At Greenspring we believe in venture capital's ability to propel innovation, job creation and positive societal change. We celebrate those who think differently, take measured risk and challenge perceptions. Here's what's trending in VC this week: 

New Investments

We are thrilled to welcome Hi Marley to the Greenspring Portfolio! 

Founded in 2017 and based in Boston, Massachusetts, Hi Marley is an artificial intelligence-enabled SMS texting platform created to bridge the gap between customers, insurance carriers and their partners. The company's innovative texting solution allows insurance to deliver a seamless and modern communication experience, ultimately streamlining claims, underwriting and service interactions.

Portfolio News

  • Congratulations to Aleph-backed Healthy.io, which provides a urinalysis mobile application designed to help users perform a home-based urine test, on their acquisition of Inui Health. Read more about this partnership here. #VCforGood

  • Congrats to Greenspring secondary investment Roblox, an online gaming platform, for passing $1.5 billion in total mobile spending revenue! Read more about this accomplishment here

  • Zetwerk, a B2B marketplace for manufacturing items, raised $21 million in a recent financing round with participation by Greenspring primary managers Accel and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

  • Sundae, a home selling service specializing in dated or damaged homes, raised $16 million in Series A financing with participation by Greenspring primary manager Founders Fund.  

  • Private companies can grow up to be public companies and create growth, opportunity, jobs and value. It's so important to be startup and VC friendly too -- not only locally, but at the state and national level, as well. Read more about how the city of Baltimore should be more open for business here

  • Congrats to Founders Fund-backed Postmates, a food delivery start-up, on being acquired by Uber for $2.65 billion! Read more about this exciting partnership here.

  • Looking to improve your home theater experience with all the extra time spent at home? Check out the Arc soundbar from Greenspring direct investment Sonos. Read more about this impressive product in GQ here

  • Congrats to all of the innovative companies named to this year’s Forbes AI 50 List: America’s Most Promising AI Companies, including Greenspring secondary investment and Accel portfolio company UiPath, plus several companies backed by Greenspring primary managers like Blue Hexagon, Karius, DeepMap, Genesis Therapeutics and many more! Check out the full list here.

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  • Wintermute, a London-based liquid market creator for digital asset trading platforms, raised $2.8 million in Series A financing with participation from Greenspring primary manager Lightspeed Venture Partners.

  • Rothy’s, which crafts sustainable styles inspired by women across the globe, has been impact-driven since its inception in 2012. The company utilizes a proprietary blend of marine plastic and Rothy’s signature thread, which is spun from single-use (45+ million and counting!) water bottles. Recently, Rothy’s announced its Open Innovation Coalition, which was created to meet the immediate needs of these uncertain times. They have open-sourced their mask-making knowledge with other manufacturers who are interested in producing relief items and have partnered with nearly 20 brands to further their impact. Read more here. #VCforGood

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  • Congrats to Cybereason, an endpoint security platform and Greenspring direct investment, for receiving the “Best Buy” rating in SC Media’s 2020 Annual Endpoint Security Product Test. Read more here.

  • Docker, a Greenspring direct investment developing ship apps, has announced a new collaboration with AWS’s elastic container service. Read more about this partnership here.

  • Congratulations to Benchmark-backed Manticore Games for releasing a pilot version of the monetization process for their Core Platform. This platform allows creators to develop their own games and create a community. Read more here.

Greenspring News

Last week Greenspring General Partner, John Avirett, participated in a Pensions & Investments webinar focused on risk mitigation strategies in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar helped institutional asset owners understand how the pandemic-induced recession has impacted their investments, what opportunities have emerged and how portfolio construction is changing. Stream the webinar here

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We are thrilled to welcome over 30 interns to Greenspring this summer and will be highlighting our new team members over the course of their time with us. Join us this week in welcoming Rhane Jones, Emma Sun and Kevin Fogarty! Rhane is a rising senior at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. As a Business Intelligence Intern, Rhane is assisting with the data and workflow automation processes at GA. He hopes to learn more about Greenspring's investment strategies throughout the summer. Emma is joining Greenspring this summer as an Investment Team member. Emma attends Johns Hopkins University where she will be a senior this fall. She is a part of the Johns Hopkins Newspaper where she focuses on highlighting art around the Baltimore community. Emma has a true passion for venture and is excited to build connections and learn from her Greenspring colleagues this summer. Kevin is a rising senior at University of Virginia and is a member of the Club Basketball team on campus.  As a part of the Investment team, Kevin is looking forward to learning more about the venture ecosystem and becoming a dynamic, adaptable team member.

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