Backing Tactile’s Series A

At Redpoint, we have been excited about the consumerization of the enterprise for some time. The idea is simple – target professionals inside of businesses with applications that make their working lives more productive. Many successful businesses have emerged that employ this business model. Good examples of these are Yammer, Dropbox and Evernote. Redpoint has … Continue reading

ThredUp: Leveraging Data to Understand Customers

ThredUp, the leading online resale marketplace for women’s and children’s fashion, has gathered interesting data points on its customers’ shopping trends. Here’s a quick look. Ever wonder which clothes in your closet might fetch the most money? Or in which cities people shop the most for “practically new” shoes and dresses? Or which clothing brands … Continue reading

Lessons in Enjoying the Ride: BlueKai Acquired by Oracle

Today, Oracle announced that it is acquiring BlueKai, the leading data management SaaS provider for digital marketers, and a Redpoint portfolio company.  Congratulations to the BlueKai team and to Oracle on a terrific combination. As an early stage VC, this is the kind of investment I live for, and I’m not talking about the financial return … Continue reading

A Look Back at 2013

Launched just 18 months ago by sister-brother duo Adora and Aaron Cheung, Homejoy has quickly emerged as the leader in the on-demand home services market. Read why we invested.A few months ago, Redpoint backed the CyanogenMod team on their Series A, and Scott Raney explains why we supported their Series B this month. Founded only … Continue reading

Backing CyanogenMod’s Series B & Solving the Android Painpoint

Android has been one of the most extraordinary software movements in history.  When the product was launched in 2007, Andy Rubin and company radically transformed the mobile industry by open sourcing a powerful operating system that rivaled and, in some ways, improved upon iOS.  Mobile handset manufacturers and carriers quickly latched onto this movement in … Continue reading

Reinvention at Redpoint

Welcome to Ryan Sarver and Jamie Davidson, and Congrats to Tomasz Tunguz Today, we’re welcoming two new partners and a senior associate to the Redpoint team. We’re thrilled to promote Tomasz Tunguz to Partner and are excited to bring Ryan Sarver on board as a Partner. Lastly, we’re welcoming Jamie Davidson to the team as … Continue reading

AOL Acquires Adap.tv

We are thrilled to announce AOL’s acquisition of Adap.tv. We first invested in Adap.tv in 2007.  At the time, online video consumption was accelerating but monetization of these video views lagged behind. It was clear to us that there was a significant opportunity for a start-up building disruptive technology to address this problem of monetization. We met … Continue reading

Lastline Joins Redpoint Portfolio

We are very fortunate to add Lastline to the Redpoint portfolio. By leveraging an advanced cloud based system emulation technology, Lastline has developed the best malware detection and remediation technology in the world. Since 2006, the founders of Lastline have worked on a research project called Anubis at the University of Santa Barbara, where they have … Continue reading