My Threshold Moment

COVID-19 is a permanent shock to traditional, “centralized” business institutions. More work must be conducted from remote locations without sacrificing quality and productivity. Three Threshold portfolio companies —BetterUp, Remitly, and TalkDesk — are perfect examples of startup companies providing consumer and business customers with the essential capabilities required to sustain excellence during times of rapid change.

Momentum

BetterUp, Remitly, and TalkDesk

My Threshold Moment

Brightline is an essential platform offering comprehensive behavior support for kids, teens, and their families. While mental health options for adults are available, Brightline noted a paucity of options for children and their families and faced a threshold moment: Get to market with a robust network and strategic support — and then scale it.

Naomi Allen

Co-Founder and CEO

My Threshold Moment

BentoBox, Tia, and Elementary all operate in different markets in different ways, but they shared a common realization: COVID-19 dramatically altered demand for their services, from “nice-to-have” to “must have” for the customers they service. Successfully responding to the tidal pull of COVID-19 pushed each to a threshold moment – and they were each agile to the core.

Agility

BentoBox, Tia, and Elementary

What is a Threshold Moment?

LaunchDarkly wants to revolutionize the way enterprise software gets built and enhanced. It went from initial product to first customers, but then faced a threshold moment: Find a VC partner that would facilitate scaling the business – with more than just capital.

Edith Harbaugh

Founder and CEO

What is a Threshold Moment?

Remitly wants to provide people around the globe with the most trusted financial services. After growing the platform to millions of customers, Remitly faced a threshold moment: A Series C raise that would sustain both the company and its global vision.

Matt Oppenheimer

Founder and CEO

What is a Threshold Moment?

Memphis Meats began with a unique vision: Feed the world while saving the planet. After demonstrating that its approach could work, it faced a threshold moment: Product now? Or platform tomorrow.

Uma Valeti

Founder and CEO

Investing in Leadership

In 2014, we launched the Threshold Venture Fellows program, a unique entrepreneurship leadership experience for 12 students in Stanford’s masters in engineering programs. Since that time, more than 70 students have graduated from the program, and we’re eager to share news of our graduates and their accomplishments. Interested in the Threshold Venture Fellows program? Find details and application information here