Section 32 invests in companies and inventors that are changing the way humans use technology and the way technology betters humanity. Section 32 is led by Bill Maris.
We don’t have a manifesto, we just invest in things we think are fun, smart, and exciting, and hopefully make the world a little bit better along the way. Here is an evolving list of companies we support.
Traditional antibiotics are starting to fail, and these bugs are nasty, but Arsanis has a new approach on how to beat them.arsanis.com
Using robotics, micro-instrumentation, sensing and data science, Auris is delivering dramatically improved clinical outcomes for patients. First on the list, lung cancer.aurisrobotics.com
Your medical data should be yours. It should be easy to access and share with the health care professionals you want to engage with. BloomAPI is building tools to help us get there.bloomapi.com
The proof is in the placenta. Celularity uses placenta-derived cells and tissues to amplify the body’s ability to fight disease and regenerate itself.celularity.com
Digital currencies will open up commerce in ways we can’t even begin to imagine. Coinbase is building exchanges where these currencies can be bought and sold.coinbase.com
The era of bad meetings is over. Well, at least if you use Dialpad. Dialpad allows companies to drop their desk phones and empower people to work from anywhere while still being connected.dialpad.com
Fast food can be healthy food. With a chain of self-serve automated restaurants, Eatsa combines healthy food options with on demand technology.eatsa.com
A person’s best friend deserves a person’s best care. Embark uses a DNA test to lead the way in research into dog health, wellness, care and understanding. Woof!embarkvet.com
Early detection is key when it comes to catching cancer and other diseases at their most manageable stages. Freenome is bringing accurate and noninvasive disease screenings to doctors.freenome.com
We all know that video killed the radio star. But did the internet kill the music industry? Nope! Kobalt is giving the artists and creators more control, more transparency and more money for their work.kobaltmusic.com
The robots are coming for your teeth! Neocis is the first and only FDA approved robot-assisted surgery device for the dental industry.neocis.com
From field to fork, NorQuin is a specialty grain and food processing company. Focusing on the most nutritional, quality assured, gluten free quinoa and related products.quinoa.com
Clinical research is the spark that leads to innovation in modern healthcare. Teckro builds tools so that drugs and treatments for the world’s most complex diseases are developed quicker.teckro.com
Hi, I’m Bill Maris. That’s my photo. I’m an investor and Star Trek enthusiast. Ok, let’s be honest, I’m mostly a Star Trek enthusiast. In a past life, I was founder and CEO of Google Ventures and before that I did some other things.
But enough about me. I couldn’t do any of this without my amazing team. There’s Jenn Kercher, our COO & General Counsel, Lindsey Acharya, our Executive Assistant, and Vanessie Christensen, our Office Manager.