At TeamDFI, we work with three different types of partners. The startups, academic institutions, and VC's we work with can all be found below. If you fall in one of these categories and wish to join our network, please reach out, we are always looking for more.
All of our startups are the global leaders of tomorrow. Every company we work with is growing every day and would love your help. Check our portfolio to see if you think you are a match.
Be sure to check back frequently, as we are always updating the list. Feel free to sort by date added.
Creating an end-to-end solution, from the camera to the display, employing the latest in AI/3D algorithms, to make you feel more engaged in your online communications. The Future of Work requires new tools to increase productivity, and the future Metaverse needs authentic human interactions.
Affordable housing issues, homelessness and environmental impact is plaguing Los Angeles and other cities around the world. These problems require herculean effort with both the private sector and local governments. At Brick Work, we bring together the technology and people needed to meet the challenges of rapid urbanization by providing a platform that encourages collaboration between developers, real estate agents, and municipalities. Our knowledge of City, County and State regulations can provide insight on potential development through our Land Use, ADU and SB9 Reports.
Baby Life Seat
The Baby Life Seat (BLS) prototype was developed between 1998 and 2001 by Tom Giacoponello and Pete Bedard (who passed away in 2004). Tom is an entrepreneur who has started and run 2 successful businesses in New York and Pennsylvania, USA. Pete is a highly creative entrepreneur who, as a pharmacist, started a fish and pet medication small business. Both avid boaters, we saw the need for an easy-to-use and transport baby safety flotation device. The United States Coast Guard was excited we would tackle this vital project to develop a certified and required PFD (personal flotation device) modeled on an easy to transport and use infant car seat. Existing portable baby life jackets were bulky, difficult to put on in an emergency and were lacking in many ways and ill-suited for open water (Type 1) use. The Coast Guard agreed to work with us by providing advice.
Better Juice was founded in 2017 by a team of prestigious food industry professionals: a biochemist and microbiology academician with extensive experience in product development. The company is supported by The Kitchen FoodTech Hub – Strauss Group’s incubator, whose goal is to nourish promising food-tech ventures that can disrupt the global food system – making it more productive, more affordable, more sustainable and healthier.
Our mission is to transform intra city transportation, improving the way we work, play and live. We are helping to define the future of urban air mobility, engaging with the aviation industry, academia, the military, regulatory agencies as well as our prospective civilian and commercial customers. Our personal flying vehicle will offer a safe, practical, inexpensive and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional automobile transportation.
Floodlight's mission is to provide unbiased information to the world. We empower investment professionals to evaluate financial strategies that align with their client’s values. By holding companies to their own standards, and enabling investors to choose accordingly, Floodlight reinvents the financial system.