogic is one of the leading such global software product development services companies.
PineLabs is an India-based spinout of Globallogic, another NAV portfolio company. It is a payment and loyalty solutions company targeting its products and services to Indian retailers that want to automate their operations while offering better services to consumers. Pine Labs started in the oil retail business by enabling electronic automation of transactions at gas stations. From there, it has expanded to offering solutions for retailers to keep more of their customers’ business. As India is maturing and growing, retail innovation will require modern solutions like PineLabs. PineLabs differentiates itself among many other players by offering solutions that can be customized for the idiosyncracies of the Indian market.
Liquid Machines provides Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) solutions that prevent the misuse, modification, loss or theft of intellectual property and sensitive information. It combines centrally-defined data access and information usage policies with its patented Policy Droplet™ control interface to simultaneously promote a collaborative environment and protect sensitive information without changing the way users work. By marrying access and usage controls with the information itself, Liquid Machines provides persistent protection of data while at rest, in transit and in use—across the many components of your infrastructure including enterprise content management systems, archiving solutions, e-Discovery tools, content scanning and filtering solutions, and more. Employees are empowered by maintaining their access to native applications, file formats and features when working with protected content.
EnerNOC (Nasdaq ENOC) came to Cambridge Innovation Center in the midst of a fund raising tour of more than 30 venture funds and angel groups in the fall of 2002. The two founders, Tim Healy and David Brewster, were looking for a few million dollars to take advantage of a deregulated New England electricity market. EnerNOC’s idea was to remotely connect to back-up generators, usually found sitting idle on building roofs, and dispatch them in aggregate during times of peak demand. A virtual peak power plant with none of the capital invested, no transmission lines and their incumbent social and environmental impact, no distribution costs. Just a bit of instrumentation, and shared profits with the building owner. Load curtailment (turning down or shutting down elevators, chillers, etc) would work as well. A few companies were doing something similar here and there using phone calls or radios, but David and Tim were the first to see this could be a scalable business – that expanding electricity production capacity for peak times could be avoided altogether in many cases by making the electric grid smarter.
DivX was created to make it more efficient to store and distribute video through the internet. We invested in DivX in their first round of financing in 2000. Our thesis was that the inevitable increase in bandwidth on the internet would make online video a large and fast growing emerging market. Jordan Greenhall, having lived through the growth of audio technologies while at mp3.com, joined forces with Jerome “Gej” Rota, who had started to build a tool for encoding video more efficiently, and with a select team of other co-founders started DivX. By giving video tools away to the consumers for free, the company built a huge consumer following, which was the leverage for licensing the technology to device manufacturers for playing the video that consumers created. During the difficult downturn in the tech market in its early years we actually chose to aggressively increase our investment and ownership because we believed in the company prospects and its leadership. The company held its IPO in 2006 and has by now built a leading global video standard for storing, sharing and distributing video online, with 300 million consumer users, deals with all the top global device manufacturers and most major Hollywood studios.
Massive pioneered the in-video advertising market. As game consoles began to connect to the internet in sufficient numbers in 2003, and video game revenues exceeded Hollywood revenues for the first time, the games became a medium for real-time digital advertising to a valuable, captive audience. Massive built the largest network of game publishers, and became the one-stop-shop for advertisers to get their message delivered inside of video games. Microsoft purchased Massive in the spring of 2006.
Mobile365 enabled the first mobile data service (text messaging) in the US. We noticed in 2000 that text messaging was growing fast as a service in Europe and Asia, but had been lagging in the US. At the time, a US mobile phone could message another phone in the same carrier, but messages would not travel across carriers. Different carrier standards and lack of connectivity created these artificial barriers. Terry Hsiao (ex-Nextel) and co-founders Bill Backrach and Bill Peters started the company to solve this problem. We were the lead early investor in the company. Our thesis was that a reliable third party intermediary would catalyze action among carriers to connect and enable a large growing market. A per transaction messaging fee would allow the company to share in the growing market. Mobile365 is a great example of how we work with companies: we advised on strategy, helped recruit management, helped secure follow-on funding from other investors, recruited additional board members, and helped negotiate the sale of the company. The company was acquired by Sybase in 2006 for $425MM. It has become the global leader in carrier interconnectivity partner and enablement of new data services.
Provides a B2B payment intermediary for making domestic and international payments. The Company offers software and services used by corporate treasury, finance, and accounts payable departments to process and execute domestic and international payments.
Founded in 1999, Vente is a leader in permission-based marketing. We bring together in-depth consumer information, creative excellence and technical expertise to help you get the most from your marketing budget.