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Axine has developed a low-cost, chemical-free solution for treating high concentrations of toxic organics, ammonia, and other pollutants in industrial wastewater solving a multi-billion dollar problem for large companies in a wide range of industries. The system treats recalcitrant and non-biodegradable organics, ammonia, and some inorganics at up to five times lower cost than conventional chemical or biological solutions. The compact, modular architecture is designed to seamlessly "plug into" existing treatment plants, without disruption to current processes. This means for the first time, oil & gas, chemical production, and other heavy industries can avoid the production bottlenecks and high treatment and disposal costs that have plagued them for decades. The company is led by CEO Jonathan Rhone.


Gridtential has developed a proprietary technology for an advanced Silicon Joule® battery that replaces the lead grid in current lead-acid battery designs with a plated silicon wafer. The Gridtential technology yields higher energy density, longer cycle life and deeper depth-of-discharge than incumbent products. Gridtential licenses its technology to battery manufacturers and by leveraging their existing infrastructure, it is possible to scale up the production of advanced energy storage batteries for less than 1% of the cost of building new battery factories. The company is led by CEO John Barton.


Svante has developed an energy and capital-efficient technology for capturing carbon dioxide from industrial sources. The company's proprietary process is less than one-third the cost of existing CO² capture technologies. The company is partnering with major energy companies to develop enhanced oil recovery projects and to enable the widespread adoption of carbon capture, utilization and sequestration. The company is led by CEO Claude Letourneau.


Former Portfolio Companies (acquired by IAC - NASDAQ: IACI) answers questions with fast, reliable, trustworthy results and is one of the most popular sites on the Web.

Founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996 and re-named in 2005, has spent the last 15 years committed to its mission of increasing personal knowledge by empowering people with answers. Headquartered in Oakland, California with an international presence in the UK and Europe, is the fourth biggest site on the web when it comes to monthly searches, and attracts more than 100 million unique users globally.

ink2 (acquired by American Greetings - NYSE: AM) combines beautiful artwork, personalized greetings, and professional printing to help create tangible reminders of life's events, big and small.

Cardstore greeting cards are perfect for all of life's important occasions, with card styles that are smart, stylish, playful, original, and modern.

And our convenient personalization tools allow you to customize your greetings with photos and special messages to create a one-of-a-kind greeting card they'll never forget!
American Greetings is renowned for its 100+ years of design expertise in innovative social expression products and personal connection tools.


PolyServe (acquired by Hewlett-Packard - NYSE: HP) consolidates servers and storage into manageable, available and scalable utilities for database and file serving.

Companies in many industries all around the world have realized cost saving benefits, and achieved greater performance results by including Polyserve software in their clustered system solutions.


SightSpeed, Inc. (acquired by Logitech - NASDAQ: LOGI) is the award winning provider of the high quality, feature rich, and easy-to-use Internet video communications services for both businesses and consumers.

SightSpeed's services, which are SIP-based and standards-compliant, deliver superior quality on everyday computers and consumer broadband connections.

SightSpeed's best in class communications services include multi-party video conferencing, integrated video mail, rich and innovative voice and text features and "one click" web-based video communications.

Game Ready

Game Ready® (CoolSystems, Inc. - acquired by Avanos Medical Inc. - NASDAQ: AVNS) is a best-in-class sports medicine and orthopedic medical device that helps athletes and patients speed recovery from injury or orthopedic surgery. The system uses ACCEL™ technology to set a new standard in recovery, synergistically combining active compression and cold therapies in a revolutionary treatment system that gives healthcare providers the power to accelerate the body's natural repair mechanisms. Game Ready can be found in the training rooms of virtually every professional sports team in the US, as well as the most elite orthopedic and physical therapy clinics around the world.


Solazyme, Inc. (acquired by TerraVia) is a renewable oil and bioproducts company that uses algae to transform a range of low-cost plant-based sugars into high-value tailored oils. Solazyme's renewable products can replace or enhance oils derived from the world's three existing sources - petroleum, plants and animal fats. Under TerraVia, the company is focused on food, nutrition, and specialty ingredients.


mOasis (acquired by Carbon Neutral Ag Sciences) has developed a proprietary class of super absorbent polymers that address current challenges in agriculture. The company manufactures BountiGel®, a non-toxic soil additive that holds excess water near the seed or roots of plants and releases it as the soil dries, resulting in less plant stress and significantly higher crop yields while reducing water needs. The company is also developing broader applications for seed treatment, soil nutrient management and soil erosion.