Our current holdings.

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AirBnB

Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover and book unique spaces around the world through mobile phones or the internet. Airbnb connects travelers seeking authentic experiences with hosts offering unique, inspiring spaces around the world. Airbnb is a trusted online marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations and experiences around the world. Unlock local experiences and travel through the eyes of a local. Whether the available space is a castle for a night, a sailboat for a week, or an apartment for a month, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to showcase these distinctive spaces to an audience of millions. By facilitating bookings and financial transactions, Airbnb makes the process of listing or booking a space effortless and efficient. With 4,500,000 listings in over 65,000 cities in 191 countries, Airbnb offers the widest variety of unique spaces for everyone, at any price point around the globe.

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Meet the Co-founders

Joe Gebbia Jr. is an American billionaire designer and Internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and chief product officer (CPO) of Airbnb. In 2010, he was named in Inc. Magazine's Thirty under Thirty, and 2013, he was named in Fortune Magazine's Forty-under-Forty

Brian Joseph Chesky is an American billionaire Internet entrepreneur who co-founded the peer to peer lodging service Airbnb. Chesky is the CEO of the company and was named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People of 2015".

Nathan "Nate" Blecharczyk is an American billionaire businessman. He is the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Airbnb, and chairman of Airbnb China. Blecharczyk was also the company's first chief technology officer.


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Maui Raw

Orthogonal Thinker owns 100% of the Maui Raw brand. Maui Raw is a vegan, non-GMO, raw-foods producer. We use all natural and organic ingredients, coupled with probiotics, to create a versatile part of any meal. In the midst of all this, Maui Raw is positioned to become a major player in the market. We have invested in a larger processing facility and innovative packaging technologies. This will allow our products to ship to all domestic and international markets. In addition, we are in talks right now to get the Maui Raw brand in major retailers like Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and many others. We’ll be launching in the California market in early 2019... and then we plan to expand across the U.S..

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Meet the Founder

Health food alchemist, collector of experiences, and mother, Michelle Valentin also encompasses the role as the creative founder of Maui Raw. Over four and a half years ago she was inspired to start Maui Raw because she saw the need to make healthy foods crave-able. Michelle continuously strives to innovate products with the mission to grow and create positive impact in the world especially through food and nutrition.


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Betterment

Betterment is the largest online financial adviser currently managing $20 billion in assets. Betterment is a fiduciary with one mission: to empower people to do what’s best with their money, so they can live better. They are on track to manage $100 billion in assets within the next 36 months. We were one of the first investors... and Betterment is now valued at over $1 billion

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Meet the Founder

Jon Stein is the CEO and founder of Betterment. Passionate about making life better, and with his experience from his career of advising banks and brokers on risk and products, he founded Betterment in 2008. Jon is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Business School, and he holds Series 7, 24, 63, and is a CFA charterholder. His interests lie at the intersection of behavior, psychology, and economics. What excites him most about his work is making everyday activities and products more efficient, accessible, and easy to use.


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Meadow

Meadow markets an all-in-one cannabis dispensary Point of Sale (POS) software system and medical marijuana delivery app. We recently invested in their $2.2 million seed round at Y-Combinator in the winter of 2018. We will be adding to our holdings in Meadow by deploying $1 million in capital during their upcoming $50 million private Series A round. Meadow processes over $250 million in Cannabis transactions in California alone. They are already a profitable company with cash in the bank. They will be expanding their reach throughout California and eventually into other states in 2019 and beyond. We believe Meadow is on its way to a $1 Billion valuation within the next 36 months.

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Meet the Founder

David Hua is an entrepreneur, marketer, problem solver, and catalyst. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of Meadow, a San Francisco based startup creating software solutions for the cannabis industry. He sits on the boards of the California Cannabis Industry Association and the Cannabis Distribution Association. Before that he was Head of Mobile Growth at Provide Commerce and Head of Platform at Sincerely where he focused on growth and marketing. Previously, he held the position as VP of Content at HealthCentral and Director of Blogger Relations at Wellsphere. In addition, he served as the manager for an indie band called Downtown Harvest. Before that, he was VP of Marketing at Genesis Interactive (GI), a company that he helped found in 2006. GI launched GotGame, a revolutionary social gaming platform that changed the manner in which online gamers communicate, as well as discover and access content.GI had raised $1.2M through various angel networks.


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Confident Cannabis

Orthogonal Thinker one of the first investors in the seed round of Confident Cannabis, which has a current valuation of $100 Million. They are a research, testing and database trading platform for the cannabis industry. Confident Cannabis is a resource for essential lab testing to the industry. Their online portal helps track product consistency and quality over time. Products with the Confident Cannabis label on it build loyalty and confidence which benefits consumers of all ages and needs.

