Let’s do this, 2021!

We couldn’t be more excited about our team & the progress we’ve made with our studio companies. In 2020 we proved the need for our studio model (capital + hands-on operators) and the results have exceeded expectations.

Help compelling founders like the ones below and invest in our journey.

New to the studio

We’ve added some amazing startups to the studio. #HumbleBrag

Grin’s Machine Learning technology allows for automated wagering on future outcomes while watching the live stream event in real-time. They launched NFL this month and consumers love it! Visit the website to join a contest.

We are the only Orange County investor in this Orange County-based company’s initial seed round that was oversubscribed by 300%. Ardius is already a multi-million dollar run-rate revenue business.

Former founder of mophie®, Shawn Dougherty is getting into the high-end luxury technology sector. First product launch is planned for January 2021.

A few highlights

from our existing companies

ChatterWorks has roughly 500 beta customers using the product, including corporate users and recruiting/staffing firms, and is launching its new social insights this January.

Spoonful uses data and A.I. to help people make smarter food choices. Spoonful is live in the app store with 30K active US & international users for initial diet (Low Fodmap). Recently introduced gluten-free, plant-based, and pescatarian diets.

In just over a week after launch, the Cheese beta has 80 users & over $100k in deposits. They are prepared to launch publicly in Q1 2020 with 60k+ users on the waiting list. We were first money in and Cheese went on to raise a new round of $3M in mid 2020.

Givsum executed 2 district-wide PolioPlus campaigns for 135 Rotary clubs. They expanded to 30 districts and hundreds of more clubs. As people are able to gather again, Givsum expects a breakout 2021.

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on.”

– Sheryl Sandberg

We are excited about the momentum we experienced in 2020 and we are going to be adding more amazing companies in 2021. Contact us to learn how you can invest in Operate and our talented entrepreneurs.

Ready to be a part of the journey?

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