Our Portfolio

 
 

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Appnique uses market analytics to drive more intelligent mobile app distribution campaigns.

Role: Corporate Development/Business Development. Facilitated capitalization, developed sales process and established early publisher partnerships creating a predictable sales pipeline.

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Private – Active www.appnique.com


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Venture Grove matches innovation with strategic development directions, acquisition needs, and entrepreneurial ecosystem initiatives. The business-to-business platform connects inventions with corporate needs, turning a disruptive concept into a commercial reality.

Role: Corporate Development/Business Development/Co-founding. Channel and alliance development, initial sales, and capitalization.

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Private – Active www.venturegrove.com


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Only Logical is an experienced engineering and professional service firm focusing on M2M, IOT and Big Data technology solutions. They serve technology startups as well as mid-size to large enterprise with strong strategic planning and execution capabilities to support product development and implementation needs.

Role: Business Development. Growing sales pipelines and founding projects for implementation.

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Private – Active www.onlylogical.com


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RADIAN is an innovation lab specializing in advanced materials science and design development. We leverage our patented technology to improve sports performance and safety.

Radian Labs was incubated at Ramp Equity. Based on a body of patents licensed from Aerospace Corporation.

Role: Chairman of Board and Founder. Negotiated and purchased license, recruited team, initial capitalization and will manage growth, strategic partnerships and exit for company.

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Private – Active www.radianlabs.com


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Utrip is an online/mobile trip planning solution.

Role: Corporate Development/Business Development. Facilitated capitalization, channel and business development relationships and help transform business model from B2C to B2B2C. Working executive and strategic partnerships to solutions, operational scale and next level strategic planning and execution.

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Private – Active www.utrip.com


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Cartavi is a collaborative document sharing solution. Designed to simplify the exchange and controlled access for documents. It initially targeted the real estate market providing realtors a simple desktop and mobile application that became a critical part of daily business.

Role: Chairman of Board. Facilitated capitalization and early industry partnerships with Docusign and the real estate market. Facilitated 3 M&A opportunities before we sold to company to Docusign

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Sold – The company was sold to Docusign www.docusign.com


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Helped launch Demand Media with former MySpace CEO Richard Rosenblatt. Company is now world’s second largest domain registrar and one of the leading social media companies world-wide. With funding over $300,000,000 the company has completed numerous acquisitions. The company is very profitable and growing.

Our role: Helped position eNom as a foundation for launching the new media company, aggregating web traffic and acquiring brands and category leaders in the online social media space. Brought in initial Equity Partners: Spectrum, Oak, and Generation. Facilitated diligence, placement of initial $120,000,000 and concurrent purchase of 3 companies to launch Demand Media.

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Active – Public - (DMD) www.demandmedia.com


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Docusign is the global leader in online document signing.

Role: Launch & Business Development. With the founding team of Docusign we helped lead the business development efforts. Created the channel relationships. Brought company into the initial markets and facilitated closing the major relationships in the real estate market.

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Private – Pending IPO www.docusign.com


HillClimb Media

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Company had sector-leading sites in travel, sports, and the outdoors, including Trails.com and GolfLink.com. Hillclimb Media was founded in 1999 to develop premium pay-for-content web sites, creating value for both customers and publishers. Over the last seven years, Hillclimb has amassed and made available on the Web an extensive library of content focused on sports enthusiasts, creating new revenue streams for traditional print-focused businesses, while at the same time connected thousands of online subscribers with unique, premium content, previously unavailable on the web.

Role: Positioned company for sale to Demand Media. Negotiated purchase and facilitated diligence and integration.

Status

Sold – The company was sold to Demand Media.


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MountainZone.com was launched in February 1996 and is recognized for pioneering mountain sports coverage on the web. Long before the popularity of "broadband", MountainZone has cybercast some of the first-ever skiing, mountaineering and snowboarding events from around the globe. From historic coverage of numerous Mount Everest climbs to in-depth stories of big adventure, MountainZone is regarded as the most comprehensive mountain sports destination online. The site offers visitors more than 50,000 pages of award-winning mountain sports news, interviews, and photos on skiing, snowboarding, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, and mountain photography.

A long time on the list of Forbes’ Best of the Web, and Men’s Journal top 100 sites for guys it was sold to Quokka(QKKA) for $30M+ and then repurchased after the .com bust by some of the original founders and a few investors. At its peak it had over 1 million daily visitors.

Role: Positioned company for sale to Demand Media. Negotiated purchase and facilitated diligence and integration.

Status

Sold – The company was sold to Demand Media.


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Step has 14 patents granted around voice enhancement and noise elimination. Has technology compatible with major Bluetooth chip makers: Broadcom & CSR. Rob Mitro, their new CEO, a veteran next stage executive with multiple public and private M&A deals behind him. The company is currently discussion with On-Star, Motorola, Nokia and other major cell phone providers. Blue Ant won innovation of the year at 2007 CES, based largely on Steps technology.

Co-Invest Series A

Status

Sold – The company was sold to Dolby Labs.