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Current Portfolio Companies
   
Axine has developed a low-cost, chemical-free solution for treating high concentrations of toxic organics, ammonia, and other pollutants in industrial wastewater solving a multi-billion dollar problem for large companies in a wide range of industries. The system treats recalcitrant and non-biodegradable organics, ammonia, and some inorganics at up to five times lower cost than conventional chemical or biological solutions. The compact, modular architecture is designed to seamlessly "plug into" existing treatment plants, without disruption to current processes. This means for the first time, oil & gas, chemical production, and other heavy industries can avoid the production bottlenecks and high treatment and disposal costs that have plagued them for decades. The company is led by CEO Jonathan Rhone.
Gridtential Gridtential has developed a proprietary technology for an advanced lead-acid battery that replaces the metal grid in current lead-acid battery designs with a silicon substrate. The Gridtential technology yields higher energy density, longer cycle life and deeper depth-of-discharge than incumbent products. The manufacturing of the silicon substrate leverages existing high-throughput, cost-effective solar cell processing equipment. The company is led by CEO Christiaan Beekhuis.
mOasis mOasis has developed a proprietary class of polymers known as Aquamers®, that address current challenges in agriculture. The company manufactures BountiGel®, a non-toxic soil additive that holds excess water near the seed or roots of plants and releases it as the soil dries, resulting in less plant stress and significantly higher crop yields while reducing water needs. The company is also developing broader applications for seed treatment, soil nutrient management and soil erosion. The company is led by CEO Steve Hartmeier.
Inventys Inventys has developed an energy and capital-efficient technology for capturing carbon dioxide from industrial sources. The company's proprietary process is less than one-third the cost of existing CO² capture technologies. The company is partnering with major energy companies to develop enhanced oil recovery projects and to enable the widespread adoption of carbon capture and sequestration. The company is led by CEO Andre Boulet.
Game Ready

Game Ready® (CoolSystems, Inc.) is a best-in-class sports medicine and orthopedic medical device that helps athletes and patients speed recovery from injury or orthopedic surgery. The system uses ACCEL™ technology to set a new standard in recovery, synergistically combining active compression and cold therapies in a revolutionary treatment system that gives healthcare providers the power to accelerate the body's natural repair mechanisms. Game Ready can be found in the training rooms of virtually every professional sports team in the US, as well as the most elite orthopedic and physical therapy clinics around the world. The Company is led by CEO Craig Grabell.

   

Former Portfolio Companies
Ask.com

Ask.com (acquired by IAC - NASDAQ: IACI) answers questions with fast, reliable, trustworthy results and is one of the most popular sites on the Web.

Founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996 and re-named Ask.com in 2005, Ask.com has spent the last 15 years committed to its mission of increasing personal knowledge by empowering people with answers. Headquartered in Oakland, California with an international presence in the UK and Europe, Ask.com is the fourth biggest site on the web when it comes to monthly searches, and attracts more than 100 million unique users globally.

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Cardstore.com (acquired by American Greetings - NYSE: AM) combines beautiful artwork, personalized greetings, and professional printing to help create tangible reminders of life's events, big and small.

Cardstore greeting cards are perfect for all of life's important occasions, with card styles that are smart, stylish, playful, original, and modern.

And our convenient personalization tools allow you to customize your greetings with photos and special messages to create a one-of-a-kind greeting card they'll never forget!
American Greetings is renowned for its 100+ years of design expertise in innovative social expression products and personal connection tools.

PolyServe

PolyServe (acquired by Hewlett-Packard - NYSE: HP) consolidates servers and storage into manageable, available and scalable utilities for database and file serving.

Companies in many industries all around the world have realized cost saving benefits, and achieved greater performance results by including Polyserve software in their clustered system solutions.

SightSpeed

SightSpeed, Inc. (acquired by Logitech - NASDAQ: LOGI) is the award winning provider of the high quality, feature rich, and easy-to-use Internet video communications services for both businesses and consumers.

SightSpeed's services, which are SIP-based and standards-compliant, deliver superior quality on everyday computers and consumer broadband connections.

SightSpeed's best in class communications services include multi-party video conferencing, integrated video mail, rich and innovative voice and text features and "one click" web-based video communications.

solazyme

Solazyme, Inc. is a renewable oil and bioproducts company that transforms a range of low-cost plant-based sugars into high-value tailored oils. Headquartered in South San Francisco, Solazyme's renewable products can replace or enhance oils derived from the world's three existing sources - petroleum, plants and animal fats. Initially, Solazyme is focused on commercializing its products into three target markets: (1) fuels and chemicals, (2) nutrition and (3) skin and personal care. Solazyme's oils and fuels provide compelling solutions to increasingly complex issues of fuel scarcity, energy security and environmental impact while fitting into the pre-existing multi-trillion dollar fuel infrastructure.