Portfolio

CrossLoop  

CrossLoop
CrossLoop is the online help marketplace that empowers any two people anywhere in the world to connect live via computer to give or receive help. Through its easy-to-use desktop sharing software and global, user-verified Help Marketplace, CrossLoop connects computer users with trusted, qualified service providers and friends who can provide the support they need. Available in 21 languages and used by individuals and businesses in over 190 countries, CrossLoop serves over 3 million unique users and has enabled more than 63 million minutes of interactive help sessions. In addition to Altura Ventures, CrossLoop is backed by El Dorado Ventures ($3 million in August 2007) and Venrock ($6 million in August 2008).

     
Living Gluten-Free  

Living Gluten-Free
Living Gluten-Free is dedicated to providing quality information about life without gluten. Founded in October 2010, the business and its Facebook page have attracted one of the largest online audiences of people who suffer from Celiac disease or other forms of gluent intolerance. Advertisers to this particular customer base have found the exposure available on the Facebook page and LivingGlutenFreeBlog.com to be a valuable new source of highly qualified leads. Click here to view Rate Card.

     
UserBliss  

UserBliss
UserBliss LLC is a software development company focused on creating innovative and lucrative enhancements to the browsing experience using its proprietary system for designing, hosting and maintaining a browser add-on capability that allows consumers to experience 3rd party websites (e.g., Amazon.com, Facebook.com, Google.com, etc.) in new and interesting ways. In addition to its own browser add-on available at www.BrowserBliss.com, the company also provides a private label and customized implementation service for companies that wish to deploy features not available in its BrowserBliss-branded browser add-on. Click here to view Rate Card.

     
JobCoin  

JobCoin
JobCoin is a leading self-service career site services company. Since 2007, when JobCoin built its first job board widget, the company has added over 3,000 career sites to the JobCoin network.  JobCoin offers state-of-the-art technology for building job board widgets, providing automated customer service to job posters, processing credit cards and sharing of revenue with hundreds of local, state, national, and global organizations. JobCoin's partners are professional and trade associations, newspapers, publishers, magazines, chambers of commerce, government agencies, recruitment firms, corporations, independent job boards, and entrepreneurs who wish to monetize their site traffic by offering an automated job board service.  

     
KallOut  

KallOut
KallOut is a new way to search using only your mouse. KallOut is the first application to bring "selection-based search" to any web page, email, presentation, document, spreadsheet or PDF. Unlike other search methods that are trapped inside the browser, KallOut serves up content from the most popular sites on the web inside floating information palettes (which we call KallOuts). Using only your mouse, you can now avoid the disruption of launching a browser and let KallOut bring you the best the web has to offer. Simply select text on any web page or document and KallOut does the rest. In addition to Altura ventures, KallOut is backed by Concept2Company Ventures and selected angel investors.

     


Previous Companies:

 

Ventura Software
Founded in 1985, Ventura Software created Ventura Publisher which was the first desktop publishing system for the PC. Ventura was sold to Xerox for $18 million in 1990 and is now owned by Corel.

     
 

Fractal Design Corp
Founded in 1992, Fractal Design Corp. created Painter which was the first natural media paint program for Windows and Macintosh. Fractal had an initial public offering valued at $120 million IPO in 1995 before merging with MetaTools to become MetaCreations which was sold to Corel in 2000.

     
 

Mac2Win Software
Founded in 1990, Mac2Win was the first Macintosh to Windows Porting technology and has been used to port over 60 Mac applications to the PC including ClarisWorks, Macromedia Director, IsoDraw and Fractal Design's Painter. Mac2Win was sold to SHOP.COM for $8.5 million in 2000.

     
 

PGSoft
Founded in 1997, PGSoft created the Cody award-winning iFolder software. PGSoft was sold to Novell for $12 million in 2001.

     
 

ITEDO Software
Founded in 1987, ITEDO Software created IsoDraw which was the first technical illustration program for Mac and Windows. ITEDO was sold to PTC for $17 million in 2006.

     
 

Adonomics
Founded in 2007, Adonomics created the Adonomics 100 which was the first system for ranking Facebook application companies based on their number of users and estimated market valuations. Adonomics was sold to AdKnowledge for an undisclosed sum in 2008.

     
SHOP.COM  

SHOP.COM
Founded in 1997, SHOP.COM was the first comparison shopping engine and destination shopping site that offered a one-stop buying experience from 100's of top brand merchants using the unique multi-merchant features of its patented OneCart(R) technology. SHOP.COM remains one of the top ten multi-merchant shopping sites online and lists over 10 million products from more than 1000 stores. In addition to Lee Lorenzen and Altura Ventures, SHOP.COM was orginally backed by Bill Gates ($1 million in November 1997) and Amazon ($5 million in November 2001). Between September 2005 and June 2010, Oak Investment Partners purchased a controlling interest in the business for $50 million. Oak subsequently sold the bulk of SHOP.COM's assests (e.g., SHOP.COM domain name, patent portfolio, engineering team, etc.) to MarketAmerica in December 2010 for an undisclosed sum.

     

Altura Ventures