To develop, grow and accelerate industry-leading companies on a global scale.
We invest in what we know, and where we can add value. We invest in teams and companies from incubation through seed to emerging growth and provide a powerful combination of capital and alternative resources. We are happy to lead deals or syndicate with other quality investors.
Advertising and Marketing
Social & Mobile Gaming
Big Data and Analytics
Space & Satellite Technologies
We invest in great entrepreneurial teams, who are creating breakthrough technologies, transformative business models and strong intellectual property that can change the world. We partner with our companies through a unique combination of capital and the resources of our Noosphere Global network which include world class design, technology development, marketing and business development capabilities. We believe we bring a differentiated outlook to the venture model and are comfortable investing globally,
and in niche markets.
Civic is an identity management service that reduces consumer identity theft and online identity fraud. The system allows people to track the use of their personal information in real-time and immediately react to unauthorized activities. Civic’s new proactive approach to private information helps people secure their personal data before any damage is done.
Circle Medical is a doctor-on-demand service that provides patients with an attending physician for non-urgent care. The Circle Medical app allows people to choose a doctor from the company's data-base, schedule a visit that is covered by their insurance plan and track the location of their attending physician. It represents a new concept for medical delivery that can be used in everyday life.
ASKfm is a global social networking site connecting and engaging people by asking questions. ASKfm is the world’s largest Q&A social network, with 150 million monthly unique users. The network is available in 150 countries and in 49 languages.
PocketGuard is a personal money management app that helps consumers avoid pesky 'late' fees, detect fraud and resolve sneaky charges across all their credit and debit cards. PocketGuard's built-in budgeting tools with smart categorization lets consumers better manage their finances and save more for themselves.
Aquila Space is a nano satellite manufacturer and satellite image provider. Aquila, through its Landmapper satellite constellations, provides worldwide multi-spectral imagery, every day. Landmapper image sets are available directly via Aquila’s orthorectified imagery API, or through a network of value added partners. Aquila was founded by a team of industry veterans from Canopus Systems, Dauria Aerospace , SRI International and Stella Exploration
Thync Global integrates the most advanced aspects of neuroscience and consumer electronics to create a new category of wearables. Thynk’s technology platform includes neurosignaling algorithms, hardware, software and biomaterials that help people alter and optimize their state of mind to have more energy, relax or increase focus.
Connected.co provides global banking solutions, advanced gateway technology and proprietary risk management services to online merchants worldwide. Leveraging its vast network of domestic and international banking relationships, Connected.co specializes in placing merchant accounts for cutting-edge merchants. Connected.co's state-of-the-art gateway platform enables merchants to route transactions strategically, submit authorizations quickly and process payments reliably.
EOS DA combines image driven analytics, data science, and machine learning and applies them to large data sets, unlocking insights and bringing new solutions to real business problems.
KangarooHealth develops proprietary software that reduces physical therapy (PT) patient movement assessments from 60 minutes to 10 minutes, significantly improving clinical throughput and increasing PT clinic reimbursement success rates. Its software increases revenue for PT clinics and decreases the amount of fraudulent / deficient PT bills by offering objective patient data. In collaboration with healthcare payers, KangarooHealth aims to redefine the care standard in the US physical therapy market.
Mark Watt is a seasoned investor with a background that combines
20 years of investment, advisory and business development experience. In addition to being a Managing Partner at Noosphere Ventures, Mr. Watt is also President of Noosphere Global.
Mark's had previously senior positions at William Blair & Co, TriplePoint Capital, America's Growth Capital, Merrill Lynch and Ernst & Young. He has advised or invested in companies that have generated over $100 billion in shareholder value. Mark lives in Menlo Park with his wife and 2 daughters, and devotes most of his spare time to Ironman triathlon training.
Dr. Polyakov is a serial entrepreneur who has founded many successful companies, including IT-Ukraine, HitDymanics Ltd., Maxymiser Ltd., Maxima Group, and Cupid Plc. Dr. Polyakov has an extensive experience in leading online projects from the idea stage through to sale or IPO launch.
In 2012, Dr. Polyakov moved to Silicon Valley and shortly thereafter founded Murka, Renatus, and Betcore.
Dr. Polyakov is a graduate of Dnipropetrovsk National University where he received his Doctorate degree in International Economics in 2013 with a doctoral thesis on information technology development in the global economy.
