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Styra

Unusual will dedicate the time and work necessary to help founders reach important goals.

Teemu Kopen
Co-Founder
$40M Series B
Styra
$40M Series B
Carta
Carta
Carta

Unusual is founder oriented and really takes the time to understand all aspects of our business.

Henry Ward
CEO
Wonderschool
Wonderschool
Wonderschool

Working with Unusual has been incredible. I feel fortunate to partner with the entire team.

Chris Bennett
Co-Founder and CEO
Arctic Wolf
Arctic Wolf
Arctic Wolf

Unusual has been one of the best partners in my career as an entrepreneur.

Brian Nesmith
Co-Founder & CEO

On their way to the summit

Vivun has created the world's first software for presales, designed to transform how B2B technology companies go to market.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Matthew Darrow, John Bruce, Dominique Darrow, Claire Bruce
Favourite field guide tool
Vivun is creating software for presales.

AptEdge provides Support teams with data-driven insights to prevent customer escalations.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Aakrit Prasad, Anthony Kilman
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AptEdge is preventing customer escalations.

Robinhood's investing platform offers commission-free trading in stocks, funds, and options with Robinhood Financial, and crypto with Robinhood Crypto.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Baiju Bhatt, Vladimir Tenev
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Robinhood is democratizing finance for all.

Wonderschool is a network of modern early education programs that makes it easy to find and enroll in quality in-home programs.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Chris Bennett, Arrel Gray
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Wonderschool is making it easy to find in-home programs.

OrthoFX is reimagining how clear aligner therapy is made, sold, and experienced.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Ren Menon, Nichole Garcia, Henry Chan
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Ortho FX is reimagining clear aligner therapy.

BallerTV is on a mission to build the world's largest sports network, starting with amateur sports in the US. Their proprietary live streaming technology and nationwide network of videographers enable them to connect families and communities everywhere through the power of live sports.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Aaron Hawkey, Robert Angarita
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BallerTV is building the world’s largest sports network.

BluBracket is the first comprehensive enterprise security solution for code in a software-driven world.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Prakash Linga, Ajay Arora
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BluBracket is reinventing code security.

Omnition is a major contributor to OpenTelemetry and is building an Observability Platform for monitoring and troubleshooting Cloud Native Applications using distributed tracing.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Spiros Xanthos, Mayank Agarwal
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Omnition is powering observability for microservices.

Traceable combines the power of end-to-end distributed tracing, cloud-native integrations, and advanced behavioral analytics to deliver modern application and API security.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Jyoti Bansal, Sanjay Nagaraj
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Traceable is protecting apps from users to code.

Verta.AI builds software infrastructure to help enterprise data science and machine learning (ML) teams rapidly develop and deploy ML models. The Verta platform builds upon pioneering research at MIT CSAIL on ModelDB, the first open-source model management system used at Fortune 500 companies. Verta’s technology extends ModelDB to support the entire modeling lifecycle including model training, deployment, and governance.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Manasi Vartak
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Verta is helping ML teams rapidly develop.

Haven is a relentless ally that empowers people to lead better financial lives by creating unique plans based on their income, spending habits, and goals.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Elliot Marx, Andrew Moreland
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Haven is helping people to lead better financial lives.

Break into a world where fantasy and reality are one, shattering the limits of possibility. Creating category-defining AR games.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Kirin Sinha
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Illumix is shattering limits with AR games.

Ride Report provides cities with the data they need to make micromobility work

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
William Henderson
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Ride Report is making micromobility work.

Data accessibility across the tools you love

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Sathish Raju, Krishna Bhat
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Data accessibility across the tools you love.

Dashbase helps real time communications companies deliver high quality services by making VoIP application data accessible and useful across Support, Ops, and Engineering.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
John Wang, Alex Munk
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Dashbase is bolstering observability.

Mem Labs is building a shared brain for teams — starting by consolidating common behaviors across notes, tasks, and email into a single streamlined workflow.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Kevin Moody and Dennis Xu
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Mem Labs is building a shared brain for teams.

Transposit simplifies incident resolution for DevOps and SREs with interactive runbooks that learn.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Tina Huang, CEO is Divanny Lamas
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Transposit is simplifying incident resolution.

