We believe in a purpose-driven and people-first approach towards a more progressive model of investing. Anchored by an evergreen capital base, we exist to create positive change and durable value by finding, supporting and realizing the potential of a diverse range of entrepreneurs creating category-defining and culturally-shifting ideas.
“Starbucking” the nail salon industry with a socially-responsible self-care brand
One of Cue Ball’s founding investments, MiniLuxe is a socially-responsible brand revolutionizing experiential beauty through mini-moments of clean self-care. MiniLuxe’s goal is simple: to “Starbuck” the nail salon, and to date, over 1 million nail care services have been delivered across the country. The brand is committed to the highest standards of health, hygiene, and fair labor practices and employs more than 600 women who celebrate their craft and creativity each and every day.
Broadening financial access with a Shariah-compliant, ethical investment platform
Wahed offers Halal investing options for the Islamic community. Halal or Shariah-compliant investing dictates avoiding profit from gambling, arms, tobacco, other “vice” categories, or businesses primarily centered on interest-bearing profits, which makes current investment options for Muslims limited and inefficient. Wahed is defining a new category of ethical investing and reshaping cultural norms by improving the financial health of its consumers with low cost and transparent investment options.
Altering the landscape of fast-casual dining with “food that loves you back”
Roti is a fast-casual Mediterranean food concept leveraging highest-quality ingredients (such as organic chickpeas and 100% grass-fed beef), tech-enabled systems, and a fresh take on experiential dining. With the tagline “food that loves you back,” Roti is feeding the community with delicious, flavorful, and healthy wraps, sandwiches, and salads. Passionate customers visit Roti in more than 30 locations around the country.
Recruiting diverse candidates for the 21st century workplace
Jopwell is a recruiting platform for Black, Latino/Hispanic, and Native American professionals providing a solution to companies struggling to attract and retain employees from underrepresented communities. Leveraging a SaaS platform connecting diverse hires to Fortune 500 companies, Jopwell is revolutionizing the modern workplace. With more than 35,000 qualified candidates on the platform, Jopwell was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2017.
Elevating career management for women
Landit is a professional development SaaS platform for women seeking to shape their careers through personal brand playbooks and career coaching. By providing women a comprehensive platform to track and plan their careers, Landit is shifting cultural attitudes toward career fulfillment for women who are at an inflection point in their professional journey.
Streamlining personal care for women
Athena Club is a women’s personal care brand democratizing access to personal care products. Athena Club offers premium and organic tampons to consumers and employers with leading cost savings and transparency, seeking to redefine menstrual care products as a basic necessity rather than a specialized and expensive luxury.
Redefining the consumer borrowing
experience in e-commerce
Bread offers a clear and transparent payment-over-time system for e-commerce customers. In addition to offering straightforward financial tools for the consumer, Bread’s technology lends e-commerce retailers powerful tools to increase conversion and average order size. The product’s deep funnel integration, data, and insights enable retailers to elevate their sales potential by as much as 61 percent in average order value (AOV), translating to an average increase of 15 percent in top-line sales.
Simplifying derivative content distribution in the music industry
Dubset is the underlying infrastructure connecting creators of derivative content (remixes, etc.) with the entire music ecosystem. Dubset aggregates, clears, and distributes derivative content, giving DJs, rights holders, and streaming services the tools to manage their content and expand the market with new revenue streams for both labels and artists. Dubset partners with major music players like Apple Music, Spotify, TIDAL, Sony Music, and Merlin Network, along with 90% of top DJs.
Providing toxin-free skincare products to the “clean beauty” consumer
True Botanicals is a toxin-free, anti-aging skincare line delivering high-potency products that rely on highly concentrated, bio-active ingredients for safe, effective, and ethical beauty. True Botanicals leverages an innovative digital-first, direct-to-consumer subscriber model to source higher quality ingredients than competitors, which maximizes opportunity in the rapidly-growing “clean beauty” market.
Where kids learn to code
At Codeverse, we believe that every kid should be set up for success as early as possible. We do this by equipping them with the right tools and resources they need to thrive in their ever-changing, technologically-advanced world. Coding teaches important life skills beyond the computer screen. It encourages creativity, instills confidence, and promotes critical thinking and problem solving. Our mission is to teach a billion kids to code - turning today's youth into tomorrow's leaders.
Caregiver support platform
ianacare is a caregiver support platform for the over 43 million caregivers who are ill-equipped and unsupported in managing care for their loved one.
ianacare can answer clinical, dietary, social/emotional, financial/legal, and more questions with a contextual understanding of the caregiver’s particular situation, on-demand guidance that reduces stressful and unhelpful Googling for advice on complex issues.