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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
Vivun
Vivun
Vivun

As first time founders, we wanted hands on support to give us an unfair advantage. That's why we went with Unusual as our first investor.

Matt Wells
Co-Founder & CEO of Vivun
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

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.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Eric Satz
Favourite field guide tool
Alto is making alternative investments more accessible.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Aakrit Prasad, Anthony Kilman
Favourite field guide tool
AptEdge is preventing customer escalations.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Brian NeSmith
Favourite field guide tool
Arctic Wolf is redefining security operations.

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.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
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.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Constantinos Venetsanopoulos and Vangelis Koukis
Favourite field guide tool
Arrikto is accelerating the potential of machine learning ops.

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.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Aaron Hawkey, Robert Angarita
Favourite field guide tool
BallerTV is building the world’s largest sports network.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Jayanth Gummaraju, Tarun Desikan, Yoshio Turner
Favourite field guide tool
Banyan Security is helping avoid the modern cyber attack.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Prakash Linga, Ajay Arora
Favourite field guide tool
BluBracket is reinventing code security.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Henry Ward, Manu Kumar
Favourite field guide tool
Carta is helping companies manage their cap table.

Cloudbees helps large and compliance-first organizations utilize automated software delivery

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Sacha Labourey, Francois Dechery
Favourite field guide tool
Cloudbees is automating software delivery.

Coscreen allows technical teams to collaboratively share screens and video chat.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Till Pieper, Max Andaker, Jason Thomas
Favourite field guide tool
Acquired by Datadog in 2022
CoScreen is making technical teams more collaborative.

Connectly helps SMBs centralize customer communications unlock message-based revenue

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Stefanos Loukakos, Yandong Liu
Favourite field guide tool
Connectly is helping businesses unlock revenue with messaging.

Contra helps independent workers connect, find and manage their next opportunities.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Ben Huffman, Gajus Kuizinas
Favourite field guide tool
Contra is creating the hiring platform for independents.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
John Wang, Alex Munk
Favourite field guide tool
Acquired by Cisco in 2020.
Dashbase is bolstering observability.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
CEO is Chet Kapoor
Favourite field guide tool
DataStax is distributing a hybrid cloud database.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Christina Qi, Luca Lin
Favourite field guide tool
Databento is empowering analysts with on-demand data.

Endgame lets GTM teams can’t connect the dots between product usage and sales opportunities

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Alex Bilmes, Graham Murphy
Favourite field guide tool
Endgame is helping Product-led companies sell and grow.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Varun Sharma and Arnav Sharma
Favourite field guide tool
Enterpret is helping companies leverage customer feedback.

Goldcast enables B2B marketers to run modern virtual and hybrid events that drive revenue.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Palash Soni, Kishore Kothandaraman, Aashish Srinivas
Favourite field guide tool
Goldcast is powering the future of event marketing.

Grain empowers teams to create a video meeting system of record

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Mike Adams, Jake Adams
Favourite field guide tool
Grain is turning video meetings into libraries of knowledge.

Heartex makes the leading open source data labeling and annotations tool for better ML/AI.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Michael Malyuk
Favourite field guide tool
Heartex is helping data scientists build better models.

Data accessibility across the tools you love

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Sathish Raju, Krishna Bhat
Favourite field guide tool
Acquired by Alation in 2022
Kloudio is making data accessible across tools you love.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Harpreet Singh
Favourite field guide tool
Launchable is helping software teams deliver fast.

Lucky helps ecommerce brands offer omnichannel fulfillment and same day pick-up.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Sneh Parmar, Nafis Azad
Favourite field guide tool
Lucky is enabling omnichannel commerce.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Kevin Moody and Dennis Xu
Favourite field guide tool
Mem Labs is building a shared brain for teams.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Mohit Garg, Madhu Madhusudhanan
Favourite field guide tool
Oloid is enhancing workplace security of deskless workers.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Spiros Xanthos, Mayank Agarwal
Favourite field guide tool
Acquired by Splunk in 2019
Omnition is powering observability for microservices.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Pandian Gnanaprakasam, Sheausong Yang, CEO is Greg Murphy
Favourite field guide tool
Ordr is making IoT device security simple.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Ren Menon, Nichole Garcia, Henry Chan
Favourite field guide tool
Ortho FX is reimagining clear aligner therapy.

