Describe your program
Masheen brings the best of venture capital & operations to help founders grow their ideas into scaleable companies.However, most entrepreneurs lack the capital, leadership, team & operational resources to turn their idea into a scalable product and successfully take it to market.Rather than putting equity into a start-up in a traditional way, our investment takes the form of engineering expertise & business know-how to quickly launch AI-driven, customer-focused products that feel like the future
What are the coolest, most popular features of your program?
With the right people & processes in place from the start, we set the stage for continued growth & long-term success.We’re a bit of a boutique at Masheen,looking for new & exciting opportunities each year.We invest in ideas that align B2B enterprise software with a focus on Big Data/IOT/AI.With deep roots in Connecticut, we have a bias toward companies and investors based here. For us, it’s about finding the right entrepreneurs, in the right markets, with disruptive and innovative product ideas.
What impact did your program make in 2020?
Masheen started in late 2017 and since then we have had tremendous momentum and success. We are proud to state that we have invested in helping build 5 companies, 3 of which have been started in Connecticut. One key CT portfolio company, Populi, Inc. has reached record revenue milestones in a very short period of time and raised capital from top tier investors. We are also proud to have created jobs at these start-ups as we continue to contribute to the state’s economic growth goals.
Masheen is a venture studio built to help founders grow their ideas into scaleable companies. Masheen launched https://populi.ai, an Analytics as a Service company that enables healthcare orgs to market & sell by delivering the analytics they need in the platforms they work in. Populi launched its official commercial offering & is rapidly acquiring customers.
Masheen continued to scale https://stemify.ai which now has over 2 dozen active customers & is poised for significant growth in 2022.