Q4 2020 Portfolio Review

Happy new year! We hope you’re well rested and recharged from the holidays! While 2020 brought unprecedented challenges, it’s also been a time of great innovation and perseverance. We’ve seen our startup companies find new ways to keep moving forward.

Here’s a quick look back at some of the biggest (public) highlights of Q4. It’s incredible to see how much everyone has been able to accomplish despite the fact that every aspect of life has been dramatically altered. Let’s ride this momentum into 2021! 

Announcements

Coinbase submitted their draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This will be Version One’s first prospective IPO! The company also welcomed Kelly Kramer to the Board of Directors, appointed Marc Andreessen from Board Observer to Board Director, and promoted Emilie Choi as president and COO. 

Pienza, a Seattle based B2B startup studio led by Bizible founder Aaron Bird, raised $5.1M

Jam raised a $3.5M seed to Figma-tize product collaboration. You can read our announcement here

Kobalt raised a $1.25M seed to accelerate SMB security programs.

Drover is joining forces with Cazoo, the “Amazon of cars” and the fastest growing online car retailer in the UK. The integration will enable Cazoo to expand into car subscriptions. 

Accolades

Manny Medina of Outreach was named to Comparably’s Top 50 list for Best CEOs in 2020 as rated by employees. 

NBA Top Shot (built by the Dapper Labs team) won Best Innovative App award at the Galaxy Store Awards

For a second consecutive year, Jobber was named one of the fastest-growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500

Zenput was named a Great Place to Work

Product news

Scanwell Health‘s FDA-cleared, smartphone-enabled UTI Test Kit is now available on Amazon. And, as featured in The Wall Street Journal, Scanwell’s at-home Covid-19 antibody and antigen tests are now in the final stages of review by the FDA. 

Headout launched a Covid Travel Planner, a nifty tool that tells you where you can and cannot go right now. 

Lolli continues to add great partners like eBay; you can now earn BTC while you shop on eBay’s marketplace. 

Jam regularly releases slick new features. For instance, their latest is a magic wand which lets you change web copy without asking a developer.  

And, Shippo has been selected for the Shopify Plus Certified App Program

Stay on top of the latest news from our portfolio in 2021 by following us on Twitter!

Happy New Year to all! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read Next

Join overN people subscribed to VersionOne.

Join overN people subscribed to VersionOne.

You can optionally download the ebook here without adding your email.

You have Successfully Subscribed!