News

Find the latest news generated by Threshold’s team and portfolio company founders regarding announcements, perspectives, and leadership initiatives.

Magnus Hillestad, Sanity - Founder Story

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I love to see people having a good time and achieving something. I love to see things working. I love to see people develop as we build a business culture. - Magnus Hillestad, co-founder and CEO, Sanity

AutoLeap Entrepreneurs Are Crushing Goliath

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Forbes profiles AutoLeap co-founders Steve Lau and Rameez Ansari and gets insight on their journey as entrepreneurs, their fight for inclusiveness, and their mission to transport small business to the 21st century.

EdgeQ: Powering the 5G Economy

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EdgeQ is developing an open and programmable system-on-a-chip for next-generation 5G edge networks. Threshold was the founding investor in the company. Threshold Partner Mo Islam shares insights on the investment.

Insights from Threshold's mental well-being webinar

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Research psychologist Damian Vaughn, PhD, on coping with the pandemic era’s mental-health challenges.

Investing in Leadership

In 2014, we launched the Threshold Venture Fellows program, a unique entrepreneurship leadership experience for 12 students in Stanford’s masters in engineering programs. Since that time, more than 70 students have graduated from the program, and we’re eager to share news of our graduates and their accomplishments. Interested in the Threshold Venture Fellows program? Find details and application information here

From Series A to Public Company: Shift Takes the Road Less Traveled

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Congratulations to Shift (NASDAQ: SFT) for building a successful online platform dedicated to providing a better used car buying and selling experience.

Content Management, Redefined

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Partner Josh Stein gives insights on Threshold's lead investment in the Series A round for Sanity, a next-generation, developer-focused content management platform.

Jake Sattelmair, Wellframe - Founder Story

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"My rowing coach told me something that’s served me well since: he said don’t let your highs get too high or your lows get too low." Jake Sattelmair, founder and CEO, Wellframe

“The Kids Aren’t Alright”

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Threshold Partner Emily Melton gives insight into our investment in Brightline, where licensed therapists and psychiatrists provide one-on-one virtual sessions with children who need treatment for a myriad of conditions.

Carolyn Witte and Felicity Yost, Tia - Founder Story

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Tia co-founders Carolyn Witte and Felicity Yost on their partnership and why women's health affects all of us

Changing Company Culture to Include Kids — and Keep Parents Sane

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Gabriella Rosen Kellerman, the chief innovation officer for BetterUp, and Kim Vu, global head of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Remitly, share their strategies for lifting up parents and caregivers with both practical and emotional support.

Careers Don’t Just Happen: They’re the Product of Goal-Setting and Planning

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Shellye Archambeau, the former CEO of MetricStream, on getting her first break and building a personal brand.

Threshold Partner Josh Stein Talks Power Dynamics

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"I don’t think this has been a mustache-twisting moment for investors. I do think people are more reasonable — more willing to get to know investors, maybe not as focused on optimizing so much. It feels more normal to me." Josh Stein

When Business as Usual is Unusual, What Do You Do?

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There is no playbook to help figure out the best strategy in a world suddenly turned upside down by the pandemic. Instead, it has been a time for constant improvisation as organizations discover through trial-and-error what works and what doesn’t.

Leading by Example on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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In recent years, all of us, from founders to advisors to top executives, have given serious thought to building diverse and inclusive businesses. We got advice from the very diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leaders around, who shared their DEI vision and lessons learned with us in our leadership webinar series. 

Elementary, my dear Robot

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I’m thrilled to announce Threshold is leading a $12.7M Series A investment in Elementary Robotics, a software-defined robotics company applying deep learning-based computer vision to industrial inspection. 

Neil Carson, Yellowbrick — Founder Story

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"Straight after university, we started our business because it was the only way to really work on what we were passionate about. That we could get paid to do our hobby seemed like a wonderful thing." - Neil Carson, founder and CEO, Yellowbrick

Treat the Patient, Not the Disease

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When I first met with Carolyn Witte and Felicity Yost, the co-founders of Tia, I was impressed with their vision, but even more so when they helped me understand the importance of fixing how we care for half of the population.

Video: Leadership in a Crisis

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Threshold Partner Heidi Roizen shares ten concepts that can guide leaders in times of crisis.

Databook: Empowering Sales Teams with AI-driven Insights

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We are thrilled to announce that we’ve led a $5M seed round for Databook, welcoming founder and CEO Anand Shah and his team to Threshold’s portfolio of innovative enterprise solutions.

Beyond the Impossible with Memphis Meats

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Beyond the Impossible with Memphis Meats: The mission of Uma and his team at Memphis Meats is nothing short of world-changing.

Celebrating Five Years of Stanford Fellowship

Heidi Roizen reflects on Threshold's partnership with Stanford University and Threshold Venture Fellows, a program with intensive study of entrepreneurship within the engineering school.