Power to the People

Power is now in the hands of the people. As technology advances and becomes more accessible, people all around the world are able to connect, explore, and use services like never before. These democratized services allow people and companies to serve themselves and others faster through new communities and experiences that keep them in control. How might we leverage and promote this type of power to our consumers as we enter the US markets?



Energize People's Lives

We want to change the way you experience energy.

Users can access the Gridmates site and then find the person they wish to donate to and make a transfer, with the relevant number of kilowatt hours then credited to their bill. The project’s pilot partner was the Community First! Village: a development giving homeless families a fresh start. Via the Gridmates website, people could donate electricity to the families.



You've had Electricity, Now You Have Power

At last, a power company that puts you in control. 

We’re an online power company. With us, you know exactly how much electricity you are using and what it costs, as you go. So no nasty bill surprises. Our toolkit helps you control your power usage and our regular discounts help you save money. It’s all available anytime through your computer, mobile or tablet.



Illuminate The World

Your pay-as-you-go technology partner.

A pay-as-you go technology enabling manufacturers and distributors to make clean energy products affordable to the world's 1 billion off-the-grid consumers. Angaza is located in San Francisco, California and Nairobi, Kenya. Our Pay-As-You-Go technology team consists of software and hardware engineers, designers, and mobile developers. Our partnership team engages directly with distributors who use Angaza's Energy Hub to sell Pay-As-You-Go energy products. We are all driven by a passion to make solar energy affordable to everyone with seamless financing technology.



Free Stock Trading


Our mission is to democratize access to the financial markets.

Robinhood started with the idea that a technology-driven brokerage could operate with significantly less overhead. We are a team of engineers and designers, and we hold the products we craft to the highest standard. We believe that exceptionally engineered systems — not marble office buildings on Wall St — are the cornerstones of establishing trust.

The stock market is one of the best available tools for individual wealth creation, generating annual returns of around 10% over the past century. Our mission is to empower this new generation to take greater ownership in their financial future, which we believe can help shrink the gap between the "haves" and the "have nots" and lead to a healthier, more robust global economy.



The Future Of Investing


The most tax-efficient, low-cost, hassle-free way to invest.

We believe it should be easy to view all of your investment accounts in one place, have complete transparency into the fees you’re paying, and view every transaction Wealthfront makes on your behalf, so that you can keep your accounts balanced and optimized for long-term performance.

Wealthfront is reimagining how people invest their money. By building an automated investment service from the ground up to put the client first, Wealthfront is paving the way for a new generation of investors to achieve their financial goals. We believe this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change an industry and build something new, something different, something better.



Leveling Wall Street's Playing Field


Quantopian is a crowd-sourced hedge fund.

Quantopian provides a platform for you to build, test, and execute trading algorithms. Live trading algorithms can become part of our crowd-sourced hedge fund where top quant talent is matched with outside investor capital.

Our mission is to attract the world’s best algorithmic and financial talent, including talent that hasn’t yet had the opportunity to be a quant. We want to bring this talent together, provide them with the tools that they require, and help them build a community. Using Quantopian's tools, you don't have to worry about infrastructure and data quality problems. Let us deal with all that while you focus on building, testing, refining, and trading your investment ideas.



Send Money With The Real Exchange Rate

Welcome to money without borders. 

Sending money abroad is deceptively expensive, thanks to the hidden charges we’ve all been forced to pay. The banks claim “free money transfers”, “0% commission.” Sounds like money’s already flowing freely, but far from it. It’s pure propaganda.

TransferWise removes all the wrongness, letting people send money abroad at the lowest possible true cost. Using only real exchange rates and tiny not-hidden-fees. Headaches averted, and a revolution sparked.



The Most Trusted Messenger in the World

We do not collect user data. Period. 

Wickr is a messaging platform designed to give control over security back to the users. Wickr was founded by a team of security and privacy experts to defend the basic human right to private communication. Our goal is to become the most trusted provider of secure data and communications technologies in the world.

Wickr employs industry-standard AES256 encryption to secure your data. Additionally, Wickr ensures each encryption key is distributed securely between sender and receiver to prevent the content of your communications from being intercepted as a result of a man-in-the-middle attack. Finally, Wickr’s unique security architecture relies on decentralized key distribution for decryption.



Get Rewarded At Places You Like


We help businesses and communities thrive by turning every transaction into a relationship.

Our co-founders, Matt and Victor, began as top consultants at McKinsey, where they witnessed the power of customer loyalty programs and immediately understood why large companies pay millions of dollars to create them. They had a vision: make the power of a Fortune 500-class customer loyalty program accessible to local businesses.

In three years, we’ve gone from two guys in a garage to serving thousands of businesses across the country. We've raised $105M in funding from top tier investors like HarbourVest, Menlo Ventures, Lightspeed, DCM, and Y-Combinator. We believe that relationships are the future of commerce, and we strive every day to bring our vision to life.