Playground was created in 2015 - by entrepreneurs who conceived, built and scaled successful tech companies - to be the best early stage investment firm. We look for stellar founding teams with winning concepts in deep technology sectors as well as game-changing consumer and enterprise products. We have over $800 million to invest in extraordinary teams.  

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Making manual labor safe and scalable with legged robots that go where humans go.

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Agility Robotics

Algolux is enabling autonomous vision by empowering cameras to see more clearly and perceive what cannot be sensed with today’s imaging and vision systems.

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Algolux

Protects applications at runtime with a hardware-grade security perimeter.

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Anjuna

Automating life sciences, so that you can focus on the science, while robots do the work.

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Artificial

Powering high-fidelity remote collaboration during complex medical procedures.

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Avail

We partner up with entrepreneurs to build the future. Let's Talk.

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Next Big Thing

Using light to move data between chips delivering 1000x the bandwidth at 1/10th the power.

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Ayar Labs

Blockfolio is the world’s most popular Bitcoin & cryptocurrency portfolio management app, with support for over 3,000 cryptocurrencies.

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Blockfolio

Managing heart disease through a data-driven virtual clinic powered by advanced cardiac monitoring.

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Bodyport

Increasing mobile revenue with enterprise-grade deeplinks across all platforms.

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Branch Metrics

Now part of Amazon, Canvas Technology provides unrivaled perception enabling robust autonomy in the most challenging environments.

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* acquired
Canvas Technology

Now part of Tesla.

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* acquired
DeepScale

Devialet builds patented, innovative audio products that seamlessly blend digital and analog to produce sound quality unlike anything previously experienced.

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Devialet

Now part of Amazon. Life's too short for bad WiFi, eero replaces your router and blankets your whole home in fast, reliable WiFi.

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eero

Making one-hour delivery possible and profitable with an on-demand micro-fulfillment platform.

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Fabric

Providing farmers with sustainable solutions to feed a growing world using AI and automation.

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FarmWise

Developing high-performance optical computers built to run brain-scale artificial neural networks.

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Fathom Computing

Accelerating breakthroughs in neuroscience by imaging neural activity in vivo.

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Inscopix

Making the cities of tomorrow possible today with open-source transportation software for local governments.

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Lacuna Technologies

Harnessing the untapped power of lasso peptides to create an entirely new class of programmable medicines.

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Lassogen

Empowering shippers, carriers and brokers to manage freight with unprecedented reliability using data and predictive analytics.

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Leaf Logistics

Now part of Apple. Powered by advanced AI and 3D sensing, Lighthouse is more than a camera - it's the world's first interactive assistant for your home.

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Lighthouse AI

Transforming drug discovery into measurement-driven drug design.

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Manifold Bio

MileZero develops software to optimize the world’s largest retail logistics networks and delivery fleets, redefining the unit economics of delivering e-commerce at scale.

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MileZero

Encouraging safer driver behavior in real-time with in-vehicle AI technology.

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Nauto

Now part of Intel, Nervana is building a full-stack solution that is optimized from algorithms down to silicon to solve machine learning problems at scale.

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Nervana Systems

Freeing human knowledge from the boundaries of compute with software defined hardware.

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NextSilicon

Revolutionizing medical imaging using new advances in quantum physics.

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NVision

Giving remote employees the meeting experience they deserve with IoT video conferencing hardware.

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Owl Labs

Now part of Hayward Pool products, pHin applies IoT technology to pools and hot tubs to make it easy to maintain healthy water.

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pHin

Building the first useful quantum computer.

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PSI Quantum

Sending life-saving data from any connected device to 9-1-1 and first responders.

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RapidSOS

Building humanity's multiplanetary future.

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Relativity Space

Powering the future of e-commerce order fulfillment with a solution that can automatically handle any item.

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RightHand Robotics

Creating the world’s first industrial-grade cognitive platform for robots.

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Robust.AI

Protecting online communities from hate and harassment using machine learning.

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Sentropy

Building the most advanced flying AI to navigate the world with unparalleled autonomy.

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Skydio

Sparta Science reduces injuries and optimizes performance with validated scientific assessments and evidence based prescriptions.

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Sparta Science

Realizing the potential of gene therapy with the world’s first mRNA “programming language.”

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Strand Therapeutics

SUBPAC is revolutionizing the sound experience through personal, physical sound immersion.

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SUBPAC

Protecting the skies one drone at a time with a redefined transponder.

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uAvionix

Manufacturing mission critical parts using industrial 3D metal printing

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Velo3D

Reversing Type II diabetes with a clinically proven treatment.

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Virta Health

Now part of Cruise Automation.

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Zippy