Styra enables enterprises to define, enforce, and validate Kubernetes security. Our Declarative Authorization Service provides context-based guardrails to mitigate risk, reduce errors, and accelerate development.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Tim Hinrichs, Teemu Koponen, CEO is Bill Mann
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Styra is enabling enterprises to validate Kubernetes security.

Banyan Security helps secure the modern enterprise by delivering a Zero Trust Remote Access Platform for hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Banyan’s distributed, highly scalable platform, powered by machine learning, ensures both users and devices are con

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Jayanth Gummaraju, Tarun Desikan, Yoshio Turner
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Banyan Security is helping avoid the modern cyber attack.

Oloid enhances workplace security, safety, and productivity of deskless workers.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Mohit Garg, Madhu Madhusudhanan
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Oloid is enhancing workplace security of deskless workers.

Bring your apps and games to life with real-time animation.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Luigi Rosso, Guido Rosso
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Rive is bringing apps and games to life.

Struct Club elevates how fitness professionals choreograph and run classes, live on the App Store.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Amira Polack
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Struct Club is reinventing fitness classes.

Harness is the industry's first Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform that automates the entire CD process, uses machine learning to protect you when deployments fail, and equips you with enterprise-grade security every step of the way.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Jyoti Bansal, Rishi Singh
Favourite field guide tool
Harness is automating the continuous delivery process.

Orum lets sales teams reach their target prospects quickly

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Jason Dorfman, Karthik Viswanathan
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Orum lets sales teams reach their target prospects quickly.

Launchable helps software teams run tests smartly, so that they can deliver software fast and confidently.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Harpreet Singh
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Launchable is helping software teams deliver fast.

YourBase is an accelerated software build and test service that helps developers move faster and stay "in the zone" while coding.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Yves Junqueira, John Ewart
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YourBase is accelerating software builds.

Winnie helps parents discover the best daycares, preschools, and more.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Sara Mauskopf, Anne Halsall
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Winnie is helping parents discover the best daycares.

DataStax is the leading provider of the always-on, active-everywhere distributed hybrid cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
CEO is Chet Kapoor
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DataStax is distributing a hybrid cloud database.

STEEZY's mission is to make dance the next big sporting and fitness category, starting with online dance classes with the world's best instructors.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Evan Zhou, Connor Lim
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Steezy is providing online dance classes.

Gain Life builds software that enables and expedites injured workers’ return to work, while giving claims teams the behavioral and operational insights needed to mitigate claims costs.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Sean Eldridge
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Gain Life is expediting injured workers’ return to work.

Webflow empowers designers to build professional, custom websites in a completely visual canvas with no code.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Sergie Magdalin, Vlad Magdalin, and Bryant Chou
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Webflow is powering custom websites with no code.

Grid increases the size of your paycheck by minimizing your payroll taxes. Your tax refund shouldn't be locked up with the IRS for a full year. Instead, use it to pay bills, save for retirement or just treat yourself. It's your tax refund, choose when you receive it.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Gernot Zacke, Edward Chung
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Grid is helping Americans increase their paycheck.

Sunshine is passionate about making the mundane magical: building everyday apps that put people first and quietly solve problems using sophisticated technology.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Marissa Mayer and Enrique Munoz Torres
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Sunshine is redefining contact management.

Arctic Wolf Networks delivers the industry-leading security operations center (SOC)-as-a-service that redefines the economics of cybersecurity.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Brian NeSmith
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Arctic Wolf is redefining security operations.

Ordr is the first actionable AI-based Systems Control Engine for the hyper-connected enterprise.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Pandian Gnanaprakasam, Sheausong Yang, CEO is Greg Murphy
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Ordr is making IoT device security simple.

Stepsize builds Code Intelligence products to help software engineering teams identify and prioritise impactful maintenance work so they can ship better software faster.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Alex Omeyer, Nick Omeyer, Jared Burgess, Matthieu Louis
Favourite field guide tool
Stepsize is helping teams ship software faster.

Kintaba is the easiest way for teams to collaborate, respond, track, and self-repair during major outages and incidents.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
John Egan
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Kintaba is helping teams collaborate during major outages.

