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Pillar Companies

We back big ideas and unstoppable seed-stage founders (not metrics). Whether you’re a serial founder or a university grad student, we’re here to support you from the moment of inception.

Abridge

Seed | First Capital In

Abridge

Abridge is the easiest way to record, review, and share your health care conversations.You record. Your record.

abridge.com
co-investors:

Union Square Ventures, Bessemer

acelab

Seed | First Capital In

acelab

Born at Harvard and MIT, acelab is an information marketplace for architects, contractors and clients to find, purchase and procure building materials.

acelabusa.com
co-investors:

Tim Draper

Adaptilens

Seed | First Capital In

Adaptilens

An injectable, physiologically adaptive intraocular lens

adaptilens.com
co-investors:

Accanto Partners

Algorand

Seed | First Capital In

Algorand

"[Some investors] are scared of new technology—Pillar believed in what we were trying to do when others were looking for a more sure bet."

— Silvio

Co-founded by Turing award winning MIT professor, Silvio Micali, Algorand's pure proof-of-stake protocol is the first of its kind to support the scale, open participation, and transaction finality for billions of users.

algorand.com
co-investors:

Union Square Ventures

Asimov

Seed | First Capital In

Asimov

Asimov engineers living cells using synthetic biology, biophysics, and machine learning, to enable the next generation of therapeutics and molecular manufacturing.

asimov.io
co-investors:

Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, AME Cloud Ventures

Cake

Seed

Cake

Cake lets you explore, document, and share all your health, legal, funeral, and legacy decisions in an end-of-life plan.

joincake.com
co-investors:

GoAhead Ventures, OCA, Launch Capital

Ciphermode

First Capital In

Ciphermode

Ciphermode is a platform for secure data unions that support computation.

Circle

Later Stage

Circle

Cirlce is a global crypto finance company on a mission to make it possible for anyone, anywhere to help change the global economy.

circle.com/en
co-investors:

Accel, General Catalyst

Conjure

Seed | First Capital In

Conjure

Mobley is a New York based online furniture rental company that serves as an alternative to ownership by offering stylish furniture at reasonable monthly rates.

conjure.co

Desktop Metal

Series A | First Capital In

Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal is reinventing the way engineering and manufacturing teams produce metal parts - from prototyping through mass production.

desktopmetal.com
co-investors:

Kleiner Perkins, NEA, Lux, Founder Collective, Google

Edgewise

Seed | First Capital In

Edgewise

Edgewise verifies software before it communicates to make microsegmentation simpler and more secure.

edgewise.net
co-investors:

Accomplice, 406 Ventures

Galy

Seed

Galy

Galy grows cotton in a lab from cells, not plants, creating cotton in 18 days, using 80% less water and gas emissions.

galy.co
co-investors:

Petri, Material Impact

GRO Biosciences

Seed | First Capital In

GRO Biosciences

GRO Biosciences is leveraging breakthrough technologies from computational protein design and synthetic biology to develop best-in-class protein therapeutics.

grobio.com
co-investors:

Digitalis, Innovation Endeavors

Guardian Agriculture

Seed | First Capital In

Guardian Agriculture

Guardian Agriculture is replacing the dirty, dull, and dangerous job of crop-dusting with a pesticide airdelivery system.

guardian.ag
co-investors:

E14, Neoteny, Bayer

Hellotickets

Seed

Hellotickets

Find tickets for events in the United States and London at the best price.

hellotickets.com

Higharc

Seed | First Capital In

Higharc

Higharc automatically generates 3D home plans based on your needs, letting you access a custom home design without hiring an architect.

higharc.com
co-investors:

Lux, Vertex, Javelin, Founder Collective, Spark

Hometap

Series A

Hometap

Hometap provides near-immediate access to funds for homeowners to address important financial needs or to pursue future opportunities.

hometap.com
co-investors:

G20 Ventures, General Catalyst, American Family Insurance

Jellyfish

Seed | First Capital In

Jellyfish

Jellyfish creates transparency and accountability to drive engineering team productivity.

jellyfish.co
co-investors:

Accel, Insight Partners, Wing VC

JobGet

Seed | First Capital In

JobGet

JobGet is the easiest and fastest way to get a job. Super simple: Create a profile in under a minute, apply for jobs in 1-click, chat with employers.

jobget.com
co-investors:

Jazz Venture Partners

Kite

Seed

Kite

Kite is a free autocomplete for Python developers. Code faster with the Kite plugin for your code editor

kite.com
co-investors:

Trinity, SV Angel

Knox Financial

Seed

Knox Financial

Knox makes it incredibly easy to turn a home you're moving out of into an income property. They do all the work. You get a check every quarter.

knoxfinancial.com
co-investors:

Greycroft, G20

Kuebix

Later Stage

Kuebix

Kuebix is a next generation SaaS TMS that is changing how businesses of all sizes purchase freight.