Entrepreneur In Residence
Marc Fagan, is an experienced professional and entrepreneur who has founded and operated three successful software startups (VFA, Envista, and IRISMaps). He also was engaged in directing innovation programs for Global Fortune 2000 companies (Reed Elsevier). The constant throughout his career has been the desire to transform the infrastructure and geospatial industries by developing new software technologies in geospatial software, geospatial image data processing and analytics, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and infrastructure SaaS.
Marc has joined Noosphere Ventures to help evaluate new potential investments, new business models, technologies, and strategic partnership opportunities, as well as help out on due diligence and provide operational assistance to existing portfolio companies.
Trang Nguyen joined Noosphere Ventures bringing vast experience as an adviser in technology transactions at J.P. Morgan Investment Bank and UBS Investment Bank in San Francisco. Trang has worked on a number of transactions that include: Buy-side M&A, sell-side M&A, equity offerings, and debt offerings.
Trang graduated from the University of Utah in 2011 with a BA in Finance and a minor in economics. Besides being a startup junkie and lover of new, innovative technology, she enjoys helping her community. In 2013, she co-founded San Francisco Volunteer Connect (SFVC), an organization that connects busy professionals with monthly volunteer opportunities.
Entrepreneur In Residence
Dr. Tomas Svitek has a broad history in the field of aerospace systems engineering and management. After completing his Ph.D. at Caltech, he was a systems engineer and team leader for multiple low-cost innovative and breakthrough aerospace projects for Orbital, Digitalglobe, NASA JPL, USAF AFRL, DARPA, BlastOff!, Blue Origin, Raytheon Mіssile Systems and Canopus Systems US LLC.
Current engineering applications require models to reduce costs and increase time efficiency, it is always easier to model and test a turbine with a CAD (Computer-aided Design) program a than to build a new turbine every time you want to make a slight change to the design. Current CAD programs provide insight into future products as we are able to calculate stresses and loads directly within the program. But, when it comes to modeling fluids they have always come up short.
Noosphere Venture Partners Invested in Yola May 15, 2017
Noosphere Ventures today announced it has invested in Yola, a leading company that provides website building and secure hosting services. Founded in 2007, Yola has won numerous awards, including the Industry Standard 100 Award and Webuser’s Gold Award in 2008. The investment by Noosphere Ventures will support growth through cash investment and the services of Noosphere Ventures substantial and established technology personnel and operational experience.
The New Thing to Video Marketing Apr 5, 2017
Great news for video marketers around the globe! Noosphere Venture Partners’ subsidiary has invested in purchase of Waywire’s assets, gaining exclusive access to their curated video solutions for GDM Group and Noosphere Ventures’ other marketing businesses. Curated content solves the problem of filter failure in content aggregation, making sure users are provided only with highly engaging and relevant content.
Fog Computing – Where the Cloud Meets the Ground Mar 16, 2017
The recent trend toward cloud services has allowed small and medium sized businesses to take advantage of everything that big data processing has to offer. Now these entry level clients can simply rent seconds, minutes or hours in cloud computing centers like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. One downside noted by some of these businesses, especially the ones where milliseconds count, is the increased latency required to upload the data and retrieve the results. Fog computing has rolled in to fill this gap and attempt to provide the best of both worlds.
The Blockchain is the underlying tech behind Bitcoin. In its simplest form, it is simply an encrypted database log of all transactions with their time-stamp. Anyone can access the metadata about any transaction, as they are all available through APIs. Because blockchain transactions are both secure and public, it has evolved to become the basis for several other innovative startups. Here is a list of some of the most interesting, blockchain-based startups.
February 2, 2017, marked a significant event for everyone involved in the air sports industry. FAI, World Air Sports Federation, and Noosphere Ventures established a new strategic partnership to make Noosphere Ventures FAI’s Global Technical Partner.
5 Technologies That Changed The World In 2016 Jan 16, 2017
2016 was filled with technological breakthroughs. Many of them have reshaped their industries and set new trends for future developments. Here is Noosphere’s pick for the best technology and science achievements of the past year.
Economics of Emotions Dec 7, 2016
Your brain makes decisions approximately 10 seconds before you even realize it. For several decades, this fact has gotten a lot of attention from marketers who are working hard to understand the neurological aspects of behavior to learn how the decision making mechanism works. As a result, most product promotion strategies are now based on neuroscience, known as neuromarketing.
Internet of Things – the Next Industrial Revolution Nov 30, 2016
The Internet of things (IoT) has vastly expanded the tech industry. There are a lot of convincing predictions that the IoT will cause the next Industrial Revolution. This process has already started. Step by step, the IoT has become involved in every sphere of people’s lives, including smart buildings, security, transportation, defense, banks, insurance, healthcare, and entertainment.
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