Acquired by Disney for up to $950m
Acquired by Apple
Acquired by AOL
Acquired by HMS Holdings for $400M
Acquired by Visa for $2B
Acquired by eBay for $820m
Acquired by Sabre for $1B
Acquired by Yahoo for $1.63B
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WHERE WE INVEST
Big thinking, detail orientated, experienced, passionate, prepared, sharp - all takeaways from my first meeting with Daphne Carmeli. Having been a key player in Web 1.0 with Healtheon/WebMD and Netscape and then leading Metreo from the beginning, she has a unique and practical view for solving one of the largest ecommerce friction points - cost effective fast shipping with Deliv. Each time I interact with Daphne I am more motivated on the next thing I work on that day. That is a special attribute of an entrepreneur.
– Greg Bettinelli
When we meet with entrepreneurial teams we look for deep passion for the market they're trying to serve or the problem they're trying to solve and the relevant skills or background to be successful. We were instantly struck by the team at Gravity. They had been some of the earliest leaders of MySpace in the big growth years and had seen how to scale tech infrastructure first hand and they left at the peak of MySpace's popularity to solve a problem they perceived as more interesting than social networking. The team at Gravity wanted to figure out how to personalize the Internet for every user based on explicit and implicit user signals that change over time and they knew as much about this topic as anybody else in the industry we had ever met. It made them a perfect match for Upfront Ventures.
– Mark Suster
Seriously Games was founded by two senior executives from Rovio who wanted to develop the newest generation of mobile games with the freedom to pursue their passion outside a large corporate environment. They selected Upfront as their lead investor because we appreciated their experience and passion and offered them the freedom to build something they believed in deeply - pursuing an opportunity we think can be very large.
– Steven Dietz
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