Inspiration Ventures

We invest in highly motivated and dependable entrepreneurs and management teams. Selected portfolio investments include:

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Online virtual worlds where kids earn points by doing chores, worksheets, & arts and crafts. Use points to adopt pets and play dress-up games.

  • Acquired by, Slide subsequently acquired by Google
  • Other investors: Charles River Ventures, SK Telecom

Tap In Systems
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Tap In Systems offers a cloud based Business Service Management and Automation solution that maps business services to infrastructure resources. This provides customers with visibility, management and control of resources across multiple cloud and virtual infrastructures including automating the deployment of cloud services around IT policies.

User Testing
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UserTesting lets you "look over the shoulder" of people in your target audience while they use your website. And we make it fast, easy, and inexpensive, so you're more likely to do it.

  • Other investors: D.E. Shaw Group, Clearstone Venture Partners, Kern Whelan Capital

Aksel Paris
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An ‘eCommerce GQ’, with a strong editorial and merchandising strategy.

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Proformative is an online resource and professional community that provides a new and effective way for corporate finance, accounting, treasury and related professionals to find answers to their technical and operational questions, and easily find practical resources that serve their daily needs.

  • Other investors: Bullpen Capital, Floodgate

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A demand side platform (DSP) for Real Time Bidding (RTB) for mobile ads. Tools that take the guesswork out of mobile advertising. We help you make sense of your media buys.

  • Other investors: 500 startups

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The gift card payment network. Use gift cards from major retailers to pay in games and online stores.

  • Other investors: Jerry Yang, Greycroft Partners, BV Capital

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Powhow is a website for live How-to classes using your webcam.

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Buffer makes your life easier with a smarter way to schedule tweets. Work out all your tweets at one point in time during the day. Then fill up your Buffer with your tweets and Buffer schedules them for you.

  • Other investors: InterWest Partners, Sierra Ventures

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ZeTrip extracts, aggregates and mines semi-structured social data to help users answer the question every other site asks them - "Where do you want to go?"

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A store and crowd-funding platform.

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