Yes To, Inc. is a natural personal care company whose products combine the fresh, unadulterated goodness of organic fruits and vegetables with the purifying and moisturizing properties of 26 minerals harvested from the ancient world's most renowned spa-- the Dead Sea. Yes To products can be found nationally at Sephora, Walgreens, Target, Safeway, as well as several leading domestic and international retailers.
Quri optimizes retail execution for brands by providing instant, store-level
visibility of products, promotions, and the shoppers who interact with them.
Pinkberry is home to Swirly Goodness -- the premium frozen yogurt that reinvented the US frozen yogurt category in West Hollywood, Calif., in January 2005. Inspired by European gelaterias and yogurterias and America's ice cream pastime, Pinkberry provides a social experience that indulges the senses.
The Lighting Science family of retail lighting solutions offers shops, stores, restaurants, hotels and spaces LED lighting solutions that not only attract but payback. Conceived, created and made by some of the best people in the lighting field, these products help save energy and reduce the carbon footprint while delivering beautiful, bright white LED light.
The Nest Collective is a company of consumer products brands focused on nourishing babies, toddlers and kids with healthy, organic foods. With a commitment to growing mission-based brands that nurture people and the planet, Nest's goal is to build a long term sustainable suite of brands, brand evangelists and world-class products. The first two brands to join the Nest Collective are Plum Organics and Revolution Foods.
Created by dermatologist Dr. Susan Taylor, Rx for Brown Skin is a clinical skin care company serving brown skin consumers (including Latino, Asian and African American skin tones) with highly efficacious skin care. The company’s products are sold through specialty retail and department stores.
Solage Calistoga is a luxury resort situated on 22 acres in the heart of Northern California wine country, and surrounded by panoramic Mayacamas and Palisades mountain ranges. Loft-inspired and green by design, the hotel’s style reveres the area's rustic roots with a nod to urban sophistication.
The Reno Aces are a minor league baseball franchise based in Reno, Nevada. The team is a member of the Pacific Coast League Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Aces began their inaugural season 2009 and play their home games in the the new Aces Ballpark in downtown Reno.
ICU’s approach to design is refreshing, refined, global, and globe-friendly. Each pair of ICU readers is something special, inspired by the world around it, worthy of your occasions and personal style. What makes ICU readers different is not just the fashionable frames. Each pair is more than a tool to read better, it is a fashion statement that is sophisticated, fanciful, eco-friendly, affordable and just plain fun-to-wear.
Modern Bank is a private bank designed to meet the needs of a select group of high net worth individuals, where classic relationship banking meets modern wealth management. Modern’s highly-experienced private bankers tailor banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of their clients' dynamic financial lives.
ChaCha, a free mobile answers service, allows users to call 1-800-2ChaCha™ or text questions to ChaCha (242242™) on mobile phones and receive answers within minutes. ChaCha specialist Guides -- trained and skilled individuals – use ChaCha’s powerful internal patent-pending search tools to respond to any query.
Prior representative portfolio companies
Linel is headquartered in Mooresville, Indiana and is part of the Mestek Architectural Group. In addition to Linel, Mestek's Architectural activities include AWV and a strategic alliance and exclusive license agreement with Colt Group USA. The emphasis for these companies is in providing products and solutions that beautify and improve the performance of buildings through Intelligent Envelopes.
Method is a San Francisco based consumer products company that was formed with the goal of transforming the household cleaner from a toxic object that hides under the sink to an all-natural, biodegradable, and stylish countertop accessory. Through design, fragrance, and wit, the company elevates mundane household goods to objects that provide consumers with sensory and aesthetic pleasure. Method has products available at national and regional outlets, including Target, Whole Foods, Walgreens and Lowes.
Aéropostale, Inc., is a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories that targets both young women and young men aged 11 to 20. The company currently operates over 900 stores in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and United Arab Emirates. This investment has been exited through the public markets.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, J Brand was founded in 2005 by Jeff Rudes and Susie Crippen, and experienced immediate success through the introduction of its women's skinny jean. The company has since become a leading premium denim brand, both domestically and abroad. J Brand is featured in specialty stores and luxury retailers -- in the U.S. (Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Jeffery and Ron Herman), London (Harvey Nichols and Selfridges), Paris (Le Bon Marche), Milan (Biffi), and Moscow (Tsum), among others.
Athleta caters to the 25-55 age group and sells clothes for yoga, running, skiing, and surfing via its Website and catalog. The company was acquired by Gap Inc. in 2008.
Gracenote is a global leader in embedded technology, enriched content, and data services for digital entertainment solutions within the Internet, consumer electronics, mobile, and automotive markets. Gracenote was acquired by Sony Corp. of America in 2008.
Forever Collectibles is a leading marketer and manufacturer of collectibles, novelty and promotional products servicing the sports and entertainment industries. The investment has been exited through a management led-buyout in 2009.