For more than two decades, The Benaroya Company has been among the region's leading private venture capital firms. Our portfolio includes vital, promising businesses that demonstrate bold vision, great market potential, compelling technology, proven management team, and strong financial discipline.
In prior years three Benaroya portfolio companies have gone public and over twenty have had private exits. Prior technology investments include: Tegic. Coinstar, Zones, Commquest, Peapod, Open Interface and Capital Stream.
Audiosocket is a music and technology company that licenses all types of quality musical to any media format. Their MaaST Platform (music as a service) is fundamentally designed to be integrated into gaming, photography, mobile and video sharing sites. The company has streamlined technology and rights administration and is changing the way music is used in digital media. www.audiosocket.com
Avalara eliminates the hassle of managing sales and use tax for small and medium businesses with fully-automated, Web-service-based solutions. Now offering integrations with more SMB financial applications than any other sales tax solution on the market, Avalara is focused on providing the easiest, most accurate and affordable way for businesses to address all their statutory sales and use tax requirements.
buuteeq is the world’s first Digital Marketing System (DMS) for independent hotels. It fuses technology ingenuity with online marketing savvy to help hotels increase occupancy and reduce distribution costs by converting more direct reservations through online bookings. buuteeq’s DMS includes a content management system, multi-channel digital marketing, content publishing, online reservations, and integrated business intelligence. Hotels simply upload assets and data through an easy-to-use web-based ‘BackOffice’ and populate multiple digital marketing channels — from websites to Facebook to mobile apps, booking engines and more — automatically, using proven-effective formats. buuteeq was founded in February 2010 by former Microsoft executives Forest Key and Adam Brownstein and is headquartered in Seattle.
Calico Energy Services
Calico Energy Services offers a secure software platform that simplifies Smart Grid data management and services – providing customers with energy intelligence, improved efficiency, reduced costs, and increased profit through a unified solution.
Our flagship platform, Energy Intelligence Suite™, is an award-winning software service that provides modular solutions for Smart Grid integration and enablement. These include: energy data aggregation and analytics, command and control, demand side management, electric vehicle load management, rate programs, and intuitive technologies that engage residential, small business, and commercial customers in reducing energy use.
Calico’s solutions are delivered by our team of industry specialists, who lead an honest assessment to help you plan, integrate, and rapidly deploy a successful solution – from a single module that solves a specific energy challenge to a broad, turn-key platform.
Carena combines the best of modern medicine and technology with the service and attention of an old fashioned house call. Our physicians provide the finest medical care available-24 hours a day, 7 days a week-at your home or place of work. By eliminating the delays and expense associated with an emergency room we can lower the total cost of care. Clients include self-insured employers, busy families and people that need immediate or chronic care outside of the clinic. Carena®: Health care that comes to you®.
Concurix is developing a next generation operating system for multi-core processors to achieve a significant price-performance advantage over current solutions. http://concurix.com
Cozi Group, Inc.
Located in Seattle, Cozi was founded by a group of Microsoft veterans with a vision of creating technology that would address the complex, dynamic needs of family life. Its first product, Cozi Central, is a software service that tracks, coordinates, and manages all the things busy families do. It combines a shared calendar, remotely-accessible shopping list management tool, messaging tools, and an engaging screensaver that displays digital family photos. Cozi Central is free to families.
Delafield Hambrecht, Inc.
Delafield Hambrecht, Inc. is the only full service investment bank headquartered in Seattle, Washington. We provide investment banking services to public and private companies, predominantly in the emerging growth markets of technology, healthcare and consumer products and retail. We provide investment advice to institutional investors through our research, sales and trading arms. We manage money for sophisticated investors in a series of asset management products.
DNA Response, Inc.
DNA Response, Inc. (DNA) provides turnkey e-Commerce, on-line marketing, and order management services to companies in the $300 Billion Direct Response market. Our clients sell products direct to consumers using TV, Radio, Print Catalogs, Web and mobile as their sales channels. DNA utilizes state-of-the art cloud computing technologies and services to improve operational efficiency by reducing transaction costs, eliminating credit card declines, and lowering order cancellations and product returns, while simultaneously increasing on-line revenue for our clients. DNA Response's ECOM2TM platform provides universal order management for processing orders in real time from all the sales channels with full visibility to the business for our clients. DNA generates incremental revenues and help build a brand for our clients by provides comprehensive e-Commerce and on–line marketing services. www.DNAResponse.com
Prepared Response develops and maintains Web-based security applications to help save lives, mitigate property damage, and allow emergency response personnel to act quickly, decisively, and safely during any facility-related emergency incident. The Company, headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, was formed in September 2000.
Pacific Star Communications
Pacific Star Communications delivers networking technologies to a global customer base. Founded in 2000, its proprietary product line is a leader in secured, deployable communications technologies for military, emergency preparedness, and corporate customers.
Scout Analytics (formerly AdmitOne Security). Scout Analytics is a revenue optimization solution for digital publishers. Scout Analytics categorizes a visitor’s revenue potential and predicts revenue opportunities by ranking the visitor’s loyalty. The proven solution provides revenue optimization for both subscription and advertising models in a number of verticals, including information providers, media, and SaaS.
Sunstream specializes in enhancing the waterfront living experience by providing greater access and a fast, reliable gateway to boating for enthusiasts worldwide. As the largest hydraulic boat lift manufacturer, Sunstream's innovative, reliable lifts protect boats at virtually any mooring location and expedite deployment for a multitude of users, including recreational boaters, law enforcement agencies, and the US Navy and US Coast Guard.
Vubiquity is the largest global provider of multiplatform video services, working closely with both content owners and service providers to meet consumers' evolving demands for anytime, anywhere access to content. Through our experience, expertise, cross-industry relationships and technology platforms, we help our customers more quickly and efficiently connect to and monetize opportunity in the "connected consumer era."
Zipline Games is a Seattle based mobile games company and the creator of the Moai game development platform. Zipline was founded by game industry veterans experienced with the challenges of mobile games development, with the vision of making development faster and easier so developers can focus on creating innovative games with great game-play.
Zoomingo was co-founded by Krishnan Seshadrinathan and Shirish Nadkarni, who also co-founded Livemocha, the world’s largest language learning website with more than 10 million users. Shirish also founded mobile email pioneer TeamOn, which was acquired by RIM in 2002. Zoomingo (which stands for “Zoom-in and go”) is a shopping discovery application that helps you find the best sales in local retail stores in town. Zoomingo catalogs thousands of actual items on sale at a store by store level at top retail chains such as Macys, JC Penney, Target, Nordstrom as well as smaller boutiques.