WIN portfolio companies are led by passionate entrepreneurs who are building innovative and transformative technology solutions that seek to disrupt a wide variety of industries. WIN and our network of over 80 Affiliates are committed to providing on-demand advice and mentorship to each portfolio company.


AeroFS is developing an enterprise file syncing platform that eliminates the need for servers.


Acquired By: Unity

Applifier is a cross-promotion network for social games and applications.


Our mobile advertising platform gives advertisers the power to reach their target audience in measurable ways.


Acquired By: Google

Mobile app optimization & testing platform on the cloud.



Big data is hard. We make it easy.


Bitnet has created an industrial grade payment management platform to enable large, enterprise class merchants to accept digital payments such as bitcoin (BTC).


Acquired By: LifeLock

BitYota is a data Warehouse-as-a-Service for big data analytics that is accessible to anyone.

Boost Media

Boost Media is a startup that uses crowdsourcing and split testing to help businesses find effective words and images for their online ads.



Buoyant is the next generation of distributed application infrastructure.


Acquired By: Twitter

Application platform for payment cards.


Chef is an automation platform that transforms infrastructure into code.


Acquired By: IBM

MongoHQ Is Now Compose, and Launching Elasticsearch


Acquired By: Idera

CopperEgg provides real-time visibility into server performance and website uptime.


Diffbot is a developer of machine learning and computer vision algorithms and public APIs for web scraping.

Elevate Security

Elevate Security provides a web-based platform that focuses on shifting human behavior and responses to security threats in order to prevent breaches.


Epic! opens the doors to a new world of reading for kids 12 and under by providing an unlimited selection of eBooks that can be instantly.


Everwise connects professionals with the people and insights that can help them succeed at every stage of their career.


FaunaDB is the modern, adaptive operational database built from the ground up to help digital business scale—without compromising productivity or agility.


GOAT is the most trusted mobile marketplace for sneakers.


One tap to transport your app’s network traffic over global cellular carriers.


HelloSign is the easy way to sign documents. HelloSign takes paper out of the equation. You’ll never need to print, sign and scan documents again.


Acquired By: Concur

HipMunk is a next-gen online travel search site focused on providing a more user friendly experience to flight search.

Incredible Labs

Acquired By: Yahoo!

Creators of Donna, a mobile personal assistant that anticipates your needs.


Indiegogo is a global crowdfunding platform empowering people around the world to fund projects that matter to them.

Ionic Security

Ionic Security, a data security platform, provides access control, intellectual property monitoring, data encryption, and policy management.


Ironclad is an intelligent contract management system for in-house legal teams.


Kentik is a cloud-based, real-time network visibility.


Acquired By: Docker

Koality is a software testing platform that allows users to test their code in a production-like environment before deployment.


Software to give managers and teams superpowers.


Acquired By: Microsoft

LiveLoop is a plugin and a hosted service that enables real-time cloud-based collaboration for PowerPoint users.


LockPath is a SaaS based provider of innovative GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) applications.



Luma. Surround WiFi with speed, safety and security.


Acquired By: Yahoo!

Luminate, Inc. worldwide leader in making images interactive.


Acquired By: Rackspace

Mailgun provides a web service for integrating email inboxes into apps.


Meteor is an open-source platform for building top-quality web apps in a fraction of the time, whether you’re an expert developer or just getting started.

Minerva Labs

Minerva’s ground-breaking Anti-Evasion Platform protects organizations from today’s stealthiest attacks, those built to get around your existing defenses.


Okta is an integrated identity and mobility management service that connects people to their applications from any device, anywhere, anytime.


PagerDuty is the “9-1-1 dispatch” system for IT, helping operations engineers, DevOps and developers resolve IT system problems as quickly as possible.


Panorama offers a data analytics for public education. Panorama helps schools improve through feedback from students, parents, and teachers.


Pepperdata’s software runs on existing Hadoop clusters to give operators predictability, capacity, and visibility for their Hadoop jobs.

Pindrop Security

Pindrop Security provides anti-fraud authentication technology solutions for financial institutions’ call centers.


Acquired By: Google

Polar is a super-fast and easy way to create and vote on great-looking photo pools.


Creator of the world’s first smart payment terminal.


Qadium creates and organizes knowledge about the world’s devices.


Qualia empowers marketers with the ability to respond to real-time expressions of consumer intent.


Replicated is a container-centric platform that enables SaaS companies to manage & distribute an installable version of their product on-prem.


Acquired By: Buffer

Team Inbox for email and Twitter.


Acquired By: Salesforce

Rypple is social software that makes great feedback and coaching easy.

Science Exchange

Science Exchange in an online marketplace for science experiments. Science Exchange makes it easier for researchers to access core resources across institutions.


TakeLessons offers online to offline marketplace for customer to find a trusted certified, TakeLessons instructor in over 3000 cities across the USA.


TapSense takes a platform approach to mobile app discovery and allows marketers to easily promote their apps, drive downloads, and measure performance.

Tasty Labs

Acquired By: Walmart Labs

Software applications business that connects people via social software.


tCell moves application security out of the network for cloud-first organizations.  tCell’s unique approach makes application security easy.


Acquired By: Twitter

tenXer is a tool that helps users analyze their performance, progress and productivity to gain insights on their work.


