We recently closed our first Fund and have begun investing. Note that details of some deals are still confidential until the companies publicly disclose. Check back for more information and deal announcements.

 

DATAXU
Petabyte-scale marketing platform that enables brands to better understand and engage consumers via programmatic technologies

  • INDUSTRY: Digital marketing/Digital media
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Secondary stock purchase
  • INVESTORS: Accomplice, Flybridge Capital, Menlo Ventures, Sky
  • YALE CONNECTION: David Shapiro (Y'91)
  • BIV FUND 1

DOMO
SaaS platform for business intelligence, analysis, and collaboration

  • INDUSTRY: B2B SaaS
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series D-2
  • INVESTORS: Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, SV Angel, IVP, Jeff Bezos’ Bezos Expeditions, Greylock Partners, TPG Growth, BlackRock
  • YALE CONNECTION: CMO, David Thompson
  • BIV FUND 1, Co-Investment Program

 

EVERQUOTE
Online auto insurance marketplace

  • INDUSTRY: Insurance tech
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Post-Series B secondary offering
  • INVESTORS: Link Ventures
  • YALE CONNECTION: Senior Vice President, Darryl Auguste
  • BIV FUND 1, Co-Investment Program

 

FRESHLY
Market leader in direct-to-consumer healthy, prepared meals

  • INDUSTRY: Ecommerce
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series C
  • INVESTORS: Insight Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners, Nestle, Brand Project
  • BIV FUND 1, Co-Investment Program

 

HUMATICS
Robotics/micro-location technology/precision navigation

  • INDUSTRY: Advanced Manufacturing/Robotics
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series A
  • INVESTORS: Fontinalis Partners
  • YALE CONNECTION: CEO David Mindell (YC'88)
  • BIV FUND 1, Co-Investment Program

 

JOPWELL
SaaS platform and leading career advancement network for Black, Latino/Hispanic, and Native American students and professionals

  • INDUSTRY:  Professional Network/Recruiting
  • STAGE OF INVESTING:  Series A
  • INVESTORS:  Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, Cue Ball, Comcast Ventures, Omidyar Network, Magic Johnson Enterprises, Paul Graham
  • YALE CONNECTION:  Founder & CEO, Porter Braswell (YC ’12)
  • BIV FUND 1

 

KAPOW
Event marketing and booking platform

  • INDUSTRY: Consumer / Retail / Marketplace
  • STAGE OF INVESTING:  Series B
  • INVESTORS: Drive Capital, Corazon Ventures
  • YALE CONNECTION: Chris Olsen (YC'03)
  • BIV FUND 1

  

MANUS BIOSYNTHESIS
Biochem manufacturer that makes cost-effective, sustainable natural ingredients from plants via an innovative fermentation technology

  • INDUSTRY: BioTech / Genomics
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series A
  • INVESTORS: 415 Investments, NXT Ventures
  • YALE CONNECTION: Raymond Chang (Yale SOM '97)
  • BIV FUND 1, Co-Investment Program

 

RELAYR
Industrial IoT (IIoT) company that provides enterprise middleware and IoT solutions for the digital transformation of industries

  • INDUSTRY: Industrial Manufacturing / IoT
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series B
  • INVESTORS: Munich Re, Kleiner Perkins, Munich Venture Partners, Porsche, Cisco, Aries Capital
  • BIV FUND 1

 

RIPPLEMATCH
Software for the campus recruiting market

  • INDUSTRY: SaaS/Online Recruiting
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Seed
  • INVESTORS: Kevin Ryan (Y'85), Evan Goldberg
  • YALE CONNECTION: Founder & CEO, Andrew Myers (Y'17); Founder & President, Eric Ho (Y'16)
  • BIV FUND 1

 

SHIFT
Online auto marketplace that facilitates the buying and selling of used cars

  • INDUSTRY: Consumer / Retail / Marketplaces
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series C
  • INVESTORS: BMW i Ventures, Draper Fisher, Goldman Sachs Ventures
  • BIV FUND 1

 

UPSTART
Marketplace lending via machine learning

  • INDUSTRY: FinTech
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series C
  • INVESTORS: KPCB, NEA, First Round Capital, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Third Point, Rakuten
  • YALE CONNECTION: Founder and CTO, Paul Gu
  • BIV FUND 1

 

VANTAGE ROBOTICS
Consumer drones made safe, portable & smart

  • INDUSTRY: Drone/Consumer
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Seed
  • INVESTORS: CrunchFund, CSC-Upshot, Ruvento, SandHill Angels
  • YALE CONNECTION: Founder and CEO, Tobin Fisher
  • BIV FUND 1

WASABI
Cloud data storage services pioneering "hot archiving"

  • INDUSTRY: Cloud storage
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series A
  • INVESTORS: Angels, Dave Friend and others from the management team
  • YALE CONNECTION: Co-Founder and CEO, Dave Friend (YC'69)
  • BIV FUND 1

WHEELS UP
Membership-based private aviation company reducing the upfront costs to fly privately

  • INDUSTRY: Aviation
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series C
  • INVESTORS: T. Rowe Price, Fidelity Investments
  • YALE CONNECTION: IC member Jaques Clariond (Yale EMBA, '17)
  • BIV FUND 1, BIV FUND 2

Co-Investment Program Deals

As we build our annual portfolio of 15-25 companies, we invite our investors and others enrolled in our Co-investment Program (CIP) to participate alongside Blue Ivy in select deals.  Occasionally we also present CIP opportunities from our sister funds in the Dartmouth, MIT, Harvard, and Penn alumni communities. Following is a list of CIP deals we have offered.

 

BLOOM ENERGY
Manufacturer and installer of onsite distributed power generators 

  • INDUSTRY: Distributed power generation
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Late stage
  • INVESTORS: NEA, Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, DAG Ventures
  • SISTER FUND: Green D Ventures (Dartmouth)

DOMO
SaaS platform for business intelligence, analysis, and collaboration

  • INDUSTRY: B2B SaaS
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series D-2
  • INVESTORS: Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, SV Angel, IVP, Jeff Bezos’ Bezos Expeditions, Greylock Partners, TPG Growth, BlackRock
  • YALE CONNECTION: CMO, David Thompson
  • BIV FUND 1, Co-Investment Program

 

EVERQUOTE
Online auto insurance marketplace

  • INDUSTRY: Insurance tech
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Post-Series B secondary offering
  • INVESTORS: Link Ventures
  • YALE CONNECTION: Senior Vice President, Darryl Auguste
  • BIV FUND 1, Co-Investment Program

 

FRESHLY
Market leader in direct-to-consumer healthy, prepared meals

  • INDUSTRY: Ecommerce
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series C
  • INVESTORS: Insight Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners, Nestle, Brand Project
  • BIV FUND 1, Co-Investment Program

 

HUMATICS
Robotics/micro-location technology/precision navigation

  • INDUSTRY: Advanced Manufacturing/Robotics
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series A
  • INVESTORS: Fontinalis Partners
  • YALE CONNECTION: CEO David Mindell (YC'88)
  • BIV FUND 1, Co-Investment Program

 

MANUS BIOSYNTHESIS
Biochem manufacturer that makes cost-effective, sustainable natural ingredients from plants via an innovative fermentation technology

  • INDUSTRY: BioTech / Genomics
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series A
  • INVESTORS: 415 Investments, NXT Ventures
  • YALE CONNECTION: Raymond Chang (Yale SOM '97)
  • BIV FUND 1, Co-Investment Program