Orum lets sales teams reach their target prospects quickly

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Jason Dorfman, Karthik Viswanathan
Favourite field guide tool
Orum lets sales teams reach their target prospects quickly.

Purple Dot's pre-sell waitlist platform enables eCommerce brands to always be selling.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Madeline Parra, John Talbott
Favourite field guide tool
Purple Dot is helping brands pre-sell inventory.

Railway helps developers effortlessly deploy apps to production

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Jake Cooper
Favourite field guide tool
Railway is transforming the process of shipping software.

Rasgo is re-imagining how data scientists engineer, collaborate, and operationalize Machine Learning.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Jared Parker, Patrick Dougherty
Favourite field guide tool
Rasgo is amplifying the impact of data science.

Relicx allows engineering teams to monitor and test applications exactly how they're used in production

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Sushil Kumar, Gurashish Brar
Favourite field guide tool
RelicX is improving customer experience at scale.

Relyance provides a platform for an entire organization to seamlessly manage privacy compliance and data protection

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Leila Golchehreh, Abhi Sharma
Favourite field guide tool
Relyance is building the governance platform for tech.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
William Henderson
Favourite field guide tool
Ride Report is making micromobility work.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Luigi Rosso, Guido Rosso
Favourite field guide tool
Rive is bringing apps and games to life.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Baiju Bhatt, Vladimir Tenev
Favourite field guide tool
Robinhood is democratizing finance for all.

RunX helps developers simplify deployment of cloud infrastructure that is secure, scalable, and compliant

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Ankur Dahiya, Nitin Aggarwal
Favourite field guide tool
RunX is automating infrastructure on any cloud.

Socket makes open source safer by detecting and blocking software supply chain attacks.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Feross Aboukhadijeh
Favourite field guide tool
Socket is securing the open source supply chain.

Socratic gives software teams unprecedented clarity and control over how they work.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Nolan Wright, Brad Hipps
Favourite field guide tool
Socratic is transforming engineering management.

Stigg gives developers fine-tuned control over pricing plans for any stack.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Dor Sasson, Anton Zagrebelny
Favourite field guide tool
Stigg is building pricing and packaging tools for modern SaaS.

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.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Tim Hinrichs, Teemu Koponen, CEO is Bill Mann
Favourite field guide tool
Styra is enabling enterprises to validate Kubernetes security.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Marissa Mayer and Enrique Munoz Torres
Favourite field guide tool
Sunshine is redefining contact management.

TYB helps brands build direct, long-term relationships with their fans.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Ty Haney
Favourite field guide tool
TYB is deepening the bond between brands and fans in web3.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Jyoti Bansal, Sanjay Nagaraj
Favourite field guide tool
Traceable is protecting apps from users to code.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Matthew Darrow, John Bruce, Dominique Darrow, Claire Bruce
Favourite field guide tool
Vivun is creating software for presales.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Sergie Magdalin, Vlad Magdalin, and Bryant Chou
Favourite field guide tool
Webflow is powering custom websites with no code.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Chris Bennett, Arrel Gray
Favourite field guide tool
Wonderschool is making it easy to find in-home programs.
Armorblox is restoring trust in email communications.
Arrikto is accelerating the potential of machine learning ops.
Banyan Security is helping avoid the modern cyber attack.
BluBracket is reinventing code security.
Cloudbees is automating software delivery.
Dashbase is bolstering observability.
DataStax is distributing a hybrid cloud database.
Heartex is helping data scientists build better models.
Launchable is helping software teams deliver fast.
Oloid is enhancing workplace security of deskless workers.
Omnition is powering observability for microservices.
Ordr is making IoT device security simple.
Ortho FX is reimagining clear aligner therapy.
Railway is transforming the process of shipping software.
Rasgo is amplifying the impact of data science.
RelicX is improving customer experience at scale.
Relyance is building the governance platform for tech.
RunX is automating infrastructure on any cloud.
Socket is securing the open source supply chain.
Styra is enabling enterprises to validate Kubernetes security.
Traceable is protecting apps from users to code.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Aakrit Prasad, Anthony Kilman
Favourite field guide tool
AptEdge is preventing customer escalations.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Brian NeSmith
Favourite field guide tool
Arctic Wolf is redefining security operations.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Henry Ward, Manu Kumar
Favourite field guide tool
Carta is helping companies manage their cap table.

