We are the ones who put our skills into action.
We do not just advise from a distance. Alongside our affiliates, we invest in and help grow businesses that align with our expertise. These companies benefit from our depth of experience and capabilities, particularly early in their disruption lifecycle. This practice enables us to think outside of the box. As business owners ourselves, our clients know that we advise from a place of insight and action. Nothing is theoretical—we know because we have been there.
Disruption and Data Science
Growth Sciencevisit website
Growth Science, the home of MESE® is a computing system that provides unique insights into disruptive tendencies of public and private companies
Hambrecht Partners Holdingsvisit website
Hambrecht Partners Holdings is a venture capital and advisory firm that deploys data science to fund and grow disruptive businesses. Specializing in high-growth technology companies, Hambrecht Partners Holdings is an ideal partner in disruptive sectors. Ducera holds a minority investment in Hambrecht Partners Holdings.
Cary Street Partnersvisit website
Cary Street Partners is an independent wealth management and investment advisory firm known for challenging the status quo. Their ideological alignment makes them an ideal partner. Ducera holds a minority investment in Cary Street Partners.
Hambrecht Ducera Growth Ventures (HDGV)contact
Ducera is co-owner of the manager and general partner of Hambrecht Ducera Growth Venture Partners, a venture capital fund focused on early stage companies. We seek out and invest in businesses with high growth and high disruption potential.
Through our client work and affiliations, Ducera is an investor in the following select companies:
Buoy Health, Inc
Buoy Health is an AI-driven digital assistant that allows users to self-diagnose their symptoms to find the right care. Buoy Health is powered by advanced machine learning and proprietary granular data to provide consumers with real-time, accurate analysis of their symptoms. Buoy was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
CDx Diagnostics is a diagnostic platform that provides clinicians with easily implemented, cost-effective tools to preempt cancer through enhanced detection of precancerous cellular changes. This is accomplished by synthesizing computer imaging, artificial intelligence, molecular biology and three-dimensional cytopathology to detect precancerous change. CDx Diagnostics was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Suffern, New York.
Cary Street Partners
Cary Street Partners provides comprehensive wealth management services, including: investments, planning and financial advice to individuals, families and institutions with customized strategies tailored to fit each client’s objectives. Cary Street Partners operates in 13 offices across five states with its headquarters in Richmond, Virginia.
Castor is a cloud-based data solution, enabling researchers to easily capture and integrate data from any source. The Castor platform enables researchers to set up data capture forms, collaborate with colleagues, invite patients through questionnaires and import, export and analyze their data in a secure, compliant cloud environment. Castor was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in the Netherlands.
ElMindA is a brain-tech company that strives to understand the human brain and pave a path for better brain health. ElMindA uses BNA™ (Brain Network Activation) technology, an electro-physiology based functional brain mapping, imaging and monitoring technology, for the assessment and treatment of brain related disorders. ElMindA uses data analytics, artificial intelligence and brain network activation mapping that can quantify function and dysfunction, disease progression, and therapeutic effects in cases of brain injuries as well as other neurological and psychiatric disorders such as pain or depression. ElMindA was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel.
FarmOp Capital provides working capital to farm operators. FarmOp products increase independence and buying power, aligning agriculture lending with decades of AgTech innovation to help growers make more profitable decisions. FarmOp Capital was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Freebird is a mobile application that rewards cashback and points to users of ride-hailing platforms. Through Freebird, users earn rewards by using Uber and Lyft to travel to restaurants, bars, and other locations. Freebird partners with various establishments including TGI Fridays, Dave & Buster’s, and Corona. Freebird was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Venice, California.
Golden is a mobile applications that allows users to locate and manage volunteer opportunities. Golden helps organizations, community and religious groups, schools, and companies grow, organize, and understand their volunteer programs through data sharing. Golden was founded in 2015 and headquartered in Venice, California.
JetSuiteX is a regional “Hop-On” jet service offering private travel through the sale of single seats on public charter flights. JetSuiteX offers flights between Burbank, Concord, Las Vegas, Oakland, Orange County, Seattle, Dallas, and Phoenix. JetSuiteX was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Lemonaid Health is an asynchronous telehealth company that employs a technology platform embedded with expert clinical protocols to provide easy-to-use telehealth solutions. Currently, Lemonaid treats a variety of common conditions, including: flu, sinus, hair loss, asthma, amongst others, and is expanding to treat a broader range of conditions. Lemonaid Health was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Lirio is a behavior change AI platform that unites behavioral science with artificial intelligence powering the ability to move people along their unique journey to better health through person-centered communication. Lirio uses machine learning, persona-based messaging, and behavioral science to help healthcare and energy enterprises drive individuals toward positive behavior change. Lirio was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee.
PatientsLikeMe is the world’s largest personalized health network, with over 650,000 members and 43 million individual data points. Through the shared health data from members, PatientsLikeMe has created an unprecedented source of real-world evidence and opportunities for continuous learning. PatientsLikeMe was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Roller Rabbit is a resort-inspired lifestyle brand offering a plethora of products, which include clothing for men, women, and children, as well as accessories and home furnishings. Roller Rabbit products feature a world of colors, prints, and textures with each store offering a range of hand block printed pieces by artisans in India. Roller Rabbit is headquartered in New York City with an additional location in San Francisco.
Suited is an AI-powered recruiting network designed to help candidates from all backgrounds access sought-after opportunities in the professional services industries. Suited uses machine learning and proven best practices from industrial-organizational psychology to create an assessment-driven ecosystem to find the best fit for the hiring team and the candidate. Suited was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Playa Vista, California.
Tasso is a medical device company that enables comprehensive at-home care through the integration of blood tests into the virtual care experience. Tasso’s lead products, Tasso OnDemand, allows the patient to self-collect blood from the comfort and privacy of their home and mail the samples back to the lab for analysis. Tasso expands the amount of data that can be collected to support care delivery and analytics. Tasso was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
TimeLooper is a 360-degree location-based virtual reality mobile platform and app that lets visitors re-live iconic moments from historical and cultural sites around the world. Through a smartphone, the location-based app provides users visual restorations of architectural structures, past societies and people, period costumes and historical relics. TimeLooper was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in New York City.
Viome combines artificial intelligence with biological data to provide personalized recommendations for healthy living, or wellness as a service. Viome has developed technologies to create a unique profile of the biochemistry and ecosystem of the user’s body, and make personalized, actionable, and adaptive recommendations for the user’s health. Viome was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.
WR Hambrecht is a full-service investment bank that specializes in identifying innovative companies, helping them raise capital and go public early, and delivering efficient market pricing. Through its wide variety of products, including: OpenIPO auction, A+ IPO, OpenBook auction, and the OpenFollowOn auction, WR Hambrecht provides early and late stage ventures access to capital at the lowest possible cost. WR Hambrecht was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.