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Meet the Co-founder

Steve Albarran is an entrepreneur at heart and a finance guy by training. He is also the co-founder of Confident Cannabis. Deep down, he is passionate about building great products that promote ethical economic advancement.

Out of the office, he’s an optimistic, creative, occasionally stubborn, mostly-vegetarian, easy-going runner who loves standup comedy, sci-fi and music.

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Sol-ti

Sol-ti is a $2 million dollar revenue organic beverage company that distributed across 18 states in the US. We are on pace to at minimum double revenue in 2019 and double revenue again in 2020. We have invested $10MM into the company and now have a 20,000 square foot world class production plant capable of producing $40MM+ annually in output. In addition to this, we have strong IP, a process patent pending for cold processing and 9 registered trademarks.

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Meet the Founder

Ryne O'Donnell is the founder of Sol-ti. His goal is to continuously unlock more of his full potential. He has a passion for building pure sales cultures and enjoy quality - in relationships, business and life. Increasing awareness and distribution of natural, organic, raw vegan products is his purpose.

“The health and mental clarity improvements through conscious consumption is empowering. This liberation gives us the ability to make mindful decisions that encourage compassion while reducing poverty & suffering. With empathy and a thirst for knowledge, we can raise vibrational levels, improve our health and better our communities together.”


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Vidyard

Vidyard (Twitter: @Vidyard) is the video platform for business that helps organizations drive more revenue through the use of online video. Going beyond video hosting and management, Vidyard helps businesses drive greater engagement in their video content, track the viewing activities of each individual viewer, and turn those views into action. Global leaders such as Honeywell, McKesson, Lenovo, LinkedIn, Cision, Citibank, MongoDB and Sharp rely on Vidyard to power their video content strategies and turn viewers into customers. Orthogonal was an early investor and now the company is valued at over $100 million.


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Meet the Co-founders

Devon Galloway - A Systems Design Engineer by trade and an entrepreneur at heart. Specialties: Online Media, Video Analytics, Building Technical Teams, Business & Product Strategy, Partnerships

Michael Litt - Interested in the way web-technology and streaming media are colliding. Video has already changed the way we communicate. It will change the way we sell, engage, convert and purchase - Vidyard is leading these innovations.


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Talkable

Your social network impacts what you buy, and where you buy from. Today, referral marketing is the most powerful force in driving new business. Talkable is a SaaS platform that allows companies to profit from the science behind referrals, while increasing sales revenue and preventing fraud.

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Meet the Founder

Allen Grant is a serial entrepreneur and hacker based in San Francisco. Co-founded Hired, an online marketplace where top companies compete to hire top technical talent, including software engineers, designers, data scientists, and product managers. The world's best engineers use Hired to discover their dream job through a one-week structured process where pre-vetted companies invite them to interview with compensation details up-front. Hired has raised $130M+ in venture capital. Co-founded Talkable (previously called Curebit), the leading SaaS platform for referral marketing. Co-founded 3L Systems, a hotel property management system & payment processor that never launched its product after over 2 years of development (*face palm*).

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Surya Spa

The premier Ayurvedic Spa in America. They provide authentic Ayurvedic treatments, products and programs for life extension, vibrant health and total well-being. Surya Spa offers world-class services and is poised to become the ultimate Ayurvedic brand in America. Ayurveda covers practices such as yoga, meditation and natural medicine, all of which work together to create balance and health in body, mind and spirit.

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Meet the Founder

Martha Soffer is the founder and Ayurvedic Practitioner of Surya, who is now recognized as the western leader of modern Ayurveda. Martha’s focus on “Ayurveda for Everyday Life” is achieved through a system of practical and easy self-care, which helps each individual attain balance and wellness through healing retreats, restorative beauty, wellness and food products, and through educational guidance and support.

A frequent guest on the CBS talk show “The Doctors,” Martha also works with western doctors who refer patients when western medicine cannot deliver a satisfactory solution, and who often come themselves for seasonal treatments. Martha teaches and lectures, most recently for yoga luminary Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow Vinyasa Teacher Training Program, and frequently speaks on the subjects of fertility and postpartum care, as part of Surya’s Mother Baby Program.


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Ridecell

A mobility platform, Ridecell provides the best way to get started in the new mobility market. Because the mobility platform is built on years of experience, it’s ready for automakers, auto clubs, automotive dealerships, and mobility startups to brand and launch their own services—and to scale them profitably as business grows. The company now powers new mobility offerings, including ReachNow, mobility service from the BMW Group, Zity by Group Renault and Ferrovial, and GIG Car Share by AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah. Orthogonal was an early investor in the company. RideCell is now valued at over $100 million.

