INVESTING IN TECHNOLOGIES THAT TRANSFORM HUMAN PERFORMANCE

We partner with visionary entrepreneurs building companies at the intersection of digital technology and neuroscience -- extending the boundaries of human performance and optimizing how we live, learn, train, work, and experience the world.

Unlocking Human Potential

JAZZ Venture Partners is the leading venture capital firm focused on technologies that extend the boundaries of human performance. We invest in companies at the intersection of digital technology and neuroscience. We are interested in companies that leverage cutting-edge brain science to inform powerful technology platforms that are impacting the human experience, such as virtual and augmented reality, immersive video gaming, artificial intelligence, and closed-loop human-computer systems. Our portfolio companies are unlocking human potential in important markets: health, mind-body wellness, peak mental and physical performance, accelerated learning and training, sports, and entertainment.

The partners are proven investors, entrepreneurs, neuroscientists, and technologists. We have deep domain experience and unparalleled access to innovative companies, talent, and strategic resources. Our multidisciplinary backgrounds allow us to meaningfully support exceptional entrepreneurs and executives in building category-defining companies.

Team

Andrew Firlik
Andrew Firlik General Partner
John F. Harris
John F. Harris General Partner
Zack Lynch
Zack Lynch General Partner
John Spinale
John Spinale General Partner
Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D.
Adam Gazzaley Chief Scientist

Portfolio

  • Pear
  • Akili
  • GTX
  • Eyefluence
  • Halo
  • Pear
    Pear Therapeutics is pioneering the development of software and virtual reality solutions that improve human performance in those suffering from neurological disorders -- clinically-validated, FDA approved digital therapeutics that are ‘paired’ with specific pharmaceuticals to create new combination paradigms that allow individuals with brain-related impairments to reach their full potential. http://www.peartherapeutics.com
  • Akili
    Akili Interactive develops scientifically validated, immersive, and entertaining videogames designed to improve mental capabilities across several dimensions – from those suffering from health conditions such as ADHD and memory decline to enabling normal individuals to achieve peak cognitive performance. http://www.akiliinteractive.com
  • GTX
    GTX accelerates learning and skill development by harnessing cutting edge videogame and virtual reality image-rendering technology to make photorealistic professional simulations. Like flight simulators for pilots, these exquisitely realistic simulations improve performance in the mastery of critical skills for highly trained professionals, such as surgeons and first responders. http://www.gtxsurgery.com
  • Eyefluence
    Eyefluence has created the world’s first eye-interaction solution for augmented, virtual, and mixed reality devices. A quantum leap forward, the Eyefluence iUi™ synchronizes neuroscience and technology to deliver the preeminent vision-driven user interface for head-mounted displays (HMDs) -- with the power and speed to transform human performance in our interactions with technology, information, and each other. http://www.eyefluence.com
  • Halo
    Halo Neuroscience is developing a novel and powerful neuroscience-based technology for improving motor and cognitive capabilities. Halo’s wearable platform is designed for use across the professional and consumer spectrum, from elite athletes and soldiers seeking ultimate performance to unlocking the full potential of individuals to learn new skills and knowledge. http://www.haloneuro.com

Resources

  • Gazzaley Lab

    University of California, San Francisco focused on studying the neural mechanisms of memory, attention and perception, how these processes change with childhood development, normal aging and...
  • The Neuro Revolution

    How Brain Science Is Changing Our World Neurotechnology---brain imaging and other new tools for both understanding and influencing our brains---is accelerating the pace of change almost everywhere, from financial markets to law...
  • Xtech Expo

    Experiential Technology or “XTech” is technology that directly influences the human experience. XTech products combine digital technology with advances in neuroscience to improve...

    Contact

    JAZZ Venture Partners is headquartered in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco.

    2339 3rd Street, Suite 56, San Francisco, CA 94107

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    Visit JAZZ at our upcoming Experiential Technology Conference in 2017 in San Francisco.