Turning losses into opportunities – redefining the debt collection industry.


Where local car owners give travelers the perfect vehicle for their next adventure.


A hiring platform built for your business.

Upstream Commerce

Upstream Commerce provides cloud-based, automated competitive pricing and product analytics solutions for online retailers.


Real health coaches in your pocket.


Voxer is a Walkie Talkie application for smartphones. Voxer lets you send instant audio, texts and photo messages to your friends (one or more!).


Vungle is helping mobile apps promote themselves through video trailers.


Acquired By: VMWare

Wavefront is a cloud-based, next-generation solution for managing data centers.


WePay helps platforms like marketplaces, crowdfunding sites & small business software seamlessly facilitate payments with no fraud loss.


Helping Corporate IT extend their enterprises by embracing employee owned devices, providing a seamless user experience, gaining unprecedented visibility and control.


Yozio is a mobile growth engineering company providing an advanced analytics, organic growth marketing platform for mobile marketers.


Zanbato offers a fully-integrated technology platform that connects institutional investors with alternative investment opportunities.


Acquired By: Shopzilla

Zappli is a provider of mobile-centric consumer commerce applications.


Zuora delivers a SaaS-based solution for taming operational complexities of recurring revenue businesses.

Heidi Burns

Community Manager

Heidi joined WIN in February 2016 as Head of Community. Prior to WIN, Heidi founded Project Happy Hearts and has held positions at DocuSign, Eventbrite and H.Bloom. She studied business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and has her Masters in Social Entrepreneurship from University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. As a Southern California native she enjoys spending her spare time at the beach and rooting for the Lakers.

Jonathan Pines


jp Before joining WIN, Jonathan co-founded GiftRocket (Y Combinator W11) and was a Software Engineer at Facebook. He is also an active angel investor. Jonathan studied math at Stanford and CS at Harvard. He enjoys thinking about interesting ideas and helping founders make them happen.

Kevin Webb


kw Having grown up and been educated in Silicon Valley, Kevin has had little choice but to become completely dependent on the Internet. He studied Human Biology at Stanford, and has worked at companies such as Dash Navigation (acquired by RIM) and FunnyOrDie, as well as the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Kevin’s background lies primarily in writing, web design, and social marketing, and when he’s not working on WIN, he’s generally spending time with friends or writing field shows for the Stanford Band.

Jeremy Schneider

Managing Director
jJeremy Schneider joined WIN as a Senior Associate in January, 2011. In October 2016, he was promoted to Managing Director. Prior to WIN, Jeremy was a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco, where he focused on technology companies and worked in the Private Equity Group. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College, where he majored in History. He has a Master’s degree in Economic and Social History from The University of Oxford, where he was a Clarendon Scholar. Jeremy grew up in the Bay Area and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with entrepreneurs and to immerse himself in the world of start-ups.

Michael Neril

Co-Founder and Affiliate

Michael has worked with technology startups for 15 years as an advisor, investor, co-founder or operator.   Michael is a co-foundmner of Webb Investment Network (“WIN”), which he launched in 2010. As Managing Director, Michael led all investment activities for the firm, focused largely on enterprise cloud applications, marketplaces, and mobile marketing platforms, investing in over 50 companies across these sectors. Prior to WIN, Michael worked at LiveOps, a cloud-based contact center and labor marketplace, where he ran business development for its next-generation virtual work marketplace.  While there, he also incubated and ran the fastest growing product line within the Company. Michael joined LiveOps after it acquired the second of two technology startups which he co-founded called Ooreka, a virtual work marketplace.  Michael started his career as an investment banker in ING Barings’ Technology Group where he primarily advised venture-backed startups on M&A and corporate finance activities. Michael is also a mentor at several startup accelerators. Michael earned a BA in International Relations from Tufts University.  

Maynard Webb


mw Maynard Webb is a 30-year veteran of the technology industry. An active leader in the technology and business community, Maynard serves as a board member, investor, philanthropist and mentor to young entrepreneurs. As the founder of the Webb Investment Network (WIN), a seed investment firm dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurs, Maynard brings his experience developing and leading high-growth companies. WIN provides its portfolio companies with mentorship and on-demand access to an affiliate network of over 80 industry experts.
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Irene Webb


“iw” Irene has been involved in the tech world since 1982. After graduating Rutgers with a degree in statistics, and forecasting sales for Breck and Pine Sol products at American Cyanamid, she went on to earn her MBA from East Carolina University. Eager to begin her tech career outside of her home state of New Jersey, she took a programming job (and later finance roles) with IBM in Boca Raton, Florida where she first met Maynard. Irene later worked at Thomas Conrad and then Quantum Corp before taking leave to focus on her family. She came out of retirement in 2010 to manage WIN's finances. When not managing WIN's budget, Irene enjoys traveling and playing golf.

Dena Porter

Business Operations Manager

WINteamHeadshotsDPDena brings more than a decade of ‘behind-the-scenes’ productivity and organizational knowledge to the fast-flowing stream of information and infrastructure at WIN. She has held positions in Silicon Valley start-ups fusionOne and Baynote and has teamed with Maynard for years at eBay, LiveOps and now WIN. Dena is fascinated by all things technology keeping her in tune with WIN’s existing and prospective portfolio companies.