Current Portfolio

APDS

Provides corrections systems with secure, ruggedized tablets and education content to improve prisoner rehabilitation and re-entry and to reduce recidivism.

Project Volunteers: Mark Colodny (Warburg Pincus), Jonathan Harber (EDge [formerly SchoolNet, Pearson]),  Ashish Rughwani (Dominus Capital)
Strategic Investment Area: Expanding Opportunity


Bionic-Sight

Company developing a prosthetic device to treat blindness. Spun out of Weill Cornell Medical.

Project Volunteers: Allyson Rinderle (Aisling Capital), Martin Vogelbaum (Celgene), Howard Fillit (Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation), Lillian Oshva (NYU)
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


celmatix

Biotech company that spun out of Weill Cornell that leverages predictive analytics and genomics to create products focused on the treatment of infertility and proactive fertility management.

Project Volunteers: Martin Vogelbaum (Celgene), William Slattery (Deerfield Partners), Misti Ushio (Harris & Harris Group), Elma Hawkins (Cerulean Advisors)
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


centripedal

Provider of a cyber security system which can detect and stop millions of individual attackers without degrading network performance.

Fund Relationship: FinTech Innovation Lab
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


cureatr

Early-stage technology company providing a messaging system that improves coordination of care among hospital staff.

Fund Relationship: Justin Walter and Jon Swope (Bank of America), Milestone Venture Partners; Cardinal Health
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


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Develops software that automates understanding and analytics for unstructured data such as emails, documents and social media.

Fund Relationship: FinTech Innovation Lab, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


Developer of therapeutics for prostate cancer, lung cancer, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Spun out of Mount Sinai.

Fund Relationship: Bonnie Fendrock (Consultant), Martin Vogelbaum (Celgene), Dave Hickey (Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics), John Piwinski (JJPiwinski Pharma)
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth/BioAccelerate Phase II


Provider of a technology platform to manage large datasets from multiple sources across a variety of formats.  The Company links a client’s private data with Enigma’s own database of billions of data points from 5,000+ domestic and international public sector sources.  Initial customers are in financial services and pharma.

Fund Relationship: FinTech Innovation Lab, NEA, Two Sigma Investments
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


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Biotech company engineering stem cells into anatomically precise and patient-specific bone tissue replacements.

Fund Relationship: Allyson Rinderle (Aisling Capital), Carl Gordon (OrbiMed), Paddy Mullen (Discovery Ortho Partners), Lillian Oshva (NYU)
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


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Brooklyn-based nonprofit that together with its wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary, Freelancers Union Insurance Company (“FIC”), provided affordable health insurance to freelance workers.

Project Volunteers: Brian Kane and Jennie Peterson (Goldman Sachs), Paul Whitman (New York Life Insurance)
Strategic Investment Area: Expanding Opportunity


Non-profit real estate developer dedicated to preserving and creating permanent, affordable manufacturing space for small- and medium-sized industrial businesses in New York City.

Project Volunteers: Leo Argiris (Arup), Christine Nevin (Con Ed Solutions), Robert Stillman (CBRE)
Strategic Investment Area: Expanding Opportunity


Provider of outsourced delivery solution to restaurants that aggregates deliveries in a given geographic area and optimizes the routing of delivery personnel.

Project Volunteers: Mark Aaron (Tiffany & Co.), Ashish Rughwani (Dominus Capital), Michael Zimmerman (A.T. Kearney), Jeffrey Zurofsky (Wichcraft)
Strategic Investment Area: Expanding Opportunity


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Non-profit, managed care organization providing health care for homebound Medicaid recipients with severe disabilities. The ICS’ target population is a labor-intensive niche that larger competitors choose not to serve.

Project Volunteers: Jeffrey Krauss (Psilos Group Managers)
Strategic Investment Area: Expanding Opportunity


karos

Biotech company developing oral drugs for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Fund Relationship: New Leaf Venture Partners
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


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A white-label intelligent virtual personal assistant that makes it dramatiaclly easier for consumers to access mobile banking on the go.

Fund Relationship: FinTech Innovation Lab
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


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Located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, makes handmade, organic corn-based moonshine and bourbon in its distillery and offers a tasting room, open to the public.

Fund Relationship: Dolores Concepcion (consultant)Andrew Conway (Credit Suisse), Mark Johnson (Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New York), T.J. Robertson (Le Du’s Wines), Brian Tolman (Studios Architecture)
Strategic Investment Area: Expanding Opportunity


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Life sciences company developing a discovery platform for small molecules derived from natural products to treat cancer, infections and diabetes. Spun out of Dr. Sean Brady’s lab at Rockefeller University.

