Investments

We are currently investing from our second fund, KV2, to which we committed $35 million of capital.

Active KV2 Investments include:

Akademos
Lunera Lighting
Open Road Integrated Media

Active investments in our prior fund, KV1, include:

Social Chorus/Halogen Media Networks

Previous investments include:

Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker
Alibris
Blue Bottle Coffee Company
Business Insider/Silicon Alley Insider
ClearEdge Power 
Current TV
Real Gravity
Socialmedian
Wordlock
XQuest

Akademos
Akademos is the virtual bookstore and marketplace where students save, schools succeed and learning thrives. Akademos offers new, used, rented or peer-to-peer marketplace texts ensuring students the lowest priced book that meets their need. Since Akademos partners with schools, students know they are buying the right text and are able to use their financial aid.

Social Chorus
SocialChorus® powers tens of thousands of brand advocates – employees, consumers and bloggers – to experience, create and share authentic content about brands they love. We call this new marketing category Advocate Marketing.

Our award-winning Advocate Experience™ solution makes Advocate Marketing easy. We combine a comprehensive SaaS platform with a dedicated, expert team and best practices to deliver measurable social engagement with millions of people every month.

Leaders in every industry, including consumer packaged goods, retail, technology, telecommunications, travel, automotive and financial services have chosen SocialChorus, the recognized leader in Advocate Marketing.

Lunera Lighting
Lunera Lighting’s energy-efficient and expertly engineered solid state lighting fixtures provide beautiful, white light LED solutions for office, health care, retail and smart-home lighting applications. Lunera helps businesses and people lower their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint and improve their quality of life. Lunera Lighting is an ideal tool for LEED projects.

Open Road Integrated Media
Open Road Integrated Media is a content marketing company that places the e-book in the center of a multi-platform universe, which includes film, video and other forms of digital entertainment.

Open Road Integrated Media leverages its partners’ experience and relationships to enhance titles from literary giants and introduce new stars to readers. The company’s e-books offer a 360-degree world of existing and originally produced premium content that is marketed through a new online proprietary platform.

 

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