The Towerview Portfolio

Smart, Simple Venture Investing

Example Portfolio Companies

Towerview Ventures invests in a broad range of venture-backed companies to build high-quality, highly-diversified venture portfolios for our investors. Here are investments made by our sibling funds, all with Duke alumni connections, showing the type of investments Towerview Ventures will make.

Lacework is a SaaS platform delivering automated security and compliance controls to customers running in AWS. It automates configuration compliance, host intrusion detection, and incident resolution for AWS customers to keep their cloud workloads secure. CEO and President Stefan Dyckerhoff graduated with of Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University. Co-investor was Sutter Hill Ventures.

Costello is a developer of an intelligent sales assistant created to win more sales deals. The platform helps sales reps prepare for calls, ask timely questions, tell relevant stories, and sync insights back to the CRM while showing managers and reps the gaps in every deal so they can work together to move them forward. Rod Feuer, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, graduated from Duke with a degree in Economics. Co-investors included Collina Ventures, Dundee Venture Capital, Elevate Ventures.

WelBeHealth provides integrated medical and social services to vulnerable seniors. Their model combines physician house calls with team-based, intensive care management. EVP of Operations Richard Gurley graduated with an MBA from Duke University – Fuqua School of Business. Co-investors were .406 Ventures, F-Prime Capital Partners, Longitude Capital Management, and Ulysses Diversified Holdings.

Active protective is a medical device company that produces motion sensing devices for the elderly or frail that prevents injury by detecting a fall and deploying preventative measures. Founded by Robert Buckman, who graduated with an MD from Duke Medical School. Co-investors are Aging2.0, Key Safety Systems, Leading Edge Ventures, Princeton Biopharma Capital Partners.

Horsepower Technologies is a company is a biotech company aiming to combat equine lameness through products that reduce its incidence and rehabilitation time. Mouli Ramani, President and CEO, graduated from Duke with a Masters in Business Administration. Co-investors were Accomplice VC and MassVentures.

Smart Wires is a manufacturer of electric transmission systems designed to turn transmission lines into flexible power conduits for an increasing solar- and wind-powered grid. CTO Haroon Inam graduated from Duke with a Bachelor Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. Co-investors were 3×5 Special Opportunity Partners, Arnerich Massena, California Energy Commission, Jane Capital Partners, RiverVest Venture Partners.