kuebix.com

Kula Bio

Seed | First Capital In

Kula Bio

Kula Bio champions sustainable, biological solutions for modern agriculture, super-charging natural nitrogen-fixing microbes with renewable energy in order to deliver reliable, low-cost organic biofertilizers.

kulabio.com

LBRY

Seed | First Capital In

LBRY

LBRY is a free, open, and community-run streaming media marketplace, where you own your data, you control the network, and you are the network.

lbry.com

Matterworks

Seed | First Capital In

Matterworks

Accelerating discovery and engineering through faster and more comprehensive metabolomic screening.

matterworksbio.com
co-investors:

OMX

Neural Magic

Seed | First Capital In

Neural Magic

Neural Magic exists to unlock ubiquitous compute resources for machine learning, breaking through the limitations of hardware accelerators.

neuralmagic.com
co-investors:

Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, Raptor, Comcast Ventures

OnDeck

Seed

OnDeck

Starting a company is hard. And worse, the lack of adequate resources and infrastructure available at this formative stage makes it even harder. The goal of On Deck is to help amazing people that are "on deck" for their next thing get started with the right tools, the right founder community, and the right investors.

beondeck.com

PathAI

Seed | First Capital In

PathAI

"Pillar are a truly differentiated VC firm, including a deep network of accomplished CEOs, a great set of investors, and a focus on building important companies solving fundamental problems in science, medicine and technology."

— Andy

PathAI is the world’s leading provider of AI-powered technology for the pathology laboratory.

pathai.com
co-investors:

8 VC, General Catalyst, General Atlantic

Petri

Seed | First Capital In

Petri

Petri is a dynamic 12-month accelerator focused on helping formation-stage innovators realize the next frontier of biology and engineering, co-founded by an unparalleled team of pioneering entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and top researchers.

petri.bio

PillPack

Later Stage

PillPack

PillPack is a full-service online pharmacy that packages your medication and delivers to your door every month.

pillpack.com
co-investors:

Accomplice, Founder Collective, Accel, CRV

Quadratic 3D

Seed | First Capital In

Quadratic is revolutionizing the entire concept of 3D printing to open up new commercial and industrial applications.

quadratic3d.com
co-investors:

Sierra Ventures

Reclaim

Seed | First Capital In

Reclaim

Reclaim Health aims to provide patients with a financial picture of their healthcare. The company helps people choose insurance plans, manage monthly expenses and optimize spend.

reclaim.health

Refraction.AI

Seed

Refraction.AI

Refraction.AI builds and deploys autonomous robots to provide safe and scalable last mile goods delivery in urban areas.

refraction.ai
co-investors:

Trucks, eLab, Osage Venture Partners

Rekener

Seed | First Capital In

Rekener

Rekener's Sales Rep Scorecards are the sales management solution for modern, data-driven sales leaders.

rekener.com
co-investors:

Accomplice, Founder Collective

Retro Video

Seed | First Capital In

Retro Video

Stealth mode.

co-investors:

Accomplice

Scripta

Seed

Scripta

Scripta allows you to take control of your pharmacy benefit spend. Every transaction. Every employee. Every day.

scriptainsights.com
co-investors:

Contour, Covington

Simbe Robotics

Seed

Simbe Robotics

Simbe Robotics' Tally is a powertool robot for your retail team that lets them deliver a better experience for your customers and a better bottom line for your business.

simberobotics.com
co-investors:

Venrock, Lemnos Labs, Cherubic Ventures, SOSV, Pathbreaker

Sofar Sounds

Later Stage

Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds reimagines the live event experience through curated, secret performances in more than 400 cities around the world.

sofarsounds.com
co-investors:

Union Square Ventures, Battery Ventures

Soofa

Seed

Soofa

Soofa's digital connected signs let you discover your neighborhood, bringing bulletin boards into the 21st century.

soofa.co
co-investors:

Accomplice, Underscore VC

Verve Motion

Seed | First Capital In

Verve Motion

Verve commercializes a lightweight, one-size fits most wearable that powers and protects workers all day long, so they can have safer work days and more restful nights.

vervemotion.com
co-investors:

Founder Collective, Safar

VideaHealth

Seed | First Capital In

VideaHealth

VideaHealth uses machine learning to improve pathology detection in dental imaging to enhance diagnosis of dental diseases and the creation of treatment plans.

videahealth.io
co-investors:

Zetta

Waeve

Seed | First Capital In

Waeve is a next-generation eCommerce company that provides limited drop ready-to-wear wigs to Millennial and GenZ Black women.

thewaeve.com
co-investors:

Maveron

Zapata

Seed | First Capital In

Zapata

Zapata develops quantum computing software and algorithms to solve industry-critical problems.

zapatacomputing.com
co-investors:

Comcast Ventures, Pitango, BASF, Bosch, The Engine

Zilla

Seed | First Capital In

Zilla

zillasecurity.com
co-investors:

FirstMark