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Meet the Founder

Aarjav Trivedi founded Ridecell in 2009 and has led its growth from a demand-response service on a university campus to a worldwide platform that powers more than 15 million rides per year. He is responsible for setting the strategy across all areas of the company.


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Randy’s Remedy

G Randall & Sons is a producer and seller of dietary cannabinoid ingredients. Their premier brand is Randy’s Remedy which is powered by Cannaka. Cannaka is a proprietary blend of hemp and other botanical extracts unique to the industry. We are in the process of plugging the G Randall & Sons family of products into Meadow and other large retailers within the Whole Foods industry.

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Meet the Co-founders

Tyler Strause is our subject matter expert on the science and regulation of hemp and cannabis in the US. He is responsible for the development of Cannaka’s proprietary formulation and led the development of Randy’s Remedy products, powered by Cannaka.

Dr. Linda Strause is a professor of Human Nutrition at UCSD. She is also a clinical research professional with over 25 years experience. She’s considered among the top in her field and had previously spent 15 year volunteering and working at San Diego Hospice. She brings her vast experience and expertise to ensure quality and compliance in all our business activities.

Brendon Strause is the chief administrator, subject matter expert and has responsibility for our social and environmental impact. He’s a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in Environmental Studies and is pursuing a Masters in Business Administration. He is responsible for all of business processes and documentation.


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Quartzy

Quartzy provides the only complete solution for lab management that includes the world’s most comprehensive catalog of more than 3M lab supplies and deals backed by 1,000's of top suppliers. Trusted by 200,000 scientists across 13,000 labs nationwide, Quartzy streamlines inventory and purchasing communications to save labs time and money.

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Meet the Founders

Quartzy was co-founded in 2011 by Jayant Kulkarni and Adam Regelmann, who met at Columbia University as PhD students. Kulkarni and Regelmann remain at Quartzy as CEO and COO.


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AdStage

From paid search and web analytics, to social media and emerging new tech, AdStage unleashes the power of data to help marketers make decisions that drive business growth. Today, paid marketers at leading agencies and companies in almost every industry depend on our platform as their trusted source of truth.

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Meet the Founder

Sahil Jain is the CEO and Founder of AdStage. Prior to founding AdStage in May 2012, Sahil co-founded his first company, Y-Combinator backed Trigger.io at 20. He dropped out of UC Berkeley, where he studied Philosophy and Econ, to join AOL Corp Devt. at 19, dropped out of High School to join Yahoo! Mobile as an automation engineer at 17 and worked in the professional video game industry before that.


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Tap to Learn

TapToLearn is a company exclusively focused on building great educational applications for tablet devices like the iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android devices. Each of the apps is extremely easy to use, focus on just one area of learning using interactivity and add an element to fun while learning.

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Meet the Founder

Avinash Pandey has over 11 years of experience in mobile apps, educational apps and casual game development. Co-founder and lead programmer at TapToLearn and June Gaming. Graduated from Y Combinator 2012 winter batch.


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RealCrowd

RealCrowd puts the power of commercial real estate investing into your hands. This unique crowd based equity platform was created by experienced commercial real estate investment professionals to allow you to decide where your money is invested by offering direct investments. Pooling your money with other like-minded investors and working with a seasoned real estate operator with the skills, knowledge and experience to optimize the asset will remove the traditional barriers to entry that typically exist in commercial real estate investing.

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Meet the Founder

Having founded two national platforms for brokerage, consulting and joint venture equity investments, Adam Hooper has worked on over $1 billion of real estate transactions with a wide spectrum of real estate professionals, sponsors, lenders, investors, developers and institutional clients. His experience led him to conclude that current real estate practices are rife with inefficiencies and in need of a major technological overhaul. As founder and CEO of RealCrowd, he leads the day-to-day charge of growing the platform and ensuring its position as the premier solution in the industry.

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Ei.Ventures

EI.ventures, engages in research and development of psychoactive compounds such as DEA-registered psilocybin, together with AI and blockchain technology, to empower customized compounds and personalized formulas to better mental wellness.

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BlockRX

BlockRx is a series of initiatives by iSolve which leverage the Blockchain and iSolve’s Advanced Digital Ledger Technology™ (ADLT™). The platform is a comprehensive solution to fully integrate Life Science Researchers, BioPharma, Medical Device Manufactures, and Healthcare Providers to improve Patient Outcomes.