Companies I care about

I have invested in, advise, am a board member, or am otherwise particularly close to and care greatly about the following companies.  If you can be helpful to them, or them you, please do not hesitate to let me know on davidolk@gmail.com


download (1)Artificial intelligence technology that allows anyone to create unique, professional-quality music for their video content, instantly, no experience required. As long as you know the emotions you want the music to convey, Amper can algorithmically create customized music — synced to your content — at the push of a button.


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BentoBox is transforming the hospitality industry by helping restaurants stay at the forefront of technology. Their simple and integrated platform gives restaurants industry-specific tools to manage their website, marketing, and digital operations. BentoBox powers industry leaders such as The Meatball Shop, The Spotted Pig, Union Square Cafe and many more.


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DigitalOutposts is a marketplace for remote working professionals and graduate students to identify space in distinctive coworking destinations. The service provides workspace, accommodation, logistics help, and activities, so you can get your work done, meet new people, and find new adventures. Guests are people from around the world who have jobs, research, or projects to work on and and who have strong passion, constant curiosity, and a love for travel.


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Frank believes that great things happen when people support each other.  The Company’s mission is simple: to make it easy for you to share money with those you care about. Frank wants to make finance about communities. They want to make finance about people. Luckily, this is also smart economics. Research shows that when we help our friends financially, everyone benefits. Money gets paid back and everyone feels more connected without the hassle of middlemen or fees.


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Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects — big and small — have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community.


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Leagueapps make it easy for organizers to run local sports programs and easy for participants (and their families) to get the most out of their sports experiences.

LeagueApps saves sports organizations both money and time, and in the process is at the center of all transactions and data. Through the LeagueApps network, sports organizations grow with marketing tools, generate new revenue streams, and connect with value and savings through marketplaces.


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Partners + Napier is a nationally recognized creative agency that makes brave, business-driving work for ambitious clients. They specialize in brand strategy, advertising, digital marketing, retail marketing, and content creation. Clients include Constellation Brands (60+ wine brands), BMW Financial Services, ConAgra Foods, Delta Private Jets, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Gannett/USA TODAY and others. Most recently, we’ve extended the Partners + Napier brand into New York City with the launch of Partners NYC (PNYC), a team of “expats” from the industry’s most successful agencies. They are part of Project: WorldWide, the world’s leading independent network of brand, experiential, and activation agencies.


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Privacy is the first payments product that keeps your personal information private. And the best thing is, it’s even easier than using your regular credit card online. Privacy Visa Cards may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.

The mission is to build elegant, usable software that protects your privacy and security — without sacrificing convenience and ease of use.


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Radiate is Betty Liu’s platform that helps make you smart and savvy about your career – and your life. How do you negotiate a raise? What is the secret to getting ahead? How do you overcome fear to make the leap? What happens after you fail?  Betty asks CEOs these real questions – and they answer them for you.


 

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Radius8 is the intelligent, online-­to­-offline (O2O), cloud native platform enabling retailers to activate the contents of their brick & mortar store
for effortless online discovery by consumers who are both online and close to your store (the digital radius).


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Everything ShopKeep does supports growing and independent businesses. ShopKeep provides an intuitive, secure, iPad point-of-sale system with POS software that empowers merchants to run smarter businesses by optimizing staffing, regulating inventory and accessing sales reports and customer information on one seamless, cloud-based platform. With almost 50,000 customers, ShopKeep’s award-winning customer care team is available to help 24/7 and provide a robust support network for growing business owners. A member of Apple’s Mobile Partnership Program, ShopKeep is headquartered in New York, with offices in Portland, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Belfast


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Style Wingman is turnkey solution for online retailers to create higher conversion rates through effective selling and closing.

An intelligent shopping assistant that enables eCommerce retailers to leverage large volumes of data and industry ­specific domain expertise to efficiently and effectively engage and convert their customers.

With predictive machine learning algorithms coupled with deep insights into consumer needs and lifestyle preferences, the Company is able to deliver highly relevant and personalized product recommendations to customers online and in­ store. Armed with business relationships in the men’s clothing market, Style Wingman is an application for fashion e­retailers.


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Tattle is an iOS mobile app and SaaS that offers an incentivized customer comment card process, rewarding users with deals for their feedback and providing businesses with actionable insight into their operations. Tattle enables local merchants to survey their customers to obtain constructive, quantifiable feedback, while customers are incentivized to return for repeat purchases through earned deals.


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Topi’s goal is to enhance your overall event experience by optimizing interactions before, during and after the event. Chasing name tags is finally a thing of the past!  In addition to providing all the obvious basic features (shared content, dynamic agendas, real-time broadcasts, in-app sponsorship and interactive surveys & questions, etc.), Topi is the only app where attendee interactions are key.


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Voray is a network of vetted, authentic, and helpful professionals. The company organizes intimate and topical gatherings of various peer groups that ultimately results in significant long term value – directly for the participants and their business community and indirectly for the world. Voray’s gatherings are always sponsored by partners who are extremely relevant to the attendees. Their goals are the same – to build authentic relationships and grow professionally while powering and funding this important network.