InterWest is a seed investor in Triposo, which builds free, interactive travel guides for mobile devices personalized to the needs of each user by mashing together freely available web-based content. Triposo guides run on iPhone, iPad and Android devices, and work online or offline. Each destination includes help on getting there, getting around, history, attractions, restaurants, nightlife and recreation, and lets users store the highlights of their trips.
Spredfast gives marketers the tools needed to manage their brand and connect with consumers in an increasingly social world. The Spredfast social marketing platform allows marketers to manage, integrate and amplify social content across any digital touch point in real-time. The solutions offer brands and media access to every piece of social data submitted in order to uncover conversations that matter.
schoolFeed makes it easy to find and keep in touch with classmates. It combines an online yearbook and class directory with news feeds, interest subscriptions and virtual currency as well as reunion services. SchoolFeed was acquired by Classmates.com in 2012.
Based in Silicon Valley, Quantance is a semiconductor start-up founded to build the industry’s fastest power supplies. Quantance plans initially to address the mobile wireless market by harvesting the transmit power and efficiency benefits achievable for 3G and 4G/LTE systems using its qBoost™ Envelope Tracking technology.
Pivot3 was founded on the idea that today’s stack of virtual servers, shared storage and networks could be radically simplified and unified through software innovation to increase scale-out performance while driving down cost. Pivot3 patented a vSTAC (Virtual Storage and Compute) operating system that runs on x86 commodity hardware and embeds server virtualization deep into the shared storage layer.
Pelican Imaging is a venture-backed software and IP start-up in the business of commercializing computational array cameras for the mobile market. Pelican’s array camera directly addresses the challenges posed by conventional camera design and small pixels.
NexPlanar builds the next generation of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) pads for the semiconductor device industry. Its proprietary nano-domain technology, coupled with patented molded grooves and the unique ability to tune the pads, results in dramatically improved yields and lower cost of ownership with extended pad life.
MarketTools is the leader in software and services for enterprise feedback management and online market research. It gives customers the ability to continuously understand their target customers through innovative approaches based on advanced technology, research expertise, global market reach and an online panel community of over 2.5 million individuals worldwide. MarketTools was acquired by Survey Monkey in 2012.
LocBox provides online advertising services that help companies draw new customers and encourage the return of previous customers to their website by co-marketing with other businesses. Using LocBox services, companies can create offers, last-minute promotions, automatic reminders and loyalty programs.
InVisage Technologies is a fabless semiconductor company developing QuantumFilm, a breakthrough imaging-sensing technology that will replace silicon. Its first product enables high-fidelity, high-resolution images from handheld devices like camera phones and digital cameras.