The future of data automation is unwritten. We back the authors.

We launched Story to back entrepreneurs with big ideas that leverage the creation and proliferation of data. As first check investors, we emphasize people and vision over everything else. If you're passionate about the world of data, we'd love to hear from you.

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A full-stack approach

We invest in the building blocks of automated systems.

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Sensory Systems

Systems that capture and understand real world data.

INCLUDES

Autonomous vehicles
, Data capture
, Robotics

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DATA INFRASTRUCTURE

Systems that process, organize, and store data.

INCLUDES

Developer tools
, Distributed cloud
, Sensor fusion

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Intelligent Software

Systems that utilize and apply intelligence to data.

INCLUDES

Computer vision
, Machine learning
, Natural language

Sayspring

Empowering designers to create voice-enabled applications without code.

ACQUIRED BY ADOBE

Petal

Increasing access to credit cards through cash flow underwriting.

Explorer

Enabling autonomous vehicles to operate at scale.

Muse

Leveraging machine learning to make video searchable.

Stae

Providing the infrastructure to understand and utilize urban data.

Freightwaves

Building information and financial tools to inform trucking and freight companies.

Jiko

Launching a new category of consumer bank to safeguard money and data.

NewtonX

Building an AI-powered network to connect professionals with experts.

Pinn

Utilizing behavioral biometrics to verify a person's identity.

Motorq

Managing data and APIs for connected vehicles.

WaystoCap

Building an efficient and transparent b2b marketplace in Africa.

Summer

Helping students and alumni navigate the student loan burden.

Apple Pie Capital

Creating a frictionless bridge between lenders and franchisees.

Smile Identity

Onboarding and authenticating identities through facial recognition.

Nanit

Leveraging computer vision to provide parents with valuable insights about their babies.

neMedIO

Building tooling to speed up high-tech medical device development.

Inspiren

Deploying intelligent sensors to help hospitals improve patient care.

HIGH-CONVICTION INVESTING

We support founders from the very beginning.

Jake Yormak

Focuses on the messy middle of making data usable, as well as the impact of design on human-technology interactions. Jake is a former lawyer who has shepherded countless technology companies from creation to scale, and works with the Story portfolio throughout the life-cycle.

Brian Yormak

Focuses on the integration of hardware and software, as well as new forms of data capture and processing. Brian specializes in mobility investing, with an interest in everything that touches logistics and the transportation of people and goods.

Let’s write the future together.