This article directly stems from the research process for our US single family office database. Our list of venture capital focused single family offices includes the most important family investment vehicles that invest in promising startups, amongst others within the technology sector.
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Maynard Webb is a big name in the world’s internet economy. The American business man was longtime COO of auction platform eBay and chairman of search engine firm Yahoo. Through his family office Webb Investment Network the American is an active investor in AI, software and machine learning startups. His San Francisco based single family office invests $0.5-0.75M in early stage startups.
Family office with investment focus on software and AI startups
There were many successful exits in the past of the Webb single family office. For instance, the family office invested in HelloSign (which was acquired by Drobox), Okta (IPO) or Zuora (IPO). One recent investment in the AI field is Aisera. The firm from Palo Alto offers AI-based service desks. Aisera builds conversational AI solutions and is part of the Deloitte ranking of the 500 fastest growing US startups. Another artificial intelligence empowered firm is Tint.ai, which offers a platform to launch and optimize insurance programs.
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