Fund Relationship: Accelerator Corporation
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


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Located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New Lab is an 84,000 SF collaborative design and fabrication workspace, bringing together a community of designers, entrepreneurs, corporations and academic institutions focused on design, prototyping and advanced manufacturing.

Project Volunteers: Barry Gosin (Newmark Grubb Knight Frank), Michael Hulbert (Estee Lauder), Steven Jureller (Cauldwell Wingate)
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


NY Genome Center

World-class hub for genome squencing. analytics, bioinformatics, high-performance computing and tranlational research — located in downtown Manhattan. The creation of NYGC was speared by all major academic research institutions in NYC.

Fund Relationship: Dov Goldstein and Brett Zbar (Aisling Capital), Perry Golkin (PPC Enterprises), Peter Meloro (Con Edison), Jo Natauri (Goldman Sachs)
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


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A vehicle for capital-efficient investment in and management of emerging biotechnology opportunities in New York that was formed by a syndicate of top-tier venture capital investors and supported by a consortium of world-class research institutions.

Project Volunteers: Albert Hwang (Bank of America), Ron Lennox (formerly of Alia Ventures)
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


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Petra is developing small molecules for the treatment of cancer and metabolic diseases. Spun out of Dr. Lewis C. Cantley’s lab at Weill Cornell Medical.

Fund Relationship: Accelerator Corporation
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


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Early-stage, bio-pharmaceutical company which develops immuno-therapeutic drugs targeted at breast and colon cancer.

Fund Relationship: NGN Capital
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


red-rabbit

Located in Harlem, RR provides healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks to NYC charter, private, preschool and afterschool programs, approximately 75% of which serve low income children. Proceeds from financing enabled RR to build out a new 2,000 SF finishing kitchen in Brooklyn.

Project Volunteers: Don Jones (Verite Capital Partners), Brett Traussi (The Dinex Group), Elena Day (NYC Charter School Center), Mark Aaron (Tiffany & Co)
Strategic Investment Area: Expanding Opportunity


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Developer of anti-aging cosmetics and therapeutics for DNA damage-related skin aging and disease.

Fund Relationship: Highline Venture Partners
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth/BioAccelerate Phase II


Provider of software-as-a-service (SAAS) behavioral data and analytics platform for consumer credit decisions.  RevCredit uses gamification and financial literacy tests to identify upwardly-mobile customers who will perform 1 – 2 credit risk bands higher than their current credit score  

Fund Relationship: FinTech Innovation Lab
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


rgenix

Early stage, pre-clinical oncology therapeutics company. Spun out of Dr. Masoud Tavazoie’s lab at Rockefeller University.

Fund Relationship: Noel Brown (Cantor Fitzgerald), Jennifer Foley (consultant), Liam Ratcliffe (New Leaf Venture Partners), Martin Vogelbaum (Celgene)  
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth/BioAccelerate Phase II


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Media services, marketing and logistics company which provides professional Disc Jockeys (“DJs”) for corporate, hotel/resort, consumer and retail in-store clients. Scratch also operates DJ Academies.

Project Volunteers: Mark Aaron (Tiffany & Co), Pattie Lee (Macy’s), Lisa Walker (Macy’s) Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


 Tara-Biosystems

Biotech company developing“heart-on-a-chip” tissue models for both toxicology and drug discovery applications that spun out of Columbia University.

Project Volunteers:  Rachna Khosla (Amgen), Lisa Ricciardi (consultant), Stacey Seltzer (Aisling Capital), Martin Vogelbaum (Celgene)  Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


 

Provides the valuation and risk management tools to unlock investment opportunities for hundreds of billions of dollars of capital to slow into renewable energy assets.

Fund Relationship: Donna Milrod, Cordell Spencer 
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


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Developer of a new regulated exchange for interest rate swaps (IRS) and credit default swap (CDS) indices to address new requirements under Dodd-Frank that will make it illegal to trade standardized swaps outside of regulated exchanges.

Fund Relationship: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe Partners 
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth


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Early-stage tech company offering language learning services online and through mobile applications— its initial focus is teaching English to native Spanish and Portuguese speakers. Voxy takes content from news articles, social feeds, text messages and Internet sites and turns them into language lessons, which the user can access directly via mobile device, email, text message and web.

Project Volunteers: Jonathan Grayer, Steven Berger and Justin Kulla (Weld North)
Strategic Investment Area: Seeding Future Growth