Our Investors

Acumen is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of poverty. Its aim is to help build financially sustainable organizations that deliver affordable goods and services that improve the lives of the poor.

Accomplice is an early-stag venture capital firm that invests in technology startup companies, with specialties in cybersecurity, eSports, data analytics, S&B class software, emerging hardware platforms, and marketplaces.

Impact Engine is a venture fund that invests financial and human capital in early-stage, for-profit technology businesses improving education,health, economic empowerment, and resource efficiency.

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We envision a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Our goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.

Based in Indianapolis, the Foundation employs roughly 55 staff members and has an endowment in excess of $1 billion. In 2016, Lumina awarded 87 grants, totaling more than $45 million.

Lumina Foundation is the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans’ success in higher education.

Salesforce Ventures invests in the next generation of enterprise technology to help companies connect with their customers in entirely new ways.

Portfolio companies receive funding to accelerate their growth and gain a competitive edge through access to the world’s largest cloud ecosystem and the guidance of salesforce.com’s innovators and executives.

With Salesforce Ventures, portfolio companies can also leverage the expertise of the Salesforce.com Foundation to incorporate its 1-1-1 model of integrated philanthropy to make giving back part of their business model.

Serious Change supports privately-held businesses which represent a bridge to a new paradigm.Imagine an investment fund whose purpose is to make first mover commitments into companies committed to environmental sustainability, biodiversity, advancing social justice, and meeting human needs. We are building it now.

TechNexus Venture Collaborative finds, funds and grows technology ventures, leveraging a unique alignment of relationships in the ecosystem to provide leading corporations with a platform to engage ventures, transform business models and ultimately drive innovation. Since 2007, TechNexus has brought together more than 500 startups with dozens of global corporate partners. Equal parts entrepreneur, strategist, and investor, we Rethink Growth.

Thayer Ventures (Thayer) invests in technology companies with a focus on the travel industry. This industry represent more than $10 trillion in annual global economic activity, is thriving with entrepreneurial activity due to disruptive changes within the sector that began more than a decade ago. Recent consumer trends have accelerated this disruption for operators across the travel world, creating unprecedented opportunities for technology providers to make significant inroads into what was previously a closed market.

Additionally, travel industry suppliers are dealing with massive shifts in travel planning, organizing and booking driven by the Internet and social media platforms. As a result, the travel industry is being forced to rapidly deploy new technologies in order to exploit the opportunities created by this shifting consumer behavior. The combination of these factors has created a unique environment for innovative technology providers to make significant inroads into this massive, growing, and evolving marketplace.