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VVP Portfolio Update: Grolltex

Our portfolio company, Grolltex,  is emerging from stealth mode. This is one of the technologies we spun out of UC San Diego. The new web site, launched today, is below. (It is interesting content ! ) http://grolltex.com/ Grolltex, short for ‘graphene-rolling-technologies’, is an advanced materials and equipment company located in San Diego, California. Their core

Jan. 15, 2017 |

Profitect Kicks off 2017 with Continued Momentum Heading into NRF Presentation

Over 200% growth in customer portfolio and revenue, alongside 75% increase in staff contributed to a successful 2016 Waltham, MA – January 13, 2017: Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail industry, today announced growth statistics for 2016, revealing a revenue increase of over 250 percent compared to 2015. This, alongside a

Jan. 13, 2017 |

Enterprise Mobility Leader PowWow Mobile Named Most Innovative Startup at AOTMP Mobility Awards

Director’s Award recognizes the SmartUX Platform for its technical superiority and ability to solve complex and expensive mobilization challenges SAN FRANCISCO, January 11, 2017/PRWeb/ PowWow Mobile, the leading enterprise mobility platform that allows companies to deliver powerful, modern native mobile apps quickly, simply and economically, today announced that it has been named the “Most Innovative

Jan. 11, 2017 |

TE2 and Carnival Cruise lines at CES

Jan 6, 2017. Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas. (The Experience Engine, TE2), a leader in experience-driven personalized advertisement and content delivery, announced its role as a development partner in Carnival Corporation’s new Ocean Medallion interactive guest experience platform, unveiled today at CES 2017. Designed to elevate guest service and personalization for millions of vacationers,

Jan. 6, 2017 |

New investment in Menlo Micro

Santa Clara, Calif.-Dec 22, 2016 -(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Vertical Venture Partners announced their investment in Menlo Micro, a new spinout from GE’s Global Research Center. Menlo is productizing technology which has re-invented one of the most fundamental building blocks of electronic systems – the electronic switch. The company’s disruptive Digital-Micro-Switch platform is strongly positioned to enable

Dec. 22, 2016 |

Zipari Grabs $7 Million Round to Back Health-Care CRM Ambitions

Zipari Inc., which has been largely self-funded since forming in 2014, has secured $7 million to expand the use of a cloud-based customer-relationship management system designed for health plans. The New York company aims to emulate the success of Veeva Systems Inc., a venture-backed provider of cloud-based software for pharmaceutical companies. Veeva went public in

Dec. 19, 2016 |

New Portfolio Company: Profitect

PALO ALTO, CA – (Marketwire – November 14, 2016) – Vertical Venture Partners (VVP), a venture capital firm with deep Silicon Valley roots and an exclusive focus on companies that target specific vertical industries, announced today an investment in Profitect. Profitect is a turnkey SaaS application that provides retailers with prescriptive analytics for various aspects

Nov. 14, 2016 |

Zipari Announces InsureCX on the Salesforce AppExchange, the World’s Leading Enterprise Apps Marketplace

Zipari customers can now enhance customer experience while increasing member lifetime value with automated workflows and real-time visibility into the customer journey.   BROOKLYN, NY (PRWEB) OCTOBER 26, 2016 Zipari, an insurance technology startup, today announced it has launched InsureCX on the Salesforce AppExchange, empowering businesses to connect with their customers, partners and employees in

Oct. 26, 2016 |

Vertical Venture Partners announces the final close of VVP I with $51.3M.

PALO ALTO, CA – (Marketwire – September 30, 2016) – Vertical Venture Partners (VVP), an early-stage venture capital firm with deep Silicon Valley roots and an exclusive focus on enterprise information technology opportunities in targeted vertical industries, announced the final close of their inaugural fund (VVP I) with $51.3M of committed capital. Investors include institutional

Sep. 30, 2016 |

Zipari Announces New Client: Canopy Health Insurance

Zipari announces new client Canopy Health Insurance, creating a new model for insurance companies that reduces operational costs while improving customer experience by using a single vendor for all consumer-oriented technology. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2016 — Insurance software startup, Zipari, announced that it has been selected as the technology partner for Canopy Health

Jun. 13, 2016 |