EFlight.Com is a technology incubation funded and being developed by Pivotal Ventures Inc. The goal is to create, launch and operate an Exclusive Annual Summit and Global Online Community for Aviation Thought Leaders, Companies, Investors, Academia and Governments. The strategic destination is to achieve a rapid transition to Electric Aerospace, cutting Aviation’s atmospheric carbon pollution to near zero by 2035, by providing stakeholders with a focused platform to converge, connect and collaborate in core areas.
Reporting to the Founder and Chairman of Impact Inc., Pivotal Ventures:
PTTOW! is an invite-only, year-around community and summit for today’s most creative and inspiring CEOs, CMOs and Icons, spanning 70 major industries. Founded by Roman Tsunder and Terry Hardy in 2009, PTTOW! has been described as the “TED event of the marketing world. PTTOW!, which stands for Plan To Take On The World, is currently a who’s who list of 294 members representing more than $150 billion in media spending, including some of the world’s best-known brands.
PTTOW retained Pivotal Ventures to consult to the Founder CEO and leadership team on evolving the corporate vision, mission, strategic goal setting, and execution strategy. In addition, Pivotal Ventures also provided mentoring and business coaching to senior Executives.
Reporting the to CEO, Pivotal Ventures:
WORLDZ is the first and only future-focused summit and community uniting today’s superstars with tomorrow’s rising stars to ignite a cultural revolution. WORLDZ was created at the request of PTTOW! members looking to accelerate the growth of their teams and companies. WORLDZ can be considered an “Academy for Culture” where individuals and teams gain unprecedented access to the world’s top cultural influencers, leverage the strategies of world-shaping projects and breakthroughs, and ignite transformational platforms and partnerships. Participants in WORLDZ include the most carefully curated individuals, companies, and influencers across 70 industries shaping culture.
WORLDZ retained Pivotal Ventures to oversee and deliver a next generations Conference and Event management platform for the first ever WORLDZ conference.
Reporting to the CEO, Pivotal Ventures:
Axon Evidence.com is a cloud-based digital SaaS evidence management system that enables police departments to manage, review, and share digital evidence, particularly video evidence captured with Axon-branded cameras. Evidence data is hosted in a near military grade, fully redundant data center environments, and accessible by authorized users from any web browser. Evidence.Com includes an automated redaction tool, audit trails for chain of custody purposes, and functionality to share evidence with prosecutors and others. A free version is offered specifically for prosecutors to receive and manage incoming digital evidence. When a law enforcement agency subscribes to the Evidence.com service, a small video camera worn by the officer captures video of officer encounters. At the end of their shift, officers dock the unit to upload the encrypted video over a highly secure link. Video and ECD data are stored according to each agency’s retention policies, and authorized users need only a broadband connection to retrieve their video on demand.
Taser International (now Axon) engaged Pivotal Ventures to develop a product innovation and market expansion strategy to enter the law-enforcement evidence video market. The result was Axon, an on-officer camera and iPhone size computer, seamlessly integrated with Evidence.Com, a breakthrough SaaS service with a recurring revenue model.
Reporting directly to Axon (formerly Taser International’s) Chairman and CEO, Pivotal Ventures:
ZeroDegrees, a social business network, was founded by Jas Dhillon in 2002, as a technology incubation inside Pivotal Ventures. ZeroDegrees enabled professionals to find their “Dream Job” faster by using the power of personal networks.
ZeroDegrees was based on an experiment conducted in 1967, by Stanley Milgram, a Harvard University social psychologist. Milgram sent 300 letters to randomly selected residents of Omaha, Nebraska. Milgram asked recipients to forward a letter to a designated “target” person using only their personal networks. Most everyone chose to cooperate. They forwarded the letter to someone they thought might be closer to the ultimate target. This started a chain from one colleague to the next until the target was reached. It turned out the average number of steps from the Omaha originator to the ultimate Boston-based target was six, giving birth to the oft-heard expression: “six degrees of separation.”
What Milgram accomplished offline ZeroDegrees created and launched online, as one of the first successsful Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) Social Business Networking services.
Jas Dhillon founded BlueLine Online Inc. in January 1997 as one of the very first engineering project collaboration Software-as-a-Service (previously called Application Service Providers) companies on the Internet. After 2.5 years of successful product innovation (winning awards every year) and customer development (serving the largest blue-chip global architecture, engineering, construction, and power (AECP) infrastructure companies) BlueLine Inc. added eBricks.Com, Inc.(the leading construction supplies network founded in May 1999) to its portfolio via a merger, and rebranded the new venture Cephren Inc.
Cephren Inc. further accelerated the pace of customer acquisition using the partnering strategy already established by BlueLine Online Inc. to develop and deliver multi-tenant SaaS solutions that directly addressed the requirements of Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Power Infrastructure (AECPI) industry leaders.