Applied DeepTech for a Smarter World

Applied DeepTech for a Smarter World

Applied DeepTech for a Smarter World

At UNION, we work alongside entrepreneurs to apply deep technologies to real-world problems, leading to intelligent homes, smarter cities, and healthier lives. Founded by serial entrepreneurs, angel investors and August Home alums Nate Williams and Chris Kim, Union brings both technical depth and go-to-market expertise to help de-risk the critical path to product/market fit.

Who We Are ˅

A Seed Stage Venture Capital Firm

  • We both back and build companies, either through venture capital investment or a structured EIR program with corporate connections.

We Help Solve Real-World Problems with Applied DeepTech

  • We focus on the enabling technologies of IoT, AI, Robotics and Automation.
  • We find opportunities at the commercial application of technology to vertical industries in the physical world.
HOW WE'RE DIFFERENT ˅

We Differ in the Way that We Help, Not the Sector in Which We Play.

  • We are an active, aligned, and proactive partner, helping founders get to the next round faster by focusing on product/market fit.
  • We are all about getting our hands dirty and working alongside our founders.

We Both Invest and Co-Create

  • We believe in a more craft approach to new company formation building alongside our portfolio founders and entrepreneurs-in-residence.
  • Build with us – no idea is too early for our model and we stand ready to become “first check in.”

We Go Equally Deep in Technology and Go-To-Market Expertise

  • We invest in core technologies and understand product development from the ground up, but also bring unique experience in go-to-market sales and marketing to help our founders scale fast, build strong cultures, and straighten the path to product/market fit.

It Takes a UNION

  • We bring together Fortune 500 companies, VCs and entrepreneurs to fund and support the right teams.
  • We provide access to corporate customers, Sand Hill VCs, and large technology communities (for example, the IoT Consortium, Founders Den). The best things happen when people come together and collaborate whether in person or via Zoom!
  • We help founders find success at the intersection of technical readiness and market adoption.
HOW WE INVEST ˅
  • We target $500K-$1M of initial invested capital at the seed or pre-seed stage.
  • We look for complementary teams with diverse skill sets (i.e., the proper hacker/hustler balance), unique technical insights, and grit.
  • North American focus.
  • We will lead more than 50% of deals and approach every deal as a lead.
  • We can invest pre-product or pre-revenue, but look for a process to test product / market fit.

MEET THE TEAM

CHRIS KIM

Founder, Managing Partner

NATE WILLIAMS

Founder, Managing Partner

ANNIE LE

Director of Operations

BOGDAN CRISTEI

Investment Associate

THOMAS LEE

Director of Innovations

TEJASH UNADKAT

Entrepreneur in Residence

ANDREW KRIOUKOV

Entrepreneur in Residence

WHERE WE INVEST

Communications Networks

Autonomous Technology

Robotics & Drones

AI/Machine Learning

Insuretech

FoodTech

Industrial IoT

Consumer IoT

Cyber Security

ClimateTech

Communications Networks

Autonomous Technology

Robotics & Drones

AI/Machine Learning

Insuretech

FoodTech

ClimateTech

Industrial IoT

Consumer IoT

Cyber Security

INVESTMENTS

Data Platform for manufacturers

Predicting Produce Maturity

P2P knowledge exchange and capture platform for trades and industrial workforce

Intelligence for your security camera

Building trust into home construction

Making the internet a place of trust

Hardware connected recovery platform that adapts to each individual

IoT intelligence for indoor people movement and well-being safeguarding privacy

Remote Sensing Via Stratospheric Microballoon

Physics-based synthetic data generation

Stealth mode PropTech startup (Construction +Robotics + Circular Economy)

Select Prior Investments and Advisorships

Spaceflight Technology

Digital Identities for the Physical World

P2P knowledge exchange and capture platform for trades and industrial workforce

EXIT

3D space capture and collaboration

EXIT

Smart Home access products and services

Transforming property insurance with telematics for the home

Automating Global Logistics & Tracking

EXIT

Smart lighting system

EXIT

Platform for behavioral change

EXIT

Build and evaluate higher-quality machine learning models

A family of brands designed to help you enjoy daily life

EXIT

Wearables for personal fitness tracking

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