SGH Capital deploys capital in early and mid-stage disruptive companies, with a clear focus on US- based innovative companies (over two third of our holdings' assets), and selected European and Indian projects. To date, over 70 companies have been invested.
Our investment mantra is vertical agnostic and active, constantly entering new industries and relying on an extensive network of advisors and partners on both continents.
01/11/18 — 05:00 pm
Zume Inc. is in the process of raising a major new round of capital through SoftBank Vision Fund in a deal that is expected to place a value of roughly $2.25 billion for the pizza-delivery and food-logistics startup.
04/10/18 — 04:00 pm
Guardant Health shares popped almost 70 percent in their first day of trading on Thursday. The Silicon Valley oncology company, backed by SoftBank, sold 12.5 million shares at $19 in its initial public offering. The stock was up more than 80 percent in mid-afternoon trading but later pared some of those gains, closing up 69.47 percent at $32.20 per share.
04/09/18 — 04:00 pm
Bay Area-based online video startup Haystack TV has raised a new $2 million round of funding to build out its news streaming service for cord cutters and other smart TV users.
16/08/18 — 04:00 pm
Direct-to-consumer subscription-based fragrance company Scentbird is diversifying its product offering by launching a new makeup subscription program.
02/08/18 — 04:00 pm
Ryder launched Maven Clinic in 2014 following a career as both an early stage investor and a journalist. She raised over $15 million in capital, funded by some of the hottest names in venture like Female Founders Fund, to fuel her vision.
22/05/18 — 01:00 pm
Zipline has positioned itself ahead of even Google and Amazon with its drone-based shipping technology. The startup is conducting up to 500 drone flights daily to deliver blood and medical supplies to difficult-to-reach communities in the developing world. It also recently launched the world's fastest commercial drone.
22/05/18 — 04:00 am
A few short months after three portfolio companies landed on Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies, (Zume, Maven and Burrow), We are pleased to announce that two more, Zipline and another investment currently in stealth, have been included in CNBC's annual Disruptor 50 List, which singles out the 50 companies changing the world.
17/05/18 — 12:00 pm
Subscription-based fragrance company Scentbird's recent $18.6 million Series A is one of the largest ever secured by a direct-to-consumer brand led by a female CEO. The company has more than 500 fragrances, over 250,000 monthly subscribers, and 5 million monthly site visitors. The total amount raised to date by Scentbird is $24.4 million
15/05/18 — 12:00 pm
Clear Labs has launched a pilot program that will bring routine pathogen testing based on clinical-grade next-generation sequencing (NGS) to leading food brands and service labs. The company is the only automated intelligent platform specifically created for food safety testing, and the pilot is already deployed across half of third-party service labs in the U.S., as well as major food production companies who process high-volume testing.
14/05/18 — 12:00 pm
FretLink, The French start-up looking to optimize road transport flows and transform how companies move goods via road freight has continued its hiring spree. Growing from 10 employees last year, CEO Paul Guillemin says he expects to be at 80 by the end of the year, and 300 the year after. The company has raised €6 million and is gearing up to solicit investors for up to another €30 million.
18/04/18 — 12:00 pm
Zume Pizza has once again made big headlines as it moves into a new era with a major new partnership and a focus on becoming a platform. The company in total has raised just under $100 million and currently has 180 employees.
10/04/18 — 12:00 pm
Yoshi, responding to massive customer demand, has doubled its service area in Atlanta. The company, which is the most widely used subscription on-site car maintenance service, delivers on-the-go car services from car washes and oil changes to gasoline refills in markets including Los Angeles, Chicago, San Fransisco, Austin, Chicago, Cleveland and more.
18/12/17 — 10:00 am
L’année 2017 a été marquée par un boom des opérations d’ICO (Initial Coin Offering) sur le marché des crypto-monnaies. Ce dynamisme pose néanmoins des questions en termes de gouvernance et de régulation. Des réponses émergent aux États-Unis pour tracer un cadre à ce marché florissant. Avec plus de 2 milliards de dollars levés depuis le début de l'année, soit 20 fois les montants de l'année 2016, le marché des ICO est en ébullition. L'absence de régulation n'est pas étrangère à son succès, mais cette situation pourrait bientôt évoluer : depuis l'été, plusieurs régulateurs, et notamment la SEC américaine, voudraient encadrer ces appels publics à l'épargne d'un nouveau genre où les tokens remplacent les titres financiers.
29/08/17 — 03:45 pm
Zipline's life-saving medical supply drone delivery is making a big difference in regions where seconds count, and where rapidly receiving blood or medical supplies was once next to impossible. With Zipline's technology, the delivery time of such supplies has been cut from 4 hours to just 15 minutes. Read an extended profile on the company in the MIT Technology Review
29/08/17 — 03:45 pm
Deliver.ee The logistics and delivery company looking to change the way retailers handle returns, has been ranked fifth of French startups in the highly competitive e-commerce market. Deliver.ee was recognized for its innovative approach to product delivery and returns, and beat out 15 other startups for the honor. Two more of our portfolio companies, Wynd and Fretlink, were also chosen for the list.
27/07/17 — 12:45 pm
Big growth is on the horizon for biotech startup Clear Labs , which is growing its Menlo Park, Calif. office ten-fold as it continues its mission to help the world's largest food suppliers ensure safety at every step of their supply chains. The company has taken on the daunting task of stopping the need for a food recall before it starts, saving countless millions in recalls, and ensuring customers' safety against food-borne illness.
01/07/17 — 01:00 pm
Eko Devices, previously featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 list for healthcare, has received 510(k) clearance to market their new heart monitor, the Eko Duo. The new device combines the functionality of an ECG and stethoscope to allow doctors to monitor their patients' hearts remotely.
06/06/17 — 01:00 pm
SigOpt CEO and Co-Founder Scott Clark gave a recent interview with Pymnts to share some of the secret sauce to the upstart machine learning operation. He tells the story of humble beginnings in his San Francisco basement to the company's status today as a machine learning powerhouse in a revealing and candid interview.
06/06/17 — 01:00 pm
Chewse, The San Francisco-based food delivery company that aims to make it easier for office admins to have lunch catered, ensuring a happy, well-fed workforce, has raised $7.3 million in additional funding, bringing its total raised to more than $15 million. Over the last 16 months, Chewse has tripled its sales and increased margins by 50 percent.
10/05/17 — 01:00 pm
Careskore, the market-leader in end-to-end personalized population health management, was chosen from more than 30 competitors by judges for the MedTech Breakthrough Awards for its platform that generates patented predictive and prescriptive analytics, allowing providers to drastically improve population health.
19/04/17 — 10:45 am
Crowdpac CEO Steve Hilton, a former advisor to former British PM David Cameron, gave a recent interview with Recode's Kara Swisher where he talked about Crowdpac's efforts to remake political fundraising and making it easier for outsiders to raise money to mount successful runs for office. You can listen to the whole interview on this episode of Recode Decode.
14/04/17 — 02:45 pm
After its recent cash infusion and announced plans to open 50 storefronts within three years and hire more than 150 employees, Sequoia Pressing President Nicolas De Bronac expressed bullish sentiments for the prospects of the green dry cleaning service.
10/04/17 — 10:45 am
FretLink, a French company looking revolutionize road freight by optimizing the flow of goods on the road, has announced the completion of a €6 million Series A round of funding, a big boost of capital as it competes for the €300 billion up for grabs in the market, according to FretLink CEO and co-founder Paul Guillemin.