Coscreen allows technical teams to collaboratively share screens and video chat.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Till Pieper, Max Andaker, Jason Thomas
Favourite field guide tool
Acquired by Datadog in 2022
CoScreen is making technical teams more collaborative.

Connectly helps SMBs centralize customer communications unlock message-based revenue

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Stefanos Loukakos, Yandong Liu
Favourite field guide tool
Connectly is helping businesses unlock revenue with messaging.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Christina Qi, Luca Lin
Favourite field guide tool
Databento is empowering analysts with on-demand data.

Endgame lets GTM teams can’t connect the dots between product usage and sales opportunities

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Alex Bilmes, Graham Murphy
Favourite field guide tool
Endgame is helping Product-led companies sell and grow.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Varun Sharma and Arnav Sharma
Favourite field guide tool
Enterpret is helping companies leverage customer feedback.

Goldcast enables B2B marketers to run modern virtual and hybrid events that drive revenue.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Palash Soni, Kishore Kothandaraman, Aashish Srinivas
Favourite field guide tool
Goldcast is powering the future of event marketing.

Grain empowers teams to create a video meeting system of record

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Mike Adams, Jake Adams
Favourite field guide tool
Grain is turning video meetings into libraries of knowledge.

Data accessibility across the tools you love

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Sathish Raju, Krishna Bhat
Favourite field guide tool
Acquired by Alation in 2022
Kloudio is making data accessible across tools you love.

Lucky helps ecommerce brands offer omnichannel fulfillment and same day pick-up.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Sneh Parmar, Nafis Azad
Favourite field guide tool
Lucky is enabling omnichannel commerce.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Kevin Moody and Dennis Xu
Favourite field guide tool
Mem Labs is building a shared brain for teams.

Orum lets sales teams reach their target prospects quickly

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Jason Dorfman, Karthik Viswanathan
Favourite field guide tool
Orum lets sales teams reach their target prospects quickly.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
William Henderson
Favourite field guide tool
Ride Report is making micromobility work.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Luigi Rosso, Guido Rosso
Favourite field guide tool
Rive is bringing apps and games to life.

Socratic gives software teams unprecedented clarity and control over how they work.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Nolan Wright, Brad Hipps
Favourite field guide tool
Socratic is transforming engineering management.

Stigg gives developers fine-tuned control over pricing plans for any stack.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Dor Sasson, Anton Zagrebelny
Favourite field guide tool
Stigg is building pricing and packaging tools for modern SaaS.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Matthew Darrow, John Bruce, Dominique Darrow, Claire Bruce
Favourite field guide tool
Vivun is creating software for presales.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Sergie Magdalin, Vlad Magdalin, and Bryant Chou
Favourite field guide tool
Webflow is powering custom websites with no code.

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.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Aaron Hawkey, Robert Angarita
Favourite field guide tool
BallerTV is building the world’s largest sports network.

Contra helps independent workers connect, find and manage their next opportunities.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Ben Huffman, Gajus Kuizinas
Favourite field guide tool
Contra is creating the hiring platform for independents.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Marissa Mayer and Enrique Munoz Torres
Favourite field guide tool
Sunshine is redefining contact management.

TYB helps brands build direct, long-term relationships with their fans.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Ty Haney
Favourite field guide tool
TYB is deepening the bond between brands and fans in web3.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Chris Bennett, Arrel Gray
Favourite field guide tool
Wonderschool is making it easy to find in-home programs.

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.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Eric Satz
Favourite field guide tool
Alto is making alternative investments more accessible.

Purple Dot's pre-sell waitlist platform enables eCommerce brands to always be selling.

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Madeline Parra, John Talbott
Favourite field guide tool
Purple Dot is helping brands pre-sell inventory.

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

Infrastructure
SaaS
Application
Fintech
Prior Work
Founded by
Baiju Bhatt, Vladimir Tenev
Favourite field guide tool
Robinhood is democratizing finance for all.
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