Stealth AI company on a mission to enable intelligent environments that are safe, efficient and sustainable.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Shikhar Shrestha, Vikesh Khanna
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Ambient is building efficient intelligent environments.

Clearlaw delivers AI-powered contract review to help in-house legal teams close deals quickly and confidently.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Jordan Ritenour, Peng Qi
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Clearlaw is helping legal teams close deals quickly.

Alto’s next-generation self-directed IRA platform makes it easy to invest in alternative assets like startups, crypto, and securitized collectibles using tax-advantaged retirement funds.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Eric Satz
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Alto makes alternative investments more accessible and affordable for everyone.

Interactive code analysis (ICA) finds the effects and side-effects of code changes before they ship. Preview important changes to software quality and code behavior, right in your IDE.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Elizabeth Lawler, Kevin Gilpin
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Appland is mapping every line of code.

Armorblox secures enterprise communications over email and other cloud office applications. Over 9,000 organizations trust Armorblox to stop targeted phishing attacks, protect sensitive PII/PCI, and automate response to user-reported email threats.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
DJ Sampath, Anand Raghavan, Arjun Sambamoorthy, Chetan Anand
Favourite field guide tool
Armorblox is restoring trust in email communications.

Arrikto is helping enterprises realize the MLOps potential of Kubeflow by enabling data scientists to build and deploy models faster, more efficiently, and securely.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Constantinos Venetsanopoulos and Vangelis Koukis
Favourite field guide tool
Arrikto is accelerating the potential of machine learning ops.

Carta helps private and public companies, investors, and employees manage equity and ownership.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Henry Ward, Manu Kumar
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Carta is helping companies manage their cap table.

DataBento is a data-as-a-service company with real-time financial data.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Christina Qi, Luca Lin
Favourite field guide tool
Databento is empowering analysts with on-demand data.

State of the art ML models customized to your product, applied to find insights across your entire customer feedback—no matter where it lives.

ENTERPRISE
Consumer
Prior Work
Founded by
Varun Sharma and Arnav Sharma
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Enterpret is helping companies leverage customer feedback.
Vivun is creating software for presales.
AptEdge is preventing customer escalations.
BluBracket is reinventing code security.
Omnition is powering observability for microservices.
Traceable is protecting apps from users to code.
Verta is helping ML teams rapidly develop.
Ride Report is making micromobility work.
Data accessibility across the tools you love.
Dashbase is bolstering observability.
Mem Labs is building a shared brain for teams.
Transposit is simplifying incident resolution.
Styra is enabling enterprises to validate Kubernetes security.
Banyan Security is helping avoid the modern cyber attack.
Oloid is enhancing workplace security of deskless workers.
Harness is automating the continuous delivery process.
Orum lets sales teams reach their target prospects quickly.
Launchable is helping software teams deliver fast.
YourBase is accelerating software builds.
DataStax is distributing a hybrid cloud database.
Gain Life is expediting injured workers’ return to work.
Arctic Wolf is redefining security operations.
Ordr is making IoT device security simple.
Stepsize is helping teams ship software faster.
Kintaba is helping teams collaborate during major outages.
Ambient is building efficient intelligent environments.
Clearlaw is helping legal teams close deals quickly.
Appland is mapping every line of code.
Armorblox is restoring trust in email communications.
Arrikto is accelerating the potential of machine learning ops.
Carta is helping companies manage their cap table.
Databento is empowering analysts with on-demand data.
Enterpret is helping companies leverage customer feedback.
Robinhood is democratizing finance for all.
Wonderschool is making it easy to find in-home programs.
Ortho FX is reimagining clear aligner therapy.
BallerTV is building the world’s largest sports network.
Haven is helping people to lead better financial lives.
Illumix is shattering limits with AR games.
Rive is bringing apps and games to life.
Struct Club is reinventing fitness classes.
Winnie is helping parents discover the best daycares.
Steezy is providing online dance classes.
Webflow is powering custom websites with no code.
Grid is helping Americans increase their paycheck.
Sunshine is redefining contact management.
Alto makes alternative investments more accessible and affordable for everyone.
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