Hadley Harris, Founding General Partner, Eniac Ventures
WHY WE CARE:
Most experts are on the same page, believing the greatest technological advancement of our time is the impending abundance of internet connected devices. Only a special few are putting their money where their mouth is. Eniac Ventures was founded in 2009 as the first independent seed stage venture firm investing exclusively in mobile technologies. From big data to commerce to gaming to enterprise and everywhere in between, Eniac’s robust portfolio of investments is shaking up what we believe about mobile, and capturing our imaginations in the process. We recently sat down with Founding General Partner Hadley Harris to talk about the future of mobile, anticipatory computing, and wearable mobile tech.
LOCATION: New York, NY
FUNDS: $14.5M (Crunchbase)
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE:
Eniac is unique as a venture firm in its total focus on mobile, and its forward-thinking partners are the future of mobile, from Cameo (a social video sharing service), to Sonic Notify (a data delivery platform that uses ultrasound), to Ginger.io (a mobile health advisor, based on predictive data). They have a rare perspective on the mobile space, and have already seen measurable success with some of their partnerships. With mobile’s share of all media expected to continue to grow from 24.2% in 2014 to 33.5% by 2018 (MAGNA Global), Eniac is well-positioned to participate in an exciting media space.