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ADMITHUB
Artificial intelligence-powered mobile chat platform helping current and prospective students engage with colleges and universities

  • INDUSTRY: Mobile Technology, AI
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Seed
  • INVESTORS: Relay Ventures, Reach Capital, University Ventures
  • HARVARD CONNECTION: Founder, CEO Andrew Magilozzi (AB'05)
  • YARD FUND 1


ANALYTICAL SPACE
A satellite network of in-orbit relays that utilize laser communication to increase speed and amount of data transmitted

  • INDUSTRY: Communications
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Seed
  • INVESTORS: Space Angels, The Engine, The Graduate Syndicate, NXT Ventures
  • HARVARD CONNECTION: CEO Justin Oliveira (HBS’17) and COO Dan Nevius (SB’11, HBS’17)
  • YARD FUND 1

 

COMPASS THERAPEUTICS
Antibody discovery and development company co-founded by Adimab co-founder 

  • INDUSTRY: Biopharma
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Initally Series A as part of a multi-stage investment based on milestones and progress
  • INVESTORS: OrbiMed, F-Prime (Fidelity), Google Ventures, Borealis Ventures, Thiel Capital
  • HARVARD CONNECTION: CEO Dr. Thomas Schuetz (MD'87 & PHD'93), founder Steve Tregay (PHD'99)
  • YARD FUND 1


 

CONVERSICA
Artificial intelligence platform managing business conversations

  • INDUSTRY: Artificial Intelligence
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series B
  • INVESTORS: Providence Growth, Kennet Partners, Toba Capital
  • HARVARD CONNECTION: CEO Alex Terry (HBS'95)
  • YARD FUND 1

 

DOMO
SaaS platform for business intelligence, analysis, and collaboration

  • INDUSTRY: B2B SaaS
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series D-2
  • INVESTORS: Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, SV Angel, IVP, Jeff Bezos’ Bezos Expeditions, Greylock Partners, TPG Growth, BlackRock
  • YARD FUND 1 & Co-Investment Program

EXICURE
Developing a new class of immunomodulatory and gene silencing drugs

  • INDUSTRY: Biotech
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Growth
  • INVESTORS: Eric Lefkofsky, Bill Gates, AbbVie Ventures, Katalyst Securities
  • HARVARD CONNECTION: CFO David Snyder (HBS'87)
  • YARD FUND 2

 

FRESHLY
Market leader in direct-to-consumer healthy, prepared meals

  • INDUSTRY: Ecommerce
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series C
  • INVESTORS: Insight Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners, Nestle, Brand Project
  • HARVARD CONNECTION: CMO Sharon Fox (HBS '99)
  • YARD FUND 1

 

MIC
The leading media brand and news platform for the Millennial generation

  • INDUSTRY: Media/Consumer
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series C
  • INVESTORS: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Time Warner, Advancit Capital
  • HARVARD CONNECTION: CEO Chris Altchek (AB'09)
  • YARD FUND 1

NEWLEAF SYMBIOTICS
Commercial stage agri-tech company offering a patent-protected portfolio of products focused on beneficial bacteria called PPFM's

  • INDUSTRY: Agricultural Biotech
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series C
  • INVESTORS: Otter Capital, Monsanto Growth Ventures, S2G Ventures, Rockport Capital
  • HARVARD CONNECTION: CFO Steven Kahn (HBS '78)
  • YARD FUND 1

 

PLASTIQ
Payment platform that enables consumers to pay any bill with a credit card regardless of vendor acceptance

  • INDUSTRY: E-Commerce, FinTech
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series B
  • INVESTORS: Khosla Ventures, Flybridge, Accomplice
  • HARVARD CONNECTION: Founders, Eliot Buchanan (AB'11) and Dan Choi (AB'11)
  • YARD FUND 1


RELAYR
Industrial IoT (IIoT) company that provides enterprise middleware and IoT solutions for the digital transformation of industries

  • INDUSTRY: Industrial Manufacturing / IoT
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series B
  • INVESTORS: Munich Re, Kleiner Perkins, Munich Venture Partners, Porsche, Cisco, Aries Capital
  • YARD FUND 2

 

RINSE
Mobile concierge platform for clothing care services

  • INDUSTRY: Consumer/Mobile
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series B 
  • INVESTORS: Javelin Venture Partners, Partech Ventures
  • HARVARD CONNECTION: James Joun (HBS'10), Co-Founder & COO
  • YARD FUND 1

SIDECAR
E-commerce optimization allowing retailers precise control of their Product Level Marketing across all channels

  • INDUSTRY: E-Commerce
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series C
  • INVESTORS: Harbert Growth Partners, Ascent Venture Partners, Osage Venture Partners
  • HARVARD CONNECTION: Luke Burns (AB,'97), Board Member & Partner at Ascent Venture Partners
  • YARD FUND 1

 

SQRRL
Industry-leading threat hunting platform

  • INDUSTRY: Cybersecurity
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series C
  • INVESTORS: Spring Lake Equity, Rally Ventures, Matrix Partners, Accomplice
  • HARVARD CONNECTION: Founder & CTO Ely Kahn (AB'01)
  • YARD FUND 1

    

WHEELS UP
Membership-based private aviation company reducing the upfront costs to fly privately

  • INDUSTRY: Aviation
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series C
  • INVESTORS: T. Rowe Price, Fidelity Investments
  • HARVARD CONNECTION: Co-founder Bill Allard (HBS'89)
  • YARD FUND 1, 2

 

Co-Investment Program Deals

As we build our annual portfolio of 15-25 companies, we invite our investors and others enrolled in our Co-investment Program (CIP) to participate alongside The Yard in select deals.  Occasionally we also present CIP opportunities from our sister funds in the Dartmouth, MIT, Yale, and Penn alumni communities. Following is a list of CIP deals we have offered.

 

BLOOM ENERGY
Manufacturer and installer of onsite distributed power generators 

  • INDUSTRY: Distributed power generation
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Late stage
  • INVESTORS: NEA, Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, DAG Ventures
  • SISTER FUND: Green D Ventures (Dartmouth)

DOMO
SaaS platform for business intelligence, analysis, and collaboration

  • INDUSTRY: B2B SaaS
  • STAGE OF INVESTING: Series D-2
  • INVESTORS: Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, SV Angel, IVP, Jeff Bezos’ Bezos Expeditions, Greylock Partners, TPG Growth, BlackRock
  • YARD FUND 1 & Co-Investment Program