Our Investors

We're happy to have experienced and knowledgable investors helping us financially and strategically pave the way toward success in the crowdsourcing industry. Meet Highland Capital and DFJ.

    • Corey Mulloy
    • General Partner
    • Highland Capital Partners
    Highland Capital Partners

    Founded in 1988 with the mission of helping great people build great companies, Highland Capital Partners takes a sector-focused approach to investing in exceptional communications, consumer, digital media, healthcare and information technology companies. Highland Capital Partners has invested in and worked to develop some of the most successful firms in the world, including Ask Jeeves, lululemon athletica, MapQuest, Vista Print and more. With more than $3 billion of committed capital and offices in Geneva, London, Silicon Valley, Boston and Shanghai, its elite team has invested in over 200 firms, helping to achieve 35 IPOs and 80 acquisitions.

    Corey Mulloy is a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners, which he joined in 1997. Corey is currently chairman of the board of Gigamon (IPO) and serves on the boards of OneSpace, Entourage, Fidelis, Malwarebytes, Pharmaca and vArmour Networks. He also currently works with BAROnova, Hyperion (IPO) and Nebula. He’s a former director of AccentCare (acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners), BAROnova, Hyperion (IPO) and YogaWorks (acquired by Great Hill Partners), and has been involved with BÂRRX (acquired by Covidien), Conor (IPO; acquired by Johnson & Johnson), Helicos (IPO), NextCard (IPO), NuGenesis Technologies (acquired by Waters Corporation), Pervasis (acquired by Shire), Talaria (acquired by Google), Telcobuy.com (merged with World Wide Technology), Turbine (acquired by Warner Bros.) and US Labs (acquired by LabCorp). Corey has also worked at Robertson Stephens, ONI Systems (IPO; acquired by Ciena) and The Whitman Group.

    Corey holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Corey is also a member of the Swarthmore College Investment Committee.

    • Thomas J. Hillman
    • General Partner
    • Lewis & Clark Ventures
    Lewis & Clark Ventures

    Lewis & Clark Ventures is a St. Louis-based venture capital firm focusing on high-potential investment opportunities throughout the Midwest region.

    The mission of the fund is to deploy series A / B stage growth capital into companies operating within sectors that include software, devices and life sciences, and serving markets such as financial, agricultural, healthcare and business enterprise solutions.

    Lewis and Clark believes there is an incredible number of gifted entrepreneurs and exciting companies operating in our own backyard, and we are here to solve their capital needs and allow them to focus on business growth.

    • Andreas Stavropoulos
    • Managing Director
    • DFJ

    DFJ is a venture capital firm that was founded in 1985. DFJ has backed more than 400 companies in enterprise, software, mobile, cleantech, energy, health care and other cutting-edge categories. DFJ’s team operates across the globe and specializes in many industries and geographies. DFJ works with companies in seed, early and growth stages. The firm focuses on businesses with enormous market potential, with the role of helping entrepreneurs achieve their maximum potential through team building, partnerships, advice and support, as well as investments.

    Andreas Stavropoulos serves on the boards of a number of private companies. He focuses primarily on software investments (consumer/internet and enterprise infrastructure), mobility and technology-enabled services. Past investments include Epocrates (NASDAQ: ATHN) and acquisitions: Mobile 365 (Sybase), Centerpost (West Corp.), Everdream (Dell), Appstream (Symantec) and Vizu (Nielsen).

    Andreas is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College in computer science. He also holds an MS degree in computer science from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar and graduated first in his class.

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