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Immigrant Founder

Update & Invite to Demo Day

on Apr 14 2019
Founder & CEO @ Wefunder

Hello Immigrant Founder Fund investors!

I'd like to give an update on the status of the fund.

Demo Day: April 24th

If you live in San Francisco, we'd love if you can come to our XX Demo Day on April 24th at 6pm. We are very proud of the founders. Some will have YC interviews.

The entire Wefunder team will be there, and we'd love to have you come! Please RSVP here. It's held at the Speakeasy - an awesome 1920's style club funded on Wefunder. It'll be more fun than most demo days: potential investments + good company.

Investments Made

We've made 8 investments that will pitch at the XX Demo Day.

Maisie is a marketplace that offers in-person group experiences for teams. Spending on mental health can directly increase the happiness and productivity of employees. Managers are responsible for team cohesion in addition to their own work and personal development. This really expensive and time consuming to cultivate, so we built Maisie to match employees with experienced coaches and therapists to increase retention, communication, and team chemistry.

Blair offers a better way of college financing, where students pay back a certain percentage of their future income. Traditional loans leave students with an irresponsible amount of debt and do not protect them from income volatility. Our Income Share Agreements will protect students, by adapting to individual income circumstances, allowing them to live without fear of student debt and to pursue careers which are not controlled by loan repayments.

Jarvis is an online marketplace that connects clients with cleaners, who assist with household tasks, most commonly home cleaning. Our competitors focus on connecting cleaners to customers, but then leave them to their own devices to manage their ongoing relationship.In contrast, after matching customers to cleaners, we continue to actively manage their relationship via SMS to ensure optimal scheduling and a better overall service.

Clubhouse is a platform to make friends that share your interests. Today you meet new people through meetups, clubs, or classes but it’s hard to become friends. You’re not seeing the same people regularly so we built Clubhouse where you join a small intimate group for a month or longer and works towards accomplishing a goal like perfecting a burger, or trying all the tea shops in the city.

Wonder Hoodie makes the world’s first bulletproof hoodie, the only product to seamlessly and discreetly protect your body AND head from bullet and knife threats. And here’s the kicker: we sell it at a fraction of the cost of our competitors. Our mission is to make body armor more accessible to all people, and become the #1 body armor brand in the world by 2022.

Epoch connects employees and teams at companies with local social impact activities. Our software helps HR teams save weeks of work by replacing manual processes and automating event planning. We increase a company's brand, social impact and employee engagement, while providing data to measure their efforts.

Kangaroo Health 60M patients leave the surgery facility on the same day of surgery. Sparse calls or emails from care teams cannot catch complications early, while many in-clinic follow-ups are unnecessary. KangarooHealth uses AI to automate post-surgery care, enabling providers to reduce complication costs and boost revenues. Targeting $900B same-day surgery market, KangarooHealth SaaS solution is gaining traction with growing revenues. It is led by execution-focused serial entrepreneurs and backed by domain leaders in national healthcare systems.

Homer helps homeowners add rental units with zero-down financing. Today, homeowners are left to manage everything themselves: from financing to design, permitting, and build-out. They’re quickly overwhelmed, and many give up altogether. We built Homer as a full-service solution to invest in every family’s greatest asset: their home. We help homeowners to develop their properties allowing them to add income, additional living space, and increase home value by adding rental units fast.

Ways to help portfolio companies

Blair would love to talk to anyone who wants to invest in their funds to finance student ISA's. Email mike@brightsideventures.io if interested.

Homer would love to talk to anyone who would be interested in investing in one of their real estate funds. lisa@homer.fund if interested.


Like to invest in any of these companies directly?

All of these startups will be at the XX Demo Day.

Some of these companies may be available to invest in on Wefunder for accredited investors. Others I can intro you to the founders to talk directly. Please comment below if you think you'd be interested in investing.

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