Category Archives: Portfolio News

Zagster Raises $3.5 Million to Take Bike-Sharing Across the U.S.

Public bike-sharing programs in North America have performed variably, with less than hoped-for ridership in Chicago, Denver, Chattanooga and Minneapolis, and technical glitches and disputes over where to place bike kiosks in New York. One… Read More

Hawaiian Airlines successfully launches SmartKargo

100% Cloud-based Solution Simplifies Air Cargo Honolulu, Hawai’i, Cambridge, Massachusetts – On June 27, Hawaiian Airlines became the first airline in the Americas to deploy SmartKargo (, the world’s most advanced air cargo management solution…. Read More

Zendrive Uses Mobile Phones as Sensors To Reinvent The Accuracy of Auto Insurance In Partnership With Guild

If you look across the space of consumer Internet services and physical sensors, people are producing more data than ever before, which is being used to make all kinds of insurance more granular and accurate… Read More

Fontinalis Partners Announces Series E Investment in Lyft

Fontinalis Partners, LLC

DETROIT, MI, and BOSTON, MA – May 22, 2015. Fontinalis Partners (, a venture capital firm strategically focused on next-generation mobility, announced today that it has invested in Lyft, the San Francisco-based ridesharing service provider… Read More

Life360 takes family peace of mind overseas with Yahoo! Japan partnership

The desire to remain close to and protect one’s family is as universal as anything, transcending language and culture. Which is why it’s little surprise that adoption of Life360, the family social network, has grown… Read More

I Beat A Patent Troll And You Can Too

By Life360 CEO Chris Hulls I thought I was finished standing up to bullies when I left junior high. Being the quiet guy and a late bloomer made me an easy target growing up, but… Read More

Ohio State Picks Company to Run Bike-Share Program

Ohio State University opted not to integrate with the city’s bike-sharing system on Thursday, instead hiring Massachusetts-based Zagster to launch a new fleet of bikes on campus. The decision is a blow to the city’s… Read More

The Internet of Things Will Change Everything

Cherie Fuzzell, chief executive officer, Parkmobile LLC, which provides on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking: “The thing that keeps me awake at night—and should keep a lot of CEOs awake at… Read More

Irresistible Materials Signs License Agreement with MicroChem to Advance Sales of Novel Spin-on-Carbon Material Manufactured by Nano-C, Inc.

Irresistible Materials (IM), a UK materials technology company spun-out from the University of Birmingham, announced today it has signed a License Agreement with MicroChem Corp. (MCC), a supplier of innovative solutions for MEMS, Microelectronics and… Read More

SQLstream Creates Strategic Partnership with Altis

SQLstream Inc., provider of the real-time data hub for Enterprise stream processing, today announced the expansion of its partnership with Altis Consulting, a leading providing of Business Intelligence Strategy and Services in Australia and New… Read More

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