Warmly, Native Voice, Spreadsheet.com, Turquoise Health, Breakr— 26th July, 2021

We see about 5,000 startups each week, and I want to give you a glimpse into how we at Headline think about trending tech companies and tracking new investment opportunities. In this post, I’m highlighting top tech companies that have announced or raised a seed round within the past week.

EVA Growth Index:

Product:
Integrated Zoom app that gives real-time insights into the individuals that are part of your Zoom call

Lead Investors:
NFX

Total Raised:
$5M (One Pre-Seed investment is undisclosed so this figure is not accurate)

Comparables:
Zoom Insights

My Thoughts:
I’ll confess that far too many times I do not prepare properly for a Zoom call, as I am back to back all day. Warmly’s value proposition looks incredibly compelling and something I’d imagine users will quickly get addicted to.

EVA Growth Index:

Product:
Consumer app that aggregates the various voice assistants a consumer might be using into a single interface

Lead Investors:
Gutbrain Ventures, Signal Peak Ventures, PBJ Capital, Global Technology Transfer Group

Total Raised:
$14M

Comparables:
N/A

My Thoughts:
As voice becomes more compelling from a sales channel perspective this looks incredibly intriguing. I’d imagine most brands don’t want to integrate with an Alexa or Siri, so I see a world where Native becomes the aggregator of voice channels that becomes inevitable for businesses to work with at scale.

EVA Growth Index:
No external source showing growth

Product:
Revolutionary approach to a spreadsheet by enabling more interactive inputs for each cell and personalized views

Lead Investors:
First Round Capital, Spark Capital

Total Raised:
$5.5M

Comparables:
Airtable

My Thoughts:
A large proportion of spreadsheets users don’t actually use them to compute large amounts of data but to catalog certain information. Spreadsheet.com looks to be a far better solution for that use case which looks to be a massive market opportunity. Great domain as well!

EVA Growth Index:

Product:
Online discovery engine for individuals to discover and compare medical procedures and their cost across different providers

Lead Investors:
Andreessen Horowitz

Total Raised:
$5.3M

Comparables:
FairHealth, MediFees

My Thoughts:
“Starting this year, all hospitals are required to list their prices for elective services”. There is a clear why now for Turquoise with a massive market opportunity to become the leading traffic distributor for US medical procedures.

EVA Growth Index:

Product:
Online platform connecting artists and creators to collaborate on content and share their perspective audiences

Lead Investors:
Slow Ventures

Total Raised:
$4.2M

Comparables:
N/A

My Thoughts:
The mainstream music sector has figured out this model two decades ago within its own shut-off network. It only makes sense for a digital platform to democratize this for the long-tail of creators. Looks like they found the right fit Seed investor here as well. I am looking forward to seeing what amazing content Breakr might incarnate.

Hi, I am Nicolas von Blottnitz, an Associate at Headline’s SF office focusing on Consumer, Fintech, and SaaS businesses. Since joining in 2018, I have led our investments in Tabnine, Polygon, Flockjay, Solid, and Grin.

What is the EVA Growth Index?
The EVA Growth index is a composite of third-party data sources around a company’s website traffic. The vertical green lines in the charts represent a point in time where the company raised outside capital.

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Nicolas von Blottnitz

Early-stage venture capitalist at the global venture firm Headline and passionate surfer.