Eniac Ventures Newsletter: March 2019
The Women Inspiring Eniac
In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month,
the Eniac team wanted to honor the women in our lives who inspire us daily and the two women from history that were the inspiration behind one of our designs.
BRIQ raises $3M to bring data intelligence to construction & real estate
We’re excited to announce our latest construction saas investment in BRIQ, a Santa Barbara-based company that is bringing data intelligence and machine learning to allow builders to make better strategic decisions.
1upHealth raises $2.4M to automate secure EHR data sharing
Eniac co-led 1upHealth’s $2.4M seed round along with Meridian Street Capital and Social Leverage. 1upHealth is the “Plaid for patient data.” It empowers patients with access and control of their data, simplifies workflow for healthcare providers and enables an API for developers.
The platform supports more than 300 healthcare systems, in more than 1,000 locations, and has hundreds of developers using its APIs.
Portfolio company Anchor acquired by Spotify
Our portfolio company Anchor has agreed to be acquired by Spotify in a significant acquisition. In the three short years since we led their seed round, Anchor has created significant value, becoming the dominant platform for creating, distributing and monetizing podcasts. As of January 2019, Anchor powered 40% of all new podcasts.
Reflecting on our time with Anchor, we wrote about key takeaways that will continue to drive how we work with founders.
Attentive awarded Mobile Marketing Company of the Year
Attentive was named Mobile Marketing Company of the Year at the DMN Awards. The annual award honors the most innovative marketing strategies and platforms across categories including digital campaigns, leading tech companies, and stand-out individuals.
Eniac portfolio company b8ta acquires Brickwork
b8ta, the company pioneering the new retail-as-a-service model, acquired Brickwork an online-to-offline retail platform, to further enhance their platform and innovate the customer experience of in-store discovery.
Hinge’s acquisition by Match Group is complete
YC W19 MedCrypt profiled in TechCrunch
Sea Machines named one of “Built In Boston’s 50 Startups to Watch”
Sea Machines, the leader in autonomous vessel technology for commercial boats & ships, was recognized as a top startup to watch in the Boston startup ecosystem. Late 2018, the company announced a $10M Series A in Wired.
Visual Vocal innovating ship design with VR
Visual Vocal now powers VR for Elliott Bay Design Group bringing ship design and construction to the next level including instant, on-demand access to every detail on the vessel for immediate input and problem-solving across all stakeholders.
Make sure to check out the Eniac Job Board for the latest openings across our portfolio and join our Talent Network for exclusive intros.
New episodes of Seed to Scale
Jeff Richards, MD of GGV Capital: On board members: What to look for,
how to optimize and managing bad behavior.
Shivani Siroya, Founder & CEO of Tala: On raising capital, scaling teams and funding the underserved.
Chris Farmer, Founder & CEO of SignalFire: On reinventing the venture model with powerful datasets and a full-stack team of engineers and data scientists.
Michael Mignano, Founder & CEO of Anchor: On building the company
that democratized podcasting.
Anu Duggal & Sutian Dong of Female Founders Fund: On the inception of the world’s first female-fund.
Clara Sieg, Partner at Revolution Ventures: On the capital gap and
being bullish on tier two & three cities.