Outsiders bring a fresh perspective.

At Outsiders Fund, we support early stage founders disrupting antiquated and long-standing industries. The founders we back implement technologies in creative or previously unexplored ways. We welcome those who have taken non-traditional paths, who do not fit a defined mold and who ignore the status quo.

Portfolio.

Tango Technologies
Workflow capture for training CX and sales teams

Founded 2020
Location Los Angeles, CA
Industry Enterprise
Status Seed

Tango serves high-performing teams that want a next generation tool to do workflow capture for asynchronous training and knowledge transfer. Tango's platform can be used for on-boarding, knowledge base creation or evaluation.

Saturn Cloud
ML & Data Science Platform built using DASK

Founded 2019
Location New York, NY
Industry Enterprise
Status Seed

Saturn Cloud enables data scientists to overcome computing limitations by providing cloud hosted CPUs/GPUs with DASK. This allows experiments to be run in minutes and not hours by providing speed and scalability using python based DASK clusters.

Summus Global
Virtual specialist care and second opinion platform

Founded 2015
Location New York, NY
Industry Tele-health
Status Series-B

Summus creates a new category in corporate health benefits, straddling the navigation and second-opinion categories with a physician-led model. Summus’ platform empowers families through direct access to virtual specialist networks across 48 hospitals, from anywhere in the world.

Casana Care
In-home health monitoring through the toilet seat

Founded 2019
Location Rochester, NY
Industry Remote Monitoring
Status Series-A

Casana is unlocking a new category in healthcare technologies that enables effortless, integrated and consistent in-home health monitoring. Casana's 'The Heart Seat' aids patient compliance and assists medical teams in care management.

RootAI
Indoor produce picking robots for farms of the future

Founded 2018
Location Woburn, MA
Industry AgTech
Status Acquired

Root AI builds intelligent robots that solve for persistent agricultural labor shortages, which have been exacerbated by COVID-19 and volatile global immigration policy. Its marquee product, Virgo, is a harvesting robot that identifies and harvests multiple crops by finding the least obstructive and fastest route for its robotic arm and gripper to pick the crop.

Perygee
Connected device platform for device security and visibility

Founded 2019
Location Washington, D.C
Industry IoT Security
Status Seed

Perygee enables customers to detect anomalies before they spread to an entire network.The platform brings in the appropriate context of every asset on the network alongside a toolkit for IT teams to build custom views and automations so that enterprises can adopt and scale security best practices.

Juice Labs
Software to share GPU resources amongst client applications

Founded 2020
Location San Francisco, CA
Industry Infrastructure
Status Pre-seed

Juice democratizes GPU access by creating software that allows easy and efficient access to high-performance and underutilized GPUs. Juice breaks GPUs out of physical lock-in and allows users to access the compute power of any GPU on any server that has Juice installed.

Shelf
Integrated Knowledge Management with AI at the core

Founded 2017
Location Stamford, CT
Industry Enterprise
Status Series-A

Shelf modernizes and centralizes the knowledge tech stack, integrating all your sources, then pushing content and answers everywhere your employees work. Shelf’s MerlinAI acts as a knowledge assistant, providing answers, responses, and recommendations so employees can always find the answers they need.

Andrena
Beamed high-speed internet, at a fraction of the cost

Founded 2018
Location New York, NY
Industry Infrastructure
Status Seed

Andrena provides high speed internet, at a fraction of the cost. Andrena uses new technology to beam high speed internet, reducing the maintenance costs associated with wired fiber or cable internet and passing these savings on to the end consumer.

Zorus
Enterprise-class web security for managed service providers

Founded 2018
Location Norwalk, CT
Industry Cybersecurity
Status Seed

Zorus protects and monitors a company’s endpoints anywhere their employees work. They deliver enterprise-class web security, exclusively for MSPs. Their technology provides proxy-based web-filtering that combines with custom reporting to give everyone a better user experience.

Flux
Collaborative Circuit Design & Simulation in the Browser

Founded 2019
Location San Francisco, CA
Industry Consumer SaaS
Status Seed

Flux is a web-based EDA solution built collaboration-first. Their platform allows reuse and sharing of components and features a programmable simulator that allows you to quickly build interactive mockups of real-world parts and scenarios.

AbstractOps
An operating system for your back-office.

Founded 2019
Location San Francisco, CA
Industry Seed
Status Data Integration / SaaS

The AbstractOps platform helps automate and manage various core corporate functions so teams can focus on business strategic initiatives.

RaySecur
A real-time view into the contents of mail and packages.

Founded 2017
Location Cambridge, MA
Industry Security
Status Seed

RaySecur provides a real-time view into the contents of mail and packages by combining multiple proprietary and state-of-the-art technologies to detect liquids, powders & traditional threats.

Team

Partner

Austin McChord

Austin is the founder and former CEO of Datto, a data continuity business that he started in college and grew to become Connecticut’s first 'unicorn'. He led Datto through acquisition by Vista in 2017. Austin now serves as the CEO of Casana Care, an OF portfolio company.

He is a graduate, trustee, and commencement speaker of RIT. He was Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2015 and E&Y Tech Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016.

Partner

Teddy Seem

Teddy started his career as an Investment Engineer at Bridgewater Associates on the FX Research Team. After Bridgewater he worked on and led some of the machine learning initiatives at a start-up in New York called Resonance Companies.

He holds a B.A. in computer science from Amherst College where he played Varsity Lacrosse and sang in the Glee Club as well as an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

Associate

George Easley

George was previously an investor at ICONIQ Capital, where he focused on traditional and alternative asset classes. He is an angel investor in multiple SaaS, consumer, and FinTech businesses.

He holds degrees in both History and International Development (Magna Cum Laude) from Dartmouth College, where he owned, operated, and sold a small business that rented bedroom furniture to students