The entities represented below are ones in which The London Fund and its team contributed capital, patents and/or IP.
solo sciences inc (solo*)
solo* is an independent auditor of information and a conduit to collect direct consumer feedback. The Company’s primary mission is to protect consumers by filtering out bad actors and simplifying the purchasing process. By evaluating the business practices and products of participating brands, and allowing those that qualify to become solo* members, solo* provides consumers with objective, third-party verification of brands and products in a new industry that is still difficult for consumers to navigate.
Founded in December 2017, and with offices in Boston and Los Angeles, solo* united a team with backgrounds in finance, industry, branding, and medical research to generate a technology that focuses on bringing greater quality and transparency to the cannabis industry.
Developer of artificial intelligence-driven knowledge cloud intended for unified discovery, personalized learning, and sales enablement. The company’s platform uses artificial intelligence and its curation engine to bring together organizations’ internal learning content, expert insights along with external resources into an easy-to-use, personalized learning experience, and knowledge platform, delivering both a superior learning experience for employees and enhanced levels of performance for organizations.
Their key clients represent over four million employees and include blue-chip companies like: Accenture, GE, HPE and Dell EMC, among others.
Get Solo, LLC
Removing the clutter in peoples’ wallets one card at a time, Get Solo is the only patented loyalty, coupon, and membership e-wallet. Its patented technology allows replacement of all loyalty cards with just one piece of plastic or mobile app.
Some of the company’s successes included establishing a world-class board of advisors including former presidential candidate Dick Gephart’s group and the Keogh family from Coca Cola; securing a multi-year relationship with Lucas Films and Lucas Licensing to create Star Wars branded products to launch the technology and drive product sales; and authoring two United States Patents related to the technology.
The company was sold to CED Life Sciences, LLC in 2018.
Good&Co empowers employees by providing them with customized career tips that enable them to become happier and more engaged in their careers. Good&Co’s pyschometric insights enables companies to make smarter hiring decisions, improve employee engagement, and reduce turnover. The data driven by the propriety technology shines a light on departmental strengths, weaknesses, and overall dynamic, enabling managers to build smarter, more productive teams.
The company was sold to StepStone/Axel Springer 2016.
Black Duck Software
Black Duck’s industry-leading products are used by organizations around the world to automate the process of securing and managing open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk.
Draft.com (DRAFT in App & Play Stores) is what fantasy sports was always meant to be. We provide the best mobile apps in the industry, and allow players to do snake-drafts — just like what you do at the start of your season long fantasy league – every day for real money. We changed the game, making DRAFT the most fun, fair and simple place to play. DRAFT is “Fantasy For the People.” In 2017, we sold DRAFT to Paddy Power Betfair, the global sports gaming leader, and are busy taking over the world, one happy customer at a time.
RevolutionWear, Inc. was created to revolutionize the men’s underwear industry by offering men optimal comfort, moisture-control and support. Having tested its unique products for a number of years throughout Sweden, the Company gained the support and financial backing of Carmelo Anthony, 50 Cent, and Timbaland to take the patented technology and design to the US market as FRIGO®. Available at Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and on-line, the New York based company most recently partnered with media juggernaut iHeartMedia.
TechStars and SV Angel-backed sports investing game that turns fantasy sports into a stock market system where you build up portfolios of top players as if they were stocks.
PLEJ, Inc. established a new integrated payment processing and loyalty system designed to help organizations improve customer loyalty, stimulate transactions and unify payment offerings without the need for costly infrastructure upgrades by operating over the traditional Visa and MasterCard networks. Investors included: Draper Fisher Jurvetson New England (DFJ NE), CommonAngel, Navigator Technology Ventures and Tim Litle (founder of Paymentech, and Litle and Co.). Co-authored patents with Tim Litle.
Sold to Litle & Co.; number 1 on the 2006 Inc. 500 list. Subsequently sold to Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) for $361 million in cash December 2012.
AS/ Meli & Associates
AS/ Meli & Associates a strategic advisory firm focused on unlocking hidden intellectual property assets within non-profit organizations such as hospitals, education providers, professional organizations and other affinity groups. During the first year of operation we established a contract worth $30 million dollars over five year with Thomson/Gale for an Iberia American organization, recruited the former CEO of Thomson Healthcare and setup an organization dedicated to manage the licensing rights of medical encounter data from top medical research institutions, and advised in several mergers and acquisition transactions.
RealCME’s suite of online applications allow medical education providers to create unique, collaborative, virtual patient-based CME programs and curricula, supported by an intuitive course authoring system, a powerful learner self-assessment system, and a robust data analysis tool set.
Edelman Inside India
Edelman Inside India. The world’s largest PR firm, Edelman, expanded its role in content licensing, it formed a specialized consultancy to leverage opportunities between global brands and Indian celebrities/ sports stars. It became the exclusive manager of digital rights for Amitabh Bachchan, Ravi Kishen, Ratan, Madhuri Dixit, and Shah Rukh Khan. It generated millions of users and millions in revenue from Indian Telecom operators (Airtel, Vodafone, Tata, Reliance, and Idea) from its repository of licensable content and star-branded collateral.